Miami, Florida, will soon be home to a new Virgin hotel. Dubbed “Virgin Hotels Miami,” the 40-story building will offer close to 250 rooms, all designed after the venture’s signature brand. The hotel will also offer 15,000 square feet of amenity space, including a spa, meeting space, and an entertainment venue.
Applications for building permits have been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two structures at Related Group’s 3.9-acre development site in Brickell, Miami, where the developer plans the One Brickell waterfront-facing mixed-use complex with as many as three towers. The first set of permits reveal a filing for an 897-foot-tall structure, or 901-feet above sea level, specifically at 444 Brickell Avenue. A second set of permits were filed for an 848-foot-tall structure, or 852-feet above sea level, around the northwest corner of the site which is likely 99 Southeast 5th Street. Both permit applications were created and filed on July 15, 2022 and are now under review by the FAA.
Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity rail welcomes two more trains to Orlando, “Bright Green 2” and “Bright Pink 2.” Brightline’s two trains arrived together at Brightline’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility located south of Orlando International Airport, adding to the fleet of trains that will carry passengers between Orlando and South Florida. Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2, six-car trains consisting of two locomotives and four passenger coaches each, left the Siemens Rolling Stock facility in Sacramento on July 8. In total they traveled 3,000 miles across 10 states en route to Florida.
Montage at Midtown is a new multi-family venture slated for Fort Myers, Florida. The million-dollar venture will offer 321 units on a 4.71-acre plot. According to the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, the project will deliver three buildings: a four-story residential building, a five-story amenity building, and a six-story, 585-spot parking garage.
OKO Group and Cain International have broken ground on their next joint venture development, One River Fort Lauderdale, a 34-story tower located at 629 Southeast 5th Avenue that will yield 365,203-square-feet including 251 high-end apartments, 2,600 square feet of ground level retail space and a 6-story, 337-space parking garage. On Friday, July 22nd, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held at the site to commemorate the start of construction. Notable attendees included City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, and Vice Mayor Ben Sorensen. The groundbreaking announcement follows recent news that the development team secured $97.2 million in financing from Bank OZK and JVP Management to help fund construction of the tower. Construction is expected to be completed in late 2024.