Streetscape Bulletin- November 28-December 4, 2016
ADVISORY – COMING JANUARY 2017
Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) Capital Improvement Program is planning to upgrade the water service in the City of Coral Gables. The improvements include water main and water service replacements. The work will take place on the north side of the median on Miracle Mile from Le Juene Road (SW 42nd Avenue) going east to Douglas Avenue (SW 37th Avenue). The County anticipates doing night work.
Pedestrian access to the stores will be maintained at all times. New paths and crosswalks are temporarily being installed as construction progresses.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION – from November 28, 2016 to December 4, 2016
Block 200 – Irrigation is being finalized. Soil is being prepared for pavers.
Block 100 – Irrigation, the foundation for the column lights at the crosswalks and control panels are all being installed. Soil Prepared for pavers
Block 000 – Milling on the south side (outer lane) has been completed. Excavation for new drainage and new electrical will continue this week along with the placement of structural soil for new trees. This will include the full closure of the eastbound lane (south side) of Miracle Mile from Le Jeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) to Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue). We will have appropriate signage advising of the detours.
One lane of traffic will remain open at all times on the south side of Miracle Mile from Le Jeune Road to Douglas Road.
GIRALDA AVENUE CONSTRUCTION – from November 28, 2016 to December 4, 2016
The foundation for the column lights will be installed.
A paver mockup is anticipated to be done on the southwest corner of Giralda Avenue.
The street is closed to vehicular traffic; however, pedestrian access to the businesses will be maintained at all times for the duration of construction. Water barriers have been installed in order to separate the work zone and pedestrian traffic. Temporary crossings have been installed and will be relocated as construction continues.
MIRACLE MILE PARKING VOUCHERS
The City of Coral Gables has made parking vouchers available to merchants for the use of their customers. The vouchers were provided to the Business Improvement District (BID) for distribution. Please call the BID at 305-569-0311 to pick up your vouchers.
GIRALDA AVENUE PARKING VOUCHERS
Giralda’s Restaurant Row Offering Free Valet: In partnership with the City, Restaurant Row merchants on the 100 block of Giralda Avenue will provide complimentary valet vouchers to their customers, at their discretion.
NEW HOURS! A valet station is now operating at the northeast corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue for lunch (11a.m. – 5p.m.) and dinner (6p.m. – 12a.m.) Monday to Saturday. There is another station on the west side of Galiano Street between Giralda Avenue and Aragon Avenue operating for lunch (11a.m. – 4p.m.) and dinner (6 – 11p.m.) Monday to Saturday. The valet station will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. We will monitor valet traffic at this location for a few weeks.
HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN
GIRALDA’S RESTAURANT ROW OFFERING FREE VALET
In partnership with the City, Restaurant Row merchants on the 100 block of Giralda Avenue will provide complimentary valet vouchers to their customers, at their discretion. Valet locations are located at each end of Giralda Avenue on Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street. Additional convenient and affordable parking locations are available throughout Downtown Coral Gables. Please support our local businesses on Giralda Avenue and Miracle Mile during the holiday season.
JAZZ IN THE GABLES
Every Tuesday from 6 – 7:30p.m.
The City of Coral Gables invites you to enjoy a live jazz concert by Gary Keller Organ Trio on Tuesday evening in a beautiful outdoor setting. The free concert series takes place every Tuesday through March 2017 at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family, a green space between BurgerFi and Barnes & Noble.
Merchants that want to participate please call 305-460-5392 or email [email protected]
Every Wednesday from 6 -7p.m.
Through May 2017
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile
Courtesy of the McBride Family
Grab your yoga mat and water bottle! The City of Coral Gables is offering free yoga, boot camp and zumba classes in partnership with green monkey!
Join us every Wednesday at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family, from 6 – 7p.m. Classes will be held on weather-permitting basis. For a schedule, visit the website www.CoralGables.com/wellnesswednesdays.
STAY IN TOUCH
Please remember to visit the Gables Streetscape website for the latest up-to-date information on construction and programming, www.gablesstreetscape.com.
Have questions or concerns? Please call the Construction Information Hotline at 786-444-6383 or contact Sandra Hodge, Public Information Officer at 786-437-6689 / [email protected] or Roberto Gutierrez at 786- 437-6786 / [email protected]
* The construction schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.