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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Tis’ the Season!

December 4, 2019

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. Crespi Park and Stillwater Park received new perimeter fences and LED sports lights, and Normandy…

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Bettering the Beachwalk: An Oceanside Oasis for Both Humans & Hatchlings

November 21, 2019

On November 20, the city broke ground on yet another portion of the Miami Beach Beachwalk – a decorative paver path that when fully complete in early 2022, will provide residents and visitors with one seamless ocean-side pathway that stretches the length of the city’s entire east coast; from South Pointe Park up to 87 Terrace. The project, called Middle Beach Beachwalk Phase 3, will replace the current wooden boardwalk that exists between…

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365 Days and Counting

November 6, 2019

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…

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Saving Energy & Culture with New Cool Roofs

October 24, 2019

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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SoundScape Park: A Resolution Revolution

October 15, 2019

On Saturday, SoundScape Park unveiled its new 4K Ultra High Definition technology for the first time at New World Symphony’s 100th WALLCAST® concert and 32nd season opener. Hundreds of people gathered on the SoundScape Park lawn to watch the awe-inspiring symphony concert on a 7,000 square foot screen. The milestone event even further elevates Miami Beach as an international destination for arts and culture, as it is now home to the largest 4K screen in the country…

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Public Works Tackles First Quarter

September 19, 2019

Ever since the $30 million Street Pavement Project broke ground in May, the city’s Public Works Department has been hard at work to re-pave and resurface deteriorated streets across the city. Currently, the project is well ahead of schedule as 37,056 square yards of city streets have already been renovated. The streets being renovated as part of the G.O. Bond-funded Street Pavement project were identified…

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North Shore Park & Youth Center Gets GO-ing!

September 16, 2019

North Shore Park & Youth Center, located at 501 72 Street, is getting a $5.7 million G.O. Bond-funded makeover, and some project elements are already underway! Right now, the city is working to complete the following upgrades before the end of the 2019 calendar year: Installation of new LED lighting fixtures to improve visibility of sports fields and common areas. Painting of interior walls to improve overall building aesthetics. Between 2020 and 2022, the remaining project elements will commence. The scope of work includes…

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First Completed Project is a Miami Beach Home Run!

September 6, 2019

Just 10 months after Miami Beach residents voted to approve the G.O. Bond Program and just 5 months after the city sold its first round of bonds, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Polo Park to mark the first of 57 total projects to reach 100% completion. After just a couple months of construction time, Polo Park now showcases a beautifully renovated baseball field with…

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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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Miami Beach Kicks Off First Phase of $2M Traffic Calming Effort in Nautilus Neighborhood

July 16, 2019

Miami Beach Kicks Off First Phase of $2 Million Traffic Calming Effort in Nautilus Neighborhood. Join the City of Miami Beach as it breaks ground on the first portion of its citywide traffic calming project to make residential streets safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Beginning with the Nautilus area…

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July 2019 – Project Implementation Update #2

July 2, 2019

The purpose of this Letter to the Commission (LTC) is to advise you on the status of the implementation of the 38 G.O. Bond Projects approved by the City Commission for the first tranche of funding (Tranche 1) in the amount of $152,466,449 including insurance costs…

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Construction Advisory! Street & Sidewalk Repairs to Begin in North Beach

June 17, 2019

The work on Meridian Avenue between 5 and 15 street is almost complete. Maimonides Street, between Vichy Drive and Rue Notre Dame, will be repaired next. In July, Biarritz Drive and Allison Road will also be worked on.

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