Photos: First Concrete Poured At Flagler Street’s Pedestrian-Friendly Rebuild

Concrete has been poured for the first time at Flagler Street, where a curbless, pedestrian friendly rebuild is underway, according to photos taken Ryan RC Rea.

There are a total of five phases planned.

The first (and easternmost) phase of the project is expected to take 8 months., with the total project time expected to be 30 months.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)


The five phases, each to take eight months:

 

 

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Anonymous
17 days ago

The first phase of this project began May 5 2021. It has already been over 8 months and it is still far from completion.
Flagler had stores and foot traffic before the start of the restoration at the western end.
Today, the street is desolate. Over 80% of the stores are now closed.
Restoration of the street has the potential to re-energize the area.
It is necessary to commit funds and energy to complete this project as soon as possible.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I think we can also attribute some of it to the pandemic, too. If Starbucks couldn’t even last by the courthouse (because foot traffic went down with courts working remotely or suspended), then small, local businesses probably can’t last either. It’s proven that more residential or pandemic-proof jobs are needed along Flagler St to sustain the risk of brick and mortar. In addition to the pandemic, you have Mana, who buys properties and ups the rent without improving the buildings, which doesn’t attract commercial tenants.

Anonymous
17 days ago

3 years to pour some damn concrete? What the hell happened to modern technology? Seem like it takes longer these days to build road then it did in the 40’s

Anonymous
17 days ago

Damn you are old.

Anonymous
16 days ago

You’ll be there one day. Remember that.

Anonymous
16 days ago

^ um, that’s not guaranteed…

Anonymous
17 days ago

It’s because they’re upgrading the utilities underground. FPL is increasing capacity to serve a potential maxed out build of the entire Flagler St corridor. Potable water, sewer, stormwater, and broadband are also being upgraded. Most of the pipes for water are original from the 1800s. That’s why it’s taking so long.

Anonymous
7 hours ago

…And didn’t these officials know this when they announced it would be “8 months” for phase one?? Terrible project management.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Please, do something with the sad fountain ⛲️ on the eastern end, it could be turned into something “iconic”😜🤪🤣
And please, kick mana OUT!!!

Anonymous
17 days ago

LOL

Anonymous
17 days ago

There needs to be an investigation into Mana as well as the contractor working on this project to ensure that the reasons for all these delays are legitimate.

Seems too convenient that this project has been and continues to choke off traffic to all businesses on a street where you are actively looking to buy constantly.

Anonymous
17 days ago

It’s more than repaving a road. They’re replacing the underground utilities. Most of the pipes are original from the 1800s. It’s going to take time.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Work faster. They are only working 2 days a week.

Realtalk Reilly
15 days ago

SHUT UP MANA, he exposed your evil plan to diminish property values so you can buy more properties! The reason the project is going so slowly is you’re stalling on picking the pavers! And quit saying the pipes are from the 1800s, liar! All the underground infrastructure on Flagler was destroyed in the 1926 hurricane and rebuilt afterward.

Anonymous
13 days ago

They are replacing all of the water, sewage and electricity pipes/wires along the road. They are well over 100 years old and they can’t keep up with all the new population from the new downtown condos

Anonymous
17 days ago

“I can pee and poop on that.” -Homeless Crackhead

Anonymous
17 days ago

All in front of property as Mana refuses to clean anything up.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Or homeless meth head, heroin head, opeoid head, opium head, alcohol head, etc, etc, etc…

Anonymous
17 days ago

This project is going as slowly as all of Mana’s other jobs. Everything Mana wants or touches gets ruined.

How long until the tax payers of Downtown are asked to foot the bill to do this again?

Anonymous
17 days ago

Are you serious? They are *hauling ass* on this project. There are crews in place literally every day, sometimes on weekends too. They are completely redoing all infrastructure – plumbing/drainage, electric, etc and then proceeding with the aesthetic improvements. This is a huge project and they are moving along relatively quickly. The first phase will be done shortly.

Anonymous
17 days ago

some people will find any excuse to trash Mana because they’re salty they can’t buy his properties. it’s all developers and real estate people on this website so obviously they’re not going to like someone that’s ruining their ability to make money. sucks to sucks lol

Anonymous
17 days ago

1. mana is trash
2. mana has nothing to do with this project

Anonymous
17 days ago

Well, he did delay it because he didn’t like that it had curbs.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Mana has one thing to do with this project… he’d like to take credit for it if it’s ever completed lol

Anonymous
17 days ago

High rises have been built in less time. This is a joke it is taking so long.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Look we’re the same people that did the airport expansion some years ago and you see the good job we did on that?

Melo is sigma and chad
17 days ago

Time for another mana roasting session

Anonymous
17 days ago

that was yesterday… but, I’m never against another. 😉

EJS
17 days ago

I’m not understanding how this got priority over other improvements that could be made downtown on other streets. I go down Flagler quite frequently and I thought the last redo was quite good.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Mana wanted it

Anonymous
17 days ago

The only projects that have moved slower than this one are anything from Mana, lol. This is over 6 years delayed since they presented the project at the Olympia Theater and claimed they were starting it back then

Melo is sigma and chad
17 days ago

“Improvements “ look plain for two years of work

Anonymous
17 days ago

Most of the improvements are beneath the concrete, so you wouldn’t notice them anyway. It’s an infrastructure project, not just repaving. New water, energy, broadband, etc.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I 💩 Mana

Anonymous
3 days ago

Complete waste of money.

Anonymous
17 days ago

No bollards?
It won’t feel safe.

Anonymous
17 days ago

There are bollards in the rendering as well as a railroad crossing for extra protection.

Anonymous
17 days ago

well considering Brightlines luck with all the idiots violating the gates i wouldnt bank on those being too helpful….too many fools live here

Anonymous
16 days ago

Look, train crossing arms and lights plus those train horns are a hoax!

Anonymous
16 days ago

Renderings do NOT show bollatds. Those are light posts at the crosswalks. People won’t be safe without bollards. I Know I won’t

Anonymous
16 days ago

Dude, there are bollards literally in each of the renderings shown

Anonymous
16 days ago

Look carefully.
Not bollards
Only crosswalk illuminators