Parcel B

Work Underway At Parcel B

Parcel B Site

Parcel B Site

Work is underway at the Parcel B site located behind the American Airlines Arena with views of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach. 

The three acre Miami-Dade County owned lot was used as a parking lot during Miami Heat games and concerts at the arena. In recent years the area was also used during the Formula E Miami ePrix in 2015 and was once an area proposed for a 450 foot flag.

Although $315,000 of work is underway with grass and 42 newly planted palm trees, the Miami Herald is reporting that the County is finalizing an agreement that would give control of the site to a group to build a Cuban exile history museum. The group would have five years to raise $99 million to finance the museum.

Work is also being done on the Bay Walk line underneath the PortMiami bridge that will eventually connect it from Edgewater to Brickell.

Proposal To Build 450 Foot Flag Of Gratitude Behind America Airlines Arena

Proposal Site For 450 Foot Flag of Gratitude

Billionaire Miami resident Mike Fernandez wants to build a 450 foot flagpole with the American flag in Downtown Miami. Inspired by a similar idea in Wisconsin, Fernandez thinks this would be a good addition to Miami.

ExMiami is reporting that Fernandez want to build the Flag on Parcel B, which is taxpayer land and located behind the American Airlines Arena. 

The cost would be between $5-10 million and Fernandez said he would pay the cost for the flag. 

Plans have been submitted to the FAA for approval.