New Renderings Of Miami Freedom Park Submitted

The developers behind Miami Freedom Park have submitted a concept book with revised renderings of the project to Miami planners.

According to the revised proposal, Miami Freedom Park is planned to include:

  • 25,000 seat MLS stadium
  • 600,000 square foot retail/soccer village
  • 400,000 square feet office
  • 750 hotel rooms
  • 5,100 parking spaces

It isn’t clear of there will be a direct connection to the Miami Intermodal Center, where there are Metrorail, Tri-Rail, and other mass-transit connections. A presentation states that a connection is proposed as part of the project’s vision, and a bridge is shown in one of the renderings. A letter from the developer’s attorney says there will be “enhanced crosswalks” and “new pedestrian access points.”

The project was scheduled for a hearing before Miami’s Urban Development Review Board this week.

According to the new concept book, the entire development will be in compliance with FAA and Miami-Dade Aviation height restrictions, despite sitting at the end of one of MIA’s runways.

Miami commissioners voted last week to begin negotiations on moving their administrative office building to the new development, according to Miami Today.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

Newest renderings:

Older renderings from last year:


 

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Sarah Jessica Parker
2 months ago

Every iteration of this stadium….

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evan
2 months ago

Yeah, so the stadium already looks significantly watered down

Anonymous
2 months ago

all this hubalaloo for a 25k seater stadium…

really shows the true intent for this project: picking up cheap retail and commercial space on the city’s dime, taking over the park to do it.

Slim Shady
2 months ago

People who know something about real estate have known this from the beginning, it has never been a secret.

anonymous
2 months ago

the old renderings were so much better

Anonymous
2 months ago

Boring! The old rendering was nice, this is just another stadium..,

Anonymous
2 months ago

“just another stadium.., ”

Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be?

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s also supposed to be a “tech hub and village”.

Anonymous
2 months ago

And who guaranteed you that?

Analyst
2 months ago

Only 25000 seats?? And no direct connection to the Intermodal Center. As good as it is this sounds half-baked…

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s still going to be much better than that useless golf course.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That is standard size for MLS stadiums

Anon
2 months ago

25,000 is the minimum, the average is 50,000 and the major ones are 90,000, but since miami is not a very important city especially soccer wise it makes sense.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No MLS team is near filling up a 90k stadium. Take it easy, check out the stats, average attendance is around 30k-20k for the best teams. One outlier at 40k.

Giant Lawns
2 months ago

Extremely giant lawns are the worst… nobody is ever going to be out there.. This is Miami…too hot…also terrible for storm water management (a huge problem in this city) and an ecological dead zone… great job

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Extremely giant lawns are the worst… nobody is ever going to be out there.. This is Miami…too hot… ”

But, they, already, played, golf, there, for, the, longest…

Jeff Stryker
2 months ago

Agreed. They don’t even have trees in the middle of the greens to shade folks. Very strange.

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

looking forward to the bridge from the metrorail to the stadium, should be built early since hundreds of construction workers will be using it.

Ayo
2 months ago

The stadium design is super lackluster

Joe CARollo
2 months ago

Move commissioners officer to the old courthouse downtown and build on the Overtown site!

Joe CARollo
2 months ago

Offices

Anonymous
2 months ago

Overtown will be turned into a jazz/blues neighborhood. There are big plans for it and it will be better than Wynwood!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Overtown already had a jazz/blues area back in the day and people who held official offices in Miami made sure they were destroyed.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yeah but we are talking luxury jazz and blues bars now. It’s in the plan!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Have any links you can share about these plans?

Ciparoo
2 months ago

I think the word you’re looking for is Iconic

Anonymous
2 months ago

No, the Federal Government building I-95 and black flight after segregation was lifted turned Overtown into a wasteland.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Anyone who believes we will get even 10% of what they promise, I have some ice in Alaska to sell to you. There’s going to be no new park on Virginia Key, the donation to complete the baywalk is BS since private developers have to be the ones to build it on their land and concrete sidewalks by the water are not parkland. By the time we realize we’ve been hoodwinked, the current politicians will be long gone and we’ll have this white elephant next to the airport and future politicians will be wondering what to do with it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Contrary to what you wrote, like I said – ULTRA is going to be wonderful there.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Have you been to Ultra? They wouldn’t be able to use all the lasers, light effects, and fireworks if they move here because of proximity to the airport. Ultra will never be held there except for an extremely watered down version.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Haha.. all the negative Nancyism is one of the biggest problems with this city, too many people like you are afraid to try something new and logical!

anonymous
2 months ago

how do you know we will not get even 10% of what they promised ?

