Downtown Miami’s Riverside Wharf Approved By Voters, Groundbreaking Date Announced

Miami voters approved a lease with developers that will allow construction of the $185M Riverside Wharf complex, and a groundbreaking date has been announced.

According to an announcement yesterday by the developers, groundbreaking will take place in the second quarter of 2023.

Also in yesterday’s announcements, the developers detailed what Riverside Wharf will include:

  • 165-key Dream Miami luxury hotel
  • “World-class” 30,000-square-foot nightclub and rooftop dayclub
  • “High-energy” 12,000-square-foot event hall and mezzanine
  • The rebirth and expansion of The Wharf Miami, with 16,000 square feet of signature restaurants
  • A private marina capable of accommodating megayachts
  • New public riverwalk along the development site
  • Pop-up Garcia’s Fish Market on the grounds, where locals can get the freshest catch daily

The Wharf Miami will close temporarily when construction begins, and will reopen permanently within the new development upon completion.

MV Real Estate Holdings in conjunction with Driftwood Capital and Merrimac Ventures are the developers.

They will be getting a 50-year extension to their lease for the property, after 60.12 percent of voters were in favor of the deal.

Jon Cardello of Cube3 architects is designing the complex.

 

 

 


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rainey411
1 month ago

Great addition, hopefully the city cleans up the underpass around here as more dev occurs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank god it passed

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

this is why I got up and voted for it, i’m tired of venues like the current wharf not being permanent buildings.

Conno Sir
1 month ago

I also voted for this dev

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do some people wanna “thank god” all the time? Its as if the most powerful entity in the universe has nothing to do but please some peoples on this earth petty desires.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But we are the epitome of his creation. Why would he not want to please us? Why else did he create us and the earth in all its glory, and the heavens to boot?

Clueless
30 days ago

First of all, there is no god! Second of all, I stopped reading fairy tells in the first grade. You live, you die, end of story.

Casey
1 month ago

Major win for Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

TRANSFORMATIVE in every sense of the word…this is an incredible addition to this part of the river and the neighborhood in general 👏👏👏 the voters got this one right!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“TRANSFORMATIVE?”

Joe Smoe
30 days ago

just what we need, more megayachts 🙄

Conno Sir
1 month ago

This project is so exciting.
Beautiful design, great location and another Dream Hotel coming to Miami.

Zonked
1 month ago

-New public riverwalk
-Pop-up Garcia’s Fish Market

Literally the only reason I care about this

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Another fine addition to the Miami River. eventually it will be a wall of density from Icon/Astin Martin condos too the 12th ave bridge.

Zhadnyy92
1 month ago

I have been to Miami in 2007. The town centre has changed so much I wouldn’t know it. I can’t wait to come back!

Azarius
1 month ago

This is a very Miami Development ‼️ who doesn’t like a good restaurant and club vibes with a hotel connected by the water

Vincent
1 month ago

Will need to the homeless out of there, though. Conditions are very unsanitary.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah the piss smell adds character to the area 😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

I haven’t walked by in at least a few months but the last time I did, the street adjacent to the Wharf was basically a mini San Francisco. Probably 100 homeless and more than 20 tents within just 1 block.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s hobo hq still although i just saw some clean up happening by the flagler bridge this morning

Anonymoose
1 month ago

the development talks about a pop-up Garcias, is something happening to the original? Might be a little out of the loop

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

The existing Garcias will be demolished and the land is part of this development.
They will reopen on the ground floor of the new building.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

wow didnt know that, and didn’t know this building was that long.

Anonymoose
1 month ago

yeah same. rip garcias.

Vince
1 month ago

whoa tiger.
The little Garcia’s fresh fish shack is being demolished. The Garcia’s Restaurant just up the river will stay next to Casablanca’s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s entirely false as Garcias is up the river and and old fishing warehouse was demolished next to the wharf months ago…

Clearly
1 month ago

Love this project! Will make a great addition to the riverside.

T G
1 month ago

Looks beautiful. As a downtown resident, it’s nice to have mixed use in the area instead of just residential only.

Now, parking? They’ll need to buy those 2 city lots underneath the underpass methinks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is sure to be a major tourist and entertainment spot, drawing crowds. Miami River, soon to be surrounded by many new and beautiful residential towers, will become one of the best places in Miami to live, and could become the great center of entertainment between Brickell and Downtown. It is very important that the sidewalk along the river be completely cleared for foot traffic.

