Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation On Biscayne Boulevard Is Now In Construction Permitting

The Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation (also known as the Fairholme Museum) planned near downtown Miami is now winding its way through the construction permitting process.

Yesterday, architect Rene Gonzalez wrote on Instagram that he was looking forward to seeing construction of the museum begin soon.

It doesn’t appear that groundbreaking will take place during Art Basel, although work could begin soon after that.  Last year, Berkowitz said work was planned to begin work in early 2020.

City records show that a construction permit was applied for in August. There doesn’t appear to be any tree permit pending however, and multiple trees remain on the property.

In total, 49,199 square feet of space will be built at a cost of $19,625,166, the permit states.

Richard Serra’s Passage of Time sculpture is planned to be housed within the new building, Gonzalez wrote.

 

 

 

The site, now fenced off: