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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…

SoundScape Park: A Resolution Revolution

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…

Public Works Tackles First Quarter

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…

North Shore Park & Youth Center Gets GO-ing!

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…

First Completed Project is a Miami Beach Home Run!

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…

Scott Rakow Youth Center: Roots & Renovations

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…

Picking Up the Pace for Pedestrian-Friendly Neighborhoods

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…

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

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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