67-Story Miami Worldcenter Tower Breaks Ground In Record Time

The developer of the 67-story JEM Private Residences tower at Miami Worldcenter held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning, putting the development on an ultra-fast timeline.

The project moved from market entry to construction commencement in under 5 months, a record-breaking development timeframe for South Florida.

The building will eventually top off at over 700 feet, which is the maximum permitted in the area.

The new tower is planned to include 259 condo units on the upper levels, and 530 multi-family units on the lower levels. There will also be ground floor commercial space, and 591 parking spaces.

Arquitectonica is the architect. Coastal Construction is the contractor.

Naftali Group is the developer.

Completion is planned in 2027.

 

(image: JEM Private Residences social media, screenshot)

 

 

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Shane
14 days ago

I’m losing track of every new building announcement at MWC. Can’t deny how vibrant area will be in couple years.

Anonymous
14 days ago

It think it’s called the MW, Miami Worldcenter or just the Worldcenter if you’re in Miami.

anonymous
14 days ago

wow, that was quick, I thought this was going to break ground on 2026

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nice design! Can’t wait to see it built. Is JEM a different spelling for “gem” or an acronym for a place?

Anon
14 days ago

Very excited for this beautiful compliment to Zaha Hadid’s 1000 Museum

Wow
14 days ago

In 3-5 years anyone who didn’t will regret to not have invested in Park West

Dan
14 days ago

And Overtown too!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

But that payoff will take much longer to realize than in Park West.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Over town could get nicer faster because it’s lower.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yes but its development is still VERY preliminary. If you don’t agree, I dare you to take a walk through there any particular night after dark.

Chris
12 days ago

Its not even 50% done! Come back in 2-3 years

Al
14 days ago

Glad we did a decade ago

Anonymous
14 days ago

All of greater downtown from Park West to Riverside and new areas in Brickell, alike, all going through a renaissance and transforming Miami together

Anon
14 days ago

Brickell will soon be a congested mess separated from the rest of the city by the river and those nightmare bridges. No wonder development is booming to the north.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Brickell and its surrounding areas, well-connected by metro movers and rail, are booming. Unlike P-West, Brickell will offer better crowd control, benefiting from its position on the edge of the city core and beside the water. Downtown, surrounded by highways and tourism ports, buzzes with vibrancy and energy, making it an ideal location for visits, entertainment, and commutes. Brickell distinguishes itself with its charm and exclusivity, further enhanced by the beautiful and protective riverside setting, offering unique and premium spots.

BDub
14 days ago

Anyone think that wasn’t written by AI?

Anonymous
12 days ago

Clearly a local who knows the area. AI can’t produce this level of insight.

Anon
14 days ago

No parks or cultural centers 🙁 no museums 🙁 congested af and getting worse 🙁 takes forever to get to beach 🙁 NEXT

Anonymous
14 days ago

Brickell is a vibrant cultural hub surrounded by parks. Interested in museums? Walk across the 2nd Avenue bridge, known as Miami’s “Park Avenue,” to visit HistoryMiami or explore the Miami Circle site at the Brickell Inlet. Living there offers secluded poolside spots, away from the crowds, and buzzing rooftops where you can meet new people, all within an exciting urban atmosphere. Plus, it’s just a 15-minute drive to the beach.

Jordan
12 days ago

Is there anyone who “knows” SW 2nd Ave as Park Avenue?

In 30+ years of working, own8ng,and living in Brickell, I’ve never heard this.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Maybe you need to freshen up your vernacular sir. Welcome to 2024.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Yep! Edgewater is where it’s at. We’re at the beach in 10 min via the Venetian Causeway and we LOVE our huge park and museums within walking distance.

Anonymous
10 days ago

We all like where we live (otherwise would not buy where we live).
Sunny Isles people like sunny isles due to russian foods etc. Brickell people like brickell as its young latin and wealthy. Coral Gables people love the schools and wealthy family life. Miami Beach people like the beach/ ability to walk most places.
Big city with different neighborhoods.

Samantha
12 days ago

Try to get to Brickell on a weekend…complete mess!
Brickell comprised of 2 main streets with crapload of 400sqft condos. Its way too dense!

Anonymous
10 days ago

Human here off Brickell agrees. I can get to my flights via MetroMover, Metrorail, MIA people shuttle thingie….. arduous but its $2.50. Lyft Uber is $50 during peak times.

Jordan
12 days ago

^^^^is what they said about Brickell in 1992.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Brickell has two beaches 10 minutes away, Miami Beach for people watching and Key Biscayne for relaxing.

Anonymous
14 days ago

And most of all Edgewater and Wynwood!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Edgewater and Wynwood are not going through a renaissance and changing Miami? Ok.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Amazing to see luxury developments can go up surrounded by three major highways! At least there’s a rail system and lots of entertainment nearby.

truthhh
14 days ago

Miami really is crushing it with the new construction.dear CHICAGO please get rid of high taxes and RED TAPE

Cover the Podiums
14 days ago

Can’t get over how lifeless that podium is

Anon
14 days ago

I rather like it – similar approach to 1428 brickell (same architect) – podium is presented as a clean, uncluttered massing with the tower sitting on top. Love the gold screen – will contrast nicely with the perforated white screening across the street.

I know I know – you think it would look better if fake windows were bolted onto the side XD

Cover the Podiums
14 days ago

the first 5 floors is what people see when walking down the sidewalk. We don’t want to turn into a city of parking garages

Anon
14 days ago

It’s really the ground floor people see/experience – which is typically 14′-20′.

And no, we don’t want to turn into a city of parking garages. But the solution is not adding fake windows onto podiums – it’s overhauling parking minimums.

Cover the Podiums
14 days ago

asking people to get rid of their cars is too much of an ask. But at least we can hide their parking spots behind liner units and faux windows

Jordan
12 days ago

Have you ever developed a high-rise building with liner units?

Look into why it is done so rarely.

Anonymous
12 days ago

At least do two story retail with second floor or high ceilings on ground floor to give a more inviting street scape, even if podium starts at level 3 or 4

Non critical
14 days ago

Too late.

Jordan
12 days ago

You.
Not “we”.

Anonymous
14 days ago

I’ve seen worse, and I know you have.

CERTIFIED PARK WEST BOY
14 days ago

Probably be in brickell for a couple more years, maybe make a pit stop in edge water for a year.. then settle down in park west the new brickell 😎

Anonymous
14 days ago

Good, we need more areas to progress near Brickell, closer the better. You can go and we will stay in Brickell and make sure everyone continues to love it more and more!

Scott
14 days ago

This is a pretty cool building. Did not know until I read the comments that this is the same developer as 1428 Brickell. Let’s see how these turn out! Agree that ParkWest will be the new ‘it’ hood in about 3-5 years.

Anon
14 days ago

It’s not the same developer. It’s the same architect.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Which goes for every other building, most not as good quality.

Anonymous
14 days ago

I think it’ll be a new alternative entertainment spot, but theit spots will be those closest to Brickell, like along the Miami River.