By the community, for the community, the $439 million General Obligation Bond Program is revitalizing public spaces, public structures and public security for the future of Miami Beach. Upgrading city functions and enhancing city aesthetics at an unprecedented scale, the G.O. Bond Program is working to implement 57 separate improvement projects that will positively impact quality of life, economic health and overall resilience in all North Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach areas.

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Scott Rakow Youth Center: Roots & Renovations

August 19, 2019

Originally built in 1976 as a facility to serve Miami Beach teen programs, the Scott Rakow Youth Center has grown in to a multiuse facility that houses a large variety of sport and recreation activities for adults and children of all ages. Heavily used by families, sports leagues, after school programs, summer camps, group classes and more, the Center offers a wide range of sport and recreation activities to the greater Miami Beach community as it…

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Picking Up the Pace for Pedestrian-Friendly Neighborhoods

July 30, 2019

On Tuesday, July 30, the City of Miami Beach broke ground on the first portion of the G.O. Bond-funded project for Traffic Calming & Pedestrian-Friendly Streets. In an effort to increase transportation safety in residential areas, the $2 million multi-neighborhood project begins in Nautilus where $500,000 will be spent on new traffic circles, speed tables, and designated bike lanes. By early 2020, the Nautilus neighborhood…

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Stillwater and Crespi Park Projects Accelerate Program Progress Forward

July 11, 2019

Two North Beach parks are getting quick G.O. Bond-funded fixes this month. Stillwater Park, located at 8440 Hawthorne Avenue, and Crespi Park, located at 7820 Crespi Boulevard, both consist of a basketball court, a playground, an open green space and a covered pavilion. Thanks to the city’s G.O. Bond Program, the pavilion and restroom facilities at both parks will…

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Maurice Gibb Park is Stayin’ Alive with G.O. Bond Funding

June 25, 2019

Maurice Gibb Park, located on the western portion of the Sunset Harbour neighborhood on Purdy Avenue, is getting a $7 million makeover (with $3.3 million being funded by the Miami Beach G.O. Bond Program). In 2007, the three-acre park was dedicated to former longtime Miami Beach resident Maurice Gibb, a member of the seven-time Grammy Award-winning group the Bee Gees, to memorialize his…

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Polo Park 2.0: A Super Speedy Summer Makeover

June 7, 2019

Breaking ground next month, Polo Park will undergo a speedy renovation as part of the G.O. Bond Program. In only one month of construction time, the park will reopen this August for public use with $500,000 in upgrades. Polo Park, located at 4301 Meridian Avenue, is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. It is equipped with a playground, tennis and basketball courts, and a multi-use baseball field…

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Making Summer Safer with G.O. Bond Securities

June 3, 2019

As the nation reflects on yet another mass shooting from last week, it is helpful to know that the City of Miami Beach has three separate public safety G.O. Bond projects that are officially in-the-works, including: 1. License Plate Readers (LPRs)
, 2. Public Safety Radio System
, 3. Security in Public Spaces. License Plate Readers use advanced software recognition technology to capture license plate tags and run them against nationwide…

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Paving the Way to Our Future…Literally!

May 13, 2019

On Friday May 10, the City of Miami Beach broke ground on the first two construction projects to be funded as part of the $439 million G.O. Bond Program that residents voted to approved just 6 months ago in a November referendum: Street Pavement and Sidewalk Improvements projects. Starting first with the areas that have been identified to be in the worst condition, a total of $43 million will be spent on renovating streets and sidewalks within and across South Beach…

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Resilience, In Action!

April 30, 2019

As the City of Miami Beach implements the G.O. Bond Program that residents voted to approve last November, it is important to remember WHY the capital investment is so vital to the future of Miami Beach. Let’s explore this through the lens of urban resilience! The G.O. Bond Program is a $439 million investment in the future of the city. Therefore, it is also a $439 million contribution towards its resilience status and sustainability…

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On Your Mark, Get Set, G.O.!

April 16, 2019

The first tranche of Miami Beach General Obligation Bonds hit the market today! City Manager Jimmy Morales and CFO John Woodruff traveled to New York City to personally oversee the bond pricing and sale process on Wall Street. The morning kicked off with a meeting at the offices of J.P. Morgan where the bonds were priced and prepared for distribution…

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Project Implementation Update #3

August 9, 2019

The purpose of this Letter to the Commission (“LTC”) is to advise you on the status of the implementation of the 38 General Obligation Bond (G .O. Bond) Projects approved by the City Commission for the first tranche of funding (Tranche 1)…

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Tree Planting Begins in North Beach

August 1, 2019

As part of the G.O. Bond-funded project to expand the city’s urban tree canopy, the city has partnered with Neat Streets Miami to start reforestation efforts in Normandy Isles neighborhoods and Brittany Bay Park…

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PRESS RELEASE – 7/31/19

August 1, 2019

Known for its unique urban tree canopy, the City of Miami Beach will soon be welcoming more trees into its green lush environment. Awarded a $40,000 grant from Neat Streets Miami…

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