Visioning Okeechobee

APA Florida, Treasure Coast Section


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT

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This session will discuss "Visualizing" the proposed urban design treatment for the City of Okeechobee by digitally: 1) removing incompatible land uses and existing features, and 2) replacing desired vision for their main street. A common vision consisting of physical attributes of that vision more often than not is an effective tool to move the objectives of a main street program forward. The City of Okeechobee effort was not only visionary as in “a picture is worth a thousand words” but also practical by allowing the community and community leaders “to measure twice and cut once” by seeing what they would invest in, before they actually spent their limited capital. Following the session, attendees should be able to: 1.) Initiate a shared vision for urban design treatments within their main street community, and 2.) Utilize that shared vision for implementing the desired urban design treatments for organization, promotion, and economic re-structuring of their main street community.