Downtown Enhancement Project
We’re excited to bring some improvements, like expanded outdoor seating, lighting, and landscaping, to our downtown area as part of our Downtown Enhancement Project! Don’t fret though- all our local businesses and restaurants will remain open so you can shop and dine at all your favorite spots.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the project?
We’re improving the walkability and safety of our downtown area and will welcome new features like permanently expanded outdoor restaurant seating, and new signage, lighting, and landscaping.
How did the project come about?
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, residents, visitors, and businesses alike embraced the extended seating options. What was originally intended as a short-term fix will now be a permanent feature of our downtown landscape. In addition to expanded outdoor seating, the Town’s downtown area will also receive updated signage, lighting, and landscaping.
Where will the project take place?
The project includes the area east of, and including, Ocean Drive (State Road A1A) to the beach and extending to the alleys north and south of Commercial Boulevard.
Are businesses open during work?
YES! All downtown businesses will remain open during the project. There will be an 8-foot path while crews complete the permanent outdoor seating expansion, so shoppers and diners can still shop and dine locally.
When is work taking place?
Work will begin on July 17, 2023, and is expected to be completed in mid-November 2023, weather permitting. Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note, Saturday work is possible.
Will there be road closures?
Yes, to provide staging for the construction project, Commercial Boulevard between A1A and El Mar Drive will be closed throughout the duration of the project.
How is the project being funded?
The Town is funding this project through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant.
How can I receive updates?
Please sign up for the Town’s weekly email newsletter and follow the Town on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor to stay update on the Downtown Enhancement Project.