Brickell’s Southside Park To Be Rebuilt & Connected To Underline

Brickell’s Southside Park is set to be rebuilt with a design by the firm that oversaw New York’s High Line.

The park will also be connected to The Underline’s Brickell Backyard as part of the rebuild.

James Corner Field Operations of New York is the architect of the redesigned park, and also designed The Underline and The High Line.

The plans for Southside Park include:

  • An enclosed dog run with dedicated areas for small and large dogs
  • seating areas
  • water features
  • opportunities for public art
  • playgrounds for different age groups
  • a new basketball court
  • space for active programming such as movie nights and community sports events
  • an expanded canopy with new trees, and existing mature trees preserved where possible

A historic school house in the park will not be touched, but landscaping and hardscaping will be added around it to highlight it.

Plans for the rebuild were submitted to the county in June. Miami-Dade is overseeing approval rather than the city of Miami due to its location in a rapid transit zoning area.

JDS Development Group is funding the park rebuild as part of a land deal to develop the 64-story 1 South Park tower next door.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Great masterclass to connect people to mass transit in the Middle of the core…super excited on this whole development – congrats to all involved!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Masterplan*

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe the city can commission this company to enhance Museum park.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ferré Park

Anonymous
1 month ago

C’mon guys: Ferrè Park & FHX Arena

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nobody calls the Sears Tower the Willis Tower, so shut up little man.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ lol…

George
1 month ago

Dont forget loandepot park

Anonymous
1 month ago

uh….you mean FTX Arena?

Anonymous
1 month ago

that’s a great idea, that park has a lot of potential.

Anonymous
1 month ago

i want to see more parks like this in miami, were in desperate need of parks that are actually useful

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please.. I see you really don’t travel around in this city much because if you did, you’ll notice the many very little attended parks Miami already has, and that includes the giant Everglades National Park!

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

Useful parks with activities and mature shade trees are active. Coral Reef Park, Tropical Park with the pavilion rentals, tennis facilities, Margaret Pace etc. Even parks with only a nice running track and some hoops. You can’t just travel around and see no one mid day and write it off. Go on a weekend, you will see locals. It’s a beautiful thing when it’s nice facilities, great weather and families. Get out of your bubble

Anonymous
1 month ago

margaret pace park is great….best park around….so enjoyed by residents in the area including me

Anon MIA
1 month ago

We bike ride for hours and hours thru miami …. there are a ton! of parks that no one uses…. its amazing how few people get to parks to exercise etc… only a few of the large parks

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

Can you be specific about what park and what time. What part of the county. We can use google data analytics to verify and see what times the parks are most active. Not every park is the same. Pocket parks, preserve parks for storm run off, community parks with aquatics and gymnasium facilities etc.

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

I was at Kennedy park in the grove. Only saw 5 people there at 2pm on a Thursday.With your logic, I guess no one uses that park at all. That park is just busy at other times. Especially with the 2 dog parks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ve tried to park there for the past 25 years to no avail, so yeah- it’s always busy.#nofrozenlemonadetoday

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ This is what I’m talking about. That person wrote the comment “We bike ride for hours and hours thru miami …. there are a ton! of parks that no one uses…” Now you want this person to provide you with with “times, routes, clothing, name of footwear, type of bikes, weather conditions, size and location of parks, time of rest stops, name of drinking water, etc, etc, etc…

Dude, if don’t believe him/her, travel around the city like that person does and do your own research!

