A Bay Walk Could Finally Extend Behind the AA Arena
According to The Next Miami the City of Miami is designing a bay walk to extend behind the AmericanAirlines Arena, perhaps even finally opening up Parcel B, which for years has been closed to the public even though it was set aside years ago as a city park. Commissioner Ken Russell supposedly told The Next Miami:
The details/layout of the proposed design will complement what was already constructed at Museum Park. Scope of work will include lighting, benches, trash receptacles and bike racks, installation of pavers, landscaping, irrigation, and drainage improvements along the seawall. The City just received 90% design plans for review and approval.
Although this definitely looks like a project the commissioner would undertake (one of his chief aids, Eleazar David Melendez, was even substantially involved in the effort to realize Parcel B to as a public park) it is a little strange that the first official announcement of it would come with a quick quote and highly incomplete set of plans published on The Next Miami. A request has been submitted to Russell/Melendez for comment.