Curbless Pedestrian-Friendly Design For Downtown Miami’s Flagler Street Approved, Completion In Two Years

Miami commissioners voted unanimously last week to finalize a deal that will see Flagler Street rebuilt with a pedestrian friendly design.

Completion will take two years, according to the Herald.

Pedestrians will be at the same level as cars in the curbless design, which also includes bollards that allow for the complete closure of the street to automobile traffic.

A cobblestone look will be created on the street by using pavers instead of regular pavement.

Sidewalks will also be wider to allow for more restaurant seating and other amenities, and some parking will be removed to allow for more space.

A Special Assessment District was also approved for the area to pay for ongoing maintenance of the improvements.

Moishe Mana, who controls a significant amount of property on the street, spearheaded the design, which was created by architect Zyscovich.

Total cost of the project will range from $20.5 million to $22.5 million.