On December 2011, the City Commission authorized the Mayor to execute a consulting agreement between the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the City for a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to provide recommendations for the planning and revitalization of the South Dixie Highway corridor. The ULI is an organization that was founded in 1936 as a non-profit institute to facilitate the open exchange of ideas and information among local, national and international real estate industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.
The ULI selected a panel of nine professionals in a variety of fields to serve on the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP). The TAP spent January 26 and 27, 2012, in West Palm Beach studying the corridor and discussing recommendations for its revitalization. On April of 2012, the TAP presented to the City Commission the ULI TAP South Dixie Highway Corridor Report that outlined 42 recommendations for revitalizing the corridor. Major areas addressed included: Parking and Traffic Flow, Streetscape Improvements, Marketing and Branding, Zoning, and Financing and Implementation (see report below).