2 landscape projects will enhance city greenery
To further enhance green space in the city, Coral Gables will soon put two landscape improvement projects out to bid.
The first project will focus on sidewalks and curbs along Ponce de Leon Boulevard, from Salamanca Avenue to Almeria Avenue. Shrubs in that area are in very poor condition, many of the palms are missing and the irrigation system has not worked for years.
The maintenance initiative will include replacing the palm trees, adding new hedges and installing a new irrigation system.
The second project will take place in the median of Alhambra Circle, from LeJeune Road to Ponce de Leon Boulevard. In addition to hedges and irrigation, lighting will also be installed to spotlight palms in the median.
Vice Mayor Bill Kerdyk Jr., who has been at the forefront of numerous landscape beautification initiatives throughout the city, said he is pleased to see more improvements on the way.
“Thousands of people walk along and drive by Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Alhambra Circle every day. First impressions are sometimes the only opportunity to make a good impression,” he said.