Photos: Construction Moving Forward at Aston Martin Residences
March 16, 2019
At Aston Martin Residences, digging is now taking place several floors below ground. Two cranes have been installed at the site. Eventually, they will rise 889 feet and 851 feet, making them among the tallest ever in Miami. Aston Martin Residences will include 391 condo residences.
Florida hits all-time record of 126 million visitors
The state's tourism marketing agency reports that Florida welcomed an all-time record number of visitors last year with 126.1 million out-of-state visitors. Visit Florida's Feb. 20 announcement marks the eighth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous record of 118.8 million visitors in 2017 by 6.2 percent. The agency also estimated: A record 111.8 million domestic visitors traveled to Florida in 2018, reflecting a 7.1 percent increase over 2017. Florida saw 10.8 million overseas visitors and 3.5 million Canadians Total enplanements at 18 Florida airports during 2018 increased 7.6 percent over the previous year, with a record…
Renderings: West Brickell’s Future Includes Thousands Of New Residential Units
New renderings show the extent of the transformation that West Brickell will experience over the next five years. Developers are planning at least 3,120 condos, 1,450 hotel rooms, and 390,000 square feet of commercial space in a total of 11 projects slated for completion by 2024. Data and renderings were provided by Habitat Group, which is developing several projects in the area. Habitat’s upcoming West Brickell projects include: Smart Brickell – set to break ground imminently, it will include three towers: Tower 1, a residential condo tower with 100 units; Tower 2, a 100-room hotel and condo tower; and Tower 3, with 97…
Photos: Downtown Miami’s New Tri-Rail Station is complete
March 9, 2019
Downtown Miami’s Tri-Rail station is apparently completed (with Starbucks now under construction at the entrance). Although the station itself looks ready, the best case scenario is for Tri-Rail service to start in late 2019. The delay is caused by a new federal safety requirement called Positive Train Control which needs to be installed and inspected before service can begin. The station includes tracks on the third floor, with two levels of escalators bringing passengers up from the entry level. A pedestrian bridge is also in place connecting to the Government Center Metrorail and Metromover stations.
Swerdlow Group has published new renderings of their Sawyer’s Landing project planned to be built in Overtown. The project will include Retail (290,000 square feet of vertical big-box national retailers), Office (72,000 square feet of Class A offices spread across 4 stories), Residential (506 rental apartments) and Parking, with1,116 parking spaces. Miami’s Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency voted in March 2018 to award the development rights for the property, known as Block 55, to an affiliate of Swerdlow. That affiliate, Downtown Retail Associates LLC, obtained some type of financing from an entity named Block 55 Lender LLC in December. Last year, Swerdlow said that there were Letters…
The possibility of turning Miami into the entrepreneurship capital of the country stirs enthusiasm among investors and local entrepreneurs. In addition to some encouraging signs, the city has the challenge to create a stimulating environment that contributes to innovation. If influential cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, and Austin lead the way, can Miami become the next Silicon Valley with Latin accent and tropical sunshine? The answer is yes. Not only Miami could be included in the list, but it could reach this state with personality and enough style. For this reason, there are many interested in adding to…
215,000 Square Foot addition to Aventura Mall begins construction
March 2, 2019
Esplanade at Aventura, a significant expansion planned to Aventura Mall, is going vertical as of this month. The project will add 215,000 square feet of dining, retail, and entertainment space to the mall, along with a parking garage.
The project 1212 Lincoln started its vertical construction
The five-story project, 1212 Lincoln, on South Beach, has ongoing vertical construction; the project spans an entire block of Alton Road, at the intersection of Lincoln Road. 1212 Lincoln is being developed with a pedestrian-friendly design; the lower two levels will have a food hall style space, with various beverage and food outlets, alongside retail. The project will also count with a CitizenM Hotel and a Wells Fargo Bank (the existing Wells Fargo Bank will be demolished).
Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel's vision for an artfully planned building that encompasses natural elements is now coming to life. Monad Terrace, being built by JDS Development, will offer a stark contrast to the luxury of residential condos, with its discreet, medium-sized and elegant nature-inspired design. The inspiration for the building revolves around a unique point of view. “Monad Terrace’s design identity lies in reflectivity, stemming from the building’s prime spot on Miami’s Biscayne Bay and the way the sun hits the water,” JDS Development CEO Michael Stern said. The waterfront Monad Terrace, directly on the shore of Biscayne Bay, consists of two medium towers and…
Wynwood: Planners unveil a greener and more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood
February 23, 2019
The streetscape of Wynwood could change in the future, with pocket parks, lavish landscaping, a bicycle and wellness loop, and extra woonerfs, a shared street design intended to slow down traffic. This week urban planners revealed their proposals for the streets of the neighborhood at Wynwood Business Improvement District. Michelle Cintron and Ben Hutchens, Arquitectonica GEO vice presidents, revealed an initial version of the plan, and Jennifer Bolstad and Walter Meyer, Local Office Landscape & Urban Design founding principals, presented four types of a woonerf being proposed for Northwest Third Avenue between 25th and 29th streets. With numerous large-scale commercial…