Construction Permit Pending For Surface Parking Lot At Former Skyrise Site

A construction permit to build a surface parking lot at the former Skyrise site has been submitted to Miami’s Building Department.

Last year, the developer of the Skyrise tower announced that the project was being cancelled.

Under the terms of a deal negotiated with the city, a parking lot is required to be restored if the development wasn’t built.

Bayside’s owners were granted the rights to two multi-decade lease extensions for the mall property in exchange for allowing the Skyrise project.

According to the construction permit application, there is an estimated $200,000 cost to build the parking lot.

Plans for the surface lot were filed in December 2021 as part of the construction permit application, and are still under review.

The property was previously a surface parking lot, before sitework for Skyrise began.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

The most amazing waterfront location and the best we can get is a parking lot. SAD!

ignoranymous
2 months ago

Reminds me of the idiotic surface parking lot next to the so-called Freedom Tower.

Name*
2 months ago

A parking lot is probably less expensive to maintain and insure than a construction site. Also trivial to demolish if a development ever gets momentum.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“WE”

Anonymous
2 months ago

Waterfront parking 🤦‍♂️

Conno Sir
2 months ago

Only in the USA

Anonymous
2 months ago

I absolutely agree since one of bernies key points is the elimination of waterfront parking lots 👍

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s disappointing to just have an ugly parking lot in such a prime location.

Anonymous
2 months ago

What a shame! They should build an observational tower there as they got a lease extension based on those terms. Remove the lease if a parking lot is built there. Frankly redo the entire Bayside Market in the process because it no longer matches the growing area. It is outdated beyond repair.

William
2 months ago

I think this was all a ploy for bayside’s lease extension. Genius and super sad. All these deals that the city of miami does really do scream fraud. The Wharf park land, the Soccer Stadium, the marlins stadium, the crandon park marina lease voter referendum….. Hmmm this list could go on.. and on.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It “not longer matches the growing area?” Oh so you want three gunmetal grey cereal boxes with juxtaposed balconies designed by Arquitectonia?

Anonymous
2 months ago

He thinks it should emulate Bal Harbor Shops. Probably makes under $80k/yr himself but thinks all of Miami should be upscale. Save Miami for the rich people.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Skyrise had an Observational [sic] tower and the “WE-NEED”s bitched and complained that the man taking action should do better work for the WE-NEEDs who only take a do not give a thing.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Do not approve this nonsense

ignoranymous
2 months ago

Skyrise was approved… it was the developer who finally said – “I was just kidding.. “

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

So is bayside ever going to get renovated like they claim it would four years ago ?

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

(it is needed)

Anonymous
2 months ago

The renovation looked hideous, however. It should be made more like Mary Brickell Village, adding a hotel and residential tower, and better integrating it with Bayfront Park and FTX Arena.

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

the last thing we should do is build a residential tower in Bayside

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bring back the SkyRise!

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes Please!

MEAN MACHINE
2 months ago

If its not redesigned, I would rather it stay a parking lot.

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

why don’t YOU get redesigned?

MEAN MACHINE
2 months ago

^ Lick it till it Skyrise!

Elpit Ilio
2 months ago

I agree. That thing looks hideous.

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

Miami needs a observation tower, might as well build this one.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why?.. so you can peek at people?

Anonymous
2 months ago

An airport control tower looks better than this hairpin.

Anonymous
2 months ago

For what? You need to see the slums of Little Havana/Hialeah from above?

Anonymous
2 months ago

They should call it SkyRise Parking and charge double to park there……iconic

nonmous
2 months ago

That doesn’t make sense.. because Skyrise was only a dream.

( . Y . )
2 months ago

Can they please renovate the shit out of Bayside? So outdated for the prime location

Anonymous
2 months ago

As soon as they renovate it, the rent goes up and you’ll hear people whine about that.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bayside was renovated a couple of years ago.the renovations were minor and it still has a tacky vibe

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a “festival marketplace” in an architectural style fit for a bayside marina. It’s not supposed to look like a damn Apple Store. If you want that, go to the Design District.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a tourist trap for cruise ship vacationers to pass some down time buying worthless trinkets and eating food court grub. It isn’t meant to be Bal Harbor Shops.

