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Streetscape Bulletin- February 8- February 12, 2017

2/07/17

STREETSCAPE BULLETIN
Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue
Tuesday, February 8, 2017–Sunday, February 12, 2017

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE*Block 300- Milling and concrete removal has taken place. The southernmost lane will remain closed (similar to other blocks) after the milling takes place. Drainage excavation will commence 2/6/2017 followed by drainage structure installation and pipe installation.

Block 200 – Metal tree edging restraints and minor electrical work to take place this week.

Block 100 – Irrigation, all electrical work for the service point and irrigation east of the crosswalk is in progress. The bedding base is being prepared for the pavers and paver installation has started and will continue east of the crosswalk.  Paver installation to continue beyond the existing sidewalk all week.

Block 000 – Demolition and excavation for new drainage and electrical system west of the midblock crossing starts this week. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times on the south side of Miracle Mile from LeJeune Road to Douglas Road.

GIRALDA AVENUE CONSTRUCTION –  February 8, 2017 to February 12, 2017

Installation of pavers will continue east until completion. The removal of a portion of the sidewalk at the northeast corner of Giralda by the plaza has started. Bridalveil trees have been installed on the southeast corner the street. Electrical installation to start this week followed by paver  installation  at  the  Plaza  the  week  of January  13.  Paver installation at the west side to continue this week.

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.

PARKING VOUCHERSThe City of Coral Gables has made parking vouchers for public parking garages available to merchants for the use of their customers. The vouchers were provided to the Business Improvement District (BID) for distribution to businesses being directly impacted by construction. Please call the BID at 305-569-0311 to pick up or ask for additional vouchers.

MIRACLE MILE VALET PARKING

The valet station on the 300 block is located by the Seasons 52 Restaurant on the north side of the block. All valet vehicles are being delivered to the alley behind Season’s 52 after 10 p.m.

GIRALDA AVENUE VALET PARKING VOUCHERS

In addition to the parking vouchers provided to merchants for nearby garages, Giralda’s Restaurant Row is also 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. Merchants requiring additional vouchers should contact the Parking Department at 305-460-5541.

A valet station is now operating at the northeast corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue for lunch (11a.m. – 5 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m. – 12 a.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. – 4 p.m.) and dinner (6 – 11 p.m.) Monday to Saturday. The valet station will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

NEW WATER MAIN ALONG MIRACLE MILE FROM SW 37 TO 42 AVENUESThe Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has embarked on a capital improvement project that will make necessary upgrades to the water and sewer infrastructure. WASD is installing a new 16-inch Water Main along Miracle Mile (on the north side of the median), from SW 37 to 42 Avenues.

The upgrade will not affect the water or wastewater services in the area. All  efforts  will  be  made  to  minimize  the  effects  of  the  construction activities to area residents, businesses and motorists. WASD will notify businesses in advance of any project-related activity that might impact access to storefronts.

Project Information / Schedule

Phase 2 of the project is currently underway (started Tuesday, January 17th with a projected completion date of May 2017). The construction work will occur between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., Sunday to Thursday only. The work will require phased roadway closures of both lanes on the north side of Miracle Mile during the construction times at night.  Lanes will reopen to traffic by 10:00 a.m. every morning. The site will be cleared of construction equipment as the street reopens each morning. Block-by-block construction work will begin on LeJeune Road, progressing toward Douglas Road. On-street parking will be impacted by this project between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. For a list of municipal parking garage and valet parking locations, visit  www.gablesstreetscape.com.  When the street is closed at

10:00 p.m. restaurant customers on the closed block will be provided an alternative location for retrieving their vehicles.

For More WASD Information:

Adriana Lamar

Chief of Public and Governmental Affairs

Tel: 786-552-8087

E-Mail:  [email protected]

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWNJAZZ IN THE GABLES Every Tuesday from 6 – 7:30p.m. The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile Courtesy of the McBride Family

The City of Coral Gables invites you to enjoy a live jazz concert by Maria Rivas on Tuesday evening in a beautiful outdoor setting. The free concert series takes place through March 2017 at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, courtesy of the McBride Family, a green space between BurgerFi and Barnes & Noble.

*Merchants wanting to participate should call

305-460-5392 or email [email protected]

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS Every Wednesday from 6 -7p.m. Through May 2017Grab 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 websit www.CoralGables.com/wellnesswednesdays

MOVIES ON THE MILE: TOP GUN

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile Courtesy of the McBride Family

The City of Coral Gables and the Art Cinema invite you to a free screening of Top Gun. Light bites and beverages will be for sale. Join us on the green space between Barnes & Noble and BurgerFi. Municipal parking garages on

Andalusia are just $1 per hour. Green space opens promptly at 6pm; bring a blanket or chair for seating. For a schedule, visit the website www.CoralGables.com/MoviesontheMile.

HARD HAT HAPPY HOUR

Every Wednesday starting at 5p.m.

Grab a bite, get a drink, and talk some shop. It’s all happening Wednesdays in Downtown Coral Gables. Join the Business Improvement District (BID) every Wednesday for Hard Hat Happy Hour and enjoy the best midweek pick- me-up Miami has to offer. Visit all participating restaurants and bars. Cheers!

*Merchants wanting to participate should call the BID at 305-569-0311.  For more information, visit  www.ShopCoralGables.com

STAY IN TOUCHPlease 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.

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