News & Events
Groundbreaking for YWCA Learning Center for Children
The YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade broke ground on November 1, 2013 for their new Learning Center for Children in MIami Gardens. Attending and representing Miami-Dade County at the goundbreaking was Commissioner Jordan Staff Larry Gardner and City of MIami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III. The GOB allocation towards the project is $2.5 million.
Groundbreaking for Recreation Center at Arcola Lakes Park
District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime along with residents and County staff attended the groundbreaking for a new recreation center building that was held on August 8, 2012 at Arcola Lakes Park. The GOB allocation towards the project is $6.3 million.
Groundbreaking for Gran Via Affordable Housing
District 11 Chairman Joe A. Martinez along with residents and representatives from Miami-Dade County attended a groundbreaking for Gran Via Affordable Housing that was held on July 20, 2012. The Board of County Commission allocated $10,592,308 million from the Building Better Communities Bond Program Project No.249 “Preservation of Affordable Housing Units and Expansion of Home Ownership.
Groundbreaking for Northeast Branch Library
Miami-Dade County District 4 Commissioner Sally A. Heyman along with Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, and Library Director Raymond Santiago attended a groundbreaking ceremony that was held on February 29, 2012 for the new Northeast Branch Library located at 2930 Aventura Blvd. The GOB allocation towards the project is $2.49 million.
The Miami Science Museum broke ground
The Miami Science Museum broke ground recently for their new museum facility at Museum Park in Downtown Miami. Attending and representing Miami-Dade County at the goundbreaking was Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez , Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, and Commissioner Sally A. Heyman. The GOB allocation towards the project is $165 million.
Ground Breaking for Recreational Center at Claude Pepper Park
Miami-Dade District Two Commissioner Jean Monestime, along with officials from the City of North Miami and Miami-Dade County Staff attended the ground breaking ceremony for the recreational center at Claude Pepper Park.
The proposed recreational center will be developed on the remaining 15 acres of undeveloped land of the 30 acre Claude Pepper Park. The Center will have in addition to a youth center and gymnasium, it consists of lighted parking, walkways, picnic areas, signage and landscaping.
The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond allocation towards this project is $9.2 million.
Splash Pool/Playground Opens at Sgt. Joseph Delancy Park
Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss, Office of Capital Improvements Director George Navarrete, along with Park & Recreation Director Jack Kardys and Parks Department staff attended the dedication and ribbon cutting at Sgt. Joseph Delancy Park at 14450 Boggs Drive, Miami, FL 33176.
The project dedication consists of: New Splash Playground, Pool Renovation & Expansion, Picnic Area and Landscaping. Work was also done to expand the Park Irrigation System. The project was funded with GOB and SNP funds.
Hialeah Palm Center Breaks Ground
Commissioner Rebecca Sosa, District 6 along with representatives from Miami-Dade County and the City of Hialeah celebrated recently at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Hialeah Palm Center.
The proposed multi-purpose facility is comprised of 75 affordable housing units, space for meeting and community functions for public use, and parking for the facility. It will also function as an elderly education, meal and daycare center.
The Board of County Commission allocated $5 million from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (BBC GOB) Program Project No.249 "Preservation of Affordable Housing Units and Expansion of Home Ownership" and $3.5 million from BBC GOB Program Project No.220 "Acquire or Construct Multi-Purpose Facilities".
Ground Breaking at Oak Grove Park
District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime along with residents and County staff attended the ground breaking for a new soccer field that was held on April 15, 2011 at Oak Grove Park.
The soccer field will be an addition to the 22-acre park which also contains a five-acre lake, a three-acre hardwood hammock, four tennis courts, and a small recreation center. Future plans include a domino shelter and additional walkway lighting.
The soccer field will be standard athletic turf, comprised of Bermuda grass, creating a new 195' x 330' regulation-size soccer playing field, equipped with field goals. The soccer field is slated for completion in July 2011 at a cost of $235,000 and is funded by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB).
CAA Breaks Ground For New Regional Head Start Center
Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime along with Community Action Agency Director Julie Edwards and other County Officials recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Regional Head Start Center at Arcola Lakes - 770 NW 83rd Street, Miami.
The Regional Multi-purpose Head Start Education and Training Center will provide services to eligible children and families that are currently not being served.
The total project cost is $8.4 million and is funded by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond.
Ribbon Cutting at Spinal Cord Living-Assistance Development, Inc.
SCLAD celebrated the completion of their new Resource Center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony attended by Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 6 Rebecca Sosa. The SCLAD property is located at 201 East 2nd Street, Hialeah.
