Chetrit’s Miami River Project Gets FAA Approval

Chetrit Group’s mixed-use project on the Miami River was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration last week.

Located at SW 3rd Ave between SW 5th St & SW 6th St, the Miami River project will include four towers, ranging in height from 622-feet to 645-feet above ground. The tallest two towers will each top out at a height of 649-feet above sea level.

A construction timeframe wasn’t listed, but the site has already been cleared. FAA approval expires after 18 months if construction hasn’t commenced.

Kobi Karp is the project architect.

 

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MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Those glass towers will look great as you cross the river on I-95.

Marc305
5 years ago

Especially the building that looks like cubes put together. Finally something that looks completely different than the rest. Awesome!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Sometimes I read comments about architects poorly designing towers on top of huge disjointed pedestals, and I have to agree; but I have to say that they did an awesome job here specially with the green facade and glass (6th picture top to bottom). I see great connects between both tower and pedestal….hope to see this project to full fruition soon!!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Nice work Kobi Karp!!!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

This is a beautiful project! The buildings look really nice, finally something a little different.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Damn, This is awesome!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Does anybody knows what will happen with the FPNL statation infront of this project; the view will not be atractive

Andrew
5 years ago

It may not be attractive but it definitely preserves views. With substation and the river to the north and east, there is quite a bit of space between this project and the next view-blocking buildings.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I sure would like to see FPL move out of that site. That site would be an awsome area for the kind of office towers that some upset people who come on TNM envision seeing for downtown.

Will I Am
5 years ago

The distribution node is on that site. No way they can move it. But they can build over it. Happens in the larger/more expensive cities all the time (World Trade 7 in NYC was built over a con edision substation in 1987) . Notably, WT7 is also the first known instance of a tall building brought down primarily by uncontrolled fires.

Judging by FPLs recent sale of the empty parking lot across from this same downtown substation, FPL is certainly evaluating their options. But the complexity of selling parts of the land or its entitlements is probably not worth the trouble YET.

The question…., when will the price of available free land exceed the price of building over an active substation. Therefore making the FPL substation (entitlements) land much more appealing.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I just wish the tallest towers would top out at least 700 feet above sea level.

Danny
5 years ago

They had to get variances and lease land from the park just to get to the 649′.

Anonymous
5 years ago

this project will not get built. note it

Anonymous
5 years ago

and you will not get rich…note it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Have they started with the permit process? Does anyone have insight info? I wonder if this is a real project, or just another developer looking to flip land

Danny
5 years ago

They already have a GC, cleared the land and will be doing test piles soon.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Do you guys think this project has a chance?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Why not? This project is going to be in Brickell (albeit Brickellwest) and it’s on the river. There also won’t be any nearby residents in towers complaining about their views being blocked. And I won’t even mention what it’s going to do for the skyline.

This project will definitely be one of the “best bang for the bucks” in Miami.

Danny
5 years ago

It’s already going papa.