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.

111 First Delray

111 First Delray is a 70-unit condominium at 111 SE 1st Ave., a block south of Atlantic Avenue with a projected completion date of March 2019. Currently under construction
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236 Fifth Delray + Aloft Hotel

Encompassing the two blocks to the south of Atlantic Avenue on Federal Highway between Second and Third Street. Currently under construction with projected completion in 2019.
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Atlantic Crossing

Located on the northeast corner of Federal Highway and Atlantic Avenue spanning two blocks east. The project will include 82 condos, 261 apartments, 83,000 square feet of office space and 76,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.
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Kolter Hotel

Located on SE 6th Ave and SE 2nd St, the Kolter Hotel is a four-story, 150-room hotel and a 116-space parking garage with a pool and available event space on the roof.
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The Ray Hotel

Boutique hotel coming to Pineapple Grove Arts District on NE 2nd Ave in 2020. Project to include: • 141 rooms and suites • 2 full service restaurants • Lobby bar • Glass enclosed event space “The Cube,” with garden above that has capacity up to 300 people • Rooftop pool and bar and more
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Delray City Market

33 SE 3rd Ave ½ Block South of Atlantic Avenue DESCRIPTION: Architecturally significant mixed-use building, 50 yards south of Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, FL. 150,000 SF, 4-story building with additional basement and mezzanine levels
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Beach Master Plan Phase II Update—Asphalt Stamping to Begin

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:17pm

The Contractor is set to begin the next big phase of the Beach Project with the Asphalt Stamping at the intersections. This work is scheduled to begin Tuesday night, November 5th from the hours of 9 pm till 6 am the following morning. This will be the schedule for this week:

 Night work for Asphalt Brick Stamping and Painting to Begin at 9:00 PM Tuesday (11/5/19) to 7:00 AM  Wednesday (11/6/19) 

  - Crews will begin the process of stamping and painting a red brick herringbone pattern on the new asphalt pavement at the following intersections. Temporary lanes closures will be set up with flaggers in place for traffic control.

The work sequence for the remainder of this week is as follows:

    - 11/5/19 Tuesday night to 11/6/19 Wednesday morning  - The intersection of Atlantic Ave. & A1A and the Marriott Crosswalk. 

    - 11/6/19 Wednesday night to 11/7/19 Thursday morning – The intersection of Atlantic Ave. & A1A and the Marriott Crosswalk. 

    - 11/7/19 Thursday night to 11/8/19 Friday morning- The intersection of Casuarina Rd. & A1A and the Anchor Park Crosswalk. 

    - 11/8/19 Friday night to 11/9/19 Saturday morning – The intersection of Casuarina Rd. & A1A and the Anchor Park Crosswalk. 

The above work schedule is weather dependent and is subject to change. The remainder of the pavement stamping work is planned over the next three weeks- stay tuned for future schedule updates

Next Week the anticipated schedule will be the intersections of Atlantic & Gleason and Atlantic & Venetian. After discussion with the Seagate Hotel this afternoon, the hours for those intersections will be starting at Midnight to 9 am the following morning. We anticipate it will take 3 nights to complete those intersections. 

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Atlantic Crossing Update: Mixed-Use Destination Readies for Vertical Construction Start

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:32am

$300 Million Atlantic Crossing Mixed-Use Destination Readies for Vertical Construction Start, Announces First Retail/Office Leases

The project will Transform Two City Blocks in Downtown Delray Beach, FL 

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.–October 10, 2019 - Spanning two city blocks, the $300 million Atlantic Crossing mixed-use destination designed to transform the east end of Downtown Delray Beach’s nationally recognized Atlantic Avenue is on track to begin vertical construction by year-end, according to the owner, The Edwards Companies. With the western block’s underground parking garage and infrastructure well underway, the Company announced the start of active leasing with three lead tenants signed for retail and office space that is projected to open beginning in the fourth quarter 2020.

