Condo Tower Above Church At 1836 Biscayne Granted Miami 21 Waiver

Miami zoning officials granted final approval on January 27 for the 1836 Biscayne project.

The project includes a condo tower built above a historic church, along with a grocery in the former house of worship.

A waiver from the Miami 21 zoning code was needed in order to permit driveway aisle widths that are 8.7% smaller than required. The smaller driveway widths allow for a reduction in parking plates, in order to emphasize the spatial form of the Biscyane Boulevard corridor as an active public space, which was requested by the Historic Preservation Board.

Although the project was ultimately approved, it could be expensive to build.

 

 

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marc
4 years ago

I like the original design much more.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I read it fast and thought it was a condo tower placed on top of a church? lol. I was like oh my lord!! (no pun)

Marc305
4 years ago

I am for high rise buildings but this design looks a bit awkward, mainly because of the columns holding the structure up… I don’t know, just my opinion.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Why even have a code when the developers ask for waivers? One Brickell, this project..there are many others….

Anonymous
4 years ago

Miami 21…. Jajajajajajaj

Anonymous
4 years ago

This is an architectural abomination.

Anonymous
4 years ago

A lot of work for such ugly building…

Anonymous
4 years ago

A lot of work for such ugly building…

Alpina
4 years ago

Yikes…

In the name of humanity
4 years ago

A hovering parking garage… Can not wait! and you get to drive up how many ramps to even get to the first plate? Looks like the first parking plate is 75 feet in the air or more. Plus each drive aisle is 8.7% narrower?! I would hate to drive up there as a resident, let alone to stop in to a grocery store to pick up some dinner. I hope this is atrociously overpriced to build and the owner sells their air rights so no one has to look at this eye sore in real life.

suomynona
4 years ago

Seriously.

That is one heck of a drive up ramps/through a building just to park. I would never want to do it. And I would NOT want to live there because of it. That’s not even mentioning the absolute HORROR that are narrow parking garages.

Anonymous
4 years ago

wack…

anonymous
4 years ago

pigeons and birds will roost on the roof of the church…good thinking ADD Inc, brilliant!

jimmy smitty fingz
4 years ago

lol this is tight but way too expensive to build. maybe when the pre-construction, non-waterfront, b-location condo market comes back.

Anonymous
4 years ago

original design looks much better! another result of developers trying to be architects…haaa! good luck!

Anonymous
4 years ago

I looks like a jail.

Anonymous
4 years ago

doesn’t look so horrible…although I do agree the parking here will be really challenging if you have to drive up so many damn floors….this church is spectacular inside….really would make for a great farmers market type project like in downtown Pittsburgh….lots of independent vendors….

Marina Solo
4 years ago

I like the design.

Aj
4 years ago

The ugliest and stupidest looking building ever. Just NO.

IloveMiami
4 years ago

Oh…so many critics!

Cato
4 years ago

Doesn’t matter, it will never be built.

John P
4 years ago

This is the dumbest thing ever… why don’t they move it somewhere else.