Nexus Riverside Has Been Approved, Construction Permit Pending

Miami’s Planning Department has issued a final decision approving waivers needed for the first phase of the Nexus Riverside project to begin.

The February 5 approval paves the way for developer Adler Group to apply for a construction permit.

The developer filed an application for a construction permit in December, but hasn’t yet submitted construction drawings or paid the application fee as of this morning.

Nexus Riverside’s first phase is planned to include:

  • 428 apartments
  • 278,379 square feet of office (to be used by the City of Miami, replacing their Miami Riverside Center office building next door)
  • 4,000 square feet of retail
  • 1,307 parking spaces

The residential tower will rise 38 stories, or 430 feet. The first-phase City of Miami office tower will rise 20 stories.

Once the first phase is complete, Adler will gain access to the more valuable riverfront land, and will demolish the city’s office tower. Voters approved the deal in a 2018 referendum.

 

The second phase, not yet approved:

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Azarius
21 days ago

Basic design but I understand. It’s for a city building. Hope they deliver something close to the reference photo but I’ll wait.

Azarius
21 days ago

For the second phase I mean

Anonymous
21 days ago

Looks like the phase 1 buildings are shown in the rendering for phase 2 in the bottom left. If the approved version of phase 1 is any indication, we shouldn’t get our hopes up for the rest of this development.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Remember when governments built stuff that instilled civic pride? The city could have sold this land and city hall in Coconut Grove, and used it to buy and restore the old courthouse for a combined city hall, but that would have been too logical. Instead we get a half-assed obvious pet project.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Can’t wait for that old city building to go it’s such an eyesore and deserves to be developed into the rare, river front destination it is.

GBA
21 days ago

The City is applying to place the MRC on the National Register of Historic Places.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Haha!!

Anonymous
21 days ago

It’s almost believable considering this city’s backwards priorities of historic preservation. We lost all our grand prewar hotels as late as 2005 with The Everglades, entire neighborhoods like Edgewater and Miramar, but there were attempts to designate the old Miami Herald Headquarters, Arquitectonica’s first project with design defects, and some brutalist monstrosity in Coconut Grove?

Anonymous
21 days ago

At least it’s something for the area. Full of homeless. The walk to the Wharf is sketchy at the moment. Also, is there ANYTHING that can be done about that FPL electrical grid. Biggest eye sore in the city. Can it be encased in some kind of building? Maybe just a concrete box with a lighting fixture or something just to hide it.

Anonymous
21 days ago

And where that FPL electrical grid is located, two 1000 ft and over towers would look awesome there.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Two birds with one stone: Move it under I-95 where the homeless camp out.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Yass!

TobiasR
21 days ago

Second phase looks amazing!

Anonymous
21 days ago

Horrible design.
Do they actually need an architect for that?

Anonymous
21 days ago

AutoCad Blocks make anyone an architect

Anonymous
21 days ago

Is there any plan to get rid of that power station. Kind of drags down the area

Anonymous
21 days ago

Maybe the developer’s budget only has room for crap architecture.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Miami definitely need to have better architecture

Anonymous
21 days ago

I thought architects had to go to basic design school.

Anonymous
21 days ago

What a crappy project.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Bait and switch, I’m calling it! Sort of reminds me of Wolf Point in Chicago. Adler Group is making Melo look good.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Is this next to One River Point?

Anonymous
20 days ago

No and one river point is dead lol

Grill
21 days ago

Is Melo the designer?

Anonymous
20 days ago

No

Anonymous
21 days ago

Sounds like Lexus