Representing the largest private investment in the City’s history, the venture by Columbus, Ohio-based Edwards Companies is bringing first-of-its-kind high-quality retail and restaurant space (73,000 sf), Downtown’s first Class A office quarters (83,000 sf), and new luxury residences to the heart of the City.

“Atlantic Avenue is nationally known and demand is strong. Our timetable allows us to be selective and to identify “best of class” commercial tenants for the project,” said Edward Companies Vice President Don DeVere. Lead tenant Merrill Lynch will occupy the entire 20,000-sf third floor - half the available office space in the first building - and Chico’s has signed for a 3,150 sf shop fronting Atlantic Ave. The first restaurant tenant, Chicago-based The Hampton Social, a lifestyle experience concept, has leased 8,677 square feet. Several additional tenant prospects are in active negotiations, DeVere said. 

Atlantic Crossing’s nine-acre site has 560 feet of frontage along Atlantic Avenue and is bounded by Federal Highway (US1) to the west and the City’s Veterans Park along the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. The western block is fully financed with a $110 million construction loan and a $45 million preferred equity investment. 

“The Delray market is highly desirable, but has lacked new, high-quality retail and restaurant space with associated parking,” DeVere said. Plus, for the first time, mid- to large companies can locate in Downtown Delray Beach as Atlantic Crossing introduces 20,000 sf floorplates. 

 “Atlantic Crossing is coming online at an exciting turning point,” according to Drew M. Barkett of Strategic Retail Advisors, exclusive retail leasing agent. “Retailers and restaurateurs are looking to ‘High Street’ opportunities, rather than enclosed malls or lifestyle centers.  Atlantic Crossing delivers the authentic sense of place to draw today’s shoppers and diners, and to become the ‘must-see’ spot for out of towners.” 

 Commitments elsewhere in the Downtown by national retailers are validating the market’s appeal, and three new downtown hotels, the state’s largest food hall, and new residential developments are slated for the area.

 Downtown Delray Beach offers “one of the strongest retail scenarios in the country,” according to Robert Gibbs, a nationally known retail consultant and author whose 2017 Shopabilility study found the primary market area can support 434,000 sf of new retail, generating $221 million in retail sales. The study pegged Delray Beach as one of the nation’s Top 10 Downtowns, with the potential to become a Carmel by the Sea or Nantucket. USA Today listed Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue among 10 Great American Shopping Streets (5-5-17), noting that 20,000 people can visit its hundreds of shops and restaurants in a day.  

For retailers, Atlantic Crossing’s demographics are compelling. Total population within five miles is 150,752, and within one mile, average household income tops $100,000. Also, Downtown draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and Atlantic Crossing’s new residents alone are projected to generate more than $6 million in new spending annually

 In line with Downtown Delray’s eclectic feel and walkability, each of Atlantic Crossing’s six buildings of three to five stories has a different architectural design. All parking is hidden, below ground or in a garage wrapped by residences, and convenient valet service is provided. Completion of the first luxury residential residences is anticipated for ­­­­­­­­­2021, with additional park-side residential units added in 2023.

 For more on Atlantic Crossing’s plans, visit www.atlanticcrossingdelray.com.  For retail leasing contact Strategic Retail Advisors, Drew M. Barkett (dbarkett@sraretail.com)954-683-5234 or Steve Friedman (sfriedman@sraretail.com) 954-614-0641. For office leasing, contact CBRE, John Jaspert, (john.jaspert@cbre.com, 561 393-1603) or Jeffrey Kelly, (jeffrey.kelly@cbre.com, 561 393-1621.) 

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Photo 1: Atlantic Crossing’s first building features retail topped by Class A office at Downtown Delray’s “Main & Main” corner, Atlantic Avenue at Federal Hwy. 

Photo 2: With the initial underground parking garage formed, Atlantic Crossing’s western block is slated to begin vertical construction by year-end.

