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First Shade Trees Planted At Miami Worldcenter's New 7th Street Promenade As Developer Prepares To Build On All Sides

First Shade Trees Planted At Miami Worldcenter’s New 7th Street Promenade As Developer Prepares To Build On All Sides

Landscapers are now planting shade trees in the area where Miami Worldcenter’s 7th Street Promenade will soon open, on what was once a roadway for automotive traffic.

The developer has plans to build on all sides of the new promenade.

On the south side of the promenade, contractors are now nearing completion of the 44-story Caoba with 444 apartments.

Also on the south side of the promenade, a construction permit is pending for a second 40-story tower at Caoba with 411 apartments, along with 4,103 square feet of retail. Miami’s building department still hasn’t approved it yet, however.

Between the two new towers, a total of 10,591 square feet of retail will line the south side of the promenade. In addition, there will be 10,591 square feet of full service restaurant.

On the north side of the promenade, plans were submitted last month for a new development on what is known as Block E. Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department is now reviewing the proposal.

 

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Mcapo
Mcapo

Now those are some serious shade trees! Great job!

William
William

Yeah.. Kudos to the contractor and developer. You guys bought real trees. Amazing!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Just saw them over weekend. Gorgeous huge oak trees. But they are only on the north side of building, none on south side. Also crammed in with way too many palms. Not a coherent design at all. Go walk it and then reply.

Miami1
Miami1

Awesome, that’s what many in Downtown Miami have always wanted…shade trees!!! I’m loving it!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

THANK YOU!!! Finally some shade trees! we need more of these.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks fantastic! Can’t wait for it all to be done, hopefully within a couple of years.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Love MWC!

Mcapo
Mcapo

Is that a water feature i see in these photos?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s almost as if the editor (whomever that may be) plays to the readers here…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Turning out beautifully!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Nice!!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wish they were banyan trees

Oscar
Oscar

Love banyan trees but believe they’re actually illegal to plant in Miami-Dade nowadays.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow, that’s going to eliminate the future canopy of Miami Dade and destroy the sub tropical image 🙁

Anonymous
Anonymous

Really? why is that?

Oscar
Oscar

It’s non-native, grows quickly and to a massive size (part of what made them attractive to plant in the first place), and competes with native hardwoods.

Disclaimer: I know basically nothing about this — just did a little research.

Anonymous
Anonymous

don’t think there is much competition with native hardwoods on that sidewalk with wall to wall asphalt and concrete 🙂

Bryandoles@CompleteXPO.com
Bryandoles@CompleteXPO.com

Exactly. Miami needs shade. I think it is beautiful. 44 is a lucky number for someone.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Banyans make a mess and despite being root-y, is easily uprooted in hurricanes. It’s best to preserve where specimens are established.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Also a very shallow root system which is not ideal in a hurricane/high wind prone environment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If they are so susceptible to being knocked over, why are there dozens of 90+ year old Banyans lining coral way and sw 3 ave?

transplant
transplant

While the overall MWC hasn’t been as grand as promised, it’s definitely doing wonders for that area.

Azarius
Azarius

Anything built in this area will enhance the pedestrian experience

Anonymous
Anonymous

It seems pretty grand to me

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’ll be there enjoying all it offers ….

Anonymous
Anonymous

like shade ?

aceraroja
aceraroja

I was really pleasantly surprised to see these nice mature oaks being planted!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is making Miami a world class city!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please no hurricanes uprooting a bunch!