Target & Aldi Coming To Block 55 Across From Virgin Train’s MiamiCentral, With 506 Apartments Above

Block 55, the Overtown megaproject across from Virgin Train’s 3 MiamiCentral, has announced that Target will be among the first tenants, according to the Herald.

Target will occupy 51,088 square feet on the ground floor. That is smaller than a store in Midtown Miami (141,114 square feet), but bigger than the new South Beach Target (32,900 square feet). The new  Target will also have a CVS Pharmacy and a Starbucks.

Dave & Busters is also shown on a leasing plan for the building (pdf).

Other retailers shown include Aldi (which the developer told the Herald is a formal interest), Ross, Ulta, Burlington, and Youfit.

In total, the project will include 355,000 square feet of retail space,  around 1,050 parking spaces and 506 apartment units.

At the ground floor will be restaurants with outdoor seating facing Sawyer’s Walk, a public park which the developer is rebuilding.

Construction is expected to begin in March 2020, with retail completion in 24 months. The residential component will be completed six months later.

John Moriarty & Associates, which was one of the contractors for Brickell City Centre, is expected to be the contractor for Block 55. Arquitectonica is the architect.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board will review the project at a meeting next week.

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Anonymous

That is conveniently cool. You live there and you don’t have to leave your block. Need something ? Just go downstairs to Target or Aldi.

Anonymous

Or publix which is right there and brand new

Anonymous

I’m glad to see this project in Overtown neighborhood…poised for a lot more redevelopment growth.

Anonymous

Publix sux now

Anonymous

Not for long

Anonymous

Aldi is ass

Anonymous

Dave and Busters!! When the kids get loud at putt putt in BCC, we can drunkely Uber to Dave and Busters!

Anonymous

Or take the mover.

Anonymous

It’s about time to redevelopment and revitalization comes to Overtown.

Anonymous

Nice for the Target and retail but the apts are ugly…

Anonymous

Maybe the UDRB will do their job and make the architects come back with something not a box of cluttered windows. Target would have been perfect for the old Burdines/Macy’s, but considering the state of the historic core thanks to Mana, and fact a clean slate is easier here, what can we expect? Overtown will continue to grow, stadium or not.

Anonymous

So downtown is sort of getting a Target.

Anonymous

Across the street they’re building another apartment as well. Good density for this area.

Anonymous

Dave & Busters======Chuck E.Cheese for adults

Anonymous

A lot of activity coming to this little section of Overtown.. everything close by.

Anonymous

West Park

Anonymous

WePaWe *tips hipster fedora*, because Overtown is apparently a racist name because connotations, never mind nobody would know from that name, as opposed to older names like “Colored” or “Buck” Towns.

Anonymous

This area was originally called Colored Town when it was developed, and Overtown was adopted, for obvious reasons. So Overtown is ok.

Anonymous

Park West

Anonymous

You all seem to not like geography.

Anonymous

Looks like shipping containers stacked on top of each other.

Anonymous

Well, Arquitectonica is the designer and you know how much they hate balconies.

Anonymous

Open a Wild Fork!

Anonymous

Great news! They better make it happen soon, everything in Downtown takes 4-ever!! I’ve been here since 2007 and I’m still waiting for all the changes😩😩. I guess slowly but surely.

Anonymous

Before your 80 years old you’ll have a new McDonalds. Yippee!

Anonymous

2007 was def a bad time to come tho, so many projects were cancelled then

Anonymous

Yes, but we stuck it out and continued with our purchase. We love it here. Just wish they speed it up! Looking forward to “Biscayne Bay Brewery” when ever it happens…

Anonymous

Wow! More going on in Overtown than there is in Park West around Paramount.

Anonymous

Um, No.

Anonymous

Incredible news it’s exactly what the neighborhood needed! Incredible infill, cant say enough of how exciting this is, just wow!!!!

Anonymous

Yeah, whenever I’ve bought jeans at Target or ground beef at Aldi, I’ve gone orgasmic too!!!! Ohhhhhhyeeeeeah!

Anonymous

I hope they save those trees.

Anonymous

Y My questio od

305

Time to get that clown Jorge Mas to get the MLS stadium back in Overtown and then we’re talking.

Anonymous

Hallelujah
Anything for another option other than Publix

Anonymous

It’s crazy. We have a few condo buildings with no parking yet we have affordable housing with a free space for each unit. If someone can afford car ownership, why do they need taxpayer subsidized rent? Isn’t this housing meant for people who work in the area? If so, why do they need a car?

Anonymous

“why do they need taxpayer subsidized rent?”

Where does the article say “rent will be subsidized” in this apartment building?

Anonymous

It’s in another article on another website. A certain percentage of apartments need to be made available for low income people. Who do you think picks up the tab for them not having to pay full rent? The developer sure doesn’t.

Anonymous

Actually, it’s not 100% the taxpayers who are subsidizing these units. https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/how-affordable-housing-gets-built

Anonymous

Where does it say that this development is a subsidized rental project? Do you label all the apartments built by Melo and others in the area as subsidized rentals, since they too are affordable housing?

