Black Salmon, Allen Morris Co. Plan $1B Highland Park Miami Mixed-Use Project

by Kristin Harlow

MIAMI — Black Salmon and The Allen Morris Co. have unveiled plans to develop Highland Park Miami, a $1 billion mixed-use project that will span seven acres and increase the footprint of the Miami Medical District by approximately 10 percent.

Plans call for 1,000 residential units designed by Oppenheim Architecture, a 150-room hotel and 500,000 square feet of medical-related office space, along with retail, restaurants, open walkways and greenery.

Global architecture firm Arquitectonica is the master planner and designer. Naturalficial, a Miami-based landscape architecture and design practice, spearheaded the landscape design.

The developers still need city approval but expect preliminary site clearing for the multi-phase project to begin this year. Construction is slated to begin next year on the medical office and multifamily portions, with an estimated five to seven years of construction in total. The development team says it has been planning the project for the past decade, drawing inspiration from other major medical hubs in the U.S. such as Houston and Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic Health District.

“With Highland Park, we’re creating a new center of gravity for the Medical District, with curated, wellness-oriented retail and restaurants; world-class architecture; and best-in-class medical office and residential offerings,” says W. A. Spencer Morris, president of Allen Morris Co. “The project will create a destination for the thousands of patients and employees at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Miami VA Healthcare System, as well as the larger Medical District ecosystem.”

Highland Park Miami will be located at 800 NW 14th St. between the Miami River and the east-west transit artery, Florida State Road 836, which leads directly to the airport and nearly every major destination in the city’s core. The transit-oriented development will be situated 400 feet from a Metrorail station.

Based in Miami, Black Salmon is a real estate investment and development company specializing in industrial and multifamily properties.

With offices in Miami, Coral Gables, Orlando and Atlanta, Allen Morris Co. specializes in office, multifamily, hospitality and mixed-use developments, along with leasing, brokerage and property management.

— Kristin Harlow

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