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County recommends turning lot on Miami River into greenspace

Developer-affiliated foundation would spend $4M on improvements
January 22, 2015 12:45PM

Rendering of River Landing's retail space

Rendering of River Landing’s retail space

Miami-Dade commissioners have reportedly recommended handing over a county parking lot on the Miami River to the River Landing Conservation Foundation so that it can be developed into a public green space.

The foundation, affiliated with the River Landing development, will make improvements to the triangular lot at 1280 Northwest 11th Street and has agreed to spend nearly $4 million on the project.

The public amenity, which is set to include green space, a sea wall and a public riverwalk, would be an accent to the mixed-use River Landing Shops and Residences, an eight-acre development at 1480 Northwest North River Drive, Miami Today reported.

The resolution, which is expected to be reviewed by the full county commission next month, calls for the work to be completed within three years with a possible extension of up to another three years for construction of the seawall. The land would revert back to the county if conditions are not met, the publication reported.

The foundation would have the right to hold public shows and fairs on the site for up to 30 days each year. [Miami Today]William J. Gorta