Major Expansion Underway In Design District

Construction on the next phase of the Design District is quietly advancing:

 

Museum Garage:

 

Paradise Plaza retail::

 

 

Design 41 near completion:

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Stunning!!!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Nice design, but the the area will be only be alive from sunrise to sunset. It’s a shame they canceled the awesome Gang Sweetbird apartment design. Design District will remain a daytime destination neighborhood until they add residential projects.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Agree

Anonymous
5 years ago

Nice indeed. ? I like that museum garage. Looks pretty cool. Everything does actually.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Does anyone shop in the design district?

global reach
5 years ago

Actually its getting more crowded.

SER
5 years ago

For some reason DD does not impress me much. it has changed a lot but for the amount of money they are investing, they have done too little regarding landscape and softening the environment. The place is harsh, not shaded and basically in not comfortable to do shopping. Simple concrete sidewalks, basic lighting, basic signage and at the end it doesn’t even look cohesive. Needs something to tie it down.
There is nothing that gives you the sense that you are in a special area or district.
I appreciate the developers effort but it seems to me that he needed more guidance in doing this project and frankly he had not enough experience because potentially this place could have been 100 times better.

NYC
5 years ago

Somehow i agree with you, but still think it has a tremendous potential and it is not even finish. So let’s wait to see the final realization

Anonymous
5 years ago

I actually slightly agree with you but just so you know, the main developer is Craig Robbins- you know, the guy that developed Lincoln Road.. I’m sure he has his share of experience.

Anonymous
5 years ago

You also have to have something for people to do other than shop. People dont want to just shop people also want to eat something to see something have something fun to do. If you just have places to shop and nothing else why come other than just to shop? It has to be an experience thats whats missing, you want to be able to say i went down to the Design District and had a great time there. You dont want to say I went down there with nothing to do but go into a bunch of expensive shops. Have a concert or create a new festival in the area something that will bring hundreds of thousands of people there. In their defense its not finished yet but only time will tell once it is finish how successful it will be.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Should be called the Parking District. Shame they had to spend all that $$$ on parking and not on more productive uses.

marc
5 years ago

Needs nightlife/entertainment/dining components besides the residential/hotel element.

REJ
5 years ago

The majority of these comments in favor of this project HAVE to be written by Craig Robbins team.

The DD is not going to work without more mixed use. I think this guy is going to lose his shirt. Maybe if they convinced Neiman Marcus and Dean & Deluca, but definitely need a department store. The place is a ghost town relative to what exists there already. Build it and they will come will no longer work with City Centre

Danny
5 years ago

These parking garages may soon become a thing of the past.

Edg(y)water
5 years ago

Value of Edgewater is going up and up and up! Midtown evolving, design district evolving, edgewater booming….$ $ $. We will see $1000 a square foot pricing soon enough… and amazing boom real estate.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Not in this cycle.

Universal
5 years ago

what? Do you see $1,000/sf in Brickell??? so definitely is not gonna happen in Edgewater anytime soon

VidaEsParaiso
5 years ago

I see at least $700 a square foot in the next two years. You guys have no idea what you are talking about. Crappy shitty apartments in the shittiest parts of NYC and the boroughs are at $1,500 a square foot and you think new buildings on the water in one of the most vibrant cities in the world is not going to hit $700, shoot man… wake up and smell the coffee, the whole world see’s whats going on here and people in miami think its not a big deal. It’s a huge deal, stop staying the the past and focus on the new vibrancy of this city. The time has come.

Danny
5 years ago

Though we can learn from NYC, we are not NYC.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Universal, you will NEVER see 1000/sf in Brickell – it is way way to saturated with inventory- that’s just simple economics. Design District and Midtown however, has much more going for it in terms of supply and demand since there will never be a building built on top of another building like in Brickell. DUH

HP
5 years ago

Most of it is too avantgarde to me…and the parking garage is garbage, looks like pop art installation

Anonymous
5 years ago

In 15 years it’s going to look lick crap.
Design District which is cool is truly not elegant.

Anoymous 305 (but you can call me Mike)
5 years ago

You may have a point here Anonymous…I hope this area can endure the test of time. What looks “cool” today could fade really fast.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I tend to agree…it does look nice in some respects but needs major residential component to complete it. plus… fix the roads…they are filled with potholes and such ..although that may actually happen as building subsides….cant put my finger on it but theres something missing…..but is has done remarkable things to area property values