Miami-Dade County has initiated a Request For Proposals to enter into a long-term public-private partnership to redevelop 17 contiguous acres of County-owed land within the 28-acre Government Center District in Downtown Miami. The bidding process opened this past Tuesday for the redevelopment project, which the county branded as MetroCenter, and the property comprises 11 primary sites spanning multiple blocks west of the Government Center Metrorail Station and east of the I-95 Expressway. The chosen Master Developer will have the opportunity to lead the development of up to 23.7 million square feet of space which could include anywhere between 6,000 to 8,500 residential units mixed between affordable and market rates, educational facilities, transportation advancements, cultural amenities and open spaces, commercial spaces, hospitality spaces, and retail establishments. These uses would be spread throughout multiple structures that could rise 550 to 770 feet, with the objective of creating a seamless, active, self-sustaining, urban neighborhood.
The Morgan Group, Inc., a Houston-based developer, hopes to turn the Macy’s into a residential housing community. Plans show that developers intend on moving forward with 356 apartments.
Ken Griffin’s Citadel, a multinational hedge fund and financial services firm, signed the largest office lease to date at the under construction 830 Brickell, a 55-story Class A-Plus office tower that just recently topped off in Miami’s Brickell Financial District. The firm is taking up 90,000 square feet of space across six floors at the 724-foot-tall tower, which is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gil Architecture with interiors by Iosa Ghini Associati and developed by Vlad Doronin’s OKO Group and Jonathan Goldstein’s Cain International. Construction is expected to complete later this year, anticipated to yield nearly 640,000 square feet of space. Civic Construction is managing construction with Ant Yapi.
Property Markets Group (PMG) and Greybrook Realty Partners recently hosted an unveiling event to celebrate the launch of The Elser Hotel & Residences, a 49-story new construction luxury condominium tower at 398 Northeast 5th Street. Set in the heart of Downtown Miami with unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, guests enjoyed a live band, experiential performances and endless champagne. Remarks were given by Ryan Shear, Managing Partner of PMG, and the PMG Residential sales team, Alejandra Castillo, Christian Tupper, Daiana Quiceno, Aura Aragon and Karine Carvalho. Designed by Sieger Suarez Architects with interior architecture and design by Cotofana Designs, The Elser Hotel & Residences will deliver the only new, fully furnished and move-in-ready residences to Downtown Miami this summer. The property will allow owners to enter a short-term rental program with daily rental options through The Elser Hotel & Residences Owners Program, managed by industry-leading management company Highgate.
Make no mistake––Grande Pointe and Pointe Grande Apartments are not the same housing community. We recently reported on Pointe Grande Apartments, a multi-family complex offering 300 units in Palm Coast, Florida. Grand Pointe, on the other hand, is a planned housing development slated for Gifford, Florida.