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ATLANTIC AVENUE NAMED ONE OF TOP 10 GREAT AMERICAN SHOPPING STREETS BY USA TODAY

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:17pm

Delray Beach, FL (May 2017)…Robert Gibbs, a leading Urban Retail Consultant, named Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach as one of the top 10 great American Shopping Streets in a story for the May 5, 2017 edition of USA Today.  In referencing urban shopping districts, Mr. Gibbs said, “They have what I call the X-Factor of Urbanism. Very cool, historic and filled with interesting shops and restaurants, surrounded with walkable neighborhoods. Vacationers spend more time shopping than on any other vacation activity, making these neighborhoods natural for travelers.”

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted a Property & Business Owner Town Hall Session on April 19, and had Robert Gibbs present “New Trends in Urban Retail Planning and Development.  “We believe the information Mr. Gibbs shared will be a tremendous asset in supporting our current businesses as they continue to grow and succeed, while also providing property owners and developers with professional insight and industry knowledge that will assist their decision making as they attract new tenants Downtown, “ said Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA.   “This is all part of the DDA’s charter, mission and current strategic plan.  We encourage everyone to view this story at www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2017/05/05/shopping-streets-districts/101287158/, as well as Gibbs' April 19th Town Hall presentation which was recorded and is available online at:  www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/TownHall2017."

 

For more information, please contact the DDA office at 561.243.1077 or DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com.

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

Media Contact: Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC  

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

Delray Beach Master Plan Update: Week of May 15, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:12pm

(May 15, 2017) Construction continues at the south end of the beach between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot. Folks will notice that the sidewalk remains closed with temporary construction fencing. We are continuing to ask people to be careful when accessing the beach.  

The general contractor completed the removal of the existing sidewalk except for the area trucking off the debris,  so it is very important that folks trying to get to the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are located at Casuarina Rd. and at the Sandoway Parking Lot.

Utility trenching has started at the southern boundary of the project for electric, plumbing, and irrigation.

New glass encased message boards are located at the northern and southern boundaries, as well as Atlantic Avenue have been installed which will inform the public (weekly) of upcoming construction events for the project.    

 

Due to limited parking at the beach, a third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is accessible.  Click here to view a map of the new route or visit www.mydelraybeach.com.

 

Beach Promenade benches, plaques and stone memorials have been removed and safely stored. Any donor of the same should contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7000, ext. 4119, to discuss options for future location.

 

Upcoming Activities:

  • Underground piping for the brand new, modern showers continues at the south end of the beach.
  • Backfilling and compaction of the trench for the underground piping will follow.
  • Forms for the new concrete sidewalk will be built on the newly compacted soil.
  • Concrete mock-ups of the future sidewalk are completed and the final choices have been selected.

 

Parking:

As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain 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. For those who choose to park in public parking garages, a third trolley has been added with a new route featuring stops at the parking garages and additional stops along the beach to accommodate beach-goers.

 

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.

 

Worksite Safety:

The contractor has secured the Beach Promenade area on the north end of the Beach to create two safe zones -- one for protected sidewalk and beach access for the public and one for protection of the construction site. Directional and informational signage is present. 

A safe zone for construction also is established on the south end of the Beach. Utility structures, irrigation, electrical and existing trees are protected from construction activities.

Public notifications concerning sidewalk closures are posted. The contractor is working with the public on providing safe entry to the beach through designated areas within the construction zone.

 

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, please contact Isaac Kovner at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4119.

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

 

Stay informed with up-to-date information by visiting our website: www.mydelraybeach.com

DDA Newsletter - Summer 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:13am
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Delray Beach Master Plan Update: Week of May 8, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:14am

Delray Beach Master Plan Week of May 8, 2017

Construction continues at the south end of the Beach between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot.  Folks will notice that the sidewalk has been closed with temporary construction fencing. We are asking people to be careful when accessing the beach.  The general contractor nearly completed the removal of the existing sidewalk and sod, so it is important that anyone trying to get to the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are located at Casuarina Road and at the Sandoway Parking Lot.

