Development Team Including Billionaire Planning 1.9M Square Foot Project Near Omni

In the downtown Miami area, the Price Choice supermarket could soon be demolished to make way for a mixed-use project.

MRR Development, which includes Rotem Rosen, Jerry Rotonda and Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra, is in contract to buy the supermarket and adjacent Learning Nest property for $30 million, with plans to redevelop it, according to The Real Deal.

Up to 1.9 million square feet is permitted on the site, which totals 1.42 acres.

MRR is said to be in talks with “Silicon Valley groups” for the new project.

Another project, Miami 18, is planned across the street, with up to 1,200 residences, along with retail and office.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

If the City had any vision (they don’t) a light rail line would be built up North Miami Ave.

Miami1
2 years ago

Totally agree!! A Metromover line with a loop to the Design District, Wynwood and Midtown would be perfect!

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

I get that with the metro over, the whole “if you build it they will come” mentality didn’t exactly pan out for some time, but the dynamics are here now and promising.

It’s unfortunate that global warming is an excuse they levy for negating the transportation options near the shoreline. The area loses too many talented people who decide to relocate back to stressful and absurdly long commutes.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

*due to stressful commutes

Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazingly the population keeps growing.
“No goes to Miami anymore, it’s to crwded.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

If you think Miami is “too crowded,” you don’t know what that term really means yet.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Huh?

Anonymous
2 years ago

While I do like the development that’s ongoing in that area, I would like to see more of those empty lots that we’ve been looking at for too many years now being announced for development instead of places with something on them.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

If it’s not built or announced, it’s likely owned by a speculator camping on it and won’t be for awhile.

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

I hope they don’t knock it down until they’re ready to build.
City Hall restaurant was forced out two years ago, still a vacant lot. S and S had to leave over a year ago, building is standing empty.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree, forcing businesses out before they start to build is making this area look empty and abandoned. The big lot next to the cemetery has had a lot of developers promising so many things through out the years and is still sits empty today. This area could become something really special, hopefully it will happen soon.

GBA
2 years ago

Heavy use of sarcasm noted.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The whole block, including the day care center, needs to be redeveloped. A tower can be curved so that it faces Biscayne Park, and another on the south side facing downtown.

marc
2 years ago

What’s the FAA height limit for a parking pedestal? Will this be the site of our first supertall car park? fingers crossed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you for your uniquely special contribution to the comments section.

marc
2 years ago

aww you’re making me blush

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice!
12/06/2013 $4,500,000 28943-0736 Not exposed to open-market; atypical motivation

Little River
2 years ago

Lemon City is looking better and better every day.

aceraroja
2 years ago

Shit there goes my 79c/lb papaya plug.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A&E District.. aka the Melo District

Anonymous
2 years ago

Melo district is becoming transformed.

soothsayer
2 years ago

not a chance these trump-connected, russian money haven fraudsters ever put a shovel in the ground. they’re in a land buy pissing contest with rosen’s brother in law, ASSR next door. hooray for more pumped up land values and zero development from nyc parasites.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Mana hates him and hasn’t done anything. Typical leftist.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How do you know this person is not a rightie? Realize this, a lot of people on your side don’t like Trump.

Reality
2 years ago

This is a historic property and should not be demolished with the only exception being if the best park ever were to be developed instead.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A park?!?! What are you smoking?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Whatever he/she is smoking, it’s got to be the best!

Anonymous
2 years ago

My guess is that he/she is snorting or shooting up… a park…. LMFAO

Anonymous
2 years ago

A car park! There, happy?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, sure… why don’t you take $30 million and build this “car park” vision of yours so we can see what you mean?.. lol………..

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL..

Anonymous
2 years ago

Holy hell…there’s an amazing waterfront park a few blocks away!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

These park nuts don’t care, they wanna see a park every few feet in Miami… that is, until someone comes along and says they wanna knock down where they live to make it into a “park.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

Where do you live?

Anonymous
2 years ago

What difference does that make? There are plenty of parks in Miami that, most of the time, sit empty every day.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ridiculous, Miami has fewer parks than any comparable big city, and the ones we do have completely suck so it’s no wonder they are barely used. And parks are in fact a huge catalyst for adjacent high density development. You need to get out of Miami and visit some other cities and see how parks attract the high density development so many of us want.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Despite that stupid crap you saw from an article in some Parks or Wildlife magazine, it doesn’t refute or negate the fact that Miami has a lot of existing parks that are woefully under underutilized or stay just plain vacant.

anonymous
2 years ago

I grew up in Atlanta. Georgia does not have that many beaches so people go to parks. If I wanted to go to the beach I would have to drive 4 hours to get there. South Florida has some great beaches. Why go to a park when you can go to the beach. Plus it is too hot in Miami to sit in a park full of mosquitos.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And homeless people.

Gene
2 years ago

Parks often increase the value of the properties around them. We can’t just concrete over all of south Florida. Yeah, I’m a park nut…..and I do care.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“We can’t just concrete over all of south Florida.”

You don’t to worry about that, South Florida has a long way to go before it appears like that.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A vacant lot was declared Historic???

Anonymous
2 years ago

Shhhhh… that person is getting high.

Anonymous
2 years ago

He’s trolling, you people.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, and because that, we’re gonna make an example out of him.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Trolls enjoy triggering you guys, what they hate is being ignored. There’s another troll on the Elysee page looking to argue global warming. Just ignore them and they’ll go away.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I read that… this person is not talking about global warming, this person is saying that since this is another waterfront development TNM is reporting on, we’re bound to see those people who are always making comments saying “Miami is gonna be under water” when they see these articles.

suomynona
2 years ago

HAHA

I like your style.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Late last year my friend, who lives at Opera, and I went to this market, we came out less than 10 minutes later and his window was busted all they took was a backpack with gym clothes in it. This whole area is nasty and needs to get leveled and developed. Make it happen!

Anonymous
2 years ago

FYI… most people that live in Opera walk to Publix.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Publix closes at 11 pm. Price Choice is open 24 hs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That never would have happened anywhere else! Must be stopped!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, that area is experiencing a crime wave… lol….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe the person that did it was naked?

Anonymous
2 years ago

They smashed my car’s window while visiting a friend in Kendall….should be bulldozer all the gated communities along Kendall Drive???

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes!

marc
2 years ago

Same here.

Gene
2 years ago

Don’t ever leave visible stuff in your car. You should know better.