Traffic on Alhambra Circle in Downtown Coral Gables is moving a little slower lately as drivers pause to admire the beautiful streetscape project that’s wrapping up on the medians.
Hedges and flowering annuals were planted recently, from LeJeune Road to Ponce de Leon Boulevard, to compliment the 67 towering Medjool and 61 Bismark palms. Crews have installed special lighting that will soon provide a nighttime ambiance to these stately palms, making them look as prominent in the evening as they look in the daytime.
Streetscapes are one of the most visual components of any city. A well-planned streetscape can improve the quality of life, spark investment, and economic growth.
“The transformation of Alhambra Circle is just another example of how beautiful landscapes create a sense of place,” said Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason. “Once completed, the nighttime views of Alhambra Circle will surely make it a signature street for all of Florida.”