Jon
2 months ago

Idk, maybe it’s piss poor ROI for the Marlins and Heat (who are a successful franchise I might add), that make it safe to assume history will repeat itself.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Because this is the same city government that can’t find the funding to operate a fountain they paid for at Bayfront Park.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Look at where they put it, in Bayfront Park! Most of the residents in Miami have never seen this fountain and don’t even know where it is! All this water in and around the county and all we have is one stinking broken down fountain? smdh….

Dan
2 months ago

What a joke. Take a great green golf course and turn it into paved mall and soccer stadium that already exists in Fort Lauderdale that has little interest for the people that actually live here

Anonymous
1 month ago

This page is as consistent as the rental market in Miami…🙄

Anonymous
2 months ago

Looks promising – Let’s finalize this for World Cup participation – would be a boon for the area and another economic driver (ie. Art basel, MMW, F1 racing, and more)

Anonymous
2 months ago

Pan Am games.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s too small for World Cup matches. No one cares about MLS and men’s soccer in the US. This is a boondoggle. Francis Suarez and all the other Miami politicians already got their bribes and photo ops with David Beckham. They can care less what happens to this project. They’ll be out of office by the time Mas finds a way to screw the city out of the rental income.

Anonymous
2 months ago

no one cares about MLS in the US ? we are not in the 90’s , the MLS has been expanding for the last 20 years

Anonymous
2 months ago

Over the last 20 years interest rates have been at historic lows which allowed billionaires to throw money everywhere and allowed MLS to charge overpriced franchise fees for new teams which subsidized the rest of the league. Most MLS teams lose money and will be in trouble if they can’t expand any more. MLS isn’t even as popular as the NHL which is a regional sport for cold weather climates. It’s not a guarantee Inter Miami will be a success. If this teams fails, it’s the tax payers who will be left with this “stadium” and “tech village”.

anonymous
2 months ago

soccer is the only sport in the us that had an increase in attendance last season

Anonymous
2 months ago

Still doesn’t beat NASCAR.

Anonymous
2 months ago

And taxpayers didn’t already pay for and pay to maintain now what is called a “golf course” so that a few people can take their time hitting a little ball into a small hole in the ground?

You talk like you’re some kind of “expert” but you really don’t know Jack Shit!

Pagliacci
2 months ago

Imagine thinking a pro sports stadium and a local golf course require the same capital to maintain…🤡

Slim Shady
2 months ago

If a tree falls in the forest and no one sees it…did it really fall?

UM
2 months ago

I thought they were in talks with the University of Miami for a potential joint stadium? 25,000 is too small for college football. Did the negotiations go south?

Anonymous
2 months ago

You said the magic word, “talks”. It was all talk and photo ops.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This should be built in Overtown

Anonymous
2 months ago

Give it a rest…

Deon
2 months ago

They need to include a design that would allowed for a future Metrorail extension to West Dade once the the old people (county commissioners) reach their term limits in November.

Anonymous
2 months ago

As a Miami local I am used to getting screwed on everything, we need rails we get turnpike expansion and tolls everywhere. No free parking anywhere relevant, high rent high housing cost and you are worrying about A Stadium A Stadium !!!! Please people, also leave Overtown alone they don’t need Jazz or painters thet need affordable housing and jobs that pay a decent wage!!! Go F yourselves!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown needs tons of work. Have you actually been there recently? It could be so nice!

