Demolition Underway At Innovation Tower Site After City Condemns Structures

Several buildings are now being demolished at the site of the proposed Innovation Tower:

  • 59 Northwest 10 Street (built 1936)
  • 41 Northwest 10 Street (built 1946)
  • 1040 N Miami Avenue (built 1928)

All were condemned by the city in recent months, prompting the demolition.

Miami Big Block, LLC filed plans to build the Innovation Tower last year, but the project’s legal status is still unresolved. Shortly after the plans were filed, Miami’s commission voted to repeal the part of the zoning code that enabled the LED tower.

After the commission vote, the developer filed a claim under Florida’s Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act in order to force mediation with the city. According to developer Michael Simkins, mediation is still ongoing.