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.

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Hopefully, they will put the parking lot in the back.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Me too

Anonymous
2 years ago

put you in the back?

Anonymous
2 years ago

since they are renovating the existing building, the parking will be where it currently is in front of the building.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What is taking Walmart so long to build?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Local opposition.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What’s taking Walmart so long to build?.. dude, can you read – “There has been no construction permitting activity at the Walmart property since 2015, when the retailer was denied approval.”

What more do you need this article to say?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Everyone on this website opposes this Walmart which is why they rushed to put their foundation down

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hope walmart never gets built there…

Anon
2 years ago

it won’t. they’ve taken the L and moved on, i believe.

William
2 years ago

They own the land and have the right to operate there. They are being held hostage by the Midtown CDD and certain small group of local activists.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Eventually residents will get tired of looking at an empty swath of land covered in weeds.. Walmart has time on their side.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not with changing consumer tastes.

Traffic Nighmare
2 years ago

Walmart NEVER had site control.

Jim Jones
2 years ago

Walmart owns the land. Can you explain what you mean?

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Local activists” keeping the revitalization of the neighborhood from being reversed.

Traffic Nighmare
2 years ago

Putting a Super Walmart on that tiny site was NEVER a good idea. Never.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Walmart is a scourge.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So many empty lots, all downtown…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Everything in Miami has local opposition.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And people here thinks this place is world class.

Laz
2 years ago

so these midtown folks are so upscale with a target, marshalls and homegoods ; STFU. a Walmart would do twice the business of Target and bring jobs with a bunch of tax revenue, above the walmart could have been apartments.

if you go by midtown the pricey stores like West Elm are empty while the homegoods is packed to the rafters. cheap a$$ roommate household midtown residents

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree! Done correctly a small walmart with exterior esthetics that match the neighborhood would be great! People forget that within a 3 mile radius there are over 100 thousand people that are working class people which need to be able to afford goods. Even folks who live in Midtown and are students or young roommates. If we want more urbanization for all classes of people we have to be willing to offer all price points for goods. I wonder if all these “activist” will give donations to people that cant afford to purchase items at higher end stores. They disguise themselves in being progressive and activist but are truly anti-working class and just dont want a “certain type of person” in their areas. I live in East Allapattah, I welcome investment and development.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I just noticed a day or two ago that there appears to be some activity at the Walmart site.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hopefully Related bought it.

Anon
2 years ago

said no one ever.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The majority of the high rises in midtown are built by Related, they have been successful in this area.

Anon
2 years ago

not one midtown building was done by Related.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hyde!

Anon
2 years ago

lol fuck you right. it’s the one that slipped my mind. but the rest were done by others.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What a shame!

Anonymous
2 years ago

About seven or more ten story tall apartment buildings would be awesome for that abandoned Walmart site.

Gene
2 years ago

The land should be bought by the city and turned into a park. More green space is needed not more concrete.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Whatsamatter.. tired of Simpson Park?

For Sale
2 years ago

Walmart is limited to a height of 50’. Someone else owns the air rights.

Anonymous
2 years ago

more walmart drama

Anonymous
2 years ago

Zyscovich architects designed the Walmart building and City of Miami approved. What’s the holdup?

Anon
2 years ago

going from memory… i believe walmart was granted approval for foundation only phased permit, but never the building permit. local opposition turned up some emails from a commissioner or planning director’s personal email to walmart’s lobbyist, which is highly illegal. walmart was incapable or unwilling to make the changes that city staff requested in order to get approval and they walked away.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thanks, I’m new and didn’t know the history.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Condo and Retail Owners in Midtown 6, 7, 8, are going to demand that Walmart site completed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No they don’t want it to be built.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol. I use amazon thanks

Anonymous
2 years ago

shoppers need options LOL

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree! Done correctly a small walmart with exterior esthetics that match the neighborhood would be great! People forget that within a 3 mile radius there are over 100 thousand people that are working class people which need to be able to afford goods. Even folks who live in Midtown and are students or young roommates. If we want more urbanization for all classes of people we have to be willing to offer all price points for goods. I wonder if all these “activist” will give donations to people that cant afford to purchase items at higher end stores. They disguise themselves in being progressive and activist but are truly anti-working class and just dont want a “certain type of person” in their areas. I live in East Allapattah, I welcome investment and development. Working Class people sometimes cant afford Amazon Prime or have access to internet or simply don’t know how to use it. People need to get of their bubbles.