Breakers Avenue lies at the center of the North Beach district in Fort Lauderdale Beach. With the reinvigoration and personalization of Breakers Avenue’s street design, it can not only increase the desirability of the North Beach District but also return breath life back into its artistic community. The new design of breakers Avenue will keep tourism, history, and the arts in mind to design a street that improves the existing transportation and infrastructure. The goal of the project is to make Breakers Avenue comfortable, connected, safe, and a memorable destination experience. Breakers Avenue will become a complete street that reduces the excess pavement, formalizes the seating and gathering spaces, and creates event spaces with the use of street trees, varied seating options, a unified material design, and a pedestrian friendly approach. The project team reviewed a series of documents and studies completed in the past five years to develop a better understand planning context and stakeholders’ vision for Breakers Avenue. Breakers Avenue was conceptualized in a variety ways that balanced the desire for parking, public gathering space, future flexibility, and the pedestrian experience.
PROPOSED: Change in crosswalk pavers, integrated street design, circular bollards on intersection corners
PROPOSED: Multi-colored paved street and sidewalk, shaded walking and sitting areas, Vertical bollards securing
PROPOSED: Multi-colored paved street and sidewalk, shaded walking and sitting areas, vertical bollards securing