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
14 days 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
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

Trader Joe’s affordable😂🤣

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days 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
13 days ago

^^”an affordable luxury car” lol

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Walmart is the definition of ubiquitous and soul-less.

Anonymous
13 days 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
12 days ago

small business target thanking their lucky stars

Anonymous
14 days ago

They should put a metrorail station here.

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

And many Metromover ones

Anonymous
14 days ago

Or at least a Metromover stop

Anonymous
14 days ago

Midtown needs many Metromover stations!

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

Ikea?

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Hieaaaalllleaaahhh

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Azarius
14 days ago

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

Leon
14 days 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
13 days 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
13 days 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
12 days ago

Stop giving Mana ideas.

Anonymous
12 days ago

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

cause not everyone works in tech
9 days ago

Midtown needs affordable housing in the mix

Thank Grant Stern
8 days 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
13 hours ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Walmart condos are next.

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
12 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
13 days 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
13 days ago

You do realize this is not The Next Pittsburgh?

Anonymous
13 days 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
12 days 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
8 days ago

These owners are SUPER greedy.