Megaproject ahoy! Chetrit Group wants to build four sixty-story towers of 1,449 condo units total, a marina, a 300 room hotel, offices, commercial, retail, marina, and a river walk on two-ish blocks of Miami River-fronting property in the western fringes of Brickell, right smack next to I-95. It's perhaps the biggest sign yet that Miami's urban core is moving west, and picturesquely up the Miami River.
The site is bordered by SW Seventh Street, SW 2nd Avenue, and SW Third Avenue, land that currently happens to contain Finnegan's River and ubiquitous landscape architect Raymond Jungles' office. They're planning to apply for a 'Special Area Plan' for the project, just like other megaprojects like Miami Worldcenter and the Design District have, but it's not quite the 9 acres required of such a plan, so the city would include some of the neighboring Jose Marti Park, making the city a co-applicant of the deal, which seems a little fishy. No pun intended, ha, ha.
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