Miami River | Miami Food Courts
A team of investors proposes a new hotel and food court on the Miami River.
Levy Gomez, Marcos Corminas and Chef John Gray presented their proposal for The Shipyard on the River to the Miami River Commission, which will take up the project at its next meeting on Monday.
The project would be built on vacant land at 5-27 Southwest South River Drive. Records show that South River Warehouse LLC, led by Arturo Ortega, a developer from Little Havana, bought the nearly 15,000-square-foot property for $ 1.6 million in 2014.
According to documents submitted to the Commission, the team plans to build a seven-story hotel with 50 rooms and rooms overlooking the river, with shipping containers converted into hotel rooms. Outdoor amenities include a pool, hot tub and sundeck. The current zoning allows up to 12 floors and 102 rooms.
The project would also include a gourmet food court offering ceviche, gourmet pizza and other options, with indoor and outdoor “performance kitchens” and food stations also made from converted shipping containers.
The seats are in a common, open area with family-style dining tables. A central bar and lounge area as well as an entertainment area with outdoor games and a “Zen-like” landscaping are also planned. Dinner also includes a shared Gray cooking table.
Gomez did not respond to requests for comment.
Developers are increasingly targeting the Miami River for new developments. Projects include: Chetrit Group and JDS Development Groups mixed-use development valued at $ 1 billion; Shahab Karmely’s One River Point luxury condominium development by KAR Properties; Mast Capital and AEW Capital Management’s Miami River Walk residential project; and Andy Hellinger is leading the development of River Landing, a mixed-use apartment and retail complex that is under construction.
Meanwhile, grocery halls take off in South Florida, such as the recently opened St. Roch Market in the Miami Design District and La Centrale in the Brickell City Center. Others are slated to open soon, including the Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach.