Port St. Lucie, FL
Port Saint Lucie: Port St. Lucie) is a city in St. Lucie County, south of Florida, the United States of America. According to the 2000 Census, the population was only 88,769, but the estimated population in 2010 was 164,603, up 85%. It is the central city of the Port St. Lucy urban area, and the population of the urban area in 2009 is estimated to be 406,296.
|Port St. Lucy|
City of Port St. Lucie
PGA Golf Club in Port Saint Lucie
|Slogan: ""A City for All Ages""|
Saint Lucie County (right) and Port St. Lucie's Location (left) in Florida
|Coordinates: 27 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds north latitude 80 degrees 21 minutes 28 seconds west longitude / 27.27583 degrees north latitude 80.35778 degrees west longitude / 27.27583 degrees west longitude -80.35778|
|city||April 27, 1961|
|county||St. Lucy County|
|Port St. Lucy|
City of Port St. Lucie
|mayor||Vice Mayor Jack Kelly|
|region||198.6 km2 (76.7 mi2)|
|land||195.6 km2 (75.5 mi2)|
|water surface||3.0 km2 (1.1 mi2)|
|water area ratio||1.50%|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|population||(as of 2010)|
|population density||794/km2 (2056/mi2)|
|equal time||Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)|
|daylight saving time||Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)|
|Official website: City of Port St. Lucie|
Prehistory and development period
The Spruce Braff Tumulus (about 5.5 meters high and about 58 meters in diameter), which remains in the Port-St. Lucy City area, is a proof that the native Ice People (English) lived in the area. It is believed that the tumulus was built around 300 to 100 B.C. Around 1890, the first settlers immigrated to Japan and started cultivating pineapples and citrus fruits under the name of Sprue Braf in the area, but the land was abandoned by the later cold weather in 1894. The remains of the time include stone markers and gravestones near Lookout Avenue.
early urban development
The place where Port St. Lucie is now located is the land of the south of the White City area, with few residents in the 1950s, and only fishing camps, small farms and businesses were located near National Route 1. In 1958, General Development Co., Ltd., a real estate developer bought 40,000 acres (16 km²) of land along the River Park development site and the North Branch of the St. Lucy River for $50 million, and in the following year, 1959, the first bridge over the St. Lucy River was opened and the first bridge was built directly to Port St. Lucy.
On February 25, 1961, 250 houses were built in Port St. Lucy. Then, General Development Co. asked the state assembly to establish a city of 70 miles (112 km) along the River Park development site. On April 27, 1961, the House of Representatives Bill 953, proposed by Rupert Smith, a member of the State Assembly, was passed and Port St. Lucie became a city with the approval of the State Governor C. Farris Bryant, but the city at the time of the establishment started with no residents because the residents of River Park did not want to be incorporated into it.
Urban development (since the 1990s)
In the 1990s, another real estate development company, Core Communities (CC), later acquired and started developing the land that would later become St. Lucie West. CC Corporation's original plan was to build about 14,000 houses in 20 years on land of seven square miles (18 km²), but when it realized that the land was geographically important, it decided to turn the plan into a compound development rather than just a residential area. CC Corporation has set out to develop areas for business and entertainment facilities, creating 7,000 employment opportunities in the town, laying the foundation for growth and growth throughout the early 2000s.
In 2006, CC Corporation started to develop the 'Tradition' area. The area is located on Interstate Highway 95 and on the west side of the crossing at Gatlin Boulevard, where it was a large cattle ranch before development. The company established a commercial area with a total floor area of 13 million square feet (1.2 million square meters) and a residential area of more than 18,000. According to Core Communities' website, "Tradition" is the broadest development of real estate to Canadian Boulevard along Interstate 95. Modeled on the town in the 1950s, it was advertised as 'a town where you grew up.' Various events are held throughout the year at Tradition Square, the center of the area. In 2009, a house in the "Tradition" area was adopted as a prize for the "Green Home 2009" campaign by CATV company HGTV. It is also selected twice in the "100 U.S. Regions I want to live in after retirement."
