Your Voice, Your Vote: A Two Year Overview

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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 Street.

 

Now, two years since the 2018 referendum and 18 months since the first project groundbreaking, the G.O. Bond Program has completed a number of quality-of-life improvements throughout the city. See an overview in the chart below, or CLICK HERE to open a PDF version!

PROJECT NAME PROJECT SCOPE SCOPE COMPLETED ALL/SOME NOTES
GO#2: COLLINS PARK

 

Replace the damaged paver pathways throughout the park and plaza with new, smooth and structurally-sound pavement.

 

ALL

 

(see photos)

Fully completed 5/20.
GO#3: CRESPI PARK

 

Replace the existing perimeter fence with a higher security fencing structure; construct a new walking/jogging path; add fresh paint and new flooring to pavilion and restroom areas.

 

ALL

 

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Fully completed 11/19
GO#4: FAIRWAY PARK

 

Replace the aged perimeter fence with higher-quality and higher-security fencing; refresh the pavilion, restroom and office facilities with a new paint job. SOME

 

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Pavilion, office, restrooms completed 5/20.

 

Fence is in planning.

GO#13: NORTH SHORE PARK & YOUTH CENTER

 

Improve park features and functions by adding two additional baseball fields with new artificial turf and a walking/jogging path; add LED lighting fixtures, more security cameras; replace the aged roof and install a generator.

 

SOME

 

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Cameras completed 2/20.

Lights & Paint completed 10/19.

Roof completed 12/19.

Generator completed 6/20.

 

Baseball fields, jogging path and other improvements are future projects.

GO#17: POLO PARK

 

Renovate the baseball field to include a new dugout area, additional spectator bleacher seats, higher fencing and safety netting; construct a new concrete perimeter pathway; add new park furnishings; improve irrigation and landscaping.

 

ALL

 

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Fully completed 8/19.
GO#18: SCOTT RAKOW YOUTH CENTER

 

Improve structural elements of youth center facilities to include: a full roof replacement, pool area renovations and new sports flooring; install high impact windows, an emergency generator, a new HVAC system and more security cameras.

 

SOME

 

(see photos)

Paint completed 11/19.

HVAC completed 12/19.

Roof completed 1/20.

Windows completed 4/20.

Generator completed 6/30.

Pool completed 7/20.

 

Gym floors are in design.

Other floors are a future project.

GO#19: SOUNDSCAPE PARK

 

Enhance the local arts and culture facility with upgraded WALLCAST technology and equipment; installing a custom 4K ultra high definition display system; construct a permanent restroom and storage facility.

 

SOME

 

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4K technology completed 9/19.

 

Restroom and storage facility is in planning.

GO#21: STILLWATER PARK

 

Replace the existing perimeter fence with a higher security fencing structure; construct a new walking/jogging path; add fresh paint and new flooring to pavilion and restroom areas.

 

ALL

 

(see photos)

Fully completed 11/19.
GO#26: ROOFS FOR CULTURAL FACILITIES

 

Preserve and strengthen cultural facilities at The Fillmore, Miami City Ballet and The Colony Theater by replacing aged and leaking roofs with structurally sound and resilient roofs.

 

ALL

 

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Fully completed.

Colony Theatre Roof completed 10/19.

Miami City Ballet Roof completed 1/20.

Fillmore roof completed 5/20.

 

GO#32: PALM & HIBISCUS LANDSCAPING

 

Beautify the islands with new landscaping installed along Palm Avenue, Fountain Street and neighborhood medians.

 

ALL

 

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Fully completed 3/20.
GO#33: STREET TREE MASTER PLAN

 

Plant up to 5,000 trees citywide, increasing overall shaded tree canopy coverage as part of the city's Street Tree Master Plan.

 

SOME

 

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750 trees citywide, completed.

 

Ongoing project.

GO#37: SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS

 

Renovate 25% of the city's sidewalks by replacing cracked and faulty sidewalk surfaces in areas citywide.

 

SOME

 

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300,000 square feet citywide completed.

 

Ongoing project.

GO#38: STREET PAVEMENT

 

Improve citywide roadway conditions by repaving and applying pavement preservation strategies to cracked and deteriorated streets that have been identified as having a below marginal Pavement Condition Index rating.

 

SOME

 

(some photos)

19 miles citywide, completed.

 

Ongoing project.

GO#42: TRAFFIC CALMING

 

Implement various traffic calming features in neighborhoods with heavy traffic and frequent speeding incidents. The neighborhoods include Nautilus, Bayshore, Normandy Isle and Palm View. Features include traffic circles, speed humps, designated bike lanes and reduced speed limit signs.

 

SOME

 

(some photos)

Nautilus bike lanes, speed bumps and signage completed.

 

Nautilus traffic circles are scheduled for construction. Other neighborhoods are future projects.

GO#47: LICENSE PLATE READERS

 

Install advanced software recognition technology and License Plate Readers to additional strategic locations throughout the city to assist crime-prevention efforts.

 

SOME

 

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MacArthur Causeway LPR completed 11/19.

71 Street Entrance LPR completed 7/20.

Julia Tuttle Entrance LPR completed 9/20.

 

Other readers citywide are in planning.

GO#52: LED LIGHTING IN PARKS

 

Upgrade sports and pathway lighting in Flamingo, North Shore, Normandy Isle, Tatum, Stillwater and Crespi parks to a modern LED technology system that illuminates outdoor areas while also saving energy.

 

SOME

 

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Crespi Park LED lighting completed 10/19.

Stillwater Park LED lighting completed 10/19.

Normandy Isle LED lighting completed 12/19.

 

Other parks LED lighting is a future project.

GO#53: SECURITY FOR PUBLIC SPACES

 

Install hostile vehicle barriers and decorative bollards (both stationary and mobile) to Entertainment District areas with frequent event activity and heavy foot traffic. Provide storage for housing portable bollards for use when crowd control is not needed.

 

SOME

 

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Portable bollards completed 7/19.

 

Convention Center bollards are in planning.

SoundScape Park bollards are in planning.

South Pointe Park bollards are in planning.

Lincoln Road bollards are a future project.

In 2021, the city looks forward to several other milestones, including the completion of GO#24: Middle Beach Beachwalk, as well as the groundbreaking of GO#10: Maurice Gibb Park. For a complete overview of schedules and timelines, CLICK HERE to see the G.O. Bond Progress Report, which is updated daily with the latest information.

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