Fairholme Museum In Edgewater Is Getting Closer To Breaking Ground After Signing Utilities Deal

Edgewater’s Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation (also known as the Fairholme Museum) is one step closer to breaking ground after securing utilities rights from the county.

The building will include 40,000 square feet of art gallery (or retail), and 3,000 square feet of office, according to an agreement recorded by the county in December.

City records show that a construction permit continues to be actively worked as of this week, and the developer is making progress toward approval. The permit was applied for in August 2019.

Rene Gonzalez is the architect designing the new building.

A sculpture by Richard Serra called Passage of Time is planned to be housed inside the new gallery.

 

The site, now fenced off:

 

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Miami Realist
11 months ago

What a waste and awful design looks more like a modern generator plant.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah.. I can’t stand the way Berkowitz insist on putting up ugly shit like this and skyrise in Miami.

Anonymous
11 months ago

SKyrise will bring life, people and entertainment to the city. What’s wrong with that?

Anonymous
11 months ago

I’m not knocking the concept of Skyrise, I’m knocking the design of it.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Skyrise will never happen.

Anonymous
11 months ago

PLEASE!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Two different Berkowitz. Bruce Berkowitz is responsible for this and Jeff Berkowitz is responsible for Skyrise.

Anonymous
11 months ago

When it comes to designs, both of them have no taste.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah Jeff has been stuck on Britto a long time (see Dadeland Station and 5th St Target).

Anonymous
11 months ago

i like it

Anonymous
11 months ago

Mark my words, this is going to turn into a smooth nightclub.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hope they relocate the trees. Would prefer they built on a preexisting built location maybe turn that empty lot into an out door sculpture park or something. And yeah it’s ugly and not really impressive. It feels like a waste of space.

Positive note. More museums is a plus. Also like privately funded museum on private property. Sorry but Perez Art and Frost Science were a terrible decision. Bicentennial should have been left as a park. Imagine a “Central Park” on the bay….oh well.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Doesn’t the city have an ordinance requiring transplanting mature trees?

Anonymous
11 months ago

We already have Bayfront Park and it’s underutilized. Connect the dots…

Anonymous
11 months ago

Ignore him.. he’s a tree hugger.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Bayfront Park is a rotating amusement park, strewn with homeless among a dozen statues and memorials. Not much of a “park.”

Anonymous
11 months ago

… and they can’t even keep the fountain running.

Anonymous
11 months ago

As soon as we tone down Biscayne Highway, the park will get more use

Anonymous
11 months ago

By whom?
The homeless?

Anonymous
11 months ago

yeah sure lets make Miami traffic even worse….clown

Anonymous
11 months ago

Banyans are considered invasive, unfortunately. There’s much worse trees around, like Brazilian pepper, Queensland umbrella tree, and melaleuca.

Anonymous
11 months ago

A Brutalist revival?

Anonymous
11 months ago

I hope so! Brutalism is due for a comeback, and I think this building is lovely.

Anonymous
11 months ago

i do too! and the pedestrian plaza out front looks so nice!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Agreed, so people can be repulsed by it again, and the pendulum swings back towards traditionalism.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Ole Star Wars sand crawler looking building.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Lol….

Anonymous
11 months ago

And maybe a Tri-Rail station two blocks to the west on 27 street. Cool!

Move the trees
11 months ago

Beautiful trees on the site. Where will they go?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hopefully they will be re-planted somewhere else.

Anonymous
11 months ago

If it’s up for grabs, I’d love one of those trees in my block

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah, the next hurricane would just love to blow it down on top of somebody’s house.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Not concerned about another hurricane. My life revolves around more on happier events not disasters

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah, as long as one of those trees that YOU wouldn’t mind getting transported to YOUR neighborhood gets blown down on somebody’s else house during a hurricane, You don’t care, because YOUR “life revolves around more on happier events, not disasters.”

Sheesshh.. some people need to really think before they comment.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hope they save those beautiful trees!

Anonymous
11 months ago

F… Ugly but oh well…

Anonymous
11 months ago

Rene Gonzalez is such a brilliant architect. I’m baffled!!!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

On that plot of land, this is the best they can com up with?

Anonymous
11 months ago

I live very close to this location, there are beautiful old trees on this property. What will happen to these trees? Hopefully they can be re-planted somewhere else in the neighborhood.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Nasty looking building!
Looks like a bunker built during the Cold War.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I’m surprised this is even moving forward considering how poorly Bruce’s Fairholme fund has been doing the last few years. He sunk a lot of money into Sears… go figure.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I think the design is perfect for a high end adult entertainment club. It would also bring more economic activity than a museum.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Wow its finally happening, I wonder when that hotel will be built on north miami ave and 36st. Both this and that project were proposed like 5 years ago.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Revitalizing Biscayne Blvd. The New Miami.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah right. FThey’re just stringing us along again since it’s another big event in Miami, namely Superbowl. I’ll believe it when it gets built.v

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
11 months ago

Meh.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Who needs trees? Not 1% art collectors!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Great design for museum. Thats need Miami. More cultural Venus. Not casino, strip halls and malls.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah man, that’s what the people and tourist in Miami really needed for an exciting night out on the town, another “museum.”

Anonymous
11 months ago

What kind of museum is this?
Yeah right. This type of venue will bring all the suburbunites downtown.
Yeah right.

Anonymous
11 months ago

In which get to you live. I suppose you don’t have been travel in cities like London, New York, Paris.

Anonymous
11 months ago

With the way you write, I find it hard to believe you have the kind of job that can pay for European vacations or that requires European business travel.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I just don’t understand why some think that because New York City, London, and Paris have them, museums in Miami will also be a big hit.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I just don’t understand why strip halls are not needed. Maybe Miami needs more parking. Miami winning!!!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

If they move it to Doral it will be a success

Anonymous
11 months ago

You need to brush up on your English grammar

Anonymous
11 months ago

Prhhfff.. like that’ll happen… this is Miami.. these people don’t giveashit!