Bayfront Park Management Trust Seeking Bids To Develop 10 Acres At Museum Park

Prime waterfront property at Museum Park is being but up for bidding to developers.

Around 9.91 acres (including uplands and submerged land) of property located at 801 Biscayne Boulevard is being offered to developers. The site is known as the Federal East Coast “FEC” Slip.

The Bayfront Park Management Trust is offering to lease the property for up to 80 years to the developer that submits the top bid. Proposals are due April 18.

In a letter, former mayor Maurice Ferre called the Request For Proposals “alarming.” Museum Park was recently renamed for Ferre, and parts of it could be developed by RFP bidders.

Ferre also opposes a proposal being considered by commissioners that would rezone bayfront properties to allow amusement rides. Under that proposal, Bayside and other properties would be allowed to install Ferris wheels and other rides.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

NO!!!! LEAVE THE PARK AS IT IS!! What the hell is wrong with these officials.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow this will certainly get a lot of down votes

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes, and finish the park as it was originally designed.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Amazing idea to have ferries wheel like in Singapore or London. It would add a lot to the museum experience in that park.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Museum Park for life

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is a terrible idea. There are plenty of open properties available, we do not need to give up more public land for development. Other cities are making forward thinking public spaces along the waterfront to serve the public AND reduce effects of climate change. Why are we not doing the same? Mayor Suarez, aren’t we looking to become the most resilient city in the world?

Anonymous
1 year ago

City of Miami government is allergic to green open space.

Miami Hurricane
1 year ago

The Trust took a hit on revenue stream with the loss of Ultra. Not sure where the money goes though.

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is when we need Norman Braman.

Anonymous
1 year ago

for a city in the “tropics” the least green in the country. terrible. couldn’t agree with you more.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Heck, the city is only 36 square miles big… what do you want it to look like, the Amazon Rain Forest?

Anonymous
1 year ago

ever heard of singapore?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah.. it’s a city of over 5.6 million people and it sits on 279 square miles of land.

So whats your point?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Guys have an open mind here. We can call the amusement park “Bribery Point”. The restaurant shall be called Loco Joe Carollo’s Imitation Crab Meat Company. Keon Hardemon will allow tourists to take pictures with him as long as you pay his aunt a dollar first. Ken Russell will tourists a dollar to take pictures with him.

Anonymous
1 year ago

i met Ken Russell. Big feet… that’s all i’m saying. Damn

Anonymous
1 year ago

Too funny but seriously anything involving Joe Carollo scares me!

Anonymous
1 year ago

And Carlos Gimenez will build another double-decked expressway with seven tolls on top of it.

Miami Archi
1 year ago

No way this ever happens. Not sure who the hell thought this was a good idea to even propose such a thing.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No doubt the thug who heads The Bayside Trust Joe Carollo came up with this idea’

Anonymous
1 year ago

Norman Braman, where are you?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Selling these Cadillacs on my lots. Can you afford one?.. I’ll make you a good deal….

Marc Sarnoff, SR
1 year ago

Joe Carollo’s idea. Marc Sarnoff wanted the Slip filled in for one of his clients.

Cubans
1 year ago

Marc Sarnoff or one of the many Cubans…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Lol they wouldn’t let Beckham build a stadium but they’ll fill it in for a carnival

marc
1 year ago

Please, the stadium would’ve taken up way more space. Most of the 10 acres proposed here are in the water.

Anonymous
1 year ago

More crazy talk from people who don’t see the value of open public park space on the water. That said, here’s an example of using the FEC slip in an eco-friendly way that allows people to sit on picnic blankets to watch surfing from grassy berms on each side of the slip, shaded by shade trees and palms. http://bit.ly/2U1tuT6

Anonymous
1 year ago

Surfing in Biscayne Bay.. where, when?

Anonymous
1 year ago

surfing? you crazy nut. that’s funny.

Anonymous
1 year ago

i will sit there for hours watching some good surf… great way to bring people outside and enjoy the park

Anonymous
1 year ago

Surfing???? You are not serious. Surfing LOL!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Only in this backward 3rd world town you can even think of such horrible proposal to fill up the beautiful bicentennial dock. Is there a punishment short of execution for these officials and politicians that are hell bent on destroying our City for profit and greed?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I hope this is cancelled –

Oscar
1 year ago

Joe Carollo doing Joe Carollo things

Anonymous
1 year ago

*Crazy Joe doing crazy things*

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s like Crazy Joe Devola from Seinfeld

Anonymous
1 year ago

He must go!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Next time we need to vote for these clowns get off the couch and VOTE. Don’t just bitch about them, DO something.

Anonymous
1 year ago

City of Miami government is allergic to green open space.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Before they put the Science Museum there, where were you people?.. because I remember when it was just a park I never saw anybody there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

you must be cuban.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No.. I’m 63 years old and was born and raised in Miami. I also did 10 years in the United States Army.

Do you have anymore asinine assumptions?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thank you. This site is full of haters.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Just when you thought you bought a condo with views unobstructed in perpetuity….

POLO
1 year ago

NO!!!!

LOL
1 year ago

Leave our parks alone! They are perfect the way they are and don’t need no amusement ride. If you want to go on a thrill ride hop on the Palmetto at 8 AM.

Gene
1 year ago

Wait. Before lathering up, read the RFP. The slip cannot be filled in. There won’t be a hi-rise there. But it’s still a bad idea. Leave the park alone.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Chicago’s Millinium Park is incredible. The Bean and the fountains are awesome. So is the amphitheater and bridge by Frank Gehry. The big white head that is Museum Park now was there a few years ago. Why can’t we ever develop places like that here?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Because Miami has Ocean Front views.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No. Miami Beach has ocean views. We have bay views, and Chicago has lake views. Same thing.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sorry.. my bad, I just assumed that if you are on the 40th floor in a condo from Edge Water all they way down to Brickell and looking in an easterly direction, you would be able to see Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. And forgive my ignorance but I thought that a lake and an ocean were two different things.. but oh well, what do I know.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not much.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And it’s still much, much more than you.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yup. You win.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What do ocean views have to do with making the park nicer?

