1775 Biscayne Gets Approval To Build At 53 Stories

Miami planning officials have given approval to build a 53-story mixed-use tower at 1775 Biscayne Boulevard.

Approval was finalized last week. Some waivers from Miami 21 Zoning Code requirements included a 30% parking reduction, along with conditions. The project was first submitted in July 2017, and reviewed by the Urban Development Review Board in November.

1775 Biscayne proposed to include:

  • 444 residential units
  • 200 hotel rooms
  • 45,600 square feet of retail/restaurant
  • 64,800 square feet of office
  • 546 car / 39 bicycle parking spaces

Kobi Karp is the architect.


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Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes! Begone weird vacant lot behind Opera!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Man, I’ll forgive you for being dumb, but are you blind also?

Anonymous
2 years ago

You talking to me? lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

If you’re the one that made the first comment about this project going on a “vacant lot behind Opera,” it probably would’ve been better if you had specified which Opera you are talking about – “Opera House or Opera Tower.” Both have “Weird vacant lots” behind them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Fine… Opera TOWER…
Happy now? lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, I’m happy, now stfu!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think weird vacant lot behind Opera is another project (mikado?). This is the vacant lot across the street on Biscayne.

Anonymous
2 years ago

man i hope this isnt some tactic to get approval then flip….its a nice looking building and fits in perfect for the location….

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope it is, and we get something better than a box with giant parking pedestal and ugly jagged ridges of balconies. Kobi Krap at his krappiest.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope it is. It’s cluttered and a box. Kobi Krap at his krappiest… Even Melo would commission something better, especially after seeing Aria.

Melo builds crap
2 years ago

Kobi is bad but Melo buildings are ALL boring and most at really boring.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice.. building up Edgewater and Biscayne Blvd.

marc
2 years ago

Prime property across the street from the Publix.

Parks please
2 years ago

It will have great views of the Publix roof. Building looks nice, but I would have liked to have made this a beautiful public square. Do we really need another mixed use building with hotel, condo, and retail? Margaret Pace park is always PACKED. We need more public space in this town. Give me a break.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great idea.. buy the land and turn it into a park.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That is one of the roles of our city, yet they want to continue putting museums in our parks instead of making more parks.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We don’t need more swaths of public space right here, rather better space, especially when Biscayne Park is a joke and attempts to make it a proper park have been thwarted because it’s proximity to the cemetery. Redevelopment of the Omni should be mixed use with commons.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes! Amazing idea. City needs to have foresight for such thing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What, you’re kidding right? There is a big park with lanes to skateboard and ride bikes that’s literally four blocks away next to 395 that’s mostly always empty. It’s a direct fabricated lie that Miami has very little public spaces. Right now there are those in government in Miami who are looking at city land assets to sell off to ease the financial burden of the taxpayers. Parks have to be paid for and maintained which the city government is witnessing too many underused spaces as being an unnecessary drain of money on the taxpayers.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Omni Park is temporary.

Anonymous
2 years ago

But the point is, it’s always mostly empty.

Parks please
2 years ago

The point is that it is a temporary park under a noisey, dirty interstate with no amenities and hardly any shade. Parks are more than a piece of grass and a couple of trees. What makes Margaret Pace Park so enticing is it’s locations, but also the dog park, workout equipment, volleyball, tennis courts, basketball courts, etc. All of these amenities are nearly always full. That’s why we need more parks. The Omni area specifically is so dense and getting denser. There are no outdoor spaces for residents. As for the claim by the person above that it is “an outright fabricated lie that Miami has very little public spaces,” I would suggest that person education him- or herself. This website is a good place to start, http://parkscore.tpl.org/rankings_advanced.php#sm.000f5wl2g11l3er7vqv1vgo5qn02m.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That crap you’re quoting, I’ve seen and read it when first came out. They’re ranking Miami against places that don’t have the commodities and amenities Miami has. Miami is one of the top ranked resort and vacation destinations in the world. The people that live in Miami have so many choices to choose from where spending time at parks isn’t high on their list like it would be, say, Omaha Nebraska. That is why you have a lot of people in Miami who can tell you that the parks they see in Miami are most of the time empty or very underutilized. As far as Margaret Pace Park is concerned, I’ve been there during the times YOU say it’s packed, and one of the biggest reasons it’s used as much as it is is because a lot of people bring their dogs there, just like they do in the Miami Circle Park.

