As part of their response the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brevard, the Heart of Brevard, and the Downtown Master Plan Committee have worked on a variety of initiatives to support local businesses and address pedestrian and customer preferences to use outdoor spaces. In addition to the “COVID-19 Emergency Response Toolkit for Businesses” released last week, the City will install new curbside pickup signs and is creating three new public dining areas.
On Friday, July 17, the City will install eight curbside pickup signs throughout the Heart of Brevard district. Five signs will be located on Main Street, two on South Broad Street, and one on Jordan Street. The Downtown Master Plan Committee determined these locations based on information provided by Heart of Brevard about the current trends of curbside pickup according to downtown merchants.
The locations of the signs will be evaluated for two weeks after their initial placement. At their August 6 meeting, the Downtown Master Plan Committee will review feedback and make necessary adjustments. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to provide feedback to the City of Brevard or Heart of Brevard about zone locations.
The City has created two new public dining areas downtown, and is working on a third. The first, on the corner of North Caldwell Street and West Main Street, has picnic tables and umbrellas. For the second, the City closed part of North Alley, between Highland Books and Hunters and Gatherers, to vehicular traffic and installed new lighting and tables. The third public dining area will be located in the alley between the courthouse and Sully’s Steamers.
To find more information and provide feedback on the City’s COVID-19 response initiatives, please go to https://www.cityofbrevard.com/COVID-19.