The SCLAD Plaza is a mixed-use building consisting of 3,350 sq. ft. of space that is composed of the new and improved SCLAD Resource Center offering programs and services to help persons with disabilities become independent and contains 18 units of barrier-free, affordable housing. It will house SCLAD's administrative offices as well as offices for its Social Workers, Counselors and other Program Staff. It will also have multi-purpose areas where individuals will receive life and pre-vocational skills training as well as other educational and recreational activities. The total project cost was $4.2 million with the GOB contributing $494,522. This is one of the thirty-seven projects funded through the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Not-for-Profit Fund.
North Pointe Community Center
The New North Pointe Community Center recently opened its doors and the community celebrated with an open house and dedication ceremony attended by Miami-Dade County Officials and Staff.
The 6,590 square foot center provides space for community, fitness and recreational activities. The amenities includes a meeting room accessible to community groups and homeowner associations; a wellness facility with cardio equipment and areas for group exercise; and spaces for arts, cultural and musical instruction. The center also has staff offices; a 6,023 square-foot beach-entry style recreational pool; a 1,500 square-foot splash playground with a tunnel slide, dancing floor jets, water cannons, and rain curtains; a 2,460 square-foot pool building with public lockers, showers, restrooms, and a snack bar; two picnic shelters and walking paths. The total project cost was $4,981,831 of which $2.1 million came from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Funds.
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens Groundbreaking
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, along with Commissioner Carlos Gimenez and County Manager George Burgess were joined by City of Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick at the groundbreaking ceremony on December 8, 2010 at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.
The groundbreaking for the proposed Science Village, with a total of more than 25,000 square feet, will have labs for college and graduate students and full sized, interactive classrooms. It will feature state-of-the-art laboratories for tropical plant conservation, a world-class collection of orchids and butterflies, and will include the expansion of the current Garden Café.
The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond funding towards this project is $10.5 million.
The New Miami Art Museum
The Miami Art Museum (MAM) broke ground recently for their new museum facility at Museum Park in Downtown Miami which will also be home to the new Miami Science Museum. Attending and representing Miami-Dade County at the groundbreaking was Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Commissioner Sally Heyman and County Manager George Burgess.
The 150,000 sq. ft. museum will house exhibitions, expand its art collections, offer educational programs and will also have a 4-acre sculpture garden. The GOB allocation towards the project is $100 million of a total cost of $131 million. The new MAM is scheduled to open to the public in 2013.
Groundbreaking for new Jessie Trice Community Health Center
The Jessie Trice Community Health Center located at 5559-5609 NW 27th Avenue broke ground. The facility is being partially funded by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program.
The Bond Program includes funding for upgrading several community healthcare facilities. These include the recently opened Community AIDS Resource, Inc. Dental Clinic, 3510 Biscayne Boulevard and the acquisition of a building for the Citrus Health Network, Inc. in Hialeah.
The Jessie Trice facility will house a medical facility which will deliver oral health, men's health and other preventative medical services to the underserved and uninsured population of the area.
The Oral Health Center is estimated to serve an additional 2,150 patients in the first year of operation alone. The Men's Health and Wellness Center is estimated to have an additional 7,164 patient visits in the first year. The project is scheduled to be completed in January 2012.
UNIDAD Miami Beach Groundbreaking
UNIDAD held a groundbreaking for its North Beach Oceanfront Senior Center on 73 Street and Collins Avenue on July 21, 2010. The two-story center is being built in partnership with the City of Miami Beach and is partially funded by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program in the amount of $1 million. The total project cost is $3.5 million.
The Center will provide many programs for seniors to include meals, employment training and placement, counseling, support groups, health screenings, and assistance with immigration related issues. The Center will also provide cultural enrichment and fitness classes.
Mayor Roscoe Warren Municipal Park Groundbreaking
The City of Homestead held a groundbreaking for the Mayor Roscoe Warren Municipal Park located at 1400 East Palm Drive, Homestead. The Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program is funding $3,509,000 of a total project cost of $3,902,000.
Phase I of the park design will be for multiple outdoor pavilions, shade structures, tot-lots, playgrounds, basketball and racquetball courts and a tennis complex, dog park, canoe launch, benches, picnic tables, waste cans, grills, fencing, entrance features, signage, irrigation, landscaping, potable water, sanitation and parking facilities. Phase II, which focuses on redevelopment of the closed landfill, will include a two-story looking house/community building, maintenance facilities, four soccer fields, lighting, additional benches, picnic tables, waste cans, bleacher seating, fencing, irrigation, landscaping, lighted parking and storm water treatment.
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
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
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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