Photo Sphere: Downtown Miami’s Newest Plaza At Met Square

There’s a new public space that is nearly complete in downtown Miami.

A new publicly accessible plaza is being built as part of the Met Square project, which includes a 16-screen movie theater, restaurants and an apartment tower.

On one side of the Plaza, Joe & the Juice is nearly ready to open. There will also be a Real Madrdi Cafe, and an upscale Mexican restaurant. A Wells Fargo bank is already open.

The project includes 391 residences.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

The rendering shows a whater fountain, but I don’t see it in the reality.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That is literally a hole where Indians were buried they can’t touch it

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who said Indians were buried there?

Anonymous
2 years ago

There was a lawsuit about it

Anonymous
2 years ago

“There was a lawsuit about it”

When… and who filed the lawsuit?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great!

Anonymous
2 years ago

To bad the front of that place has an active construction site and the aston martin building will block the view this place currently has. In addition that whole street area is being torn up

Anonymous
2 years ago

Welcome to city life in the Downtown!

Danny Costa
2 years ago

For real! People complain so much about losing views, yet they decide to live in a high density area…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I see they sprung for some nice trees…

What a joke. Those puny trees will never grow to anything, and will never provide any shade.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Trees grow with water, sunlight, and time.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They’ll be cut down due to construction well before they reach any meaningful size.

Anonymous
2 years ago

or blown over by a hurricane.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You’d be surprised how many people prefer to have some sun once an area has been fully built out (this area is just about there) and the buildings provide almost permanent shade the whole day. People miss the sun, especially if you live and work in the city!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seriously? Who are those people that misses the sun in Miami? Lol! However, if they’re so in need of sun they can go stand at the water’s edge where the million dollar yachts are tied up, or stand at Bayfront park. Both are just steps away.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Me… I love the sun. I am one of those that prefers the sun and never goes for the shade. But I am also always cold. I am always carrying a sweater and put it on when it is 70’s degrees outside. 80’s is perfect for me. 90’s is warm, but I am comfortable.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Look for that area to have some outside tables and seating with umbrellas.

Anonymous
2 years ago

they called that a PLAZA?!?! what a joke!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

This. That would be called a service alley/area in most real cities. Disgusting urban design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You mean, Miami is a “FAKE” city?

YaTw
2 years ago

Unusable May-September.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We could have had a great pedestrian mall here, adding continuity and energizing the Southeast Financial Center’s atrium and connecting the river to the CBD. Instead, we get something that looks like a high school courtyard with a hulking box and cheap nasty clutter of a tower by Stantec tower that makes Monarc at Met even look imaginative.

Anonymous
2 years ago

BCC right across the river is a pedestrian mall. Miami World Center also has a pedestrian mall concept. How many “pedestrian malls” do you want in the area?

Anonymous
2 years ago

When we have pencil thin sidewalks along streets dominated by parking garages and Metromover tracks, a lot.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree! Plus stores are closing down nationwide. We do not need more malls. Retail is down. If anything we need more office space.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, using your logic, I can make an argument against needing “more office space” because a lot of people work at home.

Alpina
2 years ago

Sad how they missed the chance to do something more urban

Anonymous
2 years ago

Like what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks very solid but it def could be more “city.” You won’t find many, if any, buildings like that in downtown Chicago or Manhattan.

It’s hard to explain but for example the storefront retail resembles more what you would see in short apt building in the Gables than what you’d see in the Downtowns I mentioned.

Regardless, it’s a very nice addition. Any public and retail/restaurant space is great for that area. Tons of actual jobs around.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We are at a tropical location. You can’t build the same way you build in New York or Chicago. A better comparison would be Singapore or Hong Kong.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Subtropical. Tropical would be the Caribbean and South America towards the equator. The Florida Keys are the start of the Tropics

Anonymous
2 years ago

This comment was so necessary

Flymia
2 years ago

Miami is an AW tropical climate. Tropics by geography no. Tropical by climate yes. http://thespinnakergroupinc.com/tropical-design-for-south-floridas-tropical-climate/

PaulC
2 years ago

Miami is an AW Tropical climate.