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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Walton County TIF Projects Continue in South Walton

Walton County TIF Projects Continue in South Walton

 

Walton County Continues to make progress with construction projects in South Walton via funding from South Walton Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds.  

 

TIF funding is a percentage of funds that are collected via property taxes and are specifically earmarked for projects from the area in which they are collected.  The South Walton TIF funds are only collected south of the bay and are only used for projects that benefit that area.

 

Each year, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners vote on the amount of TIF funding as part of their annual budget.  

 

Below is a list of current and future projects that are currently in place for the remainder of 2021.


Western Lake Basin Drainage Improvements Phase III:

This project consists of a series of cross-drain capacity improvements to Sugarwood Beach, Grove by the Sea, and Gulf Shore Manor neighborhoods in the Seagrove Community.  Each of these neighborhoods has a single point of ingress/egress that traverse a floodway.  The intent of the project is to improve emergency ingress/egress for the neighborhoods by increasing the hydraulic capacity of the culverts to convey the critical 100-year storm event.  Construction of the final phase of this project (San Juan Avenue) is anticipated to commence Winter 2021.

 

  • Phase I included cross-drain upgrades to Satinwood Drive (Sugarwood Subdivision) and is complete
  • Phase II includes cross-drain upgrades to North Andalusia Ave (Grove By the Sea Subdivision) and is currently under construction.
  • Phase III includes cross-drain upgrades to San Juan Avenue (Gulf Shore Manor) and is scheduled for later this year.

 

Walton County Sports Complex Phase II:

This project consists of construction of four pickle ball courts and inclusive playground improvements at the Walton Sports Complex.  Construction is anticipated commence Fall of 2021.


CR 283 North (Bay Drive) Multi Use Path:

This project involves the construction of an 8 ft multi-use path along the east side of CR 283 (Bay Drive) North from US Hwy 98 to Mitchell Avenue.  Construction is anticipated to commence Fall of 2021.


US Hwy 98 / CR 395 Signal Modifications:

This project involves signal modifications at the US Hwy 98 / CR 395 intersection to implement flashing yellow left arrows on the mainline and signalized crosswalk for pedestrians.  This project is intended to enhance safety for pedestrians crossing the intersection and will be constructed prior to extending a multi-use path north along CR 395 North from US 98 to the Choctawhatchee Bay.  The CR 395 North multi-use path project is currently under design and a request for construction funding is pending permits from FDEP.


Eve Circle Roadway and Drainage Improvements:

This project includes the paving of Eve Circle in the Point Washington Community as well as the associated stormwater improvements along the roadway.  Construction is scheduled to begin Summer 2021.


County Road 393 South Multi-Use Path Improvements:

This project consists of construction of an 8 ft multi-use path along the west side of CR 393 from Ridge Road to US Hwy 98.  The project is currently under construction and anticipated to be completed early Fall 2021.


Little Redfish Lake Bridge Construction:

This project consists of replacing the existing culvert under CR 30A at Little Redfish Lake with a bridge.  The project is designed to improve the capacity at the culvert crossing and to improve hydrologic connectivity to the north side of the lake.  Construction is scheduled to commence Fall of 2021.

 

Lakewood Drive Pedestrian Improvements:

This project involves construction of a sidewalk along Lakewood Drive from CR 30 A south to the beach access on Beachfront Trail.  Construction is anticipated to commence Fall of 2021.