Demolition Underway At Unity Property In Edgewater, Where 28-Story Modera Biscayne Bay Planned

Work on another apartment tower planned to be built in Edgewater is now underway.

The new tower will be known as Modera Biscayne Bay.

Demolition of the former Unity church began this week, to make way for the new project.

Modera Biscayne Bay will be a 28-story tower with:

  • 296 market-rate apartments,
  • 11,000 square feet of retail
  • Eight-story parking garage with 425 spaces

Records show that construction permits and tree permits have been applied for, but not yet approved.

Mill Creek Residential is the developer. The company used its own General Contractor license to apply for a phased construction permit.

The project is being designed by Corwil Architects

 

 

(photos: ryan rc rea)

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Anonymous

that millcreek construction co, must be all over. there are tons of it here in seattle.

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*spits on ground*
We don’t take too kindly on you folks here…

Anonymous

Love this building.

Anonymous

It’s aight

Anonymous

The fact the amenity deck is on top is awesome.

Anonymous

For the 10 people that will fit.

Anonymous

What, you expect the residents in all the 296 apartments to use this amenity deck at the same time?

Anonymous

The Church was one of the few Mid Century Modern Buildings left in Miami, thanks to Commissioner Mark Sarnoff- Elvis Cruz from the Morning Side Civic Association now it is GONE!!!!

Anonymous

Yes the Church was much better looking than this building.

Anonymous

So you wished the city commissioners would’ve prevented the church from selling their property?

I don’t get it.. if the local government act like a communist regime, some people whine about it, except when they want it to act like one.

Anonymous

Yep! Too bad this country seems to be headed in that direction already.

Anonymous

Three things:
1-Sarnoff was the commissioner who imposed the 35 Ft Construction Height restriction which killed the “Historic” MiMo District, which was supposedly created to preserve the Miami’s Mid Century Architecture in Miami.
2-They could have incorporated the Church with better-designed highrise. There are hundreds of similar examples in the history of modern architecture.

Anonymous

Forget the Mid-Century church. The original mansion and carriage house from 1916 were legitimately historic, and it’s outrageous how they received little consideration. Oh, but we gotta save a roach motel up Biscayne Boulevard because some big bad developer might buy it to redevelop for a mid-rise luxury apartment complex… SAD!

Anonymous

Rotten old Unity Church that hosted Maya Angelou, Rev James Trapp and so many others. There’s money to be laundered.

Polo

This tower is nothing special.

Anonymous

Are you kidding?.. people are going to be flocking to this building to rent an apartment for those views.

Anonymous

Flocking? And where are those people living now?

Anonymous

Ask the people who’re renting a unit in one of Melo’s new apartment buildings where did they live previously. Also, ask some of the people who live in Centro that same question.

Anonymous

Ugly and Mediocre Building with spectacular views?

Anonymous

If you’re living in something much better looking with way better views, please post a picture of it.

Anonymous

I live in a trailer park in Homestead and still find this building to be average looking.

Anonymous

A “trailer park?” Do you realize what some people would say about and call you?

POLO

I’m not talking about the views, but the tower itself! The tower is very ugly!

Anonymous

Gee, I wish I could live in your “pretty world.”

Anonymous

Ugly building. Looks sad.

Best Design

Do you see those slanted columns at the drive under the building! Awesome! #structuralengineering

Anonymous

Developers love edgewater because people are buying what they are building. However the developers only have a short-term investment in the neighborhood. They don’t care about the lack of mobility these giant parking podiums filled with cars are creating for the area. They don’t lobby the city, county or state for solutions. It’s only status quo which is good for them.

I feel bad for people that live and/or are planning on moving there.

Anonymous

The city of Miami should extend the Metromover from Downtown to Wynwood, then to Midtown, and then back to Downtown via Edgewater. But they will never do it because it would make too much sense.

Miami1

…and to Miami Beach and Litte Havana!

Anonymous

noooo they should expand I-95 into wynwood and build more parking spaces

Anonymous

Coastal Link literally parallels the route, and the area is very walkable as development continues. Metromover should only serve Greater Downtown Miami as it does today, unless it’s upgraded to longer trains and would require a fare. Otherwise, Metrorail and/or streetcars/light rails is a better investment beyond what Coastal Link can serve already.

Anonymous

Do you ever walk in the 90° heat more than a block? That is so unrealistic

AndrewN

Yes. When I lived in Chicago, I did that all the time because the mass transit was much more efficient and went to places I needed/wanted to go.

