Commercial real estate firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler has been hired to market the Empire World Towers site at 300 Biscayne Boulevard.
A MUSP was approved in 2008 allowing for a twin-tower project that included 1,557 residential units. Each tower was to be built up to 93-stories or 1,022 feet. The FAA granted approval to build up to 988 feet above ground (1000 feet above sea level), and granted an extension in 2010, but the approval expired in 2011.
The property is effectively controlled by CDR Creances, an instrument of the government of France. Maurice and Leon Cohen, who once controlled the site but were later imprisoned for fraud, objected to the HFF hiring, but were overruled by a judge.