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Promenade At The Lyric Retail & Office Planned Near Worldcenter

A mixed-use project called Promenade At The Lyric could break ground in Overtown by November.

Gatehouse Group of Cos. is proposing to develop the project, after winning bidding for a CRA parcel called Block 36.

Last week, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency inked a utilities deal with the county to allow the project to be built. It will include:

  • 26,850 square feet of retail
  • 28,150 square feet of office

Kobi Karp is the architect.

The CRA’s developer must begin construction by November 11 or the land will revert to the county. According to the Miami Times, county commissioner Audrey Edmonson is eager to take back the land.

Across the street, the county already took back Block 45 from the CRA after Donahue Peebles failed to develop a project that he proposed.

Edmonson now wants a project with a “Bahamian-type theme” to be developed on Block 45.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Great spot to watch all of the government employees leave work early at 3pm (or earlier) everyday!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

You can catch them arriving to work while out on your lunch break too.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Part 2 of worst deal ever made. Two huge parcels of land for free and a $17.5m grant to Gatehouse to build this 2 story crap (property zoned for 24 stories) and 90 affordable units. Pathetic. They should take it back.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Spot on comment.

Suomynona
Suomynona

Seriously. What is this 2-story garbage?

Suomynona
Suomynona

In downtown no less.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good things happening in Overtown lately.. more to come as MWC project will grow and improve entire area.

Anonymous
Anonymous

+ the All-aboard Miami Central station

SRS
SRS

Bahamian style…?, well Edmond, why don’t you move to the Bahamas??

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lol, what an idiot…why would a County Commissioner, especially one who has no design experience or knowledge, feel empowered to try to dictate the design of an individual building?

SRS
SRS

Just give an idiot a little bit of power and you end up with those kind of suggestions… ‘“Bahamian-type theme”

Anonymous
Anonymous

seemingly only ken russell seems to actually deserve to be there as a commissioner…..

Anonymous
Anonymous

You mean like when that hafu wasted time and money to change all of Miami21 text to be gender-neutral?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s better than the boring modernist abomination pictured above. Also, if you didn’t know already, there’s significant Bahamian architectural influence in the Southern United States from the British Colonial era, and vice versa.

Pali
Pali

There is also wondery examples of architecture in China and again it doesn’t have anything to do with Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Maybe because people in China like nice buildings to look at and are functional for modern needs? You can’t really build a modern yurt.

What’s your point anyway? Architectural eclecticism is global, and better than everything looking like Brasilia and Tel Aviv.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Parking lots downtown?

Suomynona
Suomynona

That picture is the proposal?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah…as you see, they’re planning on eradicating all the black people from Overtown.

Suomynona
Suomynona

I don’t care about the skin color of people in renderings. That’s pointless.

I’m talking about this joke of a tiny building.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, you’re like the people who produced this rending, they didn’t care to put “black people” in this rending because they didn’t “care about the skin color of people in renderings”, as long as they’re not black.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Pathetic imagery

Anonymous
Anonymous

At this point, there’s practically no more original residents left in this corner of Overtown. I’d focus more on making the lives of it’s actual inhabitants better north of the Metrorail curve or even MacArthur Causeway.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wondering if the 1970’s post modern shopping plazas are trendy again?
They should built a Cuban-Haitian-Bahamian-Mid Century-Neo Classical-Mediterranean inspired one story restricted commercial space with plenty of Uber parking.
They need to maximize the usage of this land, by bringing more mix use Commercial/working class/affordable/ residential buildings to the area. That is the only way they will eliminate the concentration of poverty in Miami neglected neighborhoods.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, you’re right, they should “built” the things you mentioned.

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