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    Balfour Beatty Completes Construction on $298M River Landing Project in Miami

    December 10, 2020


     
    MIAMI –  Balfour Beatty has completed construction on River Landing Shops and Residences, a 2.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use development along the Miami River. On behalf of real-estate investment trust, H&R REIT and South Florida developer, Urban-X Group with Matthews Southwest providing owner representative services, the $298 million megaproject will be a premier dining and shopping destination for visitors, residents and professionals in the heart of the second largest health district in the US.
     
    River Landing Shops and Residences is built on 8.1 acres of riverfront land and is one of the few projects in the pipeline on Miami River’s 5.5-mile-long waterway. The development features a seven-story, 488,000-square-foot retail and commercial space that will occupy national retailers and shops, 142,000-square-feet Class A office space, and two multi-family residential towers above a 12-story, 2,344-space parking garage. River Landing also provides boater access along the Miami River, a waterfront linear park, and a 25,500-square-foot restaurant row that will accommodate up to seven fine dining to fast casual restaurants.,
     
    “It was an honor to build this landmark project on the Miami River,” said Jason Sizemore, Balfour Beatty vice president of operations in Florida. “We commend the project team for safely delivering another transformative project that celebrates the urban lifestyles of thousands of individuals who live, work and play on Miami’s riverfront. South Florida is our home and we are proud to expand our presence in our community and build another iconic part of the Miami skyline.”
     
    River Landing was strategically delivered to provide easy access to Miami via waterway, mass transit and highway systems. With five marinas on the river, visitors, residents and professionals can easily travel to the Downtown Miami/Brickell Financial District, Miami International Airport, Interstate 95 and the Dolphin Expressway. The megaproject is also located in the rapidly evolving Health/Civic Center District, home to more than 160,000 annual visitors and 45,000 business professionals of world-class employers, including Miami-Dade Court System, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami-Dade College Medical Campus and Jackson Health System.
     
    The Balfour Beatty team leveraged the latest technologies and lean construction methods to successfully deliver the new River Landing Shops and Residences. At its peak, the job employed more than 750 Balfour Beatty workers and was designed by architects BC Architects, McNamara Salvia Structural Engineers, and Steven Feller MEPFP engineers.
     
    River Landing Shops and Residences opened September 1st at 1480 NW North River Drive, and will include national retailers TJ Maxx, Chase, AT&T, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, Publix Super Markets and Chick-fil-A.