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G.O. Bond Project Prioritization List
On April 24, 2018, the City Commission approved the following G.O. Bond project prioritization list. The City will be selling G.O. bonds in two phases. The first bonds will be sold in the fall of 2018, in order to have the funds needed to design all 25 G.O. Bond projects, but to only pay for the construction costs associated with the “Phase I” projects shown below. By the fall of 2021, the City will be selling the remaining G.O. Bonds, in order to raise the funds needed to pay the constructions costs for the projects labeled as “Phase II”. The City anticipates that it may take up to 3 years from the time that the City has G.O. Bond monies in hand to complete G.O. Bond projects. As an example, “Phase I” projects would be completed by the fall of 2021 and “Phase II” projects would be completed by the fall of 2024.
Progress in Pompano! Atlantic Boulevard/Dixie Highway Streetscape Project
The City of Pompano Beach will embark upon a transformative new road project that will realign Atlantic Boulevard, creating a signature entrance to the heart of the City. Inspired by the global trend of creating pleasant, walkable cities that easily connect major districts, Pompano Beach will be extending the existing lane configuration out west of the Dixie Highway for a segment of Atlantic Boulevard in order to smooth traffic and enhance pedestrian safety while creating a modern, warm and welcoming streetscape uniting the Downtown and Cultural areas. The design changes in these areas will slow down traffic and incentivize walking, rather than allowing drivers to speed through. The Progress in Pompano! Project will not only provide better and safer routes for pedestrians but also for bicycles, public transportation and vehicles.
The Progress in Pompano! Project to improve the Atlantic Boulevard and Dixie Highway corridor was made possible after a successful collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to acquire Dixie Highway in its entirety through Pompano Beach. This acquisition was essential in order for the City to have the flexibility to add major beautification elements to the project for Pompano Beach’s new signature entrance. FDOT transferred almost $5 million in funding to the City as this money had already been designated for the resurfacing of Dixie Highway. The City will also receive approximately $25 million from the Broward County Penny for Transportation Surtax fund which is designated for transportation.
Features of the project include: A multi-use pedestrian and bike promenade with seating areas along both sides of Atlantic Boulevard, featuring curbside lawns with street trees; The medians will be widened, landscaped and extended. A multi-use path along the West side of Dixie Highway separated from the road by landscaping is proposed. Additionally, the medians will be extended to align with newly defined crosswalks for both pedestrians and cyclists to ensure safety for all. This major project will begin with a pilot program in September. Four message boards will be strategically placed notifying drivers of the upcoming new traffic patterns 30 days ahead of the pilot program. The goal of the pilot program is to educate the public, build familiarity with the lane reductions, provide for wider sidewalk and pedestrian areas and safer crosswalks. The construction contractor will install traffic delineators to establish the travel lanes from the existing roadway to the new lanes and transitions. The implementation plan will last approximately three months.
After the pilot program is complete, the actual project construction will start and last approximately one year.
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|PROJECT NAME||PROJECT COST||DISTRICT||PHASE I||PHASE II||PROJECT DESCRIPTION|
|A1A Improvements||$16,940,000||1||$8,470,000||$8,470,000||Undergrounding overhead utilities on A1A from Hillsboro Inlet to Terra Mar Drive to reduce power outages during storms and improve the aesthetics of the corridor. Improvements to include widening sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming, lighting and other streetscape improvements.|
|Amphitheater Renovations||$3,500,000||2||$3,500,000||Construct an open-air shade structure over the amphitheater seating area built in 1990, including new bathrooms, audio/video, stage lighting and upgrades to ticket booth and concession stand.|
|Beach Lifeguard Headquarters Renovation||$1,430,000||1||$1,430,000||Enhance public safety on the beach by replacing four (4) older, outdated lifeguard towers and modernizing the existing Ocean Rescue Building.|
|Centennial Park Improvements (Sample McDougal House site)||$1,100,000||2||$137,500||$962,500||Construct an open-air facility for special events, including City-sponsored and resident events, such as weddings, quinceañeras, bar/bat mitzvah’s, parties, anniversaries, receptions, fundraisers and family reunions.|
|Collier City Neighborhood Improvements||$3,000,000||5||$3,000,000||This project entails analysis, topographic surveying, procurement of necessary easements, design, and installation of light fixtures throughout the Collier City area. This 450-acres neighborhood with approximately 5100 residents and is in need of additional street/pedestrian lighting. The proposed lighting will not only serve to beautify this section of the City, but will also provide for improved safety conditions. In 2010, the Community Redevelopment Agency conducted a survey and 90.6% of survey respondents requested improvements to street lighting due to safety concerns (over 72% of the residents participated in the survey). This initiative will address lighting deficiencies and populate areas that lack tree canopy.|
