A 385-Foot Bjarke Ingels Designed Tower Would Be Built In South Beach If Voters Approve A Deal Tomorrow

South Beach could be getting a 385-foot Bjarke Ingels-designed tower if voters approve a deal in tomorrow’s elections.

Terra Group founder David Martin is proposing to develop the project on what is currently the Miami Beach Marina in the South of Fifth neighborhood.

The tower would rise just over 30 stories and include 60 residential units. Total development size is 225,000 square feet. The base of the tower would include 45,000 square feet of commercial space and parking.

In exchange for the air rights to the property, the developer would pay the city $55 million.

The developer would also make $22.5 million in public improvements to the property, including an improved baywalk and a new 1-acre public park. Total new public open space is said to be 2 acres.

The marina itself would see $40 million in improvements, with a new operator, Suntex. Rent revenue to the city from the marina would also increase significantly compared to the current operator, as would property taxes on the residential property.

Neighborhood group Miami Beach United is opposed to the deal over potential noise from restaurant tenants, and the tactic of the city vacating Alton Road in order to gain additional development rights known as Floor Area Ratio.

The Miami Beach ballot has three items related to the project, and the results will likely be known on Tuesday night.

 

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Anonymous
11 months ago

What a cool design, but will it age well?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Reminds me of Jacksonville

Anonymous
11 months ago

Excellent deal for city. Opens more of the waterfront to the general public. I will enthusiastically vote “yes” tomorrow.

J.
11 months ago

Why….didn’t you early vote?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Nah, people like to vote on election day and screw with y’all thinking Joe Bite-Me has some 1000% chance of winning.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah, because we want a president who can lead this country… not sit on his ass all day sending the president of North Korea love letters.

Miami Beach Resident
11 months ago

Your comment makes NO sense.

Anon
11 months ago

I’ll wager a guess that you are a paid community “activist” shilling for this project. It is literally taking public land and gifting it to a private developer for an albatross of a condo. lol

Azarius
11 months ago

I believe more could be done with the land space. Tower is ok but it will not age well in that location need something more sleek and wavy as well the park need something more idk but it not appealing

Anonymous
11 months ago

Should be taller

Anonymous
11 months ago

does not spark joy

Anonymous
11 months ago

Boy.. if you need some development to spark joy in your life, I feel sorry for you.

Anonymous G
11 months ago

This project should pass. It would make that area look a lot better imo.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Completely thoughtless design that could be placed anywhere….BIG just recycling sh*t and dropping it in Miami Beach…. nice work….get that eyesore out of here.

Anonymous
11 months ago

You go man!

Anonymous
11 months ago

…Couldn’t agree more! as architect and old resident knowing the area pretty well i understand that particular space next to Monty’s, the mall and the boardwalk previous south pointe needed some intervention and attractive for the people that enjoy around. But BIG actually propose an statement design of his studio and nothing else! indeed is more of the same.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hope it passes. Anything new and modern looking is better than the status quo and is good for Miami.

Anonymous
11 months ago

What does it mean by “vacating alton road”??

eymay
11 months ago

This tower sticks out like a sore thumb, idk what it is about it..

Alpina
11 months ago

This is a perfect example of innovation from a design point of view and from the way the site transaction is proposed to be done. I don’t love most of Bjarke’s designs but I admire every single one of them because he dares to be an innovator, he takes risks, and he makes possible what others think is impossible.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Just threw up a little in my mouth

Anonymous
11 months ago

Buen provecho!

Anonymous
11 months ago

“Neighborhood group Miami Beach United is opposed to the deal over potential noise from restaurant tenants, and the tactic of the city vacating Alton Road in order to gain additional development rights known as Floor Area Ratio.”

Hmmm.. when have I heard that before?

POLO
11 months ago

Miami Beach residents, approve this!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Very ugly

Anonymous
11 months ago

I don’t see a pool or amenities either

Miami Beach Resident
11 months ago

These people all lie. The design will end up being different. And do you really think that people will buy into a building with apartments well over $5 million will want to have a public park right outside their door. These politicians or all corrupt. Every single one of them.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I don’t hate it but something doesn’t feel right about this location

Anonymous
11 months ago

I would be afraid to sleep in such a building…. At base scares me.

Miami Beach Resident
11 months ago

This is a garbage deal for MB. Vote NO on 237 and vote NO on 239. Looks ugly and dated already. We’re basically giving the land/air space away. This is CORRUPTION all the way. The mayor is corrupt and sure to be receiving some money on the side. The super corrupt Michael Greico is part of the big lie, he’s a paid consultant making 6 figures on this project. He’ll do anything for a buck. All the commissioners along with the developer Martin are old friends and this all smells like a bad deal for the city. VOTE NO 237 AND NO 239. These dishonest politicians are trying to get this by us during covid…

Anon
11 months ago

99 year lease of public land to build a private condo. What a sh*t deal for us. Who cares if there’s a plot of grass next to it?… It’s ugly, outdated and is not a wise decision for South Beach. Once this last piece of water’s edge is gone, replaced with another lame steel / glass cube, we’re gonna regret it.

Shawn Kouri
11 months ago

Don’t build this. Monty’s is located in a plaza on the same site where this would be built. I would vote against it. Monty’s is a popular iconic sports-bar and landmark on the South Beach Bay Walk and in South Beach. NO CONDO ON MONTY’S CURRENT PROPERTY!!