Related Group Reveals Plans For The Dorsey At Former Coca Cola Plant In Wynwood, Designed By Arquitectonica

A joint venture between Related Group, Alex Karakhanian, and Tricera Capital have submitted plans for The Dorsey in Wynwood, on what was once a Coca Cola plant.

A permit to demolish buildings on the site that date back as old as 1928 was approved by the city’s Building Department yesterday.

The Dorsey is proposed as a 12-story mixed-use project. It will join several other mixed-use projects developed by Related in Wynwood, which founder Jorge Perez has called the hottest neighborhood in Miami.

The Dorsey will include 306 apartments that will be relatively small. Most units will be in the 500 and 600 square foot range, with some in the 400 square foot range.

There will also be 35,858 square feet of retail space, and 58,760 square feet of office. Parking will be provided in a 7-story garage with 521 spaces.

The developers are using an entity called Weck 29th LLC, and paid $32 million for the property earlier this fall. The 2-acre site is at 252, 268 and 286 Northwest 29th Street and 2801 Northwest Third Avenue.

Previous owners Thor Equities and Rockwood Capital had planned to develop the Wynwood Plant project designed by architect Touzet Studio on the site, before selling.

Arquitectonica is the new architect.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal at a meeting on December 18.

 

 

 

Former plans for Wynwood Plant by Touzet Studio, now cancelled:

 

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Azarius

Bring back the old design ….. I hate that the are charging more for less space… I bet these are going for upward of $3/sqft rent smfh making it hard and more expensive to build a affordable housing market with this kind of structure

Azarius

This building has no character jus a block with paint on it smh

Anonymous

Another uninspired ArquiCRAPtonica design.

Anonymous

Looks like Brooklyn building. Not a Miami character.

Anonymous

The original proposal looked the best.

Anonymous

the Coca Cola Plant looked best…

Anonymous

wow what a fucking downgrade of a design

Anonymous

that’s Related.

marc

Loved the industrial look of the old design. It at least was a nod to the original building, this new design just looks blah to me.

Anonymous

Extremely successful #CarFree weekend in Wynwood.

Two days later: Related proposes 7-story garage with 521 spaces.

Tiny 400-600 SF units yet each will come with a parking space. Pretty sure the demographic that’s coming to Wynwood doesn’t want a car!!

Anonymous

Is your name Nostradamus? How the heck do you know what people want?!

Anonymous

most people want me

Anonymous

It wasn’t an Car free weekend. North Miami Ave and 29th street were gridlocked. “Pretty sure the demographic that’s coming to Wynwood doesn’t want a car” I live there and all my neighbors have cars and I do too. For the few who don’t have cars they take uber which is them still using cars.

Anonymous

Unfortunately, the U.S. is a car oriented society. Truth be told.

Anonymous

So is Canada, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand. I prefer my individual vehicle.

Anonymous

Sounds like too many cars in Wynwood. Solution isn’t to build more parking.

Anonymous

Gee, I wonder what the Rental Car Agencies in the metro area think about your suggestion?

Anonymous

I took Metromover to School Board then walked until I found a scooter to get to Art Basel from Brickell. Got some exercise and no traffic.

Anonymous

easy peasy and super efficient LMAO !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

I did too want an cookie ?

LLBBB

Another article, another complaint about parking. I’m not an expert like you all, but if I was developer, I would want to save money and not build a garage. I’m sure they have done their research and know it’s a necessity in Miami. Unlike you people who comment on TNM, they have skin in the game.

Anonymous

Well Miami does have parking minimums that require a certain amount of parking for every building.

Anonymous

Exactly! Everyone complains and acts like they know what the majority of people want. A couple of urban nerds think people in Miami want to walk around in this heat waiting for a useless Metrorail. After living in downtown for ten years, I can tell you that every building I’ve lived in has had the garage full at capacity. We need a place to park our Range Rovers, Teslas, MB, etc. We are auto focused! Don’t like, move to NY.

Anonymous

OK guys think about it more space and thought given to cars and parking than living space. Typical of U.S.

Anonymous

Other countries have far more gridlock roads and people park everywhere even in the middle of the street due to lack of parking garages.

Anonymous

Or, they walk and use public transit

Anonymous

Amazing… the article states “there will also be 35,858 square feet of retail space, and 58,760 square feet of office,” yet, this person is mad at the shoppers and office workers who also want a place to park their car!

Tell you what, gather the money together and build a project the way you think it should be.

Anonymous

A car never bought anything.

Anonymous

yeah, but the people who drive them do.

Anonymous

Said Morris Lapidus, when designing Lincoln Road Mall.

Anonymous

Having a car is fine, but there should be options. Good public transit should be an option that Miami offers but unfortunately, I don’t think that will ever happen.

Anonymous

Yeah but constantly complaining about it on this site is boringly redundant.

Anonymous

Agree.. There should be some other forum for the public transit advocates..

find another blog.

Anonymous

I take public transit everyday to commute to work and uber to go out at night if its relatively close. But I still NEED a car to live in Miami if I need to go to Aventura, or Kendall, or Doral or Ft. Lauderdale. Not having a place to park it in my apartment building would be a dealbreaker.

Anonymous

When the hell will bring metro rail station in the neighborhood? Miami never will be a global city without reliable metro system. Will remain a big village with a tones of cars and garages.

Anonymous

i wish they would have incorporated the old building in the design of the new one

Miami Realist

They should have kept the old design and mix it in with the new.

Anonymous

Wynwood is truly changing, hopefully it wont lose all of its character along the way

Anonymous

Heck, the character of it has already changed more than once. You expect it not to change again?

Anonymous

bwwwwaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh, sorry.

Anonymous

get rid of the street parking and add some protected bike lanes!

Anonymous

“protected” bike lanes?!.. in Miami?!.. aaaaahhhhh hahahaha… aaaaahhhh hahahaha… aaaaahhhhh hahahaha…. whew, most hilarious comment today….

Anonymous

Yeah, make it like Vietnam, and build narrow streets for scooters and bicycles. Ban cars completely.

Anonymous

Missed opportunity to save and integrate some of the historic buildings. This is maybe the worst Arquitectonica design since Miracle Center, back in the day.

chino

Arquitectonica hires its interns after they graduate from Legoland University.

Anonymous

Proud of what I’m seeing in Wynwood baby! Keep it going.

Anonymous

I didn’t see the original industrial plans, I’m sure it was more expensive but nonetheless, this is an OK design for area.

Anonymous

When I heard that Related was involved, I didn’t have to see any pictures because I already knew Arquitectonica is the architect.

Anonymous

Viva Wynwood

Anonymous

What, no balconies? What kind of an operation is this?

Anonymous

Ever heard of the movie “Carlito’s way?” Well, this is “Arquitectonica’s way.”

Anonymous

Of course the old proposal was far superior, but this one is alright.

For Related/Arquitectonica, it could be far worse.

Anonymous

from FAR superior to ‘alright’ ?! way to aim high ! 😉

Anonymous

Related must have a file for different projects based on height and density. Jorge : “Bring me 500 units or less and 6 story building height #1”. Yes, boss.

Anonymous

Tourist and out of towners don’t need cars.. and that’s about it.. LOL

Anonymous

YOU’RE RIGHT!!!

now let me get in my car and go get something to eat……

Anonymous

Or you can walk

Anonymous

Why should I walk in this heat when I can just drive in my air conditioned car!

Anonymous

It’s a free country.. use whatever method you like.