Construction is under way on the new $249,210 pavilion that will be the centerpiece to adorn Delray Beach’s municipal beach.
Completion is tentatively set for Feb. 25.
The new pavilion at A1A and Atlantic Avenue improves upon a smaller one that had to be replaced because its steel rods and ties had rusted, making it structurally unsafe. The old pavilion was demolished last month.
The contractor, All Phase Roofing and Construction, is now installing footers and electrical and plumbing lines. Construction begins late this month.
The sidewalk in front of the construction site remains open. Beach access is immediately south.
The new structure was designed to hurricane standards, with stainless steel rods and ties, by local architect Robert Currie. The design pays homage to Delray architecture in the 1920s.
The Beach Property Owners Association raised $59,165 for the pavilion by hosting two Delray’s Got Talent competitions at Old School Square. The city will pay the rest of the construction cost.
— Tim Pallesen