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Bayside Marketplace to undergo much-needed makeover in October

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Thank the real estate gods

Rendering of an updated Bayside Marketplace
via Zyscovich Architects

"Extensive renovations" of Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami are scheduled to begin in October, per the South Florida Business Journal.

Zyscovich Architects recently revealed its designs for the property, which is managed by General Growth Properties and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. through a ground lease with the city. In the first phase of the project, the 140,850 square feet of outdoor common areas will receive a renovation, including a new paint scheme, piers, bulkheads, new flooring on the upper levels, new stairs and railings, improved restrooms, enhanced tenant signage, lighting and landscaping.

Fantastic news.

Bayside is still a fun place to take visiting friends for elite people-watching or watching games at Hooters, but it desperately is in need of some upgrading. With so many people moving to the Downtown Miami area it could really use a big-box tenant.

The next phase of renovations, led by Zyscovich Architects, includes doubling the size of its parking garage and adding retail space along Biscayne Boulevard. SkyRise Miami is also in the pipeline.

Bayside will likely never be able to compete with grandiose new projects like the nearly complete Brickell City Centre or the upcoming Paramount Miami Worldcenter but it has one distinct advantage: It’s on the water.

Have a first look at the changes by Zyscovich Architects below.

Bayside Marketplace

401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida