Technology Arts Media Innovation Building Proposed In Overtown

A partnership between Miami developers has submitted a proposal to build the Technology Arts Media Innovation Building in Overtown, according to the SFBJ.

The Technology Arts Media Innovation Building (TAMI) is proposed to rise 12 stories include:

  • 119,000 square feet of office
  • 20,000 square feet of cultural space
  • 1,800 square feet of retail
  • digital billboards
  • 675 parking spaces.

Perkins + Will is the architect.

The total project cost is estimated at $74 million.

The property is owned by the Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, which put it out for bid. A total of five bids were received, with the TAMI proposal ranked first.

Michael Simkins and Terra’s David Martin are partners on the TAMI proposal, which would include payment to the CRA for the property.

The CRA board of commissioners had a meeting this morning where they were scheduled to vote on moving forward with the proposal.

 

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Anon
2 months ago

Beautiful proposal that I hope reinvigorates that part of Overtown and is built somewhat close to these beautiful renders!

Azarius
2 months ago

Just keep the culture! I love the tenders and I’m all for improving but let’s regenerate the culture that made Overtown a culture destination decades before

Azarius
2 months ago

*renders

Anonymous
2 months ago

What culture?

Anonymous World
2 months ago

The culture of thriving businesses and families before I-95 got built. Now go read a book.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^you believe everything you read?

Anonymous World
2 months ago

You believe in conspiracy theories?

Pleezzee
2 months ago

People crack me up when they talk about what they perceived happened back in the 1960’s and on into the 70’s, and 80’s in Miami. If you think something is nothing but conspiracy, just look at the state flag.. it resembles a “Confederate Flag.” One of Miami’s main highways is named “Dixie Highway.” And Miami used to have oodles of grocery store chains (and Florida) named “Winn Dixie.”

Do you think all that is just a coincidence?

Anonymous
2 months ago

So what you’re telling me is Florida is the South. Okay. And?

Pleezzee
2 months ago

^
Way to ignore reality… just keep thinking everything is just a “conspiracy theory.”

Slim Shady
2 months ago

Correction: Before the Civil Rights Act. That was when blacks in Overtown were jammed packed into dense city blocks with no possibility for upward mobility.
When freed to live in any neighborhood they wanted, the people who could afford to, got the hell out.
The musicians who used to stay in the hotels, were then free to stay in Miami Beach or wherever they wanted.

Freedom to chose is a great thing. Not a whole lot of people, musicians, doctors, lawyers, businesspeople chose to stay.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Easier said than done. If there was a desire to regenerate the culture, it would have happened years ago.

Voice of America
2 months ago

People actively AVOID overtown because of that ghetto culture. This is a good move

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yeah if you’re a p&ss&y.

what U talken bout Willis?
2 months ago

Heck, some people AVOID Mississippi to!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Apparently some avoid grammar, as well.

Drac
2 months ago

^
I see.. simple English confounds you, doesn’t it?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Overtown should be developed into a classy and sophisticated Jazz/Blues neighborhood. That would honor its history and generate jobs while creating something Miami does not yet have. A win win for everyone.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Hope they keep the chickens in some spots 🐓 or some chicken statues for a touch of personality.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“old McDonald’s had a farm e i e i ooooo, and on that farm he had some chicks e i e i ooooo!”

Anonymous
2 months ago

….And why would you want it to looking like a third world country? Chickens? This is an urban community not a farm.

Anonymous
2 months ago

People like animals. There could be an urban farmer-style breakfast spot with avocado toast and fresh delivered eggs. Chicken to table 🙂

Anonymous
2 months ago

You missed my point. Why would you want chickens roaming around an urban community? This isn’t Detroit or Hialeah. Why do you approve of such foolishness when Overtown is trying to become an up and coming neighborhood? I love animals too. Does that mean I should have cows in my backyard? Maybe if I lived on a farm or in a third world country, sure.

Anonymous
2 months ago

A live music district would make the area pop even more…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes, live Jazz and Blues music! It could be even nicer than Wynwood

Jerome
2 months ago

Haitian Kompa music has a lot more “pop” than Jazz or Blues. Miami is more known for its caribbean influenced styles.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Clearly you known nothing of Miami’s history, Jerome. If you did, you would know that Overtown was known for it’s African-American history more than it’s Caribbean culture. Overtown should be restored to it’s previous glory but it appears developers and politicians are not interested in that.

