Developer Submits Plans To Build 1,333-Unit Miami City Center By Filling In Lake

A developer is planning to fill in part of a lake at Blue Lagoon near Miami International Airport to build a residential complex called Miami City Center.

The owner of the property has approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill in nine acres of Glide Angle Lake, according to the SFBJ.

The lake is manmade and there will be no impact to vulnerable wetlands or endangered wildlife. However, several building on the shore will lose their water views.

The owner of the property is PAJ Investment Group LLC, managed by Damodar Airan, Lalita Airan, Anil K. Aggrawal, and Satish Aggrawal. They are looking for development partners, the website reported.

Miami City Center is proposed to include:

  • 1,333 residential units
  • 41,438 square feet of commercial
  • 2,589 parking spaces

The new buildings would be limited to 12 stories each.

The plans, designed by architect Kobi Karp, are set to be heard by Miami’s Urban Development Review Board at a meeting on October 20.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t know, in the era of climate change, we should be adding more water and permeable surfaces, not taking them away.

A duck who flew from Miami Lakes
1 month ago

climate change always been occurring, there is no era. Have a seat.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Scientists say otherwise but I guess you know better🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean MSNBC. I’d wager you’ve never actually read any climate studies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Appeal to authority. How about confronting the data yourself. The ” climate scientists” are mostly paid by politicians these days. Agenda? Maybe?

A duck who flew from Miami Lakes
1 month ago

Y’all just create traits for your magical boogey man

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re right, but the “appeal to authority” variant of logical fallacy has people not actually interested in examining the data for themselves. Just as a thought exercise, try a new source like wattsupwiththat.com and escape the groupthink.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s gene editing for the anti-GMO crowd. ROFL. Couldn’t make this up…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I get it. What could possibly be weird about frequent flooding – to a duck?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. was underwater marshlands until canals dredged, retention ponds excavated, and stormwater sewers built. A lot of that infrastructure is ageing, which contributes to more flooding, but in the “coming” year of 2013, Antarctica will melt and we will all drown. Better eat bugs and power our pods with pinwheels, while China stockpiles meat, turns rivers blue from making your skinny jeans, and there’s a giant garbage patch in the Indian Ocean.

Anon
1 month ago

Growing up in miami during the 60s we had oil on our feet each time we went to the beach….. so that element has improved in 50 years.
Also, London Fog was actually smog from the industrial revolution …. so that has improved. Yes, plastic water bottles are the new 2021 devil.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Climate change is a hoax!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That Politicians can make any difference to the climate is hoax. But man…these “leaders” sure do have a big Cult following.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The only cult following comes from people like you who think the vaccine has a micro chip, so the government can track your movement. I understand! Folks like you who believe every conspiracy theory that conservative nut jobs create are true, find it difficult to let go.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Umm, literal digital vaccine passports already exist. What are you talking about?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“The only cult following comes from people like you who think the vaccine has a micro chip”

Oh yeah?.. well watch how this magnet sticks to me… wait… holdup… just a minute…

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Land use, storm water management, and upgrading the storm water system to deal with the effects of climate change (such as the rampant flooding we experience) definitely falls within the purview of local government and “things politicians can do to make a difference”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now there’s a liberal with a common sense response. Glad you didn’t say eat bugs and move to a coffin apartment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
“liberal with a common sense response”

You mean, versus a conservative who says “read the transcripts,” and when he’s asked if he read them he says “no, I don’t have to.”

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Totally agree

Anonymous
1 month ago

What? THIS is the “era of climate change”??

You mean, this is the era where politicians convince dopey professors to convince dopey students that electing the correct politicians can make a meaningful impact on Mother Nature, and so dopey people do what they are told, read only the “approved writings”, and they fail to notice that the smart money and the ruling class (who are in on the scam) keep on building, keep on buying waterfront property, and keep on laughing all the way to the bank.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It was always a scam. And you’re right, the ruling class laughs all the way to the bank.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well said! The search for truth has been replaced in some quarters by Gleichschaltung.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ll listen to these politicians who convince “dopey professors” first rather than listen to a dopey ex-president who’s been whining for months about the presidential election being stolen from him.. or that nutjob Andrew Clyde, R-Ga who himself helped barricade a chamber door on that Jan 6 insurrection and storming of the White House and then later said there was “an undisciplined mob, there were some rioters and some who committed acts of vandalism” but “no insurrection.” And, “You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January the 6th, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.”

