Island Gardens Going Through Approval Process For Retail Use

The developer Island Gardens is asking the city to approve changes needed to build the redesigned mixed-use project.

According to documents first submitted to the city in 2018, the project is now being designed by Turkish architect Tabanlıoğlu.

Miami commissioners voted in 2019 to approve a settlement with the developer that will cost the city at least 2019, according to Globest.com.

The city has also been losing millions in tax payments, since the developer has failed to build nearly all of the project since winning the rights to the publicly owned land in 2004.

Two hotel towers are now planned – a 575 foot luxury tower with 305 rooms, and a 375 foot lifestyle tower with 300 rooms.

A trellis-covered retail center will be in between with 221,000 square feet, and a parking garage would have 1,500 spaces

The proposed changes set to be voted on would allow establishments in the retail center to serve alcohol.

Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to review the proposal at a meeting on October 20.

 

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Anonymous
14 days ago

Should build something similar to the FIVE Palm that has a large outdoor pool for parties.

This is the perfect place to have a large, outdoor party that won’t bother the non existent neighbors. Use that to your advantage.

Shopping? Bayside already exists and is much easier to get to.

Azarius
14 days ago

legs style pool parties does sound nice here and the marina would boom!

Anonymous
14 days ago

This guy is onto something

Anonymous
14 days ago

I agree. I was just at the FIVE Palm a couple a months ago and it would be perfect for this project.

Anonymous
14 days ago

These guys should have lost this years ago. Either approve this new plan or kick them off the site.

Anonymous
14 days ago

absolutely in agreement….

Anonymous
14 days ago

So uninspiring. For the last piece of public waterfront land, we should demand more.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nothing iconic with these renderings…too prominent of a location.

Anonymous
14 days ago

talk about unimaginative………..

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nope, this sucks.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Underwhelming for the location. Build something like Miyashita Park in Tokyo.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Miyashita Park is over a railway station, unless you’re onto something… like a Metrorail extension?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Exactly

Anonymous
14 days ago

That pixelated screen/shading structure is really ugly.

Adrian
14 days ago

I wish it could be bigger. Just because I feel like that would make it more dramatic. I love the design.

Yet Another Anonymous
14 days ago

Miapolis was going to be 5000′ here

Anonymous
14 days ago

YAWN….
Island Gardens has been a pipe dream since the 80’s
Not budging my excitement till I see cranes on the horizon

Gregorio
14 days ago

Oh! The joy! A luxury tower on an island! Cuz Miami doesn’t have enough of those for sure. No observation deck like Manhattan or anything….let’s just build not one big tower…….but let’s have two 😀 with TWICE THE TRAFFIC!! -.- IQs in this county take a sharp plunge when money is waved in their faces.

Adrian
14 days ago

We need our version of a CN tower, and that’s the perfect location.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Forget about it. The proposal is just awful looking compared to the previous two renderings.

Calivalle..
14 days ago

Need something bigger the baddest… The entrance to Miami Beach..💎💎💎💎

Anonymous
14 days ago

This is so NOT impressive….that location deserves something SPECTACULAR

Anonymous
14 days ago

This should be large

Anonymous
14 days ago

If it weren’t for Mana this carpetbagging graverobber would win the prize for having bent over the City of Miami and it’s taxpayers and giving them the longest, and most painful jail sex without lube !!!! I hate this scumbag so muchhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
12 days ago

He is a gentleman.
Not a scumbag.
Mehmet spent MILIONS of dollars and a couple of years dealing with insane government mandates to relocate a few strands of Johnsons Seagrass (look it up, it’s in the Federal Register, about 15,800 pages in.)

The marina was meticulously dredged, and the Marina hosts the largest mega yachts in Miami.

Would it be nice to have some amazing towers, retail, and hospitality? Of course, but that doesnt mean that the guy putting his money where his mouth should be called a scumbag.

Lighten up, and take a walk.

Adrian
14 days ago

I love the design, I wish it could be taller. But since there’s really nothing of a similar height around it I feel like it will pretty impressive. I like these towers jutting out of the water.

Anonymous
14 days ago

I wish it could be the original design instead of two ugly pixelated cereal boxes.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Reminds me of the two apartment buildings near Port Lauderdale.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Port Lauderdale? Is that north of Miami Bay? You just move down from Jersey last week?

Azarius
14 days ago

Build cheap charge top dollar smh I hate Miami developers

Anonymous
12 days ago

Excellent post Azarius.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Parking/Traffic will be an issue given McArthur gets pretty congested regularly.

Anonymous
13 days ago

The place is unique and strategic. It would deserve a project to match, grandiose, after all, it will be in the center of the bay and will be seen from many places. Here should be built an emblematic tower, a symbol for the cities of Miami and Miami Beach. I didn”t like the project and wouldn’t approve of it.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Imagine what the traffic on macarthur will be like after all this gets built out.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Just build something already!

Shawn Kouri
14 days ago

It seems like this project is back in the cards. That’s a good sign.

Par de salados
14 days ago

Let’s have your thoughts negative nancies