Photos Of The Completed Oceana Key Biscayne

Oceana Key Biscayne

Oceana Key Biscayne

Located at 350 Ocean Drive on Key Biscayne, Ocean Key Biscayne is the ninth completed condo in South Florida since the latest construction boom in 2011. 

The site was the location of the Sonesta Hotel, which became abandoned after closing. The building sits on the east side of Key Biscayne and features unobstructed views of the ocean.

The 14 floor tower has 142 condo units and 12 villas in the building. The project was developed by Consultatio the architect was Miami based Arquitectonica and the contractor was Coastal Construction.

Groundbreaking started in February 2012.

Regatta Park In Coconut Grove Going Out For Bids

Site of Regatta Park In Coconut Grove

The Coconut Grove Grapevine is reporting that Regatta Park is ready to receive bids in the next few weeks for the creation of a new park.

The park will receive 200 donated trees and the city commission has allocated $5 million towards construction costs.

Construction on the 12 acre site is expected to start by the end of the year.

SkyWalk Added Over South Miami Ave. For Brickell City Centre

SkyWalks Connecting Brickell City Centre Over 7th St and South Miami Ave.

This past weekend, workers began installing the skywalk connecting the retail portion of Brickell City Centre over South Miami Ave. Over a month ago the skywalk was added over 7th Street.

South Miami Ave. is no longer closed this morning and traffic is able to go through.

Click here for current construction photos for all of Brickell City Centre.

1100 Millecento Construction Photos

1100 Millecento

1100 Millecento

Workers have finished most of the construction on the rooftop pool since our last update in the Summer. 

The last remaining crane has been removed and most of the outside of the building has been painted. 

The final completion should be in the next couple of months.

Construction progress photos can be seen here.

This Was Downtown Miami In The Early 90's - Before & After

A couple of weeks ago we showed how Downtown Miami looked in 1984. In the top left photo was Downtown Miami in the early 1990's and it looks slightly different than in 1984. When you compare to today in 2014 you see a noticeable difference. The tiny apartments on the Miami River were knocked down in 2006 along with the Sheraton Hotel Brickell to make way for Related Group's Icon Brickell. Below the apartment complex revealed a Tequesta burial site. That land is now the Miami Circle and used as a park. 

Just North of the Miami River was the DuPont Plaza Hotel, which was built in 1957 and demolished in 2004 to make way for the Epic Hotel and Residences. 

Since that time the Wells Fargo Tower was built North of the Epic Hotel. The Met 3 and One Miami were built in the empty lots by the Intercontinental Hotel.

Fishing boats would use the Miami River and now the wealthy use it to dock their luxury yachts.

Brickell City Centre Construction Photos - Day & Night

Construction is rising fast at Brickell City Centre since our last update. Swire has closed the 8th St. metromover station until Summer of 2015, they have started construction on the retail portion below North Squared Condo and they have added the skywalk above 7th St connecting the towers.

Rise Brickell City Center has since risen to 17 floors and Reach Brickell City Centre has risen to 13 floors. 

Hotel East is the tower that has been built the quickest with many of the windows being installed and a few of the glass balconies being added on. 

The retail portion of Brickell City Centre is taking shape with most of the steel frames going up and concrete being poured to create the floors.

Below are current photos of the project.

Rise Brickell City Centre

East Hotel

Reach Brickell City Centre

Retail and Wellness Centre of Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre

Lawsuit Filed To Stop Island Gardens On Watson Island

Site Of Island Gardens on Watson Island

After receiving approval in May, Flagstone has begun doing site work on Watson Island, which includes preparing the area for a marina to dock mega yachts. However, Flagstone has not given a timeframe when they plan to start the rest of the project.

Two Miami residents are suing to block the project according to the Miami Herald. They argue that the city approved to lease the site at $2 million a year based on the original agreement in 2001 and Flagstone should not have to pay that amount. Over time, the lease for the site should be valued at over $ 7 million a year based on 2014 estimates. 

The residents want new bids for the site and the existing contract thrown out.