700-Foot Vertical Medical City Being Planned On Biscayne Boulevard, Valued At $2.1B

An Orlando company submitted plans to the Federal Aviation Administration last week for a 700-foot downtown Miami project called Vertical Medical City Biscayne.

The application was filed on January 22.

According to the application, the project will be built in the 1600 block of Biscayne Boulevard. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2021.

An affiliate of Ponte Health Properties, LLC is the developer.

A press release from Ponte in October 2019 said that Vertical Medical City Biscayne will be built in the Bayfront Park vicinity in downtown Miami.

The project will be valued at $2.1 billion and include 90+ stories of development, the release said.

Ponte is also planning similar projects in Orlando and Chicago.

All Vertical Medical City locations are planned to include residential Independent Living, Memory Care Units, Urgent Care, Medical Office and Outpatient Surgery and Services Spaces, Urban Farming, and Research and Development spaces as part of a complex mixed-used geriatric-focused project, according to Ponte.

 

 

Rendering below is of Vertical Medical City Orlando:

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Well this came out of nowhere.

Anonymous
1 year ago

100 bucks says this never gets built. Who wants some action?

POLO
1 year ago

And it’s going to go nowhere!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Someone in the press office needs to look at a map. 1600 Biscayne is nowhere near Bayfront Park.

Anonymous
1 year ago

More like the Margaret Pace Park neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Natives call it “near Omni”…. its been there since the Venezuelan 70s oil boom – and its still there. Omni.

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is pretty much an office building (that it will provide post construction employment). For everyone always asking for one, Great news!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thousands of jobs.. of every type.

for example, UHealth – University of Miami Health System is one of the largest employers in Miami.

Jesus
1 year ago

Interesting. Now the medical industry is building up skyscrapers. Excellent. Considering how we’re the magnet for the boomers, we should have a Houston like medical center. We got Jackson right now but we should add to that skyscrapers of this size.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Will it include 900 parking spaces for boomers and their soft top Camrys to go at thirty miles an hour?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Another one trying to make a joke about baby boomers. I guess he was made out of clay like Adam.

Oemautosound
1 year ago

No, there is going to be a monorail that bring people the parking lot will be small and far away

Anonymous
1 year ago

We know that the FAA would not approve anything even close to that height in that area of Biscayne.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“We” do?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Jesus, take the wheel.

Andy
1 year ago

Interesting project, and refreshingly different usage than many other projects proposed in Miami. However the height and floor numbers in the article may need to be checked again. 90+ floors can’t be achieved with a 700′ building. 700’/90 = 7.77′ per floor; less than 8′ floor-to-floor height doesn’t allow any space for structure or mechanical/plumbing (or any headroom). If it is built at 700′, it will be more likely to have 60 to 70 floors. Hopefully the project will still be viable, but $2.1B is a lot of cheese…

Anonymous
1 year ago

If an affiliate of Ponte Health Properties, LLC planned on doing this in that area, don’t you think they already checked out what height is allowed where they want to build this?

Anonymous
1 year ago

clearly not..

Anonymous
1 year ago

So, they just decided to invest a coupla billion dollars and you think they just overlooked a simple thing like a height restriction?

Anonymous
1 year ago

yeah the internet experts.. LOL

Ted gets so dirty
1 year ago

Yes, people are basically stupid these days

Anonymous
1 year ago

90 floors on 700′?????????LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes
It’s the new micro unit standard. Hahahaha

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s quite clear that this isn’t a single tower project… the tallest building is likely planned at 700 feet, or 50-70 stories, with additional “stories of development” coming in a second tower

Anonymous
1 year ago

This will help to increase the demand for rental apartments in the area.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That 2.1 b. must be inflated.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well do some investigating yourself and find out if it is.

Anonymous
1 year ago

wasn’t all of Brickell City Centre less than 2Billion?

