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Delray Beach Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Master Plan Workshop

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:37pm

4th & 5th Delray Project: Construction Update

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:21pm

Upcoming Building Site Construction Work: 7/31 - 8/14

  • Complete demolition of the former library building
  • Commence Vibro Compaction for the 4th & 5th Delray theatre/office building
  • Start foundation work for the 4th & 5th Delray theatre/office building
  • Commence Vibro Compaction for parking garage structure
  • Coordinate relocation of the existing on-site AT&T utility lines
  • Coordinate relocation of the existing on-site gas line

Upcoming Off Site Construction Work: 7/31 - 8/14

  • Engineering/Public works preconstruction meeting
  • 4th Ave land closure/maintenance of Traffic and Signage
  • Start of the Sanitary Sewer relocation 4th Avenue

http://4thand5thdelray.com/ 

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Call to Artists - Arts Warehouse Exhibit

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:52pm

The Arts Warehouse is one of the Delray Beach CRA’s newest and most exciting projects. In 2010, the CRA purchased a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse in the Pineapple Grove Arts District for conversion to an arts center/business incubator. The project implements the Arts-Based Economic Development Program identified in the Community Redevelopment Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The promotion of the arts and accommodation of cultural activities in the Pineapple Grove area enhances Delray’s image as an arts destination which will further contribute to the City’s economy. The facility may accommodate uses such as: studios for rent by local and visiting artists; gallery and exhibit space; classroom and workshop space; food preparation area for catering events on site; administrative offices; and space for rent to businesses that will collaborate with and/or provide support services to artists. In June 2014 the CRA selected the local architectural firm of Currie, Sowards, Aguila to design the improvements to convert the warehouse to suit the various uses. The project is currently under construction.

As a prelude to launching our annual juried exhibit program at the Arts Warehouse (Delray Beach, Florida). We are announcing a Special Call to Artist in celebration of the Arts Warehouse 1st Exhibit. We are seeking professional artists who live or work in Delray Beach and the entire Palm Beach County to create/submit an iconic work of art that symbolizes “A Day in the Life of Delray Beach”. The Call is open to all Palm Beach County residents; one submission per artist. Artwork selected will be featured in the Inaugural Exhibit at the Arts Warehouse. Images of artworks and artist may be featured in upcoming promotions and press as part of the opening of the Arts Warehouse.

Artwork must be dedicated specifically for the theme of “A Day in the Life of Delray Beach”. All two-dimensional media is acceptable for submission including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, collage, textiles, metal, assemblage, ceramic relief and mixed media.

Criteria for the Call are as follows:

Judging will be based upon overall quality, creativity and vision of each work.

 Professional Artists who are eligible to apply must be residents of Palm Beach County. Residents of the City of Delray Beach will be given first consideration for this exhibit.

 Work submitted must be the theme of “A Day in the Life of Delray Beach”. *Please note while we love the beach we are not looking for all “beach” related work. There is a lot happening in Delray Beach, from architecture, to music, to schools, communities and more!

 All images must be 300 dpi or higher.

 All images must include artist’s name, title, date, medium, size in file name and a very brief 3-4 sentence paragraph explaining what the “Day in the Life of Delray Beach” moment captures. Please put all this information on one page.

EMAIL IMAGE & INFORMATION TO: Jill Brown by August 11, 2017: brownji@mydelraybeach.com
Accepted Work:

 Artists will be notified on or before August 18, 2017. Please no phone calls or emails.

 After work has been accepted, a substitution cannot be made nor a change in the artwork or titles as submitted.

 Artists will be providing the rights of the image to be used by the Delray Beach CRA and the Arts Warehouse for promotional use.

 Artwork must remain up the entire show. Pick up times will be provided.

 The Artist can select to sell the work on exhibit. An Artist’s Sales Agreement must be executed prior to exhibiting the art with the Delray Beach CRA/Arts Warehouse. The Sales Agreement will be provided prior to the exhibit.
The warehouse is still under construction so exact dates of the show may vary. Artist selected will be informed of the following as building completion get closer:
1. Drop off and Pick Up dates
2. Exact dates of Show – tentatively scheduled for End of August – October/September

For more information on the Arts Warehouse, please visit our project page at https://delraycra.org/portfolio_page/arts-warehouse/

Delray Beach Master Plan Update: Week of July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:45am

The work-zone area between Boston's north to the main Pavilion is open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. In order to provide continual public safety for the residents and guests attending the beachfront, beach access is available at the main Pavilion and at Thomas Street designated crosswalks. The Marriott Hotel pedestrian crosswalk is closed to pedestrian traffic and access to the beach. 

