PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape project is underway. The goal of the project is to enhance the economic vitality of the Downtown Coral Gables district by transforming some of the City’s main commercial streets, Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue. The improvements are intended to provide a cohesive pedestrian-friendly experience with garden areas, outdoor dining, improved lighting, way finding, public art and more.

PROJECT LIMITS

The Miracle Mile improvements will be executed from the eastern side at Douglas Road (SW 37th Ave) to the western end at LeJuene Road (SW 42nd Ave). The Giralda Avenue improvements begin at Galiano Street on the east to Ponce de Leon Boulevard on the west.

Project Brochure

Community Awareness Program Contact Log for Miracle Mile

Community Awareness Contact Log (Giralda Avenue)

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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 Ponce De Leon Boulevard to Galiano Street and along Giralda Avenue from Ponce De Leon Boulevard to Galiano Street began two weeks ago. This work includes existing roadway demolition, trench excavation, drainage work and tree installation. The drainage work encompasses installation of high performance storm sewer drainage pipe, installation of concrete and PVC structures in order to collect part of the storm and roof drain water runoff. The work scheduled for block 000 has been postponed in order to minimize impact to businesses. We will focus all our efforts on Giralda Avenue and on Miracle Mile Block 200 and Block 100.

Pedestrian access to the stores will be maintained at all times.

STOREFRONT RENOVATION PERMIT PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES ON MIRACLE MILE & GIRALDA AVENUE

The City is assisting businesses looking to renovate storefronts during the Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue Streetscape project. City permit fees will be waived for all outdoor façade improvements, as well as improvements to the sidewalk pavers within private property along storefronts fronting or adjacent to the Streetscape project. Only businesses within the Project’s assessment area are eligible. The program is only available during the Streetscape construction period.
To help businesses, City staff will assist shop owners in completing paperwork and monitoring plan review and inspection processes.  Impact fees, taxes, special assessments and/or permit fees associated with other government entities will not be waived.

Paperwork required for this program includes:

  • Two copies of signed and sealed engineering and architectural drawings (including structural calculations).
  • Two copies of the Product Control Notice of Approval (NOA) from Miami Dade County or State of Florida.
  • Floor plans and elevations should be drawn at minimum 1/4”=1’0” scale.
  • Also provide photographs of existing conditions for reference.

For more information, contact Jorge Pino, Plans Processor/Mobile Permit Coordinator at jpino@coralgables.com, 305-460-5272 or Cristina Anderson, Plans Coordinator Assistant, canderson@coralgables.com, 305-460-5249

All work will be carried out on weekdays between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No night work or weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Giralda Avenue at this time. The construction schedule is weather permitting.

All efforts will be made to minimize the effects of the construction activities to area residents, businesses and motorists. It is anticipated that vehicular traffic will not be permitted during the construction period along the project limits mentioned above. During this phase of the construction, sidewalks access will be maintained to local businesses and their customers. Businesses will be notified in advance of any project-related activity that might impact access to individual businesses.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Streetscape Project Contact:
Public Information Officer
Sandra Hodge, STANTEC
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 901
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: 786-444-6383
Email: Sandra.hodge@stantec.com


Advisory Bulletin August 17- Giralda Avenue Construction

Advisory Bulletin June 20 – Miracle Mile Roadway Reconstruction

Advisory Bulletin June 2 – Saturday Work

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Advisory Bulletin,  May 21, 2016 Saturday Work

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Advisory Bulletin, April 26, 2016

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, April 25, 2016

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

NEWS UPDATES/HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN

Town Hall Meeting

Monday, September 26th      3 – 5 p.m.

Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre

280 Miracle Mile

 Parking at City Garages 1 & 4 on Andalusia Avenue will be validated for attendees.

Thank you for attending the recent Streetscape Town Hall meeting and sharing your ideas and concerns. We heard them loud and clear and are making every effort to address each of them. We care about your issues as your concerns are our concerns. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been working non-stop with each of the stakeholders to find answers to your questions and solutions to your concerns. We invite you again to join the conversation and discuss the progress at Town Hall Meeting.

Miami New Times lists the Ten Best Things to Do in Coral Gables! 

The Miami New Times recently featured the Ten Best Things to do in our City Beautiful. From the first art museum in South Florida, to Venetian Pool, Actors’ Playhouse, and the iconic Biltmore Hotel, to the incredibly delicious dining experiences our City has to offer. To read the full article, click here: http://bit.ly/2cKRLXp

Updates & Links

Town Hall Meeting Notice 9/22/16

Town Hall Meeting Video

Town Hall Meeting Notice

Link to Miami Herald article on the road closure of the eastbound lanes

Dine Out Press Release_2016

Link to Miami Herald article on Groundbreaking

Link to Coral Gables News article on Groundbreaking

Link to Coral Gables Television video on Groundbreaking

MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION-from September 26,2016 to October 2,2016 

Block 100 – Full block phase 1 drainage work is completed! Roof drain t-connections will be installed this week and preparation for the irrigation system will follow at the end of the week.

Block 200 – Trees are coming your way! Trenching for the irrigation system and the first row of trees has started from west to east including backfilling with engineered soil for tree root growth. Tree installation will start Monday September 26. In addition to this, phase 2 drainage installation started last week and will be complete by beginning of the week.

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

The second and final phase of drainage installation started last week and will continue into next week. This work includes concrete work in order to align the drainage system. The work started at the east end of Giralda and will continue towards the west. This drainage work will be complete this week.

The street is now 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.

Valet Service is available to your clients. A Valet Station is located at the northeast corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue and another station is located on the west side of Galiano Street between Giralda Avenue and Aragon Avenue on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during lunch from Noon and 4:00 p.m

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times on the south side of Miracle Mile from Le Jeune Road to Douglas Road.

Miracle Mile – No weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Miracle Mile at this time.

Giralda Avenue – No weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Giralda Avenue at this time.

Please drive cautiously and obey all signs in construction zones.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Streetscape Project Contact:

Sandra Hodge, Public Information Officer, 786-437-6689 or by sandra.hodge@stantec.com 

Construction Information Line at 786-444-6383

Traffic Updates

Streetscape Bulletin- Septemeber 26- Ocober 2, 2016

Streetscape Bulletin-September 19-September 21, 2016

Streetscape Bulletin- September 12-September 18,2016

Traffic Impact Bulletin- September 5,2016-September 11, 2016

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 29- September 4

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 15-August 21

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 8-August 14

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 1-August 7

 

 

 

 

PARKING/OPEN BUSINESSES

PLAN SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULE

Miracle Mile
Red – Phase 1 Starts July 2016 Substantial Completion April 2017
Blue – Phase 2 Starts July 2016 Substantial Completion May 2017
Yellow – Phase 3 Starts September 2016 Substantial Completion June 2017
Green – Phase 4 Starts September 2016 Substantial Completion July 2017
Pink – Phase 5 Starts November 2016 Substantial Completion September 2017
Grey – Phase 6 Starts November 2016 Substantial Completion August 2017
Aqua – Phase 7 Start December 2016 Substantial Completion September 2017
Black – Phase 8 Starts December 2016 Substantial Completion October 2017
Giralda Avenue
Red – Phase 1 Starts August 2016 Substantial Completion May 2017

Renderings & Siteplans

Construction Contact Information

Public Information Officer
Sandra Hodge, STANTEC
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 901
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: 786-444-6383
Email: Sandra.hodge@stantec.com

General Manager
Andres Diaz PE, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

Project Manager
Guillermo Yunez, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

Superintendent
Michael Jankowski, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

 

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Construction Manager

PARTNERS:

Architects

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This project is supported by the Building Better Communities bond program and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County.

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