South Pointe Park in South Beach

May 18, 2009 by Lucas Lechuga

South Pointe Park siteplan

Recently, the City of Miami Beach renovated 17 acres on the southern most end of South Beach, in a neighborhood known as SoFi, or South of Fifth.  Hargreaves Associates, of New York City, was hired to design and update this bayfront park at a cost of around $22 million.

South Pointe Park

On a recent visit to the park, visitors participated in a variety of activities from walking their dogs, skateboarding, biking and rollerblading to playing Frisbee and  jogging.  Kids also played in the interactive water features scattered throughout the park.

South Pointe Park

At the southern tip, an elevated walkway guides you to a deck with sun chairs, providing an ideal spot to watch cruise ships passing through Government Cut, as well as to enjoy the views of Fisher Island, the Miami skyline and the Port of Miami.  Catching some rays at the same time is an added bonus.

South Pointe Park

The bayfront walk extends from 5th Street (Icon South Beach) all the way to the tip of South Pointe Park, approximately one mile.  It’s gorgeous to walk along the bay on a wide boardwalk with a marina on one side and beautiful condos on the other.  Additionally, the environmentally sensitive “turtle safe” lighting illuminates the Government Cut walkway while enjoying the scenic view at night.

South Pointe Park

A mix of uses, especially green space, is always a welcome addition to any community.  The renovation of South Pointe Park adds value and livability to an already charming neighborhood.

South Pointe Park

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Anonymous
BMW M3
7 years 4 months ago

Wow, really puts Pace Park to shame. The fact that no hobos were murdered here is also a plus! LOL! Looks like south beach wins again.

Anonymous
BMW M3
7 years 4 months ago

What a waste of lando though. That’s perfectly good condo land right there. Somebody call old man Tibor Hollo or Jorgie Perez. This is a travesty!

Anonymous
NJ Dave
7 years 4 months ago

I’ve walked portions of the bayfront walk 2 years ago but now it’s nice to see this completed. All Miami waterfront should be this accessable.

Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago

I was toying with exploring South of 5th for a while, now I have another good reason to do just that……… Looks nice. Where did that AJ go, perhaps he got mugged, shoulda bought near this park instead!

Anonymous
RichardJM
7 years 4 months ago

The Bayside path that starts at South Pointe Park ends at the new Capri devlopment, which I toured recently. It’s got a lot of pizzazz, but sales seem to be very slow. Anyone got an opinion about Capri as a good or bad buy?

Anonymous
southbeachsand
7 years 4 months ago

One of the best parks you will ever find, particularly late in the afternoon as the cruise ships pass by.

Another good thing about this park is that they close it down nightly at 12am I believe. Therefore, no homeless people will set up shop here.

BTW – who is the clown in the 4th picture doing push ups? lol

Anonymous
Wild Bill
7 years 4 months ago

They’ve had a murder in this park. It’s just like every other park in America. Is the pier is still fenced off to prevent the hooligans from jumping off it? Did “MSG” claim the park yet?

Anonymous
makes me think
7 years 4 months ago

Can someone check up on AJ?
He has been M.I.A. Lately. Wasn’t he rooming with strangers in miami the last time he checked in? Gesh, I sure hope he is not sleeping in some nut’s freezer.

Anonymous
DJ
7 years 4 months ago

I assume you mean MS-13…….lol.

Anonymous
7 years 4 months ago

I went out a few weekends ago to visit the park and they were charging $15 for parking unless you were a MB resident.

Pace park doesnt do that.

Anonymous
george
7 years 4 months ago

Wowser-found this park last week and it is beautifully laid out landscaped and overflows with first rate waterviews; on a par with the park at Coal Harbor Vancouver BC that many urban planners call one of the finest .

Anonymous
BMW M3
7 years 4 months ago

If you want to talk about finely appointed then lookno further than jade beach. In regards to aj, I belive he is on a Mumbai gameshow where he can win 20 million rupees and the love of his dear Latika. That AJ is a clever one. He won’t be a slumdog for long!

