Balfour Beatty Completes Construction on $298 Million River Landing Project in Miami

by Katie Lee

Miami — Balfour Beatty has completed construction on River Landing Shops and Residences, a 2.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use development along the Miami River. On behalf of real estate investment trust H&R REIT and South Florida developer Urban-X Group, with Matthews Southwest providing owner representative services, the $298 million mega-project will be a premier dining and shopping destination in the heart of the second largest health district in the U.S.

River Landing Shops and Residences is built on 8.1 acres of riverfront land and is one of the few projects in the pipeline on Miami River’s 5.5-mile-long waterway. The development features a seven-story, 488,000-square-foot retail and commercial space that will occupy national retailers and shops, 142,000-square-feet Class A office space, and two multi-family residential towers above a 12-story, 2,344-space parking garage. River Landing also provides boater access along the Miami River, a waterfront linear park, and a 25,500-square-foot restaurant row that will accommodate up to seven fine dining to fast casual restaurants.

“It was an honor to build this landmark project on the Miami River,” says Jason Sizemore, Balfour Beatty’s vice president of operations in Florida. “We commend the project team for safely delivering another transformative project that celebrates the urban lifestyles of thousands of individuals who live, work and play on Miami’s riverfront. South Florida is our home, and we are proud to expand our presence in our community and build another iconic part of the Miami skyline.”

The Balfour Beatty team leveraged the latest technologies and lean construction methods to successfully deliver the new River Landing Shops and Residences. At its peak, the job employed more than 750 Balfour Beatty workers and was designed by architects BC Architects, McNamara Salvia Structural Engineers and Steven Feller MEPFP engineers.

River Landing Shops and Residences opened September 1, 2020 and will include national retailers TJ Maxx, Chase, AT&T, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, Publix Super Markets and Chick-fil-A.

Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the United States. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, the company is part of Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that provides innovative and efficient infrastructure. For more information, visit



SOURCE: Balfour Beatty

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