The Real Deal Miami

Walmart amends plans for Midtown store

January 15, 2013 09:45AM

The additional Midtown space

Walmart has filed an amended application with the City of Miami for its proposed location on Midtown Boulevard. The new plan would add an adjacent building with street-level retail space. Midtown Opportunities, a limited liability company, will develop that building, which will include more than 16,000 square feet of space for independently-opened shops and restaurants. “Throughout this process, we have remained engaged with the surrounding community to discuss ways our plan could best serve local residents,” said Steven Restivo, senior director of community affairs for Walmart. “Our plan now allows for additional retail that will not only compliment our store but also offer customers more choices for their shopping needs. Plus, we think the opportunity to activate an empty parcel will add an additional economic boost to the surrounding area.” The new plan would involve the stretch of Midtown Boulevard between NW 31st Street and NW 29th Street. — Alexander Britell