Stacked Shipping Container Hotel With Gourmet Food Court Planned In Downtown Miami

A hotel made of stacked shipping containers is being proposed on a riverfront lot in Downtown Miami for a new “hip” boutique development called The Ship Yard.

The shipping containers would be stacked seven stories high and converted into guest rooms, according to a presentation submitted to the Miami River Commission. That is shorter than the 12 stories permitted by zoning on the lot.

A gourmet food court with food served from converted shipping containers will be surrounded by “zen-like” gardens and landscaping. There will also be a bar area, pool area, sundeck and hot tub. Renderings also appear to show a new river walk.

Melo Group’s partially completed Flagler On The River restaurant complex is across the river, along with The Wharf.

A hearing by the River Commission is scheduled November 5.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

That’s Little Havana not downtown. Still, it is a nice project.

Anonymous

That’s East Little Havana, not technically Little Havana

Anonymous

Actually, it’s Riverside.

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It’s River-dale! Get it?? ¡DALE! I’ll see myself out…

Anonymous

The only place in Miami this should be allowed is in the SEAPORT!

Anonymous

Havana, Little Havana, Riverside………..STILL A HORRENDOUS PROJECT.

Anonymous

Literally zero advantage to shipping container construction unless it is extremely lean (aka used with little to no clean-up/modifications). Otherwise, the costs of cleaning, insulating, cladding, etc when combined with the limited dimensions creates a building that is cramped and almost as expensive as typical construction.

Anonymous

Have to agree.
It really only “works” on a small scale…and even then I get the feeling that the builder wishes they had a bigger budget.

Anonymous

Ready Player One!

Mike

I think this land has a lot more potential. stacked up container boxes should not be allowed. What happened to the RIVER WALK project?

I hope the river commission doesn’t sell out.

James

I think this project is TACKY! leave it to Miami to waste such valuable land. I’m surprised they didn’t add a parking garage!

William

I live near tysons corner in VA. I can tell you that the zoning challenges here are just as bad as Miami’s or worse in some cases. I say go for it. Miami needs more options and diversity from the array of concrete PT slabs…

Anonymous

“More options and diversity from the array of concrete PT slabs, ” as in worse with something this ridiculous? Unless it’s temporary, zoning should prohibit this kind of stuff, especially with hurricanes.

Anonymous

Why should Miami have to settle for anything??? this is MIAMI!! we should expect beautiful designs, not a pile of metal.

Anonymous

Why can’t they model something like San Antonio river walk with little shops, etc. a 7 stories pile of metal has not place next to the river.

Anonymous

Lots of activity on that side of the river. A lot of which not being covered here. Great to see!

Ex-Londoner now in 33132

Whoever comes up with these designs is a cool visionary who seemingly wants to add to Miami’s cachet. Just what every city needs–distinctive buildings. It’s not the Eiffel Tower, but hey!!

Anonymous

If shipping crates are visionary and distinctive, then a toddler’s box fort is the next Taj Mahal.

Anonymous

Really awful, we don’t need these types of Amateur hour projects, these types of structures are third world, not efficient, and deteriorate rapidly in this type of environment, there all sort of code related issues that really make it a mistake for the city to allow this type of construction. Hopefully planning, zoning and building divisions will make this a non-starter

Anonymous

this spot deserves better, stick your used containers more west on the river where the rest of the industrial containers are.

Anonymous

exactly!

Anonymous

id like to contact these gentlemen about this project.

Anonymous

Me too!! Please share! I would love to talk to the.

Anonymous

GREAT. THEY WANT TO TUEN RIVERSIDE INTO A MINI PORT OF MIAMI!!! This is ugly as hell!!!!!

Anonymous

CITY OF MIAMI IS A JOKE!!, they’re letting the river go to these hipsters.

Anonymous

Looks like a first grader project! it’s not ugly, it’s FUGLY!!!!

Anonymous

Can u say “FAVELA”

Acere!

HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7 STORY PROJECT ON THE RIVER??

marc

Have you seen how small these lots are?

Acere!

yes, they are small, exactly my point.

Anonymous

Seven floors are nothing for God Sake!!!!
What do you want, La Carreta on the River???

Anonymous

7 floors of metal next to prime location next to the water? can you say GETO?????

AnO

can u spell ghetto?

Anonymous

No, but you can! Great job!

Anonymous

“A gourmet food court with food served from converted shipping containers will be surrounded by “zen-like” gardens and landscaping. There will also be a bar area, pool area, sundeck and hot tub.”

Maybe they should spend more on a proper building instead of all that fluff within such a small area. Also, nothing says “zen” like shipping containers repurposed into a crappy hipster building. Forget Kyoto, because Latin American shantytowns are the ultimate form of “zen-like!”

Anonymous

You really think this is a nice design??? I looks like the Miami seaport!!! THE ARCHITECT / Designer needs to go back to school!!!!

Anonymous

REALLY???? you have one of the most vibrant cities in the world and you give me this as an example???

LOOKS SOMETHING MY DAUGHTER DREW!!!

PLEASE DON’T APPROVE THIS. THIS IS FUGLY!!!!

Anonymous

Their plans say it is seven stories. I only see six stories in the drawings. Where are they parking the customers and hotel patrons cars?

Anonymous

Yes, a hip ZEN FAVELA….with pimped up metal boxes…

Anonymous

Not ideal asthetically for miami unless a small scale in Wynwood only.

Anonymous

Great idea. We need more of these innovative and efficient concepts. People need to think outside the box, I mean containers, more!

Anonymous

It’s not innovative, rather some stupid hipster idea from almost ten years ago, nor efficient, as another post mentions regarding costs.

Anonymous

negative nancy!!!…. is that you?
Are they using your money? for this project why so angry!
I bet you have never even seen this site in person…

Anonymous

What’s innovative about playing legos with metal containers? it’s plain!

Anonymous

Really cool concept

marc

Interesting.

Anonymous

NICE!!!!

Anonymous

nice to see some variety

Anony

Better than stacked fish traps I guess.

Anonymous

So where are they going to put the crab and lobster traps at ?