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Sebastian council to discuss future of redevelopment area

SEBASTIAN — The Sebastian City Council will meet especially early today to discuss the future of the city’s redevelopment area.

The meeting, which usually is scheduled for 5 p.m. or later, will be held at 4 p.m. to accommodate what is expected to be a lengthy discussion and another city meeting prior to the regular 6:30 p.m. City Council meeting.

 

The Sebastian Community Redevelopment Agency – which is made up of the members on City Council – is expected to prioritize future projects.

At a prior workshop, the agency ranked 10 projects – the most important being the improvement of US 1’s streetscape. Just behind that is revitalizing the working waterfront.

Improving US 1’s landscaping could cost the city between $15,000 and $20,000, according to city records, though the cost figures are only estimates at this point.

Other improvements to the main roadway could include new bump-outs and repainting on-street parking spaces. Any new bump-outs would have to be approved by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Farther down the priority list is preserving the Archie Smith Fish House, which is on the council’s regular agenda for discussion.

Already, City Manager Al Minner and Growth Management Director Rebecca Grohall have met with county officials to discuss the possibility of the city taking over the historic site from the county.

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