Anonymous
DJ
7 years 4 months ago

I call dibs on Latika!

Anonymous
MK
7 years 4 months ago

I BEG YOUR PARDON…………thats AJ doing push ups in the 4th picture.I believe thats LARA his new found friend watching over him .

Anonymous
MK
7 years 4 months ago

AJ must be pretty upset that he can’t take up residency in SOUTH BEACH PARK.It’s a long walk back home to PACE PARK………leave the poor guy alone…he dosen’t want to admit that RENTER TOM was right all along.

Anonymous
DJ
7 years 4 months ago

Seriously though, comparing South Pointe Park to Pace Park is ridiculous. Obviously you guys wanna jump on the bandwaggon and try to make fun of AJ, but compare apples to apples.

Anonymous
Odd & Sods
7 years 4 months ago

What a waste of water front property, imagine how many more Condo’s could have been built!

Anonymous
Beautiful Condos
7 years 4 months ago

“It’s gorgeous to walk along the bay on a wide boardwalk with a marina on one side and beautiful condos on the other.”

Beautiful Condos! Ha! You can tell a REALTOR wrote this. Hey Lucas, actually it would be much more beautiful if zoning only allowed for low-rise structures. How the hell is a 45-story monstrosity looming over you (and taking your sunlight) “beautiful”?

Anonymous
Son of AJ
7 years 4 months ago

Just like Jaws from the movies, I cannot be destoyed. I will haunt all of you to your graves and beyond….. 1800 Club forever! Pace Park out!

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 4 months ago
Yawn, been there, done that (many times over). I told a few weeks ago about how beautiful this park is and exhorted everyone to visit. Never seen anything as spectacular. Something that comes close to this is Hudson River Park especially at the Battery Park City in Summer. But SP park trumps everything as you can enjoy it year long. Makes me think, not M.I.A., Back in NYC. No interesting or intelligent chatter for the past few days on this blog that would have prompted me to chime in. I am waiting for Lucas to post the Grand Opening of… Read more »
Anonymous
7 years 4 months ago

Richard JM,

Capri took a very, very, VERRRRRY long time to build after the foundation was laid. I’d be leery because it seems like worked stopped at multiple points in the build and would suspect corners were cut along the way.

Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago

Word is some of these beach condo projects may get bought out and turned into timeshares….seriously. Jade Ocean apparently barely got under glass and don’t have enough $$$ to finish…..Fortune, the developer, is apparently going or is BK.

Anonymous
HAHA
7 years 4 months ago

“I think Paramount Bay will buck the trend. It is a spectacular project and it will definitely outperform Epic, Marquis and any other recently opened building all put together. It will be a cause celeb.”

Oh god you have got to be joking.. but seriously what are you smoking?

Anonymous
7 years 4 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this. It is greatly appreciated. You raise some very interesting points. Great photos by the way!

Anonymous
BMW M3
7 years 4 months ago

Prices in Paramount Bay are already increased by 18% since January. Wait, did I say increased? I meant to say that 90% of people walked away from their deposits.

But seriously, Paramount Bay is a spectacular investment if your idea of spectacular is your balls being crushed by a cinder block. I kid, I kid.

I heard Warren Buffet is investing in Miami condos (Note: Miami condos is code for Chinese auto companies)

Anonymous
7 years 4 months ago

homeless are ok, besides they live in starbucks – its the sobe cuban cops you have to be careful of
i hear they arrest innocent tourists because of minor traffic violations

Anonymous
ocean5
7 years 4 months ago

Off topic but this is an interesting article on the Omni Mall development. It would be nice to see that project get done.