Slim Shady
2 months ago

Most of the blacks who worked for Flaglers Railroad and the Royal Palm were from the Bahamas and the Carribean.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The only way to “honor” Overtown’s history is to build more affordable housing in the area and provide decent paying jobs that are actually for Overtown residents.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Isn’t it mostly low cost housing now. How has that helped improve the area? Developments do create jobs.

Anonymous
2 months ago

People Tsing understand that handouts just keep people lazy

Drac
2 months ago

Yeah… and then you wind up being crooks like Brett Favre and his crew.

Anonymous
2 months ago

People don’t understand that handôuts just keep people làzy

Anonymous
2 months ago

No. It’s being gutted and gentrified. Oh! I used the g word.

Anonymous
2 months ago

No thanks. That’s a prime location and deserves better.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Well for the residents remaining who haven’t left Overtown in the past sixty-plus years, there’s plenty of senior subsidized housing.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Building more “affordable housing” is not going to improve the housing crisis. There’s plenty of affordable housing options in Miami – it’s just that people in the market for luxury housing would not ordinarily choose to live there, but have to sue to lack of luxury housing, which is driving up the costs in those “affordable housing” buildings.

There’s a shortage of luxury housing. We should focus on this to support all the new professionals moving to Miami. That will improve the quality of affordable housing and keep it affordable. Career professionals want to be in a walkable nice community.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Building more affordable housing would mean more people would be able to afford living there. Not everyone is looking for luxury housing. That is the reason why we are in this housing crisis to begin with. Too much luxury housing was built and not enough middle income people can afford to live here anymore. I love how you out-of-towners who just came to Miami love to think you know what’s best for this city. You folks are just ruining Miami and making it a less inhabitable place to live, work and do business. Please go back to New York or California.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^as a near 50 year old native, I can assure you that you’re not entitled to a place in the real estate market here just because you were born here. Outsiders are allowed to come and become insiders. If Miami no longer suits you then move. It’s a free country.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There’s a lot affordable housing being built or built in Little Havana, Flagami, North Miami, Doral, Miami Springs, Cutler Bay, Miami Shores, etc.

However, there is a luxury housing shortage near the financial center, and it’s slowing down the economic growth and making it more expensive everywhere else. Even places that are not “luxury” are marketing themselves that way at high costs. We need competition in the luxury market.

If we build more luxury housing in West/South Brickell and Downtown, we will see the surrounding neighborhoods pick up too.

Anonymous
2 months ago

No, clearly you are out of touch with what I am saying. You mentioned “affordable” housing in places like Doral, Miami Springs, Cutler Bay, North Miami… places that are far away from the urban core. That is not attractive at all. A “luxury” market is just creating a rich ghetto that is effectively pricing out everyone who doesn’t make north of $150k/year. Yay…. another San Francisco but with regressive politics. Sooooo attractive.

Anonymous
2 months ago

A “rich ghetto” is an oxymoron, what you mean is a thriving neighborhood where people want to spend more money. That’s what we need more of in the core of Miami, like Brickell and Downtown. We need more high-end development for the city to grow and thrive at large.

The alternative, is an actual ghetto core, where people don’t even want to commute to, so investors develop outside the core. We saw that in previous decages, and it didn’t help.

There are plenty of affordable places along the metroline within easy reach of the urban core, Dadeland South, Dadeland North, Overtown, Culmer, Allapattah, Hialeah, Palmetto.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That will be ideal with a couple of live venues. Unfortunately Miami crowd its club oriented and not so much with live gigs.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That’s not true. Build it and they will come. Club culture will always be popular with young 20s, but more mid-senior level 30s and 40s are calling Miami home now and they want quality entertainment.

Slim Shady
2 months ago

Like Avenue D & Le Chat Noir?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Let’s work together to prevent homelessness, by working together and rewarding goodness. It’s great to see a development that brings hope.

Slim Shady
2 months ago

Hospitality Jobs instead of the proposed Tech & Innovation jobs?
Okay…

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

Beautiful lets gett piling work going

Anonymous
2 months ago

Wow so nice. Hope the city and developers team up to install more well designed pedestrian crosswalks like this whenever new developments come in, if not before, in Overtown, Midtown, West Brickell, Wynnwood, etc.

