If you drive or walk by Ponce de Leon Boulevard between Almeria and Salamanca avenues, you will notice the improvements being made to the landscaping.
Large palms, which have a distinctive trunk and beautiful foliage that provides a tropical formality to the roadway, are being planted in the center of the median along Ponce de Leon Boulevard.
As Ponce de Leon Boulevard traverses through the heart of Downtown Coral Gables, this new landscaping scheme will complement the existing corridor and provides an appropriate link to Miracle Mile. The planting of more than 60 palm trees on the Ponce de Leon median, north and south of Miracle Mile, is scheduled to be completed soon.
They are part of the Ponce de Leon Boulevard median installation and roadway improvements project. The oak trees that were previously planted on the median have been replanted on the public rightsof- way within the city. The spectacular palms will be lit at night, making an eyecatching statement of natural beauty throughout the corridor.
Construction on the Segovia Streetscape Improvement Project was expected to begin in mid-April. As part of the improvements, 82 large oak trees measuring 24-26 feet in height with a 14- to 16-foot canopy spread will be planted in the Segovia Street median. In addition, 202 oak trees (18-20 feet tall with a 12- to 14-foot canopy spread) will be installed in the Segovia Street swales. The streetscape improvements will be constructed between Biltmore Way and Bird Road.