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CitizenM Buys Property At Worldcenter, Will Break Ground On 348-Room Hotel This Year

CitizenM Buys Property At Worldcenter, Will Break Ground On 348-Room Hotel This Year

CitizenM has closed on the purchase of property at Miami Worldcenter and is preparing to begin construction on a new hotel.

The company paid $10.75 million for a 14,971 square foot parcel at the at the southwest corner of Northeast 8th Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue. The transaction was reported by the SFBJ.

Plans for a 12-story hotel designed by architect Gensler were submitted to the city last year for review, including 348 rooms and a rooftop bar. Miami approved those plans shortly before the sale, including a waiver allowing ultra-small room sizes of below 200 square feet.

In a statement, the company said they would finalize those plans over the coming months and break ground in 2019.

 

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Miami1
Miami1

Extremely ugly and undeserving of the location!!!

AndrewN
AndrewN

I actually think it will fit in beautifully when it is done.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, this would be a nice upgrade in Little Havana. This area was supposedly intended to showcase Miami to the world. Miami always shoots itself in the foot.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s fine considering the condo towers across the street ruined any chance of street life by turning 2nd ave into a service alley.

Anonymous
Anonymous

After years of lawsuits and struggles to compile these lots, they’re approving this 1960s building that is god awful in every aspect. Might as well had left the old night clubs alone because this no better. Again,the City demonstrates its lack of vision and desire to demand exceptional architecture.

AndrewN
AndrewN

Not every building needs or should be exceptional architecture. Having a blend of buildings create a much more interesting city. I moved from a city with renowned architecture and many skyscrapers. Miami is doing just fine. What it needs is a welll thought out transportation plan to keep up with the demand for a denser populated city.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Again, why would you build a midget building in an area that the zoning allows skyscrapers?? This developer is a complete idiot. And you are right it is extremely ugly.

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

Risk appetite.

AndrewN
AndrewN

So you end up with varying heights of buildings and not. 750 wall on each side of the street.

peej
peej

Are those jumbled red exterior letters supposed to spell “Art” throughout the facade? They sure look awful as currently rendered…

Anonymous
Anonymous

really? Theyre putting an entire parking garage with that alaphabet soup garbage in miami beach!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Without the letters, the building would look nice, especially somewhere like Coconut Grove or the historic core (Flagler Street, etc.).

Anonymous
Anonymous

nice complement within the overall complex and should encourage pedestrian traffic although 12 stories seems really small considering the location should’ve considered adding additional mix use office/larger hotel rooms/condos to maximize the space but hey not my money…

Azarius
Azarius

I wish they would redesign this… I understand it’s a lower budget hotel but come on!!! Then it’s g9ing to take them 48 months to open

Anonymous
Anonymous

Where is the letter F on the facade? Is it in the back of the building? I need some F letters up front…how else am I going to spell FART otherwise?🤷🏻‍♂️

Anonymous
Anonymous

Isn’t that office tower in the world center project suppose to break ground as well this year ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

All these tiny hotel rooms will come back to bite Miami in the end.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do the letters on the outside spell out A-R-T? I think you all need a new creative director.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Boutique hotel.. micro European concept.

Gene
Gene

Should keep it a European concept…..in Europe.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Small component of a major project 27-acre project.