I like the pattern built into the pavement and thoughtfulness that the streets could be utilized for street fairs from time to time.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Overtone is destined to become an amazing destination just based on location and potential. Just like Wynwood, Overtown will soon be completely revitalized. This is soooo exciting!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

*overtown (TNM can you please bring back the auditing feature?)

Anonymous
2 months ago

You mean editing?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Exactly my point

Anonymous
2 months ago

High tech in Overtown??! What a ridiculous neighborhood to put something like this, it’ll probably get robbed for the tech inside of it

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not unless they plan on making it better and they do!

Qtip
2 months ago

Love the colors!

Awesome
2 months ago

Overtown: the best place in town!
…for current investment, that is❤️

BB1
2 months ago

Not sure why this is needed… I mean the Nikola Tesla innovation hub will be ready in only 12 short years from now!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Wow so nice. Hope the city and developers team up to install more well designed pedestrian crosswalks like this whenever new developments come in, if not before, in Overtown, Midtown, West Brickell, Wynnwood, etc.

I like the pattern built into the pavement and thoughtfulness that the streets could be utilized for street fairs from time to time.

Nick
2 months ago

Overtown baby

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is the exact height that needs to be required along I-95 from Wynnwood down to Brickell to keep the inviting nature of this city.

Anon2
2 months ago

Great project. Let’s go!

dn10
2 months ago

That innovation district would have been cool

Parkwest
2 months ago

This building is a billboard. Simkins already tried this years ago on a larger scale. Rendering look nice, but It’s a billboard for nearby 95 and 395.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Did Simkins ever do anything? Whatever happened to that whole innovation district that was talked up for years?

Anonymous
2 months ago

I don’t think any of it ever happened, simkins talked a big game but in the end it was all just renders and the city didn’t want that big distracting digital billboard building nonsense

Slim Shady
2 months ago

The E11even towers are something.

Anonymous
2 months ago

As someone who grew up here, went away for education/career opportunities, and recently returned, I can honestly say Miami has never been better. There’s much more opportunity now to build or manage a business and raise a family. It’s now a place where people can stay to better themselves.

real estate BS
2 months ago

digital billboards? is this a building or a canvas for billboards. The City is crazy for outdoor advertising. They are now going to put billboards in parks, or on any City property.
CRASS

Anonymous
2 months ago

I was actually just thinking how pleased I am with the lack of digital and print ads in Miami – definitely agree we shouldn’t have more. They’re a waste of money and trash the city. People are looking at their phones anyway – keep ads on phones not walls. Should be a public law/ordinance.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Hideous “art in public places” murals covering parking garages are bad enough to look at. Case in point, CitizenM and SLS Brickell.

Anonymous
2 months ago

They are a million times better than ads that turn people away. The ideal strategy is architectural art that masks the garage and the next best alternative is tasteful public art.
Public art is essential to a world class city, and will always be subjective. It’s meant to be thought provoking and can be replaced.
In my opinion they need to remove the leaf from the naked man’s statue – it’s so puritan and silly. If it were Europe or NY people could see a naked man in art without flinching.

Parkwest
2 months ago

Can’t wait to see the tampon ads! Lol!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Please remove the ^ comment and pray this person gets the love they are missing.

Anonymous but Famous
2 months ago

Note to The Next Miami: any time the same address appears in Homestead 33030, you tag it as being there. As in this case.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Man, this looks better than that leaning monstrosity being built in Overtown right now.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Not really. At least the Make a Wish building has architectural character while this is just a big box.

Drac
2 months ago

You mean “architectural character” that would only be built for people of tasteless Miami. Its a good thing we have Sunny Isles beach nearby to remind us of what sophistication and good taste really looks like.

Anonymous
2 months ago

No, not at all. The Make a Wish building is the best thing coming to Overtown. I don’t know where you pulled Sunny Isles Beach into this because it’s not that great to begin with.

RenRich
2 months ago

I’m all about making a neighborhood better, but gentrification usually prices out the good people who struggle to pay the rent that’s already happening. Always consider the people who live there before pricing them out. Real talk!

Melo, the true giga chad
2 months ago

we’ll see if it actually gets built

Anonymous
2 months ago

TAMI got a big a$$ FUPA

Anonymous
2 months ago

Diversity and inclusion, amirite?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Confused… is this proposed to be built in Overtown or Homestead?

Anonymous
2 months ago

I saw the address says homestead as well…weird