New Urbanist Techniques Help Revitalize Fort Pierce

City Director of Development Ramon Trias employed New Urban principles to help revitalize this port town.

February 4, 2003, 5:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"The advice Trias gave involved a public planning process, which he deems half of the partnership that must exist for new urbanism to succeed.For Fort Pierce, it meant a series of meetings and charrettes, and the commitment of commissioners, residents and the private sector.What that has translated to in the past seven years is a laundry list of projects Trias is proud of, including waterfront development of a library, the visitor center at Seven Gables House and the Manatee Observation and Education Center. Other improvements can be seen on Orange and Delaware avenues and on Avenue D at the new police substation."

Thanks to Laurence Aurbach

Monday, February 3, 2003 in Fort Pierce Tribune

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