76-Story Liquid Lofts Approved By The FAA (Again) At 866 Feet Above Ground

Liquid Lofts has received approval for a building height of 866 feet above ground from the Federal Aviation Administration.

It is the second time the FAA has approved the height of the building. An identical height was approved in 2015, but approval expired in 2018.

Law firm Greenberg Traurig represented the applicant. The FAA took about 16 months to approve, with the application submitted in June 2018.

If built, the 76-story tower will essentially match the height of Miami’s tallest building, Panorama Tower. Liquid Lofts is now approved to top off at 866 feet above ground, and 875 feet above sea level. By comparison, Panorama is 868 feet above ground, or 876 feet above sea level.

Liquid Lofts is proposed to include 482 residential units and 314 parking spaces, to be designed and developed by Charles Sieger of Sieger Suarez architects.

No construction permits are pending. An ad on the Loopnet website earlier this year showed that the property had been listed for sale, but the listing was removed over the summer.

Here is a timeline of the Liquid Lofts proposal so far:

  • March 2015 – Liquid Lofts revealed by The Next Miami to be in the planning stages with an 866-foot tower
  • July 2015 – Proposal submitted to Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board with a request for a zoning change
  • August 2015 – FAA approves Liquid Lofts height of 866 feet above ground
  • April 2016 – UDRB reviews plans, send to Planning Director
  • July 2016 – Planning Department approves plans
  • June 2018 – Height resubmitted to FAA after expiration of previous approval
  • February 2019 – Property appears to be listed for sale on Loopnet. It was removed in July
  • October 2019 – FAA approves height, again

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

The Year is 2022: “76-STORY LIQUID LOFTS APPROVED BY THE FAA (AGAIN) AT 866 FEET ABOVE GROUND” because approval expired. This is fugazy until construction actually starts.

marc
1 year ago

Speculator needs that height approval to add a little more $$$.

Magazine
1 year ago

Building that tall is too expensive for what the market will dictate prices are for that location. All in construction costs going that high are likely north of $5-600 / sq ft. for even the most generic product. Does that location attract prices that make this project profitable? To fill that, that’s a lot of people having to be willing to pay a lot of money for a rather unattractive location compared to other newer developments.

Anonymous
1 year ago

unattractive location and unattractive building

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

Well. Have this thing built by either 2023 or 2024.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“No construction permits are pending” tells you all you need to know

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

Yes I saw that. They got to file for construction permits soon because they could lose their opportunity.

Anonymous
1 year ago

yeah I’m sure they’ll get right on that Shawn

Anonymous
1 year ago

Would be a great injection of new blood into downtown

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s a flip job and ain’t gonna happen. Already there’s enough injection blood around this area, with needles everywhere and crazy homeless showering under Metromover.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“No construction permits are pending. An ad on the Loopnet website earlier this year showed that the property had been listed for sale, but the listing was removed over the summer.”

That means its not going to be built.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Very unappealing location with multiple Crowding/traffic problems. Deserves a pass.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Looks like a Lego construction ….. and what about the traffic impact in the area ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

By the time it’s actually built there will be Metrorail to Doral.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Any Metromover extension?

Anonymous
1 year ago

So much cap in the rap

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well the rendering shows significantly more than 76 stories…it wont look nearly this tall if ever built.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I count roughly 75?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I count at least 82

Polo
1 year ago

Why the FAA tuck 16 months to approve the same tower it already approved in 2015?!
NEXTMIAMI, do your homework!! Panorama tower is only 832 FT AGL to the top of the structure. A radio antenna (the side of a toothpick) takes the total height to 868 FT AGL. However, the antenna doesn’t count, since is not part of the structure.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You are wrong sir the antenna is very much so apart of the structure and adds to the height. Google any building with an antenna and see for yourself!

marc
1 year ago

Correct, the antenna does count in height numbers of any building.

POLO
1 year ago

No, you are wrong. A spire that is part of the design ,and the structure (One World Trade Center, for example) counts. However, an antenna that is put on top of a tower, and is not part of the design doesn’t count. An good example is the Empire State Building. The height of the ESB is 1,250 FT. However, the antenna on top of the spire is NOT counted.

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

About 400 units with 300 parking spaces. The number of parking spaces doesn’t seem to be enough for the amount of units in this building.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Love the design

Anonymous
1 year ago

Good location and design for a big Signature office building

Anonymous
1 year ago

What a pathetic base (podium). More of the same ole tower on a block.

Sad Truth
1 year ago

It looks like a giant USB thumb drive.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Absurd concept. FAA would have done a favor in not approving it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Build without parking.