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Work Underway On Collins Park Garage In South Beach

Work Underway On Collins Park Garage In South Beach

Site work is now underway on the Collins Park parking garage in Miami Beach.

The project will include 513 parking spaces, 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and a public plaza.

Records show that a demolition permit was issued on August 17. A permit to begin auger cast pile and pile cap installation was applied for on August 30, but hasn’t yet been approved.

Zaha Hadid originally designed the garage, but the city scrapped her proposal after it was deemed to expensive. The city’s total budget was $25 million, but contractors said Zaha’s design would cost $49 million for construction alone (or $28 million after value-engineering).

The winning design now being built was designed by architect Allan Shulman.

 

 

scrapped zaha hadid design:

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

What a waste. There is no leadership on the beach. They complain about traffic yet thousands of parking spots in garages are currently under construction.

If you build it, they will come. And in this situation they will drive cars and clog the streets. Build rail to Miami, build rail on the Beach, and get people out of cars.

Miami Beach is a dense, walkable community.

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

People get real. If I’m going to spend $500 at Joe’s, Juvia or at one of Myles Chefetz celebrity haunts, I’m not taking a train, then walk 7 blocks with my wife. Not everyone gulps down three beers at home to save some cash at the beach.

Anonymous
Anonymous

and not everyone spends $500 on a meal on the beach. get real.

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

But those of us who do, will never get there on a train.

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

But if you are one who does…you would NOT take public transportation. You would drive and then valet. And if you think people don’t spend that kind of money, check out some of the restaurants I mentioned. They are always packed!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Most people don;t go to the beach to eat at Joes. Okay, let’s build the garage for this one guy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That Zaha Hadid render is something stunning a complete shame its been trimmed down to something basic and simple as always something exciting, different and innovating always gets the boot

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But if they did build the Hadid people would be complaining why is the city spending $49 million dollars on a parking garage. They can’t win!

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

Or they would complain that the fees (in order to recoup the cost) are too high. The building, as beautiful as it would have been, might have sat half empty. I loved her design, but if I had to pay for it, I would do what the city did.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Waiting for a train station to be built on Miami Beach….

Magazine
Magazine

Keep waiting, we don’t want one.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Who is “we” and why don’t you all want one?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Magazine is the type of MB resident who would’ve moved there without complaint if rail had already existed.

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Train stations are over rated. It won’t be a magic be all end all for traffic. If anything, it won’t do a single damn thing to alleviate traffic or get cars off the road. Wishful thinking on your part.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“it won’t do a single damn thing to alleviate traffic or get cars off the road. Wishful thinking on your part.”

With a comment like that, you must work for a tow truck company.

Anonymous
Anonymous

A comment like that is thoughtful.
NYC has great public transit….you still cant get out of midtown and to the airport by car in two hours on Friday 3pm.
Great public transit…. …the cars didnt go away. The opposite happens

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

Because one won’t do it. I’d ride if there were 10, so I won’t have to walk in the heat. I wonder how long it might take me to drive from my house in Kendall to a Metrorail station, park the car, wait for a train. Take it to Government Center, transfer to Metromover or Baylink, get off somewhere on the beach and walk to my 8 o’clock dinner reservation? All this in dress shoes and my wife in heels. Nah…don’t see it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh, that’s the argument against Brightline too. Not enough stations. I guess you beleive that Brightline will fail?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I lived on the Beach for 19 years….never wanted a train full of riff raff to chase the people who can afford taxis away.

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

Lol.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Gee you’re brilliant. Well I guess these “riff raff” you are referring to are not as smart as you and don’t realize that they can catch a bus to Miami Beach.

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

Why would I want to catch a bus when I can drive in the privacy and comfort of my own car? I’ll valet when I get there.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami Beach prefers to get it’s riff raff from New Jersey every three day weekend.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why? An Uber costs $4 from Omni to the beach. A bus probably costs $2.25.
Do you NEED a train to take you to $18 Gin & Tonics??
Would you be willing to pay what a train costs?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, Uber has proven to be the solution to car traffic!!! LMAO

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seriously. Uber is traffic. Look aroun South Beach any given day. It’s mostly uber drives. Uber is not a solution.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It still looks better than the giant garage Brickell is getting next to BCC, and anything at the base of Arquitectonica, Kobi Karp, etc. towers built in the last several years.