On street parking north of the Marriott Hotel to Thomas Street is not permitted at this time. The contractor moved their new work-zone  between the Marriott Hotel north to Thomas Street and will begin construction of the flag pole area in the near future. Additionally, underground utility construction continues in this area.

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 by the Sandoway parking lot, the main Pavilion, and the Thomas Street designated crosswalk. 

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.

New parking meters are installed along the beachfront at the southern end of the municipal beach from Casuarina Road going north to Boston's on the Beach. While visitors have enjoyed free parking in this area for a few weeks, please note that the meters may be operational in the near future for parallel parking in this area.

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:

  • If you have any questions concerning the use of the smart meters when parallel parking please contact Jorge Alarcon at the City of Delray Beach, (561) 243-7000, ext. 4112.
  • Demolition, underground piping, and backfilling for the new showers and fountains between the Marriott Hotel and Thomas Street have started.
  • The pouring of all three concrete colors for the sidewalk continues.

Parking:

Parking has been restored on the southern end of the municipal beach from Casuarina Road to the beginning of the current work zone at Boston's. While these spots have been free for the past couple of weeks, smart meters have now been installed and will be operational in the next week. Parking on A1A adjacent to the municipal beach is $1.50 per hour and, in this area, cars are limited to a four-hour stay.

As construction continues on the Promenade, certain on-street parking spaces along the beach will remain unavailable. However, we will continue to 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.

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. Also, a safe zone for construction 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.

Dine out Downtown Delray - Restaurant Week, August 1-7!

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:31pm

CULINARY EXPERIENCES & EVENTS ANNOUNCED

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND JUICE BARS ANNOUNCED

SPECIAL ROOM RATE AVAILABLE AT HYATT PLACE DELRAY BEACH

 

Event:              Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017

Who:               The 2ND annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017 is produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in partnership with the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants, cafés and juice bars.

Purpose:          To showcase the diverse dining scene and wide-array of culinary experiences in Downtown Delray Beach during the summer season - a tropical and leisurely time of year in South Florida.  The program will also raise awareness for the Delray Beach Homeless Initiative focusing on children in partnership with the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

What:               Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2017 will feature special multi-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus and culinary experiences including wine & beer tasting/food pairing  dinners,  juicing/nutrition class, cocktail classes, chef demonstrations and more.  The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants, cafés and juice bars at special prices. 

When:              Tuesday, August 1 through Monday, August 7, 2017

Where:            Downtown Delray Beach restaurants and merchants throughout the DDA neighborhoods:  The Set (West Atlantic), The Ave (Atlantic Avenue), Pineapple Grove, SOFA, US1, Beachside. Location - Atlantic Avenue east from 1-95 to the Beach, and the surrounding neighborhoods of Pineapple Grove and The SOFA District.  www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/Map

How to Take part:       Diners simply select their choice from the list of participating restaurants.  Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made directly through the restaurant. No passes, tickets or coupons required. 

Participating Restaurants, Cafes & Juice Bars:   Participants (as of July 11, 2017) include:  3rd & 3rd, 32 East, 50 Ocean, Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Big Al’s Steaks, Boston’s On The Beach, Caffe Luna Rosa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Corner Porch, CREAM, DADA, Death or Glory, Deck 84, Delray Hideaway, Eat Market, Farmhouse Kitchen, HONEY, JuiceBuzz, Juice Papi, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Max’s Harvest, Mellow Mushroom, Papa’s Tapas, PRIME, PURGREENS, Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar, ROK:BRGR, SALT 7, Sandwiches By The Sea, Sazio, Scuola Vecchia, Smoke BBQ, The Office, Vic & Angelo’s, Windy City Pizza and more to be announced.

Price*:             Dine Out Deals:  $10 and under

           Multi- Course Prix Fixe Lunches: $20 and under per person

           Multi- Course Prix Fixe Dinners: $40 and under per person

           Culinary Experiences & Events: throughout the week, prices vary by restaurant

*Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.

