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Swire Inks Deal With County To Rebuild Street Near Brickell City Centre, Making It More Pedestrian Friendly

Swire Inks Deal With County To Rebuild Street Near Brickell City Centre, Making It More Pedestrian Friendly

A roadway near Brickell City Centre will be rebuilt to become more pedestrian friendly, according to a newly concluded deal between Swire Properties and Miami-Dade County.

As part of the deal, a parking lot used by county employees will be removed, and replaced with spaces within Brickell City Centre.

The area of SE 5th Street underneath the South Miami Avenue overpass will also see pedestrian and aesthetic enhancements, including lighting, landscaping and mobility improvements.

Swire is working plans to expand Brickell City Centre northward near the area where the improvements are planned.

 

PreviouslyBrickell City Centre Streetscape Deal Could Hint At Northward Expansion

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Great news!! Baby steps in the right direction…

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wonder if they will relocate the homeless guy who lives in the trees on the south west side of the bridge crossing who provides daily fresh wonderful smells of bodily functions for everyone who needs to cross over the bridge to walk to BCC. Thank goodness for this project, like everyone said, sad that the developers are the ones who have to make these changes and the city doesn’t clean the area up without them.

Anonymous
Anonymous

More details are provided about the car parking in this document than the “pedesterian mobility and safety enhancements.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ed – what exactly are the enhancements?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Phase 2 – Tobacco Road development that we’ve heard a lot about now
Phase 3 – The 2 blocks North of the current development.
Phase 4 – Supertall

GBA
GBA

The climate ribbon will be expanded here. It’s a win for Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

These Miami politicians don’t deserve Swire. Single handedly changing this area of Brickell

Anonymous
Anonymous

Could this mean they have plans to buy that big empty lot next to the Miami river and the 5th st metro move station?

Anonymous
Anonymous

The area between the Miami River and BCC has to be some of the most underutilized real estate in Greater Downtown Miami. I’m glad something is coming, with Swire taking the lead.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That’s because like most American cities the activity and utilization is happening in suburbia where you have to park to do anything.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Uh.. what?

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Ummm…not really. The trend in the last 20 years or so has been to build inward. Miami has been especially good at this in the downtown/Brickell area. Though I do agree that the little strip of land along the river could be better used.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree and disagree. There is definitely a demand for urban areas like Brickell, although the condos there are not selling that well. Apartment buildings are renting very well in Brickell, Downtown and Edgewater, but there is a strong demand for suburban communities as well. Houses and townhome communities in the suburbs sell out fast!!! While condos in Brickell, Edgewater, Downtown, Sunny Isles, etc are not selling so well. The demand for sure is stronger in the suburbs because it is more affordable. I think Doral and Pembroke Pines area (by Sawgrass Malls), were the leaders in how successful suburban communities with urban design can become and I think this is the new trend. I lived in Atlanta for a bit and Buckhead used to be the suburbs and today it is just like Brickell. They even have their own Downtown… which is where Doral is headed. Do not discount suburbia… if done well, they can be a huge success! Doral is a great example!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sad that these improvements can only be made with developers’ help

Anonymous
Anonymous

If they wanna draw more people to their business then yeah, they should do it on their own dime.

Anonymous
Anonymous

city should do it without having to be prompted

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Good deal! A friend and I were taking a shortcut under that overpass one night when some random approached up and told us to be careful near that area because of muggers. Being the 2 youngish brave men that we are we didn’t care. But I’m sure some people maybe intimated by that area at night.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Shame that an area that should be pleasant to walk is marred by bad company. That’s why I say density is the only way to get rid of that. When you have density, there is no place to hide. Too bright and active to commit crime.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can’t deliver on supertall just now. Can humanize area though.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“humanize…” As opposed to it being what, “animalized” at the moment?

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I think he means humanize as in build projects that aren’t supertalls or superblocks. I don’t think every single building has to be another One Thousand Museum. Midrises would work just fine in Brickell.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Funny, I thought Brickell has an area, like West Brickell for example, that’s already zoned for midrises and we see plenty of them built and being built right now? And how many “supertalls” or “superblocks (whatever that means)” do you see in Miami anyway?

aceraroja
aceraroja

Maybe get your own house in order: that traffic circle is a mess, it needs to be fully round like the one at 15th Rd. People just speed straight through regardless of the lane painting. Miami Avenue is hard to cross and there’s no pedestrian crossing on the west side at 7th. I know this isn’t private property but they did all the improvements. Uae your clout Swire! The ped experience here still isn’t great.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Take the Metro-mover, it’s free.

marc
marc

“As part of the deal, a parking lot used by county employees will be removed, and replaced with spaces within Brickell City Centre.” hhmmmm

Anonymous
Anonymous

… for f(r)ee?

Anonymous
Anonymous

free

Anonymous
Anonymous

as in beer?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami 21 Zoning Code created this.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wtf?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Heaping piles of overtown feces caked on the walls in the searing summer heat

Anonymous
Anonymous

Really? You must be an expert in the smell of an area’s feces.