Retail Project Now In Permitting Next To Walmart’s Abandoned Midtown Miami Property

At Midtown Miami, a retail project is now in construction permitting.

29 and 31 Northeast 29 Street would be renovated from its former use as the Pyke Bros. auto repair shop into retail space.

A total of 15,447 square feet will be remodeled at a cost of $1,351,613, the permit states. The building height is 1 story, or 18 feet.

The permit was first submitted last summer, and was actively being worked as recently as yesterday.

According to the website of Panoply Properties, the project will offer 11 retail bays ranging from 692 to 2,766 square feet and a landscaped courtyard/parking lot with approximately 27 parking spaces.

The skeletal remains of a foundation have been in place at the abandoned Walmart construction site next door for nearly four years. There has been no construction permitting activity at the Walmart property since 2015, when the retailer was denied approval for a 164,379 square foot building.


A former auto repair shop (covered in graffiti in background) will be converted to retail. Walmart foundation is in foreground.