Demolition Permit Pending At Edgewater’s Unity Church, Will Be Replaced By 27-Story Modera Biscayne Bay

A permit has been filed to demolish Edgewater’s Unity On The Bay church.

It will be replaced by Modera Biscayne Bay, a 27-story tower with 296 apartments, 425 parking spaces, and 11,607 square feet of retail.

According to the permit, 24,113 square feet of space will be demolished. That means the entire church structure will be demolished, including a mansion dating back to 1919, according to county records.

The demolition permit has been resubmitted nine times since September. Only electrical remains to be approved. A construction permit is also pending.

On December 20, the developer won approval from the FAA for a 323-foot permanent building height. Construction will begin on February 1, 2019, according to the filing.

Also approved by the FAA were two temporary tower cranes to be installed during construction, at a height of 385 feet. They will be in place from August 1 2019 to February 1, 2021.

Mill Creek Residential is the developer, with Corwill the architect.