Miami Design District Is The First Neighborhood In The World To Achieve LEED Gold Certification

The Miami Design District has become the first in the world to achieve LEED Neighborhood Development Gold certification, its architect announced yesterday.

LEED is a green certification that is awarded for environmentally friendly construction.

SB Architects said in a press release that the project had been awarded LEED Neighborhood Development: Built v4 Gold certification.

It is the first in the world to achieve Gold and third in the world to be certified in this version 4 of the LEED system, SB said.

“This project sets a new bar for mixed-use capabilities, pushing the envelope of retail design and creating a model for future developments, not only in the Miami market but on a national and international scale,” said Scott Lee, president and principal of SB Architects.

Nearly every roof in the development is planted as a green roof, providing both thermal cooling and rooftop landscape design.

The project is also designed to optimize energy performance, and has systems in place to reduce water use.

During construction, construction waste was carefully managed, while builders used recycled, locally sourced and sustainable materials.

In addition to its sustainability measures, the project provides 50% more open space than required by the zoning codes, maximizes access to alternative transportation with immediate proximity to multiple bus lines providing over 200 stops per day, and locates 100% of parking spaces undercover.

The Miami Design District spans 18 blocks and includes 2,699,095 square feet of urban mixed-use development.

There is a four-block pedestrian promenade anchored by two department stores with rooftop gardens and mature shade trees lining the streets. A boutique hotel, condominium tower, and five parking garages are also incorporated in the design, which are dotted with cafés and tree-shaded plazas.

SB oversaw design of the entire architectural skeleton for the entire site and was the architect of record specifically for Palm Court, Paradise Plaza and several other buildings. The architect implemented systems that led to the LEED certification in collaboration with the Spinnaker Group.

 

(photos: SB Architects)

 

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Anonymous
7 days ago

such a great result of all this developers vision….i bike there alot for coffee and cafe experience and am happy to see more and more people shopping here…. kudos to visionary developer…its beautiful

Anonymous
7 days ago

Great achievement. Neighborhood is to be admired for design, walkability and retail/cultural mix. The “always negative about Miami” group that likes to comment on this website have been proven to be incorrect again.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Ha!.. the “negative about Miami” group that likes to comment on this website.

You mean, versus the “negative about New York and California group” that likes to comment on this website?

Anonymous
7 days ago

MIAMI WINNING!

Anonymous
7 days ago

DACRA had the vision and executed to perfection!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Beautiful area has well, wish it got a hotel and apartment building. Also more nightlife other than Swan

Anonymous
6 days ago

There’s a planned apartment tower in the area. Also, not sure how highly you think of La Victoria but that night club is right in The Design District.

Marc
7 days ago

Other kudos:

– DACRA/Craig Robbins for the vision
– Duany Plater-Zyberk, who did the master plan and SAP for the neighborhood

Anonymous
7 days ago

Respect to DPZ

Anonymous
7 days ago

Only if the developer could plan our city! 😩

POLO
7 days ago

The Metromover extension to the Design District is also a winner.

Anonymous
7 days ago

…which none of the demographic this caters to will use.

Anonymous
7 days ago

WINDOW SHOPPING!!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Walk around, it’s free!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Phenomenal project…now needs hotel and residential components.

Anonymous
7 days ago

And a ferris wheel……just sayin’.

Anonymous
7 days ago

The photos are so stunning that they look like renderings

Anonymous
7 days ago

Nice!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Good news, I hope they open more bars and restaurants on this area

Anonymous
7 days ago

🤓🪴🥰That’s the way to be environmental friendly and conscious by investing in our cities … NOT giving away our tax payers money to a bunch of French and European snobs and politicians, while China, India and Russia keep contaminating our planet 🌎!! And John Kerry uses a private yet and Leonardo di Caprio , Megan and Harry enjoy The Mediterranean Sea on a gigantic 🛥 yate !
How dare you people !!!! 🤫

Anonymous
7 days ago

French people eat stinky cheese 🧀🤗

Anonymous
7 days ago

Oui.

Anonymous
7 days ago

What are “yets” and “yates”? Please explain.

Anonymous
7 days ago

That’s rightwing speech.. you’ll never understand unless you’re one of them.

Anonymous
7 days ago

No!! That was the cell corrector !! When it’s in French instead of English, Monsieur Socialist!! 😎

Anonymous
7 days ago

Jets And A big boat that uses lots of fuel ⛽️!!! 😉
Used by people like George Clooney, Greta, and many other celebrities and millionaires that complains about people that work hard but can’t afford a 70,000$ Tesla while, they use fuel energy for their pleasure like there’s not tomorrow

The world will end in 12 years !! AOC! 🤪

Anonymous
6 days ago

Gee, I wish I could hang around the stars and witness their habits like you do.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Do you know how to read ? ….

Anonymous
6 days ago

Yeah, I do. Now read the comment again and maybe then you’ll understand what the person who wrote it is saying.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Beautiful neighborhood. Walkable with plazas. Looks like european area.
The Miami Design District Street Project creates a unique environment for Miami due to code design of DPZ. Lucky miami has this great urban development firm.

Anonymous
7 days ago

What kind of job would you need to actually live here?

