MDM Development Group’s MET 1 Project located at SE 2nd Ave and SE 3rd St. uncovered part of a massive Native American burial ground from which more than five hundred human remains were removed in 2008.

MDM’s Description of this development.

The development, is located at the northeast corner of SE 2nd Avenue and SE 3rd Street in downtown Miami. The building is 32 stories atop a ground-floor Whole Foods grocery store, a self-parking parking lot with several hundred spaces and includes 462 luxury apartments that will range in size from 680 to 1,450 square feet. The interior amenities package at the Monarc includes an open lounge area, a club-quality fitness center, spa with treatment rooms, and a screening room with theater quality sound. Outside, residents have access to a landscaped deck that surrounds a resort-style pool, as well as a yoga lawn, bocce ball court, outdoor grill and kitchen and two outdoor bars. 

The two Argentinian principals of MDM Development Group are L to R – Ricardo Glas & Luis Pulenta.
We celebrate the culture and spirit of the Tequesta Native Americana. The original Miamians.

One might suppose that this all-female mural of the Tequesta inside WHOLE FOODS with the it’s caption is in recognition of the over 500 Tequesta human remains removed from here. With Whole Foods owner Jeff Bezos currently buying a residence in Miami maybe he could help fund something better as the richest new citizen of Miami.

Below is a map of the footprint of the Met 3 development ( often referred to as the Miami One Site ) which shows the areas of burial. The archaeological survey of the site somehow occurred with little to no press coverage and the full Archaeological report has yet to be be published. .

This map was submitted as part of a thesis called “Life in the Florida Everglades: Bioarchaeology of the Miami One Site”. by Cristina Echazabal. She studied the skeletal remains of 63 individuals from what is marked at the bottom right of the map as Feature 164. Her excellent thesis is the most detailed report to date of this site . It is a 136 page report is quite a revealing read with great backgound information for the layman.