Neglected District 5 alleyways undergo $2.7 million rehabilitation
MIAMI- For years, the alleyways adjacent to homes in the Liberty City, Buena Vista and Wynwood communities were a nuisance to residents because they served as a dumping ground for trash, a haven for criminal activity and a habitat for pesky rodents.
On March 23, Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon was joined by city officials and residents for the ribbon cutting ceremony for his newest quality-of-life project; the District Five Alleyway Improvement Initiative. The $2.7 million investment entails the rehabilitation of 52 alleyways; including cutting back years of overgrown shrubbery, repaving asphalt, installation of speedbumps, markers, and LED lighting.
The improvements repurpose the use of the alleyways as bike paths, an auxiliary road and alternative walking paths. The ribbon cutting debuted the first phase of the project; which Hardemon plans to expand to other parts of the district.
The improved alleyways are abutting homes on the streets listed below: Liberty City: • Bound to the west NW 12th Avenue, to the east NW 6th Court from NW 46th Street to NW 50th Street • Bound to the west NW 14th Avenue, to the east NW 12th Avenue, from NW 50th Street to NW 54th Street Buena Vista: • Bound to the west NW 6th Avenue, to the east North Miami Avenue, from NW 39th Street to NW 41st Street Wynwood: • Bound to the west NW 3rd Avenue, to the east North Miami Ave, from NW 33rd Street to NW 35th Street
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Miami Commission Chairman, Keon Hardemon, shares a laugh with Nancy, a Miami resident, during a ribbon cutting event.