Redevelopment of former Miami INS building into mixed-use center has started

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The redevelopment of the former U.S. Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) 12-story building in Miami by the architecture and design firm ADD Inc., now with Stantec, is underway. Located at 7880 Biscayne Blvd, the site’s surrounding buildings have been razed to make way for the new mixed-use Triton Center.

Florida Fullview Immigration Building, LLC selected the architecture firm to undertake the building’s adaptive reuse. The new 722,000 sq. ft. development, which will include the 12-story building converted into a 139-key hotel, will also feature a 324- unit apartment building, 17,000 sq. ft.  of ground-level retail and 576 parking spaces.

“We are very excited to lend our expertise and vision to one of Miami’s most well-known and symbolic buildings,” architect Jonathan Cardello said in a news release. “We believe the Triton Center will be the cornerstone of a true renaissance in the Upper Biscayne Boulevard area. The additional commercial space and retail gives residents a place to live, shop and play, bringing a new vitality and sense of community to this part of the city.”

The 1.4-acre site was purchased for $12.5 million in 2013. It held the INS office for decades before it relocated in 2008.

The announcement did not specify the project’s general contractor.

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