The once Superfund site (a site that once
held toxic waste or is at risk of being
contaminated by toxic waste) is the largest
reclamation project of its kind
to date in the Florida area. Boca Developers and Miami-Dade County struck
up an agreement for this new residential
community project a few years back.
for a 200 year lease on almost 2,000 acres of
cleaned up land, the developers agreed to
contribute over $30 million dollars to other
County projects. The agreement also stipulated
that for every new high-end home that was built
in Biscayne Landing, another low cost housing
structure would have to be built on the less
desirable parts of the Superfund site.
The entire nation applauds North Miami for this
ongoing attempt to reclaim this old landfill
site. Over the years the work will be difficult
maintaining this land because nobody at this
point is aware of just what types of toxins or
trace toxins could still be left in the dirt
below. In any case, it is a valiant effort by
the Miami-Dade County officials to take on a
project of this magnitude.
Another great place not far from Biscayne
Landing is the Oleta River State Park. This is
the largest urban park listed in the Florida
State Park System.
The park frequently host major extreme games
sports competitions and has always been a
popular spot of the locals who are hesitant to
head out to the busier beaches in Southern
This is a little hidden secret of North Miami
that the locals have decided to advertise to the
growing out of town visitors received annually.
This will allow a nice family get away from the
rock-star style of South Beach.