- Central Beach Stormwater Mitigation Project Phase III…Soon to Come
The New Smyrna Beach Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Professional City Staff are soon to realize a long range goal of greatly enhanced flood protection for our most vulnerable residents and businesses that occupy our beautiful Central Beach area. The third and largest project arising from the need for flood control that was most evident during the Tropical Storm of 2001, the Central Beach Stormwater Mitigation Project Phase III is planned to be under construction by mid-year 2013. This 5.04 million dollar project is expected to take two years to construct. Funding for this project is from a recently approved FEMA/Florida Department of Community Affairs Grant (75%) and a 1.26 million dollar match from the City of New Smyrna Beach Stormwater Utility Fund.
- Central Fire Station…Soon to Come
Bids for this final project in the series of 4 new stations funded by voter approved bonds will be received through the 15th of this month. Construction estimates are approximately 2.1 million dollars. The station will be located across from the Canal Gateway on the south side of State Road 44.
- Chamber of Commerce…Newly Completed
Both phases have been funded by a Volusia County ECHO grant and by the County of Volusia and the City of New Smyrna Beach through the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The cost to restore the exterior was less than $367,000. The final cost of exterior renovation came in 184,000 under the estimated budget. The recently completed second phase included repairs to restrooms, the conference room, and the second floor space. The cost of the interior renovation was nearly $96,000.
- Esther Park…Under Construction
Funded by the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection the City’s Stormwater Utility and the General Fund, Esther Street Beach Park promises to be a source of Community Pride for years to come. With opening targeted for the Spring of 2013, Esther Street Beach Park will feature a new seawall, boardwalk, beach volleyball court, restrooms, seven picnic pavilions, a secure tot lot, restrooms, concrete paved parking, educational kiosks, and pet stations. If all that isn’t enough, the park will also house a high-tech system for pumping, displacing and treating troubling flood waters from N. Atlantic and its side streets. This project also will include a thorough renovation of N. Atlantic to include drainage amenities and resurfacing. The total anticipated cost is approximately 1.7 million dollars.
- Fairmont Westwood…Newly Completed
Conceived as a drainage project from the Islesboro Master Study, a majority of area residents realized their vision of paved access. The total construction cost of this project was $390,427 paid in part by owner assessments as well as the City’s Stormwater Fund. The contractor was D2 Paving and Site Work, LLC.
- Flagler Boardwalk/ Restrooms…Newly Completed
The Flagler Avenue Boardwalk Park Project was initiated in October 2011 and includes the repair of an existing seawall, repair of an existing pavilion, a brick courtyard with new stainless steel railing, construction of a new restroom building and showers, and parking lot enhancements. Landscaping, an irrigation system, and compliant lighting also were installed. The total estimated cost of the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk Park project was more than $1.3 million and funded jointly by the City of New Smyrna Beach and the County of Volusia through the City’s CRA. The project consultant is Quentin L. Hampton & Assoc. The general contractor is A.G. Pifer Construction Company.
- Multi-Use Trail…Soon to Come
A 2.2 mile pedestrian and non motorized recreation path from West Pine to Sugar Mill drive will utilize the lands held by the Utilities Commission as a utility corridor. The project has a 1.069 million dollar cost projection and is expected to be underway this spring.
- Riverside Park…Newly Completed
This past year New Smyrna Beach welcomes an enhanced Riverside Park, on the banks of our scenic Intracoastal Waterway, complete with a refurbished seawall, floating handicapped accessible boat dock, fishing piers and new historic styled lighting. Construction costs for this project were $936,424. The project was funded 2/3rds by our Community Redevelopment Agency and 1/3rd by a grant from our local Florida Inland Navigation District.
- SR 44 Gateways at I-95 and Canal…Newly Completed
The welcoming spirit of New Smyrna Beach has given rise to two new gateway features befitting of the special home and vacation destination loved by so many. It has taken approximately 1.4 million dollars of Federal Stimulus Grant Funds to bring the creative and artistic genius and handiwork of local landscape architects, landscapers, metalwork artisans and constructors to life on State Road 44 at I-95 and Canal Street. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in January will mark the official dedication of these outstanding visual landmarks.
- Swoope Boat Ramp…Soon to Come
At a total projected cost of $1.45 million, shared in part by Florida Inland Navigation District, Volusia County and Florida Fish and Wildlife, the City of New Smyrna will soon have an alternative boat launching area to access the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Bids are just now being collected for this project that is expected to be complete in late 2013.
- Washington Street Streetscape…Under Construction
Construction of the much anticipated Washington St Streetscape Project has just recently commenced with a completion date of June 2013. The limits of construction for the Washington St Streetscape Project are from N Myrtle Avenue to US1, and will include amenities such as complete reconstruction of the roadway with curbing, complete reconstruction of the stormwater system, 5FT sidewalks on both sides of the street, improvements within the Florida East Coast Railway right-of-way, decorative streetlights, landscaping, and irrigation. The expected cost of construction for this project is $1,259,100 and is being funded by Volusia County and the City of New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).