Leveling the ground to the height of the new sidewalk has started at the southern boundary of the project.

New drone technology is being used to videotape project construction from a bird's eye view. The drone will be used once per month to show construction progress. Aerial views of the beach construction in progress is planned for posting on the City of Delray Beach website in the near future. 

 

 

 

Due to limited parking at the beach, a third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is accessible.  Click here for a map of the new route.

Beach Promenade benches, plaques and stone memorials have been removed and safely stored.

Any donor of the same should contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7000, ext. 4119, to discuss options for future location.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Underground piping for the brand new modern showers will begin this week at the south end of the beach.
  • Removal of the remaining existing sidewalk, grass and topsoil will be completed this week on the south end of the beach.
  • Braces are being constructed to form the shape of the new knee-wall construction on the north end of the beach. The braces will be stored on site until all have been built and are ready to be put into place.
  • Concrete mock-ups of the future sidewalk are tentatively scheduled to be ready for review and approval the week of May 8.

Parking:

As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain 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. For those who choose to park in public parking garages, a third trolley has been added with a new route featuring stops at the parking garages and additional stops along the beach to accommodate beach-goers.

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.

Work site Safety:

The contractor has secured the Beach Promenade area on the north end of the beach to create two safe zones -- one for protected sidewalk and beach access for the public and one for protection of the construction site. 

Directional and informational signage is present. A safe zone for construction also is established on the south end of the beach. Utility structures, irrigation, electrical and existing trees are protected from construction activities.

Public notifications concerning sidewalk closures are posted. The contractor is working with the public on providing safe entry to the beach through designated areas within the construction zone.

 

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, please contact Isaac Kovner at (561) 243-7000 ext. 4119.

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

Stay informed with up-to-date information by visiting the city website: www.mydelraybeach.com

 

Grand Re-Opening of the New Green Owl Restaurant

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:22pm

Grand Re-Opening of the New Green Owl Restaurant

Delray Beach's Longstanding Gem  

May 3, 2017

Delray Beach, FL - The Green Owl, a longtime fixture in Downtown Delray Beach, is set to open its doors at the newly built out location at 11 SE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach steps south of Atlantic Avenue, adjacent to future IPic theatre on May 16th at 7:00 am.

The new Green Owl is across the street from the original Green Owl location which has been in business for over 33 years. Dave Gensman, owner/operator of the iconic Green Owl, is excited to show off his new restaurant space to all the locals which have called the Green Owl home.  The new space will feature new kitchen equipment, furnishings, interior design and outdoor patio seating, while still maintaining the "charm" of the Owl with its original owl knickknacks, pictures and paintings.

Menin Development, the owner of the George Buildings, where the former and new Green Owl locations reside, agreed to relocate the Green Owl to the new location calling the Green Owl "a Delray Beach institution".  Menin converted and built out the new restaurant interior and exterior with all the necessary restaurant amenities at its own expense to preserve and ensure the long-term neighborhood restaurant.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Green Owl will be held May 15th at 4 pm and is open to the public. Beginning May 16th, the Green Owl will open its doors for regular business Tuesday thru Saturday 7 am - 2 pm, Sunday 8 am - 1 pm, closed on Monday.

Menin Development, Inc. provides acquisition, development, re-development, leasing and property management services for ‘Class A’ retail and mixed use properties across the U.S. and is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.  Menin Development has acquired and developed more than $1 billion of property in South Florida, Phoenix, New Orleans and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Menin has won design accolades for several of its projects, and its properties are known for their design aesthetic and the relationship between properties and the communities they serve. Menin currently operates in South Florida, Phoenix and New Orleans. For more information, please visit:  www.menin.com

 

To learn more about the Green Owl Grand Re-Opening please contact:

Maura Hopkins

Menin Development, Inc.

561.282.5720 office/fax

maura@menin.com