The Marlins ballpark plans on the Orange Bowl site still face some hurdles (a law suit, another vote) but that hasn’t stopped the city and private firms from working on new development projects around the ballpark. If these ideas materialize, it will only strengthen the notion that the ballpark is anchoring the redevelopment of the area.

Here are some of the latest developments:

  • If you haven’t seen it yet, the Orange Bowl is now completely gone (at a cost of $2,348,050)
  • Plans for an MLS stadium are on hold as the City cannot commit in time to meet deadlines. The city is reserving the right to build one on site at a future date.
  • The city is now focusing on planning and building a 6,000 spot parking garage for the ballpark.
  • The developers of Midtown Miami contacted the city to pitch redevelopment ideas for the area.
  • Ballpark construction and and management contracts should be done by the end of this month.