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For Immediate Release:
February 07, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Seeks Proposals from Developers for a Pier Beachfront Restaurant at Haulover Park


To advance its new Haulover Park General Plan, Miami-Dade County, through its Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, is seeking qualified developers to develop a one-acre beachfront site situated along the Atlantic Ocean into a “turn-key” recreational Fishing Pier and casual Beachfront Restaurant. The Department invites interested parties to learn more about the project and provide their feedback at a workshop, taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 12, 2013 at the Bill Bird Marina Dockmaster Building at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami.

“This is an exciting opportunity to have a role in realizing our community's vision of revitalizing Haulover Park as a vibrant, sustainable world-class tourist destination and one of the most unique public spaces around,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The park's outstanding beach and marina amenities, combined with its magnificent ocean views, position this new development as a great economic investment in our community's future.”

This location was the prior site of the highly popular Lighthouse Restaurant, a seafood themed restaurant that operated from the 1940s until its demolition after a fire in the 1960s, as well as the Haulover Fishing Pier, which operated from the mid-1950s until it was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The new fishing pier and its restaurant will be located on Haulover Cut and will carry on the beloved art deco themed architecture traditional to the park.

“In some ways this endeavor will be an historical reconstruction for Haulover Park, which has earned its place among Miami-Dade County's most popular beaches. It will also provide this park's visitors with even more opportunities for recreation and enjoyment than ever before,” said Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys.

Further information on the project is available at the Miami-Dade County Parks web site: and titled “Haulover Park Pier Beachfront Restaurant.” All questions and contact should be directed to Andrew Zawoyski, Chief Negotiator ISD, Procurement Mgmt. Services, 111 NW 1 St., Suite 1300, Miami, FL 33128.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department: Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/ .

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation .

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