Three sections of our City are well underway with Capital improvements. North Beach and South Beach have various stages of construction and there’s more on the way. Eighty percent of Miami Beach FL real estate improvement projects are ahead of schedule, so it won’t be long before you can enjoy new and improved streets, drainage, lighting and landscaping, as well as other improved infrastructure.
South Pointe Park is to be completed early 2009 as dunes are being created, a serpentine walkway that traverses a rising berm, open palm lawns, a new park pavilion with a unique rooftop event area and the foundation has been poured on one of the most exciting elements in the park… the “cut walk”. A 20 foot wide elevated promenade providing breathtaking views of Government Cut. Final touches to South Pointe Park include pedestrian friendly yet turtle safe lighting along the cut walk, a new destination entrance at Washington Avenue, distinctive and interactive water features and more. The jewel in its crown will be the Art in Public Places installation of “Drift,” in it’s exact scale model of an iceberg created by world class artist Inigo Ovalle. Also the streets between Collins and Ocean Drive from 6th Street to 14th Street are being updated with new sidewalks, striped pavement, lighting and landscaping with noticeable improvements to the pedestrian experience.
Belle Isle Park & Street Improvements are also close to completion. This 3.3 Acre green space is nestled between the Venetian Causeway and Island Drive South and improvements include enhanced landscaping, new pedestrian walkways, a playground with furnishings such as benches and trash receptacles. Plans are also in the works for a bark park for canine residents’ enjoyment…Arff!
The new Normandy Shores Golf Course and Clubhouse is on track for completion this year with the same course challenge and configuration as before yet with greener environmentally friendly grass and the nines reversed. Same as the Miami Beach Golf Course in the Bayshore neighborhood, the course will be bright green with eleven beautiful water features. The City of Miami Beach decided to honor the history by renovating the clubhouse to reflect it’s original design. A kitchen, 80 cart capacity barn with additional locker rooms for men & women and new restrooms.
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