Here’s What New Sections Of Miami’s Riverwalk & Baywalk Will Look Like, After Vote Last Week

Miami Commissioners approved a plan last week that will see radical new design guidelines for upcoming stretches of the city’s riverwalk and baywalk.

Commissioners voted last week to require Miami developers to build baywalks or riverwalks adhering to the strict new ‘Waterfront Walkway Design Guidelines.’

The newly approved legislation was a priority of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority.

Property owners who develop or redevelop waterfront property are already required to build and maintain a 25-foot public pedestrian promenade, and to also maintain a 50-foot setback. The pedestrian promenades are required to be open to the public from 6am to 10pm.

Those rules have been in place since 1979.

Now, developers will be required to build those promenades to meet a specific set of design guidelines.

After over 40 years since the waterfront promenade rules were first instituted, the Baywalk is now 88% complete and the Miami Riverwalk and Greenway are 65% complete.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

A truly connected riverwalk will increase the quality of life for tourists and residents alike, such a shame its taking this long to complete, but there seems to be plenty of future development along the river gearing up in the next couple of years. Everyone deserves to be able to walk along the river as an option to reduce driving.

LCDSI
1 month ago

Whats up with the pink loops over the walk way? Perfect for suicidal people to hang themself from!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Every good boy deserves fudge.
And….
A TRULY world class city DESERVES a metromover from my sofa to my friends Grammy’s party, and WE need 75 ft wide sidewalks to get people out of their cars.

Marc
1 month ago

The fact that American Social is the only riverwalk restaurant in Brickell is embarrassing. Imagine a mile long promenade with restaurants and bars like any other city, would be incredible

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good look going through the Four Ambassadors !!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Such a re-development opportunity!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too many existing residents unfortunately.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Could do so for years up until a couple of years ago. How come they are now able to gate it off? Why is the city pressuring developers to contribute to the walks while letting existing properties to withdraw? Very inconsistent.

Anonymous
1 month ago

40 years and 88%…..40 years!!!….that statistic should embarrass the entire city…..

Anonymous William
1 month ago

The point of that legislation was to provide a public amenity at a limited or low cost to the cities tax payers. It did exactly as it was designed, pushing the vast majority of the cost over to new developments instead of us regular people having to pay in our tax bills. You can complain and project some type of alarmist headline..

But reality is, it worked…. Remember, now a days, bureaucrats want to borrow from china by using bonds (at a net effective interest rate of 18%) then have us pay it in our property taxes over 30 years. .

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes. Private property owners have the rights to their property.
Those percentages are misleading (of course). The connections on the Miami River Greenway are there all the way. Not ALWAYS on the river, but sometimes vearing off the waterfront and around a private property,, and then connecting again.
The wayfinding signage is 100%, the lighting, the trash cans, etc is 100%, just not 100% on the riverfront.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overall Amount of park space in Miami is a joke. But if there were more public land the pols would quickly “lease” it and grease their palms – Watson Island, Mel Reese, southside Park, Dinner Key, Adler river project – all new commercial development on prime city land! Need a new aggressive US Atty. to start kicking ass.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It should go all the way up to edge water/midtown and upper east side

Azarius
1 month ago

This is long overdue. Glad this is finally coming together

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now do The Underline please.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL The renderings STILL don’t have the baywalk going through the 4 Ambassadors.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Developer of new imaginary “restaurant” in the former garage space obviously paid off someone at the City.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

The Four Ambassadors need to be sent to Benghazi

Anonymous
1 month ago

4 ambassadors = ew…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Four Ambassadors are the Favelas of Brickell!! 🤪

Anonymous
1 month ago

The city should declare it a blight and demolish them. Yuck!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why the 10pm closing? People don’t take a stroll on Baywalk after dinner? People working in service industry can’t take the Baywalk back to their home after 10? Total BS, leave them open 24×7 or at least till Midnight.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s been more than a decade and not one shovel moved.
I believe it when I see it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The project is near completion and this will ensure its legacy. Not sure what you read.

Anonymous
1 month ago

i wish they added more shade trees to reduce the heat

Tom
1 month ago

Urban growth is the way to go , urban sprawl is not the way to go because it destroys the environment that we depend on……. Good job urban residents! And urban developers. Thank you

Anonymous
1 month ago

With the high taxes we pay for our properties in BRICKELL … I don’t see the law enforcement removing the homeless that are around BRICKELL CITY CENTRE and neighboring areas … they ( homeless) should be send to Camilus House or any other facilities!

bob
1 month ago

Agreeed Pink Loops are cheep looking. Delete them ASAP

Anonymous
1 month ago

The girl with the backpack sure takes a while to get where she’s heading.

Anonymous
1 month ago

With all this water, I wish we had more safe swimming spots on this side of the bridge.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will be full of semi-transparent skating ghosts?

Kevin
1 month ago

How old are these drawings? They don’t have 1000 Museum in them, even.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What happened to Miami Womens’s Club? No Tao, No Restaurant, Nothing. Complete crickets at the site for almost 2 years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What is the exact location of this Baywalk and Riverwalk?
From what street to what street?
Is there a map?

lets walk OVER the bay not 395
1 month ago

see the wood bridge UNDER 395. Our City is debating building a $30mil “iconinic brigde to acheve a worse outcome we are already building a “signature” bridge in the area?

Anon
1 month ago

Arch shaped lights will not work due to heads banging into them and lawsuits. Typical rendering.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Also, they are shown right next to those hideous streetlights that looks like something along a prison wall. How about something ornate for once? The photometrics won’t work anyway.

bob
1 month ago

At lease there is an attempt to be artistic here. It is somewhat reminiscent of the HI-Line in NYC. But it say how tacky the lacking of GREEN the Underline is. What happens is when you get committees working on anything .. you wind up with mediocrity. or sub-mediocrity ugliness with the Underline. Plant green everywhere in the Underline.. even up the concrete pilars. They will become tree-like

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Underline is not run by the local government. It is a non-profit. You should take a look at their website. There you will see that the Brickell section is intended to be the main activity section since it lies within the densest section of the line. The next phase enters into more a more residential area with a much wider section where more greenery will be installed. I agree however, that something should be done with some of the pillars. Although, I am not sure how that could affect the metro rail. It would have to be some sort of moss or plant that does not require much maintenance as I’d imagine It would be very costly to maintain more unruly plants like vines.

Marc
1 month ago

Or even something as lame as the dominoes painted on the columns near UM.

For being a city that loves to call itself an “art capital”, I’m shocked the folks at the Underline can’t find some artists to volunteer and do murals on all of the columns.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The fact that this entire proposal doesn’t mention the potential new barrier island construction project shows how little of a clue this city really has.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good. It doesn’t have to mention or include that nonsense.

Anonymous
1 month ago

New barrier island is d.o.a., along with 20 foot seawalls. Must have not gotten the memo.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Source? Last update I’ve seen, the Army Corps of Engineers is leaning towards the proposal. https://www.thenextmiami.com/feds-now-appear-to-be-leaning-towards-swires-plan-to-build-earthen-berms-off-brickell-coast/

Anonymous
1 month ago

What a joke! When they allow a new huge electronic billboard on the Genting/Herald waterfront parcel. They will just line the bay with billboards to get some more campaign money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I say put low cost housing on the river walk

Anonymous
1 month ago

Low cost housing should be built more in-land, way further west, far from prime real estate.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He’s trolling, duh.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I say put low cost housing on the river walk”

that’s very Liberal of you !!! I bet you live in Coral Gables and will never allow a low project next to you !!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

It used to be, was called Edgewater.