Miami Walk Is The New Name Proposed By Branding Agency For River & Baywalk

Miami’s Downtown Development Authority’s consultants have prepared design guidelines and unified branding for the Miami River Walk and Baywalk.

Miami Walk is proposed as the unified branding for both the river walk and baywalk.

A unified design scheme, including lighting, furniture, landscape, and wayfinding, is also planned.

Savino Miller Landscape Architects created the proposal for the DDA.

The presentation is scheduled to be revealed for the first time at a July 9 meeting of the Miami River Commission.

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Chris

Why is Miami so afraid of shade trees?

Anonymous

We really need a initiative to replant banyan trees in Miami.

Anonymous

The trend now is to plant native trees, not exotics like Banyans.

suomynona

Hear, hear!

Cicero

The Banyans along Coral Way and SW 3 Ave make for one of the most scenic roads in the state. Live Oaks would be good too.

Anonymous

Live oaks grow slowly and are one of the trees to be most damaged by hurricanes.

Anonymous

true story

Bry

There are two native trees that are Banyans- Ficus aurea, Strangler Fig, and Ficus citrifolia, Citrus-leafed Fig. These are two great options.

No more Green Island Ficus! Also, if they are given enough space to let their roots grow, they are very hurricane resistant.

Here’s to a more resilient Miami. Long live the 305.

Paul

The city does have an initiative: http://milliontrees.miamidade.gov

Cicero

That’s the County. The City and the County don’t get along.

Anonymous

more debris to take care of after a hurricane hits

Anonymous

They also provide alot of shade and are even tourist attractions.

Miami

dumbest comment ever!!

suomynona

They also help clean the air and provide shade for outdoor walking, shopping, dining, entertaining, tourism, etc.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oaks are found everywhere we need more banyan and poinciana trees.

marc

Nice ideas but lets see how half-assed the final product will end up being.

Anonymous

“half-assed?” We’ll be lucky if this even gets started on.

Anonymous

Get RAYMOND JUNGLES to design this please! If anyone knows about the local flora its him! Also the guy has a knack for great design that is sure to be Hurricane, SLR, and Miami-idiot proof.

– A Miamian all for shaded walkways

Anonymous

It’s beautiful for sure… but let’s be real… here in Miami awesome photos abound but real progress you can touch and feel always slips away… years of studies… layers of regulation ..etc etc…. why can’t these projects ever become a reality???… they do elsewhere..

Paul

You get what you pay for.

Anonymous

Too much Wynwood so-called art, with all the psychedelic colors etc. Looks very amateurish. I know this is the Miami look, but it’s time to loose it. We will never be taken seriously.

Ying

Read the overwhelmingly positive reviews about Wynwood on Tripadvisor from people all over the world. You are lost.

Anonymous

What are you saying?!?!?! Wynwood is Miamis Jewel!! Have you not been paying attention of the Urban evolution that has created such place, art was one the Engines but the urban park/Museum we have now is incredible and many cities wish they had a similar place. …It’s Miamis Social Mixer!
And BTW the “So-Called” art, you are putting down are called Murals, another art form you don’t seem to be familiar with.
FYI, we have the best and largest collection of Murals, Open your eyes…We only live so long…

peej

I like the inverse MW branding & logo, simple but effective.

& as mentioned by others, the mangroves theme is a nice touch, if done right. Ironic because of all the mangroves that long ago lined the shorelines the path traverses.

Anonymous

How can this not extend through Edgewater?

Roberto

This is awesome!!! If they can actually pull it together.
I love having long walks and this would be great. Lengthy and beautiful.

Anonymous

Isn’t this the same proposal that was featured a few months back when the city commissioners refused to help fund it and wanted developers to pay for it instead? From my understanding developers are willing to create a walk way on their property but not to unite it to other projects that should be the responsibility of the city. I personally hope this does get approved and yes I hope it is filled with trees so that we can have as much shade as possible.

Anonymous

great, can we please get a “rails with trails” going along both our major fec csx railway corridors here in south Florida. A trail from homestead to Jupiter would be awesome

Anonymous

Yes please.

Anonymous

Love the mangrove inspiration. Let’s get a kickstarter campaign to help fund it.

Anonymous

Trees and landscaping has to be compatible with hurricane seasons ….. so they are not heavily impacted

Anonymous

Finally.

Anonymous

Probably a fourth quarter 2021 start date.

marc

whoa whoa that’s way too fast. Slow that talk down. Think about all the studies they still need to hook their friends, I mean consultants up with.

Anonymous

Yep probably 2023 with a completion of 2027 third quarter.

Anonymous

Ha!.. you wish…….

Anonymous

Well lets do the math. It is now 2018, you need studies, planning, bribing politicians, law suits, choosing the contractors, delays…. hmmm you carry the 4… and the answer is the second quarter of 2027.

Anonymous

Well, I’m thinking three more years added to 2027, so, I’ll say, about 2030.

Anonymous

i will believe if i get to see it. so disillusioned with this city

Anonymous

CONNECTIVITY – yet no connectivity to Edgewater, the second-densest neighborhood after this cycle and which was built around the bay and Related’s hyped Bay Line. Just encapsulates everything about Miami–short-sighted “infrastructure” (and who knows if it’ll actually happen) and developers building hopes and dreams. Hey Jorge, how about ponying up to complete the Edgewater section?

Anonymous

the lack of planning/sense of community in Edgewater is incredible

Anonymous

Great Project for the City, even better that a Local firm is being the design!

Anonymous

Along with this can we get a famn fountain worthy of a good picture or selfie? What major city doesn’t have a decent fountain? That crap we have is such a huge embarrassment to the city!

Andres

First the city should connect the disconnected segments, then the people will revitalize this zones without any other investment

Anonymous

Just another place to get mugged hooray

Anonymous

What’s up with the fake rail road?

Anonymous

Its not fake, its the rail road that goes to the port of miami

Anonymous

fake??? we found the millennial. This bridge was closed in 2005 because of the hurricane and only recently re opened to freight traffic again. But it’s good to see the young folks coming talk about buildings….or just a typical out of towner out of stater trying to talk trash about anything Miami

Anonymous

Says the baby boomer who needs help with making a phone call on their iPhone.

Anonymous

Yeah… the same baby boomers that created the Cell Phone.

ILoveMiami

Lol…you tell it like it is.

Anonymous

I am a Gen X’r but I am seriously getting tired of you old timers not understanding that the oldest Millennials are now turning 38, they are 2 years away from middle age, that is hardly young. And they are all not Justin Bieber, I employ many of them and they are good hard working people. Stop screaming – Get off my lawn! and get to know some of them. Freaking dinosaurs.

SRS

Trash!!!

Anonymous

What does SRS stand for… “Stupid Righteous Slob?”