Jim
1 month ago

Miami Winning!

JEHF
1 month ago

go Miami…!! the city of the future.

Too much ado
30 days ago

Interesting multilevel walkways with a chance for green – hodological spaces

AnO
1 month ago

Many great additions to the Downtown side of the River. Why is the Little Havana side neglected? Is the crazy commissioner driving away developments/business with his antics/many lawsuits?

Alec
26 days ago

I Would like to know if investing assistance is needed at any point. Accredited investors available.

real estate BS
1 month ago

no parking? not a transit friendly location

Anonymous
1 month ago

The mover is a few blocks away and there are parking lots all around downtown.

Antennae
1 month ago

Thousands and thousands of parking lots, plus underneath the expressway ramps

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s no shortage of parking right across the street

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very nice development but that part of the city is one of the worst with that enormous intersection taking up a lot of the land.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But but but…it passed and there’s no ballot initiative to remove the highway is there?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you know what a massive undertaking it would be to remove 95 here. How are we supposed to bypass Brickell and downtown and cross a working river. Please explain

Anonymous
1 month ago

We shouldnt allow people to bypass Downtown and Brickell. People should be brought into Downtown and Brickell so they can spend money in Downtown and Brickell and pump money into the local economy

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh boy….

Anonymous
1 month ago

^so to use your line of thinking, I5 thru downtown LA and I75 thru downtown Atlanta should be torn down to improve the prospects of a handful of shops and restaurants. Nevermind trivial matters such as regional and national commerce, work commute times, emergency evacuation routes, etc. How can a functioning adult even suggest such a thing? Tell me you are a recluse without telling me you are a recluse.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Damn some people are dumb… removing a bypass and bringing downtown and Brickell to a grinding halt won’t help local businesses

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes I do they did it in Boston and many other cities are taking the same steps

Ana
1 month ago

They’re further above ground so they can build tunnels cheaper, Miami is not good for that. The tunnel for the port was super expensive, and that was a small mini tunnel.

Chump Change
30 days ago

Just returned from Boston. It’s like stepping back into the 1800’s. Not much of a skyline. Walked the entire Paul Revere Trail.

Ana
1 month ago

Agreed, how do you remove I-95? Just look at the stats, 300k vehicles over that section of road every day.

alondra
1 month ago

how did they not have this foresight to build something like this when other cities were doint the same in the 90s??? why are we so behind??? and why no tunnel under the river like the one in broward??? are you not entertained by th traffic at the bridge!!!!!!!???????

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well it’s coming now. Miami is hitting its power stroke.

Vince
1 month ago

When i was trying to finance a high rise deal in 2003, no one would buy it because the location was inferior to nearly all others.

Anyone with the “foresight” as you call it, would have lost a fortune. Instead, they bought properties like Brickell On the River, NeoVertika, Icon Brickell, Epic, etc. etc. etc. etc.

The timing is right for this right about now.

Alondra….the world is your oyster! If you have “foresight” just pick the spot that will be in good in 22 years from now and spend some money to bulid it today. Put your money where your “foresight” is. I’ll buy it from your banker in a few years from now, turn it into self storage for a decade and a half, and then when you tell your friends about your “foresight” and ability to see into the future, I’ll reposition
the old building and sell it to someone else.

monopoly money
1 month ago

ahhh trying to get a loan in the great hazy days of the early 2000s/bush jr. real estate bubble…..couldnt even get a bubble note?????

Anon
1 month ago

What have you built fancy pants?

triple D's
1 month ago

i think alondra is not referring to the out of style/gaudi mixed use blob of a building but more to why didnt we develop river walks and baywalk a long time ago…would have been magnet for development much earlier than now…and well the tunnel, the mayor is still beguiled by elon musks bullshit tunnel plan

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone else not feeling the design? Feels sort of tacky and outdated, like something you’d see built in Vegas in the 2000’s

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s on a thin sliver on waterfront land what else would you suggest?

Anonymous
1 month ago

That doesn’t necessarily determine the massing envelope….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its the determining factor here

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree.

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

I actually really like it.
It definitely says Miami with the Glass and white Stucco. But it is not your typical looking building.
I just hope they do the metal “louver” design in the back like the renderings shows. It adds a lot to the design I feel.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It says “new” miami. Real miami is mediterranean, spanish, and art deco influences.

What people interpret as miami now (for some reason) is futuristic, semi-tacky, wavy balconies, etc. This definitely falls into the latter category.