Miami’s UDRB voted October 6 to recommend approval of The Sterling, a 73-story mixed-use tower proposed by Turkish developer Okan Group.
The proposal is of enough significance to Turkey that the country’s consul general in Miami attended the meeting, according to Miami Today. Turkey’s national flower is the Tulip, which inspired the shape of the building.
Near the top of the tower, there will be a restaurant on the 68th floor open to the public.
The upper levels will have 363 high-end condo units, with a private amenity level. Residents will have access to an exclusive pool deck with a large arch on the top floor.
On the lower floors, a 300-room five star hotel with meeting space is planned.
Behar Font & Partners is the architect.
Also at the meeting, a 43-story hotel proposed by Mandala Holdings was approved, although board members complained about the lack of parking.