Photos: Mary Brickell Village Being Refreshed With Wider Sidewalks, More Modern Look

Mary Brickell Village is undergoing a renovation to add wider sidewalks and improved landscaping.

An expansion includes the construction of a new building that will house a Shake Shack restaurant.

Architect Perkins + Will is overseeing the renovation.

 

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Anonymous

I know its a meme on this site, but wider sidewalks really do make a big difference for the livability of a neighborhood. Mary Brickell feels a lot more activated now. Really hope that we get more sidewalk expansions + road diets in Brickell eventually

Anonymous

PLEASE!

Anonymous

In certain problem areas it almost feels dangerous to walk with how narrow the sidewalk is and how fast traffic can get. IE:

-The corner where 1st ave and 7th st meet (doesn’t help that drivers coming down 1st ave block the box literally every single light during peak hours, causing further chaos)

-7th st b/t the metro and 2nd ave. Also there’s like no safe pedestrian cross walk for a huge stretch

-Brickell Bay dr.

on and on and on

Anonymous

-Brickel Bay Drive really needs to be widened into a proper Baywalk. Calling the existing sidewalk a “Baywalk” is an affront to common sense.

Anonymous

I wonder how a series of two lane traffic circles in those intersections would work out. Maybe with raised pedestrian crossings so that the flow is not disturbed?

Anonymous

Hopefully we can redo Biscayne Blvd like that. Right now it looks desolated.

Anonymous

Looks great! Neighborhood is really looking nice

Anonymous

Keeping up with the Jones.. nice refresh!

Anonymous

Back-to-back positive comments on TNM? Wow. WATTBA.

Anonymous

here’s a non positive comment but a real, cynical one !….Hope we don’t get Memorial Day Weekend-Urban Weekend, and get the same demise that South Beach is going thru!!

Anonymous

You’re right.. South Beach ain’t getting near the crowds it used to get for Memorial Day weekend and the hotels, car rental, and other vendors are really feeling it.

Anonymous

You mean the crowd before 2000 or the one after ?

Anonymous

Because of the Gestapo style tactics of the Miami Beach police dept, the number of people on SOBE during Memorial Day weekend is wayyyy down compared to 2000.

Anonymous

Action- reaction… if the animal acting ? memorial weekend hip hop crowd acts like the crowd of Art Basel or Winter White Party, the Miami Beach police wouldn’t act like the Gestapo … don’t you think ?

Anonymous

I would rather hang around that so-called “animal acting memorial weekend hip hop crowd” any day than risk my life being in a crowd of country & western yeah-hoos who are kicking it up while a nut bag with a M14 military assault rifle is beaming down on the entire crowd of them.

Simcity

Your use of false logic to drive racist hatred covertly failed to amuse me. It would have been more honest if u just said I’d rather be with black folk than white folk. I’m black taxi driver by the way and always avoid Memorial Day . Pls I’m tired of people bringing race into everything. I do not feel a victim and this site is to discuss Miami dev not race thank you.

Anonymous

Your argument would make sense if you had pointed out what comment your accusations are referring to. Now, if most black people thought like you, these are the places they would avoid because white people are known to turn them into slaughter houses – schools, malls, churches, theaters, concerts, clubs, bars, mosques, restaurants, and I’m pretty sure there are many more that could be added to this list.

Anytime someone brings up Urban Beach weekend rhetoric on Miami Beach is undoubtedly mostly sending out racist messages which you don’t hear black people using when they hear about another heinous attack by some white person somewhere who said they did it to bring about a race war. Remember, the most amount of people who were killed and wounded during Urban Beach weekend was done by the Miami Beach Police Department.

Anonymous

People of all colors have the propensity to act like unrefined animals.
When I say the South Beach Memorial crowd is horrible. It isn’t a race thing.

Anonymous

“if the – ANIMAL – acting ? memorial weekend hip hop crowd”

Please, if you’re the person who wrote that, then your racist code wording and use of that meme is blatantly obvious.

Anonymous

And thank heavens for that !!!!

Anonymous

Damn, I want to hangout in that area just to look at all those fine-ass women…

Anonymous

Okay you park people, bike lane desiring, and parking garage crybabies.. start your whining….

