Related Withdraws Proposal To Redevelop Historic Olympia Theater, Blaming Blogs

Related Group has withdrawn a proposal to redevelop downtown Miami’s historic Olympia Theater, according to the Herald.

The developer is still interested in the property, but wants more time to engage with area residents and preservationists on the planned project.

In a letter, Related blamed inaccurate blog reports, saying that they had never intended to demolish the historic theater. The developer’s original proposal ambiguously proposed a plan to “demolish and replicate the existing building,” while also stating a desire to “renovate the theater.”

At a commission meeting last week, Robert Geitner, executive director of the theater, said that Related’s proposal was unacceptable.

 

 

 

 

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Dual
3 years ago

Please Related stick to what you know how to do best…, flashy misrepresentation of final product and overpriced condos for the upper middle level that dream to live like a ‘cool’ super rich but end up living like another average person with less of average finishes in a building completely inhabited by posers that pay experience rents for what their income really is, and can’t afford to buy or eat around Brickell because in reality the neigborhood is above their means. I know i sound like a hater and believe me i am not; as a matter of fact i love this ‘reality’ because it has build and developed our downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

and you ain’t lying!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

SHADY REALNESS.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Gee, you grammar, syntax, spelling, and everything else stinks!

Dual
3 years ago

Sorry my grammar bothers you so much and i guess you are right. I learned English when i was 18 years old, maybe a little too old. I also follow this blog on my phone and i don’t have spell check. Thank you very much for your valuable observation.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Would have been a decent insult if your grammar was on point. “You” should be “You’re” – just saying. Also, technically you don’t need the Oxford Comma before “and” anymore as its purely written style and optional.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lmao! Omg spot on! I can attest to that bc I bought a unit in bh and you’re absolutely right. Terrible design.. cheap materials for fixtures, the very few they come with, rushed and shoddy construction. Not a single wall is even close to 90 degrees. Elevators fail once a day. I will NEVER buy another related product again. They were supposed to make an Infiniti pool and hot tub for the roof, they barely put a pool in there, one that looks out of a 1960’s home in Hialeah. No hot tub bc “ city didn’t approve”. They are experts at selling you and hyping their own shit and falsely advertising or misrepresenting their finished product. At the end of the day… mediocre, subpar, and overpriced is accurate. Not to mention the building is mostly occupied with tenants that yes, look like they can barely afford to go out around the neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And we would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling blogs!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Damn blogs! LOL

Marc305
3 years ago

I always wondered if developers read these blogs. I am glad they do.

Anonymous
3 years ago

*ahem*

Anonymous
3 years ago

Who do you think writes the positive comments about bad design?

Anonymous
3 years ago

+1 bloggers

Danny Costa
3 years ago

We did our job !!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Way to manage your image, Related. #AffordableHousingCheat #CrappyMaterials #CrappyDesign #CrappyWorkmanship

Anonymous
3 years ago

so they do read..

Oscar
3 years ago

“We got caught.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

Big communications problem for a Related. Get a consultant and try again.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Come on, Related has the best PR in the biz! You get a brand new junior account manager every 4 months because the semester is over (i.e. unpaid intern).

Anonymous
3 years ago

Good! Hopefully the blogs will save the Fillmore too!

Anonymous
3 years ago

History CAN’T be redeveloped.

Anonymous
3 years ago

F****** YES!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I guess Carlos Rosso and company need some time to coordinate the homeless in the area to support the project at the next meeting. Lunch provided.

TheBigP
3 years ago

Oy, people… I love the Olympia. But she’s in terrible shape, form a technical and physical point of view… that’s my business! I was hopeful that this beauty would once again shine as she once did. But with the outdated systems and infrastructure, it’s too expensive for any producer to rent! Just the HVAC is +$5K for a weekend to run. Add the fact that it’s a “union house” (IATSE = International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) that can run another $10K for the set of shows. By the time you add all of the Olympia costs into the contract–there’s no money for performers, much less any profit! You can’t charge high enough ticket prices to take a quality show in there! Well, not without huge underwriting by corporations and “angels”. She can’t survive. I say, it’s a shame it’s off… for now.