Miami Worldcenter’s 7th Street Promenade Is Now Open: First Look

At Miami Worldcenter, the 7th Street Promenade is now complete and open to the public.

Fountains, shade trees, date palms, and benches are among the features of the new pedestrian street.

Eventually, the plan is for the promenade to be lined on both sides with retail and restaurant space, connected to the Marriott convention hotel to the west and a public square with retail to the east.

Construction of the 44-story Caoba with 444 apartments was recently completed on the south side of the promenade, and a second tower is shovel ready.

On the north side, Worldcenter’s Block E is planned with more ground floor retail. It was once proposed to include residential, hotel and office, although plans were recently resubmitted and may have been revised.

The 7th Street Promenade replaces a street that was closed to car traffic and demolished by Worldcenter’s developer in 2016.

 

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Anonymous

Considering what this area was like before MWC this is amazing…

Anonymous

Really impressive

Anonymous

And the project is only getting started.

Anonymous

It’s very nice.

Anonymous

I always wonder what was there before the assembling started.

Anonymous

The landscaping is impressive.. only using mature trees.

Anonymous

Very nice.. very upscale.

Anonymous

We need SHADE trees, not any more palm trees…how hard is it to understand.

Anonymous

Palm trees are better at withstanding hurricanes.

Miami Hurricane

It’s an unfortunate tradeoff. In this case though, OP is right. You want pedestrian friendly for retail as long as permits permit.

Anonymous

Yes and date palms from northern Africa are perfect here and a tropical climate coming from the desert

Anonymous

How come Miami is the only place in the subtropics or tropics that still think only palm trees are real trees? If you go to any Caribbean or south Pacific island I swear you see LESS palm trees than what you see in this stupid fake town. It is like a non dancer who catches a beat and cannot ever stop doing the same one leg or shoulder shake forever more…lazy and unimaginative town of landscapers and architects. “Let’s prove every second of every day that we are in the tropics and that Miami has Sun. I think we are the only one you know…let’s not ever let the world forget Jorge”

Anonymous

“Wahhhh more trees wahhhh the caribbean has less palm trees wahhhh” jesus find a hobby

Anonymous

I see a mix of types of trees in the photos. Also keep in mind there are (and will be more) high- and mid-rise structures directly to the south. So much of the promenade will be shaded, just by buildings rather than trees.

Anonymous

Stop with the 10 different kinds of palm trees already…we get it.

Anonymous

Nice

Anonymous

Would have been nice if they could’ve had more contemporaneous development like BCC so a few things open at the same time.

Anonymous

I like how they painted the rocks green and brown so they won’t need to be cleaned later when they get all slimy from the rain.

Anonymous

This is an incredible lost opportunity for developers and the City to have created a wider park along 7th allowing a vista and green space from Miami Central to the Bay. Develpment rights could have been shifted to adjacent properties. Parkfront property values would have skyrocketed and Miami would have gained a critical new public park downtown. NYC has dozens of urban parks like this. Most cities have at least one. Miami has none. Museum and Bayfront Parks only have development on one side.

Anonymous

There goes the “comparing Miami to New York City again.”

Anonymous

Right ? There is no comparison, I agree with you I can’t stand people compare in Miami to NYC having live there completely different city Miami will never be NYC, nor should it

Anonymous

A bunch of cheerleading idiots on this site…always claiming Miami is so “world class” but then don’t want it compared to other “world class” cities.

Anonymous

I don’t know who you are but, what you said is exactly correct and “spot on!”

Gene

Nope. We lost that comparison years ago. More like a hope that was dashed.
We might be able to compare to Sacramento, but even that’s a stretch.

Anonymous

Sacramento? Don’t kid yourself. We’d be pushing our luck even comparing ourselves to Lagos, Caracas, or Mumbai.

Anonymous

#troll

Anonymous

Half a loaf.

Anonymous

This is Miami. Some color would have been nice. Everything here is so gray. Could use some type of shade structures periodically as well.

Anonymous

has a downtown vibe

Anonymous

Walk to Bayside for colorful experience

Anonymous

Com’on man, I gotta complain about something….

Anonymous

It’s classy. I prefer this to a colorful promenade

Anonymous

I know. Most of these morons on here would prefer every Miami neighborhood to look like the set of ‘Golden Girls’. And aren’t you annoyed by folks who follow the ‘hey this is Miami’ with some boring stereotype suggestion about a look they expect? Sooo 80’s.

Anonymous

Sidebar, the exteriors on GG are of a house in LA.

Anonymous

Bayside? Really?

Anonymous

We are already blinded by the unrelenting Sun…you don’t have anything to prove with colors…enough of the one track mind. Some darker colors complimenting is actually a good thing. Jesus.

Polo

A promenade with nothing around it. Where are the stores? Where are the restaurants and side walk cafes?

Anon

yes, good question. When are tenants showing up? Was this all built on spec?

Not one signed lease that could have been delivered for TIs weeks/months ago? i understand it would be incredible to be 100% leased, but not one business open yet is unfortunate. Has anyone walked it? Are tenants under construction?

Gene

Chicken or the egg? Build it and they will come? Maybe.

Anonymous

Between contract and move-in buidling almost half-full, troll.

Anon

i’m not a troll, if you read my comments, i attempt to further useful and intelligent conversation. I was referring to tenants of the commercial space, not residents. that’s totally different. of course the residents don’t move in before the building is done.

commercial leases will allow for tenants to take possession of the space long before all this landscaping and hardscape is done so that they can build out there space so that they can open for business once all this is done. a good developer would have turned spaces over and buildouts would be complete, and businesses would be ready to open now/very soon.

Anonymous

You must be the same one that said the same about the now nearly fully leased Design District? Or the ‘near empty’ Brickell City Centre?

Anonymous

The Design District is not remotely fully leased, it’s at least 30% vacant with numerous marginal tenants. It was almost deserted this afternoon. I live a block away on 41st Street and pass through several times a day. It has a long way to go.

Anonymous

Man these developers are dumb… they should’ve hired you Polo!

Anonymous

Relax

Anonymous

u lack vision (and I’m being nice)

Anonymous

Opened to early

Anonymous

now the homeless can entrench themselves. lmao

Anonymous

This will be a homeless magnet unless the city and property owners step it up. A shame no leases have been announced.

Anonymous

They said that about design district too – not it’s price per square foot is some of the highest in the country. #uninformed

Anonymous

So vibrant and active lol.

Anonymous

Yeah, especially for a place that isn’t even finished yet.. you’re so observant.

Anonymous

With that mindset, should’ve never opened Brightline. #troll

Anonymous

Hideous. At least they included some gumbo limbos…

Anonymous

Gumbo limbos look diseased like oak trees with necrotizing fasciitis

Anonymous

Stop holding back, tell us what you really think.

Anonymous

THEY HAVE GUMBO LIMBO TREES!!! ??‍♂️ Look at the 4th photo smarty pants. And almost every other photo…

Anonymous

Awesome – see every comment above.

Anonymous

Looks nice – still think it’s a mistake to close streets in a downtown disrupting the city grid.

Anonymous

Great to hear from you – how are things in Kendall?