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 Promenade renovation to begin on April 3

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:17pm

As part of the Beach Master Plan, the Delray Beach Promenade renovation will commence on April 3. Construction will begin at the north end of the promenade. Project construction is expected to take five months, with minor revisions and corrections occurring during the sixth month. Our municipal beach will remain open during this time.

During this process, our aim is to reduce and minimize inconveniences by keeping our residents, guests, business owners, and beach-goers informed as much as possible.  Signs will be installed along the beachfront within the next 3-5 business days notifying the public of the construction.

Construction Timeline:

Below is the expected construction schedule for the first month, through May 2017:

  • Beginning on April 3, MBR Construction, will establish the initial construction zone at the northern end of the Beach Promenade.  The initial construction will be replacement of the existing concrete sidewalk east of the knee wall beginning at the northern extent of the Beach Promenade and working toward the south. This will continue through April 16.  This will prevent any interruption to the annual Easter Sunrise Service that is commonly held at the Beach Pavilion located at Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Boulevard on Easter Sunday, which falls on April 16 this year.
  • Between April 16 and April 30, the contractor will finish work on the sidewalk east of the knee wall at the north end of the Beach Promenade and begin to transition to the southern extent of the project near Casuarina Road.
  • On May 1, the contractor will establish a construction zone at the southern extent of the project near Casuarina Road.  During this phase of construction, on-street parking along the beach will not be available from Casuarina Road to the Sandoway parking lot.  Parking will be available in the Sandoway parking lot, where new smart meters have been installed. 

Parking:

As construction mobilizes on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will become unavailable. However, we will make every effort to make parking alternatives accessible whenever possible. Parking in all public parking lots along the beach, including the Sandoway lot, will continue to be available and trolleys will add stops at the parking garages and additional stops along the beach to accommodate beach-goers. A third trolley may be added to the route to ensure that wait times do not increase unduly.

Bicycle lanes:

Bicyclists will be able to use the bicycle lane, but we urge extra caution in this area.  The bicycle lane on Ocean Boulevard will be narrowed with barriers to protect the general public from the construction activities.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience the construction may impose.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Contact information:

  • For questions concerning parking during construction, please contact Jorge Alarcon at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4112.
  • For the trolley service, please contact Xavier Falconi at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4113.
  • For general questions concerning the construction of the Beach Master Plan, please contact Isaac Kovner at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4119.

 

Stay informed with up-to-date information by visiting the city website

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.