Omni Mall developer seeks $7M from Miami for $95M project
http://sf.therealdeal.com/articles/omni-mall-developer-seeks-7m-from-miami-for-95m-project

Anonymous
7 years 4 months ago

aj, check out my old hood, peck slip. front st/near seaport 10038

Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago

Homes/condos had gone from housing expenses to “investments” and now back to housing expenses…

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/business/20shop.html?_r=1&hpw

“Sales at Saks stores open at least a year, a measure of retail health known as same-store sales, declined 27.6 percent in first quarter, which ended May 2.”

– Yes, AJ, the wealthy are different. They are being hurt more in this recession than everyone else since most of it was phantom wealth…..

Anonymous
makes me think
7 years 4 months ago

AJ, glad to hear you are not M.I.A.
I too thought of the comparison to battery park in Manhattan. I went to check out the park last month in SB but the lot was full and didn’t feel like looking for parking but i got to see a small part of it. I will be back in SB next month so I will try to take that walk from 5th to the park on the bayside. Looks like a good place to just chill out and slow down.

Anonymous
7 years 4 months ago

speaking of the rich check this out from the wall st journal today
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124268209889631903.html

sak’s numbers are not good but bunch of retailers are doing some business

Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago

drew299 – “bunch of retailers are doing some business”

Listen to Davidowitz from yesterday….he’s a pretty darn good retail analyst with decades of experience….

http://podcast.mktw.net/audio/20090518/rnrdavidowitz051809/rnrdavidowitz051809.mp3

Anonymous
Condo Swindlers
7 years 4 months ago
Not to get off subject but I figured this would get Aj back in the mix…As I believe I Am starting to hear the fat lady warming up her voice. As the first of what will surely be the next hammer to drop has just been purchased by the federal Government for about 10 million dollars.-lol I just received information of a new website begun by one of the residents in Ten Museum park looking to suit the developer:Join me and other owners at 10 Museum Park in our quest to take legal action against the developer who sold us… Read more »
Anonymous
Hugo P
7 years 4 months ago
Take a look at the following article: Corus Bank ordered to submit capital plan http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2009/05/18/daily25.html?page=1 There has been so much talk about foreclosures that people didn’t consider whole banks going into receivership and the FDIC selling the loans at a heavy discount. This is a clear example of what is happening in the market for bulk sales and discount notes. Banks are not willing to lower their price expectations to sell these non performing notes and therefore get stuck in these situations. “The bank has since filed a foreclosure lawsuit in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against the developer of the… Read more »
Anonymous
Kramer
7 years 4 months ago
Found this elsewhere: First Qtr. Sales Miami Beach South Beach (south of fifth street) Number of Sales $PSF 1st qtr. o9 $PSF 2008 Apogee – (one) $1209. $1354. Continuum S. (one) $856. $1074. Continuum N. (five) $875. $929. Icon (three) $533. $724. Murano (two) $1175. $829. Murano Grande (four) $500. $638. Portofino (two) $500. $676. S. Point Tower (zero) $ N/A $619. Yacht Club (two) $545. $548.
Anonymous
AJ
7 years 4 months ago
Condo Swindler, My heart goes out to those who bought a product that they do not know how it would turn out and ended up with a bad product. Before I bought my unit, I have been researching for over 2 years on Locations, buildings, the City, Amenities etc. And when I did buy, I had to look, feel and touch to see what I was buying and last but not the least, how are the building financials and the HOA are. Granted, not everyone had such time and luxury and sheer coincidence and luck. But it is a bit… Read more »
Anonymous
Condo Swindlers
7 years 4 months ago
Kraemer great stats keep em coming-as I am interested to see just how low they will go!!! Especially on High end units as Miami Beach is hurting as far as RAM numbers go for over 1mm $ properties… AJ-I knew that my poost would rattle some feathers and get you back in the game as I have so much more info as an owner in several buildings downtown are concerned-I might even post some off the cuff pictures of what “the neighborhood” is really like to live in as you are beyond wisdom when it comes to the “promises promises”… Read more »
Anonymous
Condo Swindlers
7 years 4 months ago

oh and why does your heart go out its all about business my fellow interested blogger nothing more nothing less if you feel bad your a fool, as again you seem to get it as far as diligence and so many more should get it-

Anonymous
Odd & Sods
7 years 4 months ago

Post #37

The Ace said that it would go as low as $125 and I’ve seen nothing in the economy, job market, real estate market especially Miami or the Obama Nation no make me think otherwise.

