Moore's Creek/Avenue D Redevelopment

Avenue D mural
Project Update

August 16, 2023

Through a multi-agency partnership, the St. Lucie County Government, the City of Fort Pierce, and the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency (FPRA) are working together to bring a mixed-use development with affordable housing to the Lincoln Park District. The proposed site consists primarily of county-owned parcels located generally at Ave. D and 7th Street.

In April of 2023, the County, City, and FPRA entered into an interlocal agreement and recently issued a Request For Information (RFI) through the County's Procurement Department to obtain input from members of the real estate development community on this opportunity. The RFI is currently available on the County's website.

Our Redevelopment Specialist, Marsha Commond currently serves as the City and FPRA liaison for this redevelopment project. She can be reached at 772-742-9834 or mcommond@cityoffortpierce.com.

Background

The Lincoln Park neighborhood is one of the oldest communities in Fort Pierce. As the city expanded beyond the original Fort established in the 1800s, a settlement called Edgartown emerged, and over time, the community developed a bustling commercial district. During its heyday in the 1950s and the 1960s, Avenue D was the main corridor in the Village of Lincoln Park – it was St. Lucie County’s bustling center for African American-owned shops, restaurants, businesses, and a theater. 

Today, the area is experiencing revitalization, celebrating its rich cultural history, and making progress to become the center of pride for the community. The neighborhood is adjacent to historic Fort Pierce’s downtown and waterfront. The project site is located approx. a third of a mile from Downtown Fort Pierce and the waterfront and is adjacent to Moore’s Creek. Downtown Fort Pierce is experiencing significant growth with the construction of King’s Landing, a development poised to connect downtown Fort Pierce to Edgartown. With a focus on structures and design that enhance and complement the existing pedestrian‐friendly atmosphere of Fort Pierce, King’s Landing features easily accessible walk‐up restaurant and retail space, as well as unique residences and a low profile, boutique‐style hotel.

 A portion of the project site is also located within a Qualified Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of Treasury.