Island Gardens Signs Utilities Deal For Giant Project

The developers of Island Gardens have signed a deal with the county to supply water and sewer utilities.

According to the November 3 agreement with Miami Dade’s Water and Sewer Department, Island Gardens will include:

  • 455 hotel rooms
  • 150 apartments
  • 221,000 square feet of retail store
  • 136,140 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 13,800 square feet of banquet hall (without kitchen)
  • 10,340 square feet of bar or cocktail lounge
  • 50 marina slips

The developer will pay a connection charge estimated $1,519,535.13. An additional Biscayne Bay Sanitary Sewer Special Connection Charge is estimated at $921,720.88.

Nathalie Goulet-Fusco signed on behalf of developer Flagstone. Art Noriega signed on behalf of the City of Miami, which owns the land that is being leased to Flagstone.

 

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Melo is sigma and Chad
23 days ago

Finally its going vertical

EJS
23 days ago

Why has such valuable real estate only now getting construction? It’s such a strange area around there. This will definitely be an improvement.

Zz01
23 days ago

Nobody wants to move first. Everyone wants to wait until someone else increases the value of their property by being in proximity to other nice buildings rather than empty (or derelict) lots.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Inconvenient location.

Anonymous
22 days ago

The previous owner wasnt that wealthy. It was recently sold to a huge multinational shipyard conglomerate who now want to transform Island Gardens into a destination

Joe CARollo
23 days ago

Been waiting for this for 20 years…

Fern
23 days ago

Is the Metromover-to-the-Beach gonna have a stop there?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Most likely because of the children’s museum and jungle island

Azarius
23 days ago

This area could be maximized with more hotels and condos along with a metro mover stop. The views would be 1 in a million.

Azarius
23 days ago

Add a Museum or Theater and BOOOM!!

Realtalk Reilly
20 days ago

A theater? A little amphitheater for musical performances maybe, with the backdrop being the city view. That would be cool. But nobody is going to want to go to a beautiful waterfront location to sit inside a theater.

Every feature and component of that space should make maximum benefit of the one-of-a-kind, million-dollar view of the City skyline across the glittering Bay. Some might even call it…ICONIC! 🙂

Analyst
23 days ago

Horrible design at such a prominent spot in Miami..

I'll just assume
23 days ago

Notice they didn’t let us know who the architects are.

Mb resident
23 days ago

A concrete monstrosity with no incorporation of green space. Seems that developers fail to understand that people will not want to spend time in places without compelling green outdoor components.

Realtalk Reilly
20 days ago

That is sometimes true. Maybe even often true. But in this particular case the lack of “outdoor green components” will be more than offset by the outdoor blue component, namely Biscayne Bay, that practically surrounds the whole development.

Pleezzee
20 days ago

This project will be across from Parrot Jungle plus the whole island is basically surrounded by Biscayne Bay and we get people who think they sound smart when they say “A concrete monstrosity with no incorporation of green space.”

smh…

Anonymous
23 days ago

probably another delay tactic…..lets see a REAL building permit and cranes on site

Anonymous
23 days ago

A $2m delay tactic?

Alpina
23 days ago

Already looks dated

Anonymous
23 days ago

Agreed. It reminds me of the Icon, which is VERY dated.

Anonymous
23 days ago

“VERY dated” he says. Get a grip.

downtowner
23 days ago

Cheese Graters!

The interior retail looks eerie, like Omni 2.0

rainey411
23 days ago

What a waste for such an amazing site. That retail is going to flounder

Drac
23 days ago

Okay Sim City expert…

wtf are you talking about
23 days ago

Joia is doing just fine.

Magazinee
23 days ago

Is this the original design from 1999?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Nope, the original was two curved towers that would be timeless even today.

Anonymous
23 days ago

What a lackluster project for such a prime location

Realtalk Reilly
20 days ago

I agree that it does look lackluster from a distance, like if you’re looking at it from the vantage point of downtown. It looks like something is missing in the very underwhelming middle part between the buildings.

But based on the renderings, it looks like shopping or dining in those open spaces facing the Bay will be really nice. That view, looking back toward the skyline across the water, is going to be stunning to the point of being almost overwhelming. “Breathtaking” would be the best way to describe it, and unlike that doctor on Friends, that’s not a word I use every day.

Adrian Diaz
23 days ago

I wonder if it will connect to the Metromover if and when it gets built?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Meh

anonymous
23 days ago

Disaster. Zero urban planning thought in miami.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Honestly, if this project ends up being canceled, I would have no problems. It’s been watered down so much, Watson Island might as well be under water.

Yawny
23 days ago

Location, location, location won’t save this lameness. Drive on by, literally.

Mb resident
23 days ago

Looks like a shopping mall in DTLA. Gross.

anonymous
21 days ago

The need to go back to the drawing board on this one.