Atlantic Crossing is readying to begin vertical construction of the first retail and office building at the northeast corner of Atlantic Avenue and NE 6th Ave. by year-end. The first underground parking garage is taking shape with the second concrete pour completed for the garage floor, forming of concrete piers and the garage ceiling. In preparation for utility work, a dozen mature Royal Palm trees were relocated, at Atlantic Crossing’s expense, from the eastern block (Atlantic Plaza) to city-owned properties. Construction activity continues to be staged to minimize inconvenience for neighbors and visitors. For pedestrian safety, covered walkways are in place along NE 6th Ave. and will continue along Atlantic Ave. between NE 6th and 7th Aves. The only street closure is NE 7th Ave. north of NE 1st St., implemented at Palm Trail neighbors’ request, with bike and pedestrian access remaining open.