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IMPT: Contribute to the 20th Street/University Blvd Discussion

Via this City of Boca website

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

AND

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

PRESIDENT AND STAFF

Planning Discussion - 20th Street Corridor

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
10:00 a.m.

Florida Atlantic University Building 69/Campus Operations
Room 118

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida


They couldn't do this a week later so I could attend… I have my last final the next day.
Damn it all to hell.

Anyway… please tell me one of you can make it to represent FAU's interests and tell us what happened!

fauowl, I imagine you have a vested interest in what they're saying at least!

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Doc, my finals will be done by then, and I wouldn't mind raising some questions for you.

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I may go to hear what they have to say too. Supposely the state and tri-rail are trying to do a express line Owl2Doc on CSX line that runs.
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Owl2Doc said

fauowl, I imagine you have a vested interest in what they're saying at least!

Yes, I will plan to go and listen.  Thank you for posting this. 
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fauowl said

Owl2Doc said

fauowl, I imagine you have a vested interest in what they're saying at least!

Yes, I will plan to go and listen.  Thank you for posting this.

Live blog??

;D
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Re: IMPT: Contribute to the 20th Street/University Blvd Discussion

BUMP.



Hope some can still go tomorrow on behalf of the Nest and tell us everything they talked about… the meeting isn't going to be webcast :/

I punched up a quick PPT and sent it off to the Mayor. We'll see what (if anything) she does with it. Essentially I argued that developments should be mixed-use (retail on bottom, housing on top) and that the model we should use is College Avenue in Athens, GA





(and Franklin Street by UNC Chapel Hill would be good too)


In terms of questions, I just kinda want to know what the timetable for this might be, how they envision it, how they can prevent it from becoming University "Too Expensive For Students" Commons Part 2, do they understand the need for more nightlife for young people in Boca, do they realize that the lack of student housing nearby campus is what causes half the traffic on Glades, what's the status on the possibility of commuter rail along Dixie Highway (a proposed project) that could connect this University Blvd to Mizner Park…

Stuff like that.

If they have renderings or anything that'd be great to see too. Whatever would be cool for us to see/know about.

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if someone can find out what was said and discussed i appreacite it. have to take the wife to work today and cant make it.
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So was anyone able to attend? Doc, did the Mayor respond to you?

GO OWLS!!!
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Maybe Fauowl will swing by with more details, but here's the surmise he shared:

Nothing major occured
Preliminary talks in summary
Both want 20th St expansion
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TXOWL said

Doc, did the Mayor respond to you?

No but in all honesty I didn't expect her to.

Looking forward to Fauowl's report, even if nothing major transpired. Good to hear both sides are on the same page about the idea.

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