Miami River

Aston Martin Residences To Be Built Along Miami River

Aston Martin Residences Rendering

After purchasing the 1.25 acre land along the Miami River next to the Epic Hotel for $125 million in 2014, the Coto Family of Argentina revealed the new luxury condominium will be named Aston Martin Residences, according to The Miami Herald. 

The 66 story tower will be built near the entrance of the Miami River and have 390 residential units. There will be two private lobbies, a two story fitness center, an infinity pool on the 55th floor and a yacht marina. The tower was designed by Revuelta Architects and Bodas Miani Anger.

Sales will launch in March, after the renovation of the on site sales center and groundbreaking to start in the Summer of 2017. Construction is expected to be completed by 2021.

As part of construction, a 24 foot wide riverwalk will added to connect along the Miami River.

Photos of the sales center can be viewed below.

Melo Group's Sushi Samba On Miami River Taking Shape

Sushi Samba Along Miami River

Sushi Samba Along Miami River

The 19,788 square foot three level building along the Miami River that will have a Sushi Samba and Duck & Waffle is progressing. 

The building, developed by Melo Group and designed by ITEC Design started construction earlier this year. The design of the building is supposed to be a play on lobster crates. 

Previous construction photos can be viewed here.

Apartment Towers Proposed For Miami Riverside Center

Last month, two bids were submitted for Miami Riverside Center from Adler Group and Panther Capital. One of plans by Adler Group has been revealed by The Next Miami. 

Adler Group wants to tear down the existing Riverside Center and replace it with apartment towers called Nexus Riverside Central. Nexus Riverside Central would consist of two 36 story rental towers with 900 units, 150 hotel rooms and 20,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space. As part of the deal, the City of Miami would get a 3% revenue over a 90 year lease. 

Adler Group would also combine the two apartment towers with land they purchased next to Riverside Center in July 2015 to build Riverside Tower. 

As part of the proposal, Adler Group would help the City of Miami finance a new office building at 375,000 square feet. Locations include next to Marlins Park and near the Lyric Theater in Overtown.

Two Bids Submitted For Miami Riverside Center

Miami Riverside Center

Two bids have been submitted for Miami Riverside Center located at 444 SW 2nd Ave along the Miami River, according to The Miami Herald.

The June 20th deadline to submit a bid for the 3.15 acre site were received by Adler Group and Panther Capital LLC. 

Adler Group is developing the 34 story rental Riverside Tower next door.

The City of Miami is looking to sell the property and hoping the the buyer will build a new 375,000 square foot building at a new site possible next to Marlins Park or next to The Lyric Theater in Overtown.

New Restaurant Coming To Miami River

Purchased Site in Red Along the Miami River

Shahab Karmely of Kar Properties and Alex von Furstenberg have purchased property at 131 NW South River Drive along the Miami River, according to The Real Deal.

The property was purchased for $5.4 million with plans to turn it into restaurant with event and entertainment space. 

Karmely is also developing One River Point along the Miami River across from Brickell, which will be two 928 foot towers. 

The Miami River has been very active lately with the construction of a Sushi Samba, the proposed Edge on Brickell, the approved Riverside Wharf, Chetrit Group's Miami River complex and even the re-lighting of Rockne Kreb's "The Miami Line." 

The new restaurant on the site will open by the end of the year.

A Look At The Sushi Samba Restaurant On The Miami River

Melo Group's Sushi Samba on The Miami River

Melo Group's Sushi Samba on The Miami River

Quietly going up along the Miami River is Melo Group's Sushi Samba restaurant and three story building at SW North River Dr. 

After the project was announced in November 2014, construction began on the building earlier this year. 

Designed by ITEC Design, the 19,788 square foot building will be completed before the end of the year. 

The Miami Line Re-Lit Over The Miami River

Rockne Krebs - The Miami Line

Rockne Krebs - The Miami Line

As part of the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Program, artist Rockne Krebs was commissioned to create "The Miami Line" in 1984. The colored bulbs extended 1,540 feet on the Metrorail tracks that created a colorful glow over the Miami River. 

Over the years the bulbs went out or were damaged. Eventually the lights burned out for good in 2012.

The City of Miami art in public spaces has restored the iconic Rockne Krebs' "The Miami Line" lighting exhibit along the Metrorail bridge that illuminates the river at night. Troy Taylor (VP, The Riverfront Master Association and Board President, The Mint Condo Association) joined with Brett Bibeau of the Miami River Commission 3 years ago, and Taylor states, "with the growing demand for luxury condos and trendy restaurants, along the Miami River I vowed 3 years ago that I could not let the lights go out on this Iconic landmark."

Although "The Miami Line" is partially re-lit an stops about halfway over the Miami River, only partial funding has been has been given so far, which includes 52 LED lights at a cost of $822,500, according to The Miami New Times.

Funds still need to be raised and budgeted to extend "The Miami Line" to its original length and on both sides of the Metrorail tracks.