American Beach Heritage Master Plan

A comment portal following the August 6, 2022 American Beach Community Meeting will be made available on August 8, 2022 for public feedback. Comments will be taken until Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

The comment portal can be found at the following link:

Comment Portal

During their 2/17/2021 meeting the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for the American Beach Heritage Master Plan (name subject to change). The Plan has the following components:

  • Identify Context (boundaries, zoning, history & culture, population & demographics, natural environment, previous studies)
  • Determine Community Needs (walking tours, advisory committee workshops, stakeholder interviews, public listening sessions, community survey)
  • Analyze Public Realm (historic sites, existing/proposed parks, conservation areas), streets, sidewalks, and trails
  • Determine long-range Public Realm Vision (guiding principles, trends, best practices, visioning workshops) 

The County retained a talented team of consultants for this effort including, the late Dr. David Barth, a nationally known parks planner; Ennis Davis, urban planner and civic activist; and Carlos Perez, an Atlanta-based parks planner and urban designer.  The kick-off for this effort was held on April 10, 2021 at the big tent in Burney Park, at 9 AM, and after multiple community meetings over the next year, the plan was completed in draft form in July, 2022. See link below for draft master plan.