On Friday, the 7-acre Omni Park will hold a grand opening celebration.
The park will include food and beverage vendors, an art zone, and a skate park.
It will remain in place for a year or two, when it will be demolished to make way for the Signature Bridge.
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How anyone can be negative against this just boggles the mind.
I don’t like the name, but that’s about it. We should stop calling the neighborhood after a Miami’s biggest urban failure.
Or it could be a story or resiliency and rebirth, overcoming past failures?
(I honestly don’t care what it’s called. But I don’t have a problem with the name.)
What a cheesy way to put it… Screw that mall everybody would love to forget. Call it by its real name “Town Square.”
thankful there are people that help to create this sort of use for vacant lots…hope folks actually use it …looks nice
Better than the desolate parking lots,just hope when the time comes these folks are willing to return the land,remembering the tough fight getting back the old Miami Arena land couple of years ago.
It includes a skatepark you morons, it’s not all one big skatepark
Let’s keep in mind these guys own a bar immediately across the street – so, they got $300,000 of CRA money to bring people to the area, have nothing to do and then go to their bar. Brilliant on their part…
Yeah I agree. plus most of the “activations” scheduled for the park will probably be vendor/friends of theirs. this project is interesting simply for the clever slight of hand they used in getting free money and using land they don’t own, to make decent money for themselves and still be able to pop off some Public Relations altruistic bullshit about “urbanism”. Its a grant writers wet dream come to life.
Pay attention kids, those bullshit thesis from grad school come in handy
^^ THIS 100%
Does anyone know if this Land will continue as a Park, after the Bridge construction is complete?
I think they are using/creating elements that the CRA can recycle/reuse like the containers for instance under I-395.
Boggles my mind who the city would agree to spend 300K for unpaved walk ways and a 25X25ft skate park…ohh and cant forget the Omni sign.
Great idea, but poor execution. That place looks like a dump! How can you skate on grass and gravel?! Call it what it is…a vacant piece of land with a sign out front.
I’m calling B/S on this post.. plenty of parks, churches and after school programs for the kids in Liberty City and Overtown.. I live in the area so I know.. in fact this is another new park for the community.. new parks are not the problem.
Why would you get rid of the skate park to build the Signature Bridge? We already have self-driving cars to alleviate congestion and a super fast train, this is rediculous!… We need more skateboarders in Miami, not plastic people
As long as they use the park instead of the street, causing liabilities and damaging property.
Why do we need a 7 acre skate park? What amenities will the new park be offering? Why are we opening up new green space in Miami? I wish someone could answer these questions before just shoving some new park down our throats.
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