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.

 

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miami1
5 years ago

Innovation Tower is sick, just insane!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

The innovation district would greatly help Miami and especially that part of downtown

Anonymous
5 years ago

Are there any businesses or companies ready to setup shop here or are we just calling this “The Innovation District” and hoping people show up?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Even if nothing gets build I am still thankful these eyesores are being demolished. My vote is 100% for the Innovation Tower, but anything would be better than what is there now. Make it happen!

Anonymous
5 years ago

I hope this project moves forward. It would be great for that area.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Please, please, please, Miami needs some innovation and industry

Anonymous
5 years ago

I was thinking not too long ago whatever happened to the innovation district project. I really hope this gets built. Its about 5 to 6 buildings with the 600+ footer Led tower as well.

Anonymous
5 years ago

9 buildings including the led tower which wll be the center piece of the district. Sorry.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Good. This will add nice filling and depth to the northern section of MWC with something useful like a tech/silicon district. I also like the fact that the developer wastes no time either and is pushing hard to make this happen regardless of the city giving him negative nods.

iloveMiami
5 years ago

Please, please, please find a way to build the tower!

Edgar Rodriguez Jr
5 years ago

Being raised in Miami since the age of 6, I’m glad to be a part of this redevelopment in our city!! National Demolition is in full effect and proud to be a part of the team!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Do you have any updates for us in the plan or timeframe of any kind?

Anonymous
5 years ago

What is the timeline ? I read somewhere that it is a 7 year project and the developer breaks ground next year 2017.

dave
5 years ago

i been waiting a whole year…hoping for good news regarding this projects. omg this project will legit take miami to the next level

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree with most of the comments that this tower has to be build. For me it feels that the developer is one of the only visionaries to understand that Miami needs innovative companies who can create jobs and fill up all the condos/rentals which are being build. Every other developer is betting on condos to make a fast buck.

Anonymous
5 years ago

ADDAPTIVE REUSE. WE SHOULD THINK OF MORE CREATIVE WAYS TO DEVELOP.

Anonymous
5 years ago

That’s going to be the sickest looking building in Miami thus far….

Anonymous
5 years ago

That’s true this building is amazing and I think it has some kind of moving parts cause on their website it says it is a kinetic structure. So that would look so cool. Anyway this project is truly a city within a city since most of the building are so close and some are connected with sky bridges. Make this happen.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Me thinks there is heavy developer employee presence in the comment section here.

FH
5 years ago

That is an insane looking tower. Hope it moves forward.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Not a fan of the Innovation Tower ” Billboard ” , but glad to see the demolition in that part of town reducing the number of party clubs in that area.

marc
5 years ago

Do the party clubs interfere with your activity in that area?

Former Miamian
5 years ago

None of the demolition has been of the clubs. The clubs and bars in that section of town are big revenue generators and a part of what makes Miami’s nightlife unique.

mossack fonseca
5 years ago

what an absolute shame to knock down more of the only interesting historic buildings in miami’s urban core. continues to pain me. and for what? a billboard tower that will never be approved, to be developed by the owners of the brothel next door. PLEASE Miami. stop being such a whore.

Anonymous
5 years ago

LOL. Wut? “Interesting historic buildings?” You really think those buildings are worth saving?

Edin
5 years ago

You must be kidding?!

Phillip
5 years ago

That area was Miami’s version of the meatpacking district with a lot of different meat wholesalers. The building on the corner used to be Buckeye Tavern and Liquors in the 1930s.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Perhaps we should tear down the museums @ museum park and put back the smelly fishing warehouses too. ?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Agree 100%.