Top-Off Ceremony Held At Downtown Miami’s Block 55, Where 1.4M Square Feet Being Built

Contractor Coastal Construction says it has topped off Block 55.

A ceremony to mark the occasion was held on June 15, with a a raffle, prizes, music and a luncheon for the entire project team.

The mixed-use project is being built in downtown Miami, and will have 1.4 million square feet.

Block 55 is planned to include:

  • 578 affordable apartments for seniors, with state-of-the-art kitchens and “spa-inspired” bathrooms, along with amenities including pools and a fitness center
  • 120,000 square feet of Class A office space
  • 180,000 square feet of retail space

All of the space in the building, including the retail, office, and residential, is now said to be spoken for.

The office space will house the national headquarters of a “major global company,” a press release said.

The retail space will be anchored by Target and will include a full-service Starbucks and CVS pharmacy inside. Other retailers will include Aldi Grocery, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington Department Store, and multiple apparel concepts and hard goods.

There will also be restaurants with outdoor seating on the first floor.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone,” said Sean Murphy, Co-President of Coastal Construction Group. “We are proud to be a part of their efforts to provide affordable homes that cater to the diverse needs of our residents and the surrounding community.”

 

 

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Anonymous
3 months ago

We need hundreds more of these in Overtown to finally activate the area.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Activate = gentrify

Coolio
3 months ago

Yes, if gentrify means getting rid of crackheads sleeping in the streets and drive by’s… what are we waiting for?

Anonymous
3 months ago

More gentrification please!!

Name*
3 months ago

I support gentrification 100%. Much needed, especially in this area.

Bruno
3 months ago

Only renters get “gentrified”….
Property owners NEVER have to sell without getting paid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98958txVSrE

Anonymous
3 months ago

You’re not going to activate an area with vertical geriatric ghettos with big box stores crammed into the bottom.

Anon
3 months ago

LOLLLLLLLL

World Class Miami
3 months ago

Gentrify East Little Havana / Riverside!

Mm305
3 months ago

With the smallest of upzoning they could do that but have chosen to keep little Havana poor for decades now. Four full decades.

Cover the Podiums
3 months ago

and Little Havana!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Is the map correct? Isn’t this in Overtown?

AAA
3 months ago

Yes it is. A lot of development happening in that corner of over town

Anonymous
3 months ago

Except for the 4 story building sandwiched in between Arte Grand Central and Block 55. Only a matter of time

Anon
3 months ago

I don’t think the map is right, I’m pretty sure this is the project right next to I-95.

SW30
3 months ago

The map is incorrect, it’s like 2-3 blocks west of this. Directly east of I-95

transplant
3 months ago

Yep, it’s on NW 6th Street and NW 2nd Avenue, directly West of the Publix that opened there a couple years ago. It’s also directly adjacent to I95 (as others already mentioned).

guy1
3 months ago

Can’t wait to have an Aldi nearby

Anonymous
3 months ago

This is in Overtown, across from Publix. Isn’t it?

Kitty w
3 months ago

Yep.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Anyone know how long to build out the stores?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Overtown winning!!

Anonymous Me
3 months ago

No construction progress photos? Seems like that would be a minimum requirement for a story like this, no?

cat
3 months ago

Yes! We need progress pics, t f is happening TNM?

Bruno
3 months ago

That sounds EXCITING!
Please please please post photos of the shelves and the coolers going in. That will change everything….

Anonymous Me
3 months ago

Believe it or not, some of us actually have an interest in things related to the concept of a building topping off (imagine that) — things like viewing the building’s overall scale within the broader neighborhood, the level of similarity the structure shares with the architectural renderings, etc. Since when did an ability to provoke EXCITEMENT 🙄 become the only measure of relevance?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Glad to finally have a Target in the neighborhood, but damn is that building hideous.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Would have been better in the former Burdine’s, and Ross could have taken the other side, or even Woolworth space if it wasn’t owned by a certain deferred maintenance land banker.

Cover the Podiums
3 months ago

saw this while pulling up to downtown inside the Brightline. This project is enormous!! Very different from the typical cereal box apartment buildings

Anonymous
3 months ago

If it wasn’t senior housing and discount stores, still awful boxes with cheap and nasty irregular window placement.

???
3 months ago

578 for seniors only?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Kinda strange to have Class A office space sandwiched in between affordable senior housing and a Target.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Pretty common in Manhattan so maybe that’s what we are shooting for?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Exactly. Miami is looking more and more like NYC

Anonymous
3 months ago

^Never actually been to NYC.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I am from NYC actually. I moved in a couple of years ago.

Anonymous
3 months ago

who GAF about NYC?

cat
3 months ago

No it’s perfect. It makes the neighborhood diverse and interesting

Anon
3 months ago

No it is strange….it’s like having a Dollar Tree at the base of the Aston Martin Residences.

Dogtooth
3 months ago

We both it wouldn’t be economically feasible for Dollar Tree to lease space at Aston Martin. This building is there to serve the needs of the neighboorhood and will hopefully do it. Not everything has to be highend. If you forgot Miami has poor people and a working class that can’t afford an apartment at Miami Worldcenter or go out for Ceviche for lunch.

Anonymous
3 months ago

The land was owned by the County, it used to be Section 8 public housing that this developer tore down. In exchange for selling the land, the County required within the contract for sale that the purchasing developer dedicate the top part of the building to be affordable senior citizen housing.

Overtown Lover
3 months ago

𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓽𝓸𝔀𝓷 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵 𝓼𝓸𝓸𝓷 𝓫𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓫𝓮𝓼𝓽 𝓼𝓹𝓸𝓽 𝓲𝓷 𝓽𝓸𝔀𝓷!

elbus
3 months ago

very good we need more of this in liberty city over town and Miami Gardens.

MNM
3 months ago

The address is 249 NW 6th Street

Name*
3 months ago

That location is still technically Downtown Miami, not Overtown.