Demolition About To Begin At 400 Biscayne, Making Way For 750-Foot Tower

The developers of 400 Biscayne filed an application yesterday to begin demolition work.

PMG and Greybrook Realty Partners say they will totally demolish a 27,984 square foot building on the property, according to the permit documents.

The structure was once used by the First United Methodist Church, which will have a new space built within the new development.

The BG Group is listed as the demolition contractor, with the cost of demolition listed at $75,000.

A two-phase project is planned to be built. The first phase will include a 750-foot tower with around 704 apartments.

(photo: phillip pessar)

initial renderings of phase 1, subject to change:

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Anonymous
2 years ago

That Holiday Inn is still kickin. lol 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

704 apartments in this building along with 7th st apartments and the Miami Central apartments is whats going to bring life to this once desolate area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And let’s not forget about Okan Tower, and Downtown 5th Towers by Melo Group. This area is booming!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, I intensionally didn’t mention these and other developments because that particular area where brightline and Miami World Center is has been a dead zone for so long.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Will be completely unrecognizable in a few years.

Cali Bill
2 years ago

You won’t see many people walking in that area. they will drive. I don’t care if they build 7000 Apartments. Miami will never change in that respect.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nobody will drive anywhere… Waymo is about to go live with autonomous rides in the west coast in a few months. It won’t be long until Miami catches up

Anonymous
2 years ago

So, with 7000 apartments and Miami World Center, you’re saying people living in those apartments would still drive to someplace that’s just one or two blocks down the street?

Why is anybody living in Cali commenting about Miami?

Anonymous
2 years ago

No, they need to drive to work as most employers are in the suburbs

Anonymous
2 years ago

MDC needs to sell their surface lots.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Better as a mundane than the cluttered, patchy balcony eyesore it might be if “subject to change” doesn’t mean it’s fixed. Still, quite a shame when Biscayne Boulevard should be a showcase of our absolute best architecture. So sane city would allow something this crummy.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I would not call it crummy just boring.

Paul
2 years ago

Have you ever looked closely at skyscrapers in Hong Kong? Most of them are copy-and-pasted concrete shells with peeling paint and AC units hanging from each window. And yet it is considered one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Its skyline is on everybody’s shortlist despite the ugly buildings.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Shame
The bldg design is so mundane
It should be an iconic tower.
Oh well, whatever!
As long as it brings life and action to a dead zone

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

The building is aight. 8/10.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sometime I wonder if it is the fault of the architects or of the developers who specifically ask for a boring design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great call! These developers need to stop requesting boring designs from their architects. If you want to build up a great city you need to get the flashy architects who are willing to be creative.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Does the Mid Century Modern Church stay?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Did you..ummm..read the headline?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Read?.. I’m here to look at the pictures.