$260 Million Construction Contract Awarded At River Landing

A $260 million contract to build River Landing Shops and Residences at the former Mahi Shrine site has been awarded to Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty Awarded $260 Million US commercial and residential scheme in Miami
04 OCTOBER 2017
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a $260 million contract to build the River Landing Shops and Residences project in Miami for real-estate investment trust, H&R REIT and Urbanx Company in association with real estate developer, Matthews Southwest, a long standing client since 2009.
Located on 8.1 acres along the Miami River, the mixed-use project will offer over 2 million square feet of retail and residences in Miami’s Civic Centre including two residential buildings which will feature 475 rental apartments and, a five-storey shopping centre.
Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said: “This transformational development in the heart of Miami builds on Balfour Beatty’s historical and growing relationship with Matthews Southwest as we expand on our presence in the South Florida market.”
Construction is expected to commence in late 2017 and is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019. At its peak, the project will employ a team of approximately 750.

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Perfect. Especially the river walk. More please.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Re the River Walk, I was surprised to see it that wide. I think most of it is half that width and requires turning sideways to let people by. Unlike Tampa’s, which is wide and usually filled with people on any given day.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Mixed feelings. It’ll be nice to have these big boxes close to the dense population core, but on the other hand there is no nearby mass-transit and this will certainly make traffic worse at the 836-95 interchange.

Oscar
3 years ago

Civic Center Metrorail Station is about a half-mile away.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Civic center station is about a ten minute walk. but in the Miami heat….itll feel like 20

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sorry guys, not a walking area but good to know there is public transportation 10 min away. Unfortunately, Miami was built for cars and we keep building parking lots which will defeat the purpose of this area ever going car-less. Solution: Density with no parking. Easy as 1-2-3

Anonymous
3 years ago

I live in this area and I don’t think rich people will feel comfortable in this neighborhood. There is a lot of bums and criminals emanating from Jackson and the jail.

Anonymous
3 years ago

i guess a soccer stadium is a better destination to walk to than this?

Anonymous
3 years ago

was the Mahi shrine complex demolished?
Shame, that was a beautiful historical building.
I”m all for the development of the river area but that Mahi temple should have been preserved and incorporated in the plans.
Shame

Anonymous
3 years ago

Compared to all the prewar architecture Miami has lost, that 1950s building was nothing of value. Still, this replacement is awful, specifically the shifty windows and boxy nature with little articulation.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This development, alongside the Riverside Wharf, the new soccer stadium, One River Point, and other projects is exactly what the river needs and will help to completely transform the river into the destination Miamians deserve! Slowly but surely the seeds of change are being planted!

Anonymous
3 years ago

It will be a great project. Not sure how successful it will be. The area is definitely hard to get to.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Will they canoe people from Bayside, Miami Beach and Brickell? It will surely be a nice ride from late Fall to early Spring

marc
3 years ago

lol This isn’t some desolate area. There’s plenty of density in the area that will make good use of it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re all over the place ! it will be a great project.. but not sure how successful it will be.. LMAO but .. hurrah for more DENSITY and big box stores !

peej
3 years ago

LOL @ that rendering. Who thought to put the staring tourists within the planters instead of on the stairs?