Brickell Flatiron Park, that on-again, off-again Raymond Jungles-designed park in Brickell, could be saved. Mallory Kauderer, the developer of that wedge of land and the veritable parade of projects that at various times have been planned for it, is open to turning the southern half of his property - the entire portion that he had once planned for the temporary park - into a permanent public park. That's a whole lot more park land than the little tip he had originally offered the city in exchange for the Allen Morris Park parklette that he wants to build on adjacent to the other side of his site.
According to an article in the Herald, he's already in discussions with the city about it, saying "If we can work with the city, and it's economically viable for me, I'm willing to do it." Ok, so he's still in it for his own self interest, and he probably wouldn't have made a ton of money off of his latest proposal for the plot - a single story retail space - but at least the man is open to the idea, and for that he deserves a fair amount of credit. And the city gets one of its most anticipated new public spaces
· Brickell Flatiron Park coverage [Curbed Miami]
· Cash-strapped city tries swapping land for new public parks [Miami Herald]