Karam Group and Claro Development have brought back to life ambitious plans for their 78-story mixed-use tower 18, also known as 18 At 8th, unveiled back in 2017. Standing tall at 954 feet above the ground and 960 feet above mean sea level, this radiant structure would be located at the southwest corner of South Miami Avenue and Southwest 8th Street and replace an existing single-story strip-mall. Building permits were recently filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), solidifying the progress toward bringing this towering vision to reality. Miami’s Urban Development Review Board has already approved, ensuring that the tower will offer a total of 923,000 square feet of space, including 392 residential units, 66,618 square feet of retail, and 464 parking spaces. With the experienced architects at Nichols Architects, formerly NBWW Architects, at the helm, this tower promises to be a hallmark in Miami’s skyline.
The developers of Miami Worldcenter have completed another 80,000 square feet of lifestyle-driven retail space. The stand-alone building, Block F-East, marks one of the final retail components of the 27-acre project to be delivered as active vertical development continues at the $4 billion mixed-use development in the heart of Downtown Miami. Featuring a modern design enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass, Miami Worldcenter’s ‘Jewel Box’ is located at the confluence of the 7th Street Promenade and World Paseo open-air retail pedestrian streets, directly west of the development’s upcoming citizenM boutique hotel and north of the completed luxury apartment tower Bezel Miami.
YIMBY stopped by the recently opened Arlo Wynwood, a 9-story boutique hotel at 2217 Northwest Miami Court in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Designed by Nichols Architects with interiors by Meyer Davis and developed by Quadrum Global, the 114-foot-tall structure yields 217 rooms, marking the latest installation of the Arlo Hotels brand and the first hotel for the rapidly developing Wynwood area. Plaza Construction served as the general contractor for the development, which officially opened to the public on November 1.
YIMBY recently stopped by The Tampa EDITION Hotel & Residence, a 27-story mixed-use building at the recently completed first phase of Strategic Property Partners’ 56-contiguous-acre Water Street Tampa mixed-use development, addressed as 500 Channelside Drive (Hotel) and 1000 Water Street (Residence). The project was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects alongside Nichols Architects as the architect of record and contains 38 luxury residences and a 5-star, 172-key hotel with interiors appointed and curated by Roman and Williams via Ian Schrager’s EDITION luxury lifestyle brand. Suffolk Construction served as the general contractor for the 319-foot-tall tower, which completed construction earlier this year.
Nearly 25 years since launching in the heart of Downtown Miami, preeminent law Firm Bilzin Sumberg is doubling down on its Florida growth strategy with a significant office lease that will preserve its position as one of the central tenants at the 1450 Brickell office tower. The firm has renewed its lease for nearly 84,000 square feet of space at the Class A building, representing one of the largest law firm footprints in Miami’s urban core. Bilzin Sumberg’s renewal of its lease coincides with an influx of residents, companies, and investment into South Florida, with the Firm pursuing a strategy of steady growth that has solidified its role as a catalyst for business and wealth migration.