Phase II of the Osceola Park Neighborhood Improvements in Delray Beach began in November 2021 and is moving full steam ahead.
The overall goal of the project is to design roadway, alley and utility infrastructure improvements to meet the needs of area residents, businesses and visitors. Project impacts to the public include access to properties, access for essential services, tree removal and landscape removal from city right-of-ways, and restoration.
In addition to the Phase II preliminary work, which included alley cleaning and grubbing, the project improvements include roadway and alleyway paving, landscaped traffic calming features, upgraded pedestrian ramps and sidewalks, decorative LED street lighting, signing and pavement marking, gravity sanitary sewer improvements and water main improvements.
These improvements are the same as the Phase I improvements, but the work is occurring in other areas of the Osceola Park Neighborhood. So if you’ve seen any of the completed work so far, you know just how gorgeous everything is going to look once fully completed!
“The hope for this project is to experience an entire redeveloped and improved Osceola Park Neighborhood where residents and visitors can walk at any time of the day and feel safe. That they can walk and drive around enjoying a pleasant neighborhood,” said Ivan Cabrera, redevelopment manager for the CRA.
Due to the size of the project, cost of construction, time of implementation and impact to the residents, the project was broken up into two phases. This is standard for large-scale projects.
Once completed, the community members can expect to enjoy a tremendous reduction of flooding areas, illuminated streets, paved streets and alleyways with landscape elements, upgraded and new sidewalks with ADA ramps, and sewer and water improvements.
“The project is important to the Osceola Park Neighborhood because almost everyone in the neighborhood will see, feel and experience the benefits of the project,” Cabrera said. “The impact of this project is for generations to come.”
Phase II improvements are being done on Southwest and Southeast Fourth Street to Southeast 10th Street, and from Southeast Second Avenue to Southeast Fifth Avenue. Phase II’s work is held primarily south of the Phase I improvements.
Community members who would like to know more about the project, or those who would like to share their concerns (which are addressed by professionals on the field), can visit osceolaparkproject.com or can call the toll-free project hotline at (877) 205-8987.