The owner of two prominent Miami blocks is considering combining them into a single large development.
In 2005, the sites were were approved for Major Use Special Permits, to be built by two separate developers. Chateau Group acquired both sites in later years.
A Chateau Group executive told TNM that the developer is now “re-thinking the two approved projects and planning to combine the two sites into a great true mix use development. We have conceptually studied several alternatives that profit the potential of this prominent/iconic location and all the great projects happening in the surroundings.”
The properties are next to Miami Worldcenter and near MiamiCentral, and could become the Biscayne Boulevard gateway to Worldcenter.
600 Biscayne was approved for a MUSP in 2005 that included a controversial tower behind the Freedom Tower called Freedom Square, designed by Luis Revuelta. Plans called for a 62-story, 650-foot tower with 685 condo units, 835 parking spaces, and a small amount of restaurant and museum space.
700 Biscayne was approved in the same year as a 68-story, 756-foot project called Paramount Park. The Arquitectonica-designed proposal called for 467 condo units, 120 hotel-condominium units, 818 parking spaces, and a small amount of retail.
2005 musp for freedom square at 600 biscayne: