SeaVault, an all-in-one marina and captain and crew quarters, received its approval for an updated proposal at a Miami River Commission meeting this week.
Property owner and developer Homero Meruelo wants to build 14 private, covered slips — all of which will have their own three-level captain and crew quarters. The facility, at 583 Northwest 24th Avenue, will reportedly include a pool, clubhouse, tennis court, cold storage building and private parking.
The plan calls for a Kallwal roof system, which allows natural light, Miami Today reported.
“This will allow working during the day without the necessity of extensive artificial lighting,” Meruelo’s representative, Tony Rodriguez-Tellaheche said at the meeting, according to the newspaper.
Slips will range from 35-by-150 feet to 50-by-230 feet.
“I know of no other facility in the world where the owner and captain, as well as the crew, can stand behind a two-story glass wall inside their quarters and look right at their vessel, all under the same roof,” Meruelo’s representative Tony Rodriguez-Tellaheche said at the meeting.
Miami-based Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, which has worked on the Northwest 12th Avenue Miami River Bridge project, and drawbridge projects for the Venetian Causeway and 79th Street Causeway, is the architect. SeaVault’s developer is aiming for construction to begin early next year.
The river commission approved the first plan for the project in March 2014. The Miami River has become a hotspot for developers embracing the river lifestyle. Portions of River Landing, a massive nine-acre development that will include apartments, retail and a linear park along the riverwalk, will begin opening in 2017. [Miami Today] — Katherine Kallergis