|Dixie Highway Improvements||$24,860,000||2, 3, 4||$12,430,000||$12,430,000||Upgrade the Dixie Highway corridor from McNab Road to Sample Road, including roadway crossing improvements, bicycle lanes, medians, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.|
|Fire Station #114||$6,200,500||5||$6,200,500||Construct a new fire station to be located at the corner of SW 36th Avenue and McNab Road to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include land acquisition and a new 2-story, multi-bay building.|
|Fire Station #52||$5,800,000||5||$725,000||$5,075,000||Replace the existing, outdated 41-year old fire station that services Palm Aire and Collier City with a new fire station to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include a new 2-story, multi-bay building.|
|Fire Station #61 in Northwest Community||$5,800,000||4||$5,800,000||Replace 38-year old fire station located at NW 3rd Avenue south of Copans Road with a new fire station to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include a new 2-story, multi-bay building.|
|Fire/Emergency Ops Center||$18,810,000||4||$1,726,200||$17,083,800||Construct a new Fire Rescue and Logistics Complex to include an Administrative Center, Emergency Operations Center, and a Fire and EMS distribution center with storage space for emergency apparatus, along with land acquisition for a public parking garage to be located in the Downtown Pompano Transit Oriented Corridor (DPTOC).|
|Fishing Pier Replacement||$9,000,000||1||$9,000,000||Replace existing fishing pier located at 222 N. Pompano Beach Boulevard with a new higher and wider pier to include pedestrian lighting, shade structures, fishing stations and a bait and tackle shop.|
|Kester Park Improvements||$1,452,000||3||$181,500||$1,270,500||Modernizing this 26-year old park by expanding the playground, open fields, ball fields, replacing dug outs and installation of perimeter fencing.|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Reconstruction||$6,600,000||4||$6,600,000||Street improvements along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from NW 6th Avenue to I-95, including paving, related drainage and water and sewer facilities within streets, sidewalks, medians, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.|
|McNab Road Improvements||$10,805,375||1, 3||$1,225,000||$9,580,375||Replace functionally obsolete bridge on McNab Road and beautifying McNab Road corridor between Federal Highway and South Cypress Creek Road, paving, related drainage improvements, sidewalks, bus shelters and benches, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.|
|McNair Park Renovations||$10,647,000||5||$10,647,000||Expand, renovate and equip this multi-functional facility to include lighted synthetic football/soccer field, running track, tennis court, basketball court, playground with water features to include splash pad, meeting rooms, concession and senior center.|
|Mitchell Moore Park Improvements||$1,396,000||4||$1,396,000||Upgrades to this facility built in 1991 will include replacement of a grass field with synthetic (field turf), a new scoreboard, additional bleachers and shade structures over the bleacher area.|
|NE 33rd Street Improvements||$5,975,000||2||$5,975,000||Improvements along NE 33rd Street between Dixie Highway and Federal Highway to include but not be limited to overhead to underground utilities conversion, lighting, irrigation, landscaping, traffic calming, brick paver enhancements, curbing, drainage modifications, paths for shared uses, pavement resurfacing, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.|
|North Pompano Park Improvements||$3,190,000||2||$3,190,000||Upgrades to football/soccer field, playground and park, including land acquisition for expansion.|
|Palm Aire Neighborhood Improvements||$3,850,000||5||$481,250||$3,368,750||Improvements at two bridges spanning the C-14 canal and to the Herb Skolnick Center, including lighting, landscaping and sidewalks.|
|Public Safety Complex||$6,600,000||3||$825,000||$5,775,000||Renovate interior space of Public Safety Complex located at 100 SW 3rd Street and 120 SW 3rd Street.|
|SE 5th Avenue Bridge Improvements||$2,450,000||3||$2,450,000||Replacement of SE 5th Avenue Bridge, built in 1959, based on FDOT's Bridge Management System report which includes recommendations for repairs to the deck and superstructure as well as substructure components to be replaced which includes pilings and jackets. Bridge will be raised to match vertical clearance at US 1/Federal Highway.|
|Senior Citizens Center||$8,000,000||4||$8,000,000||Construct new senior citizens center to handle increased demand for senior programs in the northwest sector of City. An upscale building will be constructed on property that needs to be acquired.|
|Terra Mar Drive Bridge Improvements||$1,400,825||1||$1,400,825||Improvements to Terra Mar Bridge, built in 1981, based on FDOT's Bridge Management System report which includes repair and replacement recommendations for the deck, superstructure, and substructure.|
|Ultimate Sports Park||$4,521,000||4||$1,431,000||$3,090,000||A new skate park, soccer/football field and concession/restroom building to be located adjacent to Apollo Park at 1580 NW 3rd Ave.|
|Youth Sports Complex||$11,088,000||3||$8,316,000||$2,772,000||Multi-use fields for youth sports and activities to include land acquisition, to be located at 700 NE 10th Street, the former Elks Club property, near Community Park.|