Downtown Revitalization: Miami

January 6, 2014 34 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Like many cities, Miami aspires to achieve greatness with its downtown. Judging from the amount of cranes dominating the skyline, Miami is well on its way. Today, Metro Jacksonville's Ennis Davis takes a look at the street scene of one of the country's most rapidly growing downtowns.

The 32-acre Bayfront Park hosts many large events such as the New Year's ball drop, Christmas celebrations and concerts.

The Miami Riverwalk parallels the north side of the Miami River for a mile between Bayside Marketplace and the Riverwalk Metromover Station.

The Brickell Financial District is the epicenter of Miami's banking, investment and financial sectors. Brickell has most of the state's foreign consulates.

Swire Properties' Brickell CityCentre is a $1.05 billion mixed-use development under construction in Brickell, just south of the Miami River. The development includes a 520,000 square-foot shopping center, 120,000 square feet of office space, 120,000 square-foot wellness center, 800 condominiums in two towers, 243 hotel rooms, and 93 serviced apartments.

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