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

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

Anonymous

Wow this will certainly get a lot of down votes

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Museum Park for life

Anonymous

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

City of Miami government is allergic to green open space.

Miami Hurricane

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

Anonymous

This is when we need Norman Braman.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

ever heard of singapore?

Anonymous

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

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

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

Anonymous

Too funny but seriously anything involving Joe Carollo scares me!

Anonymous

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

Miami Archi

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Norman Braman, where are you?

Anonymous

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

Marc Sarnoff, SR

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

Cubans

Marc Sarnoff or one of the many Cubans…

Anonymous

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

marc

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

Anonymous

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

Surfing in Biscayne Bay.. where, when?

Anonymous

surfing? you crazy nut. that’s funny.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

I hope this is cancelled –

Oscar

Joe Carollo doing Joe Carollo things

Anonymous

*Crazy Joe doing crazy things*

Anonymous

It’s like Crazy Joe Devola from Seinfeld

Anonymous

He must go!!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

City of Miami government is allergic to green open space.

Anonymous

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

you must be cuban.

Anonymous

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

Thank you. This site is full of haters.

Anonymous

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

POLO

NO!!!!

LOL

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

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

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

Because Miami has Ocean Front views.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Not much.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Yup. You win.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

What does something in Chicago have to do with Miami?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

Horrible

Anonymous

This is insane, what are they thinking?

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Dude what’s your problem with Cubans?

Anonymous

OMG NO

Joe Carollo and

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

Ricardo Bofill

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

Miami winning!!!

Anonymous

Lol.

Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yup. You win. Run along now.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Lets be real!! Who walks around in that area. Unless you are a peddler or homeless nobody hangs out there. They go there for events at the Museum, American Airlines Arena, Circus Sole, Etc… Then you leave. First they need to clean up the neighborhoods, provide affordable parking, and make people feel safe at all times. Here’s a thought make it a Dog park that I can take my 2 Dobermans and a real mean blue Macaw.

Anonymous

You wrote, “make people feel safe at all times.” And then you say, “make it a Dog park that I can take my 2 Dobermans and a real mean blue Macaw.”

So, you would like to be somewhere in a place with your two Doberman pinscher dogs and your ferocious blue Macaw and also be able to park someplace around there that you deem “affordable and safe.”

Gee, I hope the officials that be can grant you your wishes because a lot of people in Miami would like to be to able to afford a place to stay with just one income.

Anonymous

No one uses MD public spaces because MD services suck. No police, full of litter, smell like piss. Just like MD public schools.

Anonymous

The park has to make money now that the NIMBYs got Ultra kicked out.

Anonymous

muh the NIMBYs, ultrafest hasn’t been at that park for nearly a decade. Bayfront park is the one ultra left.

Anonymous

Ferre Park is actually under the jurisdiction of the Bayfront Park Management Trust, so yes, Ultra leaving does impact Ferre Park’s revenues…

Gene

You’ve got no idea what you’re talking about.

Anonymous

Yes I do Eugene. I live in downtown in one of the condos near Museum Park. Honestly, Ultra was not that bad and was a great thing for downtown businesses. It was old retired fogeys who make up the majority of the downtown DNA that want to turn Miami into Naples, FL that got Ultra kicked out.

Miami

Naples Sucks

Anonymous

Oh that’s grown up.

Anonymous

It astounds me how all these old farts who literally CAME TO THE NUISANCE (y’all google that now, it’s an actual legal thing) are crying NIMBY and our spineless elected officials are letting them ruin this downtown. Downtown is the largest employment center in the tri-county metropolitan area. Downtown has the most non-residential activity going on in the metropolitan area. Somehow, we let residents cry NIMBY and slowly destroy what makes downtown, downtown.

Magazine

Something similar to Chelsea Piers along the Hudson River in NYC could be cool here.

Anonymous

the piers in NYC are great – but not here – too bloody hot … i don’t see people hanging out there – but i still like your comment and i voted it up. you can thank me later. hugs

Anonymous

It doesn’t get hot and humid in NYC?

Well, NYC still has those great winters….

Miami1

It would be awesome if an amusement park was built on the north of Virginia Key! It will never happen I know…

Anonymous

It would be nice. In fact, it’s not a new idea. Wometco’s Seaquarium proposed including a waterpark more than 25 years ago. The residents of Key Biscayne (then part of unincorporated Miami Dade County) hated it so much, it fueled them to incorporate at Village of Key Biscayne. They didn’t want rif raf coming across the bridge. . .

Anonymous

But they frequently have no problem coming across the bridge and mingling with the same riffraff huh?

Anonymous

Don’t forget we were also VERY concerned about disturbing the fishies and the manatees.

Anonymous

Yeah, because they’re too dumb to swim away.

Anonymous

It would be good to see some of the concepts before rejecting the idea beforehand.

Anonymous

Nah, they prefer it nice and quiet and boring.