40-Story Tower Overhanging Historic Church Submitted To FAA At 449 Feet

In Edgewater, a 40-story apartment tower planned to overhang the historic Christian Scientist Church has just been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to the September 8 FAA filing, the new tower is proposed to rise 445 feet above ground, or 449 feet above sea level.

Skylight Real Estate Partners, Panther Capital Management, and Arden Group purchased the property in December 2021, and announced plans to break ground on the tower in late 2022.

In August, an attorney registered on behalf of the developers to obtain Historic and Zoning approvals for the property.

Plans were previously submitted in 2019 for a 40-story tower with 364 rental apartments and a garage with between 389 and 421 spaces, to be built above the historic First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1926.

The property is in an opportunity zone.

 

 

The 2019 design for 1836 Biscayne:

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Antennae
16 days ago

Not impressed

Just me
16 days ago

Christian Scientist? What an oxymoron!

Anonymous
15 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
16 days ago

Plenty of glass, some dark stucco, and a historic adaptive re-use? I’m here for it.

alondra
16 days ago

at the price point for the apartments can the church be converted to a lounge with “artisanal and bespoke coctails”…………………..chad gonna have to put on a button down to hang out with the crypto bros…..

Melo, a true Giga Chad
15 days ago

Hell yeah brother!

Southwest Til' I die!
16 days ago

The issue with development in Miami is that it is out of scale with existing structures.

Examples of others are the 14th Street Tower and the Namdar Towers. The Gesu Church and Old Federal Courthouse are beautiful buildings that are overpowered by the Namdar Towers.

I think whatever Design Review Board is in charge can afford to push from time to time and consider these buildings in the context of their built environment.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Until you have some skin in the game, stop whining.

Anonymous
16 days ago

So you’re cool with the skyline just being a collection of random ass boxes rather than a properly planned, human-centered downtown? You ever been to Chicago? SF? Maybe NYC before all the pencils went up?

Anonymous
16 days ago

Yes, and it’s not unusual to see a low-rise adjacent to a supertall. In fact, many times the low-rise sold its air rights for the supertall to be built.

Anonymous
15 days ago

chicago has lots of out of scale buildings

Melo is sigma and chad
16 days ago

A project on that lot has been proposed for over a decade now

Edgewater Resident
16 days ago

As a close neighbor to this lot, I’m very excited for this project. However, I hope it will be condos.

Anonymous
16 days ago

It wont’ be

Anonymous
16 days ago

Interesting how the renders have sunlight coming from the north side of the building.

Just me
16 days ago

The observations that get posted here never cease to amaze me.

Register to Vote
16 days ago

“The property is in an opportunity zone”
So, The FL Governor designated a property in Edgewater an Opportunity zone.

BDub
16 days ago

And the tax law of 2017 exempts developers from capital gains taxes under certain conditions.
Like the Kushner Company got on their properties just up the street, next to the Rolls Royce dealership.

peej
16 days ago

No, that was our former President as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Slim Shady
16 days ago

No….he mapped out entire regions of land with individual properties located within those boundaries.

Register to Vote
16 days ago

Rick Scott designated the opportunity zone areas in FL, coincidentally some were located in Edgewater and Wynwood, two of the least desirable neighborhoods in Miami’s Urban Core.

Just me
16 days ago

Let’s hope the opportunity exists for that church portion to become a House of Blues.

sewing dem wilde oats
15 days ago

this makes way too much sense for miami…..why dont we have one already???? and no liqour licenses on biscayne??? why???

Anonymous
16 days ago

So designating an up-and-coming neighborhood still rough around the edges an Opportunity Zone is crooked, but designating Opa-Locka would be gentrification. LOL, you can’t win.

Anonymous
16 days ago

If the design is being revised, hopefully something where the windows don’t look like a jailhouse and are actually aligned.

As good as it gets
16 days ago

Another soulless tower

Downtowner
16 days ago

What would a soulFUL tower look like?

Anonymous
16 days ago

you can tell it’s in the eyebrows downtowner.

As good as it gets
16 days ago

A tower that creatively stands on its own. Buildings have soul. But obviously, it’s beyond your imagination

Just me
16 days ago

Anything by Hadid, Calatrava or Gehry.

Melo, a true Giga Chad
15 days ago

Probably a long battle to demolish the church. Glad it’s staying tho.

Nice try
15 days ago

“Opportunity zone”… so some rich white guy is screwing over the local residents and community…

Anon
16 days ago

Just demolish the garbage church. It’s never been put to any meaningful use since 1926.