Former Walmart Site In Midtown Miami Listed For Sale With Potential For 972 Units

Walmart’s former property in Midtown Miami has been listed for sale.

The property was first listed in July, the broker’s website says.

According to the listing, the site has a total of 5.55 acres.

Zoning allows for around 972 residential units, with over 1.1 million square feet of overall FAR permitted, the broker wrote.

A Brightline station is proposed a short distance away, the listing noted.

The property is currently owned by Midtown Opportunities.

Walmart purchased the property in 2014 for $8.2 million, and then sold the property to Midtown Opportunities for $26.4 million in 2019.

The retail company began building the foundation for a supercenter, but was blocked by Midtown’s Community Development District from obtaining a full construction permit. Construction was halted, and the foundation was later demolished.

 

 

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Adrian
3 months ago

OMG, I remember when this was a controversial project over a decade ago. I am glad a Walmart was not built on that site.

Anonymous
3 months ago

a DECADE!?? Jesus. Projects move so.effing.slow. in Miami – and it will be another 10 years before a building is completed on this site smh

Anonymous
3 months ago

Compared to most cities, *most* development in Miami moves at a feverish pace.

Anonymous
3 months ago

So happy Walmart wasn’t built.
It would have destroyed all the small businesses in the area plus it would have just made the area like everywhere in America: Suburban, soul-less and ubiquitous

Anonymous
3 months ago

So instead of a nearby place to get affordable food and clothing, you now got an empty lot that’s planned for more ubiquitous soul-less apartments.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Theres already a Target there, as well as other lower-priced national retailers. Plus, they are getting a Trader Joe’s.

Anonymous
3 months ago

There are plenty of affordable food and clothing places nearby, e.g., Ross, Target, Marshall’s, Trader Joes (coming soon). No need for Wal Mart.

Azarius
3 months ago

Trader Joe’s affordable😂🤣

Anonymous
3 months ago

Ummm have you been to Trader Joe’s? Isn’t the whole idea for it to be an affordable option for organic foods?

Anonymous
3 months ago

The idea for Trader Joe’s is so that dirty foot hippies can make cheese in their tiny house, then sell it to the Alan Alda’s.

Anonymous
3 months ago

^^”an affordable luxury car” lol

Anonymous
3 months ago

target is there and other grocery stores in the area, plus target has a store brand called good & gather which is cheap.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Walmart is the definition of ubiquitous and soul-less.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Let me put in terms you hipsters can understand: With the money you save buying food at Walmart, you can spend more money and time in fancy night clubs pretending to be a roller.

Anonymous
3 months ago

small business target thanking their lucky stars

Anonymous
3 months ago

They should put a metrorail station here.

Anonymous
3 months ago

All that’s lacking is any plan to extend the tracks in that direction.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Not true. Plans are to run Metromover north on N Miami Ave because it fits and cheaper than Metrorail.

Anonymous
3 months ago

You mean a study, and how is it cheaper if the system doesn’t have fares and still requires a dedicated R-O-W to run its flyovers ruining streets? A Brightline station and Coastal Link are a start and the cheapest.

Anonymous
3 months ago

And many Metromover ones

Anonymous
3 months ago

Or at least a Metromover stop

Anonymous
3 months ago

Midtown needs many Metromover stations!

Anonymous
3 months ago

My house needs Metromover stations in the front yard and back yard.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Thank god that Midtown did not back down from WalMart! I remember this story. It took them ten years to fight them and finally, they drove them to. I hope they build something cool, the lot looks sad all empty.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Ikea?

Anonymous
3 months ago

YESSSS pleaseeeee!! Ikea is building smaller urban stores, Midtown is a great demographic for it!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Sooo glad the Wal Mart was scratched. Let Midtown stay classy. People can go to Hialeah to shop at Wal Mart.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Hieaaaalllleaaahhh

Anonymous
3 months ago

“Zoning allows for around 972 residential units”

Look, that zoning allowance was years ago. The allowance should be knocked up to at least 1500 units now.

Anonymous
3 months ago

With the lot on 36th trying to get rezone, there is a potential for that 900 units zoned to be doubled.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Joe said this was never going to happen. Joe was right yet again.

Azarius
3 months ago

Give us some affordable housing and office space with one or two restaurants

Leon
3 months ago

Everybody complain about Walmart, but Midtown become a bad neighborhood, with tenants with bad reputation, I think Walmart did a good move buying the land for good price and sell it for more than a double, just walking around Midtown now and I don’t have any desire to live in a place where no one respect the traffic signs, or pedestrians; the most important thing about Miami as a city is to build a better transportation, if they don’t do it know is going to be too late, so many miles of railroad, and they don’t put a light tram system? Come on, the city doesn’t care for public trans, is not profitable

Anonymous but you can call me Mike
3 months ago

From $8.2 million in 2014 to $26.4 million in 2019 and now to how much? You can just buy this piece of land and sit on it to make millions.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah but I hate that because it negatively impacts our city. We should have intent to build laws. Every time I read about a shooting in Miami it’s usually in an area full of empty lots, or empty buildings. It’s really a shame. It prohibits growth, holds back the economy, and it’s not safe.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Stop giving Mana ideas.

Anonymous
3 months ago

fuck that, Wal Mart with a sloppy Mcdonalds inside or bust

cause not everyone works in tech
3 months ago

Midtown needs affordable housing in the mix

Thank Grant Stern
3 months ago

Grant Stern. It was Grant Stern who prevented Walmart from building on that site. Look it up.
The Midtown Community Board was useless. Spineless cowards. Grant Stern did all the heavy lifting.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This area looks like it needs a public park and outdoor space for sports/leisure activities

Anonymous
3 months ago

Walmart condos are next.

Anonymous
3 months ago

that area is perfect for a steel factory. midtown residents need jobs and a steel factory would provide them. please bring a steel factory to midtown, thank you.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Really? A steel factory in
Midtown? Midtown residents need jobs at Stelel factories? Most of us have high paying jobs, mostly in tech industries…you know 21st century stuff!

Not to mention, my property value plummets? What a genius!

corporate twink
3 months ago

it is people like you who are keeping hard working americans from working in all american steel factories

Anonymous
3 months ago

our steel would have to have some distinguishing miami element

like make it mango flavored, or all the beams come out bright miami vice pink

Anonymous
3 months ago

no everybody can work in the tech industry so bring that steel factory to midtown

Anonymous
3 months ago

A steel factory would produce too much pollution. Even if steel factory was proposed 1. The lot isn’t big enough, 2. It would receive incredible resident push back, and 3. It’s too close to a residential neighborhood. Miami isn’t a blighted city that needs to attract heavy-industry to keep alive nor does the cities economy rely on heavy-industry (other than concrete and the port).

Anonymous
3 months ago

You do realize this is not The Next Pittsburgh?

Anonymous
3 months ago

And even most if not all the steel factories in Pittsburgh shut down and went out of business. Most of the steel the U.S. gets and uses now comes from China.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I know for a fact that the owner of this property reads this website so I honestly hope he sees this and reconsiders selling the property, puts aside his profits, and thinks hard how he can do some actual good for the people of Miami and BUILD OUR CITIZENS A STEEL FACTORY

Thank Grant Stern for saving the site
3 months ago

These owners are SUPER greedy.