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7-Acre Downtown Miami Park Set To Open Within Weeks

A team of self-described “tactical urbanists” have commenced construction on a seven acre park in the heart of downtown Miami.

When completed, Omni Park will include food and beverage vendors, a sound stage, skate park, and artwork.

The park is expected to stay in place for a year or two at the most. The land is owned by FDOT, and will be used for construction of the Signature Bridge project, which is already in the bidding phase (park backers hope to recycle some elements into a new park under the signature bridge when it is completed.)

The Omni CRA is providing about $300,000 in funding, with another $150,000 from the Perez Art Museum. A group led by Brad Knoefler is being paid to oversee design and construction.

Completion is scheduled for this month.

 

roadway bisecting the property has been covered with dirt and sod for a continuous park:

artist julian picaza is installing art work at this tree:

knoefler co-owns bar at 1306, across the street:

 

renderings:

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Anonymous
Anonymous

With all the upcoming WMC and spring events around the corner, I’m sure this park will get plenty of use in the near future.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This park is meant to start changing behavior. Although it is temporary, there will be a massive permanent park under the new signature bridge. Idea is to start getting people used to hanging out there. I think it all will be amazing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This land belongs to FDOT, will be used for “signature bridge” eventually… this is the best possible use of the land until then, this is great news… no complaints here.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I guess you guys can predict the future! We don’t know if folks will come or not but why don’t you come? Your so busy saying who wont come why not come and bring a friend or two an show support. I’ve been in that area an its sad we have a performing arts center with such ugly lots surrounding it. This is better than nothing for only a year or two, but you guys want a state of the art park. If it takes over $300,000 for this how much do you think it will take for something better? $450-$500,000 or more for a park that will only be around 1 or 2 years.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do what ever ….but do it !!! That will beautify all this empty ugly lots , and justify all the property taxes homeowners pay

Gables
Gables

This needs to be made permanent! How can we make that happen?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Come up with a hundred million dollars or so to buy the land.

Anonymous
Anonymous

the people on this post that always complain no matter what the development may offer must have very sad lives…..the fact that some group wants to make overgrown empty lots into area that can be used should be embraced and i know i speak for others when i say i appreciate the effort

Anonymous
Anonymous

More and more this neighborhood is changing, new development west of the Omni.. the park is welcomed and will be in use!

Ilovearchytecture
Ilovearchytecture

I see on the comments that the dreamers get positive number and realistic commenters get negative number
That’s life
In between this two characters are the politicians that profit in the naïveté of the dreamers and don’t like the realistic cinical

A good equilibrium that proves why in this city everything takes forever, never gets done, gets done but messy, cost triple or doesn’t work properly……
And in the case of the Perez Art Museum of modern Art we hardly have art works to see

(:-)

Anonymous
Anonymous

whatever you think of the “park” this is a great lesson for all the kids out there. that the city and county governments have plenty of money out there ready for the taking, you just have to find where it is and who knows maybe you can be the next snake oil salesmen to separate them from their money. “tactical urbanists”? more like “glorified grant writer”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Honestly I would love to visit that park…but can you imagine the heat off the cement in the summer….fuggetaboutit

Anonymous
Anonymous

I really hope there is more shade available. As depicted in those renderings, there is hardly any shady areas.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They cannot add trees to the park because it will be more difficult to remove when they want to start construction. If you read the original article about this park posted on TNM A few months ago you can get a better understanding…

Ilovearchytecture
Ilovearchytecture

Unless they plant more trees for shades and a police patrol in every corner
I don’t see too many people going

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami Avenue, on the north side of the 836/395… That’s a prime location to get mugged in.

peter j
peter j

what an ugly park design might as well leave it with grassss.. we can do better!

Anonymous
Anonymous

$300k for a one-year “park” that nobody will visit? Really?

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