1,441-Unit Casa Forma Submitted To Dade’s Development Impact Committee

The massive Casa Forma project planned in downtown Miami continues to advance through the approval process, with the developers now requesting a hearing before the county’s Development Impact Committee.

The project was first submitted for review by Miami-Dade planners in December 2021. The developer is opting for review of the project by the county under their Metromover Subzone zoning rules.

In the newly filed DIC application, the number of units and parking spaces appears to be identical to the December 2021 submission.

Casa Forma is planned to include:

  • 1,441 residential units
  • 143,328 square feet of office
  • 7,959 square feet of retail
  • 1,532 parking spaces (with 600 dedicated to the Miami-Dade School Board and Arsht Center)

The 55-story tower will top off at 649 feet above sea level.

Here’s how an attorney for the developer described Casa Forma, in a newly filed letter to planners:

The Applicant is working with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Miami-Dade County Performing Arts Center, and the Miami Parking Authority on an innovative redevelopment plan for the Property. The proposed plan (the “Project”) contemplates a mixed-use building incorporating the following:

1. Ground floor commercial uses and additional office space.

2. A relocated Miami-Dade County Public Schools headquarter complex.

3. Multi-family residential development with associated amenities.

4. Parking resource serving the Arsht Center.

Vehicular access to the Project is proposed from NE 2 Avenue, NE 13 Street, and NE 1 Court. Pedestrian access is provided along all roadways.

The Project is compatible with the surrounding area and the underlying land use and zoning. The Project furthers the Goals, Objectives, and Policies of the Countyʼs Comprehensive Master Plan (“CDMP”) associated with the intensification of development near transit stations. The Projectʼs development scale and architecture are compatible with buildings in the surrounding area.



 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Make the developer go back to the drawing board and cut this project into two buildings with one of buildings a little taller than the other one.

EJS
6 months ago

It’s the building that ate Edgewater! C’mon, break up the massing on this structure. But if they vote to approve, maybe it will be for the better because this massive, hulking structure may impede any category of hurricane from moving inland…haha…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Let it eat Related’s mediocre Edgewater cereal boxes.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

I don’t understand, what is wrong with a wide buildings? Downvote me if you want, but i think it looks good enough, and that area is so empty that anything goes.

Original
6 months ago

There’s nothing wrong with a wide building, but if was in say, Wynwood then yeah, a lot of people would be fine with it. But when you’re looking at a skyline with slim towers and then blam!!!.. you’re sight is suddenly interrupted by a wide tower that looks out of place and they should broken into at least two towers, then yeah, it looks wrong and it is wrong for area.

white flight
6 months ago

looks like an medical practitioners office building in broward county…get yer teeth fixed and boobs done all in on stop shop on stirling blvd……

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
Somebody better pay more attention to their computer because a feeble brained adolescent kid is on it…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Don’t approve this mess!!!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

It absolutely *crushes* the Arsht Center, which is a nice building 🙁

Anonymous
6 months ago

As if boring Melody and the proposed mediocre Casa Bella don’t already ruin the surroundings?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Mama, I keep seeing Melody when I close my eyes…

lol…

Your Friendly Neighborhood Yuppie
6 months ago

I’m usually in favor of any development in place of a parking lot, but this design is just a travesty.

Abul Icktar Misha
6 months ago

Way too wide and the base looks like a bunker.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Better than a parking lot.

Abul Icktar Misha
6 months ago

True and i’ll take it over a parking lot but they could do better here.

Anon
6 months ago

They could but this is the third proposal in 15 years – let’s build something

Anonymous
6 months ago

I hope this goes through and starts ASAP. This area has been a junkyard for too long.

anonymous
6 months ago

straight out of the developers playbook

Hawk
6 months ago

This design is turning me into a NIMBY. Not the density, Just the design.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They should have taken the design of the tower all the way to street level instead of that ugly podium.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Funny, so many on here trashing this building coom for Melo s**tboxes around the corner, even when this is the type development envisioned for the area when the Arsht Center was built.

anonymous
6 months ago

1500 car parking spots is a failure in urban planning.

Anonymous
6 months ago

600 of which are for the miami dade school board, did you fail to read that part? That means about 900 parking spots for 1450 condos I’d say that’s win for “urban planning” cause studios won’t get a parking spot and even 1br may not get one.

anonymous
6 months ago

so by your math, 900 “net new” parking spaces in city’s downtown is a win?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

it is if it is for more than 1500 “net new” people

Anonymous
6 months ago

there are like 10 enormous parking lots in the immediate vicinity.

Anonymous
6 months ago

…for like how many more years? 10 years from now those lots will be developed and this project will still need parking.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

“with 600 dedicated to the Miami-Dade School Board and Arsht Center” 600 of it is for parking could be consolidated that is currently on surface lots for the two mentioned places

ao1
6 months ago

The parking in building would also be day/night/weekend shared between Arsht/School board, and unencumbers the acres of School Board lots a block north. It sucks that Transit didn’t figure something out in the last 20 years since they decided to build Arsht without parking lots, but most of the patrons still drive.

Anonymous
6 months ago

it also is to provide much needed parking for the arsht center….

anonymous
6 months ago

so people are not able to park right now?

They call me...
6 months ago

Not covered or secured.

Conno Sir
6 months ago

Bury the grid and parking in the city center

Anonymous
6 months ago

So FAT!!!!

As good as it gets
6 months ago

Desperately needed density in this area. Regardless of the design.
Bring it on

to many trolls here
6 months ago

density over design? that would make the city full of sh*t

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah well….. a little too late for that

Ciparoo
6 months ago

TNM just poking us in the eye posting this with the “spider” taking front and center in the photos…

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

The Wide Boy is coming along

Anonymous
6 months ago

This is the most beautiful tower and base I have ever seen. I think it should be taller and wider.

SarcasmDetector
6 months ago

I thought it was funny, +1 for you

M. EyeRoll
6 months ago

My thoughts exactly. Got a chuckle outta me, lol.

Anonymous
6 months ago

He’s being sarcastic guys c’mon man!