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Another Link In Miami Riverwalk To Begin Construction, Now 65% Complete

Construction is beginning this month on another piece of the Miami Riverwalk, known as the Miami River Greenway.

The city is spending $565,293 to build a small portion of the Greenway along N.W. North River Drive from N.W. 3 Street to N.W. 2 Street.

65% of the riverwalk is now complete, with 6.5 miles constructed and 3.5 miles remaining.

The Miami River Commission “appreciates and applauds the City of Miami’s continued construction,” according to a statement from managing director Brett Bibeau.

 

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Gables
Gables

YES! Let’s do more! I used to live in east Little Havana and would walk down there. This will be a great addition to the neighborhood.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s Lummus Park, a neat gem of a neighborhood overshadowed by I-95 and stuck with Overtown as a neighbor. East Little Havana/Riverside is the opposite side of the Miami River. With these capital improvements and proposed soccer stadium, I hope it helps revitalize the neighborhood.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This section was completed about 6 months ago with new sidewalks, sea wall, and turf and it’s beautiful! Mayor Regalado was there on Miami River Walk day on April 1st – this is old news, I’ve been walking the dogs there for months so not sure what the extra 500K is for. The real challenge will be extending a continuous walkway to Brickell, which would encourage the development of new restaurants and retail directly on the river and create a true destination in an area that is currently extremely underutilized.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, lets see the walkway continue all the way to Brickell, how is that going to happen with the new “Edge” on Brickell project not giving enough space for a Riverwalk? (see post from last week for more info)

Anonymous
Anonymous

So you would like to see the dog poo continue all the way up to the Miami Circle?

Remember, that anonymous said “I’ve been walking the dogs there for months.”

Marc305
Marc305

It would be great if one day our Riverwalk would resemble the one in San Antonio TX, filled with restaurants, bars, stores, and pedestrians.

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL.. that is not a “real” comparison, but point taken.. need some nice Mexican restaurants with good guacamole and margaritas.

Anonymous
Anonymous

we’d be lucky if it was as nice as the New River in Fort Lauderdale.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Any status on Biscayne Line bay walk?

Marc306
Marc306

The portions in Brickell need to be completed ASAP. Developers with lots should at least do the river walk and temporary dining/drinking establishments like Wynwood Yard. American Social is a mediocre establishment but is consistently packed due to its location. We need more restaurants and bars on the riverfront! (and bayfront, but that’s much more difficult).

Ryan
Ryan

Exactly, I’ve never seen such poor use of a waterfront in a major city… Miami should look to Baltimore’s inner harbor for inspiration

Anonymous
Anonymous

No they shouldn’t. The Inner Harbor isn’t even the best example of a good urban planning in Baltimore.

Fell’s Point is just down the street and a much better model. The problem with the Inner Harbor is that everything has a very planned feel with everything spaced hundreds of feet apart. It doesn’t have a human scale. As en example, walking from Harborplace to the Aquarium–essentially next door–is over a quarter mile away. Giant brick plazas like Boston City Hall look good on a map but are terrible for humans.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What have you got against Baltimore inner harbor?
I like it, not sure what your point it. Its success is dereived in that its the life of the city

Anonymous
Anonymous

It has packs of youths who engaged in the Baltimore riots walking up and down the riverwalk playing knock out games and robbing people.

RustyTRUMPet
RustyTRUMPet

RACIST!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Then be naiive

Anonymous
Anonymous

Honestly I would be happy if they could get to the level of New River in Fort Lauderdale at least. they aren’t even to that level yet!

Anonymous
Anonymous

On a related note, the Riverwalk in front of Icon Las Olas just opened yesterday.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Look to Tampa. It’s wide and walkable (unlike parts of the Miami Riverwalk where you have to turn sideways to walk past someone coming from the other way.)

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hey, don’t talk shit about American Social. It has decent mainstream food and is clearly doing something right, considering how long it’s remained open in relation to restaurant turnover. If you want craft beer and free trade kale-infused food truck tacos, stick to Wynwood back alleys.

Marc306
Marc306

Expensive food that is decent but nothing special enough to be worth it. The staff come across as beyond arrogant; they act like AmSo is a club in Miami Beach. Their happy hour is great and the location as I said is incredible. Put them in the RubiLounge space and they would have had the same fate as that place.

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