Construction Updates

Downtown Delray Beach has become a growing source of pride for the city and its citizens, with millions invested in public and private development over the past 25 years, resulting in a revitalization that
inspires people to live, work and play in the urban core every day. Known as Delray Beach’s living room because of its community spirit and central location, people gather to enjoy the comfortable urban
neighborhood setting that only downtown provides. For those who reside in one of the distinctive apartments or homes, the downtown is not only their living room, but also their dining room, kitchen and backyard as well!

Stay connected and updated on street closures and projects surrounding our Downtown area right here.

DELRAY BEACH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:57pm

 

DELRAY BEACH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

RENOVATION PROJECT REQUEST FOR BIDS

Due: 3/1/17

Overview

Background:

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, with the support of the City of Delray Beach, has managed and operated the Visitor Information Center located at the Sarah Gleason Park site at the corner of A1A and E. Atlantic Avenue since 2005.  The purpose for the center is to provide visitors and residents maps, brochures and information about Downtown Delray Beach. The center is open 7 days a week, staffed by local volunteers. It is noted that visitors that receive information spend an average of $2,000 per stay, and the Center currently sees over 18,000 visitors annually.

In April of 2016, the Discover the Palm Beaches, the county’s tourism bureau, approached the DDA to share the importance of Visitor Information Centers and encouraged the DDA to enhance the facility. 

Discover the Palm Beaches (DTPB) Concept:

Establish a street level, easily accessible and highly visible Visitor Information Center (VIC) facility for the City of Delray Beach catering to drive market and pedestrian traffic, while raising awareness of tourism assets and accommodations in the local community.

Rationale:

  • As the largest county in Florida with millions of visitors and significant volume of drive traffic, there is a need to create a cost effective network of Visitor Information facilities in partnership with county, cities and private institutions
  • A VIC enhances the visitor experience, promotes overnight stays and increases tourism and economic impact to the area (Visit Florida reports that individuals who stop at their Welcome Centers, stay on an average of one extra day)
  • The lack of a central Visitor Information Center (VIC) was highlighted as a destination challenge in the PBC Community Brand Assessment report
  • The A1A Visitor Information Center is located in the downtown district of Delray Beach at the intersection of Atlantic Ave. and A1A and the beach area is the crown jewel of the City and currently undergoing master plan improvements

The DDA Board of Directors along with City Staff support, voted to invest into the enhancements and improvements to this very important facility.

Project Scope of Services

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is partnering with the City of Delray Beach on the renovation of the building interior and minor exterior changes.  The project is in collaboration with the City of Delray Beach as they own the property and the DDA manages the center.  The center is located at 2 S Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL.   The architectural plans have been completed by Roy Simon, AIA. Contractor services are being requested to oversee the project, perform certain required services and the city services that have been secured directly by the city. 

Scope of Work:

The Successful Proposer will provide labor, supervision, equipment, parts and supplies as outlined in the Outline of Services for the Visitor Information Center located at 2 S. Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach. The contractor will oversee all services need not only the ones provided by the Contractor.   Attached are the architectural plans that includes the project description and the outlined the services that will be provided by or covered by the City and the services covered by the DDA. 

Click here to view the list of services being requested to handle by the Contractor and the services being handled by the City of Delray Beach.

A proposal of costs and services is requested to be sent to the DDA by March 31, 2017. 

Send proposal to the DDA office by email to Lsimon@downtowndelraybeach.com

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ATLANTIC AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN DELRAY BEACH

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:08pm

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ATLANTIC AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN DELRAY BEACH

What: Crews working for All Aboard Florida will temporarily close the following intersection to perform construction improvements necessary for the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service.

Where: Atlantic Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway

When: Sunday, July 17, 7 a.m., through Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m. (extended through Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m.)

For more information on the future road closures and a map of traffic detours in the area, please visit http://allaboardflorida.com/construction/grade-crossings.

All Aboard Florida is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate, transportation, and infrastructure companies, and the corporate parent company of Brightline and MiamiCentral.

Click here to view Detour Map.

FEDERAL HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION UPDATE

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:32pm

City of Delray Beach # 2009-009
FDOT FM# 420412-1-58-1 & FM# 420412-2-58-01
Project time line is 790 days - current completion date is September - 2015
URGENT UPDATE:
ATLANTIC AVENUE, BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND FOR PAVING. TRAFFIC WILL BE ROUTED TO THE SIDE STREETS.