Anonymous

Yes, in Disney World, Universal Studios, Lincoln Road, Wynwood, etc. Miami isn’t the only city with hot summers in the Planet. So please stop using the hot summer 1960s Detroit sponsored argument.

Anonymous

Please.. Miami can hit ninety degree temperatures nine or ten months out of the year!

Anonymous

If the coastal link is ever built it will only be a commuter train meaning only a train every hour and every half hour during rush hour. This area needs transit that runs more constant like every 7-10 minutes

Anonymous

My guess is that those parking garages podiums will become obsolete the day Miami will develop a reliable mass transportation system in the year 2245.

Anonymous

Yes the metromover should reach all parts of Miami city and the beach. Make it with a fare, it doesn’t need to be free but it needs to be efficient. No tourist or local wants to ride a bus and cars shouldn’t be the first choice in a major city in 2019.

Anonymous

It is quite amazing that the Metromover has been stuck at it’s limited route that we see and experience for all these years.

Anonymous

I’m surprised they didn’t demolish it.

Anonymous

Actually I’m tired of all this “free to ride” stuff sucking tax money away from existing mass transportation structures like this.

The maintenance and cost to keep the Metromover running isn’t free and right now it certainly doesn’t serve most of the people in Miami who’re paying for it.

Anonymous

If they had mounted an agressive effort to build out Metro Mover to all major parts of the city including the beach, imagine how far ahead we would be. Instead the half-penny tax money was stolen from its intended use. It is obviously the people running this city and county that lack the will foresight, and respect for the citizens’ wishes.

Anonymous

Thank you, the bozos that want more trolleys seriously? I rode one once it’s took me an over an hour to go from Brickell to the movie theater in Wynwood I could’ve walked faster

Anonymous

Trolleys are expensive to run and don’t solve any problem at all!!!!

Anonymous

South Florida won’t be here in 2245.

Anonymous

Well, we all know one thing that’s definitely a fact, you won’t be here or anywhere else for that matter in 2245.

Anonymous

Yes and they will be called boats

Anonymous

“I feel bad for people that live and/or are planning on moving there.”

Why?.. the area is morphing into a place where walking to everything and other areas around it likewise will be such a convenience.

Anonymous

You can’t build a major city without proper public transportation. Cars are a thing of the past, we need more bike lanes and better public transportation (not buses). I agree with the previous comments, the metromover would be a great mean of transportation if it reached every place, ran 24 hours and had a fare. When will these politicians understand that?

Anonymous

I agree, Miami politicians and developers need to get on the same program about mass transportation and development.

Anonymous

An efficient, reliable bus network (not the spaghetti lines we have now) is the quickest to implement. The guideways, aka “roads”, are already in place.
A MetroRail or Mover network that could make an impact would take decades to build out.

Anonymous

A MetroRail and Mover network is already in place.. all they have to is build many more residential structures next to and add on to them.

Anonymous

Hey Mr Know it all, bicycles are a thing of the past, so stop bringing it up. We’re not Vietnam or India.

Anonymous

Are we in different worlds? It is not safe to cross Biscayne by foot.

Anonymous

But, some people think it’s safe to ride bikes on Biscayne Blvd.

Anonymous

Totally Agree.

Anonymous

People get hit by cars in Winter Haven.. this is Miamai, not a Monastery.

Anonymous

That’s why we need world class public transportation so that we can reduce the numbers of cars and then it will be safe to bike, walk or even cross Biscayne by foot. In many cities across the world and this country too, they have car free weekends and areas where you can’t drive at all. This is the future…you guys are stuck in the past.

Anonymous

You can’t regulate everyone be safe.. we hear about idiots getting killed by the Brightline/Virgin trains all the time. It’s impossible to make Miami’s mishmash of people from so many different countries (a lot of them poor) obey all traffic rules and lights. That’s like telling everyone in the city to not skam the government and then be surprised when we find out that people are doing it.

There’s one thing people living in Miami realize you must always do, and that would be – Watch Your Back!”

Anonymous

Take your complaints to City Hall.

Anonymous

As far as I know New York is the only city that is planning to charge vehicle drivers for entering the midtown Manhattan business district on certain days in an effort to reduce traffic and pollution. This is still in the planning stages. Other cities may have initiated certain outdoor shopping areas to avoid congestion, but not an entire business district.

Anonymous

Also try finding where all the Impact fees go…..They are supposed to be upgrading Infrastructure to match developments but no sight of that either.