Another Residential Tower Has Been Added To Worldcenter’s First Phase

A second residential tower is in the works at Miami Worldcenter.

The 45-story tower is simply called ‘Tower 1’ in plans recently submitted to Miami’s Planning Department. It will be located at the south entrance to The Mall at Miami Worldcenter, at NE 7th Street and NE 2nd Avenue.

At just under the 500-foot mark, Tower 1 will include 427 units and 209 parking spaces. There will be 12 units on each typical floor, with a total of 601,479 gross square feet.

It isn’t clear who will develop the tower, although Newgard Development’s Harvey Hernandez has said that he plans to build a residential project at Worldcenter.

Paramount at Miami Worldcenter is also included in Worldcenter’s first phase, which is set for review by Miami’s UDRB next week. Paramount will include 493-units in a 58-floor, 706-foot tower.

Construction on the first phase (which is separate from MDM’s Marrriott Miami World Expo Center) is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

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marc
6 years ago

I hope it still incorporates the metro mover station the way it’s depicted in all the renders.

XVS
6 years ago

Hard not to be disappointed with the first impression. Zero creativity. Hopefully, this is just something that was drawn on a napkin after too many drinks.

Ed
6 years ago

Like I once said, the moment the original owners of this project decided to flip the property, those renderings were useless and used to deceive the public

Obviously
6 years ago

Not “knock your socks off” architecture, but I do understand that architects have to keep in mind upto 150mph winds when designing for Miami. Anxious to see this in color.

anonymous
6 years ago

Please, it looks like a housing project.

Obviously
6 years ago

Care to present to us some of your award winning designs Mr anonymous?

Kristian
6 years ago

I know; honestly, some people…

XVS
6 years ago

Sure, why don’t we just build 10ft tall concrete bunkers with no windows, just to be totally safe. And anyways, how is butt ugly building necessarily more wind resistant? That’s bunk.

Obviously
6 years ago

You guys are funny. It’s always easier to just sit back and complain cry and whine as long as it not YOUR money spent to develop and create something from scratch. As long as it’s not YOUR ideas and plans being reviewed by some board then you can care less. As long as someone whose trying to develop and build something appease YOU, that’s all YOU care about and the heck with they have to go through to do it.

marc
6 years ago

My issue is a developer selling and promising one thing in order to get concessions from our city to then reneg and do something else after they got what they wanted. They sell you something amazing to then give you ordinary. That’s bait and switch if i ever saw it. I hope the review board that hooked them up in the first place, by giving them the street closures and what not bring this up.

Obviously
6 years ago

I still don’t understand your gripe. Motwani said he wasn’t going to build Miami Worldcenter himself but instead sell off parcels of it to other developers. I understood from the very begining that those renderings were just conceptual to give an idea of how it could look. I never took those artist drawings of the Worldcenter idea as being the finished product, and anybody who did is real short on comprehension.

marc
6 years ago

This better get rejected and the review board better demand elements that were sold to them be kept in place.

Obviously
6 years ago

What’s your disappointment?

marc
6 years ago

The design sold to the review board and public via renders and videos depicted this building as a much more exciting design that integrates a mass transit element by incorporating the metro mover station. This is something that Brickell City Centre is doing as well. This new design does away with that and is now a bland non descript box of balconies.

Ed
6 years ago

As long as their are concrete structures hundreds of feet off the ground, Obviously is happy. Obviously, he/she has no real interest in Miami becoming an architectural hotspot – just a city full of concrete.

Obviously
6 years ago

First of all, I’m male. Second, unlike you and others, I’ve never expected or assumed Miami would strive to be some kind of envious “architectural hotspot” on the world stage. I’m not that naive nor am I superfluous as you may assume either. What I do desire from Coconut Grove all the way north to at least 79th street in Miami to become what it has always had the potential to be, THE MOST DYNAMIC AREA IN THE ENTIRE SOUTHERN REGION OF THIS COUNTRY! Bar none.

Sorry if you’re irritated when someone doesn’t join in on your Moan&Groan Niipicking Party, but hey, unlike you, I realize these architects never promised me a Rose Garden. So if someone with money wants to come in and build another tower so that I don’t have to look at another vacant weed strewn lot amongst the many that I have been looking at for over 25 plus years in Miami, then yeah, bring on the concrete! Out with the lifeless and mundane and in with the development and pizzazz. I’m more concerned with them bringing the city action instead expecting them to please everyone with hundreds of what I think is “gourgeous or pretty” buildings.

Obviously
6 years ago

You do understand the word “concept” right?

I think you need to go back and read all the articles done on this project and rethink your expectations.

Ed
6 years ago

Thanks for reaffirming my comment! Lol

Yet Another Anonymous
6 years ago

Remember the renders showed them incorporating two stations, actually.

marc
6 years ago

True, but one was to be in this building while the other is down the ways and part of the mall.

Anon
6 years ago

What is up with the parking. 427 apartments with only 209 parking spots ?

Anonymous
6 years ago

I like it

brickellbrik
6 years ago

Incredible that they are taking a chance to think people will buy behind the Groskoff sites .
These sites will have NO VIEWS when the 3 city blocks infront of them get built.

Seems the developer is anticipating this and this deaigning a cheap bldg with no grace or imagination.

Remember NO VIEWS and probably looking at the back of another bldg.

gregory
6 years ago

Do you realize that this building was met for people wanting to live in that location more than having views. Since it will be near a metromover station and Miami worldcenter.

XVS
6 years ago

“Remember NO VIEWS and probably looking at the back of another bldg”

That’s how 99% of all buildings in any large city are…this view fetish is just ridiculous.

Anonymous
6 years ago

this is still Miami…what people value are views.
hopefully you are right and this will not be the case with this project.

in this particular site every buyer will be concerned with the wall of concrete Groskoff will probably build infront of this site ..blocking all views..

does someone have some info on the approved MUSP infront of Freedom Tower?..all views will be blocked

Juan Carlos
6 years ago

Too much parking.

Doug
6 years ago

This should have been exactly what the general public expected! In Miami we have replaced the Terms “Landlord” or “Landowner” with the term developer. For ever 100 promises made by “Developers” 10 get kept. We need to remember that they are here to only build if they can push the price higher and higher per new construction site, which is why they seem to only develop from the interior towards the water front. By building like this they can consistently bank raising pricing expectations per sq ft. What we are looking at here is just the latest attempt to get more money per sq ft of land as they are selling all land rights to Forbes and Taubman so that they can walk away quadrupling the initial investment. Again just land owners, not developers.