Construction Permit For Another Worldcenter Tower Was Activated Yesterday

A construction permit to build a second apartment tower at the Caoba block of Miami Worldcenter was activated yesterday.

Building department records show that the permit was activated on September 1.

The permit appears to have already been fully approved by the Building Department in 2018. Only the Planning Department remains to sign off on the plans before construction can begin.

It was reactivated twice since then in 2019 and 2020, so the new activation could be just a request to make sure the permit doesn’t entirely lapse. We’ve reached out to Worldcenter for a comment.

The permit will allow for construction of a 40-story tower with 411 apartments and 4,103 square feet of ground floor retail.

The new tower will not include any new parking or pool deck, as the tower shares a podium and garage with the first Caoba tower.

Previous plans filed with the Planning Department showed the new tower will rise 413 feet. By comparison, the existing 43-story Caoba tower is 442 feet.

Cohen Freedman Encinosa is the architect, as with the first tower.

Coastal Tishman is listed as the contractor. Total construction value is listed at $83 million.

On the same block, developer Lalezarian is preparing to build the first Miami World Tower with 557 apartments. It is proposed to rise 53 stories, or 579 feet.

A pedestrian promenade lined with an office and retail complex will separate the Miami World Tower site from Caoba.

 

 

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Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Construction should’ve started then. Why are they building one tower first and then wait to build another tower? That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Market timing. This was one of CIM group’s first projects in the area. Look how long it has taken them to complete their second project in Wynwood — it still isn’t open.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Aren’t these rentals?

Paul
1 month ago

It is going to suck for the residents of Coaba 1 to deal with the noise and dust from the construction for the next couple years. I guess they should have known that there was always this risk but it they really should have just built both towers simultaneously.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well that apartment was offering two months free rent, so you get what you pay for.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh please, the whole downtown is a construction zone right now, this doesn’t change anything. But it will be beautiful when all is done!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, residents should have known a second tower was going to be built

Anonymous
1 month ago

We do know. The people commenting are from Hialeah and can’t afford to live downtown

Anonymous
1 month ago

We really got honeydicked on this one. The actual building doesn’t even closely resemble this rendering.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“WE” got?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Where is the office space in this area?

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’ll announce the plans sooner or later.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Git er done!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Finally

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wish it were taller than the current Caoba so that it would add to the skyline but it’s great news nonetheless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow. So much density coming.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Increase the height by 100 feet and get started.

Anonymous
1 month ago

RED ALERT FAA RED ALERT FAA RED ALERT FAA

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now the convention city needs to start, need my future supercons within city of Miami limits and not on miami beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

See, that’s one of the problems with this city and county, different areas need to learn how to share.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo’s Downtown 5th should have looked like this at the bare minimum. Not the flat-topped irregular window mess eyesore.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Get over it dude.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They look great enough for me and I live there. Where do you live?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Doral.

Anonymous
1 month ago

what an awesome project.