It seems like every week there is an exciting announcement of a new development, restaurant, retail space, or bar in Miami. Recently the development news has been focused on where soccer star David Beckham will build a brand new stadium for his new MLS team. Along the way there have been rumors of a stadium in Wynwood, playing at FIU or Marlins Park and now the latest possibility is a boat slip next to the American Airlines Arena.
Of all the proposed sites, this makes the most sense. Biscayne Boulevard has long been a concrete jungle surrounded by parking lots. Recently the Downtown Development Authority announced its plan for a grand promenade on Biscayne Boulevard. The intention there is to create more green space and beautify the downtown area. This stadium plan creates even more green space, on the waterfront.
Now imagine this: A new soccer stadium and team sandwiched between Miami’s most successful sports team and brand new world class Art and Science museums. With the Miami World Center being built just a few blocks away, the new Genting Resorts World Property to be developed nearby, and the brand new Zaha Hadid One Museum Tower to be built across the street from PAMM, Biscayne Boulevard is getting a dramatic facelift, and I like it!
Just imagine the views of the views from the high rises across the street? Nothing like watching a soccer match from your balcony with cruise ships, South Beach, and the port of Miami in the background.