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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Your Voice, Your Vote: A Two Year Overview

November 6, 2020

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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Revitalizing 41 Street, From the Ground-Up

October 1, 2020

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…

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A Note of Gratitude, From Your City Staff

August 14, 2020

Dear Residents, 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…

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Bayshore Park Sets its Course

July 13, 2020

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 G.O. Bond project will greatly…

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Cool Construction: Roof Replacements!

June 18, 2020

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 bid au revoir to…

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Facility of the Future: Health, Wellness and Opportunity

June 2, 2020

Last month, the City of Miami Beach unveiled the final Design Criteria Package (DCP) for the 72 Street Community Complex – the G.O. Bond project with the largest budget and the highest potential local impact. The 3,000+ page document includes detailed…

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While You Were At Home

May 19, 2020

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…

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Still GO-ing: A Brief Update

April 13, 2020

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…

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Let’s Get Lush!

February 21, 2020

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…

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Navigating the Project Dashboard: A Video Tutorial

February 12, 2020

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…

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Miami Beach Invests in FUN!

January 15, 2020

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…

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Swinging into 2020

January 2, 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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Stillwater and Crespi Park Projects Accelerate Program Progress Forward

July 11, 2019

Two North Beach parks are getting quick G.O. Bond-funded fixes this month. Stillwater Park, located at 8440 Hawthorne Avenue, and Crespi Park, located at 7820 Crespi Boulevard, both consist of a basketball court, a playground, an open green space and a covered pavilion. Thanks to the city’s G.O. Bond Program, the pavilion and restroom facilities at both parks will…

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

June 25, 2019

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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Polo Park 2.0: A Super Speedy Summer Makeover

June 7, 2019

Breaking ground next month, Polo Park will undergo a speedy renovation as part of the G.O. Bond Program. In only one month of construction time, the park will reopen this August for public use with $500,000 in upgrades. Polo Park, located at 4301 Meridian Avenue, is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. It is equipped with a playground, tennis and basketball courts, and a multi-use baseball field…

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Making Summer Safer with G.O. Bond Securities

June 3, 2019

As the nation reflects on yet another mass shooting from last week, it is helpful to know that the City of Miami Beach has three separate public safety G.O. Bond projects that are officially in-the-works, including: 1. License Plate Readers (LPRs)
, 2. Public Safety Radio System
, 3. Security in Public Spaces. License Plate Readers use advanced software recognition technology to capture license plate tags and run them against nationwide…

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Paving the Way to Our Future…Literally!

May 13, 2019

On Friday May 10, the City of Miami Beach broke ground on the first two construction projects to be funded as part of the $439 million G.O. Bond Program that residents voted to approved just 6 months ago in a November referendum: Street Pavement and Sidewalk Improvements projects. Starting first with the areas that have been identified to be in the worst condition, a total of $43 million will be spent on renovating streets and sidewalks within and across South Beach…

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Resilience, In Action!

April 30, 2019

As the City of Miami Beach implements the G.O. Bond Program that residents voted to approve last November, it is important to remember WHY the capital investment is so vital to the future of Miami Beach. Let’s explore this through the lens of urban resilience! The G.O. Bond Program is a $439 million investment in the future of the city. Therefore, it is also a $439 million contribution towards its resilience status and sustainability…

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On Your Mark, Get Set, G.O.!

April 16, 2019

The first tranche of Miami Beach General Obligation Bonds hit the market today! City Manager Jimmy Morales and CFO John Woodruff traveled to New York City to personally oversee the bond pricing and sale process on Wall Street. The morning kicked off with a meeting at the offices of J.P. Morgan where the bonds were priced and prepared for distribution…

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Middle Beach Beachwalk: Construction Update!

October 6, 2020

The preexisting wooden boardwalk has been completely demolished and work is taking place along the entire project limit. Please note that due to the nature of the project, some areas may not see work taking place for a few…

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41 Street Corridor – Schematic Design Options

October 1, 2020

See two schematic design options presented by AECOM to revitalize the 41 Street Corridor with the G.O. Bond-funded $15M budget…

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Bayshore Park / Par 3 Project Update

September 14, 2020

The City of Miami Beach has submitted the required environmental reports and received preliminary approval for the design of the lake by Miami-Dade County Environmental…

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