In March 2020, Lake County began the Hooks Street Alternative Corridor Evaluation Study which focuses on the proposed extension of Hooks Street from Hancock Road to Hartle Road (CR 455) in southeastern Lake County. This Study area is located within the City of Clermont and the anticipated corridor is approximately 1.5 miles in length.
The purpose of this Study is to create system continuity in the area and to provide additional multimodal options that support economic development goals. As alternatives are identified and evaluated, the Study team will consider this corridor's setting, the area's needs, and public input. The public is invited to share their ideas and concerns throughout the Study and may do so on the Share Your Thoughts page. It is anticipated that this Study will be completed by early 2021 with the final engineering and design to begin immediately after.
Lake County hosted the Alternative Concepts Public Workshop for the Hooks Street Alternative Corridor Evaluation (Study). The workshop was held on Monday, November 16, 2020 in the Clermont Room at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center located at 3700 S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711. The workshop was an open house and was scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The workshop included a PowerPoint Presentation which ran continuously throughout the evening. There was no formal presentation.
Face masks/coverings were required by all Study team staff and were recommended for the public. Face masks/coverings were provided for those who did not have one. Safe social distancing practices, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), were implemented throughout the duration of this public workshop.
Public participation was solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who required language translation or interpretive services, which is provided at no cost, or those who required special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), had the opportunity to request assistance by contacting Fred Martin, Lake County Title VI/Nondiscrimination and ADA Coordinator, at 352.343.9653 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.