Conno Sir
2 months ago

Incredible but true. Now cars will have the best view of the city.
Talk about progress and creative minds

Anon MIA
2 months ago

Same as that huge parking garage at the PortMiami (western edge).
Everytime I drive over the Rickenbacker, I am in awe at those amazing parking spaces with their $1M views.

Not sorry
2 months ago

Honestly long term I want to see more green space. Like maybe turn that part of the dock into a green park, just grass and a few trees. I hate that every public land needs a building. Im still salty they took away bicentennial park for the museums.

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

It has a park connected to it. Y’all want a bunch of empty parks

Original
2 months ago

And they love to complain about the homeless sleeping in them.

GReeN
2 months ago

Parks are not empty, and will become more full as downtown towers are completed.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yeah… forget the water views, I want to frolic in the parks with the dogs.

lol…

Melo is Sigma and Chad
2 months ago

There is already enough parks in this area. Wynwood below 29th st needs one not downtown

Anonymous
2 months ago

Right. What we need are more cigarette box-shaped, Soviet-style buildings. Do you have any developers in mind that could help?

Drac
2 months ago

^ Can you design and develop anything better?

Anonymous
2 months ago

The parks will become full when they have amenities… and SHADE!

Elpit Ilio
2 months ago

I agree. There’s 100s of buildings being built.

ba ba
2 months ago

Pathetic.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Oh come on! Not even a park? Not even a half-asses public plaza? A parking lot is such a waste.

Elpit Ilio
2 months ago

Turn it into a park or venue! I’m glad that building was cancelled. It would have looked out of place

Miguel
2 months ago

Like everything else in Miami. It’s a struggle.

Anonymous
2 months ago

IDK, I’d rather have a parking lot for several more years if it means something better than a giant toenail clipper down the road.

Anonymous
2 months ago

lol…

ann
2 months ago

maybe they think that the parking lot will be an “Iconic Game-changer”…..
not

Taxpayer
2 months ago

There should be no lease extension as per right.
The public got scammed.

Anonymous
2 months ago

At least a parking lot can easily be redeveloped, I rather have that for now than a building designed by arquitectonica or Melo.

Sobeguy
2 months ago

They paged paradise and put up a parking lot. 😔

nick
2 months ago

there has to be a better idea for that lot. Maybe have a contest by designers. The one that wins can place their name into it. Hared to believe that no one can figure what to do with the area.

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

that is a great idea. Hell, I’ll submit a design.

John
2 months ago

That’s terrible…

Mr 645
2 months ago

They could have eliminated or greatly reduced Bayside for more green space, art, statues, or other public amenities. Redistribute all the displaced retail and restaurant space into some needed parts of downtown, which forces tourists or locals to walk around downtown to eat at Bubba Gump (expand the tourist trap).

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s flanked by two underutilized parks, but lets tear something on prime real estate down for more “green space,” meaning shadeless dog bathrooms.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Roof!

El bandido
2 months ago

Build sky rise Miami. What a stupid idea to cancel this game changing project. It would’ve given the city of Miami an iconic structure. Stupid. Bring the project back. And do 4th of July fireworks there on the water. Sky rise was the project that downtown Miami and bayside needed. What a dumb mistake to not have seen it through. Bring the sky rise project back.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Well, if you want it so bad, do what Berkowitz tried to do and come up with the money to build it.

Mr 645
2 months ago

Got $300 million you can spare? I’ll take Bitcoin, heck, I’ll take MiamiCoin lol

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bring it back with a vertical Metromover extension to the top, powered by shore power!

Anonymous
2 months ago

How about powering the Metromover with that 1991 toyota corolla you drive?

Rudy
2 months ago

Waterfront parking? Only in Miami!! What a shame

Joe Carollo
2 months ago

Yes!!!

John
2 months ago

Ugly building

Anonymous
2 months ago

SKYRISE is BACK!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Sadly not

ignoranymous
2 months ago

Another individual who can’t read.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Read the article, not the title.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Haha.. they should now call it, “Ground Down.”

Anonymous
2 months ago

Or as true as Donald Con-duct saying “MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL!”