39-Story Kenect Tower Approved In Downtown Miami, Will Have More Parking For Bikes Than Cars

A Chicago developer has been given the green light to build the 39-story Kenect tower in downtown Miami with more parking spaces for bikes than for cars.

The Urban Development Review Board voted to recommend approval of the project at a meeting on July 17, according to Miami Today.

Kenect’s first phase will include 450 residential apartments, with many micro-sized units. Half of units won’t have a balcony.

Walkability and pedestrian friendliness are both a key focus of the developer and architects.

Racks will be built to accommodate parking up to 728 bikes, while there will be just 251 parking spaces for cars. The Eleventh Street Metromover Station is adjacent to the property, and access to it will be improved.

A second phase will include a 79-story tower.

 

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Azarius

Love how this area is filling in we need more 500+ towers

Shawn Kouri

I think both towers including the 79 story tower should be changed to offices. Miami needs more office spaces in order to get people to start their careers.

Anonymous

LOL. More like people need to start taking their careers seriously before any office will come.

Anonymous

Hell no…. I rather send my afternoon on the beach

KKR

Thanks for your opinion, but unfortunately you are not funding this project and have no say. Miami lacks the corporate demand for office space but there’s plenty of demand for residential properties. Maybe you should reach out to fortune 500 companies to move there headquarters to Miami. Ps. I’d love for the city to have tunnels instead bridges but again, we have to be realistic.

Anonymous

Miami supposedly doesn’t have the workforce that these companies want. Companies aren’t interested in the workforce down here unless they are making a latin division. Sadly Fort Lauderdale is a stronger contender than Miami when it comes to workforce. So for now we’ll get lots of mixed use office spaces

Anonymous

According to who?
May I suggest Leadership Miami? It’s a great program where you can learn about economic development, education, transportation, non-profits, etc.

Unfortunately, your post suggesting that Miami has an uneducated workforce proves that you are individually unaware.

There is hopemy friend!

Miami

We wanted Amazon here, so why not do it for ourselves?

Anonymous

First, we need to get more corporations to open their offices down here and we also need to get Miami to pay their employees better so that they can afford to live in the CBD.

Anonymous

NE 2 Ave needs a road diet, street trees and protected bike lanes. Then maybe it’ll look as lively as these renderings.

Anonymous

Metromover flyovers running over the street ruined any potential for complete streets.

Anonymous

This project is bound to be a winner. Precisely what the market is hungry for. Win Win and the location is perfect.
Anything with views of the bay, signature bridge and Zaha masterpiece surely will be desirable

Anonymous

Great looking building for the area.

Anonymous

Logical amount of parking for the location.

Anonymous

Are these condos or rentals?

Anonymous

These are apartments, therefore rentals.

Anonymous

250 spots is still a large amount of parking, however, glad to see they are building less than 1 per unit.

Anonymous

WILL YOU PEOPLE SHUTUP ABOUT THE PARKING!!!!… DAMN!!!!!

Anonymous

You are a fool if you don’t realize everything is about parking. Lots are only feasible based on how the garage can layout, because spaces equal density, all development in Miami is related to cars until we reduce or remove minimums and let the market decide.

Anonymous

lol, have you heard of the Yotel and Centro?

Anonymous

Yes I have. Utilizing shared garage space that already exists in downtown is great. What is your point? We need to remove minimums to encourage more development like it.

Anonymous

Fool?.. people like you detest me because you don’t have any skin in the game but talk as if you’re some kind of high roller. Tell me Mr Expert in all developmental issues, what forum have you appeared in to debate the issues that you want people on this site to believe that you know what you’re talking about? Because it seems apparent to me that the city and these developers don’t giveadamn about your opinion, O’Great Anonymous one!

Anonymous

So what are your qualifications? And why are you anonymous if you think that’s bad?

Anonymous

Relax, the point here is that there are 728 Bike parking spaces…

Anonymous

I’m not the one whining about parking like you are, A-hole.

Anonymous

Agree. Let the market decide.
If developers never build another parking space then meters on The street go to $10 per hour.
People will then demand parking spaces in buildings, then developers will add parking spaces again.

People who dont want/need cars will live in those buildings, and Visa versa.

Anonymous

(Of course no destination retail will exist in the neighborhood, because there will be no affordable parking at the meters.)

Anonymous

These are the types of developments needed for the area.

Anonymous

so again apartments for people that dont live in this city as all the major employers are out of downtown/brickell

Anonymous

And you have a problem with that, why?

Anonymous

because the problem with Downtown/Brickell is that they have not attracted the corporate business only small firms. the only major employer in downtown is royal Caribbean and even that you cant really get to easily. you need to people to live and work there not just live, otherwise you need a car.

Anonymous

Is it Downtown/Brickell that hasn’t attracted the corporate business that you would like to see or the people in the city?

Anonymous

they couldn’t add one more story to be 40 stories? This building won’t be “iconic” in the Miami skyline.

Anonymous

Some buildings are fillers they can’t all be iconic lol

Anonymous

Should have no car parking and a 20 story podium for bike parking. 10,000 bike spots.

Anonymous

Damn. Those swells who just bought lower floor apts at 1000 Museum are screwed now for their west views will be no more.

Anonymous

As always, unless your building is uniquely situated (i.e. directly on the water or something), views are not guaranteed

Anonymous

Luckily the units are north /South oriented so they all get the best views with out worrying about future buildings

Anonymous

don’t say that. they might fill the boat slip…

Anonymous

Not sure why you’d give this a ‘thumbs down’ – it’s just a fact.

Anonymous

Oh yeah. People who buy in 1000 Museum feel “screwed”.