 

Culinary Experiences & Events:         As of July 11, 2017

Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom - Tuesday, August 1st at 9:00 a.m. for $12 per guest

Family-friendly step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only, 10 person class limit.

Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP and select small pizza type of cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, margarita, or bbq  chicken.

Juicing class at Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen – Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for $10 per guest

Demo by Celebrity Chef Ed McCabe or World Famous reality TV personality Paul Niedermann (9th season winner from Hell's Kitchen), create your own signature juice;  

demo on Farmhouse JUST GOOD JUICE (watermelon citron, Kicking Carrot, K-napple; Juicing in Season, benefits of juicing; juice Ideas; easy Recipes to take home; 1 Juice for the road.  Class is limited to 20 guests.

Call (561) 266-3642 to RSVP

Soda Making Class at Delray Hideaway - Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30p.m. for $20 per person.  Learn about the history of soft drinks, the process of carbonating and bottling, and how to make homemade soda syrup. Guests will create their own soda with fresh local ingredients, mix into craft cocktails and take home a bottle of their own brew. Class is limited to 20 people.

Call (561) 562-5500 to RSVP.

Wine Dinner at Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar – Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. for $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Four course dinner paired with wines from Davis Bynum

Call (561)450-6718 to RSVP.  Limited seating.

Craft Cocktail Class at Honey – Wednesday, August 2nd – Details TBA

Pizza Making Class 101 at Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza – Thursday, August 3rd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for $50 early ticket and $65 late ticket all inclusive. Hands-on experience making and eating authentic Neapolitan pizza taught by Chef Luigi Di Meo.  Build your own pizza, plus dough to take home, glass of Prosecco, and a $10 gift card good for $10 off a food order on your next visit. Tickets are limited to the first 20 guests to Pay Online. https://luigispizzaclass101.eventbrite.com

Pizza Making Class at Mellow MushroomThursday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. for $12 per guest

Family-friendly step-by-step instruction from their pizza pros. Space is limited, cash payment only, class is limited to 10 people.

Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP and select small pizza type of cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, margarita, or bbq chicken.

Cocktail Class at Death or GloryThursday, August 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for $20 per person

Shaken vs Stirred: How when, why and six classic cocktails you can make at home. 20 person limit.

Email jennifer@deathorglorybar.com to RSVP.

Whiskey 101 Class at 32 East - Sunday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m. for $25 per person

Includes sampling and basic discussion of six distinct world whiskeys (using the classic Glencairne tasting glasses), laminated "Cheat sheet" included with whiskey 101 tips for each guest's home bar, low-salt snacks provided to cleanse the palate between tastings.

*Stay after and receive 25% off your check for all food & beverage. Call (561) 276-7868 to RSVP.

 

Cocktail Party & Tasting at Max’s Harvest; Culinary event at Prime; and more to be announced.

*Reservations may be made directly through the restaurant or merchant.

 

Special Hotel Rate:                Hyatt Place Delray Beach

              Rates:  King Deluxe Room - $99.00 plus 13% tax per night

Dates:   August 1-7, 2017

Group Code: G-FOOD

Cutoff Date for Reservations: July 15, 2017

For reservations call 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847), and ask for the Dine Out Delray rate or refer to the group code G-FOOD

https://delraybeach.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-FOOD

For a full list of hotels in Downtown Delray Beach, visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/hotels.

 

 

Charitable Partner:           Delray Beach Homeless Initiative for Children in partnership with the Palm Beach County Food Bank

 

 

Sweepstakes

Enter to Win:   While dining at a participating restaurant during Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week use #DineOutDowntownDelray on Facebook or Instagram and be automatically entered to win $300 worth of restaurant gift cards.

 

Sponsors:        Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week sponsors (As of July 10, 2017): Gold Sponsors: Old School Square Bakery, LIVINGFLA.com; Silver Sponsor: Hyatt Place Delray Beach; Bronze Sponsors: VUP Media, Papa’s Pilar, Architec Brands.

 

Information:  Please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com/RestaurantWeek ,

facebook.com/DelrayDDA or phone 561.243.1077.  

#DineOutDowntownDelray

AS OF 7/11/2017

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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

 

 

 

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