A Waterfront ‘Restaurant Row’ Is Planned On The Miami River, With Up To 7 Restaurants

The Miami River will soon be activated in a formerly desolate area, thanks to newly unveiled plans from a project that is already under construction.

River Landing, which broke ground in March 2017, will include a Restaurant Row facing the Miami River, the developers announced this week.

A total of 25,500 square feet is being leased as restaurant space on the ground floor facing a new riverfront green area and walkway. Up to 7 restaurants will divide the space, with the developers open to a range of options from fine dining to fast casual.

“During the planning process, we met with neighbors and city officials. Everyone agreed that the area was starving for well-positioned concept restaurants on the water,” said Andrew Hellinger, a principal with Coral Gables-based UrbanX Group. Hellinger is a co-developer of the project, along with partner Coralee Penabad.

It will become one of the few waterfront Restaurant Rows in all of South Florida, the developers say. It also benefits from being in a densely populated area where thousands of residential units are under construction or recently completed, and is easily accessible via water, highway, and mass transit.

The 2-million-square-foot development includes an urban multi-level retail center with Publix Super Markets, Burlington Stores, TJ Maxx, West Marine, Ross Dress For Less, AT&T, Chase Bank, and Hobby Lobby as tenants. It also includes 528 market-rate apartments, more than 2,200 parking spaces, green space, and a 50-foot-wide linear park along the riverfront. Opening is scheduled for early 2020.

Update: BC Architects is the project architect. Jonathan Cardello of Stantec was the original designer.

Savino & Miller Design Studio is the landscape architect for the project, including design of the linear park and other public spaces.

 

 

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Anonymous

50′ wide linear park! Props to these guys!

Anonymous

What a view these residents will have of the skyline.

Anonymous

water taxi please say yes

Anonymous

Yeah, just keep polluting the water with diesel fuel.

Anonymous

Hey a Gondola would be fine…

Anonymous

When the Biltmore Hotel opened it offered guests rides on imported Venetian gondolas on the canals between the hotel and their private Tahiti Beach (now in Cocoplum) on Biscayne Bay.

Anonymous

Hopefully the previously announced Chik fil a is one of the restaurants

Anonymous

Yes it is! Chik Fil A is part of this project!

Anonymous

Man, a 1200 footer along with a 1000 footer near it somewhere by the 7th st. apartments would look awesome from that view of the skyline.

suomynona

Where?

Anonymous

Was this not the project where AMC Theaters were supposed to open? What happened does anyone know?

Anonymous

They pulled out and developer is still looking for tenant for the top floor where the theater was going to be. Also from this we can see the whole project is delayed again since it was supposed to open next year.

Kevin Kingtana

You were watching too much NETFLIX

Anonymous

Fantastic!

Anonymous

Hobby Lobby? As Alton Benes would say, “Those bastards.”

Anonymous

What’s wrong with Hobby Lobby? Arts and crafts don’t really interest me, but it’s a lucrative business.

Anonymous

The billion dollar company with thousands of employees didn’t want to pay for health insurance for employees through the Affordable Care Act because the Feds wanted the company– like all companies– to include coverage for contraceptives. Hobby Lobby argued before the Supreme Court that such a demand was unethical to its owners who were Evangelical Christians. http://bit.ly/2xH0va5 However, unlike other Evangelical Christian ran companies, they have no problem selling stuff to the LGBTQ community. Unless, of course, its stuff to make a wedding cake.

Anonymous

But I bet they’ll sell condoms or pay for an abortion if they find out their daughter or son was screwing a Muslim.

Alex

“Pipe down chorus boy”

Anonymous

Excellent.
Not doing this would be borderline “design malpractice”.

Anonymous

Except for Publix, worst retail tenant lineup ever… They already have these shops on Coral Way and nobody shops there.

What happened to AMC and LA Fitness?

Anonymous

That garage is very imposing on the area.

Anonymous

Agreed. Can I offer you a mixed-use project with your parking garage?

Anonymous

Have you heard what is happening with public transportation in Miami lately???

Anonymous

Nobody cares about transit. I don’t want to sit next to a street person either trying to get money or attack me. Happened once going to a Heat game, a bum “street preacher” tried to rob me. Location: I’d be a little squeamish eating near the health department, since that’s the lab where they research TB and all the yucky stuff

Anonymous

Are you eating cheese while you whine?

Anonymous

Maybe the parking lots to the west can be redeveloped with minimal parking, so the garage takes the courthouse parking?