Miami To Open Another (Small) Section Of Baywalk, Behind Woman’s Club

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for next week for a new section of baywalk behind the Miami Woman’s Club.

Although the new section is just 300 feet, it is a key link that connects Margaret Pace Park to the baywalk from the Venetian Causeway.

Commissioner Ken Russell wrote on twitter that he “won’t stop” until a continuous 5 mile baywalk path is completed along the waterfront. Miami has had a plan for a baywalk in its code since 1979, or 40 years, without full completion.

The Miami Woman’s Club building itself is also under construction, with plans that include a restaurant and rooftop bar.

(Photo: Miami’s Office of Capital Improvements)

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Anonymous
2 years ago

What’s another 40 years? But seriously, residents deserve a connected river walk that connects to the river as well since there will be plenty of action there in the future…

Anonymous
2 years ago

yeah, action. tender satisfaction.
that Francis is a dreamboat. yum.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Would be nice if there was a standardized design scheme that was required instead of having it look like a bunch of puzzle pieces but thats a little to advanced of thinking for the city of Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

you know, i was thinking the same thing as i’ve walked over it a bunch of times already… no uniform design whatsoever. typical Miami = such poor planning. and the benches they put there look so cheap and old fashion. cracks me up how Miami implements some design elements from the 1800s – like some lighting on Biscayne… an era when miami was nothing but a mangrove. oh well.

Anonymous
2 years ago

approve Melo building in Edgewater so the baywalk can be completed even more.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Melo building is going to be contentious in getting through planning, it blocks the entire view corridor on NE 24th street.

Anonymous
2 years ago

you haven’t learned anything from the Panorama Tower lawsuit?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not the same situation. Asking for a few feet reduction of a setback, and building to the allowable height of a site within zoning allowances is one thing. Which was done for Panorama to postpone or possibly halt construction so they could lease-up their tower. The Melo street closure is another developer eliminating a view corridor down yet another street in Edgewater and creating oblique pedestrian connection, for them to simply have more frontage width for a few more condos, while they build a single loaded corridor with its back to the rest of Edgewater and city. It is selfish.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cool story bro.

Shawn Kouri
2 years ago

My dad and I love to ride bikes on weekends. This would be another great place to ride our bikes. Get it done already!

Anonymous
2 years ago

what is this.. a tampon commercial ?!

Anonymous
2 years ago

more like a Rx commercial. or the one where that guy dances while he cuts the lawn. or i gotta go gotta go now. with DADDY. oops, sprung a leak in my depends.

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes for you and your DAD !!! they call me daddy.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Commissioner Ken Russell wrote on twitter that he “won’t stop” until a continuous 5 mile baywalk path is completed along the waterfront. ** well… you likely will belong in prison after your terms run out.. but sure.. ok.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why prison?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Isn’t he the one who championed and voted to cancel the Watson Island developers contract against the advice of the city’s lawyers which cost us -the taxpayer- over 20 Million?

Anonymous
2 years ago

oh brother.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Embarrassing…this should have been done within the first 21 days of Ken Russell being in office.

Time for a change
2 years ago

Ken has known about this issue for 4 years. He only got 300’ with a crappy design opened? At a cost of $1 Million?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ken Russell will be taking selfies behind rows of parking garages in Edgewater.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I drool whenever I see a pic of our mayor

Anonymous
2 years ago

I am voting for Ken Russell again as he understands how important Baywalk is for me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Okay. I remember talking with Ken Russell in 2015. I told him how important Baywalk was to me, and how it was low hanging fruit. Easy stuff.
4 years later, he has opened 300ft at the Miami Woman’s Club. Thats it.
What about the area between Bayside and Museum park!?!? That is all government land in Ken Russell’s district.
I won’t rest….
The homeless people are resting, urinating, and defecating all along the water front in your district, where the chainlink fences and lack of lighting dissuade anyone from biking or walking, but sure attract homeless people.

Ken Russell is ineffective. He talked a lot in November 2015 (election time) when he told me that he cared about the bay walk. I won’t be a sucker again.

Anonymous
2 years ago

ken Russell just won my vote!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because he opened 300 ft of Baywalk in the 4th year of his tenure???
“I won’t rest….” he’s been resting since Nov. 2015.

Anonymous
2 years ago

he doesn’t have my vote!!