Globest.Com: The Story Behind River Landing Shops & Residences
River Landing Shops & Residences, a 345,000-square-foot mixed-use development is on track to open during the first half of 2020. The project will have retail/commercial space, 135,000 square feet of office and 528 market-rate apartments.
Andrew Hellinger, principal at Miami-based Urban-X Group, who along with Coralee Penabad, is developing River Landing, recently answered a few questions about the project.
What prompted Urban-X to initially invest along the Miami River and propose the development of River Landing Shops & Residence?
River Landing Shops & Residences is on a 10-acre parcel along the shores of the Miami River and the location is almost hard to replicate anywhere in Miami. The parcel, near the Jackson Memorial Hospital west of downtown Miami, was once owned by Miami Pioneer Henry Flagler. When we were looking for opportunities for development almost a decade ago, we wanted to go to areas where other developers were not building just yet.