after the housing crisis
In 2007, when the U.S. housing market began to collapse, the impact also affected Port St. Lucie. The jobless rate in February 2009 was 10.5%, and in 2008, the mortgage was executed at nearly 11,000 houses, and the owner lost the right to redeem the security. In February 2009, National Public Radio (NPR), a public radio station in the United States reported on a special program entitled "Consider the emergency response, a growth city with a major blow," in which one of St. Lucie's County's State Council members insisted that the county's emergency budget of $17 million should be charged to improve the situation by designating Port St. Lucie as a "disaster area." He said the emergency budget would allow funds of between $20 million and $30 million to spend on building research parks and infrastructure, including high-grade roads, along with other travel and other projects. The Port St. Lucy Municipal Authority, in response to this, acknowledged that the report was published on the NPR's Web edition the day after the incident was put on the city's Web, but it was inappropriate to put in the emergency budget that was stored in preparation for a natural disaster, and the NPR reported only one County Magistrate's opinion, and the city was not in a state of economic collapse if it did not consider declaring the "disaster area".
In 2008, it was decided to establish a Tradition Center for Innovation in which four biotechnology research institutes, including the Tory Pines Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Research Institute, are living, and it was expected that more than 30,000 new employment opportunities will be created in Port-St. Lucy City in the alone.
Even in the 2009 fiscal year, the government decided to reduce the number of full-time city officials, including 51 police officers, to 154. The government continued to manage the tight fiscal situation in Port St. Lucy City, while the government criticized the government for the increase of the annual salary of the deputy chief officer by 14%. The city says that the amount of salary increases are just because of the expanded scope of responsibility for the deputy director's office along with the changes in the organization.
On September 22, 2010, Port St. Lucy's incumbent mayor, Patricia Christensen, was arrested on suspicion of counterfeiting official documents (falsifying campaign fund reports) and wearing campaign funds, while the mayor announced his resignation on the same day.
Port St. Lucie is located at 27 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds north latitude and 80 degrees 21 minutes 18 seconds west longitude. There is a tributary of the St. Lucie River in the south and Fort Pierce in the north. The east is the Atlantic.
According to a report by the United States Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 76.7 square miles (198.6 km2), of which land is 75.5 square miles (195.6 km2), the water area is 1.1 square miles (3.0 km 2) and the water area is 1.50%.
Port St. Lucie City is located on the verge of entering the tropical climate with a mild subtropical climate. It is generally hot in summer and the average temperature is in the low 90°F (32°C) range. In winter, the temperature is mild and the average temperature is around 70°F (21°C). The average annual rainfall is about 53.5 inches (1,359 mm).
On September 4, 2004, Hurricane Francis (Category 2) hit the scene, and on September 25, just after that, Hurricane Jeanne (Category 3) attacked the scene. On 24 October 2005, Hurricane Wilma (Category 3) hit the scene.
|Climate of Port St. Lucy|
|Maximum Temperature Record °C (°F)||32 |
|Mean maximum temperature°C (°F)||23 |
|Mean Minimum Temperature °C (°F)||11 |
|Minimum Temperature Recording °C (°F)||-5 |
|Precipitation mm (inch)||69 |
|Source: Weather Channel 8 April 2009|
The following are statistics from 2000.
Households and family (number of households)
income and family
Florida estimated the population of Port St. Lucy as of April 2009 at 155,251.
main high-standard road
Florida Turnpike is the only toll road in St. Lucie County, and is located at the northernmost end of the turnpike, where the Interstate Highway 95 approach. There are two exits in the city, connecting Port St. Lucy Boulevard (Route 716) and Becker Road. Most of the routes that pass through St. Lucie County are on the east side of the interstate Highway 95. This turnpike connects Orlando in the north and Miami in the south.
Interstate Expressway Route 95 runs north-south in the western part of the city. It has six lanes and runs to Miami and the Jacksonville in the north. There are five exit points: 126 to the Midway Road, 121 to St. Lucy West Boulevard, 120 to Crosstown Parkway, 118 to Gatlin Boulevard and Tradition Parkway, and 114 to Becker Road.
The public transportation facility is the "Community Transit," a division of the NPO St. Lucie's Aging Council. In the 1990s, the service was started as a demand bus that provided services only to St. Lucie County, but later the regular route was operated. On June 3, 2002, the Florida State Transportation Bureau approved the grant of a subsidy to the operating company, and started the service under the name of the "Treasure Coast Connector", which expanded the area to Martin County.
