Coral Gables residents can now request the installation of new sidewalks and decorative lighting on their streets, through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. This new program is designed to improve the safety of pedestrians throughout our neighborhoods as well as enhance the sense of community and quality of life.
The City will fully fund sidewalk installation on collector roadways and 50 percent of sidewalk installation on local residential streets. The City will also fund design and electrical service costs for lighting on any residential street when residents elect to fund the installation of the lights through a monthly assessment, over 1-5 years, depending on the overall cost of the project.
Residents may make a request for sidewalks and/or lighting by completing the Neighborhood Enhancement Program Interest Form. For more information contact Jessica A. Keller, Assistant Public Works Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-460-5618.
•People who live in neighborhoods with sidewalks are 47 percent more likely to be active at least 39 minutes a day.
•A well-constructed walkway for a typical 50-foot-wide residential property might cost a builder $2,000, but it can return 15 times that investment in resale value.
•In a scenario where two houses are nearly identical, the one with a five-foot-wide sidewalk and two street trees not only sells for $4,000 to $34,000 more but it also sells in less time.
List of collector roadways eligible for fully funded sidewalks
- Alhambra Circle
- S. Alhambra Circle
- Granada Boulevard
- Biltmore Drive
- Sevilla Avenue from Red Road to Anastasia Avenue
- University Drive
- San Amaro Drive
- Miller Road
- Campo Sano Avenue
- Riviera Drive
For more information about the benefits of walking and myths about sidewalks, click here.