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
5 months ago

Love those big sidewalks! Looking good 👍

Anonymous
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

Bring those big sidewalks to Brickell!

Anonymous
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months ago

Please: do something with the fountain at bayside

Anonymous
5 months ago

They are, they’re ignoring it…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Flagler Street will probably become the next big thing.

Ciparoo
5 months ago

We can hope….

Casey
5 months ago

so much potential for a downtown revival

Anom
5 months ago

I still see curbs

Brooklyn
5 months ago

They are at grade. Look closer.

m m
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

I see dead people.

Anonymous
5 months 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
5 months ago

Still light years compared to Manas pace

m m
5 months 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
5 months ago

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

Alpina
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

*Still waiting for the photos of the progress…

Anonymous
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months ago

where is mana?>?>

anon
5 months ago

waiting for the property values to go up

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is his plan.

Anonymous
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hmmm.. you do have a point there…

Anonymous
5 months 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
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months ago

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

Ciparoo
5 months ago

All these damn skateboarders on my sidewalks!

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

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

Anonymous
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

would’ve made nice bus lanes.

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

No Jobs
5 months ago

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

Ciparoo
5 months ago

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

Pepito Perez
5 months ago

I like the anti bum benches

Nick
5 months ago

Mana knows what he is doing.

Smart Developer
5 months ago

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