Wharton Considering Building Mixed-Use Project On Former Lynx Site

Wharton Equity Partners is considering building a mixed-use project on a downtown property across from the Miami Tower, according to their website.

The developer recently updated their website to announce that they are currently evaluating various development options for the site. The project could include:

  • 500,000 square foot office building
  • 50,000 square feet of retail space
  • 900 rental units.

Wharton acquired the 2.1 acre site in 2013. It is entitled for up to 3.2 million square feet, and a project called Lynx designed by Pei Partners and Chad Oppenheim was once proposed there.

Across from Midtown Miami, Wharton is a partner in a retail and apartment project called District 36 that is nearing completion.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Nice design.
Very urban and it looks great in the area.
Love it

Anonymous
5 years ago

Yes build it!

Mike04
5 years ago

Awesome place for a development like this.

Mike04
5 years ago

Looking at it again, the parking podium is way to large and boring. It kills the street level area. Not going to be to interesting from a pedestrian’s view point.

Edin
5 years ago

What “pedestrians wiew point”,nobody is walking here. The whole project is magnificent, time to beat NY and Chicago.

Mike04
5 years ago

what do you mean nobody is walking here?!? Have you seen Brickell or DT between 7:45 and 9 am and in the afternoon. Everybody is walking.

Edin
5 years ago

This is not Brickell .

marc
5 years ago

So Brickell was always Brickell? Were you born yesterday?

marc
5 years ago

The point is to make it walkable. If there’s something to do or go to then people will be there. Case in point Brickell and South Beach.

Mike04
5 years ago

its definitely in a good location in terms of public transport with
Third street, Knight Center, and Miami Ave metro mover stations within less than a block.

Gables
5 years ago

What kills the street level area currently is that horribly dead parking lot, especially at night! I would rather have this development any day!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Wish they would go back to the old design, with the structural X’s designed by Pei’s son’s firm.

marc
5 years ago

Oh yeah but it would be way more expensive to build.

FH
5 years ago

Yes, build, build, build

Marc305
5 years ago

Very nice design, it makes it look like 4 fingers rising from the ground, and the 3 new ones are all taller than the Bank of America building. If completed this will be amazing!

Edin
5 years ago

Total bank.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Miami Tower*

CH
5 years ago

This is obviously not the final design and btw, it screams diagramatic left and right. The title states that they are ‘considering’ building the project and this location.

aceraroja
5 years ago

Reminds me of a lot of the more glamorous Upper East Side buildings in NY, which is great. I’m sure this is a quick sketch and paste onto a random photo, the proportions of the garage don’t even look right so I expect to see a new more polished rendering soon. It will “delete” a bit of my view but it will make the CBD a better place to walk and live, so I’m very into it.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I quite like it. Still, while “anti-urban” parking pedestal makes sense facing the even more anti-urban I-95 Downtown Distributor ramps, it would look like shit if the Grand Boulevard plan to remove the Downtown Distributor was ever implemented. We call it long-term for a reason.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Typical. Where are the people for all these condos? Are they coming on a magic ship?