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And Now, The Curbed Miami Megadevelopment Heatmap

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Miami is a city of size queens. Bigger is better, which explains the current crop of megraprojects either in development or under construction. Curbed Miami's previous attempts at a development heatmap have always fallen a little flat, because we tried to put every development going on in the city in one map, but we always left the vast majority off, and well, it was random and rather pointless. So, here ye, here ye is the first comprehensive Curbed Miami Megadevelopment Heatmap, a map of all of the big megadevelopments happening in Miami—either under construction or in development—at the moment. We'd like to thank the tireless work of our intern, Nicolas Bogdan, for the help. And now, on to the map.


· Curbed Miami development heatmap [Curbed Miami]

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1. Brickell City Centre

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A collection of seven towers, five of which are currently under construction in Phase I, and an elevated shopping mall with road-spanning skyways, Brickell City Centre is a goliath of a megaproject.

2. Design District Mallification

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3841 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

The sleepy design/furniture/architecture-oriented Design District is mid-construction for its conversion to a high end shopping district. Haute retail brands like Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Dior have already opened up shop while construction workers practically build a mall around them.

3. Faena District

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3301 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Just like he did back home, Argentine developer Alan Faena purchased practically an entire neighborhood (perhaps comparable in size to the Design District, but probably a little smaller) and is turning it into another neighborhood. He's restoring the historic Versailles and Saxony hotels, constructing a new residential tower, and adapting or adding to another historic building which he plans to use as an art center and function space.

4. Downtown Doral

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Downtown Doral is basically a massive attempt to turn a textbook example of land-gobbling suburban sprawl into a functioning, dense, urban core. It's an insta-city.

5. Paraiso Bay

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660 Northeast 31st Street
Miami, FL 33137

With 790 units coming to two bayfront towers, and multiple towers planned behind them including one with interiors by Karim Rashid (his follow up act to mybrickell as it were), the Related Group has big, big plans for Paraiso Bay in Edgewater. And they have the land to do it on, having purchased everything to Biscayne Boulevard.

6. Miami World Center

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USA
Miami, FL

Miami World Center was a megaproject at the scale of Brickell City Centre that stalled during the Great Recession, but news reports of major land purchases, a large convention hotel, and confirmed department store tenants all point to the project being very much alive again.

7. One Brickell

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801 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

Replacing an absolutely anonymous concrete box of a building and the sprawling parking deck out back, One Brickell is the multi-towered megaproject the Related Group is building to outdo itself, specifically to outdo its pre-recession Icon Brickell project, directly across the street. No renderings, and few design details have been yet released.

8. Brickell Heights

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850 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

Four words: Mini Brickell City Centre. Next to the city-sized Brickell City Centre is this trio of condo towers that (guess who?) the Related Group is building. Ok, it doesn't have all the signature elements of City Centre, but the scale of the project could certainly have been influenced by the big daddy next door.

9. Panorama Tower

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1101 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

The tower that recently lost out on its would-be status as Miami's tallest to one of Brickell City Centre's flock of sky rises, Panorama Tower will still not be diminutive in any way, rising a more than respectable 830 feet.

10. Resorts World Miami

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1 Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132

Genting, the casino conglomerate, has already thrown plenty of money down this bottomless pit, so they want the thing built, but without legalized resort-style gambling, that is so not happening. Until then, the old Miami Herald building will be deteriorating away in a sea of asphalt, in the middle of Miami.

11. Port of Miami Tunnel

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1050 MacArthur Cswy
Miami, FL 33132

This big-ass tunnel will connect PortMiami directly with the interstate highway system, by way of going underneath Miami's "Cruise Ship Row" i.e. Government Cut. It will be quite the dramatic entrance, and it opens in May.

12. Skyrise Miami

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401 Biscayne Boulevard, Bayside Marketplace
Miami, FL 33132

Oy, if this thing actually gets built, than Curbed is a monkey's uncle. It "could" break ground as early as May, supposedly. At least couldn't it be shaped like a giant M instead of an R? Where do they think we are, Richmond?

13. Future FEC Miami Station

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200 Northwest 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128

Picture this: elevated train tracks approach an elevated station, with streets open to traffic underneath, a grand train hall, and towers above. Yep, it's a victorian wet dream, and everyone in Miami is invited to Miami's over-the-top rail station of the future.

14. Museum Park

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1075 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Two new world-class museums, of art and science, bookending an outdoor plaza with access to public transportation, and all of this will be in the middle of a verdant green waterfront park.

15. South Runway

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100 Terminal Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport needed a bigger runway, but whoops US-1 is in the way. What to do? Why, build over and above it, why not? And that's what they're doing.

16. Biscayne Landing

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14951 Royal Oaks Ln
North Miami, FL 33181

A huge, but still not particularly interesting megaproject in the works, Biscayne Landing will be populating the former landfill between Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus and Biscayne Boulevard with such ho-hum things as rental towers, auto dealerships, and big box stores, or so we've heard so far.

