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Midtown Master Plan

Miami, FL

This vacant, 56-acre site, which was used by the Port of Miami as a staging facility for truck containers was identified as an opportunity to reintegrate the city street grid and create a mixed-use district for the surrounding neighborhood. As the site’s master planners and master architects, the team partnered with the City of Miami to change the land use from Industrial to Restricted Commercial and create Special District Zoning and Design Guidelines.

 

Created a vision and marketing strategy for one of the largest urban infill developments in the country.

Reincorporated a derelict parcel into the surrounding urban fabric to improve the quality of life.

• Developed two distinct retail districts: a big box vertical retail district as a regional destination and lifestyle/service retail contained within the residential developments.

• Developed creative and flexible economic incentives.

• Utilized new zoning and design guidelines to circumvent long approval process. Implementation Results:

• Master plan increased the value of the site from $9 million to $35 million.

• Over 50 percent of the site is under development or nearing completion.

• Every parcel has taken advantage of the FAR incentives.

• Created a substantial fund to develop quality of life improvements.

• A transportation plaza will incorporate a trolley into Downtown Miami.

This vacant, 56-acre site, which was used by the Port of Miami as a staging facility for truck containers was identified as an opportunity to reintegrate the city street grid and create a mixed-use district for the surrounding neighborhood. As the site’s master planners and master architects, the team partnered with the City of Miami to change the land use from Industrial to Restricted Commercial and create Special District Zoning and Design Guidelines.

 

Created a vision and marketing strategy for one of the largest urban infill developments in the country.

Reincorporated a derelict parcel into the surrounding urban fabric to improve the quality of life.

• Developed two distinct retail districts: a big box vertical retail district as a regional destination and lifestyle/service retail contained within the residential developments.

• Developed creative and flexible economic incentives.

• Utilized new zoning and design guidelines to circumvent long approval process. Implementation Results:

• Master plan increased the value of the site from $9 million to $35 million.

• Over 50 percent of the site is under development or nearing completion.

• Every parcel has taken advantage of the FAR incentives.

• Created a substantial fund to develop quality of life improvements.

• A transportation plaza will incorporate a trolley into Downtown Miami.