Photos Show The Massive River Landing Project Now Completed After Nearly A Decade Of Planning

River Landing Shops & Residence, a massive mixed-use complex, is now open on the Miami River.

It took nearly a decade to develop the project. Developer Urban-X Group first put the former Mahi Shrine Auditorium property where River Landing is located under contract in 2011.

River Landing is a $452 million development with 2.2 million square feet, spread over 8.14 acres.

The project includes 345,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, 135,000 square feet of office, 528 rental apartments, and over 2,000 parking spaces. A 25-foot-wide riverwalk was built, fronted by a 25,500-square-foot restaurant row.

Leasing for the office and apartments is underway.

Restaurants are also in talks, with announcements expected soon.

“The pandemic slowed down our negotiations with retail restaurant tenants, but as we have a better handle on COVID, retailers now see demand on the rise and are optimistic about 2021,” said Andrew Hellinger Co-Principal of Urban-X Group. “They tell us they want to enter this submarket because they see a pent-up demand for retail and restaurants in one of Miami’s most densely populated areas. We expect to receive two LOIs in the coming weeks and hope to announce new restaurant leases before the end of the year.”

Retail tenants that have already opened include Hobby Lobby, Burlington Stores, Publix, Chase Bank, Five Below, and AT&T.

Ross Dress for Less, Planet Fitness, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Ficelles Bakery, Chick-Fil-A, and others will open in the coming months. Nearly 70 percent of retail space has been leased.

It is one of the few retail, office, and residential developments that are accessible by boat in Miami, and two Metrorail stations and I-95 are also nearby.

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Day 3 and after 8 months Mana still has no news

Anonymous
1 year ago

He was busy “saving” McArthur Dairy by buying it so he can turn it into McMana Diarrhea.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Have stopped several times as a resident of the area. All the stores are getting foot traffic. Huge Line at Burlington. Once other stores open I am certain it’s going to boom. This area is in need of more retail, and options. Finally a store I can buy something after 6pm. As most stores in the area dont offer much and close by 5pm. There is not 1 department store, our big box retailer for miles. Specially for the Grapeland, Melrose and West Allapattah area. Closest is Midtown or traveling to Hialeah.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thank you for your comment. We look forward to welcoming you at River Landing. We are working on opening additional stores. Ross will be opening this Friday 10/23. Old Navy will open next month.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’ve been here several times and all the stores have been very busy, especially during the weekends. Once the other stores and restaurants it will be a big hit. It offers much-needed services in this area.

River Landing Shops and Residences
1 year ago

Thank you for your comment. We are excited to have opened our initial roster of stores. Over the next few months we will have additional stores opening including dining locations such as Ficelle Bakery and Chick Fil A.

J.
1 year ago

Cute! We need more affordable options and mid-range development in the city.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Even though I love the idea of a monorail to the beach now they are talking about 18 months before they make a decision, this is the reason why we have waited 30 years for this. I will probably be dead before it’s finished , case in point Denmark is building a tunnel to connect to Germany all underwater for cars and trains they are almost finished it cost 8 billion dollars , we have tried for over 30 years to extend our metrorail just one segment the orange line to the dolphins stadium cost like 10 billion and we don’t have the money. I think when I retire I am moving to Europe even in communist china they have the fastest most modern trains in the world , we are so far behind it’s not even funny, and in south Florida were the politicians are all currupt what can we expect . Good luck with the monorail I’ll be 100 years old when it start taking passengers

Anonymous
1 year ago

You’re comparing apples to oranges. So go retire in Europe. By the time you can, if Biden wins and steals your social security for the Green New Deal (nothing will be built like Obama’s “shovel-ready projects), Western Europe won’t be Europe anymore.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ok boomer

Anonymous
1 year ago

Imagine thinking most of us on this site are boomers

Anonymous
1 year ago

Uhhh.. I thought Trump was the one who wants to do away with social security and U.S. Postal?

