17th Street Tower Moving Quickly Toward Construction Start: Demolition, Construction, & Utilities Now Filed For

The developers of 17th Street Tower are moving quickly to begin construction.

The project was left off of The Next Miami’s list of 20 towers that will be rising in 2020, but it appears it could be breaking ground soon after all.

Last week, a utilities agreement with Miami-Dade was recorded by the county, allowing the project to be connected to the water and sewer system. The deal was completed in late January.

According to the agreement, 17th Street Tower will include 252 apartments, 4,293 square feet of restaurant, and 41,278 square feet of office.

The developer is also working with the city’s Building Department to begin work, after already working last year with the Planning Department for approval.

A demolition permit was filed for the site in late December and is getting closer to approval. A building on the site that served as a sales center for the Canvas condo tower next door will be totally demolished.

An application for a construction permit to begin building the apartment tower was submitted in late January, city records show.

 

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Anonymous

Nice future additional to the area, thanks for Melo getting the ball rolling for the omni area.

Biscaynemanny

It’s really NRI that got the ball rolling first by branding the area the A&E district and opening the filling station lofts which also provided retail space for great anchor tenants like by city bean. In addition to producing events like the Miami flee and rooftop concert series

Anonymous

I understand what you’re saying but I think what he means is thank the Melo Group for probably being the main developer for jump starting the Omni area by building hundreds of apartment units around the school board district. But you’re right, NRI did get the ball rolling and we must thank them for their boldness.

Anonymous

Yup, both NRI and Melo deserve the credit… basically they created this neighborhood, north of Downtown, south of Wynwood… and now other developers are joining the party with new projects like this.

Anonymous

Cycle never ends in Miami

Anonymous

There’s enough vacant land downtown and north of it to keep the building cycle going for years.

Anonymous

Beautiful infill project.

Anonymous

I, for one, will be glad when all these empty lots are filled in that’s creating all this disjointedness we’ve been experiencing in this area for far too long.

Anonymous

I’m getting a L.A vibe from this building.

Anonymous

Oh well Canvas owners, there goes your northern view.

Anonymous

Yes the northern owners got “frieired” 🙁

Anonymous

Canvas hasn’t had a closed resale since the building was completed. Ouch! Guess that’s not going to change any time soon. The average asking price there is over $540 per square foot! Needs a price correction badly.

Anonymous

The rendering makes canvas look fare better than it actually looks.

Anonymous

We need a brightline station at 20th or 27th streets.

Anonymous

Brightline/Virgin Trains is not designed for the same purpose of a Metro-rail, Metro-mover, and Tri-rail. Long range rail like Brightline/Virgin wasn’t built for those mode of rails type service.

Alpina

great!!! please cover part of the uggly puppy right behind

Anonymous

God knows the area needs lots and lots of activity. So many empty, chain link fenced wasted space in the heart of the city.
Only in the U.S.

Anonymous

The rendering is hideous. Not so much the design of the apartment tower (it’s fine) but the giant parking deck they sit on top of. Just looks terrible. Bad urban planning.

Anonymous

There’s three types of parking my friend: surface, underground, and a structure that the building sits on top of. The first two, surface and underground, nix those because of various safety along with other issues, and cost. That leaves the parking structures for these new buildings and apartments sits on top of. If you’re a developer, you do the best you can no matter who’s going to like it or not like it. Looking at the rendering of this parking structure, I think it’s a clean and very nice looking structure.

Anonymous

Yes. Someday there will be guided tours of these pedestals. This is another visually impressive one for miami.