The City of Fort Pierce has invited the local community to attend a meeting to discuss the Peacock Arts District in Fort Pierce. The meeting will be an “open house” style meeting held under a tent at the corner of 9th Street and Orange Avenue in a field next to the Old Anastasia School. Come on out this Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
The City is looking for input from the community on many topics including:
- Beautification efforts
- Generating activity
- Economic development
- Planning and zoning
- Extending the district boundaries
Following the meeting, the public is invited to watch a free movie—Disney’s family-friendly “Coco” on the lawn. Bring your lawn chairs!
For community members who cannot attend, there will be a survey available online at the city’s web site.
What is the Peacock Arts District?
The City of Fort Pierce created the Peacock Arts District in 2016 in an effort to revitalize the downtown area located between Orange and Delaware avenues, west of U.S. 1. The area was once a thriving shopping district. Today, beatification and revitalization efforts are in full swing. A few businesses, including Anytime Fitness, have relocated to the district. Last year, artists painted planters spread throughout the area.
The hope is that Peacock Arts District will become a “must visit” neighborhood with more restaurants, shops and art galleries.
The Peacocks are a Major Tourist Attraction
The district gets its name from the wild peacocks that roam the neighborhood. There are estimated to be a few hundred wild peacocks which roost around the Craine Residence. These beautiful birds are a big tourist attraction by themselves, often stopping traffic. The city has even erected several Peacock Crossing Signs.
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