Negotiations Continue For Baywalk From Brickell To Julia Tuttle

Miami continues to negotiate with property owners to build a public baywalk from Brickell to the Julia Tuttle Causeway, according to Miami Today.

Although most property owners along the route have agreed, some are still holding out – even though the city has offered to indemnify them.

The 7-mile walkway could be funded from impact fees paid by developers towards a parks fund, according to Downtown Development Authority chair Ken Russell.

The plan has been discussed for years. In 2013, Related Group held a public promotional appearance for the baywalk, which they called Biscayne Line, as part of sales efforts from Paraiso Bay.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

why oh why does it take decades for anything meaningful to get done in this county….take the lousy 20 feet or so from the holdouts under eminent domain and finally have a benefit for the majority….

Marc305
3 years ago

I believe the majority of people are for this project. The right thing to do would be to list the holdouts and have public hearings, the majority should rule.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Unfortunately majority rule can’t abrogate private property rights. Eminent Domain is the only way to force the issue.

Anonymous
3 years ago

all the way to Brickell? That is one long walking line. Fudge it, do it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lets get it done!

Would be amazing for everyone in the neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“game changer” gets thrown out a bunch on this site. This project is that and much much more. I live on south beach and they have been dragging their feet to complete the bay walk on the western side for years, but the areas that are completed are really really nice. really peaceful, as they are away from the traffic and very well used. Can you imagine an uninterrupted route along the bay, over to brickell, maybe even connecting to the miami river and a proper river walk?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Great news! Definitely thought this thing was dead in the water. Nice to finally see some news about it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s going to spur even more growth in Edgewater.. win-win for everyone.

Yohan Perez
3 years ago

Why not build a cantilever connecting bridges 5 feet away from the non co-operating buildings and finish this asap? The bay is very shallow. It can be done very easily.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yup, that’s probably the only possible design considering some of the older buildings were built up to the Bay.. with no room for even a sidewalk.

bitg
3 years ago

dude, why does eminent domain exist?

Andres
3 years ago

Will it have a bike path?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Extend it to Morningside PArk!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Bay Point would go insane over the idea of having a public walkway right through the community, because you can’t build along water with riparian rights for boat ramps.

Anonymous
3 years ago

shouldnt matter as the alk is from j tuttle south…..bay point is not part of this

Anonymous
3 years ago

the walk

suomynona
3 years ago

DO IT!