Commissioners Propose Naming Brickell Park After Developer Tibor Hollo

Developer Tibor Hollo could soon have a park named after him in Brickell.

Commissioners Ken Russell and Manolo Reyes are sponsoring an ordinance that would name the 35,500 square feet park at 1814 Brickell Avenue “Tibor Hollo Park.”

Hollo is the developer who built Miami’s current tallest building Panorama Tower, among numerous other projects.

The proposal is scheduled to be considered at a November 17 commission meeting.

Here’s a text of the proposed ordinance:

WHEREAS, the City of Miami (“City”) owns a parcel of land consisting of approximately 35,500 square feet located at 1814 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida, which is currently known as 1814 Brickell Park (“Park”); and

WHEREAS, Tibor Hollo (“Mr. Hollo”) has been an important member of the South Florida community and an asset to the City of Miami (“City”); and

WHEREAS, in 1969, Mr. Hollo built the first high-rise office building in the Brickell Area, known as Rivergate Plaza, a landmark cornerstone of Miami’s premier financial marketplace; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hollo laid the first stones that would become the Brickell of today; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to acknowledge Mr. Hollo’s vast contribution to the development of our City and Brickell Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the City Commission wishes to honor Mr. Hollo; and

WHEREAS, the City Commission has determined that it is appropriate for the Park to be renamed, “Tibor Hollo Park”;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA:

Section 1. The recitals and findings contained in the Preamble to this Ordinance are adopted by reference and incorporated as if fully set forth in this Section.

Section 2. Chapter 38/Article I of the Code of the City of Miami, Florida, as amended, is further amended as follows:[1]

“CHAPTER 38

PARKS AND RECREATION

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ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

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Sec. 38-34. Naming of TIBOR HOLLO PARK.

a. The parcel of land consisting of approximately 35,500 square feet located at 1814 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida shall be named the “Tibor Hollo Park.”


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Urbanist
22 days ago

This is an awfully underfunded, under programed park.

Can they improve it rather than wasting time with a re-brand?

Slim Shady
22 days ago

It’s a tiny little 35,000 sq ft park. Slightly more than 3/4 of an acre.
Please share your paek programming knowledge with me.

What IS the budget for this park?
Should it be increased 10%, 25%, 200%?

What’s is wrong with the jungle gym, September 11th Memorial, benches,, dog park,, etc??

Seems very busy everytime that I’m there, and seems to be loved by all.

not slim very shady
20 days ago

Slim shady is triggered, take about 45 more laps around that 3/4 acre and burn off that steam

Melo is sigma and Chad
22 days ago

Give us biscayne one already and we give you a park name.

Voice of Morality
21 days ago

This is so funny. They wanted to erect a monument of Dolly Parton and she shot it down. She said in other words “well I’m still alive, that wouldn’t be right. Build a monument after I’m gone if you still want to do it.” She is humble and that is why she is loved. I think the same about this proposal, parks shouldn’t be named after living persons and living persons should be advocating for this type of honor.

Voice of Morality
21 days ago

Shouldn’t be advocating for this type of honor*

Jerome
20 days ago

What does Dolly Parton even have to do with Miami?

Anonymous
22 days ago

Let the community name it.

Alcoholiotic
22 days ago

Um, how about “IGUANA PARK?”

Anonymous
22 days ago

After a living person?

Anonymoose
21 days ago

Id rather name the park after someone who donates land TO the city, instead of simply someone responsible for developing already privately held land.

I dont see the altruism in development that warrants public commemoration.

Idea Guy
21 days ago

Lol exactly. This is backwards, what are the commissioners thinking?

As good as it gets
22 days ago

Don’t see logic or connection

Idea Guy
21 days ago

That’s a lot of vowels. How about just Hollo Park — that’s catchy. Or Hollo Bend Park (double entendre).

Anonymous
22 days ago

Sounds like a funny name but whatever.

Anonymous
22 days ago

There are not any doctors, scientists, somebody who contributed in the sociaty to honor. A developer?

SomeonethatNose
22 days ago

Ahhh… yeah these doctors and scientists wouldn’t have a place to make a name for themselves if developers didn’t build the buildings and infrastructure for them to shine in. You know many good scientists that work out of their home? 🤣

Anonymous
22 days ago

Dr. Fauci Park. Closed indefinitely.

Anonymous
21 days ago

He sounds like a remarkable person but why is there so much focus on a park where few people live? They should be developing parks around the denser parts of Brickell, like West and East Brickell. Add some five story townhomes with ground floor retail and turn this street into a mini downtown for Brickell.

Idea Guy
21 days ago

They definitely need to change the name of SOUTHSIDE PARK. There are so many people moving here from Chicago including Citadel. I can’t help be think the could give them PTSD if South Side Chicago where crime runs rampant.

Southside has a bad brand. They should call the new park something uplifting and different, it’s actually quite central — Central Park? That has a better connotation. Even “New Southside” – I’m all for democracy, come up with a few rebranded names and let voters decide….

Just change the name to reflect the safe beautiful park that will be opening soon!

Alcoholiotic
21 days ago

“I can’t help be think the could give them PTSD”

I’ll invite PTSD if I had nothing but writing like this to read.

Idea Guy
21 days ago

Thanks Alchy. That was a typo. I’m multitasking, and there are no edit features. “I can’t help but think this could give them PTSD” as it is suggestive of Southside Chicago.

Now I’ve never been to this part of the Windy City, so all I know is what I hear on the news about its crime. Since we are talking about park names though, I think Southside Park could use a rebrand and better name.

Anonymous
22 days ago

He deserves it. Been here before all the rest.

Slim Shady
22 days ago

For Tibor’s contribution to Miami, they out to find a park 10 times the size.

I can't believe...
22 days ago

Oh look ^, another person praising a developer for making money!

Just me
21 days ago

Ought

Yet Another Anonymous
22 days ago

It should get a name. The address name of “1814 Park” makes it sound older than it is like it’s a year. It also has a 9/11 memorial piece of the twin towers.

Jose Jimenez
18 days ago

It’s always a bad idea to name public places for a living person. What happens when they turnout to be deeply flawed, or worse?

Jim
17 days ago

Naming a -pocket park after Mr. Hollo falls sorely short of his legacy.

army corps of engineers
14 days ago

flood zone

Anonymous but Famous
20 days ago

I’d rather see SE 2 St from Miami Ave to Biscayne Blvd be named Tibor Hollo Blvd. Also, the proposed ordinance does not mention that he is a classic example of the American dream as realized by an immigrant.

Anyway, about the park, it seems to me to be a French- inspired layout. It should be redesigned to reflect the tropical setting it is. We have a zoo designed by a German, Fairchild designed following French lines, Bayfront Park by a Japanese guy, the Library Plaza and the Miami Beach Cultural Park by people from the Northeast. Most of them feature too much concrete and grass, too little shade and too sparse, or none, tropical-looking vegetation.

As to the trees now getting installed by developers, they seem to favor the live oak. A fine tree for Talladega but three problems here- they do not contribute at all to the tropical setting, the shade cast by them is lousy, and worst of all, the drop-dead southernmost point of their native range is Matteson Hammock…. and Miami is getting warmer!

And don’t get me started on the architecture.

STOP THE TEMPERATE ZONE IMPERIALISM!

Anonymous
20 days ago

We have enough tropical trees we need more shade trees like live oak so I disagree. Not everything has to be palm trees down here.