Photos: Design District Construction Progress

Construction continues on a massive expansion of the Design District:

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Doesn’t have to be full of people.

Looking nice.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Build it and they will come… housing projects are going up all around… look at what’s going on in Edgewater, Midtown, and in design stages.. Eastside Ridge in Little Haiti.

Anonymous
3 years ago

and those people can afford these stores?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Umm, considering the Edgewater preconstruction all started trending more than $700/foot unfinished, I think so…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well they’ll live there maybe one week out of the year. We better hope they make that week count!

Anonymous
3 years ago

The people who purchase are overwhelmingly not the people who live there. At minimum 60% of these units will be part of the shadow rental market and will rent for market pricing – meaning to people who cannot afford Gucci, LV, and so on. I’m a huge fan of Edgewater, etc, as well as the Design District, but they have priced themselves out of a local and day-to-day shopper, but instead made themselves a destination-only, luxury-only shopping experience. So, despite all of the new residences and residents – who will definitely continue to elevate Midtown and Wynwood’s success – they will do virtually nothing to fill DD’s currently empty streets.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So people can afford more than $4k/month on rent are now poor. The more you know…

Anonymous
3 years ago

More cafes!!!! More residential…. Maybe high end cigar bar…. It shouldn’t be this empty every time I’m there….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Business offices and restaurants are being build and more workers coming into area soon. More events will help too.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazing transformation.. all the new development within the Design District is state of the art.. I lived in Buena Vista neighborhood as a kid before moving to the suburbs and I’m so happy to see what this neighborhood is becoming.

So much investment in the City of Miami.. it’s nice to see people are moving back into the city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Should have included residential above the retail like CityCenterDC…people who definitely pay to live directly in the neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Except with better architecture.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Great architecture….now bring in some soul.

Anonymous
3 years ago

MDD has done a decent job of curating interesting architecture, however this alone has not created good or very successful urban design. Lacking is the human factor and the day-to-day experiences that make a neighborhood. Where are the sidewalk cafes, flower shops, news stands, barber shops, dry cleaners, shops that have a local flavor aside from all the high end retailers that can be found in any major city and even airport terminals. Often times the experience here is more like a roofless mall than a true urban experience.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed but I imagine the rents to be so high there right now that ordinary barber and flower shops cant afford to move in just yet. maybe a super highin salon and pricey cafe but this project is still 5-10 years away from truely being realized. It will take for development from the north and south to connect with it before it truly makes sense in the grnad scheme. New projects in miami are not for the middle class but we will hopefully get some good pass downs out of the deal.

Anonymous
3 years ago

MDD is coming together!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lookin good!!!!

suomynona
3 years ago

So the last two are the Tesla rendering and actual pic? Nice.

The only store I care about in the Design District. Literally.

Still waiting on pics of the Tesla superchargers in (apparently) the Midtown parking garage and a separate one in Brickell. And the Aventura store and super charger.

Anonymous
3 years ago

High-end malls are never crowded with people but the sells are there and thats the driver. The architecture will be the crowd drawer here. If done right, it can bring in more common folks and tourist much like art has done for wynnwood. The lack of density surrounding this project will keep crowds small and keep the area quiet. This project is not walkable, has limited parking, and doesnt make sense for a rail station so I detect a very quite but still sucessful future.