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.

 

 

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Dan The Man
2 years ago

I wish it were a bit higher. But it helps with density and looks pretty good. ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

We needed it to get it to 400ft to get it counted on Wikipedia’s page of cities by highrises lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

I like that they’re bringing retail to this project to the eastern edge of Edgewater.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A nice Market would be appreciated in the retail portion.

Anonymous
2 years ago

nothing stays in biz anyway unless it is right on Biscayne Blvd.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not true. Pura Vida restaurant on the park side is doing fantastic.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I am so glad they are connecting N Bayshore Dr to 22nd street through the building. Thank you to who ever that did this. The City or the Modera.

Anon
2 years ago

It doesn’t look like it will be open as a public street to NE 22 St. What are you seeing?

Mcapo
2 years ago

looks like there is a public right of way on the right of the last photo.

Anon
2 years ago

it would be odd to route public right of way through the building, but i suppose it’s possible. I’d imagine that will be gated off, and they’re not showing gates in the rendering.

But to your point, yes, that road should continue through to NE 22nd Street.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Current building looks better

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah sure it does.

Anonymous
2 years ago

blah – like every other building. boring.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks alright, and I’d support it anywhere else, but it’s crucial the mansion here be saved, maybe incorporated into the development or moved to Margaret Pace Park, which would complement the old Miami Woman’s Club beautifully.

Suomynona
2 years ago

It would be nice.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Revitazing Edgewater! Out with the old, in with the new.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The same mindset which gave us monstrosities like Icon Bay, Gran Paraiso, and Bay House.

Anonymous
2 years ago

These buildings provide morning shade for the guy who changes his own motor oil in his front yard in Edgewater.

Anonymous
2 years ago

He will soon make a Mil selling his old house.. and another building going up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

More affordable housing in Miami! What a welcoming sight..

Polo
2 years ago

UGLY!