Walmart’s Construction Permit In Midtown Miami Has Been Revoked

Miami’s Building Department has taken the unusual step of revoking Walmart’s construction permit to build a foundation for their store in Midtown Miami.

The phased construction permit was revoked on Monday. It was issued in December 2015, and foundation work for the 203,000 square foot store began shortly thereafter.

In February, a letter from a city attorney indicated that the permit had been locked due to a lack of unity of title on the property. A partner in the project, Midtown Opportunities, needed to sign a covenant in lieu of unity of title, along with the Midtown Community Development District.

 

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Biscayne Fan
5 years ago

I hope this piece of sh…will never built.

Marc305
5 years ago

What does this exactly mean? Are they pulling out all together? Will they re-apply?
Very incomplete article.

global reach
5 years ago

Maybe Related grouped pulled some strings finally because they realized how horrible an walmart will be for their condo sells. Now people will reply “everyone shops at walmart” Do you realize if you have an walmart most of the shops in and around north miami avenue will go out of business. Plus the type of people it brings is horrible.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Fantastic!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Awesome, hope it doesn’t get built.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree mi vida. I hope they build a Valsan instead.

Peter Ehrlich
5 years ago

The City of Miami requires both adjacent neighbors to sign off on the massive Walmart. More and more people are realizing what a disaster a massive Walmart will be to Midtown, Wynwood and Edgewater.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Damnit! I need to buy cheap stuff in bulk and wait in long lines… How long am I gonna have to wait?

Anonymous
5 years ago

The whole saga with this walmart is priceless, will laugh hysterically if they quit trying and publix ends up building something instead.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Where do all the snobs that don’t want this store shop for food now? Oh, sorry, forgot they all eat out.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I completely agree with you all. Building a Walmart will degrade everything we love about Midtown and the Design District.

VidaEsParaiso
5 years ago

Maybe they can rent space in the Design District right next to Gucci!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Too late for that. I hear a new Sedanos is going there.

Susan R Weitz
3 years ago

3/1/2018
What is the current status as of todays date? Is Walmart going to be built or not? Seems almost impossible to get a straight answer about status.

suomynona
5 years ago

What I don’t get is, why is Target ok for Midtown but WalMart isn’t? They’re practically the same.

marc
5 years ago

One is open 24 hours and Target is a step above Walmart.

Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s not about whether or not a Walmart should be there…it’s about the fact that their proposed building is in violation of the Miami building codes…they have been skirting the law with the help of Miami officials. They can build a Walmart there without any problem, as long as they follow the law just like you or I would need to if we were adding a room to our house. Codes are important for the long term viability of a city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I bet the majority of people who are against building the Walmart in Midtown doesn’t own a condo in the area nor resides in the neighborhood. And there’s no need for all the name calling towards the less fortunate, and the one”s that do, are bunch of bullies to me. Not all people were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Anyways, I’ve kn-owned the area for along time. And yes, they are uplifting the Wynwood area with stores that are convenient for the people who reside in the area. Is not about rich or poor. Is about being fair! You people are complaining about how the Walmart would cause Traffic and a lot of crime. Well guess what? There’s already Heavy traffic and outsiders parking in front of Residential homes with out even asking. How would you feel if you were coming home from work after a long day and couldn’t find any parking in front of your home, because someone that don’t belong in the “HOOD” decided to park there, just to go party. Not only that! After partying all night…. They walk back to their cars (Drunk A.S.F) and they start to fight in the middle of the street causing disturbance and throwing liquor bottles on the sidewalk, also where parents walk their kids to school every morning. This is Exactly whats happening now and no one from the neighborhood is complaining like a little B****. Well anyways, its extremely sad to me how people are quick to talk S***, without having any knowledge about the area and the things that are happening right at this moment. And NO i don’t live in the Midtown area or Wynwood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I live on the most expensive waterfront island real estate in the SE U. S. And I WANT a Walmart in Midtown. All kinds of people like to use Walmart for various services and products, and there is none within convenient reach of residents along MacArthur Causeway.

Susan R Weitz
3 years ago

3/1/2018
Is Walmart going to be built on N Miami Ave?

Anonymous
3 years ago

So what is happening here about midtown Walmart? I would love to see it happen in 2018.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Maybe they’ll build a Publix so people can pay twice as much for the same food.

marc
5 years ago

Twice as much? right lol

Miko
5 years ago

Twice or even more.. Publix is extremely expensive

Anonymous
5 years ago

Ummm….am I in the Twilight Zone? In what universe is Publix considered expensive???

Pobutnotasnob
5 years ago

In the universe where lots of local low income families in Miami live and shop—the Winn Dixie/Sedanos/Presidente universe. The vast majority of Miami’s population, specially in the neighborhoods surrounding this development are low income families. Get a grip!

David
4 years ago

They are(Beta Cuck Hipsters) better than you!They just elected two Anti-Walmart shills to block any further development! So NO Walmart for you pleb! Money talks Bull$hit walks.

marc
5 years ago

People acting like Publix is a Whole Foods or Fresh Market.

Simeon
5 years ago

Truly a shame,it should be built.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree. The snobs can cross over to the DD and shop at Gucci, Pucci or Fiorucci. Cio bella!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Its ciao… Best, the snobs

Anonymous
5 years ago

Lol best comment on here.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Absolutely agree And I am a multi-millionaire who loves Walmart.