New CocoWalk introduced today
73,000 square feet of office space is planned for the Center of Coconut Grove. Four stories of office space will top the ground floor of retail and 250 parking spaces will be added. The plans look like the Virginia Street side of the complex is where this is all happening. It's sleek, modern and there's lots of chrome and glass. This is Phase I. Phase II will be the other side of CocoWalk, where The Gap is now. That will consist of the retail portion of the project. Those plans will be revealed soon.
The project, called One CocoWalk, owned by Federal Realty Investment Trust, Grass River Property and Comras Company is planned to be completed by the end of 2019 with work starting early 2018. For good or bad, that area of town will be down for a year or so and it will be a mess, but in the end, this new project will rise.
Office space is also being added to the Oak Street garage a couple of blocks away. I found it odd that a reporter contacted me a few weeks ago asking me about both projects. She wanted to know how they are inter-related and how they would connect. A sky bridge? I don't know what she was referring to or if she knows the layout of the Grove, but maybe she knows something I don't.
I do like that the CocoWalk job is low-rise, being only five stories high. That seems to suit the Center Grove, it's not too overbearing.
There's more in the Herald story here.
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