Revealed: Carlos Zapata Designing Mixed-Use 555 River House

World-renowned architect Carlos Zapata is designing 555 River House, a project that would transform a portion of the Miami River.

O’Donnell Dannwolf and Partners is also an architect for the project.

555 River House is proposed to include:

  • Three distinct buildings
  • 175 hotel rooms
  • 39 residential units
  • 120,000 square feet of office
  • 35,650 square feet of commercial
  • 416 parking spaces
  • 600-foot public riverwalk
  • Ten boat slips

Green walls and a transparent parking structure will be used to allows for natural light and breezes. Organic materials will be used, including steel and concrete formed within reflective glass structures to render expansive open spaces.

Brickell’s bridge would likely see a reduction in traffic, since the property is now being used as a port to send freight to the Caribbean.

Avra Jain is the manager of some of the LLCs that submitted the proposal, with Terryl Zerby managing another. A 2017 report said that Jain and Bob Zangrillo owned a 45 percent interest in the property, with Zerby the remaining 55 percent.

The Miami River Commission is scheduled to review the plans at a June 3 meeting. Earlier this month, a River Commission subcommittee approved the plans.

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Perfect style for the riverfront. Sets a great precedence for future projects.

transplant
1 year ago

Fantastic. In due time projects this far up the river will become increasingly larger and more popular.

Beckham would be crazy not to build in Overtown. This is just a few blocks away. Developments like this will be rampant and many already completed by the time the team would move in around 2025.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
1 year ago

Blame the NIMBY’s. They will be the end of this city.

Anonymous
1 year ago

and what happens in less than 30 years when the river is a couple feet higher? LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

if that happens, it will be the same case in most of the cities in the world. It’s not only a Miami Issue

CDub
1 year ago

Love this. Surprised it’s in Lil Havana nanana.

FuThSh
1 year ago

*oonana

Anonymous
1 year ago

more projects like this along the riverfront would look great! build, build, build

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is nice.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Its to impressive, the second set of renderings will come out in two months.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Bruce Matheson is calling his lawyer as we speak.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Projects along the river should be more boutique / smaller that allows more pedestrians to take advantage of the river. Look at what happened to sunny isles. They turned the beach into a wall. There is no sun there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Have you heard of Miami River Greenway????
Look what they did to Sunny Isle!!! Where are from, MorningSide?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I live in little Havana! Miami born and raised. Where are YOU from? Brickell?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hahaha! LITTLE Havana pride!
I live in Brickell, and I’m jealous of LITTLE Havana.
Brickell doesn’t have those double decker busses, and those welfare Groupon walking tours.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You’re probably some wanna be New Yorker from jersey. The only thing you probably know about the river is American social.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Shady Isles. With lovely views of fast food restaurants.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I guess we dont need the barge and shipping space here….

Anonymous
1 year ago

I love the west portion, the east… not so much. Looks a lot cheaper, as if two people designed it separately.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Love the freshness of Zapata’s design.

Anonymous
1 year ago

All these gringos that just moved to Miami want to turn this into NYC.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami got it’s start from a “gringo” who built a railroad from up north all the way down to Key West. It if wasn’t for that northern gringo, you hispanics fleeing Cuba and other South American countries would’ve been trying to land in Georgia and deal with those Georgia boys.. so I think you better start giving those “gringos from NYC” a little more respect.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami got it’s start from Native Americans, get it right! and the check the origin of the name FLORIDA! it’s a SPANISH NAME!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Um yeah, sure, Mr history professor. I see you left out the fact that the entire country that’s called the “United States of America” got it’s start from the so called “Native Americans.”

Anonymous
1 year ago

What??? USA got it’s start from where?? LMAO!!!!

AMERICA is the name of the CONTINENT!

You also left the fact that VAST majority of the US was once part of Mexico. hence the spanish names: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, LAS VEGAS, ARIZONA, Etc etc etc

go back to school.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hey Mr history professor, I thought we were talking about the “United States of America” and not the entire continent. Also, the vast majority of the USA was not part of Mexico. Gee you’re smart. And weren’t the so-called “Native Americans” in what’s now called Mexico and all of South America for that matter, before the Spaniards arrived?

I bet you were a straight – A – student in history at your schools?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Exactly! So you just proved my point that gringos didn’t “start” Miami. Natives did. and Spaniards came to Miami before gringos.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami was named from the so-called Native American’s word for “Big Water.” A woman named Julia Tuttle is the one who conceived what is now known as Miami Florida. Spaniards are Europeans.. so it was the Europeans (English, French, Italians, Spaniards, etc) who came to these lands and started carving it up. So yes, it was gringos named Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler who started what is now known as Miami Florida.

Now please Mr history professor, run along, because I’m tired of educating you.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Good. If you don’t want that… there’s always Ft Myers and Naples for you… or Georgia and the Carolinas.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Great project. But it’s too massive for that piece of land.

Anonymous
1 year ago

the project is too small in my view!

Anonymous
1 year ago

another size queen

Anonymous
1 year ago

i like massive

Anonymous
1 year ago

so does your mother ….

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not enough parking, also I think the property should be used as greenspace.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well, use your money and buy up areas for your “greenspace” fetish… problem solved.

Anonymous
1 year ago

…and I’m not sure all that glass could withstand a cat 5 hurricane!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Are you sure the place you now live in will withstand a cat 5 hurricane?

Anonymous
1 year ago

speaking of fetishes – do you want to hear about mine? send me a private IM

Anonymous
1 year ago

Will the boats have shore power?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Another giant parking podium.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Another person scrolling this site just to complain about parking podiums.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What would you like?
Residents walk to Flagler or 5th Ave to catch the bus? Or walk to Overtown to catch Metrorail?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The green wall is how parking should be done, when absolutely necessary. No random mosaics of sheet metal and loud murals like many parking atrocities.

Anonymous
1 year ago

LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

This project will destroy the character of the neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah.. the people in that neighborhood just love how piles of bicycles and other junk just beautifies the area.

Anonymous
1 year ago

lol – yes the character of the junk yard

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes, it’s an organic junk yard.