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

Be specific. I provided exact examples at least of the parks. I travel around the county everyday. It’s my job. Every corner. From Miami Gardens to Key Biscayne to Florida City. Provide an example and let’s have a discussion. What’s the problem with a discussion with specify examples. Maybe there is some nuance.Maybe we can come learn something. That’s not popular here I guess. To learn. Carry on Anonymous

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yay, the “go to the Everglades if you want a park” person is back. Want to walk your dog or read a book during your lunch break? Who needs a neighborhood park, just head on out to the Everglades!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Send LeBron James to the Everglades 🤓

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too late!.. LeBron James and some his boys were enlisted as guards to help protect the Capitol Building in Wa DC from the next hoard of Trump Storm Troopers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes too late !!! He and his boys are enlisted to disrespect our Anthem and Flag … not recognizing that this is the only country they could be millionaires by playing a game !! 🧐

Anonymous
1 month ago

He’s sold to the China 🇨🇳 communist party! 🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ If you wanna blame anybody, blame that Republican president named Nixon who courted the Chinese government to do trade with them when this country didn’t at the time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Yeah.. and while people like you whine about black men disrespecting “our” Flag and Anthem when they kneel, you don’t mind when insurrectionist Trump Storm Troopers beat cops and trash the Capitol Building in Washington DC to show the world how this nation that this government represents along with it’s Flag and Anthem should really be disrespected. All because they follow a wacko fuhrer.

Anonymous
1 month ago

For those that only see the Trump Storm Troopers … here’s some statistics
Antifa and BLM in 2020 had…457 police officers injured, 2 billions in property destruction, 19 deaths including a retired police officer that went to protect a friend business! And if the attack to the Capitol is an issue because it’s a Federal Building so is the Court that was burned during the Peaceful Protests
And since we are in the subject… why nobody’s talking about Babbitt the woman that was shot by a police that day inside the Capitol !! 🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Please… 164 Black men and women who were killed by police from January 1 to August 31, 2020. And you wanna bring up property destruction which is really the fault of these cops?

Stfu…

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^ Where did you pull that statistic from? 164 black men and women????!!!!

One question…

How many of those individuals were armed and actively resisting arrest? Of those resisting, what warrants did they have for their arrest? Details matter buddy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Details don’t matter because none of those things you mentioned give the police authority to instantly convict and apply the death penalty as punishment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No one “instantly convict and apply death penalty as punishment” if the person is armed and poses a threat to an officer or the public. Our legal system gives officers of the law the duty to carry out arrests in order to enforce the laws that govern our country. If a individual that commits a crime or is wanted for a crime and threatens the life of the officer and/or the public safety, that officer has the right and duty to defend themselves and the public against the aggressor. By your own logic, what gives the perpetrator the right to “apply death penalty” against another human being? Unlike an officer of the law, a criminal has no mandate but their own to act as they do.

To help you contextualize the situation: I wonder how you would feel if it was your significant other or child that died due to a wanted felon having evaded arrest. I’d wager that you’d sue the city for not having done enough.

I simply do not understand the need to make up excuses and defend the indefensible. Is your solution that we ask criminals politely and nicely to turn themselves in? In the real world, details (i.e facts) DO MATTER.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Um yeah, sure, and when we see on TV another innocent person laying on the ground with his arms stretched out like the police told him to do and the police still shoots him, we’ll just remember that “If a individual that commits a crime or is wanted for a crime and threatens the life of the officer and/or the public safety, that officer has the right and duty to defend themselves and the public against the aggressor” bs you said. You remind me of that delusional Republican representative named Andrew S. Clyde when he compared the “out of control, deadly violent Jan 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol to overthrow the will of the people, to a “normal tourist visit.”

You have no facts.. all you have is BS rightwing talking points.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow, I understand that when certain narratives are entrenched in one’s mind it can be difficult when presented with reality, but to completely ignore the fact that the vast majority of these fatal interactions occur as a result of armed altercations is to be completely intellectually dishonest.

Fortunately, we live in a society with the rule of law. If a police officer does something that is deemed by a jury to be outside of the law, the officer has to assume the consequences. Equally, if you or I commit a crime we must answer to the law and must submit to the consequences of our actions. Plain and simple. If you provide me with evidence that those 164 black men and women were killed WITHOUT lawful cause, then I will stand with you and demand that the law hold those officers accountable.

