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Rockledge Walkability Plan Post #11: Special Districts (Now, Isn’t That Special?)


Barry Watkins, 22 Feb 2019 Our proposals for improving walkability in Rockledge include adopting a SmartCode for the City. Let’s look in some detail over the next few posts at how this will help our neighborhoods evolve into more walkable … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan Post #10: Preserving Neighborhood Character


Barry Watkins, 8 Feb 2019 The walkability plan we are proposing for Rockledge is an evolving plan. The picture above is the latest update to the village concept plan. We want to make our neighborhoods and commercial corridors more walkable … Continue reading

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We Are Working to Reverse this Trend!


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Rockledge Walkability Plan Post #9: Which Path Will You Choose?


Barry Watkins, 4 Feb 2019 The above image by Dover Kohl serves as a fantastic illustration of the two main choices for the future of Rockledge: 1) Status-quo sprawl on the left, and 2) Walkable development on the right. Drive … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #8 – Human-Scaled Streets


Barry Watkins, 18 Jul 2018 When it comes to our streets I think we can all agree we want them to be practical and safe. I think they should also be attractive and pleasant to drive on and to walk … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #7 – Allow Positive Changes


Barry Watkins, 9 Jul 2018 “Let them evolve!” This needs to be our cry for our neighborhoods in Rockledge. Our existing land development codes and zoning were designed to freeze development in stone the way they were originally built and … Continue reading

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Rockledge Walkability Plan, Post #6 – Village Concept Plan


Barry Watkins, 6 Jul 2018 Here’s a stab at a conceptual walkable village plan for the city of Rockledge. This is just a very preliminary concept plan that I put together as a way of facilitating our conversation on how … Continue reading

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