Miami’s Health District is seeing more activity.

A famed chef is launching a new concept in the University of Miami’s Life Science & Technology Park, which made headlines when its developer, Wexford Science & Technology, bet on the neighborhood a few years ago. Miami Health District’s residential and retail projects are rising.

Where does River Landing Shops and Residents fit in? caught up with Andrew Hellinger, CEO of River Landing Development, to find out what role his project will play in the evolution of the nascent Miami River District in part two of this exclusive interview. You can still read part one: Is Miami’s Health District Next Big Thing? What role will River Landing play in the evolution of the nascent Miami River District?

Hellinger: The development will anchor the river district to the west allowing consumers, visitors and residents to enjoy life on the Miami River. River Landing’s waterfront restaurants will add to the growing roster of trendy restaurants opening and thriving in the Miami River District, including American Social, London’s Duck & Waffle, Sushi Samba, Modern Garden, The River Seafood & Oyster Bar, Seaspice, Garcia’s and Casablanca.

ADD Inc. conceived River Landing’s retail element as a series of stacked gift boxes to create a dynamic façade that complements the river while being accessible to pedestrians. Our riverwalk is designed as a linear waterfront park. The continuous linear, but meandering walking park, extends the length of the development and connects our property to the other waterfront properties in the river district. What kind of retail mix do you envision for River Landing? 

Hellinger: River Landing will be home to seven to eight national anchor tenants ranging from 20,000 square feet to 55,000 square feet as well as eight to 10 national and regional retailers. Specifically, River Landing will contain 315,000 square feet of national retailers, 86,000 square feet of regional and local retailers and 29,000 square feet of restaurants on its five levels.

The roster of tenants who will call River Landing home is a major supermarket, clothing retailers for men women and children, shoe stores, banks, athletic goods, electronics/ wireless providers, cinemas, entertainment options as well as casual and luxury restaurants.


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Architect ADD Inc has prepared a creative plan to preserve the historic church at 1836 Biscayne Boulevard, while adding 352 residential units and a parking garage.

1836 Biscayne Boulevard - 2Under a proposal scheduled to be reviewed by Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board, the church would be restored and retrofitted to become hurricane-resistant. Instead of a place of worship, a grocer would occupy the space.

A 34-story residential tower would be built next to the church. ‘Floating’ above the former church would be a parking garage. In total, up to 480 parking spaces are planned.

Developer Fifteen Group paid $14.25 million for the property last year. R.J. Heisenbottle Architects is working alongside ADD Inc for the developer as a historic preservation consultant.

The church is directly across the street from Atlas Capital Group’s newly proposed 429-unit residential tower at 1900 Biscayne.


Source: The Next Miami