1010 Brickell To Spend $765K In Upgrades To Metromover Station In Exchange For Easement

The Tenth Street/Promenade  Metromover station in Brickell could be getting a renovation.

The developer of 1010 Brickell, the recently completed 50-story condo tower, wants an easement on station property that will allow pedestrians to access the building, with walkways and ramps connecting the development to the station. A utilities easement is also proposed.

In exchange, the developer is proposing to spend $764,780 renovating the station.

Existing planters, benches, and concrete monuments would be demolished.  New landscaping, signage, handrails, and bicycle racks would be added. Other improvements include modification and reconfiguration of the station entrance, reconfiguration of existing fence and gates, relocation of automatic passenger counters, pressure cleaning and painting of ground floor and concrete structures, restoration of elevator cab and door, installation of new LED lights and fan inside elevator, and a one-time cleaning and maintenance of escalator.

Dade commissioners have a committee meeting tomorrow where they are scheduled to vote on the deal.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

thank God for private enterprise, the metro mover stations suck and so do the metro rail stations…infact a lot of infrastructure sucks here. I bet the streets wouldn’t flood if they were private

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is a great idea, hopefully the Melo’s will do the same with the stations that are next to their projects in the Omni area. The Metromover may not be perfect but I for one love taking it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree.. gets you around downtown slowly but surely.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I like the Metromover too but I think this would be better. It always seems that the Chinese and Europeans can do so much more than us Americans… it’s just sad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uLN7cRn6J8

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thanks for pulling the race card.

Also, most Western European countries aren’t 95% white, even before the migrant debacle. It’s ignorant to also believe all Chinese people are cut from the same cloth. It’s probably the most ethnically diverse country on earth, except they’re mostly East Asian.

Essie Corrigan
2 years ago

THANK YOU for contributing some intelligent comments! It’s always a refreshing change from the usual knee-jerk nonsense!! =)

BDub
2 years ago

I’ll add my usual comment to reduce “dwell” times at stations. If they were all 15 seconds instead of 30, it would shave a couple of minutes off the average trip.

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL. You are hilarious. As if……..

Anonymous
2 years ago

No Brainer

Anonymous
2 years ago

You would think. Unfortunately, this is Miami-Dade County. A couple of years ago county wonks got Hollo & Comp to remove the elevated Biscayne Blvd platform connecting Metromover to their proposed supertall. Reason, they want to create downtown streets that are alive with pedestrians, something I believe was inspired by Miami21. Recently I see Hollo has reapplied permitting that restores their original idea. Hopefully the wonks will recommend both plans so there isn’t any need for those behind the dais to even think about debating the questions.

Anonymous
2 years ago

BBC has a direct connection and it is fantastic.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great News!

Anonymous
2 years ago

All the Metro Mover stations are in bad need of an upgrade. Bring them in the 21st century.

Jesus
2 years ago

I say we should outsource the Metromover, Metrobus, and Metrorail systems. As well as TriRail. Why? Because if I gave you a contract to deliver a form of business, in this case, transportation, I expect good results. If the company that was awarded the contract is not able to go ahead with this, they lose business to another company. The drawbacks could be the company cuts costs including lines and schedules would be reduced but there should be a standard preventing that. I think Miami-Dade and Florida considering its conservatism should lead the nation in a new way of government for the improvement of its denizens.

Anonymous
2 years ago

??? what was that for?

Essie Corrigan
2 years ago

Can we please leave the grapefruit goon out if this…? It’s too embarrassing for all, especially his dissolving ‘administration’!

Monocondo
2 years ago

Public transportation will never be privatized since it requires massive governmental subsidies. I’m not saying it’s not worth it, but it’s not designed to make a buck. The benefit comes in the form of reduced traffic congestion and mobility for the neediest. You’re welcome to try though. Cheers

Anonymous
2 years ago

I would only suggest the county makes them also add a public sculpture of some sort, maybe even splitting the costs for its purchase and installation. You know, as suggested here: http://bit.ly/UNxFgD

Anonymous
2 years ago

County makes them?
The County Property Tax Appraiser already makes them pay 100’s of thousands of dollars each and every year on their properties.
I am personally grateful that developers like Key Int’l and Swire go above and beyond their duty to invest in the public spaces.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, the county can if they want to. It’s something called Art in Public Places, a 40+ year program that requires a percentage of new building construction going to purchasing/installing public art: http://bit.ly/2tVVISy It’s our way of catching up with the rest of the civilized world such as Paris, London, and Rome whose citizens see public sculpture and art everyday of their lives.

ILoveMiami
2 years ago

YES!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Desperately needed on this corner especially once the flatiron is completed before the Perricones site and that hideous old parking structure thing across the street get developed, although next cycle probably, but the density in this area once all is set and done will be immense.

Monocondo
2 years ago

Be nice if the sidewalk was restored too. This is one of the most poorly designed stations. Also serves as a hotel for the homeless. Cheers

Anonymous
2 years ago

Whatever “improvements” are made, it’ll still be a sad and uninviting street with tracks running over it. This is why we should replace it with higher capacity and faster light rail or streetcars, especially with expansion being considered.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Pull out your checkbook….