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Bayfront Park

Miami, FL

The conceptual plan for Bayfront Park and Biscayne Boulevard were developed as part of the Downtown Master Plan for the city of Miami. The plan reinforces the connection of the city’s signature public space to the neighborhood and addresses the need for the park to better serve Downtown Miami’s new residential population.

Realignment of Biscayne Boulevard was proposed to replace existing median parking lots with a shade tree-lined promenade. The realignment narrows the street to improve accessibility for downtown residents and creates 12 additional acres of useful recreational space with public parking below grade. The promenade is punctuated by signature pavilions at each street end that reinforce the connection of the park to the neighborhood. The pavilions create beacons visible from downtown streets and serve as locations for outdoor cafes, education and entertainment.

A bayside promenade was also proposed to activate the waterfront with a wider range of daily uses: shaded waterfront seating, strolling paths, a bayside beach and dockage for day trippers and water taxis. The promenade spans a narrowed and improved Port Boulevard and is anchored by a 3-acre green roof atop a proposed new Bayside facility for parking, civic and commercial space.

The plan was recognized with an honor award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Chapter for its innovation in planning the public realm.

KEY FEATURES

Public Spaces

Public Involvement

Cultural Arts Venues /Amenities

Programming

Management Methods

Maritime Activities

Park Concept Plan

Urban Design

Waterfront Design

Recreation Design

Streetscape Design

Wayfinding

Park Architecture

 

The conceptual plan for Bayfront Park and Biscayne Boulevard were developed as part of the Downtown Master Plan for the city of Miami. The plan reinforces the connection of the city’s signature public space to the neighborhood and addresses the need for the park to better serve Downtown Miami’s new residential population.

Realignment of Biscayne Boulevard was proposed to replace existing median parking lots with a shade tree-lined promenade. The realignment narrows the street to improve accessibility for downtown residents and creates 12 additional acres of useful recreational space with public parking below grade. The promenade is punctuated by signature pavilions at each street end that reinforce the connection of the park to the neighborhood. The pavilions create beacons visible from downtown streets and serve as locations for outdoor cafes, education and entertainment.

A bayside promenade was also proposed to activate the waterfront with a wider range of daily uses: shaded waterfront seating, strolling paths, a bayside beach and dockage for day trippers and water taxis. The promenade spans a narrowed and improved Port Boulevard and is anchored by a 3-acre green roof atop a proposed new Bayside facility for parking, civic and commercial space.

The plan was recognized with an honor award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Chapter for its innovation in planning the public realm.

KEY FEATURES

Public Spaces

Public Involvement

Cultural Arts Venues /Amenities

Programming

Management Methods

Maritime Activities

Park Concept Plan

Urban Design

Waterfront Design

Recreation Design

Streetscape Design

Wayfinding

Park Architecture