Jorge Pérez: Come To Miami In 10 Years And Be Amazed

Jorge Pérez thinks that Miami will be transformed in the next decade.

Pérez told Local 10 that visitors will be shocked by what they see in Miami in ten years from now.  “People are going to say oh my God, what’s happened here, this has become a world class city,” he said.

He also thinks that more Miami residents will be giving up their cars in favor of an urban lifestyle.

“I’ve always wanted to have Miami become an urban center like New York, Paris, London, in which people don’t have such a need for the automobile,” Pérez said.

Pérez said that he send a letter to president-elect and former business partner Donald Trump telling him “I’m here for you,” even though he supported Hilary Clinton during the election.

 

 

 

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4 years ago

“I’ve always wanted to have Miami become an urban center like New York, Paris, London, in which people don’t have such a need for the automobile,”

If only there was a big time developer who could lead the way in helping getting mass transit going in the city…

Anonymous
4 years ago

What separates miami between those world class cities is mass transit. We’ll never be like those cities unless we expand our mass transit system

Anonymous
4 years ago

And jobs, industry, offices, etc…

Miami’s a hologram city.

Danny Costa
4 years ago

And affordable housing in the downtown and brickell area…

Anonymous
4 years ago

“Hologram City” is a great way to describe it because clusters of upscale residential skyscrapers maybe look like an urban core from a distance but, in reality, once you are actually there you realize they are lacking all of the infrastructure and economic elements of a real urban core.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Exactly. I put a lot of thought into that term, and by a lot of thought, I mean a lot of wine one night when it came to me.

MiamiHurricane
4 years ago

By the time Miami figures out and completes construction of mass transit, autonomous vehicles will already be well in play and Uber will be launching urban aviation transport (flying cars).

I am not being sarcastic.

Anon
4 years ago

Autonomous vehicles and Uber are not traffic solutions. The streets will still be clogged. Options besides private automobiles are needed.

Anonymous
4 years ago

MiamiHurricane is right… I was a big proponent of public transportation but now it would be a loss of money. The Uber/Autonomous vehicles revolution is coming and it will be cheap to travel to anywhere for almost nothing. And yes, it will be a traffic solution because most people will use the cheap “pool” option. I would’ve never said that a year ago, but I think we should spend a single dollar on any type of additional rail transportation for within the city. It will be obsolete soon. It kinda already is… This month I’m able to travel from anywhere in Miami Dade to anywhere in Miami Dade for $2.99 using Uber… Why would I spend money and lose time with “public transportation”?

Anonymous
4 years ago

The years have been going by so quickly. I wouldn’t say 10 years. Look how long some projects are taking. But in 25 years. Yes, it would look different. I just hope the counties SMART mass transit project takes off already and hope they can extend the metro rail lines to 5 more lines.

Anonymous
4 years ago

the headline suggests to wait 10 years to visit Miami. Not a good advertisement for the city….., but I agree that Miami is on a good path with all the growing pains involved. Whats lacking though is a focus on jobs, jobs, jobs and new class A office space.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“I’ve always wanted to have Miami become an urban center like New York, Paris, London, in which people don’t have such a need for the automobile,”

Okay then dance in South Florida government offices to get more ELEVATED rail lines built.

Anonymous
4 years ago

We wont even have metro-rail expanded in ten years, and even if it were, does he truly believe those living in his ridiculously expensive buildings will be using public transportation? Wake up from your dream Perez. You cant have a world class city, when majority of the population cannot even afford to live in the urban core.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yes we need more mass transit. But in every world class city, the majority of the population can’t afford to live in the urban core. In New York and San Francisco studios cost apx 1 million dollars. Also if the public transportation is efficient, safe and went places were everybody body wants to go (including were the wealthy want to go) then yes everybody will take it.

Anonymous
4 years ago

People in those cities also make more. Miami has one of the worst cost of living ratios in the country as well as traffic. Miami was also noted recently as having one of the largest percentages of millennials leaving the city. Without high paying jobs, mass transit, nobody will want to live here in ten years, not to mention the flood problems we are now facing.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

In general, the denser the city is, the more concentrated wealth and value and infrastructure are, the better for saving it so to speak, from flooding. For instance in Miami Beach, they started by doing the sewer pumps in sobe where it’s very dense, now they are working toward mid and north beach. As much as SFL is known for sprawl, the metro actually fairly dense overall. It’s like a medium density urban area, the urban parts aren’t as urban, but the suburbs are crunched a little tighter than many outer fringes are.