Anonymous
1 year ago

What does something in Chicago have to do with Miami?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
1 year ago

I liked that idea of having that pirate ship or some kinda floating museum. But please, keep it in line with Museum Park (I will never refer to it by it’s other name)

Anonymous
1 year ago

Horrible

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is insane, what are they thinking?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Still pushing for that Cuban museum even after being told to take a hike over Parcel B, eh?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dude what’s your problem with Cubans?

Anonymous
1 year ago

OMG NO

Joe Carollo and
1 year ago

Another stupid idea from Joe Carollo and Marc Sarnoff. Filling in the FEC Slip? Dumb!

Ricardo Bofill
1 year ago

Get it right TNM…its not called Museum Park, its called Maurice A. Ferré Park,…named after a great American and the nations first hispanic mayor of an American city.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m glad they included a picture of my yacht in this article.

Okay I’m lying, but I can dream.. right?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nice, you bought Paul Allen’s yacht. How much did that set you back?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I purchased it at an auction for only a couple of dollars.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami winning!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Lol.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There are SOME tourist magnets that can be developed there and still keep the center of the park open. Some type of IMAX theater experience, a permanent Cirque du Soleil theater, a maritime museum tied to Miami/South Florida history maybe including some life size ship replicas (Ponce de Leon), a REAL aquarium not the half ass attempt we now have at the Frost (even Tampa, Atlanta and Baltimore have better ones, but MIAMI does not). The waterfront doesn’t have to be kitschy to attract visitors and tourist dollars. By the way, the London Eye is awesome. AND YES, FINISH THE PARK THE WAY IT WAS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Um, it’s the Frost Science Museum, not a Marine Aquarium. If that’s what people would like to see, take a trip across the bridge to the Miami Seaquarium.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Um, no. Frost is often touted as a science museum/aquarium. The giant shark tank is awesome. The planetarium is fantastic. Frost has a GREAT design and is 100% better than what we had, but its neither a world class science museum nor much of an aquarium. The powers that be blamed it on cost overruns.Don’t get so defensive. It is what it is. AND, the Seaquarium is old and run down. Come on man, it’s like comparing Marineland to SeaWorld. We will NEVER improve if we keep thinking we are already there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Look, whoever you are, I don’t care what it’s “touted” as, the fact remains that it is the “Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum” of Science which also has an aquarium in it. Geez I hate when people like you get all emotional because someone makes an indisputable statement. And will people like you please cut it out with the “world class this and the world class that.” Before this museum of science was built, there was nothing there.. zilch, nada. And the Miami Seaquarium might be old, but that’s all Miami’s got and it’s been holding down it’s own for decades. Plus, no one’s comparing it to some other place but you.

Dude, get off your high horse and quit being so sensitive and condescending.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Talk about condescending? Who freaked out because I wrote that the Frost isn’t an aquarium? Why knock down other people’s ideas so quickly? You want to silence others whose opinion differs from yours. I’ve said the design is beautiful. I’ve said the planetarium is awesome. I guess you didn’t read that part. The top floor has 3-4 cages/displays with some birds and a few fish. There are 3 small aquariums inside with jelly fish. This is NOT an aquarium. Why is it so bad for someone to suggest that other places that are not associated with water, like Atlanta have much nicer aquariums. If we keep thinking that what we already have is as good as it gets, we will never grow as a community. You are short sighted. And as far as being sensitive, look at the first response to my suggestion of attractions —-“um, no”.Then you start with “look, whoever you are…”. Who are you?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Are you that ignorant as to what you write? You wrote “Frost is often touted as a science museum/aquarium.” No it’s not. I’ve only known it to be referred to as the “Museum of Science” that happens to have a big seawater aquarium in it. I don’t care about Atlanta or any other land locked place in the United States.. Miami has the vast Atlantic Ocean for it’s shoreline to explore. Miami has beaches, Atlanta has none. Atlanta can only dream of having someplace like Miami Beach. Your knowledge of the place you live in named Miami Florida (if that is where you live) is so limited, it’s no wonder you get so emotional when to you try to explain things you actually have very little knowledge about. And yes, I said “whoever you are” because you’re anonymous and that means you’re unknown.. get it?

Now run along and stop trying to debate me because you’re way out of your league.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yup. You win. Run along now.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Go to the museum’s website. Click on aquarium. Yup. I was wrong. You were right. I’m out of my league.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dude, the place has a Planetarium in it to, but it’s known as the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, geeezzzz……

Anonymous
1 year ago

Is that all that you are hung up about? The name? Yes it’s the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. But why did you take offense when I said a real aquarium might be nice at the park? You knocked down a suggestion for what might be a nice addition to the park, by arguing that we have a science museum there now, and told people if they wanted an aquarium to take a trip across the bridge to visit the Seaquarium. And you still think I’m trying to debate you? Geeezzzz….

Anonymous
1 year ago

What happened to the original plans for the park with all the fountains a bridge connecting to the arena? I know it was millions of dollars and the city claimed we didn’t have it, but isn’t there some trust somewhere that was looking into getting it done?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I imagine they will leave room for lots of towering hotels in all the green space that is left.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It should be put in the ballot. People will kill this foolish idea. They started with two additional museums, it did not fly, now a condo tower?

Anonymous
1 year ago

NO. NO. NO. Leave it alone. Stop “developing” this city into a place that is unliveable.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“Stop developing” this city into a place that is unliveable?”

Talk about being melodramatic……