Anonymous
6 days ago

Great photos but the 3rd dolce & gabbana photo.. way to drop the ball and not remove the sign

Anonymous
7 days ago

I said it once, and I’ll say it again.. this would make one exciting & helluva clubland (just stop and send anybody away that’s wearing a wife beater or no shirt at all, and pants sagging down their a$$).

Anonymous
7 days ago

Sounds like you are profiling.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Who cares?.. riff raffs attracts more riff raffs.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Buying Louis Vuitton online is much easier

A. Nonymous
7 days ago

But no one sees you buying it online.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Enjoy your fakes.

Anonymous
7 days ago

He would rather risk buying a fake item than getting his fata$$ off the couch.

Anonymous
7 days ago

^^^^store clerks worried about their future employability

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ Another fat lazy slob who refuse to leave the house.

Anonymous
3 days ago

^Another loser too lazy to learn a trade or profession that is worried about losing their flunky retail job.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I’ll inform the citizens immediately

Anonymous
7 days ago

Two hour wait to get into a store when you can buy it online and get it brought to you for free

Anonymous
7 days ago

Truth gets downvotes lol

Anonymous
6 days ago

“Two hour wait to get into a store when you can buy it online and get it brought to you for free”

… and then stolen off your doorstep.

Anonymous
6 days ago

But your losing content for IG.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Just wait till BLM and Antifa start spreading their rage and hatred of this country. Unfortunately, being encouraged by the new radical Dem party.

Anonymous
7 days ago

When they go low, we go high.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I thought it was “kick them in the face?”

Anonymous
7 days ago

Did you donate to Trump’s Mexican border wall when he was president?

Anonymous
7 days ago

No but guess what? Inform yourself, the new administration after calling it racist and immoral are desperate with the mess they’ve created and now want to continue building the wall. Talk about foot in mouth my brother

Anonymous
7 days ago

They might talk about continuing to build a wall but I never heard anyone in the Biden Admin go around the country saying “Mexico is going to pay for it.”

Prometheus
7 days ago

WTF?

Anonymous
7 days ago

“radical Dem party.”

Republicans rounded up and threatened DACA kids with deportation and Democrats fought for them to stay and this person calls them the “radical Dem party?”

lol….

Anonymous
7 days ago

The horror, they threatened to enforce the law!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Tell that to these kids mothers and fathers and grandmothers and grandfathers who are Hispanic and Republican and the rest of the Republican Hispanic community in MiamiDade who voted overwhelmingly for Trump in the presidential election.

Anonymous
7 days ago

It’s such a shame conservatives hate America so much. We could achieve great things if they had any faith in this country 🙁

Anonymous
7 days ago

If we hate America, why are we called conservatives, to “converse” everything libtards want to change/tear down at the foundation both literal and figurative? Love it or leave it.

Anonymous
7 days ago

You hate America because you support and voted for a man who wanted to destroy America!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Just watch how this new Administration is slowly destroying America. I didn’t know America first was to destroy. This administration clearly has America last. Ilegals crossing the border have more rights than we do. Wake up and smell the coffee

Anonymous
7 days ago

You or someone in your family came here from somewhere else. HYPOCRITE.

Anonymous
7 days ago

to “converse” everything?

Oh, I forgot, I’m not a rightwinger and you’re not talking to me.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Abortion on the third trimester is one of the great achievements of the liberals ! 🙁

Anonymous
6 days ago

Ha!.. years ago, I remember a certain republican congressman tried to make it a law that women who get food stamps and welfare must get a forced birth control capsule implanted in them.

Don’t believe me?.. look it up.

Anonymous
7 days ago

This is perhaps one of the saddest comment I’ve seen here yet because it encapsulates the deep divide in understanding between two sides of thought. Conservatives think the same thing about you as they perceive liberals, the media and corporate industrial complex have teamed up to tear down the Constitution and rule of law of the country they love.

Anonymous
7 days ago

F–k TRUMP!!@@

Anonymous
7 days ago

Shouldn’t you be cured from the Trump Deranged Syndrome by now ??? With your new great Presidential President? 😋

Anonymous
7 days ago

F–K TRUMP AGAIN, AND AGAIN!!!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

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Anonymous
7 days ago

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!! 😝😛😝😛😝😛

Anonymous
7 days ago

You’re nasty and hateful. Typical of radical dems. If it’s not your way, there’s no dialogue but cancel, hatred and fight. And then you call yourselves defenders of democracy and tolerance

Anonymous
7 days ago

Totally agree. You can clearly see the evil and hatred in the way he writes. No need for this language in this website but let him enjoy his bitterness and frustrating life

Anonymous
7 days ago

Leave him alone. You righties attacked Obama and Michelle for eight years about any and everything including the color of a suit and telling kids to eat more greens and fruit.

Anonymous
7 days ago

You nailed it.
He can’t even compose a coherent sentence

Anonymous
7 days ago

Shut the fuck up and get a life!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Sooner or later some ass (you) had to start with the political bull. Let it lie people. Let’s keep these posts to architecture/construction. This political stuff is stupid.

Anonymous
7 days ago

“Just wait till BLM and Antifa start spreading their rage and hatred of this country. Unfortunately, being encouraged by the new radical Dem party”

See.. republicons always fire the first shot.