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Posted on: November 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Commission Selects Firm for Revitalizing Duval Corridor

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The City of Key West is poised to move forward on revitalizing the Duval Street corridor after the City Commission, on November 2, 2022, approved the proposal from the Stanec firm.

City Manager Patti McLauchlin chose the top three proposals to present to the commission.  Each firm presented its proposals and answered detailed questions.

Mayor Teri Johnston commended all firms – Jacobs, WGI, and Stanec – on their vision for revitalizing the island's main street.

"We're very excited to move forward with Stanec," said McLauchlin.  "This is an overdue project, and it's a complex one.  Together I think the City can strive to attain a revitalized Duval Street that reflects the diversity of the corridor."

She said that communication with the community and the stakeholders is vital, a point made clear by the Stanec representatives.  The group will be reaching out in various ways to understand the needs of the residents, businesses, and visitors whose opinions are vital to successfully completing a project like this.

The last time downtown was truly revitalized was in the mid-1970s.  Stanec's Duval Street Economic Corridor Resiliency and Revitalization Plan considers the street's unique nature from block to block.  They will be taking into account the history, the economy, the reputation, and resiliency against sea level rise.

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