Design District Developer Gets Utilities & Files Demolition Permit At Ursa Site

Miami-Dade county has approved a deal to supply water and sewer utilities to a new office building planned in the Miami Design District called The Ursa.

Records show that a demolition permit has been applied for at one of the parcels that makes up the project site.

A website for The Ursa has also been launched.

Sun King LLC which lists Design District developer Craig Robins as its agent, completed the utilities deal with the county on February 18.

According to the agreement, the development will include:

  • 162,697 square feet of office space
  • 6,995 square feet of retail

The Ursa will rise 15 stories and have museum-quality exterior public art and interior art curated by Daniel Arsham, Dacra previously told planners.

The office space will be Class A, and will make “an art form out of office space,” Dacra has said.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 



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Universal Studios
7 months ago

ugh before more offices go up, they need to fix the intersection for Miami Ave and the off ramp for 195. The traffic there is atrocious, that entire intersection needs to be redesigned so that here isn’t a mile long line of cars parked on 195 trying to go north and south on Miami Ave.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Completely agree with this comment. This needs to be a priority. The situation can become very dangerous, especially as there is an offramp from 95 that goes directly into this traffic.

BDub
7 months ago

Same for the exit at Biscayne while they’re at it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If something in this world needs to be fixed first before anything gets developed, very, very little development will take place.

Anonymous
7 months ago

while at it , redesign the intersection of 36th street, and Biscayne blvd . Also move the bus stop on 36th street that backs up and already traffic nightmare every time a bus stops for drop off and pick up.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Also, fix the flooding that happens during king tide or every time we get a downpour.

Brooklyn
7 months ago

Couldnt agree more with this and the general commentary about the mess that is 36th Street. How about the line of cars going across N. Miami Ave to the on ramp from NE 38th during rush hour. Yikes.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fixed how? Redesigned to accommodate more cars and render the same situation? The development in question is solid, and can be served well with a Brightline and/or Coastal Link stop.

Anonymous
7 months ago

While the those trains will make a fractional difference they are commuter lines not rapid transit. No one downtown is going to wait an hour to take a train a couple miles north. They need to expand the metrorail on top of this rail line with stops every mile or so all the way up to aventura and have frequency no more than ten minutes

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

Now the design distract needs a few hotels and more active store fronts in the areas near north Miami ave.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It needs a large casino.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The last thing it needs is a casino.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’m speaking for the people who wouldn’t mind gong to any of the exciting events that a large casino can and will bring.

You’re speaking for yourself.

Anonymous
7 months ago

exciting??—WhooHoo!!! losing your grocery money pulling on a slot machine lever, how freaking thrilling!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Whaaat?? You mean it’s optional to go??
I seriously don’t get people who deny something that has an audience waiting to enjoy it. If you don’t gamble, good for you. A casino in the city has nothing to do with you.

Corrupt Casinos
7 months ago

Casinos exist to steal money! Duh. And worse is casinos steal money from people who cannot afford to lose money.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ Yeah, that’s why you see something called the “Lemon law” that was put in place because these casinos were stealing peoples money… give me a break. Large casinos are made to where you can now walk into one, have a good time, and leave without gambling one cent in them.

Cut it out, we have been listening to your kind of scare tactics for far too long.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I would like to see hotels coming to Little Havana and more density there as well. It’s really one of the favorite hang outs for tourists

Anonymous
7 months ago

Plenty of beautiful old pre-war homes and apartment hotels that can be converted into bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels, like the one on 528 SW 9th Avenue.

Anonymous
7 months ago

There are plenty of hotels elsewhere. Can we keep something for the locals!

Azarius
7 months ago

Love all theses utility deals being signed ‼️ More density

Azarius
7 months ago

This building will bring more offices to the area which we need

Anonymous
7 months ago

Look, I don’t have to be told that Arquitectonica is the architect.. because designing curves or rounded edges on buildings is their forte!

lol…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Is there some agreement that only they can design buildings in Miami?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nah, their forte is boxes with juxtaposed balconies. Considering how they did a pretty good job with this one, It’s like they had a stroke and their brain started working for a while.

Anonymous
7 months ago

❤️

Anonymous
7 months ago

Gorgeous

Anonymous
7 months ago

When do I see shovels?
Beautiful project

Anonymous
7 months ago

Some of us need the info, OK

Anonymous
7 months ago

Building Design looks rather similar to the Related Headquarters Building.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I like this. Looks like a nicer different version of Related’s office

Anonymous
7 months ago

blah blah blah
nothing exciting on this one and that horrible area of traffic

Anonymous
7 months ago

. The developers and politicians responsible will have moved on by the time any problems start. The important thing is they got their money. We need to make sure of that above all else. Don’t forget to pickup some of that crypto currency. The mayor is redecorating his office and there’s this credenza he saw.. it really works well with that space but a little pricey. He would appreciate any help.