City of Pompano Beach Planning Improvements
Pompano Beach continues to make it a great place to live. Pompano will spend millions for infrastructure, streetscape improvements and business development in and around the beach. The upgrades include new pedestrian-friendly facilities where cars, bikes and people can share the road. New landscape and street furniture, extending the Pompano Beach Boulevard theme. Over $16 million to improve the old downtown Pompano is currently underway. Two new fire stations as well as upgrades to the current public safety complex are planned or underway. $17 million was committed to a new 25,000 square foot public library and cultural center which has recently been completed. $47 million is planned for expenditures over the next 10 years for parks and community facilities.
Borrowing the best ideas from its neighbors, Pompano has embarked on a plan to upgrade its Beach facilities. Pompano Beach is starting from scratch along its beach. What’s been missing is something for people to do above and beyond the beach. A new $20 million pier parking facility which will include restaurants and shops was recently completed. The pier, damaged from Wilma and Hurricane Sandy, was forced to close unsafe sections has recently been closed and will be replaced. The new $11.3 million pier will stand in the old pier’s location with planned opening by January 2019. It’s going to be bigger, higher with 75% more area. A developer also is going to build a 40,000-square-foot fishing village, which is expected to include a Kilwin’s, a BurgerFi and a surf shop. It is scheduled to open by 2020.