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Streetscape Bulletin- April 3-April 16, 2017

3/31/17

STREETSCAPE BULLETIN
Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue

Monday, April 03, 2017 – Sunday, April 16, 2017

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 Road will continue this week along with paver work on Giralda Avenue.

MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION –  April 03, 2017 to April 16, 2017

Block 300 – Drainage structure installation and pipe installation has started. LeJeune Plaza south drainage and tree planting is on the way. The southernmost lane will remain closed (similar to other blocks). Le Jeune Plaza drainage and oaks have been installed. Night work will be performed this week. Work in the North side of the block will commence on the week of April 10th.

Block 200 – Planter areas to be prepared for new landscaping. Preparation of sidewalk closest to the buildings will be prepared to receive pavers and concrete strip for hurricane pins. Stone benches have been installed and bollards are being installed.

Block 100 – Preparation of sidewalk closest to the buildings will be prepared to receive pavers. Stone benches and bollards are being installed. Work staging in the North side of the block will commence on the week of April 10th.

Block 000 – Oak trees have been planted, Cassia trees have been planted and Date palms have been installed on south side. Installation of Date Palms on the North side has commenced, 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. Some night work will be performed this week.

GIRALDA AVENUE CONSTRUCTION –  April 03, 2017 to April 16, 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 of the street. Also, pavers have been installed on the east plaza and will continue installation to the west. Temporary lighting has been installed. Drill shaft for catenary system have been dug and are awaiting catenary poles to arrive. We will continue to open paved areas as they are completed. Date palms for the center of the street are soon to come.

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.

IMPORTANT GIRALDA NEWS: The City of Coral Gables Commission voted to close Giralda Plaza to cars as a pilot project for a two-year period, as requested by the majority of businesses and property owners on the street. A dining plan is in the works to provide greater clarity with respect to outdoor seating locations, furniture and fees.

NIGHT WORK SCHEDULE MIRACLE MILE (10:00PM to 7:00AM):

4/4/2017  Block 000 Full east bound closure. Irrigation installation to the median.

4/5/2017  Block 200 Full east bound closure. Irrigation installation to the median.

Ponce De Leon and Miracle Mile. South bound closure at Ponce de Leon and Miracle Mile, One lane closure North Bound at Ponce and Miracle Mile.

4/6/2017  Ponce De Leon and Miracle Mile. South bound closure at Ponce de Leon and Miracle Mile, One lane closure North Bound at Ponce and Miracle Mile.

CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE MAP –  NEWLY REVISED

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]

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, April 5: Yoga

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 coralgables.com/wellnesswednesdays.

FLOWER MARKET

Every Thursday & Friday, 11a.m. – 6p.m.

Through June 16th 2017

Bring the beautiful colors of Spring home with fresh cut flowers and plants. Now through  the  end  of  Spring,  the  City  of Coral Gables invites you to visit The Flower Market at Plaza Aragon.

On Thursdays and Fridays, from 11a.m. to

6p.m., quaint flower carts will be located on Plaza Aragon, on the corner of Aragon Avenue and Merrick Way.

For more information, visit

CoralGables.com/FlowerMarket.

GIRALDA AL FRESCO

Every Saturday on the New Giralda Plaza!

Every Saturday, starting April 8th, the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Business Improvement District will bring you  Giralda  Al  Fresco,  where  you  can dine outside, all day, on the section of the street with new pavers.

Enjoy spring outdoors while you get a glimpse of the beautiful pavers on Giralda.

For         more         information,         visit

CoralGables.com/GiraldaAlFresco.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS Wednesday, April 12: 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

coralgables.com/wellnesswednesdays.

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 call 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  786-437-6771  /   [email protected]  or  Roberto  Gutierrez  at  305-445-2900  / [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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