This is not a right or left issue. It is solely about the law and the facts.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ “If a police officer does something that is deemed by a jury to be outside of the law, the officer has to assume the consequences”

Boy, you’re really delusional and blind. We’ve seen the police do heinous shit before our eyes on TV and corrupt police depts and Unions still do nothing and get them off “Scott free.” Now I pulled that “164 Black men and women who were killed by police from January 1 to August 31, 2020” quote right off the internet, but you still want me to prove case by case that these black men an women did or didn’t deserve to get shot and killed by the police instead of doing your own research about it.

Look, I’m tired of talking to someone who has nothing but BS rightwing talking points so I’ll just bow out of this discussion.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Therein lies the issue. You pulled that figure “right off the internet”. If you are not bothered to read into theses cases and see what transpired, how can you pass judgment? You call my arguments “right wing taking points” because they do not conform to your way of thinking. Instead of debating, you resort to insult.

If you rely solely on what news headlines convey then you’ll never have more than a superficial understanding. My only suggestion to you is that you make up your own mind and not whatever pops up right off the internet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Dude, you’re on the internet as you speak!

What more can I say?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Yep, the Everglades National Park.. probably a place you’ve never been to. And I bet you’ve never been to Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach either? You probably stick to doing your same ole boring routine in Miami because you’re just fine with that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This lame “just go to the Everglades” response is beyond tiresome. Where can you shoot hoops at in the Everglades?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dude, I said “you’ll notice the many very little attended parks Miami already has, and that includes the giant Everglades National Park!”

Pointing out parks that get very good attendance still does not make the point that a of lot parks in Miami gets little attendance. Remember, Miami is not a city that sits 1200 miles somewhere in the midwest and therefore parks around town are a focal point. Miami is aligned with miles of beaches and the bay and that’s why the ocean gets frequented the most… even by people from this country and the world.. just ask the boat owners.

Danny Costa
1 month ago

Plz make sure the basketball courts have glass backboards 🙏🏻

Danny Costa
1 month ago

Oh and no double rim

Anonymous
1 month ago

and no chain nets

Brooklyn
1 month ago

Factsssss

Anonymous
1 month ago

These are the kind of suggestions I can get behind lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

And no LeBron James with his political activism 🤓…

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about Chuck Norris with his political activism?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Chuck Norris .. too old!! And he never played basketball 🏀

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are a lot of white sports stars who agree with Lebron Jame’s “political activism.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Make it multi-purpose for tennis and pickleball, too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Museum Park should take notice

Anonymous
1 month ago

Remember, this will be done by a privately owned business.. Museum Park is publicly owned.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even more reasons to do something fancier with it as it’d be paid with OUR taxes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, people think that with the taxes we pay we should foot the bill for free transit for all, expanded Metrorail/Metromover routes, subsidized public housing, free services for the poor and the list goes on and on. Instead of focusing solely on Infrastructure, our leaders squander taxpayers money on “social infrastructure” that never seems to be enough. Even in high taxed cities, conditions are considerably worse. Look at San Francisco and LA and you’ll see that no matter how high the taxes are, if your priorities are not right no amount of money will cover up the mess.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Then what’s your solution O’wise one?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Focus on hard infrastructure (i.e roads, bridges, flood mitigation, waste management etc.). Splitting the city budget 1000 ways into hundreds of different programs and initiatives, ultimately leads to what we have today; an inefficient system that is bloated, slow to react and generally ineffective in whatever it does.

What we need is a dose of reality and for our elected officials to take a couple of honesty pills to make it clear that we live in a world where you can’t have your cake and eat it. Our resources are limited and deluding ourselves into thinking that all our problems will go away if we just throw more money at it is pointless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Okay.. what about the money that’s spent on the military?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^Does Miami-Dade Taxing Authority allot money to fund a military force? You may not know but here in US we have various levels of government. Cities and Counties constitute the local level with the State government presiding over all municipalities under it. You need to look at the Federal government and take your argument up to them.

