40-Story Downtown Miami Tower Submitted To UDRB For Review With No Parking

A 40-story tower called 501 First is now moving through the city approval process after launching sales.

501 First will have a hearing before Miami’s Urban Development Review Board on June 16.

The tower is proposed to top off at a height of 417 feet above ground.

The tower will include 448 residential units, according to the plans submitted for review.

No parking garage for cars is being built.

Developers are requesting a waiver from the city to allow for off site parking, instead of the on-site garage normally required. Parking spaces will be secured in nearby facilities, if the city approves.

There will be an on-site parking garage for bicycles however, with a total of 60 spaces.

The ground level is being designed with wide sidewalks and greenery to provide shade and a usable pedestrian space.

Aria Development Group of Miami is the lead developer. Investors in the project include New York’s Jeffrey and Alan Manocherian , a disclosure form states.

Revuelta is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami 21 says zero-parking required. Why asking for a wavier?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice infill, approve this bad boy and lets get them to building permit.

Anonymous
1 month ago

really sharp… right down the street from melos downtown 5th..but looks like huge improvement

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fantastic step toward the right direction BUT unless you create top notch public transportation fast (not buses) this won’t work!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell that to the Loft developments, Centro, etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is close to Metromover. Someone living here could walk out the door and be at City Center in a few minutes. In the future, that same person could get to Wynwood or DD on Metromover or by Brightline. I think it was Bill Gates (I hate quoting him) who said people overestimate what can be done in two years but underestimate what can be done in ten. Sounds about right to me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL Metromover is top notch public transportation?

Anonymous
1 month ago

as someone who lived in miami his whole life but no longer does i can say that its not

Anonymous
1 month ago

As someone who’s 64 and was born in Miami and remembers when there wasn’t a Metrorail or Metromover, I can say the Metromover is 100 times better than the nothing this city had when it comes to any mass transit system or any mass transit system of it’s kind.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks Miami Worldcenter

Anonymous
1 month ago

Any address?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It appears to be across First Baptist Church around 501 NE First Ave.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The are would be even better if MDC developed or sold property they aren’t using or under utilizing

Anonymous
1 month ago

absolutely fantastic for the area

Anonymous
1 month ago

Offsite parking ? — that’s crazy — is bad enough finding a parking space in downtown nowadays

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

They will Park at Miami-Dade collg

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

College

Casey
1 month ago

The headline saying “no parking” is hilarious.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Worried about your Prius?

Q Anonymous
1 month ago

they are demolishing a beautiful pre-war building

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should’ve bought it

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be nice if they preserved the façade, and do it properly unlike the Wolpert Apartments at Wynwood Bay, which got sodomized by a hideous building. Still, if this is built as presented, maybe it’s an acceptable sacrifice. I just hope the UDRB doesn’t ask for it to look like some Arquitectonica freak of nature with pukey colors and irregular symmetry.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice development, it’s a shame they’re tearing down that beautiful historic building though

Anonymous
1 month ago

People love capitalism when it works to their benefit and boo it when they see it’s actual ramifications.

Anonymous
1 month ago

With that logic, capitalism should allow construction with no rules. We have codes for preserving, health, safety, and welfare. Preserving historic structures is part of the welfare aspect on improving quality of life.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um yeah, sure.. and all the laws in the world don’t stop bending of the rules, changing of codes, and choosing profit over health. You are living in a capitalistic country where you want to play by the rules and expect a certain quality of life. But I look at the reality that entails living in it and I don’t doubt the old saying that most people that live in this country are one paycheck away from being a homeless statistic. Preserving another empty so-called “historic structure” don’t put food on my table or gas in my car.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The current building only has 5 foot of sidewalk around it.
The new complex has beautiful pedestrian access.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

No. Listen. You have to have parking. Otherwise it’s pointless. Even though it’s close to the metro rail and Metromover stations, still. Either way there Hass to be parking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can you read? They will still provide parking just not on-site. Miami World Center has an abundance of parking. They’ve build thousands and thousands of parking spaces in massive garages just blocks away.

Anonymous
1 month ago

To all you geniuses.. there is an existing parking garage located behind the proposed building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

there are already many projects with ZERO parking on-site, Loft 1, Loft 2, Centro, and Yotel Pad about to wrap up. No parking is just fine

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, you listen! lol. No parking is fine. IIRC, this is going to be a property that allows short-term rentals as well as some co-working space. That means that the people staying here are either on vacation in an AirBNB, or staying in a corporate condo and taking advantage of the cowering space. Neither of those people need to worry about parking a car. For the remaining few residents who live here full-time, I would imagine they can just park a block or two away as others have mentioned. Building a garage here would have been dumb, and it would probably have been empty most of the time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or they could use our top notch public transportation! …oh, wait…