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ATLANTIC CROSSING First Garage Concrete Pour- October 4TH & 5TH 2019 - ROAD CLOSURES

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:31pm

The next stage of construction for the initial underground garage is the concrete pour. In close

coordination with the City and local law enforcement, a plan is in place to safely secure the site

and surrounding area, temporarily re-route traffic, and execute the pour during the overnight

hours to minimize inconvenience for neighbors, nearby businesses and visitors. (Some noise will

be unavoidable - we apologize in advance.)

For safety, police will be staged at key intersections (Atlantic Ave. at NE 6th Ave. and NE 7th Ave.,

and NE 6th Ave. at NE 1st St.) throughout the period of truck movement. During this time, some

traffic will be re-routed. (See map.)

Timeline:

Friday, Oct. 4:

Mid-day: Preparation begins on-site

8-10:30 pm: Road closures begin

All lanes: NE 7th Ave. between Atlantic Ave. and NE 1st St.

1 lane: NE 6th Ave., south of Atlantic Ave.

Northern parking lot (NE 1st St. at NE 7th Ave.) closed

Saturday, Oct. 5:

12:30 am: Concrete pumps begin staging on NE 6th Ave/Federal Hwy., south of Atlantic Ave

1 am to 1 pm: Concrete pour (Projected start time, estimated 12-hour duration)

1-3 pm: Roads re-open, Normal traffic resumes at NE 6th Ave/Atlantic Ave., NE 7th Ave.

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UPDATED: VENETIAN DRIVE & GLEASON STREET INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:57pm

The road work on Atlantic Ave at the intersections of Venetian and Gleason commenced on 8/19/2019.


The City of Delray Beach will be working in conjunction with R&D Paving, LLC on the Venetian Drive & Gleason Street Intersection Improvements project. This project, developed by the City of Delray Beach, was developed for the purpose of improving the paver brick intersections and pedestrian crosswalks at the intersections with Atlantic Avenue.

Current Schedule: 

  • Friday, 8/23/19 – The contractor will complete the two center lanes of the Atlantic/Venetian intersection today.
  • Monday, 8/26/19 – The contractor will close the south half of the Atlantic/Venetian intersection to remove the brick pavers, excavate for the new base, and install new asphalt pavement. The intersection will be closed at Venetian to the south. Detour Signs will be in place to use Gleason Street and Miramar Drive to access businesses south of Atlantic Avenue.
  • Tuesday 8/27/19 thru Thursday 8/29/19 – The Atlantic Avenue/A1A intersection work will begin. This work consists of removing the existing brick pavers and installing new asphalt pavement. This work will be completed in phases, working in one lane at a time. Expect traffic delays during construction.
  • Tuesday, 8/27/19 – New curbs at the corners of Venetian and Atlantic Avenue will be installed. Expect periodic lane closure for the concrete pour. The intersection will remain open.
  • Friday, 8/30/19 – No work will be scheduled on any roadway in observation of Labor Day Weekend.

For your safety please adhere to the posted maintenance of traffic signage.  All disturbed areas of work will be restored prior to to the project's completion.

Visit http://beachmasterplanphase2.com/ for updated information regarding this project as well as the Beach Master Plan Phase II project.


If you have any questions or concern regarding the construction of this project, please feel free to call the City of Delray Beach's Program and Project Management Division at (561) 243-7341

Food Hall To Open in Downtown Delray Beach in 2020

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:21pm

Original article posted on WPTV.com

 

Foodies, listen up!

A brand new, 60,000-square-foot food hall is coming to Delray Beach that will feature 35 chefs and operators.

According to Brand Story Communications, groundbreaking is scheduled to occur later this summer at the corner of Southeast Third Avenue and Southeast First Street, which is just off Atlantic Avenue.

The Delray Beach Market will be housed in a four-story building and is being billed as Florida's largest food hall.

It will also feature multiple outdoor spaces and a four-level parking garage that can hold 220 vehicles.

The food hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.