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FDOT Haulover Bridge Rehabilitation Project on A1A/Collins Ave – Periodic Lane Closures Beginning Jan 9, 2017.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin a bridge rehabilitation project the week of January 9, 2017. The project limits extend along State Road (SR) A1A/Collins Avenue at Baker Haulover Cut Bridge in Miami-Dade County. The project will cost an estimated $8.9 million. The work will take roughly two years to be completed. …

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From Our Mayor: Adult Playgrounds

Adult Fitness Equipment installed at Town Center Park

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl I recently read an article about adult friendly playgrounds that are starting to pop up in the US which are already popular in China, Japan and parts of Europe and Latin America. These are especially suited for the south, where warmer temperatures beckon people outdoors most of the year. The playgrounds …

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A Message From the City Manager: Transportation Master Plan Goals

Monday, January 2, 2017 By Chris Russo, City Manager Typically with the start of a new year I would give you an update on recent accomplishments and a status of ongoing projects. However, I feel that we have covered that pretty well over the past several months due to the volume of work taking place, and the projects that are …

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SIBPD Are Proven Professionals

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Officer stand in a line for a photo.

Monday, January 2, 2017 Our Police Department is one of the best and they have proven themselves time and again. The month of November was again a standout month. The scheduled Gateway Park Pedestrian Overpass required a full westbound Sunny Isles Blvd/826 closure on the same night as a planned peaceful protest. Due to the proactive policing by SIBPD, the …

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New Year, New Road

Monday, January 2, 2017 Residents of Sunny Isles Beach will rejoice this New Year as they delight in the completion of the 174 Street Roadway Project. This project impacted thousands of residents and commuters and we are thankful for your cooperation during this time. Residents using this corridor will enjoy wider sidewalks, improved lighting, fresh landscaping and most importantly, a …

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The Residents To Do List

Monday, January 2, 2017 By Vice Mayor Dana Goldman Clearly the favorite aspect of my re-election campaign has been the opportunity to personally meet and speak with our residents. During these past several months, and from all corners of our City, I met with hundreds of people. You took the time to tell me what is on your mind, to …

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From Mega Aquarium to Gateway Park: A Conceptual Transformation

Monday, January 2, 2017 — By Commissioner Isaac Aelion The concept of bringing a Mega Aquarium Attraction to the City of Sunny Isles Beach was born by noted visionary developer J. Milton of J. Milton & Associates back in 2010. At that time the Miami Seaquarium also viewed the project positively and initial joint efforts along with the City of …

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Samson Oceanfront Park Update

Monday, December 5, 2016 — One inquiry we often receive pertains to the Samson Oceanfront Park renovation project. We understand, and share in, the disappointment our residents feel that it isn’t completed. We too are looking forward to it reopening. Unfortunately, there are factors beyond our control on the progress when dealing with agencies out of our purview. In this …

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SIB Historical Bus Tours

Monday, December 5, 2016 — As part of the celebration of the Sunny Isles Beach 20th Anniversary, the City will offer the first of several free monthly bus tours beginning on January 8. Conducted from a historical perspective by Seth Bramson, the author of From Sandbar to Sophistication (2007). As the bus travels to various locations in the City, Seth …

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From the City Manager & Chief of Police: Staying Safe During the Holidays

Monday, December 5, 2016 — By: City Manager Chris Russo As residents of Sunny Isles Beach, we have opportunities to shop here in our City and at nearby retail outlets throughout South Florida. During this holiday season it is important for residents and visitors to stay alert and follow the advice of our SIB Police Department to keep from becoming …

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