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: