Dry Run To Prepare For Construction Of Vib Hotel Near Omni

The developers of the Vib Hotel near the Omni went through their “dry run” with Miami’s Planning Department earlier this month.

A website for the project states that the developers are looking to crowdfund up to $50 million to build the project, among other sources of financing.

The hotel is to include 245 micro-sized hotel rooms on a 1.2-acre lot at 1700 Northeast 2nd Avenue. The Meruelo family put equity into the project, and will also be the General Contractor.

Kobi Karp is the architect.

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marc
5 years ago

This is 2 blocks east of Canvas. Good to see the activity west of Biscayne Blvd..

Anonymous
5 years ago

That area is about to explode.. Nice concept near the MetroMover and buses near the Omni.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Crowdfunding . he he

marc
5 years ago

Is yuck the new gross?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I think they are both interchangeable.

marc
5 years ago

I know. I refer to it’s prevalence here.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Or is gross the new yuck?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Please don’t build that POS. An empty lot looks better than that project.

Anonymous
5 years ago

“Mediocre” is the most generous way to describe it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s what happens when a bunch of suburbanites move into the city.

Anonymous
5 years ago

So the Omni is bracing for a more suburban Doral look?

marc
5 years ago

Right because the area is lined up with 5 story proposals.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Okay, you obviously have never been to a real major city. 5 story buildings and even 10 story buildings are in the suburban areas too. That doesn’t discount the fact that this building has a lot of suburban characteristics. See Chicago, Atlanta, DC, Charlotte, Boston, Dallas, Seattle and Detroit for examples.

marc
5 years ago

No what I am saying is that its one 5 story building so in other words the Omni isn’t bracing for anything. Every other proposal is 350′ +.

PEEP_UK
5 years ago

This new wave of development across Miami has not impressed me at all with such mediocre design concepts.

invasive species
5 years ago

good news is this guy will never build this hotel… it sits on a large parcel of mixed-use land that will require much more than one measley best western to cover his $65M land cost.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Thank goodness!

Dubya
5 years ago

Although Meruelo also owns the Bayview Market parcel as the $60M spot is/was known, the site for VIB is not that site

marc
5 years ago

Correct. It’s the narrow parcel at the end of 17th.

invasive species
5 years ago

good news is this guy will never build this hotel… it sits on a large parcel of mixed-use land that will require much more than one measley best western to cover his $65M land cost.

marc
5 years ago

That isn’t the lot.

Anonymous
5 years ago

yuck!

Anonymous
5 years ago

LOLing at whomever is hitting the down thumb on all these negative comments. Sorry yall, but this thing is ugly!

Anonymous
5 years ago

It is. But that is the Miami way of saying “we’re devolving and we don’t realize it”. By all means, a parking lot looks better than this POS.

Anonymous
5 years ago

lol the prostitutes need a new hotel after they demolish the midtown inn on biscayne….jk