Developer Calls Edgewater ‘One Of The Best Development Areas In The Country,’ Plans Twin Towers With 1.4M Square Feet

A massive new project is being planned in Edgewater.

Alex Sapir told the Wall Street Journal that he will build a twin tower project with 1.4 million square feet on the former S&S Diner site.

Sapir said Edgewater is “probably one of the best development areas in the country.” The land he owns there is also now in an Opportunity Zone, potentially making development there even more lucrative.

Previously, the developer said a project on the property could include 1,400 residential units.

Sapir is currently developing Arte by Antonio Citterio on oceanfront property in Surfside, designed by the architect behind Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. Condo sales there recently launched.

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is the new NY! Well not yet but it’s headed that way, plus we are getting more and more New Yorkers anyways? We just need more office spaces and well, of course, companies to move here!

Anonymous
2 years ago

If the county provides incentives and tax breaks more business would move here which would be great for new office buildings.

SMDM
2 years ago

We already have an extremely pro-business taxing environment. The last thing we need is more corporate welfare handouts. Hate to break it to you, but those who don’t come aren’t coming because of incentives, they’re not coming because we have a HUGE lack of talent. Miami is a brain drain town. Best hope for attracting businesses is getting Miami natives who leave for higher ed to move back instead of staying where they went to school or moving even further upon graduation. Try reading the CEO round table in Business Mondays of Miami Herald. Most said lack of talent is their biggest issues, not expenses.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Quit comparing Miami to NY. Nothing similar about it at all. Have you ever been there? Geez – Miami has more in common with Panama City (in Panama)

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is MIAMI!!! i hate that new yorkers are coming here and acting like they can take over!! NI DE PINGA!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

We already took over. Move on chico lol. Just kidding, can’t we all live together in peace? I love the NY vibe I brought to the table and I love the Miami vibe and culture I’m getting in return. ❤️

Anonymous
1 year ago

Cubans go back to Cuba and please learn English

Anonymous
2 years ago

Developer is not lying.. Edgewater / Omni / Wynwood / Midtown / Design District neighborhoods are on fire.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What’s left? lol

marc
2 years ago

Allapattah

Anonymous
2 years ago

Overtown and Allappattah

Anonymous
2 years ago

Allapattah, Overtown, Riverside, the Health District, Lemon City, and Little River.

Azarius
2 years ago

Little Haiti you mean (side eyes Lemon City)

Anonymous
2 years ago

Little Hava… ‘scuse me I mean “West Brickell”.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol …. I say east of i95=west rickell west of i95 little Havana

MiamiAlex
2 years ago

Well said actually the City Master Plan which is heavily influenced by major developers has all these neighborhoods Being Merged In 10 years.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Couldnt agree more, get the shovels ready!

Anonymous
2 years ago

So build it already. You forced out S &S two years ago, and that block has been an eyesore since then.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The S&S Diner wasn’t “forced” out, they sold and got out!

Anonymous
2 years ago

No, the owner of the property wouldn’t renew S&S’s lease. I got that directly from the owner of S&S.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Remember, a developers best interest may not be in the best interest of current/prospective/future residents!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, thank you. A developer’s best interest isn’t yours. It is profit and bottom line.

Anonymous
2 years ago

People don’t understand or seem to forget this one point.. where you live and what you live in was once part of a development.

SMDM
2 years ago

That’s because most folks don’t know what a pro forma is and have no knowledge of the development process.

Anonymous
2 years ago

i remmember going to the s&s diner for breakfast when i worked at Jordan Marsh at Omni. I loved that Diner.

SMDM
2 years ago

Wish they would put an S&S or Jimmy’s style diner at the old Greyhound spot in Downtown. We need more of those!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Burker King lot on Biscayne and 17th will fetch more that $100 Million.. currently being sold.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think that whole corner is up for sale.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’d rather sit up at the counter of the S&S Diner – what a shame.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s a small parcel for 1,400 apts. Sounds like they will be super small. Save space for another S and S?

SMDM
2 years ago

It’s an assemblage. They bought the whole block except the parcel with the courts on them. Plenty of space to build 1,400 units.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m guessing a developer bought that land the elementary school was on? Does anyone know anything about that? I would assume something would have been built on it by now.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is loosing it’s identity.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s what happens when you grow up. Miami isn’t losing its identity but it’s growing into a more mature major city. Adolescence is over, now we are getting into adulthood!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is a boom town for people in construction and related industries. Not much other business in Miami except for the development churn.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sad that no one is thinking to build schools in that area.

Dolly
2 years ago

S & S Diner is a locally designated historic site. Developer would be wise to restore it as a signature piece for the development and serve breakfast to all those thousands of new residents.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Unfortunately it was demolished, but if this development’s architecture is like Sapir’s other commissioned buildings, it would be an acceptable sacrifice.

Anonymous
2 years ago

More condos with cemetery views!

Anonymous
2 years ago

If that’s all you wanna stare at.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Most condo orders don’t look down but look out.

SMDM
2 years ago

At least we know they won’t bitch about not having their peace and quiet like the downtown NIMBY’s.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Easy for the “Developers” to say. They never had to deal with crack zombies in the streets. Doubt they’ve walked to that publix.

Polo
2 years ago

The “zombies” add to the ambiance of the neighborhood.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Gives it a apocalyptic touch to the neighborhood. I like it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its not that bad in that area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Check the crime reports on Trulia…

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Easy for the “Developers” to say. They never had to deal with crack zombies in the streets. Doubt they’ve walked to that publix.”

As for your comment, I guess you’re confused as to the reason they designated this area as an “Opportunity Zone.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t plan on being there now or in the future

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, stay in Boca Raton then and leave Miami alone.