City of Miami officials want out of their administration building along the Miami River and into a shiny new office tower that would be built nearby, but voters have to weigh in first.
Among the many items on the Nov. 6 ballot, Miami residents will decide whether to approve a lease and development deal with Lancelot Miami River, an affiliate of Miami-based Adler Group, for the 3.15-acre site at 444 S.W. Second Ave., currently the home of the city’s administration building. The deal would lead to the development of several multifamily towers, restaurants, a new city office building, and the extension of the Miami Riverwalk pedestrian path.
“The existing administrative building no longer meets the needs of Miami’s modern government, from limited parking to costly repairs and updates,” city spokesman Eugene Ramirez said. “The deal before voters will not only provide residents and visitors with a modern administrative building to seek city services, but also activates the waterfront and and brings new life to a growing part of the urban core.”
Right now, this prime location along the Miami River, just east of Interstate 95, is mostly paved over with few shade trees and no way to walk further west along the river, where many restaurants are situated.
Adler Group President David Adler said the project would fully fund the extension of the Miami Riverwalk on the city’s property, a city initiative that would otherwise be funded by taxpayers. The riverwalk will benefit businesses along the river and give people an alternative to driving, he said.
“We will create vibrant open space and a lot of greenery,” Adler said. “It helps the community as a whole.”
The project is being designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe (NBWW) from Coral Gables.
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