City Evaluates 8th Street for Redevelopment Strategies

Fernandina Beach begins evaluating 8th Street for redevelopment strategies.

City Evaluates 8th Street for Redevelopment StrategiesFernandina Beach, FL – The City of Fernandina Beach Planning Department will begin a survey of South 8th Street businesses as one part of their research to discover the most effective redevelopment strategies for the 8th street corridor. The stretch of South 8th Street between Lime and Dade has seen numerous businesses come-and-go over the years due to a variety of reasons. The goal of this initial survey is to determine how the city can better facilitate growing businesses and attract more visitors to the 8th Street corridor.

The first step in the process will be to contact businesses and listen to owners’ concerns about the area, to find out why they chose 8th Street, and to discover what the city can do to help their business. Using this information, the city will develop recommended strategies for enhancing the economic viability of the 8th Street corridor. Next steps will include outreach to the adjoining residential neighborhoods and may include a survey or town hall meeting.

If you have any questions about the South 8th Street survey or are an 8th Street business owner or property owner wanting to be involved, please contact Kelly with the City of Fernandina Beach Community Development Department at 904-277-7325.

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