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Streetscape Bulletin- March 6- March 19, 2017

3/03/17

STREETSCAPE BULLETIN –

Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue

Monday, March 06, 2017 – Sunday, March 19, 2017

PLEASE NOTE starting Monday, March 6th, 2017, due to the repetitious nature of the current work taking place on the Streetscape Project, the Streetscape Bulletin will be sent bi- weekly. In addition, special notifications will be sent as needed for news and information requiring your more immediate attention.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE*

The work being done this week is repetitive for the next few weeks in each block being worked on. Simultaneous roadway reconstruction work along Miracle Mile from LeJeune Road to Salzedo and Ponce de Leon Boulevard to Douglas Avenue will continue this week along with paver work at Giralda Avenue.

MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION –  March 06, 2017 to March 19, 2017

Block 300- Drainage excavation commenced on February 6, 2017. Drainage structure installation and pipe installation has started. The southernmost lane will remain closed (similar to other blocks).

Block 200 – Planter areas to be prepared for new landscaping. Preparation of sidewalk closest to the buildings will be prepared to receive pavers.

Block 100 –Preparation of sidewalk closest to the buildings will be prepared to receive pavers.

Block 000 –Oak Trees have been planted on the west side of midblock crossing. New Palm Trees to be planted, paver installation to continue going east. 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 –  March 06, 2017 to March 19, 2017

The work being done this week is repetitive. Installation of pavers will continue east until completion. Bridalveil trees have been installed on the northeast corner the street. Underground electrical installation to start this week followed by paver installation at the Plaza. Temporary lighting has been installed. Drill shafts for the Catenary lighting will commence. We will continue to open paved areas from east to west as they are completed.

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  from  pedestrian  traffic.  Temporary  crossings  have  been  installed  and  will  be  relocated  as construction continues.

PARKING VOUCHERS

The 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 Seasons 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 may provide complimentary valet vouchers to their customers, at their discretion. Merchants requiring additional vouchers should contact the Parking Department at [email protected] or 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 AVENUES

Project Information / Schedule

The 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.

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:

Luis Rojas                                                             Adriana Lamar

Construction Manager                                          Chief of Public and Governmental Affairs

Tel: 786-402-1292                                                Tel: 786-552-8087

E-Mail:  [email protected]     E-Mail:  [email protected]

MEET THE NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: BEATRIZ ECHEMENDIA

The Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue Streetscape project has a new Public Information Officer, Beatriz Echemendia. Beatriz (also known as “Betty”) has experience in the areas of Graphics Design, Illustration Concept Development, Public Information, and Technical Editing.  She has served as a Technical Editor, Records Coordinator, and Assistant Public Information Officer on several projects from Planning, Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Studies, Design, and Construction. Let’s welcome Betty to the Team and feel free to contact her with any questions/concerns/issues you may have regarding this project.  Contact information is at the end of this bulletin.

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN

JAZZ IN THE GABLES

Tuesday, March 7th

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 jazz concert by the MJC All-Stars with special guest Desiree Bannister on Tuesday evening in a beautiful outdoor setting.

*Merchants wanting to participate should call 305-460-5392 or email [email protected]

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS Wednesday, March 8: Boot Camp Every Wednesday from 6 -7p.m. Through May 2017

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. Classes are held weather-permitting.

For a schedule, visit coralgbables.com/wellnesswednesdays.

JAZZ IN THE GABLES

Tuesday, March 14th

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 jazz concert by Mad Romance on Tuesday evening in a beautiful outdoor setting.

*Merchants wanting to participate should call 305-460-5392 or email [email protected]

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS Wednesday, March 15: Zumba Every Wednesday from 6 -7p.m. Through May 2017

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.  Classes  are  held weather permitting.

For a schedule, visit coralgbables.com/wellnesswednesdays.

MOVIES ON THE MILE Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark

Thursday, March 16th

7 – 9 p.m.

The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile

Courtesy of the McBride Family

Catch the last free movie of the season! Please bring your blankets or chairs.

*Merchants wanting to participate should ca

305-460-5392 or email [email protected]

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.

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

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 Beatriz Echemendia, Public Information Officer at 786-437-6171 / [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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