New Renderings Of Sawyer’s Landing Planned For Overtown

Swerdlow Group has released new renderings of their Sawyer’s Landing project planned to be built in Overtown.

Construction is expected to take two years.

Sawyer’s Landing will include:

  • Retail – 290,000 square feet of vertical big box national retailers
  • Residential – 506 rental apartments
  • Office – 72,000 square feet of Class A offices spread across 4 stories
  • Parking – 1,116 parking spaces

Miami’s Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency voted in March 2018 to award the development rights for the property, known as Block 55, to an affiliate of Swerdlow. That affiliate, Downtown Retail Associates LLC, obtained some type of financing from an entity named Block 55 Lender LLC in December.

Last year, Swerdlow said that there were Letters of Intent to occupy 71% of the space, including a fitness club, pet store, retail and entertainment.

According to the plans, Arquitectonica is the architect, along with Robin Bosco. The project has not been reviewed yet by Miami’s Urban Development Review Board.

3 MiamiCentral is across the street.

 

PreviouslySwerdlow Group Proposes 860,000-Square-Foot Vertical Retail In Overtown

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Big time project for Overtown and Downtown Miami.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The project is big time but the design is pathetic.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s a giant box! how original.

Anonymoose
1 year ago

Meh. It just blends with everything else down there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nice true mixed-use project filling in an empty lot!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Im going to go on a limb and say this is easily one of the ugliest renders this site has posted in a while.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Looks like CitizenM on steroids.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“rendering” not “renders”. “rendering” is a noun defined as a work of visual art, especially a detailed architectural drawing. “renders” is a verb in the 3rd person present defined as to provide or give (a service, help, etc.)

Anonymous
1 year ago

Forget it.. Miami is full of people who not understand or care about using the correct words.

Anonymoose
1 year ago

You sound like my old English teacher Mrs. Delgado. Wait! Miss Delgado is that you?

Anonymous
1 year ago

This has to be the worst design from Arquitectonica! Nevertheless, good Project for Overtown

Anonymous
1 year ago

What I can’t understand is why developers keep using this incompetent architect firm?

Anonymous
1 year ago

What do you mean?
They have a blank canvas in Overtown and this is the best they can come with?
Even for Overtown it’s lackluster

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes
This project is becoming.
Love it

Anonymous
1 year ago

Okayyy shallow Hal…..

Anonymous
1 year ago

> Parking – 1,116 parking spaces

Let’ just pave over all of Miami, plz.

Anonymous
1 year ago

So where are the offices and where is the residential? No balconies even in this poorly designed trash? Please Miami Design Review Board, make Architectonica go back to the drawing board and design something better than this.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Mediocre

Anonymous
1 year ago

… and that’s being kind.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Functionalism Revival Style. It’s going to have big box tenants, so make it look like a big ol’ box.

Anonymous
1 year ago

lol……

Anonymous
1 year ago

I hope they could save some of the mature trees on this lot.

Miami1
1 year ago

A giant squared turd from Architectonica, thanks…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Design is ugly as hell!!! What’s going on in Miami? Going back to the 60s.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nah, as usual they’re just going with the cheapest architect firm in the nation.

Anonymous
1 year ago

When every empty lot is filled up with ugly, forgettable distasteful buildings,everyone will wonder how we got to that point, but it will be too late. I seriously doubt that the City of Miami Design Review Board reads this medium, or that they even care, as long as money is being poured into the city coffers, or worse yet the pockets of those who look the other way.

Anonymous
1 year ago

From now on we won’t approve any plans without checking with you first.
LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

As if Beckham not choosing Overtown for his site was going to stop gentrification. That MLS stadium would be perfect at its original site! The 836 is a shit show.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hmmmm!!!!! 290,000 Square Feet of big-box retail? Enormous and unrealistic. Conventional retail as we know it is nearly dead (when you visit malls and remnants of downtown around the nation)….and in that area of downtown. Where is the justification…and more importantly, where can they possibly find major big-box tenants to fill the projected space?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes.. these developers are going to “over retail” the area.

Anonymous
1 year ago

this design is typical of swerdlow projects

Anonymous
1 year ago

From ugly to hideous.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Pathetic!!! Can somebody stop this!!!

re.act.tor
1 year ago

just threw up in my mouth……..

Anonymous
1 year ago

Robin Bosco is the absolute worst! that’s the architectural “genius” behind such gems as the “5th and Alton” shopping center in Miami Beach and the Dadeland Target which are both examples of his “vertical integrated parking retail” concept. Pure Garbage

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh boy, once the article said that Arquitectonica is the architect, I knew it would look like crud.

Anonymous
1 year ago

They are the only firm that can consistently surprise you with how horrible they can make a design. You never think it can get worse and yet?!

Anonymous
1 year ago

What are they, a bunch of children with pencils and crayons?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I think the kids with pencils and crayons would come up with a better design !

Anonymous
1 year ago

Enough with the hyperbole. You architecture critics on here are annoying.

Anonymous
1 year ago

O’looky, an Arquitectonica employee…..