Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to Relocate to River Landing
The office will take nearly one-third of the office space at the development.
Miami’s River Landing complex just signed another tenant: the state attorney’s office.
The offices of Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle will occupy 49,379 square feet at River Landing Shops & Residences beginning next year. The 20-year lease for the property, located at 1400 NW North River Drive in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, was finalized on Tuesday.
The mixed-use development, which was completed in 2020, has a mix of retail, residential and office space. The new lease will occupy roughly one-third of the office component.
“What’s exciting for us is that it extends our good working relationship [between] River Landing Shops & Residences and Miami-Dade County,” Andrew Hellinger, co-principal of Urban-X, the developer of River Landing, told Commercial Observer. “We become that focal point for state attorney meetings, shopping and dining — it just helps us bring that whole mixed-use, urban environment that we have constructed … to life.”
The state attorney’s office and its 150 employees will relocate from Civic Park Plaza at 1469 NW 13th Terrace — which is just around the corner from its new location — in the first quarter of 2022, and Hellinger was happy that the employees would remain a part of the economic activity of the area. The office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Florida and the fourth largest in the United States.
The office will join other River Landing tenants, including Publix Super Markets, Ross Dress For Less, Burlington Stores, Chase Bank, AT&T, Planet Fitness and more. RL Miami LP, the property’s landlord, has seen strong leasing in the area, said Hellinger, who believes that Miami’s popularity is growing, especially as the pandemic ends.
“Miami is a very resilient economy,” Hellinger said. “The people that live here aren’t afraid of tough times or overcoming challenges and burdens.”
Hellinger expects River Landing to be 95 percent leased by the end of this year, though he added not every business will be open and operating until the first or second quarter of 2022.
“We’re seeing a bigger demand for our remaining spaces than we have available square footage,” Hellinger said.
Part of that demand is from web development company Wix, which is looking to expand its Miami footprint by potentially taking 50,000 to 60,000 square feet of space at River Landing, CO previously reported. Hellinger declined to comment on Wix.
Update: This story has been updated to clarify that there are 150 employees relocating to River Landing Shops & Residences, not 1,200, which is the total size of the state attorney’s office.