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.