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The Future Downtown FWB districts, weird protest in Destin + more headlines

This morning there is a very good chance that you were sent an email from yesterday. It was titled: I
The Future Downtown FWB districts, weird protest in Destin + more headlines
By Get The Coast • Issue #2 • View online
This morning there is a very good chance that you were sent an email from yesterday. It was titled: It’s voting day…
Yep, that was wrong and totally my bad.
We have been making some changes lately to platforms we use at Get The Coast and accidentally scheduled the email to be sent.
If you read the email this morning and thought you could go vote…yes, my bad again!

Will you forgive my mess up?
Will you forgive my mess up?
The Future Districts of Downtown FWB
This morning I attended the Downtown Master Plan Stakeholders Meeting at the Fort Walton Beach Chamber. The City of Fort Walton Beach and Matrix Design Group were discussing the final draft of Phase II of the Downtown FWB Master Plan.
There were a ton of Downtown business owners at the meeting and all gave some really positive comments about the plans we saw.
The City also was seeking input on the naming of the new Districts that will be formed as part of the new “Downtown Area”. This is what was tentatively agreed on:
  • Waterfront District
  • Neighborhood District
  • Midtown District
  • West end District
  • Downtown (core) District
As you can see in the image below, this is how the districts would look.
The Downtown Districts
The Downtown Districts
The Waterfront District is exactly where you would expect it to be. Midtown and the West End are also pretty self-explanatory.
The yellow District to the right is the Neighborhood District. It was originally named the Transition District even though it won’t technically be a district like the others. It’s main purpose is to be a buffer for conflicting land uses. After a proposal to change it to the “Neighborhood District”, it was agreed upon.
And then there is the District in the very middle that we all know as “Downtown”. This is the core of the new plan and the heart of the City. The presentation referred to it as the Miracle District as kind of a nod to Miracle Strip Parkway, but after some discussion, it was changed to the Downtown District.
And I think it makes perfect sense.
The new bridge is fully funded and there are a lot of things that will begin to happen in Downtown Fort Walton. The Landing is set to undergo some major changes throughout 2019 and there will be some short-term solutions for parking put into place.
It might feel like a war zone for a little bit but overall, big (and much needed) change is coming.
A circumcision protest in Destin today
I never thought I would write that headline but here we are. Earlier today a group representing the Bloodstained Men and Their Friends, a national nonprofit which aims to end circumcisions of male babies in the U.S., made their way to Destin.
Bloodstained Men and Their Friends
Bloodstained Men and Their Friends
Other headlines...
Cheers for Charity 🍻🍷
Cheers For Charity - Benefitting Hurricane Michael Relief - YouTube
Cheers For Charity - Benefitting Hurricane Michael Relief - YouTube
Remember, Cheers for Charity is this Saturday at The Boardwalk. If you missed yesterday’s Rundown, here is a quick recap:
Several local organizations have come together for a Hurricane Michael fundraiser at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Saturday, November 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cheers for Charity will feature over 120 premium wines, craft beers, and various spirit tastings all along The Boardwalk. 100% of the event proceeds will benefitPanhandle Prayers and Pawsitive Love Foundation, two reputable organizations whose efforts are aiding Hurricane Michael victims with a longstanding impact.
Get The Coast is giving away 4 pairs of tickets! So watch the video above and then go comment on the video on our Facebook page. We will pick the winners tomorrow!
That’s all we’ve got for today. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and the ‘gram for other awesome shareable content! And also add our Roku Channel and Amazon FireTV app! See ya tomorrow!
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