Anonymous
4 years ago

The 3 cities mentioned were established 500 – 2000 years old.

Miami was just born in relative terms.

The future is great, because it’s a destination city.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

When Miami is even half that old, it will be a destination city for eco-tourism.

City Commissioner
4 years ago

Eco-Tourism??? Ive never heard anyone say they are traveling to miami for the Evergaldes; Maybe the Keys but more for the Booze.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I believe they were referring to the fact that we are projected to be under water within the next century.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I would like for eveyone to Google all the cities he suggested. We lack that core, when you look at some of those cities that core is so congested but on purpose. Miami as well as every city in Florida is really spaced out almost zero walk ability. Since its so spaced out we rely heavily on cars.You can’t just walk around Miami it’s not as connected as other cities, not very dense at all. We need more density so everything is close together and dense. Look at an over head view of Miami all the buildings and neighborhoods are so spread out causing a disconnect.

MiamiHurricane
4 years ago

Agreed. Nobody on here likes it when I criticize developers for building seasonal vacation Lux units in core Brickell/Downtown areas (unless it’s just a PR rep logging continuously). Those cities were built by commerce, not by constructing Fisher Island condos in downtown.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Trump wants to build infrastructure. The leaders of this city should already be at his door with plans for subway system. There is no world class city without it.

Karl Eisen
4 years ago

For Miami to up its game and be “World Class”, it will have to up its game in mass transit, education, and other institutional infrastructure. The creative class (Innovation technology, science R+D, arts..etc) has to develop in Miami coupled with the service class (medicine, law, finance…etc.) and push Miami well beyond a tourist destination economy. The largest investment will need to be on transportation infrustructure and education. SF, Boston, Atlanta, are investing more so than Miami in these areas. Boston for example is predicted to grow by an additional 130K by 2030 and that is because of innovation technologies lead by education and matched by capital, a proven mix for job growth. It’s no wonder that GE is moving its HQ there. Miami can be the conduit to Latin America for services, medicine, innovation and more….but this means little if transportation isn’t improved. Mr Perez’s and others formula to develop and sell high end residential has to be meet with greater affordable housing solutions, otherwise the brilliantly labelled “Hologram City” moniker will unfortunately stick as Miami becomes the trophy-city for the haves vs the have-nots.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Uber/Lynx and share use cars are mass transit. The future is right in front of you.

Edin
4 years ago

Perez:”Come to Miami in ten years and be amazed”.
So don’t come now,there is nothing to be amazed of.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Affordable Housing specifically Workforce Housing needs to be wrapped into new construction, until this happens it will continue to be an investor leading ownership. In NYC’s VIA for example, there are owners living in 4m dollar condos and there next door neighbor makes 60k a year and pays $950. This is how gentrification stays and communities grow into beautiful work playgrounds where people walk, shop, and build their businesses – many have opportunities not only millionaires and corporations.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

This

Anonymous
4 years ago

10 years sounds about right for amazing. I can almost count, on the fingers of one hand, the cities some of you aspire for Miami to become.

City Commissioner
4 years ago

He’ll most likely be done by then… and maybe Developers with different agendas can actually get us there.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yes Perez ….. that’s your promisse to international investors so they buy everything you build ….. very smart …. :-$

Ilovearchytecture
4 years ago

To become a urban center like Paris or New York we should start by having a museum of modern art with art work in!!!

A lot of people already commented about the atrocity of public transportation similar to the one New York or Paris had 200 years ago

The only thing in common with Paris and New York might be the rudeness of the people, specially the drivers… but once again with this trafic who could be polite

He likes Trump but voted for Hilary, may be he was a Trumper in the closet like to many people which explain why he works
Trump sympathizes we’re attacked by the liberals with the same rage and intolerance they described in Trump!! How funny

No insults please, I’m a French old lady and I don’t vote

Perez should fund Endowment
4 years ago

When will Jorge Perez fund an endowment for the former Miami Art Museum KNA Perez Art Museum Miami? The dude bought naming rights for pennies and then never funded an endowment? Bad form.