Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens,
within The Port District, is
a popular destination with
residents and tourists alike.
containing the city’s civic center renamed the MIDFLORIDA
Credit Union Event Center is expected to become the hub of
the city’s new mixed use downtown area. Veterans Memorial
Highway is across U.S. 1 from the civic center and leads
directly to the beginning of The Port District at Lyngate Park.
Across U.S. 1 and a little north of the city center is Village
Green Drive, where planners hope to enhance the idea
of a new downtown by adding businesses to the existing
Buildings moved from the
Peacock Ranch form the
nucleus of an historical village.
industrial uses that could include art galleries, retail shops,
restaurants, craft brew houses and more, as a way to draw
residents to the hub being created in the city center area. The
next meeting for citizen input is Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
What else might the council come up with to help the
eastern side of the city “feel some love” as Councilwoman
Caraballo put it? Time, the wishes of the residents, and the
council, will tell. E
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