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.

Aloft Hotel

Concrete has been poured on the construction site. Construction Ground Breaking Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 26th.
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4th & 5th DELRAY (I-PIC)

Beginning Sun., Aug. 27 at 5pm, the South bound lane of SE 4th Ave between Atlantic Ave & SE 1st Street will be closed for approx. two weeks. A detour route will be set up. Beginning Mon., Sept. 4 at 8pm, the alleyway behind the South side of the 400 block will be closed Sun - Thurs, 8pm-6am.
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METROPOLITAN

Project approved. Project has not broken ground.
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FLOSSY BUILDING

Project under construction.

4th and 5th Delray/Ipic Project

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:45am

Parking will be effected on SE 4th Avenue during the demolition of the Old Library building.  A construction fence will be moved to close off the affected spaces.  There will also be ground vibration during the demolition.

Construction to begin on July 5 for 4th & 5th Delray (iPic) Project

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 8:01am
On July 5th, construction will begin on 4th and 5th Delray, a mixed-use project in the heart of Delray Beach. The project will feature a world-class iPic Theaters complex, vibrant retail shops, Class A office space including iPic’s new global headquarters, as well as a new parking 326-space parking garage. During construction, for which local firm Butters Construction & Development will serve as general contractor, the project will generate more than 400 temporary construction jobs.
 
As you know, parking will not be available on-site for the duration of construction. We recommend that visitors park in one of the following city lots or visit https://downtowndelraybeach.com/parking for additional options.
 
1. Railroad Lot, 25 NE 3rd Ave
2. Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st Street
3. Village Lot, 50 SE 6th Ave
4. Gladiola Lot, 51 SE 6th Ave
5. Old School Sq. Garage, 95 N.E. 1st Avenue
 
Visit http://4thand5thdelray.com/ for more information. 

Delray Beach Master Plan Update: Week of June 26, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:42am

The contractor continues to pour all three color concrete concepts between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot.  Folks can now see all three finished color patterns for the new sidewalk with the exposed aggregate concept along with the new showers and water fountains.

Underground utility construction continues in the proximity of Boston's Sand Bar. The contractor has begun removing portions of the construction fence along South Ocean Boulevard, opening parallel parking areas where the sidewalk has been installed for a short period of time; starting at Casuarina and heading north. 

The general contractor removed the existing sidewalk, so it is very important that folks accessing the beach only use the identified access points, which provide safe entry. These safe entry points are currently located near South Lifeguard Tower No. 5, the Sandoway Parking Lot, and Boston's Sand Bar.

Due to limited parking at the beach, a third Downtown Roundabout trolley between the parking garages and the beach is available.  A map of the new route is accessible on the City's website at www.mydelraybeach.com or by clicking here.

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:

  • In order to provide continual public safety for the residents and guests attending the beachfront, beginning July 5, 2017 the work-zone area between the Sandoway Parking Lot north to the Marriott Hotel will be closed to all pedestrian traffic. Beach access will be available at both the Sandoway Parking Lot as well as by the Marriott Hotel designated cross walks.
  • On street parking between the Sandoway Parking Lot north to the Marriott Hotel, including the ADA parking spaces by the main pavilion, will not be accessible for approximately two months during construction.
  • All benches, plaques, memorials, and street signs will be collected and properly stored by the City of Delray Beach beginning July 5, 2017.
  • The City will begin installing smart parking meters between Casuarina Road and the Sandoway Parking Lot beginning the week of July 10, 2017. If you have any questions concerning the use of the smart meters when parallel parking please contact Jorge Alarcon, Chief Parking Administrator at 561-243-7000, ext. 4112.
  • The Contractor anticipates, in the near future, two to three days of early construction times to accommodate the traffic at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and South Ocean Boulevard. The City, along with the Florida Department of Transportation, will be notified in advance of the proposed early construction days and times.
  • Underground piping and backfilling for the new showers and fountains between the Sandoway Parking Lot and Boston's Sand Bar continues.
  • The pouring of all three concrete colors for the sidewalk continues.
  • The City & Contractor are planning for the July 4th holiday to allow pedestrians full access to the beachfront through open and protected walkways.

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 Parking 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 South Ocean Boulevard will be narrowed with barriers to protect the general public from the construction activities. Due to the need to provide additional safe passage for families accessing the beach near Sandoway Parking Lot, the construction fencing has been moved to block the bicycle lane at this area.  Bicyclists and motorists are asked to use special caution in this area.

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.

Stay informed with weekly up-to-date information by visiting our website (www.mydelraybeach.com) and information boards. 

 

Delray Beach Master Plan Update: Week of June 5, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:20am

Beach Area Master Plan grew from grass roots efforts

The current construction project providing our municipal beach facilities with a much-anticipated facelift was first conceived in 2009 by a group of folks known as the Beach Property Owners' Association, Inc. (BPOA).  During that year, this group of beach lovers encouraged local architect Bob Currie to draft a design concept showing ways to incorporate improvements to the public areas of the beach.  In the years to follow, the BPOA provided leadership on this topic in the community, holding charrettes and raising funds to serve as seed money in order to begin the project. When the economy slowed, however, the plan was postponed, but never forgotten.

In the past two years, the City of Delray Beach City Commission has championed the cause, fast tracking the project by providing funds to design the architecture and complete construction plans for the Beach Area Master Plan.  Construction for the project began on April 3, 2017 and will be completed by the beginning of October 2017. 

Once it is finished, the nearly 2.2 million residents and visitors to Delray Beach each year will enjoy 1.3 miles of beautiful, wider and well-designed sidewalks.  Many of the beach entrances will be celebrated, equipped with new showers, bicycle and towel racks and  drinking fountains complete with bottle fillers.  Existing beach accesses will remain the simple sand trails to your favorite spots to enjoy the sun and surf that they always have been. While the improvements will be top shelf, they will not detract from the natural beauty that is Delray Beach.

The two existing gazebos at each end of the beach will be reconstructed thanks in part to a generous donation from the Lattner Family Foundation. The short knee wall at the north end of the beach also is getting a well-deserved facelift, becoming a more prominent feature of the Beach Promenade and providing a place for beach goers to sit a while and watch people and waves.  Our four-legged friends will find that we have included plenty of grass patches for their enjoyment, along with pet waste stations and water bowls at doggie level.

 

The City of Delray Beach is excited to bring this project to our citizens and we look forward to enjoying the fruits of our labor with you for years to come. We thank you for your patience while we build a better beach front for us all.

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.

Stay informed with weekly up-to-date information by visiting our website (www.mydelraybeach.com) and information boards.

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

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