“We are trying to create an urban park which is inspired by our neighbor Jose Marti Park,” said Kobi Karp, the project’s architect. “We have some large, luxury penthouses but the majority of units are for people who want to have urban living next to the river, next to Brickell City Centre and right across the bridge from the downtown Miami.”
The project will be named after its location: Miami River. Retail, restaurants, office space, a hotel and several boat slips are also planned.
And on the north bank, near the health district around Jackson Memorial Hospital, another developer is planning something new for the river: a shopping center with market-rate rental apartments.
The project, dubbed River Landing, will be on the site of the old Mahi Shrine Auditorium, a long-time event space that was demolished last year. It is located near Miami-Dade criminal courthouse.