Regardless, my point applies to the Federal Budget as well as we spend nearly half of our entire budget (a staggering 47%) on entitlement programs. Defense spending is 16% of the budget. Should be it lower? Yes! Our ENTIRE budget should be much lower. Both parties spend like there is no tomorrow. At the end of the day, when inflation spirals out of control, we will be left footing a bill that will cripple the generations of our kids, grandkids and great grandchildren.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lower taxes and spend it on stuff that actually get stuff done to attract and retain people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m sorry but tax dollar is paid by working people and the more they earn, the more they pay (with exception of super wealthy). Tax dollar should be used to make working people more comfortable and it should be done based on how much tax you pay.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tax dollars should be used to fund the government. Working people are more comfortable when they can spend more for pleasure from money they earn.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Genting should pay!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Genting paid $4,349,617.48 in property taxes last year for empty lots. Each year, their property is assessed higher and they therefore pay more. If you are a property owner, how much did you pay in property tax? I can guarantee no where remotely near a million, let alone 4 million. But hey, why don’t they pay their fair share right?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The problem is that the 4 millions paid in taxes go to politicians pockets…. 🤗

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ironic. This comment is probably coming from a clown that is paying no property tax, and also opposing gambling.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s Ferre Park

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ferré Park

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t see One Thousand Museum changing its name to One Thousand Ferré.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

it’s not 1000 Museum Park, it was also developed when it was called Museum Park from its previous name Bicentenial Park which was coincidently named by Mayor Maurice Ferré in 1975 after he had secured 27 million dollars to preserve it for the City to make into something significant. Also, there are 2 Museums adjacent to the Ferré Park with a possible 3rd.

POLO
1 month ago

Urbanism at its finest, with a tower that demands attention.

Anonymous
1 month ago

…with 1,000 parking spaces next to a Metrorail station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. a woefully inadequate Metrorail public mass transit system.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Plans for the rebuild were submitted to the county in June. Miami-Dade is overseeing approval rather than the city of Miami due to its location in a rapid transit zoning area”

Good.. because the city of Miami zoning dept is known to drag it’s feet.

PAUL@RJCAPITAL.US
1 month ago

So refreshing to see park that actually is going to be useful and encouraging different activities.

Anonymous
1 month ago

it looks bushy

Anonymous
1 month ago

The fact that it can connect to the underline (which is underneath the METRORAIL!) and that’s it is so close to the Brickell Metrorail STATION proves that the developer did not have to build a garage to store in excess of 1,000 vehicles. Where are Miami City Planners? Miami 21 zoning states this building has *zero* parking requirement. Not saying they should build 0, but over 1,000 is nuts!

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

Miami is not being built with the long term planning in mind. Maybe they know something, most won’t accept. Here for a good time not a long time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

True

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

Usually there is 50 year plan in most global cities. Things won’t change overnight but you can see the gradual shift towards larger strategic initiatives. our existing infrastructure will not have the capacity for everyone to have a personal vehicle. This is a fact. What are we gradually working towards? Does anyone care or are we just here for a good time and it doesn’t matter?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A project of this size with a massive concentration of residential and retail units, warrants a requisite amount of parking. I understand you live in a bubble where you may not own a car, but for the millions of others that do own a car, not having a spot in a building is a big consideration. Smaller projects with units geared towards short-term rentals work well with limited parking. Buildings that are meant for ACTUAL full time residents and retail/office for locals will have parking. Plain and simple.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Reading is tough. It wasn’t said *zero* parking but rather a more reasonable amount. This is slated to have space for 1,400 cars!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh I see, the developer should use YOUR definition of “reasonable”. Unless you are the one risking hundreds of millions of dollars in an investment in a project of this magnitude, your idea of what is a reasonable amount of parking is null and void. Parking for a developer is expensive and not particularly profitable as a standalone product. However, it is a great selling point and a very useful commodity in a large project such as this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good!.. now people who drive to visit residents who will be living in these apartments don’t have to go searching very long for a place to park.