Plans Submitted For River Rapids Apartment Project With 593 Units

A developer has submitted plans to build an apartment complex called River Rapids.

River Rapids is planned at 2750 NW South River Drive, replacing a former trailer park.

The new development is proposed to include:

  • 593 residential units
  • 862 parking spaces

Two phases are planned. The first will rise 8 stories, and the second will rise 12 stories.

The project had a hearing before Miami’s Urban Development Review Board this week.

Rovr is the developer. Anille Toledo Lopez is the architect.

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Anon
13 days ago

I cant believe there is still waterfront property in Miami occupied by trailer parks.

Ciparoo
12 days ago

I mean near downtown there is waterfront property occupied by a huge electric substation and on the opposite side a storage unit tower…

Anonymous
12 days ago

Yeah, and people come on this site and bash Melo.. gtfoh…

Anonymous
12 days ago

melo = g*h-e-t-t*o!

Joe CARollo
12 days ago

Melo builds in the ghetto first and transforms neighborhoods. No other developer built where they have in multiple locations from the river to the arts and entertainment district, which was nothing but ghetto. This city needed basic apartments and Melo provided and continues to do so. What have you provided besides bs comments and negatively?

Anonymous
12 days ago

mama, I see nothing but ghettos everywhere…

lol…

Anonymous
12 days ago

Have you seen the color of the Miami River? That’s not waterfront, that’s a canal lol

Joe CARollo
12 days ago

Correct: the river is brackish because it’s linked to a canal. It’s also a working river for cargo and fishing boats not to mention all the recreational boats coming through directly from the ocean. The river is a vital asset to the city and connecting the riverwalk will add incredible quality of life to residents and tourists alike. Be grateful for the river as it is the new waterfront for an expanding Miami.

Slim Shady
11 days ago

The Miami River is brackish because it’s liked to the salt water ocean and the fresh water Everglades.

It’s BLACK-ish because the vegetation in the Everglades decomposes on the muddy riverboats. At the mouth of the Miami River, you see how the sandy bay bottom is much different.

Working River
9 days ago

Joe, that’s important to remember.

Slim Shady
12 days ago

Yeah…amazing.
The patk was so nasty, dirty, dangerous that that trailer park buyer’s weren’t buying.
It was a matter of time.

Paranoid Android
8 days ago

Hey poor people need somewhere to live too.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Love the more reasonable elevations when moving west on the river. These will be highly sought after as time passes. Beautiful aesthetic.

Melo is sigma and chad
13 days ago

Good more development in the west of part of the Miami River, sure there will be a shuttle ferry in the coming years. Maybe booby trap will get apartments next to it soon.

YEET
13 days ago

Love it! Adding more density. The Miami river in 5-10 years will be unrecognizable

Anonymous
13 days ago

YAY! More of this! So much land alongside NW 27th avenue that can be redeveloped from 836 expressway to 112 expressway! NW 36th Street as well. Right across from this site on the north side of the river, there is a vacant lot that too can be developed. As well as the trailer park site on nw 27th ave and 25th street. This area (North Allapattah and Grapeland) has so much potential– within 10 minutes of workhubs MIA, Health District, Design District, Wynwood, Downtown Miami, Brickell etc. maybe 15min with heavy traffic. Also close to Metrorail stations and runs along bus routes. Perfect for market rate/workforce housing. With the Freedom park project and the redevelopment of Curtis Park it also will have great parks to visit.

aaaaaaaaaaaa
6 days ago

I live in the Grapeland area and this is good news. Finally that trailer park can and get this end of the river looking nice. Im really excited for all this and with the Freedom park being built nearby soon this area will look so different.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Solid looking proposal and welcome addition to Allapattah.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Don’t they need to build a section of the riverwalk?

real estate BS
13 days ago

maybe not, because it is not waterfront property. As always, the renderings are deceiving

Ciparoo
12 days ago

Are they deceiving? It looks pretty clear to me that there is road between the development and the river

Southwest Til' I die!
13 days ago

More development news from the parts of Miami-Dade that are not Miami proper! Suburban Dade is rapidly changing too!

BDub
10 days ago

So it’s on the east side of Northwest South River Drive?

Anonymous
5 days ago

River Rapids Winning.

Anonymous.
9 days ago

Caution. There could be a roadway traffic nightmare. Let’s hope the ingress/egress is not primarily 27th Avenue.

Anonymous
13 days ago

The buildings should be built much taller.

Anonymous
13 days ago

MIA limits them.

Anonymous
13 days ago

I don’t know… I think NIMBY’s cried first and Miami’s Zoning Board pacified them by restricting building heights along the river in this area to where you see it now.

But I would say, don’t take my word for it, do some research about it yourself.

Anonymous
13 days ago

… and another thing, anyway to me, the height of those buildings look great and those apartments buildings look great!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Nah they are just right under the airports flight path lol any higher and alot of planes might start scraping peoples roofs

Anonymous
6 days ago

There are a lot of homes in the airport’s flight path and a lot of people are already complaining about the noise that they’re making all day.