Condo Building Proposed For Narrow Miami River Lot

The owner of a 14,969 square foot property at 27 SW South River Drive on the Miami River wants to build a 12-story residential building.

Representatives of South River Warehouse LLC, controlled by Arturo Ortega, presented plans for the project at a Miami River Commission subcommittee meeting last week. It isn’t clear if the proposal includes an adjacent 11,876 square foot property owned by Manny Seafood Corp.

Ortega bought the property last year for $1.6 million. A structure on the site dates back to 1925. It sits across the river from Melo Group’s Flagler On The River, while Neo Lofts is across the street.

Ortega will be required to build a riverwalk, and is hoping to cut a deal to convert a vacant 4,500 square foot city-owned lot next door into a park. Plans prepared by Arquitectonica show the park, tentatively called Flagler Cove Park.

The item will return to the next Miami River Commission’s Urban Infill & Greenways Subcommittee meeting after being deferred last week.