The CRA has worked with an architecture firm over the last several months to develop design guidelines for Hanford Boulevard. The Hanford Boulevard Kit of Parts final designs will be presented to the CRA Board for approval in March 2023.
The CRA’s intent is for all new development and redevelopment to uphold a high-design standard that conveys those impressive attributes, which attract a “live, work, play” environment, and transform the city from a drive-through community to a drive-to community. The Streetscape Kit-of-Parts is intended to unify development and establish a framework for coordinating streetscape elements within the public right-of-way (ROW).
The execution of these elements will be coordinated amongst the City of North Miami Beach Public Works Department, the CRA, and the development community. Such improvements are intended to establish a palette of streetscape furnishings and treatments that unite redevelopment within the pedestrian realm and improve streetscape conditions that enforce a unique design identity for this key area of the Fulford Mixed-Use Town Center District. Although developers will largely be responsible for installing the
new streetscape furnishings and treatments, the CRA will install new crosswalks along Hanford Boulevard in the future.
In an effort to create a cohesive pedestrian experience between the future Senior Center and CRA Office, the NMB Library, Mishcon Park, and the commercial plaza, the CRA is comprehensively reviewing strategies to improve this important, active area of 165th Street between 15th and 16th Avenues. The roadway is currently being evaluated to reconfigure and improve the connection between these community assets and the local businesses. This project will work in conjunction with the 165th Street Public Art project. Design elements under consideration for the project may include:
- Decorative lighting
- Street amenities and/or street furnishings
- Reconfigured parking
Conceptual designs are slated to be presented to the Redevelopment Advisory Board and the CRA Board within the next few months.
In the December 2022 CRA Board meeting, CRA staff presented rendering for new gateway and guide signs to be installed within the CRA boundaries. The CRA Board selected a design concept and requested additional iterations to be developed. The updated designs will be presented at the next CRA Board meeting. The CRA's goal is to finalize designs, hire a sign contractor and install these new features in 2023. This project will be implemented in coordination with the City's Public Works Department.
- Swale Compacting & Irrigation, 2020
- Corona Del Mar Sewer System, 2020
- 163rd Street Crosswalk
- LED Street Board Replacement
- COVID-19 Assistance, 2020
- CRA - WASD Sewer Line Extension
- Palm Trees
Completed $200,000 installation of Tree Pit System around 230 trees along Hanford Boulevard, intended to reduce trip hazards from tree roots lifting/cracking sidewalks and promote walkability in the CRA.
Authorized $400,000 grant for the Corona Del Mar sewer line extension, providing the installation of sewer infrastructure (gravity main, pump station, force main) to a 35-acre unsewered multi-family area served by septic. 2050 NE 163rd Street was completed in 2020 and others are scheduled to follow.
The CRA worked on developing plans, and engineering drawings, and is in the process of installing signalized crosswalks across NE 163rd Street and West Dixie Highway.
The CRA replaced two existing street digital boards to upgrade and improve public communications within the downtown area CRA district.
Developed a Resource Package for Businesses, distributed a COVID-19 Survey, and undertook other efforts to support businesses being negatively impacted by the pandemic.
This $350,000 project:
- Improved the economic environment
- Allowed businesses to expand
- Created more restaurants and cafes
- Improved the public health
- Created jobs
- Fostered redevelopment opportunities
Royal palm trees are added along Hanford Boulevard in the medians.