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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Smooth sailing

I took a spin up and down the new SW 27th Avenue and it's a pleasure after all this time of renovation. 
It all appears to be complete except for a few areas. The area near US1 looks like it needs to be resurfaced and that may slow traffic down in the coming week.
But other than that, it's all open, even the little area where Aviation connects to 27th Avenue is a smooth, unobstructed ride.

The peanut is still a work in progress, but that is not hindering traffic. The peanut itself is a mess as people don't know how to coordinate it and they plow through yield signs, not allowing for the oncoming traffic.
But for the most part, it's perfect. But I put a photo on Instagram last night and someone complained about cross walks, especially near Berries. So maybe that's an important next step along with some foliage and then it's on to the next project, which may be Bird Avenue.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see the peanut area planted with native plants. When I was in jacksonville a similar size median was donated to native plant society to construct native plant garden. It had natural trails, benches, and a wonderful collection of native plants with signs for the education of all. I would love to see that in the peanut area instead of just grass. But it will take planning and permissions. Is there interest for this out there?? . I mean what a great window into the unique natural history of the grove to display our historic native plants. I have already started a very small version of this on a large easment areathe south side of day ave at the corner of day and mary. Take a walk one day and see what you think (note it is a work in progress).

Here is link to story on park in jax http://fnpsblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/fnps-ixia-chapter-project-native-park.html

Lets do it...

Your neighborhood gorilla gardener

July 11, 2015 9:15 AM  
Blogger madreperla said...

I insist that the city considers placing more pedestian crossings, they take all this great effort but forget about pedestrians in the whole equation: cars run smooth, bikes have paths, but if you walk, you are not considered.
This is a great point on this renovation. The ones existing are too apart: US1, Bird Avenue, Bayshore drive. As if there is no need to connect one side of 27th with the other.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS on Coconut, Shipping and Day Avenues would be the crown for such a project.
Amalia Caputo

July 11, 2015 10:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Whatever is planted in the median MUST be very low growing in order to maintain the sight lines for traffic - especially in the traffic "circle".

July 11, 2015 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea about native plants and of course the pedestrian crossings.

Would also be nice to be assured that the litter remaining on the grass will be removed and the grass will be maintained regularly.

July 11, 2015 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many Years it has taken them to refurbish those couple blocks, only from Bayshore to US1? I lost count. 7, 8 years?

One can only hope such blistering productivity levels are improved when they tackle Main Hwy or S. Bayshore Dr.

July 11, 2015 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let’s hope it will be well maintained and that pet owners near by will not consider it their own personal Dog Park.

July 11, 2015 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Steve Dloogoff said...

Now that 27th avenue is "almost" complete... what about all of the illegal parking on the new grass areas? On Saturday I counted 9 cars parked illegally on the new grass areas.

July 11, 2015 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "parking on the grass issue" MUST be addressed.
There were many parked on the grass today -- late this afternoon when I drove by. Who should be contacted?

July 11, 2015 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Jack said...

Why do some of the parking spaces have meters. I thought we got rid of meters long ago and replaced them with Pay To Park stations.

July 12, 2015 8:48 AM  

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