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7 Miles of Milestones

Yesterday, the City of Miami Beach celebrated the completion of the final segment of the Beachwalk amenity — a beautiful 7-mile oceanside promenade that spans across the entire length of the city’s east coast. City Manager Alina Hudak was joined by Mayor Gelber, City Commissioners, project partners, staff and residents for a ribbon-cutting ceremony…

Building the Beachwalk – The Final Stretch

The City of Miami Beach is getting closer to completing the final section of its new and improved Beachwalk amenity – a paved oceanside pathway that spans the entire length of the city’s east coast. The 7-mile Beachwalk project has been constructed in phases since the early…

Fire Station 1: Rebuild to the Rescue

Did you know that the City of Miami Beach is working on a project to replace its South Beach fire station? Fire Station 1, which is currently located at 1051 Jefferson Ave., will be relocated to a centralized property within the South Beach service area that will allow for expanded emergency coverage and reduced response times…

Surveilling South Beach

The Miami Beach Police Department has been working hard to increase security camera coverage across the city, and major progress has been made. With funding from the 2018 voter-approved General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Program, dozens of new security cameras were recently added to several of South Beach’s most high impact areas. The amount of 24-hour surveillance infrastructure on Ocean Drive has now doubled…

Miami Beach G.O. Bonds: Smarter, Better, Faster, Stronger

On April 21, the City Commission approved a revised implementation plan for the G.O. Bond Program that effectively reduces the total number of planned bond issuances from four to three. This allows the city to take advantage of current low interest rates to appropriate funds faster and start projects sooner. With the revised implementation…

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…

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