Anonymous

Yeah you right. Because all this people who qualify for affordable housing have jobs they can get there by taking the Metro or public transportation right? Live in this world dude, people who are hurting will take a job anywhere and will drive their jalopy wherever there is an opportunity. We need parking spaces because we have cars. If you don’t like the traffic move! and leave the city for the rest of us.

Anonymous

Just because someone has a car doesn’t mean they’re still making payments on that car. A lot of people have cars that are fully paid off and hoping they don’t bite the dust because they simply cannot afford another car. Just because you have a car, doesn’t mean you can afford market rate or luxury rent.

Anonymous

Pretty sure parking was made mostly for the retailers. Nobody is going to walk from their condo to the Target, D&B, etc.

Katherine W McFarlane

Sounds like somebody’s a hater

Anonymous

> 1,050 parking spaces

1000 here, 500 there, etc. These all add up. What do people think is going to happen?

Anonymous

People are going to think “I’m glad I have a space to park in.”

Anonymous

What will happen is that people will use their parking spaces as intended, that is why they are provided.

Anonymous

Of course, since the streets will be clogged with cars and traffic will be at a standstill. But at least they got a place to stash their car. Yee-haw!

Anonymous

..and it will be their option, not yours, whether to use their car or not… or use it to travel to another part of town/state, out of state etc.

Anonymous

cars in cities have externalities. it’s not just about you.

Anonymous

Nor is it all about you wanting to force people not to have parking spots. This is the real world and not your college class. If you don’t like cars, move out and go live on a farm.

Anonymous

… yeah.. and walk and leave those horses alone!

Anonymous

living on a farm = rural area = need a car…

Anonymous

So go buy one.

Anonymous

Go back to Ohio and pick corn, you hayseed!

Anonymous

Uh… have you ever been downtown on a weekend? All of the parking garages and lots are empty. Just because parking spaces are used part of the time doesn’t mean they’re necessarily needed. I’m not saying the existing parking in downtown isn’t needed, but what I’m saying is there is underutilized parking in this area and that new parking isn’t necessarily needed.

Anonymous

So what? Why do you care? Does your stomach hurt from additional empty spaces on the weekend if people want parking spaces with their units?

Anonymous

On the weekends he has nothing else to do so he drives downtown and pay to go into all the parking garages there and drive around in them just to see how empty they are.

Anonymous

Yea but downtown is also empty on the weekend because there is a lack of destinations unless there’s a big event at aaa or bay front. When downtown’s parking is filled on an average weekend day it will be a good sign that it’s actually coming back to life.

Anonymous

People in the apartments parking their cars out of the elements?

Anonymous

Forget it.. I bet one million dollars that this whiner has a space to park where he/she lives.

Anonymous

If he does, he probably doesn’t live in government subsidized housing and has to pay for the space.

Anonymous

… but he wants the people living in this place to use the tax subsidized free Metro-mover to get around.

Anonymous

That’s the whole purpose of the Metromover!

Anonymous

Then why whine about tax subsidized rent?

Anonymous

Do not start the parking s–t today. Tired of you.

Anonymous

… man, you ain’t lying.

Magic 8 Balls

What people think is that you’ll continue to post moronic drivel.

Magic 8 Balls

People think you will continue to post your moronic drivel on parking.

Anonymous

I’m just glad the bicycle lane nuts haven’t said anything yet.

Anonymous

Lol. Agree.

Anonymous

Parking winning!!!!

Anonymous

Bring on a Dave and Busters to Downtown!!!

Anonymous

Yayyyyy !!!! More national, corporate, bland, homogenized consumer crap !!!!!!! Wooo hooooooo !!!!!!

Anonymous

Do you realize those big chains are the only ones who could regularly fill out 40,000 sq ft and afford the construction for the build out too ? Or do you want it to remain an empty lot.

Anonymous

I agree with person below. A small unknown brand store wouldn’t be able to pull the traffic to this location like a target would and would then fail. Once target brings the traffic other small stores can open around it and have enough exposure to stay in business.

Anonymous

Truth

305

Complain to your commissioner. The high entry hurdles and insane permitting/approvals timelines prevent the growth of small businesses in Miami.

Anonymous

great news for overtown/downtown residents. Still will have to drive to target from Brickell… I ain’t walking 2 miles in the summer heat. 🙅🏼‍♀️🙅🏼‍♀️

Anonymous

You have the Metro-mover and Metro-rail in Brickell so….

Anonymous

well if you ever been into a target you know you buy x10 more things that were not on your list.

Anonymous

Went to one the other day.. walked out with nothing because I was just checking out their prices.

Anonymous

You can very easily bring a collapsible cart with you to roll your items with you home. It’s how a lot of people get around in Miami Beach, New York City, Baltimore, DC, Chicago, etc.

Anonymous

that is very ghetto. lmfao

Anonymous

No, it’s really not. It’s called prioritizing the environment and also walking your fatass around instead of sitting in a car.

Anonymous

Racist bitch