2,350-Unit Redevelopment Of Miami Arena Site Moves Ahead With Tree & Dewatering Permits

Construction permitting for a massive new residential project at the former Miami Arena site continues to advance, with new permits being filed.

In a sign that foundation work could soon begin, DERM records show that a Class V Dewatering Permit Application was filed for the site earlier this month.

On May 10, a Tree Permit application was filed with Miami’s Building Department. Over 40 trees will be removed or relocated, while over 40 will be planted. Review isn’t yet underway.

Review of a site work permit filed on April 8 with Miami’s Building Department is also now underway, and entered its second review cycle last week. Coastal Construction is listed as the contractor.

The master permit for the first 52-story, 624-foot tower with 893 apartments was first applied for in September 2023, with review beginning in December. It entered its second cycle of review in early April and remains in that state as of this morning.

A phased vertical permit for that tower has also been applied for but is not yet under review.

Eventually, the development will include 2,350 residential units and 1,924 parking spaces in three towers.

Witkoff Group is the developer. Kobi Karp is the architect.

 

 





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Anonymous
1 month ago

Stucco is everywhere in Miami and can look nice!

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Good infill but the at grade tracks in downtown need a universal beautifulication

Juan Carlos
1 month ago

If they build a nice fence around it, covering it up like a tunnel, with a modern design, we could have the space around it to be used as a park or dog park.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This lot is worth something more than infill.

anonymous
1 month ago

Its a nice infill but they really missed the mark on not doing a convention center. Would have brought way more traffic if they did convention center/hotel/apartment/condo development instead

Demarco
1 month ago

A convention center can still be built in Overtown just steps from Worldcenter, which I think would look better so that Park West can remain a residential neighborhood.

Narnia
1 month ago

Overtown would be great for a major gigantic convention center. It will be close to the airport, in the middle of Miami but not too close to the water. Perfect location, wish I only had the money to build it myself😊

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be great to see a new convention center just west of I95 to spruce up the vibe and also be convenient for people coming in from out of town.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown isn’t a residential neighborhood? Sorry, but any convention center should be part of redevelopment of the Omni International Mall.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Residential? There’s barely any housing there right now

Donna
1 month ago

I love the density coming to Park West but this design isn’t that great, plus a convention center here was the perfect plan. I hope they will still build one in the downtown area.

Demarco
1 month ago

They might build it in Overtown at a walking distance from Worldcenter. Normally convention centers aren’t in the middle of the city anyways as they occupy a lot of space.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s why it should go west of I95 or along the highway so it can be seen coming into the city and have a grand welcoming sign.

Anon
1 month ago

Miami developers are allergic to color these days.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a high rise not a Provençal three story villa in south of France.

Anon
1 month ago

Ah yes, because highrises that arn’t white or grey dont exist

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami developers are allergic to color?.some Miami developers are but in Barcelona and Paris lots of developers are allergic to color, they painted most of their buildings beige and all these buildings are of the same height.in Chicago outside of downtown they painted brown most of their ugly buildings

Anonymous
1 month ago

So basically, let’s make a turd turdier?

Johnny Blitz
27 days ago

Um, that’s brown brick not brown paint.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“These days?” It’s been that may at least fifteen years, case in point, BCC and its awful gunmetal gray palette.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The whale grey is what drew me to Brickell, it wasn’t the same yellowy cream colors we see on the Provençal two-story buildings across Florida

Scott
1 month ago

Basic B design.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Jazz hands

Anonymous
1 month ago

Zzzzzz

Bob Art Guy
1 month ago

“Miami developers are allergic to color these days.” This guy said it best. I’m a little stunned that almost every new Miami building misses the point that this is not NYC, Boston, or Chicago. This is a sun-filled tropical location. Who would visit the Mediterranean if all coastal cities were painted dark grey and brown? I attribute the new ” Ugly Miami” that is sprouting in front of us to dumb developers. And to an equally dumb Government oversight. We had a chance and we blew it. .

Anonymous
1 month ago

Didn’t you say you wanted it all white? Keep the tacky mismatched colors on the beach. Miami is a sophisticated city with modern pallets that still showcases lots of bold pops of color.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not sophisticated in using the correct vocabulary, I see.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like puns, like palettes and pallets

Anonymous
1 month ago

Grays and tans are colors too, and look tropical with pops of colors!

Anon
1 month ago

Grey beige and white. Groundbreaking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

New ugly Miami ? are you telling me that Wynwood,the design district and Midtown were better 20 years ago ?.we had a chance and we blew it?. We blew what? Miami is attracting more investment than ever ,is more lively and has more culture than ever

Anonymous
1 month ago

To improve the distraction identification process I would ask if the criticism is genuine and widespread. I’d determine if it’s a major concern, like safety, or a minor one, like paint colors. Lastly, I’d assess proposed alternatives and if the suggestion fits in with the current successful traits that people adore.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If every building was a loud color it would look ugly, these are skyscrapers not villas. What you may enjoy for your living room doesn’t always look flattering in an urban development.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What will these towers be call? “MeDi” and “OCrity?”

Alex
1 month ago

So the first class lounge at Brightline will get to look out at a blank wall and some parking decks. Lame.

Johnny Blitz
27 days ago

Should have been a Downtown convention center in that location. But let’s proceed with cookie cutter filler.