Miami World Center
I’ve been on vacation for the past week but I have kept up with the comments that have been left about the Arts District and Park West. While both sides of the argument have valid points, I tend to side with AJ more than the others. I don’t consider the Arts District or Park West dangerous. It may have some shady characters at night but which neighborhood in a large city doesn’t? When I lived in Chicago, I lived in a neighborhood called the Gold Coast for a few years. It was, and still is, one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago. A mile away, however, was the housing project called Cabrini Green which had the reputation for being one of the worst neighborhoods in the NATION!
Cabrini Green has since been relocated to another area. My point is that large cities take time to transition. Park West and the Arts District of Miami are in their early stages of transitioning. There are several proposed city improvements for these two neighborhoods that will transform them. One of these proposed improvements is the Miami World Center. Take a look at their website to view various renderings of what the area behind 900 Biscayne Bay, Ten Museum Park and Marina Blue will look like once this plan is implemented. Again, it will take some time, however. The Miami World Center plan will probably not become a realization for another 5-7 years but when it does it will provide the infrastructure that is much needed in that area. My bet is that Edgewater and Park West will be among the best neighborhoods to live in about 10 years.
Update: The Mall at Miami Worldcenter is scheduled to break ground by the end of 2014. Reservations for condos at Paramount Miami Worldcenter will start on November 18, 2014.