Image: FDOT-owned parcel being cleared (PAC is seen in right corner of image)
Weeks ago I noticed the demolition of an abandoned building across from (south of) the Carnival Center. Then I started getting questions emailed to me regarding this same issue. The building sat on FDOT owned land (1200 Biscayne – former site of Opus 2)–directly in the path of the proposed route for the I-395. Much has been said about the FDOT plans for the repositioning of the I-395, yet as of late, there has been no word regarding the project progressing.
Image: Empty lot next to the demolition site. This parcel belongs to the Carnival Center.
Could the building’s demolition be new room for temporary parking? Could it be the inevitable removal of an eyesore? Or, could it be that the FDOT is closer to actually starting the repositioning initiative? Whatever the case may be, the Opus 1 and 2 towers plans were halted due to the FDOT’s plans, and now there is activity along the project line. Some activity is better than none at all. We’ll keep a close eye on this.