Planners imagine a restored wetland park based on the deteriorated piers from 53 to 70 with nesting platforms for osprey and eagles. The area currently hosting Walmart and Home Depot will continue to host the big box stores, but will shrink to a more urban-friendly vertical form, with stores fronting Columbus Boulevard and underground parking or a well designed parking garage. The freed land can allow streets to extend across the boulevard and host new residential developments creating a balance of residences, retail, and industry. Neighboring retailers can follow suite with Target, Lowes, IKEA, and Best Buy also going vertical, stacking their facilities freeing up land for new development. These solutions expand the lifespan of these large retailers creating healthy communities and a consistent supply of customers.
Downtown Dadeland near Miami