“Flagler Street shall reclaim its proud  and distinctive heritage as the City of Miami’s iconic main street…A vibrant,  walkable and historic shopping district.”

‐Vision of Flagler Street Task Force

South Miami Real Estate news site, The Real Deal, put together this great article that perfectly describes the beautification project for one of the most important streets in Miami.

The project started in our coworking space building , 66 W Flagler street, and it is expected to be completed late 2017. StartHub members are really excited to develop their businesses in a beautiful and renovated Flagler Street.
Flagler Street

Downtown Miami’s historic Flagler Street have begun with the groundbreaking of the $13 million renovation and beautification project.

The project, geared to modernize downtown Miami and make it more pedestrian friendly, includes new bike racks, enhanced crosswalks, new street lighting, upgraded sidewalks and oak trees. Moveable railroad gates will also be incorporated to block traffic during events and steel train rail details will be added along the sidewalks.

Flagler Street

Miami-based Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, along with the city and the DDA task force developed the plan. The city of Miami, Miami-Dade County, the Miami Downtown Development Authority and property owners are funding the project.

Downtown was one of the earliest areas to be developed in Miami in the 1890s. During that time Henry Flagler, principal of Standard Oil, founded Florida East Coast Railway, which today owns All Aboard Florida. The project will begin near AllAboard’s Miami Central station and move toward Biscayne Boulevard.

The renovation will focus on the half-mile stretch between the Miami-Dade County Courthouse and Biscayne Boulevard, according to a release. That area includes Olympia Theater, the Alfred DuPont building, the Art Deco-style building that houses La Epoca, a boutique department store.

Flagler Street

Brian Alonso, co-owner of La Epoca and co-chair of the DDA’s Flagler Street task force, previously told The Real Deal that the improvements will complement planned development in the area, and will be oriented toward restaurants and “interesting retail.”

Prices for commercial properties on and near Flagler Street have soared over the last two years, with developer and investor Moishe Mana leading the resurgence. Mana has spent more than $200 million downtown on buildings, parking lots and garages.

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