A 7-story downtown Miami parking garage is set to be demolished to make way for a 57-story apartment building called M-Tower, after a demolition permit was approved.
A demolition permit for the garage was approved on March 2, Miami Building Department records show.
A day later, a request was submitted to attach The BG Group LLC as the demolition contractor on March 3, the records show (that request was still pending as of this morning).
Another demolition permit for an adjacent surface lot has also been approved by the Building Department.
The 7-story garage was built in 1966 and has 658 spaces.
The new M-Tower development will replace those spaces (and add more), with 694 parking spaces in an 8-story podium.
M-Tower will also include 675 apartments and 10,411 square feet of retail. The tower will top off at 598 feet above ground.
The construction permit for the tower itself is still undergoing corrections, records show.
Lions Group and Fortis Design Build are co-developers of M-Tower.
To be demolished:
The new tower: