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G.O. Bond Project Prioritization List
On April 24, 2018, the City Commission approved the following G.O. Bond project prioritization list. The City will be selling G.O. bonds in two phases. The first bonds will be sold in the fall of 2018, in order to have the funds needed to design all 25 G.O. Bond projects, but to only pay for the construction costs associated with the “Phase I” projects shown below. By the fall of 2021, the City will be selling the remaining G.O. Bonds, in order to raise the funds needed to pay the constructions costs for the projects labeled as “Phase II”. The City anticipates that it may take up to 3 years from the time that the City has G.O. Bond monies in hand to complete G.O. Bond projects. As an example, “Phase I” projects would be completed by the fall of 2021 and “Phase II” projects would be completed by the fall of 2024.
GO Pompano! Update: The Latest on the Path to Building
Last year, the City worked out the dollars and cents for Go Pompano!, but local officials also worked behind the scenes to jump start the path to building. Here’s a look at last year’s progress, as well as some important next steps before construction can commence—one of which includes you!
Step 1: Recruiting – Like any big construction project, Go Pompano! needs talented contractors, architects and engineers to get the job done right. In August 2018, local officials sent out a call for talented designers and builders, then ranked them based on qualifications, price and other considerations. By December 2018, the list of recruits was complete.
Step 2: Approval – Once local officials compiled a large enough pool of talent, they sent their list of top recruits to the City Commission for approval. The Commission completed the approval process in February 2019, giving local officials permission to engage the top-ranking firms and negotiate contracts.
Step 3: Negotiation & Approval – Local officials are currently negotiating contracts with the top-ranking firms. They have until June to bring those contracts back to the City Commission, and the commission will have until July 2019 to approve them.
Step 4: Public Outreach Meetings – This step involves you! The City has prescheduled 36 public outreach meetings between April 15th and August 6th. Each meeting will include a public presentation on Go Pompano! and a chance for you to make your voice heard!
Step 5: Design – Once local officials receive your input, it’s a race to the drawing board! The City will then sit down with its consultants to design each project. The goal is to complete the design phase by mid-2020.
As you can see, we still have several important steps to complete before we can break ground on these exciting improvements to Pompano Beach. But local officials are putting the pedal to the metal to ensure our Go Pompano! projects are completed as soon as possible.
In the meantime, check out our full list of Public Outreach meetings:
|Second Public Outreach Meeting|
|Thursday, June 27th||Public Safety Complex - Kester Park Improvements||Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center||6:00pm|
|Tuesday, July 2nd||Terra Mar Drive Bridge Improvements||Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center||6:00pm|
|Wednesday, July 3rd||Fire Emergency OPS Center||Public Library - Cultural Center||6:00pm|
|Monday, July 8th||Ultimate Sports Park||E. Pat Larkins Center||6:00pm|
|Wednesday, July 10th||NE 33rd Street Improvements||Highlands Civic Center||6:00pm|
|Monday, July 15th||Kester Park Improvements||Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center||6:00pm|
|Wednesday, July 17th||Dixie Highway Improvements||Public Library - Cultural Center||6:00pm|
|Thursday, July 18th||Youth Sports Complex - Centennial Park (tentative)||Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center||6:00pm|
|Monday, July 22nd||SE 5th Avenue Bridge Improvement||Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center||6:00pm|
|Wednesday, July 24th||A1A Improvements||Public Library - Cultural Center||6:00pm|
|Monday, July 29th||Fire Station #61 - MLK Boulevard (update only)||E. Pat Larkins Center||6:00pm|
|Tuesday, July 30th||Senior Citizens Center||E. Pat Larkins Center||6:00pm|
|Wednesday, July 31st||Palm Aire - Fire Station #114 and Fire Station #52 (FS update only)||Herb Skolnick Commuinty Center||6:00pm|
|Tuesday, August 6th||Senior Citizens Center||E. Pat Larkins Center||6:00pm|
|Project Name||Total Project Cost||District||Phase I||Phase II||Comments||Project Description||Public Meeting I||Public Meeting II||Construction Start|
|A1A Improvements||$16,940,000||1||$8,470,000||$8,470,000||Public presentation took place on June 5. Public input was received and team is preparing advanced conceptual plans for next presentation scheduled for July 24. Contract manager is working on Construction Management at Risk agreements. Staff plans to introduce agreements to Commission for approval in July. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Undergrounding overhead utilities on A1A from Hillsboro Inlet to Terra Mar Drive to reduce power outages during storms and improve the aesthetics of the corridor. Improvements to include widening sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming, lighting and other streetscape improvements.||6/5/19||7/24/19||TBD|
