Clearwater Beach's Beach Walk recently was named a Great Public Space by the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association.
The $30 million South Beach redevelopment project changed the look of that stretch of Gulf Boulevard adding architectural elements and making it more pedestrian friendly.
Some of the more well known pieces include the sail pavilions, misting sundial and turtles atop the outdoor showers.
The project was given the award of merit as a "Great Public Spaces in Florida Public Spaces" category by the the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association
"The Beach Walk project exemplifies a Great Public Space by providing a place for people from all over to come and relax or recreate while enjoying Clearwater's beaches," Michael Delk, director of the city's planning and development department, said in a release. "It was designed to fit the beach environment, taking wildlife and climate conditions into consideration, while also tying it into the city's Beach by Design plan."
The Beach by Design approach to redevelopment was recognized with an award of merit by the American Planning Association in 2001.
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