Another 330 Apartments About To Come Online In Edgewater At Blu27

Get ready for hundreds more residents to move into the Biscayne Boulevard Corridor.

Blu27 at Edgewater (formerly Biscayne 27) is nearly complete.

The project includes 330 units in an eight story building at 2701 Biscayne Boulevard. A 380-space parking garage is also included, after a 30 percent parking reduction from zoning requirements.

The Richman Group, one of the nation’s largest apartment owners, is the developer.

 

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(bottom two photos via blu27 social media)

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I live around the corner and this building came in fairly nicely. Good sidewalks on 28th and in front of the building. It’s nothing spectacular, but more in-fill is great, and the neighborhood is becoming more and more walkable.

Here’s the problem though. For all of these buildings off streets uppers 20s to 30s (ie, Bay House, Crimson, Icon, Biscayne Beach, Paraiso, and the other smaller buildings that are too many to count), there are TWO traffic lights onto Biscayne. One at 29 and one at 33. All of the Paraiso folks looking to turn left on Biscayne in the morning have to wind their way to one of those streets, and then wait in a massive line to turn at a light that doesn’t have an arrow. It’s a complete disaster. 29th in the morning is a horror show, and it will get worse.

Compounding the issue is that the transit options are a complete farce. The trolley is uncomfortable and runs at nonsensical intervals. It’ll be two minutes between two and then an hour for the next one. Metromover is 10+ blocks south. The 93 and 93 Max are ALWAYS packed during rush hour, and yet the morons running MDT can’t seem to figure out bus allocation that puts more buses on busy routes and fewer on empty ones.

Biscayne needs dedicated bus lanes during rush hour in the short term, signal priority for those buses, and long-term, the city and county need to figure out how the heck they’re going to move literally thousands of people from East Edgewater in/out of the neighborhood. It’s bad now, but with the development, it will get far worse.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Now is the time for them to start planning on how to extend the Metromover.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Actually 10 years ago was the time, but , alas

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, 10 years ago was when they should’ve been doing it, but back then, they were trying to figure out ways to spend more of the taxpayers money on the expressway and toll booths and now they’re running out of ideas on how do that. So now, Downtown and all the way up to the Design District has caught up to them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

FFS, there’s a railroad track begging for Coastal Link just minutes away by foot, and you geniuses want something meant to serve a small area expanded for free, destroying the streetscape with overpasses in the process?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Take you issue to City Hall.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

As a neighbor on 29th I can relate to this. Trolley would double my commute because of all the stops. Metrorail and metromover are too close to my office to make for a multimodal commute. Two reasons I don’t bike: don’t want to be a sweaty mess at the office and lack of protected bike lanes on Biscayne. If there’s not going to be a dedicated BRT lane on Biscayne (because the volume of stops with trolleys really doesn’t make it viable for commuting to work) then there needs to be a protected, dedicated bike lane. And if they all want us to just keep us in our cars, then they need to look at timing for light cycles or even adding dedicated turning signals. Either way, something needs to be done.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Protected bike lanes belong on NE 2 Ave. They (the county) is actually going to install bike lanes from 20-36 this year I believe on Ne 2 ave.

No word on the link below 20 st.

Anonymous
2 years ago

These “bike lane people” don’t care about drivers, they want bike lanes on the streets so that people in cars who are trying to hurry up and get out of traffic will now have to slow down because they’re worried about hitting them which will cause more anguish amongst drivers and lead to more road rage.

Please stop trying to mix cars and bikes everywhere.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We need a light at Biscayne Blvd and NE 31st or 32nd Street. I dread turning the light at 29th in the mornings. NE 4th Ave is one of the most beat up streets and it’s not even under construction.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Walkable neighborhood, so walk.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Walk where? To the vape store? Papa Johns? To the trolley stop that will double our commute because of all the stops it makes on its route? I used to live up north and didn’t have a car and would walk 20 minutes to a subway and then another 5 to 10 mins to the office once getting off the subway. The difference is it there were actual things to walk to between my home and the transit stop. There’s really not much going on in Edgewater that entices people to walk to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Speak the truth brother!

Anonymous
2 years ago

We have the people but we don’t have the urban infrastructure. We need complete streets that prioritize people first.

No vision from local City of Miami gov’t.

Anonymous
2 years ago

THIS IS AN ELECTION YEAR IN THE CITY OF MIAMI…VOTE!!!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who’s running against Ken Russell?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ok – we’ll vote, but are there any candidates who put people before cars?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ken Rusell is under a lot of pressure, he knows his district population is way younger than 2 years ago. If by any chance a younger candidate promoting mass transportation decides to run against him, he could be in trouble.
What About Manolo Reyes???

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wrong blog.. bla bla bla

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lok at you Manolito, Wow, so you finally learned how to use a computer…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not sure about the Grove or Morningside, but Downtown’s population hasn’t gotten younger… Median age of residents has stayed about the same.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What worries me is people of my generation don’t vote. I guarantee you every geriatric member of the downtown DNA is going to vote for the candidate who wants to turn downtown into a retirement community.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami needs an Alexandria O’Transito-Cortez !!! 😀

Anonymous
2 years ago

if you want those things then get everyone you know to vote out the old and replace with forward moving commissioners who will actually accomplish something besides 50 yrs of studies

Anonymous
2 years ago

Blah blah blah… we hear the same-ole spill every election year. Face it, you’re not going to be satisfied with any city government that’s in place.

Interested
2 years ago

blu is brown

Anonymous
2 years ago

Blends in nicely.. and so many people on this site poo-pooed this development when it was first proposed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice project for Biscayne Blvd.. will bring more retail and food establishments to the area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love it.. does anyone know when it will be ready for move-ins?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Was kinda hoping the article would address that. Misleading title.

Anonymous
2 years ago

and is there studios, 1, 2, 3 bedrooms?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Cute….but it’s not even BLUE…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice gentrification to Biscayne blvd. just like 26 Edgewater condo

Anonymous
2 years ago

Gentrification?.. how, when this entire are has been starving for years to be filled in?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Anything east of Biscayne Blvd has always been prime land. Anything “affordable” there is old and not maintained. Don’t really consider this gentrification. You wanna see gentrification? Pay attention to Magic City Innovation District in Little Haiti or the few projects (i.e. Soleste Grand Station) in Overtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Luxury apts.. near everything!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Let’s wait and see what the pricing actually comes out to. A lot of developers slap “luxury” on their projects and deliver mediocre products. Prime example: Melo. They develop market-rate apartments and always label it luxury. If you’ve ever been in a Melo property, you’ll see the cheap finishings, yet they still call it luxury. For Blu27, if the rents turn out to be over $3/SF, then it better have real quartz counter tops, Italian cabinets, etc.

Anonymous
2 years ago

this is such an ugly building… sorry

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s a “regular” building. Can’t all be shining and bright.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The brown wouldn’t have been my choice, but the massing is good.