Filling In Downtown Miami’s FEC Slip Could Take Seven Years & Cost $232 Million

At least one Miami commissioner wants the city to move forward with filling downtown Miami’s FEC slip – but it could be expensive, according to a new report first obtained by the Herald.

Engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol estimates the cost to fill in the roughly 8-acre area would cost $232 million, or about $26.5 million per acre. Around $200 million of that is for environmental remediation, including cleaning up contamination and relocating coral.

Getting approval from local, state and federal officials for permits, including environmental permits, is also considered unlikely altogether, so the project may not even be possible at all.

Lawsuits from groups opposed to the plan could also potentially delay the project and increase costs, the report states.

Even if approval is somehow granted, it could take a total of seven years to complete the project , including three to five years for permitting and another two years of construction.

After reading the report, Miami City Manager Emilio Gonzalez concluded it isn’t feasible to pursue filling the slip further. Mayor Francis Suarez also said he considered the idea dead.

Commissioner Joe Carollo disagreed, calling the report “fiction.” He said he still wants the city to move forward with the idea.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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marc
1 year ago

Idiots. Why not get decommissioned naval ships or tall ships to stay there permanently like they do in other cities. These are attractions in themselves.

Anonymous
1 year ago

exactly, make one side a decommissioned ship and the other side for renting spots for people to dock their yachts.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The Prins Valdemar was a ship that sat right next to the slip from the 20s-50s and it housed an aquarium. I’ll see if I can find a photo.

Anonymous
1 year ago

comment image

Anonymous
1 year ago

That would be bad ass.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah like they Have in New York and Boston’s harbor. An aircraft carrier would look sick there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

God I’ll even take replicas of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

Anonymous
1 year ago

El Niño, El Pinto y San Mario would be welcome as well

Markavious Rolle
1 year ago

First it has to stop in San Salvador Bahamas and then Mole Saint Nicholas in Northwest Haiti before comming to Mayama…….lol…. To be greated by the Cacique! To be supplied cassabe/ cassava bread.

NYC Loves Miami
1 year ago

That idea is a no brainer. Would love to see something like that in downtown Miami. I’ve been driving by the Intrepid in NYC for over 20 years and it never gets old.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You drive in New York?
You must be a tunnel or a bridge freak

Anonymous
1 year ago

A flying boat. A former Pan Am Clipper would be beautiful here.

Optimist
1 year ago

Seriously why tf isn’t this a marina? The boats would be beautiful and maybe it’d raise some money for the park.

Anonymous
1 year ago

With that kind of money you can extend the metromover to midtown and have some left for baylink…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Metromover up North Miami Ave to that proposed walmart location would be perfect to connect brickell downtown and wynwood togethet.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No one wants Walmart in Midtown.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I don’t either this is why I said the site could be used as a metromover end station.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Costco ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

STFU, but you took the target thinking your high class but you still a cheap b*tch

Anonymous
1 year ago

That is so unnecessary…

Anonymous
1 year ago

what is the fact that Midtown residents shouldnt have a Wal-mart but ok to have a Target and other big box stores, thats why its necessary

Anonymous
1 year ago

I want private property owners to have private property rights….Walmart included.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Please send it in a loop back down Biscayne while you’re at it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

F Metromover, you could extend Metrorail to South Beach, and it would take less than seven years.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Joe is also planning a space station on a platform over the dolphin expressway. Truly the biggest idiot this city has seen in a while.

transplant
1 year ago

Lmao couldn’t agree more

Anonymous
1 year ago

How did he get elected in the first place?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Spanish talk radio.

Anonymous
1 year ago

He won his seat in 2017 with just 2409 votes (laughable even in Miami). His term is up in 2021.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Isn’t it obvious? He wants his stupid Cuban museum on the landfill.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Waste of money, just keep renting it out for yachts and maybe anchor an old ship or submarine on one side of the slip for it could become a museum.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Joe you need to be put in a home

Anonymous
1 year ago

With bars and two armed officers at every door.

Anonymous
1 year ago

lol with cuffs and chained to his bed rails.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hot officers of course

Anonymous
1 year ago

In Doral or Hialeah……

Anonymous
1 year ago

No, put him on a raft and send him back to Caibarien.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Row row row your boat…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Can someone tell me what’s the point in filling in the muthafuckin gat damn boat slip? For more park space? Are you kidding me! Nobody uses the damn park there now! How about using the money to have a world class park and actually build a damn fountain that looks like it belongs in a city!!! Fuck is wrong with these dumb ass officials?

