By David Abbott | Globe Miami Times
Signs of progress are becoming more visible around town: Residents are flocking to events such as First Friday to fill the streets of historic downtown Globe; City parks have been cleaned up and refurbished; empty buildings on Broad Street are sprucing up with a variety of new businesses, and long-term projects such as the soon-to-open community pool and the replacement of essential bridges are getting shovels in the ground.
Thanks to several years of planning and a Council, staff and administration that share common goals, the City of Globe is well on its way to implementing its strategic action plan (SAP), with visions for future economic growth and quality of life improvements for residents.
The most recent SAP was approved in 2019 and covered a 3-year period through 2022, but in the midst of that set of “goals and objectives,” the COVID pandemic halted progress for a time and the following year, fire and floods further drew city administrators’ attention from implementing its goals.
But now, the city has regained footing and is building momentum on projects that have been in the works for several years.