Virtual Public Meeting
Brevard County has rescheduled a Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) for the St. Johns Heritage Parkway Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Study. The meeting will now take place on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
The ACE Study is being conducted to evaluate the potential for a new roadway corridor that could connect the existing segments of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway between Babcock Street on the south to Malabar Road on the north, a distance of approximately 14 miles.
The ACE Study began in January 2020 and the first VPM was held in May 2021. The Study evaluated five alternative corridors, as well as the no-build option. The proposed alternatives were studied for impacts on the social, cultural, natural, and physical environments. Consideration was also given to engineering criteria, and project cost. Based on the analysis conducted, two corridors are recommended for further study to move forward into a future Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. At this time, the PD&E Study, Design, Right-of-Way, and Construction phases are not funded.
The VPM is being held to present the results of the ACE study and obtain public and stakeholder input. The meeting is being conducted as a VPM, which is a free, live webinar that is hosted online. If you wish to participate in the VPM, registration is required prior to joining. Interested participants will need to register at: https://tinyurl.com/StJohnsHeritagePkwyVPM. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email. The email will provide instructions on how to join the VPM using a computer, tablet, or cell phone. Please note Internet Explorer cannot be used to register or attend this VPM. For attendees who wish to view the online presentation, but do not have internet access, computers will be reserved at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library at 6475 Minton Road, Palm Bay, FL 32908 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees will need to provide their own headphones. A recording of the presentation will be posted to the project webpage for viewing following the public meeting.
A call-in number is also provided for those who do not wish to access the webinar online. The call-in number is: (631) 992-3221 and the access code is 694-659-407.
The VPM opens at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022. A PowerPoint presentation will begin promptly at 5:35 p.m. Please provide adequate log-in time to view the presentation in its entirety. All questions and comments will be responded to in writing at a later date.
Please note, the question box will only be available to those participants who register and use GoToWebinar to participate in the VPM. Attendees who choose to use the call-in number will not be able to provide comments during the VPM and are asked to provide written or verbal comments to the project team by contacting Consultant Project Manager, David Dangel by telephone at 407-971-8850 or by email, or Brevard County’s Project Administrator, Jeanette Scott at 321-617-7202 or by email. Comments may be provided in writing, by email, or over the phone. While comments can be submitted at any time, those submitted up to 10 days after the meeting (Sunday, December 18, 2022) will be included as part of the public meeting record.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the County’s American with Disabilities Officer, Brian Breslin, by phone at 321-637-5347 or by email, at least five (5) days prior to the VPM. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting the Brevard County Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator at TitleVI.NondiscriminationCoordinator@brevardfl.gov.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022 and executed by FHWA and FDOT. Additionally, the study is being conducted in accordance with Title 23 USC § 168 - Integration of Planning and Environmental Review.
If you would like more information, please contact Brevard County’s Project Administrator, Jeanette Scott, at 321-617-7202 or Jeanette.Scott@brevardfl.gov.