Miami Beach’s New 5.8-Acre Park Set To Begin Construction Next To Convention Center

Miami Beach is finally ready to begin construction on a new park in South Beach, after using the land for years as a construction staging area for the Convention Center.

For now, it is named the P-Lot Park. According to a memo prepared by city manager Jimmy Morales, construction documents needed to build it are now complete and being issued for permitting this week.

Landscape architect West8 is designing the new park. The firm also designed the Miami Beach Soundscape in front of the New World Symphony.

An Invitation to Bid on construction of the new park is scheduled to be issued to contractors in November, with groundbreaking in the first quarter of 2019, Morales wrote.

The city appears to be giving priority to real estate developer Craig Robins’ Design Miami furniture show held in December. Crews will begin loading in next week ahead to prepare for a show in December, tying up the land for around two months.

The final design park itself was redesigned for more open area and less tree coverage in the center of the park, in order to accommodate Design Miami.

Completion is scheduled by fall of next year, in order to give enough time for Design Miami to set up. Going forward, Design Miami will occupy the park for two months of every year, including setup and take down.

Design Miami paid $107,000 in rent to the city to occupy the property for two months in 2017.

Design of the park before changes made to accommodate the Design Miami furniture show:

Revised layout with less tree canopy to accommodate Art Miami:

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Shorted sighted move by the City. The original tree canopy was better. Provides a nice buffer between the extremely wide convention center drive.

Gene
2 years ago

Absolutely right.

peej
2 years ago

quite ironic how they use the “PAD, London” as an example, note how it’s set up “Under the Canopy of Trees”, and then request LESS tree-cover.

& then try & justify the changes with an increase of lawn-space? and removal of the covered pavilion?

this project got VE’d like woah, & not for the right reasons…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Uhh, what?

peej
2 years ago

Uhh, check the PDF? page 9.

Anonymous
2 years ago

the pavilion was the most interesting element of the design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope Miami Beach doesn’t follow Brickell’s lead and instal fake grass that reeks of dog pee and’s tagged with graffiti. lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t worry! Anything Miami does, Miami Beach can screw up better.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Really? Have you seen museum park?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, nothing like planned LOL!

An Opinion
2 years ago

Miami Beach is actually pretty well run and developed. Don’t be bitter.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Where are they getting those already mature bayan trees from ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I was reading this article fast and thought P-lot park was P-alot park. lol. wow

Gene
2 years ago

Slow down……

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can you put a lot of bushes so the park will be cruise friendly.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Vey nice!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Jesus don’t like no stinking tree canopy, son

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s kind of silly to invest in an extensive tree canopy when the next hurricane will blow them all down. By all means plant some nice trees, but balancing the commercial viability with trees is perfectly fine.

Anonymous
2 years ago

wow what a terrible design , trees and grass big deal