Commissioner Wants To Expand Museum Park By Filling Bay

Miami commissioner Joe Carollo wants the FEC Slip in downtown Miami filled, in order to expand Maurice A. Ferré Park (formerly known as Museum Park and recently renamed).

If the city does fill the slip, it would add 9.5 acres to Museum Park, Carollo said, according to The Real Deal.

Carollo is the chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust, which manages the park. The Trust’s website says that the park is 21 acres, and the FEC slip 7 acres.

The city had issued an RFP to develop the FEC slip and adjacent park space, with Carollo wanting the city to monetize its holdings there. A European developer had proposed a yacht club and restaurant that would generate $5 million.

Commissioners voted unanimously last week to scrap the development.

The commission vote on filling the FEC slip is expected in a future meeting.