|Amphitheater Renovations||$3,500,000||2||$3,500,000||Team continues to work on plans and preparing for the second public presentation. In addition, staff is working on an assignment agreement to assign the contract to Big Span's contractor. Contractor will be able to post 100% bond.||Construct an open-air shade structure over the amphitheater seating area built in 1990, including new bathrooms, audio/video, stage lighting and upgrades to ticket booth and concession stand.||5/1/19||N/A||TBD|
|Beach Lifeguard Headquarters Renovation||$1,430,000||1||$1,430,000||Team connected with FDEP and received positive feedback regarding the possible second floor addition to the existing Ocean Rescue Building. Conceptual plans are being generated for agencies' review. Team is also working on lifeguard stations. Stations 1 and 6 are priority one and are scheduled to be ready by August.||Enhance public safety on the beach by replacing four (4) older, outdated lifeguard towers and modernizing the existing Ocean Rescue Building.||5/2/20||N/A||TBD|
|Centennial Park Improvements (Sample McDougal House site)||$1,100,000||2||$137,500||$962,500||Team continues to work on plans and preparing for the second public presentation. Survey work is in progress. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||An initial Kick-off and Coordination meeting took place on May 14 with Keith and Associates’ project team. Discussions centered on subject such as new scope of work, required updates to the project, possible location, connectivity to the public right-of-way, etc. In addition, the first presentation was held at Emma Lou.||5/1/19||7/18/19||TBD|
|Collier City Neighborhood Improvements||$3,000,000||5||$3,000,000||FPL is working on design plans. Staff expects plans to be ready by July. No new progress to report.||This project entails analysis, topographic surveying, procurement of necessary easements, design, and installation of light fixtures throughout the Collier City area. This 450-acres neighborhood with approximately 5100 residents and is in need of additional street/pedestrian lighting. The proposed lighting will not only serve to beautify this section of the City, but will also provide for improved safety conditions. In 2010, the Community Redevelopment Agency conducted a survey and 90.6% of survey respondents requested improvements to street lighting due to safety concerns (over 72% of the residents participated in the survey). This initiative will address lighting deficiencies and populate areas that lack tree canopy.||4/24/19||6/26/19||TBD|
|Dixie Highway Improvements||$24,860,000||2, 3, 4||$12,430,000||$12,430,000||The team continues to work ahead of the second presentation. More advanced cross sections as well as localized analysis of possible ponding conditions are being prepared and evaluated. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Upgrade the Dixie Highway corridor from McNab Road to Sample Road, including roadway crossing improvements, bicycle lanes, medians, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.||5/15/19||7/17/19||TBD|
|Fire Station #114||$6,200,500||5||$6,200,500||The City Commission approved the contract and the provider received a copy of the signed contract. The provider must submit a copy of the recorded Performance Bond. Upon receipt, the City will process a Purchase Order. Team is gearing up for the second presentation.||Construct a new fire station to be located at the corner of SW 36th Avenue and McNab Road to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include land acquisition and a new 2-story, multi-bay building.||4/22/19||7/31/19||TBD|
|Fire Station #52||$5,800,000||5||$725,000||$5,075,000||All contracts were signed, a performance bond was received and a purchase order issued. Team is preparing for the second public presentation.||Replace the existing, outdated 41-year old fire station that services Palm Aire and Collier City with a new fire station to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include a new 2-story, multi-bay building.||4/22/19||7/31/19||TBD|
|Fire Station #61 in Northwest Community||$5,800,000||4||$5,800,000||All contracts were signed, a performance bond was received and a purchase order issued. Team is preparing for the second public presentation.||Replace 38-year old fire station located at NW 3rd Avenue south of Copans Road with a new fire station to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include a new 2-story, multi-bay building.||5/6/19||7/29/19||TBD|
|Fire/Emergency Ops Center||$18,810,000||4||$1,726,200||$17,083,800||An Ordinance to award a design contract to Synalovski Romanik Saye was presented to Commission (first reading, approved). The second reading will be in July. In the meantime, the team is preparing for the second public presentation. Staff held a number of coordination meetings with the team and major stakeholders (Fire, Emergency Operations, etc.). The site remains in flux.||Construct a new Fire Rescue and Logistics Complex to include an Administrative Center, Emergency Operations Center, and a Fire and EMS distribution center with storage space for emergency apparatus, along with land acquisition for a public parking garage to be located in the Downtown Pompano Transit Oriented Corridor (DPTOC).||5/13/19||7/3/19||TBD|
|Fishing Pier Replacement||$9,000,000||1||$9,000,000||This G.O. Bond item is a reimbursement only. Reimbursement is complete.||Replace existing fishing pier located at 222 N. Pompano Beach Boulevard with a new higher and wider pier to include pedestrian lighting, shade structures, fishing stations and a bait and tackle shop.||N/A||N/A||TBD|
|Kester Park Improvements||$1,452,000||3||$181,500||$1,270,500||Design services contract approved by the City Commission on March 26. Next step, prepare for first public presentation. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Modernizing this 26-year old park by expanding the playground, open fields, ball fields, replacing dug outs and installation of perimeter fencing.||5/28/19||7/15/19||TBD|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Reconstruction||$6,600,000||4||$6,600,000||The team conducted a public presentation and received minimal feedback. The design is moving forward and this project is advancing into final permits. A second public presentation will be held in July to update citizens about project status and anticipated construction timeline. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Street improvements along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from NW 6th Avenue to I-95, including paving, related drainage and water and sewer facilities within streets, sidewalks, medians, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.||6/3/19||7/29/19||TBD|
|McNab Road Improvements||$10,805,375||1, 3||$1,225,000||$9,580,375||The second public presentation meeting was held and was well attended. The team prepared a presentation to show the obstacles that lie ahead as the plans continue to evolve. Of special consideration is the City's design team challenge and likely inability to raise the bridge 4' as desired. Per the analysis, it seems as though an extra 1.23' is about as much clearance that our team will be able to gain. The biggest challenge remains working around the property located at the NW corner with 12 apartments and 9 parking spaces that would be affected by any design that entertains raising the bridge anything more than 1.23'. Staff will contact the property owners and gauge their support (or lack thereof) to cooperate with our design team as the City seeks alternatives to make the design a better product for all. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Replace functionally obsolete bridge on McNab Road and beautifying McNab Road corridor between Federal Highway and South Cypress Creek Road, paving, related drainage improvements, sidewalks, bus shelters and benches, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.||4/17/19||6/19/19||TBD|
|McNair Park Renovations||$10,647,000||5||$10,647,000||The second public presentation meeting was held and was well attended. The team prepared a presentation to show the options to improve the park based on input provided by the public during the first presentation and days ahead of the second meeting. The team prepared a more advanced conceptual plan including a new practice field and oval track on School Board property and added placeholders for a concession and bathrooms, which are presently unfunded. In addition, plans included a splash pad, pavilions, exercise room, additional meeting space, a new press box, etc. The team will continue to work on the design and staff plans to make a presentation to the public once plans are more advanced and budgets are fine tuned. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Expand, renovate and equip this multi-functional facility to include lighted synthetic football/soccer field, running track, tennis court, basketball court, playground with water features to include splash pad, meeting rooms, concession and senior center.||4/15/19||6/10/19||TBD|
|Mitchell Moore Park Improvements||$1,396,000||4||$1,396,000||The second public presentation meeting was held and was well attended. The team prepared a presentation to show the options to improve the park based on input provided by the public during the first presentation and days ahead of the second meeting. The plans include retrofitting the existing football field with artificial turf; improving 2 baseball fields; adding adequate lighting; new fencing, covered bleachers, to name a few. the team will concentrate on surveys, design and pricing next. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Upgrades to this facility built in 1991 will include replacement of a grass field with synthetic (field turf), a new scoreboard, additional bleachers and shade structures over the bleacher area.||4/29/19||6/24/19||TBD|
|NE 33rd Street Improvements||$5,975,000||2||$5,975,000||The team is gearing up for the second public presentation. The plans are advancing and will incorporate public comments with particular emphasis on traffic calming at various intersections. Options to be evaluated in greater detail include raised tables and pavement textures. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Improvements along NE 33rd Street between Dixie Highway and Federal Highway to include but not be limited to overhead to underground utilities conversion, lighting, irrigation, landscaping, traffic calming, brick paver enhancements, curbing, drainage modifications, paths for shared uses, pavement resurfacing, street furniture and other streetscape improvements.||5/27/19||7/10/19||TBD|
