Closings Said To Be Halted At Edgewater’s 57-Story Elysee

The newly completed 57-story Elysee condo tower in Edgewater received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy in May allowing move-ins to begin, but closings appear to have been halted for the past several months.

The tower currently stands as the tallest building in Edgewater at 649 feet, the maximum allowed by the FAA in the area.

It also features a unique telescoping design by Arquitectonica, with the tower wider at the top than at the bottom.

There are just 100 condos in the entire building. Residents have either half a floor or entire floor to themselves, with private elevator access.

Records show that 66 condos have closed since May, but no closings have been recorded since August.

According to a source, closings are suspended to a lack of a certificate of occupancy. A broken elevator in the garage is said to be preventing the certificate from being issued.

One prominent tech investor appealed to Miami-Dade’s mayor over the weekend to help resolve the situation.

Lucy Guo, who co-founded Scale AI, posted a text message sent to an assistant of Miami-Dade mayor Daniella Levina Cava on social media.

Guo wrote that she had purchased a unit in the upper levels of the building. Her closing has been delayed, she said.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

People; The Elevator is for cars, not for people. It is a complicated project. The garage does not work without an elevator to bring the cars to the floor. Currently, there is enough parking on the ground floors for the apartments that have closed; but without the upper garage floors being accessible, the building cannot park more cars; and hence, without a parking garage, the building cannot close more apartments.

Anonymous
1 month ago

thank you ..that seems logical…i thought it was resident elevator being referenced

Anonymous
1 month ago

uhm.. is this building for people or for cars?

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is no ground floor parking unless its on the streets. There are only drive lanes to the lift on one side and drive lane on the other side for cars exiting the lift area. And there is a drive lane for drop off to the lobby. If they are parking cars in these area then its a violation of code as they are blocking fire truck access. What a joke..

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Lucy Guo, who co-founded Scale AI, posted a text message sent to an assistant of Miami-Dade
mayor”

The entitlement of some of the newcomers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell me you’re not from Miami without telling me you’re not from Miami (going to the County for a City jurisdiction issue).

Anonymous
1 month ago

Probably doesn’t understand that Suarez is great, just saw (R) next to his name and then didn’t want to speak to him.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Litterally all the tech people love him

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly, so why isn’t he first on her list then to text/call?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Miami Dade mayor isn’t in charge of an elevator in Miami.

The stupidity of newcomers to not understand the landscape prior to spending lots of money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I didn’t understand the landscape to that level of minutiae when I moved to the Bay Area in 2003 and I did pretty well cashing out 18 years later. I’ll take my chances in Miami and plan to cash out here as well – but much faster. The condo floorplan I bought for $1.57M just listed for $1.8M three floors below me. So far, so good.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Listing for and selling for are 2 different things. This isn’t the Bay Area, lots of new supply here to counter demand.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It was the City of Miami Mayor who asked ,”How can I help?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hi everyone. I’m a new owner at Elysee. Do I contact the mayor’s office for my move-in details and to schedule the elevator?
Thanks so much

Anonymous
1 month ago

While you are talking to the Mayor , ask about the newly adopted adopt a homeless person ordinance and if you agree to adopt maybe they will let you move in .

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why they don’t fix the broken elevator then?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do half brain people buy units in buildings with 1) No Parking 2) No self Parking 3) Valet only parking 4) Gimmicks required like this one with an elevator to reach parking? Not feeling sorry for them, it’s a nightmare for the rest of their stay unless they are the types that take their car out once a week. But even then.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^because there’s metric tons of money chasing after all sorts of stupid shit right now. This won’t end well–it never does.

Anonymous
1 month ago

wait….the cost of one elevator being repaired is causing condos that cost from 1.5 to 6 million from closing…?/??????????!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, yesss…

Anonymous
1 month ago

no… not buying it….theres something more to this

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, if I’m spending 1.5 to 6 million dollars, damn right, I don’t hear wanna hear anything is broken.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Damn straight. Be grateful City is holding the developer’s feet to the fire.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How many garage ramps have you walked up/down?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hear they are great for running! Based on the drivers in my building, not sure I’d risk it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Damn near none. Most every parking garage has fire escape stairs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rich people problems.

Anonymous
1 month ago

#hastag

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Unique” and “Arquitectonica” are two words that shouldn’t be in the same sentence when referring to the crap they designed in Edgewater the past ten years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

To be specific, the issue is the garage has an automated carlift system that isn’t operating as intended (some call this an elevator). Imagine spending millions of dollars for a condo only to be told that you do not have a place to park your car or retrieve your car when needed. Miami is all about hype and these people sell dreams, market views, and tell people to imagine the lifestyle. It’s all smoke and mirrors. No quality of life at all

Anonymous
1 month ago

While we’re making requests: I’d like all the effing escalators and elevators serving MetroMover stations to be working order pronto. Mira, this is important.

Calivalle..
1 month ago

Escuismiiii

Anonymous
1 month ago

shocking

Anonymous
1 month ago

Seems to be a relatively easy fix – what is wrong with this developer?
(a broken garage elevator??)

Anonymous
1 month ago

apparently not so easy, right?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its an automated garage and as noted the elevator is for cars. It doesn’t just lift them it parks them so it is obviously

Anonymous
1 month ago

I lived next to this building as it was built. I have seen a lot. It was constructed fast and caused cracks in our building. It will have a lot of problems.And people will be pissed off when they find out they just bought a 6 million dollar unit in front of Ultra Music Party Island.