Canvas Condo Construction Progress Photos

Canvas Condo

Canvas Condo

Located in the Arts & Entertainment district, the 37 story Canvas Condo is taking shape since we last looked in September. 

One of the cranes has been removed from the site and an illuminated Canvas sign sits atop the South side of the rooftop. The rooftop will have a 6,000 square feet indoor/outdoor restaurant with views of the city.

The building topped off in August of this year.

Previous construction photos of Canvas Condo can be viewed here. 

Square Station Construction Progress Photos

Square Station Construction

Square Station Construction

Since topping off in September, construction at Square Station is progressing very rapidly since starting to go vertical only a year ago. 

Two of the three cranes have been removed, most of the balconies have been installed and most of the exterior has been painted. Work on the amenities deck is taking shape as the landscaping will start soon. 

Square Station is expected to open early 2018.

Previous construction photos of Square Station can be viewed here.


Art Plaza Receives Approval From Urban Development Review Board

Art Plaza Site

Art Plaza Site

Miami's Urban Development Review Board has approved Art Plaza, which will be located at 58 NE 14th St in the Arts & Entertainment District. 

Demolition of the buildings on site began in October of this year. 

Art Plaza will be two towers at 36 stories with 667 units and 15,000 square feet of commercial space. 

Art Plaza is being developed by Melo Group who are also doing the under construction Square Station across the street.

The Optimum In Coconut Grove About To Go Vertical

The Optimum in Coconut Grove

The Optimum in Coconut Grove

After demolishing two buildings along Main Highway in Coconut Grove in July, The Optimum is now about to go vertical on a 14,000 square foot site. The Optimum is located next to the abandoned Coconut Grove Playhouse.

The five story office building will have 44,000 square feet of office space and 6,500 square feet for a rooftop restaurant. 

Construction is expected to be completed before the end of 2018.

Engle Building Hotel Reaches 5th Floor

Engle Building Hotel

Engle Building Hotel

Construction on the 60,000 square foot Engle Building Hotel in Coconut Grove has reached the 5th floor.

In August of this year, the hotel was starting to go vertical.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Inside The Abandoned El Eden Motel In Brickell

 A Room at the El Eden Motel

 A Room at the El Eden Motel

After being purchased for $18.4 million in January 2017, demolition has now started on the two story El Eden Motel in Brickell.

The El Eden Motel was originally built in 1976 and then expanded in 1990 with the purchase of the North end of the lot for $390,000. 

With 53 rooms, all of the rooms had large mirrors over and in front of the beds. Some rooms even had all the walls and ceilings covered in mirrors. 

Once the motel is completely demolished, a 24 story hotel with 263 rooms will rise, with construction expected to start first quarter 2018. The project will be developed by Tony Cho of Metro 1 and Robert Finvarb of Finvarb Companies. 

The Starlite Motel next door, which sold for $25 million in December 2014 remains open.