Trader Joe’s In South Beach Is Now Under Construction

The Alton Road property that will become home to the first Trader Joe’s in Miami Beach has been fenced off, with foundation work now underway.

The five-story project is known as 17 West, and also includes 36 residential units and 200 parking spaces.

City records show that a construction permit and underground utility permit are pending. The developer has also executed an agreement with the city to vacate an alley that bisects the property.

Completion is scheduled for 2018.