Site previously slated for new city administration complex
Michael and David Adler’s firm will be moving forward on a 36-story multifamily tower near the Miami River.
On Nov. 15, the Miami Urban Development Review Board greenlit the Alder Group’s proposal for Nexus Riverside 1B building with 345 apartments atop a 393-space garage at 230 Southwest Third Street. Board members, who have an advisory role, as final approval rests with the city zoning administrator, recommended that Adler extend a planned mural onto a second façade and tweak the greenspace design. The project was designed by Coral Gables firm Nichols Architects.
The tower’s plans show a “geometric design called ‘the fragmented river’”, Benjamin Eliansky, COO of Chalk And Brush, told the board. “The fragmentation is a representation of each different community and ethnicity in the city of Miami.” That theme will also be represented through a mural by Chalk And Brush Design.
The project represents a switch from a previous plan for a new city administration complex on the site.
Adler’s bet on the Miami River area extends beyond the planned Nexus Riverside 1B. Directly east of the project site, the firm and Mill Creek Residential are developing Modera Riverside residential tower with over 400 units at 300 Southwest Second Avenue, also designed by Nichols.