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Boynton Beach Boulevard Extension and Promenade

Kimley-Horn provided streetscape, environmental, and landscape architecture services for a boardwalk and streetscape project in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Boynton Beach’s delicate balance of waterfront land, mangroves, and Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway are natural resources in need of permanent preservation. Developing a pedestrian-friendly Boynton Beach Boulevard extension and accompanying promenade allows residents and visitors to enjoy a picturesque view of these natural resources and creates a sense of place at Boynton’s waterfront. Prior to this exciting renovation, a small mulch pathway was the only area available to the public for water views and recreation.

More than a simple streetscape beautification, the Boynton Beach Boulevard Extension and Promenade was a strategically planned, catalytic project designed to:

  • Create an inviting pedestrian and vehicular link to the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Showcase Boynton Beach’s historical fishing area
  • Transform walkways into a scenic “Gateway to the Gulfstream” crowned by a waterfront park featuring natural mangrove preserves, walking and jogging trails, public art, shaded public seating and a year-round waterfront setting for events

The project consisted of two specific elements: the extension of Boynton Beach Boulevard from US 1 to the Intracoastal Waterway and the construction of a boardwalk along the Intracoastal Waterway from Boynton Beach Boulevard north for approximately 4,000 feet. This project was the link between the private sector and public sector redevelopment activity that had already commenced in this area.

Kimley-Horn took this important urban streetscape from the initial visioning stages through design and into construction. The streetscape serves as a catalyst for private property investment in the area and the redevelopment of Boynton’s waterfront. Our team worked extensively with the City of Boynton Beach CRA and other local stakeholders to ensure that the vision for the area was emphasized and implemented appropriately in the design.

The streetscape goes well beyond a typical design in that it includes 40-foot gateway elements, extensive landscaping, and a high level of hardscape design including decorative seat walls, gathering areas, paver intersections/crosswalks, an urban plaza with a proposed 100-foot tower monument, a link to a pedestrian promenade, and future riverwalk along the Intracoastal Waterway. Our team’s ability to seamlessly blend landscape architecture and civil/roadway engineering allowed this project to be designed efficiently and implemented smoothly. The improvements created a place that serves the recreational, educational, social, and economical needs of Boynton Beach while reaching out to the region with a unique and captivating design.

Project Awards:

  • 2008 Build Florida Award — The Florida East Coast Chapter, The Associated General Contractors of America
  • 2006 Roy F. Kenzie Award, Best Capital Project/Beautification Award — Florida Redevelopment Association

This is incredible. You can’t come down here and not be excited.

Jerry Taylor | Mayor
City of Boynton Beach