Plans Revealed For ‘World Class’ Office Building In Design District

The Miami Design District is set to get its first Class A office building.

The building will be known as The Ursa, and will make “an art form out of office space,” according to a letter sent by developer Dacra to Miami-Dade County planners.

The fifteen-story building is planned to have world-class architecture, 180,000 square feet of modern office space, and 6,800 square feet of ground floor retail, the letter says.

There will be museum-quality exterior public art and interior art curated by Daniel Arsham, Dacra added.

Dacra submitted the project to the county for traffic review yesterday (January 11), since the project will have frontage on North Miami Avenue, a county road. That frontage is planned to have a glass store façade at ground level.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

A description by the developer:

 

 

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Shawn Kouri
8 days ago

Awesome… More offices

Anonymous
8 days ago

Great look. More class A office is exactly what is needed in this market.

Melo is sigma and chad
8 days ago

Good design distract is further maturing. A lot of new restaurants just opened and more are coming. Now the area just needs a few hotels.

Anonymous
8 days ago

It’s gorgeous…and the perfect size for the neighborhood it’s in.

Anonymous
6 days ago

That’s what your mom said to me last night about my d*ck in her ginormous hole.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Funky and fresh

Anonymous
8 days ago

I mean, it’s cool

Anonymous
8 days ago

“World Class” might be a stretch.

Anonymous
8 days ago

The interior is

Anonymous
8 days ago

Agreed, but still a solid building considering what has been called “world class” in this neighborhood i.e., low-rise boxes with some loud cladding.

Anonymous
8 days ago

This is awesome! It looks like a hybrid between ARQs Related Office Design in Coconut Grove, which came out well, and BIGs The Spiral in NYC.

Anonymous
8 days ago

That particular area of the DD desperately needs activity. I hope this project will be the catalyst for more office and hotel space in the area.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Bye, Bye Kartell?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Looks really nice, downtown could use more buildings like this one.

Anonymous
8 days ago

One lousy rendering?

Anonymous
6 days ago

Where is Ponzi Pastelito’s hands in this???

Parking?
6 days ago

No parking? $60 psf rent and NO PARKING? And all the south views look at billboards.

Lop
7 days ago

Great design. This is what we need!

Steez
4 days ago

Poor Little Haiti

Anonymous
8 days ago

This is a nice design by Arquitectonica. I think it should be a little taller but still, nice design.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Beautiful design. Perfect size for Miami. We don’t need giant buildings anymore. Build small and beautiful.

Anonymous
8 days ago

“We don’t need?”

Since you speak for everyone, can you pay my rent next month?

Anonymous William
8 days ago

180k sqft? Where do people park or this all mass transit?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Why?.. will you frequent this building every week or work there?

Anonymous
8 days ago

I know where you’re going with your sick comment, but I won’t give you the satisfaction of responding in kind.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Oh look.. the crybaby is running home.

Anonymous
8 days ago

There is a parking podium above the ground level. There are multiple shared garages throughout the Design District which distribute parking from various building types and uses. This is within walking distance from midtown. There are so many empty parking garages around this city, yet you can’t see the writing on the wall. Parking is being reduced, eliminated, and shared and will continue to be.

Anonymous
7 days ago

While there may be many empty parking garages “around the city”, fortunately there is one a block to the east, which is the only relevant one for this building. If there is a podium in this design it appears to be small, maybe 2 levels, less than 100 spaces, far less than the typical requirement of 540 spaces for this amount of square footage, ignoring the retail component. While parking requirements may reasonably be reduced in areas of high close to mass transit or dense housing, neither of those exist here. Cheers

Anonymous
7 days ago

There are three shared parking garages within the design district, Cheers!

Anonymous
8 days ago

The design district was design to be walkable with low vehicular traffic. Plus mass transit should be expanded to the district by the end this decade or the start of the next decade (fingers cross).

Anonymous
8 days ago

This is the real world, not the SIM CITY game.

Anonymous
7 days ago

big empty city garage a block to the east.

Not enough Parking
6 days ago

No. There is not. All the garages are private and most fill up.

Parking?
6 days ago

Exactly! No parking?

Anonymous
7 days ago

we dont need more office space

Anonymous
7 days ago

Maybe in the DD we do.

Anonymous
7 days ago

“We?”

When did you get elected spokesman for the city of Miami?