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While You Were At Home

With the 2020 pandemic, we know that open public spaces, beautiful outdoor landscapes and prepared communities are more important than ever. The General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Program is for and by Miami Beach residents and its sole purpose is to improve quality-of-life in every neighborhood, citywide. That is why we never stopped working! As you begin…

Still GO-ing: A Brief Update

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so do our plans to bounce back with higher quality-of-life standards than ever before. See a brief update on what is happening with Miami Beach’s General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Program below. The Work – At this time, the G.O. Bond Program continues to move forward with no major disruption to its implementation schedule. Staff continues to work on all active projects…

Let’s Get Lush!

Globally recognized for its bold climate adaptation efforts, the City of Miami Beach continues to take progressive action on sea level rise and hurricane preparedness. As a coastal community that sits just 1,782 miles north of the equator, extreme heat is also a challenge that city officials have come to address as a life quality opportunity. Thanks to the city’s General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Program, Miami Beach residents will see $5 million worth of new Florida-native trees in the ground by 2030. Funding up to 5,000 trees…

Navigating the Project Dashboard: A Video Tutorial

Have you explored the G.O. Bond Project Dashboard recently? Watch the new video tutorial to learn how to easily navigate it! The city’s G.O. Bond Program team is committed to educating residents on the progress of the quality-of-life improvements that are being implemented across the city with municipal bond funds. Serving as a unique and innovative government resource…

Miami Beach Invests in FUN!

Good news, beach kids! The City of Miami Beach is investing in your FUN! As part of the G.O. Bond Program, a total of 10 playgrounds in 10 different parks will be redone across the city! Here are the details: Fisher Park, Flamingo Park, La Gorce Park, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Park, Maurice Gibb Park North Shore Park & Youth Center, Palm Island Park, Par 3 / Bayshore Park, South Pointe Park, Tatum Park…

Swinging into 2020

2019 was a BIG year for Miami Beach residents! 2019 was a BIG year for Miami Beach residents as the G.O. Bond Program got high off the ground. Flying by major milestones, the city completed renovations of Polo Park, Crespi Park and Stillwater Park, and the aged roofs at the Colony Theatre and the North Shore Youth Center were fully replaced. SoundScape Park received a major technology upgrade and the long-anticipated Middle Beach Beachwalk got started on construction. Hundreds of new trees were planted…

Tis’ the Season!

Thanks to Miami Beach residents, the city is being showered with gifts this holiday season! With the G.O. Bond Program well underway, quality-of-life enhancements can be seen popping up all over town! Last month, roadways were re-paved and re-surfaced on Lenox Avenue between 6 and 11 streets, and on 10 Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Alton Road. The North Shore Park & Youth Center was spruced up with a fresh interior paint job and new LED lighting fixtures. The Scott Rakow Youth Center was also refreshed with a new layer of interior and exterior paint…

365 Days and Counting

It was exactly one year ago – on November 6, 2018 – when an overwhelming 70% of Miami Beach voters elected to approve the $439 million G.O. Bond Program. Following that mandate – a G.O. Bond Program team was formed, a citizen led G.O. Bond Oversight Committee was established, a final project list was approved, the first tranche of bonds got issued, and the bonds sold quickly with high demand when they hit the market in mid-April. Less than one month after the extremely successful bond sale, the city celebrated its first G.O. Bond groundbreaking ceremony on…

Saving Energy & Culture with New Cool Roofs

The city completed its first of three cultural facility roof replacements that are funded by the G.O. Bond Program. With a new “cool roof”, The Colony Theatre can say goodbye to water-intrusive leaks and overly-high power bills. Aiding the preservation of the beloved Art Deco venue, the new roof raises the structural resilience of the entire building below it. The other two cultural facilities that are set to receive full roof replacements are The Fillmore and Miami City Ballet…

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