Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Palm Bay Public Meeting For Harris Campus Upgrade

PALM BAY, Florida -- The City of Palm Bay, in cooperation with Harris Corporation, will conduct a public meeting for the Troutman/Clearmont realignment design project.  The project begins south of Charles J. Herbert Drive near the Palm Bay Utility Department to Palm Bay Road.  The project affects both Troutman Boulevard and Clearmont Street within these limits.

Harris Corporation is investing $100 million dollars to upgrade their Palm Bay campus.  The first phase of the plan will build a new and efficient building while removing many of the older facilities within the plant. 

As such, the City has partnered with Harris to realign Troutman Boulevard and connect it to Clearmont Street, which is a parallel facility.  Clearmont Street will be improved to accommodate the additional traffic. Within the project limits, the new road will remain a 4-lane roadway with curb and gutter, sidewalks and landscaping within the median.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the project to the public.  City officials will be available during the meeting to informally discuss the project and answer questions.  Attendees are encouraged to come to the meeting any time between 5:15 p.m. -7: 00 p.m.  The formal presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Meeting Time, Date, and Location:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm (Formal Presentation at 6:00 pm)
Palm Bay Community Center
1502 Port Malabar Boulevard • Palm Bay, Florida 32905

Project Schedule:

This project is currently in the design phase. During this time, the construction plans are developed, permits are obtained, and all lands required to construct the project are identified and acquired. The next phase will be the construction phase. Anticipated time frames for these phases are:

Design Complete Fall 2012
Begin Construction Spring 2013
Construction Complete Spring 2014

Contact information:

In accordance with Title VI and VIII, public participation at this meeting is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or family status.  Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to adherence to Title VI and VIII may do so by contacting:

Elia Twigg, PE
City of Palm Bay
1050 Malabar Road, SW
Palm Bay, FL  32907
P: 321.953.8996