YEET
2 months ago

Exciting times to be in Miami as a resident, investor/ developer or construction professional

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not tenant though…

Truth Matters
2 months ago

8 years too late but I’ll take it.
We need the soccer stadium and space for training.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Apart from the two buildings at the northwest corner and the stadium, an absolute letdown. I mean, the rest looks like a community college campus…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Jorge Mas in Snapper Creek please pay your property taxes and Arquitectonica please stop tearing down mangroves in Coconut Grove.
Please lead by example!d. Otherwise, the rest of us think of you as elite abusing bullies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

*example

Ciparoo
2 months ago

If there’s no way to get to the intermodal center…to quote one my least favorite American soccer commentators, “WHAT ARE WE DOING!” (you have to yell it)

Realtalk Reilly
2 months ago

The only thing that could potentially save this from being a boondoggle is if they make it have some sort of moveable-seating configuration so they can bring the sideline seats in closer and the Hurricanes can play their home football games there. For big games like FSU, etc., they can still play at the Hard Rock but 25-30k seats is enough for UM for most games. A sold-out 30k stadium has a lot more energy than a half-full 70k seat stadium.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How utterly boring…the old renderings slay compared to this run of the mill generic toilet bowl

J.M.
2 months ago

Meh. Still better than that golf course nobody knew about before 2 years ago…

parking hater
1 month ago

I hate this city

Anonymous
2 months ago

How utterly boring…The inital renderings slay compared to this generic toilet bowl

Jeremey Howlett
2 months ago

Also if it helps, I want a round or oval stadium that has a facade with columns made of granite. It will resemble a Roman era building or look like James Farley post office in NYC. The windows will be all glass floor to ceiling behind the columns. City nights facade will surround interior of stadium leaving the exterior free and open for views and glass doors. The ground floor of the stadium will be a minimum of 15 ft from king tide high mark. The minimum 15ft ground level will be reached by very wide steps all of the same width creating a terrace type of steps from the docks. I don’t want anything else on this island . It is to look like the water rose and this was the only thing left standing. The docks will all be underwater each slip will have 4 posts that float up creating bumpers for boats. The walkways will be separate that float up after a boat or row of boats have parked. People will enter exit yachts from the rear. Yachts will exit by going forward and immediately turning left. The walkways will be perpendicular with the perimeter of the stadium. Small boats will be closest to the stadium, slips will ascend in size with Mega yachts at the ends. When rows are empty everything will float to bay floor . Figure out a way of using caissons with compressed air to float up hollow posts. Maybe this technology could be used along the coast to break up those large waves that keep taking all the beach sand back. Might need to dredge 20 -30 ft to accommodate the bigger yachts. Also scrap the train idea, I want it to be accessible only by yacht. The tunnel will be used for facilities operations only. The Neihborhood facades will be of all income levels. Great I hope this helps you all now get planning, the grandpas want to go clubbing. Also lots of people all over this country hide their wealth very good. Except in south Florida it’s just not possible because there’s so many great things to buy, and it’s summertime year round. That’s why it’s the worlds vacation capital to the most wealthiest people on earth. Also if you put your house and investments in trust and keep your liquid assets under 1 billion you stay off the radar. Don’t be fooled people. The Boomers are the richest generation in the history of the world. They want to spend their money but they know to well how money can destroy people. That’s why it’s best to be nice help people because There’s millions of rich people in this country too scared to spend. They want to badly but only on those people who deserve it. Basically what I’m trying to tell you all is, if you give them everything they want and your nice they have no problem cutting those big checks or leaving entire lifetime of wealth to trustees. It’s not a hard concept to understand.

Anonbttm
1 month ago

…..are….are you ok?

Jeremey Howlett
2 months ago

Helping people means telling them if they are doing something wrong. And if you did that then it’s all on them for not listening.

Jeremey Howlett
2 months ago

Also folks there will be a new military leader for Miami and Miami Beach He is the nicest, sweetest, good looking tall cuban man ever. He’s going to do an amazing job, that’s why I chose him. Congratulate Luis x.

EJS
1 month ago

So no one in our illustrious County government is going to demand that the stadium in the original conceptual drawings gets built? Of course not, they probably get a percentage of how much the developer is saving with this new, cheap stadium design, put in to their reelection campaign. That new stadium looks like the developer told the architect, “give me the cheapest stadium you can give me.” And yep, they did. That is one plain looking stadium. Not acceptable for a city that sells itself as “world class.”