Survey Seeks Ideas for US 19 Future

The three part survey is the last before a presentation of the redevelopment plan for the commercial corridor is given to city leaders Sept. 4.

What do you think about creating a transit route circulating between Clearwater and Countryside Malls? Or developing a branding and marketing strategy for the areas along US 19? How about completing gateway improvements for the corridor?

These and other options and ideas for the future use and development along the US 19 commercial corridor are part of a series of surveys by the city. The online surveys are available at www.myUS19plan.com.

The surveys:

The input will be part of a presentation to the city leaders at their work session meeting Sept. 4.

"We want to hear from residents directly about what they think will improve the US 19 corridor," said Michael Delk, director of planning and development, in a release. "We look forward to continuing engagement with the community as we move forward with this exciting project. Changes are already contemplated based on the valuable input received so far."

The survey is part of the "US 19 Clearwater: Creating Innovative Places" redevelopment plan. The first round of questions was posted from March 5 to May 12, and the second round was posted for public comment on May 14. Those surveys garnered more than 200 ideas and comments, Delk said.

The U.S. 19 Innovative Places website was developed for residents and business owners to share their ideas for future land use and development along the commercial corridor.

as crews work on changing a 2.7 mile section from a stop lit, median separated road into a limit-access highway, the survey is asking for opinions that would shape future land use changes for the commercial corridor.

The study area is defined by Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Drew Street and North McMullen Booth Road and is divided into five segments including the Countryside Activity Center, the Gulf to Bay Activity Center, the Sunset Point and Coachman District, the Belleair District and the “in between areas.”

A preliminary plan was presented at a workshop on Aug. 14.

Visit myus19plan.com or call Cate Lee, project manager, at (727) 562-4557.

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