555 River House Submitted To Miami’s Urban Development Review Board

Plans for 555 River House have been submitted for review by Miami’s UDRB.

In a letter, representatives of the developer said they are proposing to improve the Property with a mixed-use project consisting of three interconnected buildings designed by world-renowned architect Carlos Zapata. The project contains 168 lodging units, 39 residential units, 90,000 square feet of office space and 23,300 square feet of commercial space, along with related amenities and parking.

According to the developers, the project provides a contemporary design that draws inspiration from the history of the Miami River and its industrial character. The project’s design reflects the openness and connectivity of the Miami River through the use of green walls and a transparent parking structure that allows for natural light and breezes. The proposed architectural palette includes organic materials that arc in harmony with the property’s setting including steel and concrete formed within reflective glass structures to render expansive open spaces. The project will also maintain its marina and boat dockage.

The project’s design responds primarily to human scale and pedestrian interests, the developer wrote. The project uses its waterfront location to provide enhanced public access to the Miami River. The project will provide nearly 600 feet of inviting public riverwalk with landscaping and other improvements in accordance with the city’s waterfront design standards. The proposed riverwak creates a unique space which promotes pedestrian interaction.

The Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal at a meeting on July 17. Seven waivers are being requested from Miami 21 zoning code requirements.

Carlos Zapata Studio and O’Donnell Dannwolf and Partners are the architects.

 

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Anonymous

Gorgeous project.
Please do more like this along Coral Way and West Brickell

Anonymous

damn, The Urban Development Review Board is going be busy on July 17th.

Anonymous

I like the diagram which shows the project as being 179 linear feet from the Culmer Station… INCLUDING pole vaulting over the river !!! LMAO

Anonymous

Awesome!!!!

Anonymous

Rooftop cannon will shoot folks across.

Anonymous

They should have a zipline connected from the roof to the platform level at Culmer for faster commuter access.

Anonymous

I like the project, I just think it’s a bit too large for the area. There should be limits to the size of the buildings next to the water otherwise you have a wall.

Anonymous

Do you know how big the Miami river is? There are plenty of dead spots.

Anonymous

Yes I do. I live around the corner from there! I’m not against building im jus staying it has to be in proportion to the neighborhood. There are houses around there that are next to the river. This is just too big. Have you been to Sunny Isles?? Look at that wall that basically took over the beach!

Anonymous

Build on th le dead spots. That’s fine!!! But respect the houses around.

Anonymous

I think the project is too small. These nimbys need to get out of the way and only then can Miami stop it with the dinkyness.

Anonymous

Too small?? If you don’t live in the neighborhood then you have NOTHING to say!!

Anonymous

vietnam vet, born and raised in Miami.. that means I can whatever the f**k I want.

Anonymous

Hahaha. Ok there GI JOE! I don’t care if you are a 5 star general. The people who live in the neighborhood should have a vote on whats happening in front of their house! Isn’t that their right???

Anonymous

No it is not. How could it be “their right” to tell someone else what they can or cannot build on their own private property?

chino

No, if you strongly feel that your “neighborhood rights” have been violated file a lawsuit for not asking you first.

Anonymous

Vietnam? That wasn’t a real war.

Anonymous

Stand in front of my M-16 rifle when I shoot and then tell me it’s not a “real bullet” when I take your arm off.

Anonymous

Take it easy trumpy! Wow! You just want to shoot someone? You nut job!!

Anonymous

Nut job?

Sorry, but I grew up in another era when men where men and not some sensitive “girlie man” BS type soft lifestyle you were raised in.

Anonymous

The river will become Miami’s version of the Champs-Élysées

Anonymous

Or the Naviglio in Milan

Anonymous

One part looks beautiful and cutting edge modern. The other part looks like a jail or a low income public housing project… 🙁

Anonymous

Renowned? More like notorious…for ruining historic buildings. At least this is new construction!

Anonymous

What?!?!?! Jealousy at its best!.

The article is about a project.

Anonymous

Wow! I can’t wait to see this building look completely boring and nothing at all like this sexy rendering once finished!

Anonymous

I hope they are not planning to use that type of marketing material for their sales; the water does not reflect the beautiful and warm water of Miami, lighting comes from all over, no real effort in showcasing this at its best…..

Anonymous

I love the sleek curvy side with the green wall. The other needs some work. I’m not saying it necessarily has to look the same, but at least more tidy and commensurate.

Anonymous

Zapata needs to do more work in Miami!!

Shawn Kouri

In case if you haven’t noticed, that is Over Town Miami where this thing is going. You’ll notice in the last picture that shows an areal view of this mixed-used project. This is a neighborhood that needs help already and is due for a gentrification. 555 River House and its hotel, small condo, and offices would create many new jobs and will be a small component along with Miami Worldcenter in gentrifying Over Town. If groundbreaking happens by the end of the year, it would be opened between late 2020 and summer 2021. Since it would be built with organic materials, this may be a LEED Green certified building.

Anonymous

That is not “Over Town.” Boy I really hate it when people like you say something and really don’t know what you’re talking about.

Anonymous

Love the project, but is anyone else surprised and a little befuddled by the location?

Anonymous

you don’t know the area do you. There are million dollar homes across the river.

this area is up and coming.

chino

This will eventually become an industrial like junk yard…awful design

Anonymous

Laugh out loud! !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Approved, NIMBYs be damned!!