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Smoother Streets Sweep the City

Fresh concrete and smooth asphalt is appearing on formerly-deteriorated streets and sidewalks, and it is vastly improving the walking, driving and biking experience in Miami Beach neighborhoods. With over 21 lane miles of roadway renovations already completed and an additional 20 lane miles planned for the remainder of…

Meet Karen Rivo, Woman in Charge

As a long-time resident of Middle Beach, an advocate of Miami-Dade County public schools, a registered nurse, and a friendly neighbor, I am deeply committed to this beautiful community. Miami Beach is a place that I am proud to serve and call home. With passionate residents and a determined staff, a lot of good can be accomplished for this and future generations…

Millions for Middle Beach: 41 Street Corridor

The Miami Beach City Commission has approved a conceptual streetscape design for a $15 million G.O. Bond project that will revitalize the 41 Street business corridor. The corridor runs from Alton Road to Pine Tree Drive over the Biscayne Waterway and through five major intersections. To make room for added pedestrian space, the project calls for…

Growing Greener with Shade Trees

The City of Miami Beach continues to plant new shade trees by the hundreds as it works to expand the shady tree canopy from 17% to 22% by 2040. Of the more than 1,000 new shade trees planted throughout the city over the past two years, 759 were funded by the 2018 voter-approved General Obligation (G.O.) Bond! $5 million of the total $439 million program budget is dedicated to the…

Your Voice, Your Vote: A Two Year Overview

Two years ago — on Nov. 6, 2018 — an overwhelming 70% of Miami Beach voters approved 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 on Wall…

Revitalizing 41 Street, From the Ground-Up

Miami Beach’s 41 Street is a major city entry point, a convenient business district, and a central community hub. As a busy state-owned throughway that is also pedestrian-heavy, it is one of the city’s most visible corridors. Still, the photographs speak for themselves. Although it looks beautiful from the sky, ground-level sights could use some work…

A Note of Gratitude, From Your City Staff

This year has been unexpectedly and exceptionally difficult. It has challenged our wellness, our safety, our sense of security, and the routine of our daily lives. Yet still, the City of Miami Beach remains to be a place of beauty, passion, creativity, and community. Historically, it is a city that is known to adapt and then thrive…

Bayshore Park Sets its Course

Miami Beach’s empty former golf course (located at 2795 Prairie Avenue) is on its way to being transformed in to a beautiful 19-acre public park. Inclusive of a lake with scenic walking paths, an outdoor amphitheater, exercise equipment, a children’s playground, a dog park, a butterfly garden, shady pavillions, and six tennis courts, the $15.7 million…

Cool Construction: Roof Replacements!

The G.O. Bond Program has completed full roof replacements at five beloved city-owned facilities: Colony Theatre, The Fillmore, Miami City Ballet, North Shore Youth Center, and Scott Rakow Youth Center. With new energy-efficient cool roofs, these facilities can finally …

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