Office Space May Be Coming To Former Burdines In Downtown Miami

The owner of Downtown Miami’s Burdines building has filed for a construction permit to build office space.

US Realty Management Co. plans to renovate one floor of the building at 22 East Flagler Street, totaling 34,192, into office space. The permit is preliminary, with no review yet taking place and fees not yet paid.

Total renovation cost is estimated at $2,991,800, according to the permit. No contractor is listed.

The existing building size is 467,158 square feet across both sides of Miami Avenue, according to Miami-Dade property records.

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous

Hope it gets approved.

Anonymous

You want ugly check out the building at 79th and Biscayne. It was bad before but looks hopeless so far.

Anonymous

extremely ugly building with an extremely ugly connector, looks like a prison

Anonymous

i agree, that whole block is disgusting.

Anonymous

I assume you haven’t seen Centro down the street or MyBrickell across the river, which actually look like jails. While it needs some restoration, the Burdines building is a fine example of Streamline Moderne architecture. It would be nice to see the older SW 1st Street/Miami Avenue facade restored, of which is actually Miami’s oldest high-rise.

Anonymous

Are we talking about the same building? This thing is just plain Ugly.

Anonymous

It seems you are looking at only the picture above and have no clue what you’re commenting negatively on. Or if you’ve actually seen the building you have no intelligent design sense whatsoever. A Lose/Lose situation

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Anonymous

if it is newsworthy that one floor of a building is build out as office space there is definitely something wrong in Miami, do the people think Miami can live of tourists and real estate brokers and nightlife people alone? I just don’t get it, where is the vision for a business friendly Miami?

Anonymous

Its newsworthy for those of us interested in hearing whats taking place locally especially regarding historic buildings getting remodeled.

Anonymous

I think this is the right take. It’s more this building in particular than say a random building in la saguesera

Anonymous

I’d love to see more historic preservation of prewar Mediterranean and Mission Revival apartment houses and Folk Victorian houses in La Saguesera/Little Havana/Riverside, along with solid infill development worthy of being covered.