Photos: Construction Progress At Flagler Street’s Curbless, Pedestrian-Friendly Rebuild

Contractors continue to make progress on the first phase of construction at the pedestrian-friendly rebuild of Flagler Street, according to a Twitter post by Ryan RC Rea.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)




The five phases, each to take eight months:

 

 

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Anonymous
28 days ago

Love those big sidewalks! Looking good 👍

Anonymous
28 days ago

I’ve never understood why Miami’s downtown core is so different from every other major city’s? Go to New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. and sidewalks are 20, 30, sometimes 40 feet wide. Miami’s are 5 feet wide and there is usually a street sign or a fire hydrant taking up a third of that space. Is it a case of the city getting too big too fast? Allowing developers to build anything that they want without requiring infrastructure upgrades? Government incompetence? All of the above?

Joe CARollo
28 days ago

You must be new here…yes. yes. And yes. That is exactly the problem and the local Commissioners are useless but have all the power. The number of light poles in the middle of sidewalks is astounding.

Anonymous
27 days ago

You’re comparing cities where in the daytime you’ll see maybe thousands to hundreds of people at a time walking on their core sidewalks to a city where you’ll see what, maybe two at a time walking in the daytime on it’s hot-a$$ sidewalks?

Vince
28 days ago

Bring those big sidewalks to Brickell!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yes! We need them on S. Miami Ave desperately.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Please: do something with the fountain at bayside

Anonymous
27 days ago

They are, they’re ignoring it…

Anonymous
28 days ago

Flagler Street will probably become the next big thing.

Ciparoo
25 days ago

We can hope….

Casey
28 days ago

so much potential for a downtown revival

Anom
28 days ago

I still see curbs

Brooklyn
28 days ago

They are at grade. Look closer.

m m
28 days ago

I walk by every day. There are no curbs. The work is not complete yet.

Anonymous
22 days ago

I see dead people.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Nice, but five stages of eight months each, total of 40 months. It seems like a simple work, to take so long.

Joe CARollo
28 days ago

Still light years compared to Manas pace

m m
28 days ago

It’s not just cosmetic – it’s much more than that. They are ripping out every single infrastructural element and replacing it. That’s gas, electric, water, communications, waste, etc. Then after that is raising the street level, pavers, irrigation systems, plantings, etc.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Forget it.. it’s easier to sit on your ass and bicker about whats being done than doing the job yourself.

Alpina
28 days ago

FPL People must be salivating while they hold their spray paint can in their hands…sadly hieroglyphs will be drawn in the near future

Anonymous
28 days ago

Love the progress and I know it’s not done but it kinda looks lackluster. Hoping the finished product delivers lots of landscaping, modern lighting, and protected bike lanes. I’m sure as more businesses open up here too it’ll look great

Anonymous
28 days ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

*Still waiting for the photos of the progress…

Anonymous
28 days ago

Time to start removing all the graffiti before it spreads to every new lamp post, utility box, and planter.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Hope they use far more shade trees then palm trees. Palm trees are pretty to look at, but provide almost no sun protection

Ciparoo
25 days ago

Yeah thats true but it’d be nice but also ideally this area will be surrounded by tall buildings so that kinda provides the same shade. Doesn’t really cool the way trees would but…

Zonked
28 days ago

Why not just make it completely pedestrian or at least bus-only?

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Progress” lol, by next year this project will officially be ONE DECADE late on delivery compared to the original time frame

Anonymous
28 days ago

where is mana?>?>

anon
28 days ago

waiting for the property values to go up

Anonymous
28 days ago

This is his plan.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Interesting curb/border feature around the Canary palm trees. The only problem is some idiot will try to skate board on it.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Hmmm.. you do have a point there…

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yep, and homeless will sit on them, or some child allowed by their idiot parent(s) will run up, fall and break their head. This is why we can’t have nice things anymore.

Not Anonymous
28 days ago

and people will put their drinks there, where they will be inevitably spilled.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Metal bumps have to be installed on them. It would also keep people from sitting on them and falling into the road.

Ciparoo
25 days ago

All these damn skateboarders on my sidewalks!

Melo is sigma and chad
28 days ago

Hella slow and mana hasn’t started on the wynwood community center yet

Anonymous
28 days ago

Pointless while the buildings/businesses remain slums. Money would have been better spent completing missing sections of the river walk and then recouping those expenses from future development

Anonymous
28 days ago

It will be nice to at least see the decent buildings improve. Flagler First could use a Starbucks and Häagen-Dazs where RadioShack and Subway previously were located, and Walgreens returning to its old location.

Parkinghater
28 days ago

would’ve made nice bus lanes.

also, I love the old bell systems manhole covers. glad they keeping them

No Jobs
28 days ago

Mana is about to double his net worth. It’s all part of his master plan.

Ciparoo
25 days ago

He made his bet and will (maybe, probably) reap the rewards

Pepito Perez
27 days ago

I like the anti bum benches

Nick
28 days ago

Mana knows what he is doing.

Smart Developer
27 days ago

Yep. He knows he’s holding on to a Gold mine