SOFA CONSTRUCTION

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:32pm

SOFA CONSTRUCTION 
City of Delray Beach
March 30, 2015
Overview: The City of Delray Beach advises that the area generally called SOFA (South of Atlantic) will be undergoing dramatic construction projects for the next several years. The area covers approximately 10 acres from the east side of SE 1st Avenue to the west side of 5th Avenue; north from the alley south of Atlantic Ave to the north side of SE 2nd Street.
These projects are funded and managed for the most part by private developers. In an effort to communicate the ongoing progress to the area stakeholders, as well as the various developers, the City has organized a Coordinating Team, represented by all of these developers and their construction partners, to work together on the many facets of these projects.
Subjects that will be covered are the road closures, the general Maintenance of Traffic (MOT),the impact on surrounding businesses and the Federal Highway Construction project already underway.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
UPTOWN DELRAY STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION:
1) April 1 - April 14:

There will be a 14-day road closure beginning Wednesday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 14th for work related to the Uptown Delray Project. The road closure area will be along westbound only on 2nd Street from SE 5th Avenue to the alley between SE 4th and SE 3rd Avenues. This closure will be in place for daytime only for installation of 6" gate valve and bell restraints.
2) April 2 April 24:
There will be a 22-day road closure beginning Thursday, April 2 through Friday, April 24 for work related to the Uptown Delray Project. The road closure will be for westbound 2nd Street at SE 4th Avenue to relocate a 6" water main.
3) 3-Way Stop being Added - Monday, April 6th:
Be advised that the City has issued a safety notice that the intersection of SE 1st Street and SE 4th Avenue will be converted from the current 2-way Stop to a 3-way Stop intersection (north, south and east).
SOFA I:
SE 3rd Avenue between SE 1st and SE 2nd Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, December 14, 2014 to accommodate the assembly of a large crane. This closure will be for 6 months - through June 14, 2015.
Information will be provided in upcoming press releases and posted on the City's website, mydelraybeach.com under Event Street Closures and Roadway Projects.

The City appreciates the public's cooperation and patience during the construction period.
For additional information, please contact Isaac Kovner, P.E., City Engineer, City of Delray Beach, at (561) 243-7341 or E-mail kovner@mydelraybeach.com.
 

FEDERAL HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION UPDATE

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 3:32pm

December 31, 2014

FEDERAL HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION UPDATE
City of Delray Beach # 2009-009

FDOT FM# 420412-1-58-1 & FM# 420412-2-58-01
Project overview: This project was developed by the City of Delray Beach for the purpose of beautification of the Federal Highway pairs from just south of 10th Street, and just north of George Bush Blvd. (NE 8th Street), a well as reducing accidents and ensuring compliance with posted speeds along the corridor. Total length of the project is 2.4 miles. New sidewalks will be widened on both sides of the streets and decorative lighting will be installed from NE 2nd Street to SE 2nd Street, as well as the addition of landscaping nodes and bike lanes. The balance will include resurfacing, drainage modifications and new traffic signal loops at all intersections
Project time line is 790 days - current completion date is Summer - 2015

URGENT UPDATE:
As of DECEMBER 31, 2014:
NO WORK ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED FOR JAN 1st, 2nd, 3rd OR 5th.

Lane Closures: 
NE / SE 5th Avenue:
• Lane closure SE 3rd Street to NE 8th Street (side streets will be detoured as this work progresses).
NE / SE 6th Avenue:
• Lane closure SE 10th Street to NE 3rd Street (side streets will be detoured as this work progresses)

MISCELLANEOUS:
Sidewalk brick installation will continue along SE 5th Avenue from SE 2nd Street to Atlantic Avenue on the east side, then work will continue to NE 2nd Street.
Electrical/ signal conduit, light poles / paver installation SE 2nd Street to NE 2nd Street on 6th Avenue.
Irrigation sleeves installed on 6th Avenue from NE 6th Street to NE 8th Street; an SE 10th Street o SE 4th Street.
Planting mix well be placed in landscaping nodes on 5th Avenue from NE 2nd Street to NE 8th Street
NO PARKING is allowed behind the barrels AT ANY TIME on Federal Highway - cars will be towed or ticketed within this work zone. This means both employees and customers.

SIGNAGE:
Signage will be provided indicating that "local businesses are open during construction". Pedestrian safety walking signs will also be posted within the construction area. Periodic lane closures will occur during this time.

No construction work will occur on weekends or City Holidays without prior written notice and approval from City Engineering Department. Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.
 

 

As of DECEMBER 11, 2014:
Lane Closures:
NE / SE 5th Avenue:
• Lane closure SE 3rd Street to NE 8th Street (side streets will be detoured as this work progresses).
NE / SE 6th Avenue:
• Lane closure SE 10th Street to NE 3rd Street (side streets will be detoured as this work progresses)
MISCELLANEOUS:
Sidewalk brick installation will continue along SE 5th Avenue from SE 2nd Street to Atlantic Avenue on the east side, then work will continue to NE 2nd Street.
Electrical/ signal conduit, light poles / paver installation SE 2nd Street to NE 2nd Street on 6th Avenue.
Irrigation sleeves installed on 6th Avenue from NE 6th Street to NE 8th Street; an SE 10th Street o SE 4th Street.
Planting mix well be placed in landscaping nodes on 5th Avenue from NE 2nd Street to NE 8th Street
NO PARKING is allowed behind the barrels AT ANY TIME on Federal Highway - cars will be towed or ticketed within this work zone. This means both employees and customers.

SIGNAGE:
Signage will be provided indicating that "local businesses are open during construction". Pedestrian safety walking signs will also be posted within the construction area. Periodic lane closures will occur during this time.

No construction work will occur on weekends or City Holidays without prior written notice and approval from City Engineering Department. Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.