The Real Deal Miami

Urban promenade proposed for space under Metrorail

March 06, 2014 03:45PM

Renderings of the Brickell Market plans

Renderings of the Brickell Market plans

Urbanists Douglas Thompson and Ebru Ozer are hatching a new plan to give the Brickell neighborhood some public space.

The plan, dubbed Brickell Market, calls for an urban promenade with gardens, fountains, and market areas under the existing tracks that extend north from the Brickell Metrorail Station, according to Curbed.

“We believe that the Brickell neighborhood is sorely lacking in quality public spaces,” the duo said. “One of the ideas that we felt strongly about and felt could be implemented, was reuse of the space under the Metrorail line adjacent to the Brickell station. We have often thought that this neglected public space is vastly underutilized and has the potential to be a great community space.”

Currently, Thompson and Ozer are pursuing grants and attempting to arrange meetings with the county. [Curbed] Christopher Cameron