Vertical Construction Underway On South Beach Hotel & Retail Project

A hotel and retail project that spans an entire block in South Beach has commenced vertical construction.

Washington Squared will include 312 hotel rooms, a restaurant and live performance space. There will also be 46,849 square feet of ground floor retail, along with a 258 space parking garage.

The property was purchased in 2015 for around $33 million, and a construction loan for $90 million was issued last year.

Washington Squared Owner LLC, controlled by Andrew Joblon, is the developer.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Big-time project for South Beach.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Thank God! Washington Ave needs some TLC.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Just what Miami Beach needs. More tiny hotel rooms.

That’s the number one complaint I hear from Americans who visit.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Where you read that, in the Suburban Traveler Magazine?

Anonymous
2 years ago

He heard it from me! I am the broke American who wants to get more than what my buck will buy, so I go around complaining that my hotel rooms are too damn small :/

Anonymous
2 years ago

Perfect. We don’t want broke people coming to visit Miami. That’s why god made New Jersey, so hopefully they are really expensive really small tiny rooms 😉

Polo
2 years ago

That’s because Americans are getting fatter and don’t fit into small rooms anymore.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah you Americans, just because they’re now asking $1200 a month for a 450 sqft apartment, don’t complain, like Polo said, you’re the one that got FAT!

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks too long for its height. It should have been allowed to be taller or broken up to look like separate buildings.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

That whole block is already long. Why would they break the building up?

Anonymous
2 years ago

You are exactly correct. This is what you get – a long boring and ugly designed building – because of those whiny little nimbys living in South Beach.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Boooooo!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why is the sidewalk closed for the 600 block?

Anonymous
2 years ago

To prevent accidents genius.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Looks like a huge inconvenience for the neighborhood. Surely they could have put scaffolding up and relocated the sidewalk?

Other cities do this?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Now we need cheap water taxi transportation to visit SoBE from Brickell…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because a $10 uber is just too much?

Anonymous
2 years ago

$2.25 Metrobus ride from the Omni.

Magazine
2 years ago

It was a three story hotel on sixth and washington that prompted this need? Interesting.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They tried reasonably priced water taxi transportation to Miami Beach and those businesses went belly up because people just weren’t interested.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We need cheap nothing. We need cheap people to not come to miami, that’s what we need