First Sidewalk Installed At Miami Worldcenter As Phase 1 Completion Nears

Miami Worldcenter has revealed the design and color scheme of sidewalks – and they are gray.

Contractors are now building the new sidewalks in several parts of the neighborhood while they race to complete the first phase of the project. As of yesterday, the new sidewalks had been installed on the north side of the Paramount condo tower, and on the south side of the NAP of the Americas data center.

The color scheme matches gray patterned cladding being installed on the garage at Caoba Miami Worldcenter, a 44-story, 444-unit apartment tower slated for completion later this year.

Caoba is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter, while Paramount is scheduled for completion in 1Q 2019. The open-air retail, dining and entertainment component is then scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 

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Joel

Not bad, but need to be wider!!

Anonymous

Look at all the parking garages. That should give a clue as to how little they expect people to walk around the site.

Anonymous

Exactly, there should be minimal parking garages in the area

Anonymous

Nobody is going to make anybody drive to this place, the parking garages are there just in case. Also they’re there for future projects that are planned.

Anonymous

exactly..look at The Shops in Midtown Miami as a good example.:there the garage is sandwiched between all the stores is only minimally visible from the outside

Anonymous

I slept in a parking garage before, so I like them.

Anonymous

People will clearly walk from the garages to the future convention center or from the garage to the arena or other events and places in the area.

Anonymous

Of course because everyone will just stop driving and walk everywhere from now on makes sense…

Anonymous

the problem is that they dont bother to design these buildings in a way that the garages are hidden from the street..thats what makes these garages look so awful

Anonymous

for all the master planning they claimed to have done, they sure did a horrid job of coordinating the placement and layout of the buildings relative to the garages

marc

I’m pretty sure the garage will not look like one once all the design aspects are placed. The street level will be all retail and everything above it will not appear to be parking. If you want to see what the rest of the podiums will look like above the retail just look at the south side of this development, they are almost finished with it.

Paul

Sidewalks in Miami definitely should be wider but it’s still possible to have a lively streetlife and heavy pedestrian traffic with narrow sidewalks. Miami could be something like Hong Kong minus the hills.

Anonymous

East and West sidewalks will be standard size — North- South side walks will be expansive and include trees for shading — these sidewalks will be 15′-20′ in some locations along the highstreet retail.

–An optimistic Miamian

Anonymous

Wider than the anorexic sidewalks currently in Miami, but still not a true downtown sidewalk. Thankfully, sidewalks, unlike train routes, are something easily fixable in 10-15 years (once the density mandates widening of sidewalks).

Anonymous

Um, have you ever experienced the heat and humidity in Miami? I don’t care how wide they build sidewalks in Miami it still won’t entice the masses of people think would get out there and walk in this weather for more than four months out of the year.

marc

I guess all the people walking around Lincoln Road are my imagination.

Anonymous

Gee, I didn’t know that this on Miami Beach.

Anonymous

I didn’t know downtown Miami and Miami Beach were in different climate zones.

Anonymous

And I didn’t know downtown Miami (especially that area in the pictures) gets as many tourist as Miami Beach.

Anonymous

“Once the density mandates it”

Anonymous

Trees make the difference. Example: Coral Way canopy tree.

Anonymous

Easily fixable? By closing the roads or moving 40 story buildings? Ridiculous comment.

Anonymous

No longer an empty downtown.. Miami is finally growing into exciting urban city.

Beautiful!

Anonymous

Yaaaaas

Anonymous

The (green) parking area should be a buffer between traffic and pedestrians. O well.

Anonymous

I like the design but for God sake make them wider! How can you expect the area to be more foot traffic heavy when only 2 or 3 people can fit side by side at a time?

Anonymous

Now all it needs is the orange, yellow, blue and red spray painted arrows all over it like every other street and sidewalk in Miami. Miami needs to crackdown on utility locators.

Anonymous

YESSSSS

Anonymous

just preasure wash that stuff off – problem solved

Anonymous

Then the come and do utility work and these lazy MFing workers cant put the bricks back in the correct way. SMH.

peej

any word on the 2nd tower @ Caoba? That wide podium looks a bit odd without the paired tower…

The piecemeal timeline for the project as a whole lends to the opinion that it may not be built out entirely.

Anonymous

They just for the second tower approved, but I bet it will be annoying for the first tower residents hearing construction for 6 days a week for a year and a half. Plus having the cranes spinning next to them during a hurricane.

Anonymous

Looks like the facade of a Melo building, only horizontal.

Anonymous

now lets wait for trees to be planted right in the middle and for the roots to tear the sidewalks apart

Anonymous

hey look, another garage covered with a Miamiesque backsplash mosaic…awful

Anonymous

I agree that the sidewalks should be wider, but don’t forget there will be four blocks of pedestrian-only paseos: http://miamiworldcenter.com/masterplan/

Anonymous

Where are the bike Lanes??

Andres

And the bike paths? Developers should contribute to alternatives options to move in the already clogged streets of Miami

Anonymous

Cut it out with the bike BS, this is downtown, not the suburbs.

Anonymous

beautiful! just like the Champs-Elysees

Anonymous

Brilliant but no one gets your sarcasm. I’m visiting Paris now, the Champs sidewalks are between 30 and 70 feet wide.

SRS

Way too chaotic, loud, busy, and graphic… why does everything in here has to lack subtleness and elegance. Less is more!!!

Anonymous

Really?.. I remember when there wasn’t nothing there but empty weed strewn lots for at least two decades.

Anonymous

No length of time as a lot full of weeds justifies an ugly design!

Anonymous

Really? Oh, I see your position, it’s “give me a pretty building or give me nothing.”

Luckily we have people out here that don’t think like you and can take their money and do something with those decades long embarrassing empty lots downtown.

Anonymous

Exactly right.

Anonymous

Gray? What is this, Seattle? There they would fit in nicely with its gray seemingly endless overcast skies. But at least it’s better than just plain concrete. Barely.

Anonymous

Arent most sidewalk grey concrete?

Anonymous

Yes, but if you’re going to such efforts as this, you could actually change the color scheme, like they did on Biscayne Blvd with Burle Marx’s Copacabana design. http://bit.ly/2NIugwh

Anonymous

Who cares about the pattern or colors, these sidewalks are simply too narrow!

Anonymous

I like the gray. but my dog’s paws don’t like walking on it in the hot sun.

AndrewN

in a few years the sidewalks will all be shaded by the towers around them and it won’t hurt your dog’s paws.

Anonymous

i now live in seattle, but from south florida…..I Hate Gray.