|North Pompano Park Improvements||$3,190,000||2||$3,190,000||The team conducted a second public presentation and received great feedback. The team is moving forward with design. Emphasis will be placed on adding more parking, securing a second entrance at the NW corner of the park (on private property), designing 3 fields as opposed to 4 as originally envisioned, and adding attractive features to an open area that can be used for picnics, family gatherings, etc. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Upgrades to football/soccer field, playground and park, including land acquisition for expansion.||4/30/19||6/17/19||TBD|
|Palm Aire Neighborhood Improvements||$3,850,000||5||$481,250||$3,368,750||The first public presentation was held as planned at the Skolnick Center. The team is working on plans that address public comments. The design will entertain additional lighting, crash-tested barriers and a landscape theme that will improve the area aesthetically. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Improvements at two bridges spanning the C-14 canal and to the Herb Skolnick Center, including lighting, landscaping and sidewalks.||5/29/19||7/31/19||TBD|
|Public Safety Complex||$6,600,000||3||$825,000||$5,775,000||The team is preparing for the second public presentation. The plans are advancing and will incorporate comments received from BSO and Fire personnel. The goal is to design the interior of both buildings to be fluid and to provide better internal circulation. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Renovate interior space of Public Safety Complex located at 100 SW 3rd Street and 120 SW 3rd Street.||5/28/19||N/A||TBD|
|SE 5th Avenue Bridge Improvements||$2,450,000||3||$2,450,000||The team made a public presentation and the public's feedback centered around the desire to raise the bridge no less than 2'. The team believes that's doable with little to no impact to the adjacent properties. Moreover, the team met with South Florida Water Management District and Broward County personnel. The meetings were held to confirm statutory requirements. Both meetings went well and the team received support from both agencies. The team will gear up for the second presentation. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Improvements to or replacement of SE 5th Avenue Bridge, built in 1959, based on FDOT's Bridge Management System report which includes recommendations for repairs to the deck and superstructure as well as substructure components to be replaced which includes pilings and jackets.||6/4/19||7/22/19||TBD|
|Senior Citizens Center||$8,000,000||4||$8,000,000||The team made a presentation to the public that was well attended. The public was invited to select among various programmatic options including areas to sew/knit, paint, receive medical services, play card and board games, etc. Results of public input was tallied at the end and the team will use that information to prepare a more advanced schematic plan before the second meeting.The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Construct new senior citizens center to handle increased demand for senior programs in the northwest sector of City. An upscale building will be constructed on property that needs to be acquired.||6/12/19||8/6/19||TBD|
|Terra Mar Drive Bridge Improvements||$1,400,825||1||$1,400,825||The design team is preparing for the seond public presentation. The team met with regulatory agencies to determine specific design requirements. The plans will focus on sufficient horizontal space between the main columns/piles to allow barges and other vessels through. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Improvements to Terra Mar Bridge, built in 1981, based on FDOT's Bridge Management System report which includes repair and replacement recommendations for the deck, superstructure, and substructure.||5/2/19||7/2/19||TBD|
|Ultimate Sports Park||$4,521,000||4||$1,431,000||$3,090,000||The team is readying for the second presentation. The public requested fencing the entire park, adding a splash pad, picnic pavilions and basketball courts. Still questionable is the desire to incorporate a skate park, BMX track or gathering area, instead. Thse are items to be discussed during the second presentation. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||A new skate park, soccer/football field and concession/restroom building to be located adjacent to Apollo Park at 1580 NW 3rd Ave.||5/8/19||7/8/19||TBD|
|Youth Sports Complex||$11,088,000||3||$8,316,000||$2,772,000||The second Public presentation is scheduled on July 18 at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center. The team is preparing to discuss options for a clubhouse/changing room area and bathrooms, bleachers, artificial turf vs. natural grass, etc. The CMAR teams were selected and the Contract Manager is working on final contract documents.||Multi-use fields for youth sports and activities to include land acquisition, to be located at 700 NE 10th Street, the former Elks Club property, near Community Park.||5/1/19||7/18/19||TBD|