Most people in Miami aren’t concerned about more parks because they know they have the Everglades National Park if they wanna really get their “park fetish” on. And it’s sad to say but more tourist go there than locals. What most people in Miami want to see is development that fills in all those god awful empty weed strewn lots we have been looking at near downtown, Omni, Edgewater, and other areas near them for decades!

Anonymous
2 years ago

This guy sounds angry.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Angy?… Son, I was born in Miami in 1958… can you beat that?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not sure what your date and place of birth have to do with anything, but yes you sound angry. For the record, you also sound out of touch. Perhaps it its because you were born in 1958.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The point is, I’ve seen what this city was and where it came from… before YOU! When the article came out about the “YOUTH BRAIN DRAIN” in the city of Miami, do you think it was because of a lack of PARKS? Lately it’s been reported that millenniums would rather live in cities like Austin and Charlotte than Miami and Miami is considered one of the worlds hot spots for partying. You expect more parks in Miami to turn that trend around?

Growup and stop being a little wuss when someone makes a comment and just read what they’re saying.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sorry, I meant “millennials.”

aceraroja
2 years ago

You’re ridiculous. Many functional and intimate parks are the hallmark of livable cities. If I want to take a walk or sit among some trees I’m not going to drive an hour to the fucking Everglades my man. Parks don’t need to be block-sized, they can just be small green (not just grass) squares scattered around the city. One problem is the superblock parking-deck style of construction here doesn’t back up urban squares with attractive and engaging street life, but despite that there are parks that work, like Pace. Even Bayfront is full of people chilling on the seawall and strolling, even at night. They all need more trees and better maintenance but we do use them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes, people go to parks like Margret Pace Park or others along the waterfront because they’re on the WATERFRONT!!! For every one such park like this in Miami, I’ll show you five that hardly anybody goes to at all. You yourself said you aren’t taking a little of your time to drive to the Everglades National Park, a national park that people fly from different parts of the United States and the world to see and visit. That makes you and others like you just selfish little crybabies. Don’t you think that a lot of these parking decks are built the way their built is to deter people from easily entering them and breaking into peoples cars and stealing stuff or the car themselves? If you, Mr aceraroja, know a better way to build these parking pedestals, then stop complaining and do it! These parking pedestals don’t deter people from any kind of pedestrian street life moron… lack of anything to do at street level is what deters pedestrian activity.

RP305
2 years ago

Another probably obvious reason the parks may be empty is because Miami has 10+ miles of public access beach on Miami Beach where people can relax, run with their dogs etc. Something land-locked cities throughout the US do not have at their disposal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thankyou RP305, that’s what I’ve been trying to tell a lot of these ignorant “park people” from the start.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dogs not allowed on Miami beach

Anonymous
2 years ago

Awesome Project. Hopefully more will follow to fill in that area south of Margaret Pace park.

Anonymous
2 years ago

*West of

Anonymous
2 years ago

this is the best new proposal

Anonymous
2 years ago

Completely agree.

Michael
2 years ago

“444 Units” which translates to at least that many more cars on the roads of Edgewater/Midtown/Downtown and more of a clusterfuck with traffic in peak hours…Great

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s city life.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah but real cities also have mass transit

Anonymous
2 years ago

Metro’s right there. Ride that…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Are you kidding?.. he would rather bitch moan and groan….

Metro has 3% usage
2 years ago

Metro is right where?

Anonymous
2 years ago

will this project help the value of my Quantum on the Bay condo with unobstructed views of biscayne bay, the islands and the port of miami..there better not be a condo looking toward Publix asking more than $325 per sq. ft.

Anonymous
2 years ago

If Amazon locates a few blocks away yes, but otherwise if you live long enough and all the excess inventory is absorbed maybe.
Have heard that many of the new condo units that opened north of you are up for sale and that some owners/speculators are losing their asses on their “investments” by selling at a loss and also paying a commission .

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t think it’ll really block much for Quantum units facing west. You should still have the sunset in view… If the other parcel to the north gets filled, then it’s a different story… (Used to live in south building of Quantum)

Sad
2 years ago

Terrible news.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who is the developer?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Development was inevitable @ this location but this is a seriously ugly building, so ugly it makes Quantum look good.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Too much parking.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stale.