AndrewN

You forgot the contingency that thinks every two story building should be torn down for a 1000 foot tower.

Anonymous

A lot of them need to torn down and replaced with something at least twenty stories, and over. But in the meantime, there are a whole lot of empty and derelict lots in Miami, especially in the downtown, midtown, Wynwood, and design district areas.

Shaq

It should tho

Anonymous

On a long enough timeline (assuming Miami doesn’t drown), MBV will almost certainly be bought out and redeveloped no? Obviously in terms of height and density for potential office or residential development the current complex leaves a lot on the table. But I’m not sure if I’d be too happy to see it go, it’s kind of a cool set of amenities that is quickly being surrounded by towers which gives it a unique feel (PS I’m not a NIMBY I’m pro development, just thinking)

Anonymous

Be for real, Mary Brickell Village hasn’t been there that long. These towers around it that you now see are the newbies in the area and Mary Brickell Village was designed for them.

Anon

hopefully they pre-planned for future development up top, like they did for the Nine, the tower above Publix/parking garage on the west portion of MBV. They could mirror a similar development along S. Miami Ave. and keep the entire “Village” intact.

Anonymous

Almost like what’s happening with cocowalk

Anonymous

Except CocoWalk was made worse rather than enhanced.

Anonymous

CocoWalk has turned to shit with garbage modernism, so sad.

Anonymous

Mary Brickell Village opened 13 years ago. It was bought out by a Boston firm, Rockpoint 2 years ago at about the time when the initial tenants (Rosa Mexicana, Fado, etc. were reaching the end of their 10yr leases.
Rockpoint is redeveloping it right now. https://vimeo.com/201172622
They have plans for tenants that will better match the affluent neighborhood and can pay the rent.

PS. That “blank wall” on the SLS Lux looks awesome at night. There are hundreds of people taking pictures of that mural every night.

Anonymous

LOL, people will take pictures of anything.

Anonymous

Great pixs. Love that mural at night. It jumps out at you and helps fill the space with energy.

Anonymous

Shame Fado closed in January. My favorite spot in MBV.

Anonymous

Is MBV designated historic? (Can it be at its age?) I hope what happened to Perricone’s doesn’t eventually befall MBV. It really makes Brickell a grt place to hangout.

Anonymous

Wow.. comparing Perricone’s to MBV is like comparing White Castle to Burger King.

Don’t worry, MBV ain’t going nowhere for a long long long time.

Anonymous

Hey does anyone know if that restaurant “NORTH” is owned by Kim and Kanye?

Anonymous

Funny, but no. It’s a restaurant group out of Phoenix.

Anonymous

What’s the point of wider sidewalks, people still are m Jade walking and jumping on the road as if they were in Central America!!

Sgt. Sapingo

What is Jade walking?

Anonymous

It’s the new dance craze, all the rage in Central America.

Anonymous

Very nice area filled with beautiful people. Design district also has some nice trees. Poor downtown Flagler did some wide sidewalks for an example of not what to do.

Anonymous

Shake Shack??!? BurgerFi is much bette imho

Anonymous

I enjoyed my daily walks there when it was just Little Havana. Miss the chickens and the old hometown feel. Most of the homeless have been shipped out. Wider sidewalks now for the future homeless struggling to pay the rent.

Anonymous

These people can afford to move into one of the most expensive areas in the city knowing full well that they’ll be struggling to pay the rent?

Yeah man, you make a lot of sense.

Anonymous

Lipstick on a pig..

Anonymous

The wide sidewalks are great however…

Those pavers are UGLY. I don’t care what anyone else says those grays will not age well whereas the Mediterranean revival style will age much better than flat grays.

Anonymous

Gee… and you need to slap those people upside the head that you see walking around there happily enjoying themselves for not caring about those “flat gray” sidewalk pavers like you do.

Anonymous

This is a development blog, people are allowed to have opinions on aesthetics. No need to attack me because of that!

Anonymous

And people are allowed to have opinions on other opinions, and so on.

Anonymous

Without attacking of course!