The OPTIMAR OBSERVER – Mar 17
Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.
100 Las Olas is Making Waves in Ft. Lauderdale
Groundbreaking this week rising at 499″ feet, 100 Las Olas is poised to become Ft. Lauderdale’s tallest building. This 45 story mixed-use development features 46 levels, 121 luxury residences, a 238 room hotel, as well as an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar. Residents and hotel guests alike can bask in the wonderful amenities such as; an observation deck, expansive fitness center, resort-style private pool with cabanas, a newsroom, and a social clubroom dubbed CLUB 100. Sales which launched in January total around $15 million, with their sales gallery located at 200 E Las Olas Blvd #150, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Residences starting at $800K and ranging in size from 1,501 to 2,964 square feet. The project’s expected completion date is sometime in 2020.
Frosty Predictions for SoFlo in May
On May 8th, the highly anticipated Frost Museum of Science is scheduled to open in downtown Miami. Located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard, the 250,000 square foot facility will feature an aquarium, planetarium, and science museum adding to the evolving Museum Park area. The Frost Museum of science, designed by Grimshaw Architects, is made up of four buildings and many wonderful exhibits. The planetarium, one of the few in the world with 3-D 8K projection, will house around 250 guest within it’s 67-foot dome.Rising three stories high, the aquarium showcases a 31 foot wide oculus lens and viewing portal that dives into the Gulf Stream Aquarium habitat. According to their website, the museum will operate every day of the year, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tickets priced at $28 for adults, $20 for children aged 3 to 11, and free for children 2 and under.Tickets are on sale and if you’re a Miami-Dade resident you will receive 15% off at the museum’s ticket center. Miamians, this is not an attraction you want to miss.
An Infusion of Green in Downtown Miami
Following Biscayne Green’s pop-up park project idea is Omni Park, along I-395 in downtown Miami. Developed by The Omni Community Redevelopment Agency and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, this temporary seven-acre green space is located on a land owned by the Florida Department of Transportation, which plans to rebuild I-395 and turn the land beneath the elevated road into a permanent park.Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell, who chairs the redevelopment agency, told the Miami Herald the temporary park will “pre-activate” the area before I-395 is rebuilt and a permanent park is put beneath the elevated road. “Omni Park started with the simple idea of converting a blighted area into an active green space. It’s amazing to see how fast it has come together with great community, government, and private partners,” said Ken Russell. “Omni Park has evolved into something that I believe the community will enjoy. It will also bring more life to an underserved neighborhood.” Omni Park features gravel paths, chickee huts, and repurposed shipping containers dubbing as cafés. Some of the park’s features include a skate park, farmers’ markets, art installations, live music, yoga, and other community events.