Crescent Heights Proposing 24-Story Tower At 500 Alton, With Transit Hub At Base

Crescent Heights is proposing to build a 24-story tower above a transit hub at 500 Alton Road, according to the Herald.

The developer has approval to build a six-story residential project, but has been trying for years to build taller. In 2014, the developer partnered with Related Group on a proposal to build a 50-story tower there, but scrapped the idea after it was opposed by the mayor.

In exchange for being granted a height increase from 75 feet to 300 feet, the developer would build a 30,000 square foot, six-story transit hub for the city. Three levels would be dedicated towards buses, with another three levels for light rail.

 

the 50-story condo proposed on the site in 2014:

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marc
5 years ago

Now they’re thinking.

suomynona
5 years ago

I love that this could be a part of Baylink. If it makes sense traffic-wise and they work in conjunction with the Baylink folks, this could be huge.

Anonymous
5 years ago

This will be nothing connected with baylink. The developers who will make many times the $100 million they are proposing “gifting” are just trying to buy there way into higher height limits than the zoning allows.

003
5 years ago

Good comment; wrong article.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

No renders with “hub” detail.

Jesus
5 years ago

Here’s my idea for a better Miami Beach: let every single building constructed south of 5th be at least 400 feet while everything north stays the same. That would be a compromise for those that want taller buildings and those that don’t.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Better yet why not just dig a channel and let it be it’s own island? It can be like Fisher island, where people live there only a few weeks a year!

Andrew
5 years ago

I will never believe anything is actually being built on this site until it goes vertical.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Anything for height. Maybe they should try splitting up the lot and building smaller.

Anonymous
5 years ago

creative thinking

Anonymous
5 years ago

Sounds like a great Idea!

GyroMeat
5 years ago

I preferred the ADD Inc / Benoy scheme back in the day.

Marc305
5 years ago

The renderings on these photos are completely off scale. The Bentley Bay towers are 25 stories. In the 3rd photo it looks like this project would be twice as tall as that. Who does these images? A high school student could do a better job.

miami1
5 years ago

This was an old proposal…

Marc305
5 years ago

Thanks for the clarification miami1, but shouldn’t the “X” be on all the photos then and not just on the last one?

Sobe
5 years ago

Right above the photos it says “50 story condo proposed on the site in 2014”. So yes that’s twice as tall as a 25 story building.

Andres
5 years ago

The renderings shown there are of the previous proposal 50 story building the new proposal does not have renderings shown.