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Developer Plans Riverfront Megaproject For Normal People

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Last week a developer, a one Andrew Hellinger, submitted plans to the city for a two tower, $150 million megaproject on the site of the old Mahi Shrine building, the home of those fez-wearing shriners, wedged between the Health District and the Miami River that - get this - will be geared towards actual middle class people. Yes Virginia, Miami could actually get a megaproject that isn't full of luxury shopping, valet parking, pet concierges, and that sort of thing. The two-towered project is planned to have 440 residential units, a building of vertically stacked big box stores, and a lushly planted river walk.
· Massive retail and residential project would replace Mahi River Shrine [Miami Herald]
· Developer awaits approval for mixed-use project on Miami River [DBR]