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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

comment image

Anonymous
2 years ago

That would be bad ass.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Markavious Rolle
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Optimist
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

No one wants Walmart in Midtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Costco ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

That is so unnecessary…

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

Lmao couldn’t agree more

Anonymous
2 years ago

How did he get elected in the first place?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Spanish talk radio.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

Joe you need to be put in a home

Anonymous
2 years ago

With bars and two armed officers at every door.

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol with cuffs and chained to his bed rails.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hot officers of course

Anonymous
2 years ago

In Doral or Hialeah……

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Row row row your boat…

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

agree 1000000000000000000000 %

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Oscar
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

I would…but I don’t live in Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Joe looks good without a shirt. just saying…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree
He’s hot n sexy

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Waste of $

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Pass

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not happening. Next

Anonymous
2 years ago

what a waste

Anonymous
2 years ago

Leave that beauty alone!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Carrollo is an idiot!

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years ago

JOE IS CRAZY AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN!

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Relocating coral? $top.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Presidente > Navarro