In addition to the online forum here at SPEAK UP, the in-person Charrette starts next week (Schedule Here).  The Charette is a series of day and evening public sessions, conducted by the team of DPZ CoDESIGN, the same team that brought Naples the world-class 5th Avenue South area.

Evening Sessions (orange boxes in schedule) will start with Opening Presentation on Tuesday, November 9th at 6pm at The Collective.  There will be less formal “pin-up” sessions, with periodic presentations of the evolving design ideas.

The Day Sessions (green boxes) focus on specific topics and stakeholder groups, 

  • Business Owners: Retail & Restaurants  – Wed, Nov 10 at 11 am
    Presentation of the 41-10 District’s Retail Market Analysis by Bob Gibbs of Gibbs Planning Group, with DPZ-led follow-up discussion.
  • Commercial Property Owners – Thu, Nov 11 at 11 am
    Opening remarks from Bob Gibbs of Gibbs Planning Group, with DPZ-led follow-up discussion 
  • Infrastructure: Transportation & Stormwater Management – Fri, Nov 12 at 11 am
    Presentation by Langan Engineering on their analysis of the District’s drainage, traffic patterns, intersection improvements, parking, pedestrian & cycling safety, as well as FDOT proposals for US41, with follow-up discussion 

Saturday ,  November 13 at 11 am, there is a special Residents & Family Open House!  

Families are invited to drop in and share their thoughts. Young people who attend will be encouraged to draw their ideas along renown designers!

Whether you SPEAK UP online or offline during The Charette, your engagement ensures a variety of perspectives that will impact the 41-10/Design District Master Plan for generations to come.