Anonymous
1 year ago

agree 1000000000000000000000 %

Anonymous
1 year ago

The park needs trees to create shade so more people will use it. The slip should stay the way it is. Don’t fix what ain’t broken.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The design, with lots of trees and fountains already exists. They claim there is no money to finish it. If Maurice Ferre gets behind the idea now that the park carries his name, maybe we might have a chance of seeing the park as it was originally designed.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah man
Build the park with more trees.
Homeless and derelicts deserve open space with bay views in shaded areas

Oscar
1 year ago

Joe Carollo is a corrupt asshat. That he represents our community in any level of public office is an embarrassment – even by our own admittedly less-than-stellar standards.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Vote him out at the next election. This is all he knows – political shenanigans.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I would…but I don’t live in Miami.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Joe Carollo is a REPUBLICAN so of course everything to him is either ‘Fiction” or “Fake” !

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is possibly the most stupid and ridiculous idea and I hope it will never happen. Waste of money!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Can Joe read a report with that many pages to get to the conclusions?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Joe looks good without a shirt. just saying…

Anonymous
1 year ago

I agree
He’s hot n sexy

Anonymous
1 year ago

Use that money to extend the metromover to Wyndwood-Midtown-Edgewater.
Rezone the entire Upper Eastside to allow for more tax revenue and leave the bay alone.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes. Please fill this in. Also fill in Biscayne Bay and the Miami River too — if there is money left then start to fill in the intracoastal. Leave the ocean for now…

Anonymous
1 year ago

We need more history and culture down here. Latin American culture is already here and I love it but what about good’ ol fashion american history? South FLA and Florida in general played a crucial role in WWII to train infantry and US Army Airforce pilots. Why cant we have a decommissioned carrier or battleship, or both, and have a floating museum center a la NY, Philly, or San Diego. We need more culture, history, less BULLSH*T

Anonymous
1 year ago

Waste of $

Anonymous
1 year ago

Where are all the rich people moving to the new luxury building going to dock their yachts? Leave this as is to attract buyers, plus it will look sooooo much better with much yachts in there!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yep and maybe an old ship that is a museum could be anchored them too. Plus those yachts pay to dock.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It would be better to get the U.S Navy to put a museum ship there as part of Museum Park.

Pass a law that does not allow developers to fill the pockets of these commissioners.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Crazy Joe won’t be fooled that easy, haha.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Joe Carollo is like an incurable disease of Miami that Refuses to go away. His pea brain ideas are costing us an arm and a leg.

Anonymous
1 year ago

First get this park out of the trust that crazy joe controls, put it in a private trust with a board that can raise money privately to improve the park and take it out of city control like Central Park or Millennium Park. Use the money to improve the park and make the FEC a marina with some restaurants along the edge. Also Change the name back to Museum Park

Anonymous
1 year ago

Pass

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not happening. Next

Anonymous
1 year ago

what a waste

Anonymous
1 year ago

Leave that beauty alone!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
1 year ago

Gross. Just turn it into a marina. There is no need for more park space when we have two big parks within walking distance. This is craziness.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I hope this confirms that Commissioner Joe Carollo who requested this study is truly CRAZY JOE and must be voted out! Please register to vote!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Carrollo is an idiot!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami is nothing like a big pony show. Things are poorly planned. Instead of spending waistful money filling a beautiful bay and building a huge rental apartments why not focus on the betterment of this city with good infrastructure projects including an efficient mass transportation system and more pedestrian street. Really is that too much to ask!
Miami Leaders think big!

Anonymous
1 year ago

JOE IS CRAZY AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN!

STOP WASTING TIME AND MONEY AND CONCENTRATE ON EXPANDING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Any construction company worth their salt could complete the project for half that.

Relocating coral? $top.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wait
I know
The site could be Virgin’s intergalactic train to the port

Anonymous
1 year ago

We need a Navarro discount store in Downtown.This would be the ideal location for it. please fill in the slip

Anonymous
1 year ago

Presidente > Navarro