Anonymous
1 year ago

The FAA height limit in that area is 649 FT MSL, and it may be lower west of Biscayne Blvd. Also, that site is directly on the flight path for runway 9/27 at MIA.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow, 21ft is really going to make a difference. Besides, the city of Miami is really not obligated to any follow any height recommendations the FAA comes up with. Remember, it’s the airlines that put planes in the air that threatens anything on the ground.

POLO
1 year ago

Yes, 21 FT make a difference when it comes to safety of flight paths. The city of Miami is not obligated to follow any height recommendations from the FAA. However, if those height recommendations by the FAA are not ably by, it could impact severely the flow of air traffic in and out of MIA, and thus impact the local economy in an adverse way.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The economy of South Florida is basically tourism, so you think that a height of 800ft would affect Miami’s economy that much? That’s like some people in MiamiDade county crying about a new house in the area because it’s what they call “a McMasion.” So a bigger house than yours is really going the affect the neighborhood so adversely to the point that all the other houses will lose their value, or are you just really jealous?

A 21ft difference in height is nothing compared to the at least 2000ft airplanes must climb before they even fly over that area. People still come to Miami from all over the country by train, car, boat, and even motorcycle to name some the ways. The thought of an adverse impact on the local economy is what the airline industry put in peoples mind in Miami in order keep lining their pockets by spending as little money as possible on fuel.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I love it but just wondering why this isn’t going to be built in the actual medical district?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Very true especially with the river area blowing up and allapattah is prime for the next cycle

Anonymous
1 year ago

just tell me we don’t lose checkers

Anonymous
1 year ago

The Checkers is getting expanded.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I am tired of getting my hopes up and salivate every time they announce a nice project.
it is never, never anywhere close to the first news, the renderings the promises.. starting with BCC, Miami World Center, trains, etc, etc

Anonymous
1 year ago

So this will be built in Atlanta according to the renderings..

Anonymous
1 year ago

Reading helps.

Anonymous
1 year ago

A brain is a terrible thing to waste.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Your brain is on Jupiter according to the way you think.

Anonymous
1 year ago

More like Stuart or Port St Lucie…

Anonymous
1 year ago

You are so correct (almost). You are def right that it is not Miami in the renderings, but not Atlanta either. You had me laughing….. still laughing.
How can someone publish renderings from another city in background? Maybe this is a college freshmen project in Arch School?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow.. I guess the heading “Rendering below is of Vertical Medical City Orlando” at the top of that picture is just too confusing for this person to understand.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Doh! I guess I missed that. Wish I could erase my silly comment.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Will Metromover be extended to this bldg?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes, to the front door.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hopefully some big pharma company will follow their lead and open a location downtown as well

Anonymous
1 year ago

No big pharma company is coming to South Florida any time soon because we’re a very poor recruiting grounds for quality biomedical engineers. Boston, Bay Area, Research Triangle (NC), New Jersey, etc. all have close proximity to top research universities. UM is an OK medical school but you need more engineers in pharma companies than doctors.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That’s why there’s something called “relocation.”

Anonymous
1 year ago

So true that they need someone to recruit from…. and Miami doesn’t have biotech companies

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nah
They will probably end up in Doral or Miramar. Why would they move downtown? There is Metromover, Metrorail, buses, Brightline, close to beach, museums, views of the bay and Wynwood. Doral and Miramar have the Palmetto, views of man made lakes and no mass transit.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Actually this photo is downtown Orlando in the back ground lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

In the picture posted it says that.

City Dude
1 year ago

Orlando it is.. I was on the Design Team for the SunBank (nee SunTrust–for now) I’d recognize it anytime!

Baixinho
1 year ago

The greed of these developers is unimaginable.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“Greed?”

I guess you’re still confused as to what capitalism is all about.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Picture is Atlanta

Anonymous
1 year ago

Really?.. I thought it was Dubai….

Anonymous
1 year ago

Please keep the checkers around here!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

That checkers needs to go!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

thar checkers isnt going anywhere unless genting sees fit….they own the property

Anonymous
1 year ago

LOL.. more patients for the hospital!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow.. you actually think that’s something to laugh about?