The Deerfield Beach CRA convened the TAP to examine two key sites fronting the Intracoastal Waterway – specifically, the redevelopment potential of the eastern edge of the Cove Shopping Center and improvements that would enhance Sullivan Park. When reviewing this report about the TAP’s focus area and findings, please note that the both the City of Deerfield Beach and the Deerfield Beach CRA are referred to in the report. While the two organizations’ functions are integrated and well coordinated, their responsibilities are often distinct. This report may at times refer to one when the other or both might be more technically correct. Because the two agencies are overseen by the same individuals and their objectives are generally aligned relative to the topic of this report, meaning should not be unnecessarily assigned if an individual reference is made to one without mentioning the other.
Planning Context: A Walk Around the Study Area
Outlined in red in the aerial image below, the two principal areas studied by the TAP were the eastern edge of the Cove Shopping Center and Sullivan Park. Those two sites are notable for their location on the Intracoastal Waterway which borders their eastern edge. They also have the advantage of having direct access to Hillsboro Boulevard, a major local and regional arterial that provides a short trip from I-95 and points west to the Cove Shopping Center and Sullivan Park and on to the nearby beach where the CRA has made significant improvements.