17. Island Gardens

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Despite the Related Group itself backing out the project, the original planners of the vastly delayed Island Gardens project on Watson Island, consisting of two towers, a mall, and a megayacht marina, insist they are going forward with it. Where they have all of a sudden gotten the money which they have had such a hard time coming up with in the past is anyone's guess, but the Yacht & Brokerage show has already announced an expansion there in 2015, and not a shovel has yet touched the ground. (Update = the Y&B show is saying 2016. Still, very tight)

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1. Brickell City Centre

Miami, FL

A collection of seven towers, five of which are currently under construction in Phase I, and an elevated shopping mall with road-spanning skyways, Brickell City Centre is a goliath of a megaproject.

2. Design District Mallification

3841 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

The sleepy design/furniture/architecture-oriented Design District is mid-construction for its conversion to a high end shopping district. Haute retail brands like Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Dior have already opened up shop while construction workers practically build a mall around them.

3841 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

3. Faena District

3301 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Just like he did back home, Argentine developer Alan Faena purchased practically an entire neighborhood (perhaps comparable in size to the Design District, but probably a little smaller) and is turning it into another neighborhood. He's restoring the historic Versailles and Saxony hotels, constructing a new residential tower, and adapting or adding to another historic building which he plans to use as an art center and function space.

3301 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Downtown Doral

Doral, FL

Downtown Doral is basically a massive attempt to turn a textbook example of land-gobbling suburban sprawl into a functioning, dense, urban core. It's an insta-city.

5. Paraiso Bay

660 Northeast 31st Street, Miami, FL 33137

With 790 units coming to two bayfront towers, and multiple towers planned behind them including one with interiors by Karim Rashid (his follow up act to mybrickell as it were), the Related Group has big, big plans for Paraiso Bay in Edgewater. And they have the land to do it on, having purchased everything to Biscayne Boulevard.

660 Northeast 31st Street
Miami, FL 33137

6. Miami World Center

USA, Miami, FL

Miami World Center was a megaproject at the scale of Brickell City Centre that stalled during the Great Recession, but news reports of major land purchases, a large convention hotel, and confirmed department store tenants all point to the project being very much alive again.

USA
Miami, FL

7. One Brickell

801 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Replacing an absolutely anonymous concrete box of a building and the sprawling parking deck out back, One Brickell is the multi-towered megaproject the Related Group is building to outdo itself, specifically to outdo its pre-recession Icon Brickell project, directly across the street. No renderings, and few design details have been yet released.

801 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

8. Brickell Heights

850 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130

Four words: Mini Brickell City Centre. Next to the city-sized Brickell City Centre is this trio of condo towers that (guess who?) the Related Group is building. Ok, it doesn't have all the signature elements of City Centre, but the scale of the project could certainly have been influenced by the big daddy next door.

850 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

9. Panorama Tower

1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

The tower that recently lost out on its would-be status as Miami's tallest to one of Brickell City Centre's flock of sky rises, Panorama Tower will still not be diminutive in any way, rising a more than respectable 830 feet.

1101 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

10. Resorts World Miami

1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132

Genting, the casino conglomerate, has already thrown plenty of money down this bottomless pit, so they want the thing built, but without legalized resort-style gambling, that is so not happening. Until then, the old Miami Herald building will be deteriorating away in a sea of asphalt, in the middle of Miami.

1 Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132

11. Port of Miami Tunnel

1050 MacArthur Cswy, Miami, FL 33132

This big-ass tunnel will connect PortMiami directly with the interstate highway system, by way of going underneath Miami's "Cruise Ship Row" i.e. Government Cut. It will be quite the dramatic entrance, and it opens in May.

1050 MacArthur Cswy
Miami, FL 33132

12. Skyrise Miami

401 Biscayne Boulevard, Bayside Marketplace, Miami, FL 33132

Oy, if this thing actually gets built, than Curbed is a monkey's uncle. It "could" break ground as early as May, supposedly. At least couldn't it be shaped like a giant M instead of an R? Where do they think we are, Richmond?

401 Biscayne Boulevard, Bayside Marketplace
Miami, FL 33132

13. Future FEC Miami Station

200 Northwest 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33128

Picture this: elevated train tracks approach an elevated station, with streets open to traffic underneath, a grand train hall, and towers above. Yep, it's a victorian wet dream, and everyone in Miami is invited to Miami's over-the-top rail station of the future.

200 Northwest 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128

14. Museum Park

1075 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Two new world-class museums, of art and science, bookending an outdoor plaza with access to public transportation, and all of this will be in the middle of a verdant green waterfront park.

1075 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

15. South Runway

100 Terminal Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport needed a bigger runway, but whoops US-1 is in the way. What to do? Why, build over and above it, why not? And that's what they're doing.

100 Terminal Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

16. Biscayne Landing

14951 Royal Oaks Ln, North Miami, FL 33181

A huge, but still not particularly interesting megaproject in the works, Biscayne Landing will be populating the former landfill between Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus and Biscayne Boulevard with such ho-hum things as rental towers, auto dealerships, and big box stores, or so we've heard so far.

14951 Royal Oaks Ln
North Miami, FL 33181

17. Island Gardens

Miami, FL 33132

Despite the Related Group itself backing out the project, the original planners of the vastly delayed Island Gardens project on Watson Island, consisting of two towers, a mall, and a megayacht marina, insist they are going forward with it. Where they have all of a sudden gotten the money which they have had such a hard time coming up with in the past is anyone's guess, but the Yacht & Brokerage show has already announced an expansion there in 2015, and not a shovel has yet touched the ground. (Update = the Y&B show is saying 2016. Still, very tight)