City of Fort Myers Downtown Utility & Streetscape Improvements

The City of Fort Myers, Florida sought a firm to provide professional engineering services for the Downtown Utility & Streetscape Improvements. The project focus was on streetscape and utility improvements and upgrades within the downtown core business district.

Serving as the prime consultant and working under a direct contract with the City, DRMP oversaw infrastructure improvements to City-owned utilities (including water, wastewater and reuse water) and implemented a downtown master plan developed by renowned architect and urban planner Andres Duany. The project required a master plan for utilities for the entire downtown district, to accommodate future growth predicted along the Caloosahatchee River, as well as conceptual planning and design of new sidewalks and pedestrian amenities.  Permitting was completed for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), City of Fort Myers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

In partnership with Andres Duany and Craft Construction, DRMP designed and created a downtown area with updated infrastructure and utilities. These enhancements preserve the historical feel of the Fort Myer’s downtown area while promoting the city’s tourism.

Awards

  • 2010 Honor Award in Engineering Excellence from Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)
  • 2010 “Project of the Year” award in the Historical Restoration/Preservation category by the Florida Chapter Awards Committee of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • 2010 Roy F. Kenzie Award for Best Capital Projects/Beautification, Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency (FMRA)

 

 

 

Key Facts

Location:

Florida

Client:

City of Fort Myers

Size:

52-blocks 

Highlights:
  • Paving

  • Drainage and grading plan

  • Roadway and intersection design

  • Traffic and signalization design

  • Traffic control plans

  • Stormwater management

  • Parking analysis

  • Permitting

  • Bidding and post design services

Services Provided:

Construction Services

Design-Build

Ecological Services

Land Development

Structural Engineering

Subsurface Utility Engineering

Surveying & Mapping/Geomatics

Transportation

Utilities Engineering

Water Resources/Stormwater Management