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Man Made Lagoon Nearly Complete At SoleMia, 33-Story Condo Tower Planned

Man Made Lagoon Nearly Complete At SoleMia, 33-Story Condo Tower Planned

One of Miami’s biggest developments is about to open its first phase, and the developers are already planning additional buildings there, according to the Herald.

Solé Mia in North Miami will open its 184-acre “mini-city” next month, with twin 17-story rental apartment towers to begin move-ins in February.

A 33-story condo tower with 300 units is now in planning, along with another 7-story rental building, developer Richard LeFrak said. Eventually the project will have 4,000 residential units, 500,000 square feet of office and retail, a hotel, school, and other amenities.

A man made lagoon with its own sandy beach and island is also being built on the former superfund site.

Also opening there in February will be a new Costco, replacing a nearby location with a store that is 10 percent larger.

Arquitectonica designed the first two apartment towers, known as Shoreline at SoleMia.

 

The new man-made lagoon will have sailboats, kayaks, and an island. Photographed in December:

 

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John
John

Is it going to be freshwater and stocked with alligators and pythons, or will that just happen naturally?

Rigo
Rigo

haha…

Anonymous
Anonymous

NATURALLY

Anonymous
Anonymous

Stocked with poop from the nearby Oleta River

Anonymous
Anonymous

knowing the background of that site, I hope they did plenty of testing on that water to ensure it’s safe.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It is a swimming pool.

Anonymous
Anonymous

On a superfund site.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It is capped. Water pumped in.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t worry about it!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’ll be surprised how much stuff is built on contaminated land before any awareness of superfund sites arose.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Le Frak know$

Anonymous
Anonymous

As long as the developers get paid, who cares!

Anonymous
Anonymous

There is a pretty complex lining system between the lagoon bottom and landfill material. Enough seal betweeen them that there is a Ventilation system to relieve pressure build up from methane because it can’t go up anymore.

Just hope that system works and no explosions turn the sailboats into parasails.

Polo
Polo

The water in the lagoon looks like the water in the Bahamas.

Flymia
Flymia

Its a pool. My pool in my house looks great too.

Mcapo
Mcapo

Will the lagoon be open to the public?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Those were my thoughts as well when I read the article.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No, it is for residents and guests only.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Absolutely not!!! Have you seen the looks of people living very close to this? This will be private access only!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good we need private places

Miami
Miami

woahhhh

Anonymous
Anonymous

These type of lagoons are game changers. They offer a level of experience better than beaches and better than your traditional pool.
I would love to see more developments, with this, perhaps out West or even in the Southern parts of the County

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agree, incredible amenity.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Traffic, congestion and lack of infrastructure is the real game changer

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hope they area gets a trirail station for the new development and FIU Biscayne.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Coastal Link Station is slotted for 163d Street. That’s already been agreed to.

Anonymous
Anonymous

There is room for one more station.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why do I see this lagoon going horribly wrong in my mind? I’m thinking bacteria and also that it was built over a superfund site…

Hope I’m wrong though.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You are wrong. This isn’t their first time doing this.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s only their third or fourth one, not sure how long the others have been around though.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do they always build their lagoons on superfund sights?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s a swimming pool

Anonymous
Anonymous

Before all the construction there was an existing lagoon which the developer filled in? now they are making a new one? what was the logic?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Where are all these cars going to go?!! Developers think, people will live, work, and play in the same complex…far from reality

Anonymous
Anonymous

Biscayne Blvd! Say hello to even more traffic. No rail / transit relief in sight.

marc
marc

Say hello to a Tri Rail stop/platform next to Biscayne Blvd and 151st.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, Coastal Link promise turned into Brightline. There will never be commuter rail on that line.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Tell developers they can’t build anything else on Biscayne Blvd because our local authorities and our smart three last governors don’t believe in mass transportation.
By the way, wasn’t that the excuse they used to kill the MiMo District redevelopment?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Stop asking how ppl will get around. That question is getting old.

Anonymous
Anonymous

All that land in the heart of south Florida where land is already scarce and they build the world’s largest swimming pool… a mile away from beach and next door to natural lagoons. Rich people would waste a life if they could buy another one.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Pool-shaming rich people is the most faux-egalitarian, semi-communist thing I read today. Get a life.