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.