On Friday, January 6th live music, hanging lights, vendors, and most importantly, people, occupied one of the parking medians on Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami from 7pm until midnight. In partnership with the Miami Downtown Development Authority, Moonlighter Makerspace, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, and with seed funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation, Street Plans led the build of the very first temporary pedestrian promenade in Downtown Miami.
Biscayne Green transformed two parking medians into public spaces, complete with a dog park, playground, terrace, open lawn, and entertainment venue. Street Plans also painted crosswalks, and implemented a dedicated bus/bike lane and on-street parallel parking lane. These interventions are meant to support the Miami Downtown Development Authority’s long-term vision of a more pedestrian-oriented Biscayne Boulevard.
The project will be programmed for two more weeks by Prism Creative Group, with dance, music, food, and exercise events.