New Jackson South Community Hospital
On Thursday February 10, 2011, the ribbon cutting was held celebrating the opening of the New Jackson South Community Hospital. The hospital officially opened to the public on Saturday February 12, 2011. The new hospital includes a new state of the art emergency room, a new tower with private rooms and state-of-the-art equipment.
Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Funds contributed to the construction of this project.
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Opens
In October the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center opened its doors to the public. The 324 seat Performing Arts Center at 3375 NE 188 Street will provide a variety of performing arts and cultural programming for all ages. The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program provided $4.7 million towards the $6.3 million performing arts center.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Will Soon Open its Doors
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is located on S.W. 211 Street in Cutler Bay and will serve as a multidisciplinary arts center to showcase the performing arts. Construction on the project is 94-percent complete with substantial completion scheduled for December 3. and a scheduled soft opening in the Spring of 2011.
The Center's 966 seat state-of-the-art Theater Building includes a fly tower, orchestra pit, front and back of house spaces as well as a multi-purpose rehearsal space. The separate Activities Building of the center will house an informal performance space, and smaller multi-purpose spaces for lectures, classes, or community gatherings. An outdoor lawn area will be used for concerts and festivals along the Black Creek Canal. The GOB allocation is $10 million towards this project.
Coral Gables Historic Museum Ribbon Cutting
Built as the Coral Gables Police and Fire Station, located at 285 Aragon Avenue, it is one of the city's most significant landmarks. It was built in 1939 as a Work Projects Administration building. It combines features of Mediterranean Revival and Modern styles and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The BBC GOB Program contributed $500,000 towards this $2,300,000 project.
Habitat for Humanity's Administrative Building Ribbon Cutting
Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of its renovation and expansion of office space with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovation included the buildout of the second floor for additional office space and renovation of the first floor offices including the expansion of the first floor conference room. The building's façade was also improved with new landscaping, signage, and awnings. Fencing was added around the property as well.
This renovation and expansion allows Habitat for Humanity to better serve its clients and to serve additional clients. The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program allocated $441,955 for this project.
Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Center
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The City of Miami Gardens held the ribbon cutting officially naming the Miami Gardens Community Center the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Center after former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson.
The Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Center has an indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, classrooms, an auditorium, locker rooms, exercise room, and an outdoor track and football practice field.
The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond funded $3 million towards this $12 million project.
Honorable Rebeca Sosa Multi-Purpose Facility Building
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The City of West Miami celebrated the completion of their new building, the Rebeca Sosa Multi-Purpose facility after District 6 Commissioner Rebeca Sosa which officially opened August 16th.
The facility is designed to include indoor recreation activities, summer school, after-school child care programs, class activities for children and adults and personal development programs. In addition, this center will be the host of community forums, meetings, seminars and cultural events for the City of West Miami and County residents. The total project cost was $1,231,000 and was funded entirely with Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program monies.
Normandy Shores Golf Course Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program funded $1 million of the renovation and restoration of the Normandy Shores Golf Course in Miami Beach. The improvements included golf course topography, storm water drainage and pumping facilities, new irrigation system and renovation of tees, fairways and greens. The total cost of the renovation which included the golf course, the clubhouse, the golf cart barn and fairway pavilion was over $7 million.
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