Mt. Elliot-Wight Project Plan

The Mt. Elliot-Wight Project Plan defines the authorized activities, permits the EDC to conduct improvements, and facilitates development.
The 55 acre Project Area is located south of Jefferson Avenue to the waterfront and extends from Mt. Elliot east past East Grand Boulevard top to include Gabriel Richard Park.  The EDC Project Plan, amended in 2008 expects to facilitate:
  • Street, lighting, and utility improvements on Meldrum and Wight Street
  • Streetscape improvements for Jefferson Avenue
  • Surface parking improvements
  • Possible modifications to the US Coast Guard facility
  • Proposed zoning changes in the Project Area from PR (Parks and Recreation) to SD4 (Special Development District Residential Mixed Use) to accommodate redevelopment initiatives.
The project is anticipated to take up to four years to complete with funding of approximately $26 million.