In the city, the major league New York Mets is camping in the spring. The St. Louis Mets, which is affiliated with the Florida League and the Rookie-level team, which is also affiliated with the Mets and belongs to the Gulf Coast League, are based in Port St. Lucie, and all three teams use the digital domain field. Semi-professional soccer club Treasure Coast Galleons are also based in Port St. Lucie. Florida Atlantic University has a leisure coast campus in the city. The PGA Village golf course is a 54-hole golf course and serves as both a training center and a historical material storage center. In 2007, the city held its first PGA Tour, the Gin Classic at Tesolo. The city also has Port St. Lucie Campus, an American top team, a world-famous mixed martial arts school. Additionally, Port St. Lucie Gold Pirates, an American football team in the Junior Midget Division 2 league between the ages of 10 and 13, became the national champion in 2009 at the Pop Warner Little Scalars League. The city also has a local team of skating.
Public education is under the jurisdiction of the School District of St. Lucie County, and other parts of St. Lucie County are also seen. There are six elementary schools, seven junior high schools, three high schools and four higher education institutions in the city. Indian River State College of Higher Education shares campus with Florida Atlantic University, Burry University and Kaiser University.
Port St. Lucy's City adopts the Municipal Government Committee system, which consists of five members, one mayor and four members selected from four constituencies. The day-to-day operations are entrusted to the assistant director (City Manager).
well known resident
- Megan Fox
- Michael Brantley, a professional baseball player
- Signed with the Burssimer, Alternative Rock band, Fueld by Ramen
- Point of View, Alternative punk bands
- Ding Thomas, a mixed martial artist
- Mario Bencastro, a novelist from El Salvador
- Vanilla Ice Hip Hop artists
- Rick Ankeel, a professional baseball player
- Zachary Herold, Professional Soccer players
- Chris Rebesk, guitarist, originally from Wilhelm Cream in Bedford, Massachusetts, studied at a high school in Port St. Lucie
- Wayne Heisenga, business man, Blockbuster Video, West Management and AutoNation all succeeded
- Johnny Machesco, actor
- ^ It means 'a town where every generation can live.'
- ^ One of the Census-designated areas in St. Lucie County.
- ^ Established in 1954, closed in 1991.
- ^ Woodbridge Holdings LLC's 100% subsidiary. In September 2009, he became a subsidiary of BFC Financial Corporation in the United States with Woodbridge, a holding company.
- ^ Original: Hard-Hit Boomtown Considers Emergency Measures
- ^ Council on Aging of St. Lucie, Inc.
- ^ a b http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/metro.html Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area population and estimated components of change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009
- ^ State & County QuickFacts, Port St. Lucie, Florida, 2011-12-24 Read
- ^ "City of Port St. Lucie Annual Budget 2009-2010 (PDF)" (English). City of Port St. Lucie (September 28, 2009). Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ a b Jay Meissel, Home Town News (10 December 2009). "Nina Baranski writing book for Port St. Lucie's 50th Anniversary". Port St. Lucie Historical Society. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ JEREMY ASHTON (August 10, 2008). "Book to chronicle 50 years of Port St. Lucie Release will be part of city's birthday bash in April 2011" (English). Port St. Lucie Historical Society. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ a b "Creating a Sense of Place". Core Communities. Archived from original as of December 8, 2009. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ Paul Ivice (June 3, 2009). Tradition named one of 100 best places to retire. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ Greg Allen (February 18, 2009). Hard-Hit Boomtown Considers Emergency Measures. National Public Radio for the Web. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ City's financial condition mischaracterized on National Public Radio program. City of Port St. Lucie, Florida (20 February 2009). Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ Tradition Center for Innovation. Tradition Center for Innovation. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ "Despite wage freeze, Port St. Lucie assistant city manager gets $16,000 raise" (English). Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group (September 16, 2010). Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ Alexi Howk, Eric Pfahler (September 22, 2010). "Port St. Lucie Mayor Patricia Christensen resigns after arrest". Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau, (2011-02-12)Available April 23, 2011.
- ^ weather.com
- ^ "Average Weather for Port Saint Lucie, FL - Temperature and Precipitation". Read on April 8, 2009.
- ^ Laurie K. Blandford (July 31, 2009). "Becker Road interchange should make things easier for Port St. Lucie residents". Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Read on October 2, 2010.
- ^ Treasure Coast Connector
- ^ PGATOUR.COM - Ginn Resorts to host PGA TOUR event Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- ^ 2009 Pop Warner Super Bowl. Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Read on October 2, 2010.
- City of Port St. Lucie - Official Site
- St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
- Port St. Lucie Historical Society