Ribbon-cutting celebrates "greening" of Parcel B, downtown Miami
On Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10 a.m., Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairwoman and District 3 Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, along with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Internal Services Department will officially dedicate new “green” development at Parcel B, a 2.75-acre waterfront parcel that is being revitalized as an open green space. The site is located at 400 NE 8 Street, east of the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.
The improvements include the addition of 42 new Green Malayan coconut trees and new plantings of cordgrass and sod. New underground electrical infrastructure and pull boxes were also added for a future LED lighting project.
The approximate cost for this new development was $162, 500. The project was funded by Miami-Dade County’s Internal Services Department.
“Public green spaces in urban settings provide a much-needed respite for people who live and work nearby. I am very pleased to see the revitalization of this site,” said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. “Residents of District 3 and Miami-Dade County will enjoy these new green features for years to come.”
“I’m extremely proud of this pedestrian-friendly green space,” stated Internal Services Department Director Tara Smith. “Miami-Dade County collectively put a lot of time and effort to create this beautiful area for our residents.”
“Green development makes our downtown corridors more attractive and appealing, adding nature-based amenities that entice people to get outdoors and be active,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Designee Maria Nardi. “This is one of the ways that Miami-Dade Parks is working to build a greener, healthier, and more connected community.”
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.