Anonymous
1 year ago

You must be watching CNN or MSNBC.
They are the voice of the Dem party.
Be careful where you get your information.
The only one wanting to raise taxes and radically change America is Biden.
Besides, according to him you don’t deserve to know what his plans are.
Vote for Biden means voting for the unknown

Anonymous
11 months ago

I am with you!!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

You Republi-cons deserve that conman named Trump.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Miami will vote 80% for biden. Only the old cubans folks from little havanna and hialeha still vote for trump.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 year ago

The 2000 space garage is half of the two million square feet lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’ll have a great view of the double decker freeway.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Where is the park that was promised in the heavily promoted renderings? And when/how did that awful LED billboard make its way there? That wall was always shown as hosting outdoor movies. The area definitely needed retail and groceries but the scale of this for the neighborhood is off, and, as always, the residents don’t get what was promised and the developers don’t seem to be held accountable at all. Not Miami’s worst thing but a disappointment nonetheless.

River Landing Shops and Residences
1 year ago

The green space that is next to River Landing is in progress. The area has been excavated and grass is being installed now as we work on the additional concepts for the green space.

William
1 year ago

Are there mooring locations on the seawall for boats?

River Landing Shops and Residences
1 year ago

We are working on making the River Landing seawall ready for boats to dock. We are working on the final permitting and hope to welcome our boaters at River Landing soon.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Poor man’s Brickell City Center?

Anonymous
1 year ago

No part of that makes sense. Brickell City Center is in the heart of downtown, this is a few miles away. The final product is fitting for its area.

Anonymous
1 year ago

So… yes.. a poor man’s BCC. 😉

Drew B Miami
1 year ago

The architecture is way nicer than BCC. With the Miami River as a backdrop, it is serene and relaxing. Who needs the chaos of Brickell anyways

Anonymous
11 months ago

Great project for sure. Much needed for the area. But architecture “nicer than BCC”?…. not by a long shot. It really does feel like a poor man’s BCC and I don’t mean that as a negative. It offers a BBC like experience for more common-folk. And it’s not like anyone that’s truly poor could actually afford to live there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

This has far more useful stores than bcc

Drew B Miami
1 year ago

What an incredible project! The area and City of Miami needed a project like this. It rivals and major city center. It the the place to hang out! Can’t wait for COVID to end and restaurants to open

Anonymous
11 months ago

Upcoming neighborhood with two train stations nearby. This will work massively in the next months.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wasn’t there going to be a water taxi?

Anonymous
1 year ago

“It is one of the few retail, office, and residential developments that are accessible by boat in Miami”

Can you imagine going by boat to shop at a ‘Ross’ or ‘Burlington Coat Factory’? How absolutely Ghetto Fab!!! LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

Those all glass corner retail units are very nice

Anonymous
1 year ago

unfortunately the pandemic is not going to help. The Publix is the only thing that could get foot traffic at this time.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not at all true, the stores and services that are already opened are very busy, especially during the weekends. Dont comment on things you have zero clue about.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Where restaurants will go to die….

Wolfgang731
11 months ago

One thing I never missed during TNM’s hiatus: The anonymous Schelprocks and Cassandras hating for the sheer love of it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Name a more “Miami” thing than a Ross and Publix in the same development.

Anonymous
1 year ago

LOL – all it needs is Chase and CVS

Anonymous
1 year ago

Or a la carreta 😂

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sedanos, Nooo Que Barato and a Palacio De Los Jugos for a food court!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I understand the satire but unfortunately, we do not live in a world where everyone shops at Saks Fifth Avenue and Wholefoods. Miami has plenty of ultra-luxury offerings, but for middle-class families, those locals are for occasional outings and window shopping. I think that this project is a good addition to the neighborhood and will spur development in the area. Ross and Publix may be “plebian” but we cannot all subsist on caviar and champagne. Having visited last week, I applaud them for developing a modern and convenient complex from what was recently a derelict stretch of the Miami River.

Drew B Miami
1 year ago

Bravo!