Miami Beach announces Sunset Harbour Neighborhood ImprovementsFebruary 4, 2014
As most of us envisioned, Sunset Harbour has become quite a favored destination for Miami Beach residents & visitors alike. Located just on the northwest edge of South Beach, this enclave offers some of the best dining, clothing stores, specialty fitness classes, and cold-pressed organic juice anywhere, as well as its own Publix & Fresh Market. In case you missed it, Sunset Harbour won neighborhood of the year. It’s no surprise either, given some of the public amenities as well, like the bayfront Maurice Gibb park with shaded playground, the public boat ramp, and the new parking garage that offers a plenitude of parking in Sunset Harbour.
So what else, may you be wondering, could make this neighborhood better?
Last week, the city of Miami Beach presented a neighborhood improvement project to residents that will start towards the end of this year.
This first of 3 presentations held by the city was a pre-design meeting to gather resident input and feedback on the city’s proposed improvements. Many welcomed the improvements noted, which include new storm water drainage, water lines, new sidewalks, better lighting and new pavered crosswalks. The city announced that a 4th pump station was being considered on the corner of Dade Blvd & Alton Rd to assist with the seasonal king tides and that Pump Station three was being modified for better design flow. The water drainage pipes would also be wider to allow for quicker drainage, especially when experiencing high tides and heavy rain. The current budget for this capital improvement is $2.3Million.
Once the city completed the presentation, they actively listened to resident input which included:
- Adding more pedestrian crosswalks in the neighborhood, especially along 18th St from Sunset Harbour Dr to Alton Rd
- Adding a 4 way stop at the corner of 18th St & Bay Rd and consider one also at 18th St & Sunset Harbour Dr
- Widening sidewalks to allow for more pedestrian traffic, especially along Sunset Harbour Dr and 18th St
- Monitor outdoor cafe seating to ensure pedestrian access to sidewalks
- Consider removing parking along major pedestrian areas to expand sidewalk and allow for a better pedestrian experience
The meeting was very positive, well organized, and informative.
The next meeting will present the project at 30% design and approval, which residents are welcome to provide input.
With all these wonderful improvements coming to Sunset Harbour, its no surprise available condos sell or rent quickly. If you’re considering a move here, give us a call for the inside scoop on what’s coming up. As a resident of Sunset Harbour, we’re always looking for good neighbors.