By Brian Bandell
Adler Group received the go-ahead from City of Miami voters to redevelop the home of the city’s administrative offices along the Miami River.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, 64 percent of the city’s voters were in favor of the referendum for Lancelot Miami River, an affiliate of Miami-based Adler Group, to lease and develop 444 S.W. Second Ave. The 3.15-acre site is currently home of the administration building, which would be torn down once a new home for the city staff is ready.
At a time when Miami’s urban core is booming with development, this vote was a test of whether city residents were ready for more towers. At least on this Miami River site, they are.
“We are honored and thankful to the voters for your confidence and support,” Adler Group President Michael Adler said in a statement. “Thank you to the City of Miami Mayor, administration and Commission for all of the hard work, leadership and support. We are excited to continue working with the City of Miami to deliver a new world class administration building and an activated riverwalk for the residents and employees of the City of Miami to enjoy.”
The developer was selected following a request for proposal (RFP) issued by the city, which wants a more modern office building. Winning the referendum means that Adler Group’s 99-year agreement with the city can be finalized and the developer can start working with city officials on the design of the new city office building.
The project is designed by Coral Gables architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe (NBWW).
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