Photos: First Phase Of Flagler Street’s Curbless, Pedestrian-Friendly Rebuild Complete

The first phase of construction at the curbless, pedestrian-friendly rebuild of Flagler Street is now complete, according to a Twitter post by Ryan RC Rea.

Flagler Street’s reconstruction will be done in five phases, with the easternmost phase now open.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)




The five phases, each to take eight months:

 

 

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Anon
6 months ago

Really nicely done – the difference is incredible. Happy to see the city finally prioritizing pedestrians (somewhat).

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’d rather they put more emphasis on prioritizing barring people from keeping chickens and roosters in their yards in the city/county.

Anonymous
6 months ago

….what…?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I was born in this city over sixty years ago, never did I have to put with hearing roosters crowing all over the place early in the morning like now. I don’t care if you like it, I don’t!

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’m just not sure how that is any way related to the redesign of Flagler, but go off….

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
Maybe you have poor reading comprehension but I don’t. Now somebody wrote in the comment section “Happy to see the city finally prioritizing pedestrian.” My comment is related to one of the things they really need to place priority towards.

It’s good to have Flagler street rebuilding but very, very, seldom do I go, live, or sleep on Flagler street. Now what’s next, pigs?.. cows?

This is supposed to be a city, not “Old McDonald’s Farm.”

Clucks
6 months ago

You imagine the responses if the city said they were prioritizing chicken problems

BcAAAAAwk
6 months ago

then move out of Hialeah.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

you seem like the kind of person who would shoot a stray cat or dog

yo yo
6 months ago

Or a clucking chicken…

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
And you are probably from a country where they let you keep pigs in your yard and would more than likely do it here in the U.S.inside the city if you could get away with it.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

I’m from here, actually. My neighborhood struggles with peacocks, but we never wish to kill them.

yo yo
6 months ago

Speaking of pigs, how’s the wife?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

What’s wrong with a little Chickens? If there’s one in your area, then you don’t have to buy egg cartons!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ok, you need to go…

They call me...
6 months ago

It was such a priority that it took 5 years complete on City block.

Easy there...
6 months ago

Exaggerating much? Yes, it is taking a long time, but hardly 5 years for one block.

Reality Bites
6 months ago

What’s done , and done months overdue , is a half block between Biscayne and Ne 3d St.
Yes , it took 2.5 years to finish the block by the courthouse and it drove all of the stores there out.

Anonymous
6 months ago

These chickens deserve a home! We welcome everybody!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Flagler Street, and downtown as a whole, are destined to become the next best thing and reclaim the glory days of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Um, Flagler Street’s glory days were the 1920s to the end of WWII. The mid to late-1960s and 1970s were when everything started to go to hell.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Looks great! Now get the rest done!!

rainey411
6 months ago

This is what took 4 years? SMH

rainey411
6 months ago

Actually, it looks good. Worth the wait!

DWNTWNR
6 months ago

They also put all brand new infrastructure in under the road. New potable water, storm water, sewer, electricity, internet, etc. That’s why it took so long.

They call me...
6 months ago

Govt incompetence explains the length of time it took to do this.

DWNTWNR
6 months ago

This segment broke ground exactly 1 year ago. You don’t think covid could have delayed it at all? I’m sure workers got sick and had to quarantine. Add supply chain issues to quarantine, too. On top of that, it was the original infrastructure from the 1800s underneath. That takes quite some time to remove. If the next segment takes equally as long, then I think your frustration is warranted.

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
“They call me” is a Grump supporter, he’s totally brain dead when it comes to the thought that they’re making something great again.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Says someone of the 30 percent who approve of Joe Braindead.

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
But I bet you enjoyed that stimulus check “Joe Braindead” gave you.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ignorant people who speak before they research just like to complain. The avg reader here has no idea how much went into this project.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

excuses

Anonymous
6 months ago

says the person who didn’t spend one dime of his own money or take one second of his time to rebuild anything on this street.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Geezzz… they were building other projects during that time.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I dont know… i dont think its a great improvement. Maybe I am wrong but… whats the difference? Just asking

Anonymous
6 months ago

Do you have eyes….?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I do… not really convinced! It was promoted as the most exciting (or cool) neighborhood in the world. I see a regular street (and i walk over there almost every day)

Anonymous
6 months ago

See Below

Anonymous
6 months ago

Above Grade:

1. Complete removal of two lanes
2. Replacing all pavement with pavers
3. Regrading the entire street & sidewalk to be one level
4. All new landscaping
5. All new seating, biking parking, benches, bollards for protection
6. New lighting
7. New, wider sidewalks

Below Grade:

1. New plumbing
2. New electric
3. New fiber optic cables
4. New drainage to address rising water table

They call me...
6 months ago

Yes the new benches are 5 years more modern than the other benches they replaced.

Now instead of accommodating three people outside of a business, the new multimillion dollar benches accommodate three people outside of a formerly open business.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Disappointed, just like you are every time you look at your pecker.

Reality Bites
6 months ago

Did they help the merchants pay the rent ? One year’ s worth ?

They call me...
6 months ago

I agree.
The street “improvements” have made that area of Flagler Street 15% better than ot was.

Closing the street, closed vehicular access, and businesses closed. People lost their livelihoods.

Killing so much business for a 15% improvement does not seem like sound planning.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Please never go into government.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Haha.. I guess you don’t believe in that old saying – “you have to crack a few eggs first if you wanna make an omelette.”

Reality Bites
6 months ago

Cute frase there , except when it comes to losing one’s storefront it’s real. How about you crack some eggs of your own and see if it hurts you.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Lets be honest, there isnt a single business of value that existed on Flagler that is now out of business. 99% of these Flagler shops sell cheap Chinese knockoff junk and/or stolen goods being resold as if it was new.

The more of these junk shops that go out of business, the better.

Reality Bites
6 months ago

Really ? So you value only brand names and not the regular folks that are working day in and day out ? Macy’s left years ago. Idk what business you’re involved in but I’m sure someone out there thinks what you sell and spew is junk.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This!! Any business worth existing is still in business. I walk there every day and can honestly not tell you 1 place that closed due to this construction.

Reality Bites
6 months ago

Exactly.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Go actually walk there and you’ll notice immediately

Anonymous
6 months ago

Please, do something with fountain ⛲️, it could really make this whole project look so much better.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Anyone know anything about that DUST place?

Anonymous
6 months ago

No but it looks as tacky as I’d expect from this city

Panis
6 months ago

Least appetizing name for a restaurant EVAH!

Olympiakos
6 months ago

More pedestrians streets in miami. People over cars.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This is awesome. The value of my property just went up

Reality Bites
6 months ago

Really ? Which property is that ?

DJT
6 months ago

Nice! Make Flagler Great Again!

SMH
6 months ago

Retire your slogan already. Nothing has been made great again by its use.

DJT
6 months ago

Pu$$y

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

that has bad connotations

Anonymous
6 months ago

Cool, hopefully that crummy Marshalls, and frankly most of that entire block, is redeveloped for something huge and imaginative, and Walgreens moves back to its beautiful old home a block west.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It won’t. It’s owned by Mana. He has no plans to demolish, only renovate.

Reality Bites
6 months ago

Mana doesn’t own the mall or the block where the Marshalls is. Neither does he own the site where the Walgreens is, that’s part of the building behind it.

Pete
6 months ago

adios to the homeless!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Looks good.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Wow. Impressive…lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

i still see curbs

Anonymous
6 months ago

Don’t be stupid.

Anonymous
6 months ago

i still see dead prople.

Pájaro nalgon
6 months ago

See you again in 5 years

Zonked
6 months ago

Since it’s estimated to be closed to cars traffic for 5 years due to construction why not make the whole thing a pedestrian street and get it over with?