Mobility In the Gardens
Mobility Plan and Fee Ordinance
The City Council approved and adopted the Mobility Plan and Fee in September of 2019. Accordingly, the Mobility Fee Land Development Regulations Amendment was also approved and adopted by the City Council in September of 2019, with an effective date of January 1, 2020. Please see links to the Ordinances and the 90-day impact fee notice below:
In September of 2020, the City Council approved and adopted Mobility-related Comprehensive Plan Text Amendments to various elements of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as a Land Development Regulations Amendment to provide consistency with the adopted Mobility Plan and Mobility Fee. Please see links to the Ordinances below:
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Station Area Master Plan
The City's TOD Master Plan final report (PDF) was presented at the TOD Design Update presentation on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the City Council Chambers. There was a morning session for the business community and an evening session for the public. The presentations were designed to update and engage residents on the design and ideas of mobility, transportation, and land uses around the future Tri-Rail Station. Please see links to the PowerPoint presentations and video below:
In November of 2020, the City Council approved and adopted a Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to incorporate a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) objective and associated policies. Please see links to the Ordinance below:
Over the years, the City has been researching and conducting studies related to various modes of transportation in the City. For decades the City of Palm Beach Gardens has anticipated the construction of a Tri-Rail station within the vicinity of PGA Boulevard and the FEC Railway. To fund the design of the station and the area surrounding this location, the City applied for grant funding through the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. The grant is geared toward supporting economic development, ridership, multi-modal connectivity and accessibility, increasing transit access for pedestrians and bicycles, and reviewing land use patterns near transit stations.
The City has also conducted a separate but related study to develop a Mobility Plan to encourage the use of various modes of transportation systems within the City. The study is the basis to implement a mobility fee in lieu of road impact fees for certain specific areas of the City.
As a part of the grant process, public involvement was included as a key component. On October 17, 2017, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and City Staff coordinated Mobility and Station Area Master Plan Workshops, a morning session for the Business Community and an evening session for the public. Please click on the links below to see the Presentations from these Workshops.
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council conducted a Work In Progress presentation to the City Council as a follow up to the information gathered at the workshops. The Work In Progress presentation took place Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00pm. Please click here for the latest City Council agenda for the latest City Council agenda for the agenda.
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council provided a presentation on South Florida Transit Orientated Design Grant Final Report for Station Area Planning to the City Council on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:00pm. Please see the presentation (PDF).
City of Palm Beach Gardens
Natalie Crowley, Director of Planning and Zoning
Email Natalie Crowley
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Email Kim Delaney
In the News
- Tri-Rail Station likely coming to Gardens, but where will it go?(Palm Beach Post, 7/21/17)
- The Future of Transportation In Your City (Signature City, Fall 2017)
- Train station is coming to PGA Boulevard in Gardens; the design is up to you (Palm Beach Post, 10/18/17)
- PGA Boulevard train station will be at the center of Gardens redevelopment (Palm Beach Post, 10/20/17)
- How a new train station could transform PGA Boulevard redevelopment (Palm Beach Post, 06/15/18)