27 SOUTH RIVER DR , MIAMI RIVERThe Shipyard on the River would have a seven-story hotel with 50 rooms, plus a restaurant along the river, a food court, a bar, a zen garden and a pool. That is about half the maximum density permitted on the site.Gomez Martinez said using recycled shipping containers to build the project will make it more green.
“The whole concern is to be a green concept,” Gomez Martinez said. “We will try to recycle as much as we can. We want to be energy efficient with solar panels.”Outdoor amenities would include a pool, hot tub and sundeck. Current zoning allows up to 12 stories and 102 rooms.The project would also include a gourmet food court offering ceviche, gourmet pizza and other options, with an indoor/outdoor “performance kitchen” and food stations also created out of converted shipping containers.Seating will be in a common, open area with family style dining tables. Also planned is a central bar area and lounge section, and an entertainment area with outdoor games and “Zen-like” landscaping. Dining will also include a communal chef’s table nightly from Gray.Gomez Martinez said shipping containers make great base materials for building because they are so durable. A project can be made of shipping containers lined with other materials, such as wood, metal or aluminum, and a visitor may not even notice, he said. Gomez Martinez pointed to the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Manchester, U.K. that was built with shipping containers, but doesn't look like it.The design of the Shipyard on the River hasn’t been finalized, Gomez Martinez said. His architects are still working on it while consulting with city officials.“We are lacking hotels on the river,” Gomez Martinez said. “We want to create a space where people can enjoy, relax and have fun. You may not even see the shipping containers.”The project would include an extension of the Riverwalk, a pedestrian path that the Miami River Commission has encouraged property owners to build along the river. The Shipyard on the River developers have also offered to extend the Riverwalk, repair the seawall and create public green space on the city-owned parcel directly north of their property.I would check it out for sure!!
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