Mana Purchases Downtown Miami Site For $4M

30 East Flagler Site

Developer Moishe Mana has purchased a 6,000 square foot lot in Downtown Miami located at 30 East Flagler for $4 million, per The Real Deal.  

Mana has purchased $258.2 million is Miami real estate including The Biscayne Building  last year for $24.5 million and plans for a 49 story micro apartments at 200 North Miami Avenue.

The Harbour In Coconut Grove To Begin Construction In July

The Harbour Site in Coconut Grove

The Harbour Site in Coconut Grove

Construction on The Harbour in Coconut Grove is expected to start next month in July, according to Miami Today.

The Harbour will have two restaurants, entertainment event space, marina with 400 boat slips and a public baywalk. A new two story parking garage with 333 spaces will be built, which site work has already started.

The site is currently home to the restaurant Scotty's Landing (Grove Bay Grill) and The Chart House which closed in November 2015. Those two buildings will be demolished soon and replaced with The Harbour.

The Harbour was approved by voters in a 2013 referendum and was supposed to begin construction at the end of 2015, but was held up by litigation. 

This Was Brickell Key In 1985 - Before & After

The photo on the left is what Brickell Key looked like in 1985 and on the far right you can see the Miami Tower under construction. In 1975 the island was completely empty and barren after developing from dredging of the Miami River. By 1985 one condo had been built on Brickell Key and the Brickell skyline was becoming lined with condos. By 1999, the island had grown even more with more condos, but the Mandarin Oriental was not built yet. The photo on the top right is what Brickell Key and Downtown Miami look like today. Brickell Key is almost fully developed and the Brickell skyline is no longer visible except for the Four Seasons and Icon Brickell. 

78 Story 18 Approved By Planning And Zoning Department

18 Rendering

18 Rendering

After being approved by the Urban Development Review Board in February, 18 has also received approval from the Miami Planning and Zoning Department, according to The Next Miami.

18, located at 10 SW 8th Street on the Burger King lot, will rise 78 stories at 960 feet with 392 residential units. 

Previous stories on 18 can be viewed here.

SLS Lux Brickell Construction Updates

SLS Lux Brickell Overlooking Biscayne Bay

SLS Lux Brickell Overlooking Biscayne Bay

A year ago, SLS Lux Brickell had just reached the 33rd floor of construction. Now, the 58 story condominium rises over the surrounding buildings including Brickell City Centre and the recently opened Brickell Heights. 

Construction is still progressing on the building as both cranes have been removed from the site since we last looked in March.

There are only three more floors left for the balconies to be installed and the amenities deck is coming along.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Previous construction photos of SLS Lux Brickell since groundbreaking can be viewed here.

The Evolving Skyline Of Sunny Isles Beach

The Sunny Isles Beach Skyline

The Sunny Isles Beach Skyline

Along Collins Avenue from 158th Street to 192nd Street on what used to be called motel row, the 1.5 miles stretch of Sunny Isles Beach has transformed over years with new high rises. 

Recent additions the skyline include the 32 story Chateau Beach, 43 story Regalia and the 47 story Mansions of Acqualina. Further North is the 60 story Porsche Design Tower where you are able to park your car in your living room.

Current skyscrapers under construction include the 51 story twisting Muse Residences and three buildings away the 57 story Jade Residences designed by Herzog & de Meuron. New additions also include the 56 story Residences by Armani Casa, which is expected to be completed by 2019.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of incorporating the name Sunny Isles Beach from Sunny Isles. 

Miami To Get 125 Acre Park On Virginia Key

Aerial of Virginia Key with Downtown Miami in Distance

What was once an old landfill, Miami is planning on turning 125 acres on Virginia Key into a park, according to The Miami Herald. 

Originally used as a landfill in 1961 and then closed in 1977 it was covered in soil, but contaminents still caused leaking into the water. The cost to cap and seal the landfill will be $45 million at the cost of Miami-Dade taxpayers. 

The park is located near the old Jimbo's beer and fish bar that closed in 2012 after 50 years.

Bidding is expected to take a year and site work about 18 months, with the park expected to open in 2020.