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Port of Palm Beach embarks on Master Plan

[ May 16, 2022   //   ]

The Port of Palm Beach, along with consultants Moffatt & Nichol, are developing a new, strategic master plan that will pave the way for the future of the port.
The port is embarking on a significant redevelopment and upgrading of intermodal facilities and other improvements funded in part through various government grant programs. As such, the port seeks a forward-looking strategic Master Plan focusing on and coordinating of the following requirements: economic development; infrastructure development and improvement; intermodal transportation facilities; physical, environmental, and regulatory barriers; and intergovernmental coordination. Public engagement opportunities are woven into the strategic master planning process to inform, educate, and collaborate with senior staff, stakeholders, public, and intergovernmental agencies throughout the planning process.
The project kickoff began in late fall 2021, with the entirety of 2022 focused on plan readiness. The draft plan will be available in August 2022 with the final strategic Master Plan complete by December 2022.
The port is the fourth-busiest container port of Florida’s 14 deep-water ports and the 18th busiest in the continental United States. The port covers 162 acres and processes more than $14 billion in commodities, 2.5 million tons of cargo, and 500,000 cruise passengers annually.