Only a wacko will believe a wacko!

Miko
1 month ago

No environmental impact review will ever give this even a conditional nod.

A duck who flew from Miami Lakes
1 month ago

If y’all cared y’all would support turkey point getting another reactor, nuclear is the only sustainable near zero emission energy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell the people in Fukushima Japan that they should support getting another nuclear reactor and then come back here and tell us what they said.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s not stopping the wealthy from buying waterfront property. You’re being scammed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Obama bought a beachfront home.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Jealous?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Traffic gonna be a nightmare. Development needs to focus downtown and around transit sites

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s only 3 miles to the MIC where there’s Metrorail and Tri-Rail. Pretty easy park-and-ride option.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly, almost 100% new development should be occurring in downtown and along the RTZ corridor

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need the Metromover there

Anonymous
1 month ago

Literally Metrorail is less than five minutes away, with original plans to run it from Miami Airport Station down to Douglas Road, but let’s spend billions to expand a system miles away with a lower capacity and speed because you don’t want to pay fares.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too late. That area is already a traffic nightmare.

MM305
1 month ago

This is a tough one, that area gets wild traffic on the 836, but off the highway its a pretty easy to navigate neighborhood. It’s also off of NW7th street which is an under utilized road. I think it looks cool, but I agree there should be more high rises and mid rises (6-15 stories) in downtown and around East LIttle Havana.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You cannot expect developers to let local governments hold them in a cuckhold because they neglect mass transit. ROI is all that matters.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree, but this is along the SMART East West line if that ever gets built.

Anonymous
1 month ago

With all the empty land do we really need to fill up lakes?!?

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should build a metrorail station here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metromover

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

City of Miami needs more housing, so go ahead and approve. Assuming there really is no environmental issue.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s in a flood zone…

Anonymous
1 month ago

By “in a flood zone” you mean Miami-Dade?

Azarius
1 month ago

I kinda like this project. We need more housing and that’s a great way to provide plenty. And the new residents will have lake and highway views lol

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

How come there’s no offices. City centers are also supposed to be a live work and play experience

Anonymous
1 month ago

City Center ? Blue Lagoon has plenty of office park.. doesn’t it ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Blue lagoon is mostly offices so no need to build more unless its actually needed

Anonymous
1 month ago

the miami river ends there…I would never swim/kayak in that water.

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

Umm the plans show three different access roads to get to this property.
None of the three access roads currently exist.
And the land they show for the proposed road locations is private land that belongs to the properties whose views they are blocking.
Feel like that’s a really big problem….

Anonymous
1 month ago

WHY? NW 36th Street has multiple large vacant lots from Lejeune to 27th ave. Why fill in the lake? The Social Economic Data is similar, location is similar to (mass transit) and it offers easy access to MIA, Downtown Miami, and work hubs like Health District and Doral. Really wish a Miami Developer with some $$ would realize they can really build a “City Center” ala Doral City Place plus office along this stretch for cheaper than most areas. With an ideal location when it comes to traffic as well as retail traffic from neighboring Hialeah and Grapeland.

A duck who flew from Miami Lakes
1 month ago

oof that intersection will be more of a mess, anyways its going to be held up in court because the neighborhood will most likely fight it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why did the duck cross the road?

A duck who flew from Miami Lakes
1 month ago

To get to the BBQ on 27th ave

Adrian
1 month ago

If they build the west rail road like that’s proposed in the 2000 unit subdivision. I assume there will be a stop around here. It wouldn’t be TOD, but i also don’t think you’re not gonna get the ridership if you don’t include parking lots. Most people in Miami will still keep a car even when given transit. I rather have density around station on top of a parking Garage than nothing at all.

Anonymous
1 month ago

2,589 parking spaces

>I can’t even…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree, needs atleast another 500 spaces.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ugly

Disgusting
1 month ago

Disgusting! Maybe some assholes will propose demolishing Melreese Park and covering it in concrete?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why not?.. it has very little value to the citizens anyway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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