Anonymous
MK
7 years 4 months ago

And Where is “ACE” now????He’s NO LONGER around to back up his predictions.

Anonymous
Criterion
7 years 4 months ago

Any thoughts on 1060 Brickell?

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 4 months ago
Heart goes out because these are not flippers. Flippers either took a walk or don’t care about these issues that much. Some end users bought these flats preconstruction to live in them and their gripes are justified. Some got lucky and bought into a good building either by due diligence or sheer coincidence. Others didn’t. The best thing going for all the potential buyers here is that this blog lays thread bare all the pitfalls of buying in each of the 50 odd downtown buildings. Even after this if someone makes the wrong decision, then it is completely their own… Read more »
Anonymous
MK
7 years 4 months ago

THE SMART MONEY IS STILL RENTING.And will continue to until the market bottoms out (maybe 4-5 years) any comments on this?

Anonymous
Joey Myers
7 years 4 months ago

This site sure has a lot of interesting contributers.

Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago
Renter Tom enjoys being a renter as people went from seeing housing as an expense to an investment and back to an expense. Renter Tom no longer runs into people saying that you will make money by simply owning a condo…the silly “condo as an investment” talk is finally gone. Does that mean the bottom is near??? Nope, we gotta ways to go with condos as the risk of buying into a building that is not 100% rock solid financially with stable ownership is still very very large. Renter Tom rarely sees even 15 units with lights on in the… Read more »
Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago

Oh, and this can’t be good…

“Japan’s GDP Declines at 15.2% Annual Rate”

– Iceland is out, Ireland is in serious pain with enormous govt deficits, China has a hard landing, Japan is nearing depression levels, France is well….it has stable socialism despite being anemic for decades, and the list goes on…..

Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 4 months ago

500,000-700,000 jobs lost each month in the US…..the real pain is here and continues as predicted. Incomes stagnant or “zero” if lost job, enthusiasm for real estate is dead, and the wealthy are scared. Means there aren’t a lot of $1M condo buyers out there…..

Anonymous
Joe
7 years 4 months ago
What do you guys think about Continuum North, which is right next to South Pointe Park discussed in this thread? Prices seem to be strong compared to a lot of other buildings, but, in a building with 203 units, MLS shows something like 50 units for sale and another 40-50 units for rent (some are listed for sale *and* for rent, so the exact number of units on the market right now is unclear). I’m guessing even more units might be available but aren’t listed; seems like very few of the high-floor (and presumably highest-price) units seem to be on… Read more »
Anonymous
southbeachsand
7 years 4 months ago
Continuum North still has about 42 units of the 203 units owned by the developer according the miami-dade property records website. Most of the floorplans are oddly designed. Like the small 3 bedroom design with 4 different small balconies (instead of one big wrap around like apogee or cont 1). Or the one bedroom plus den plan, but the den is right near the door like a big closet with no windows. The amenities are top notch and can’t be beat by any other building. Nor can the location. Association Dues are very high, but at least this building offers… Read more »
Anonymous
DJ
7 years 4 months ago
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the job loss numbers that people keep posting are pretty misleading IMO. I think most of these losses are in sectors where the people wouldn’t be in the market for luxury condos…..blue collar, manufacturing jobs, etc. I don’t think the losses have been nearly as pervasive in the professional sector. Not saying the white collar crowd hasn’t been hit, quite to the contrary, but I think these massive job loss numbers don’t paint an accurate picture of the pool of poeple that would be in the market to buy a fancy condo.
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