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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Commissioner Ricky Arriola 
DATE:June  5, 2019
 



SUBJECT:REFERRAL TO THE FINANCE AND CITYWIDE PROJECTS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CREATING A CONNECTION BETWEEN OCEAN DRIVE AND LINCOLN ROAD THROUGH ESPANOLA WAY.

ANALYSIS

 

The Betsy Alleyway has received worldwide accolades for its creative placemaking. I ask that the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee take the next step and consider linking Ocean Drive through the Betsy Alleyway to Espanola Way, through the Drexel Avenue neighborhood greenway, and finally to Lincoln Road. Creating a long, fluid pedestrian run would link the City's major economic engines. Such a public infrastructure enhancement would also serve to activate the 200-400 blocks of Espanola Way (between Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue) that have remained underlit. By positively activating these blocks, we can hope to prevent more crimes like the recent one that occurred during Rolling Loud.

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Commissioner Ricky Arriola