Design Revealed For 57-Story M Tower, Set For UDRB Review

The developer of the M Tower Apartment building in downtown Miami has filed plans for review by the Urban Development Review Board.

According to the newly filed plans, M Tower will rise 57 stories (up from the 49 stories previously planned), and include:

  • 675 apartments
  • 10,531 square feet commercial
  • 694 parking spaces in an 8-story podium

A number of zoning waivers are being requested, including drive aisle, floorplate, and a parking reduction (zoning normally would require more spaces).

The tower is planned to top off at 598 feet above ground (unlimited height is permitted on the property under zoning rules, but FAA rules would still restrict its height).

Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates is the architect.

Downtown 1st Street LLC, an affiliate of Lions Group NYC, is the developer.

A portion of the new development will be built on property owned by the Miami Parking Authority, replacing a 658 space garage (scheduled for demolition by September).

The UDRB hearing is scheduled for July 20.

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Anonymous
26 days ago

That area is on the up and up. It should be time to tear down that horrible eyesore that is the downtown distributor. Multiple blocks of extremely valuable downtown land being taken up by that spaghetti mess. Not to mention how unsafe it is underneath it

Robert Moses, parter of the Downtown
26 days ago

People like you need to get off your high horse and stay in Kendall. Interstates are the biggest economic drivers and the impact they bring is worth much much more than the value of the land they take up. Maybe if you actually drove downtown you would understand why distributors like these are needed, to alleviate traffic and save precious time. We all can’t live in some perfect utopia where everyone gets around on trains or in Musk rat’s tunnels.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Ha!.. “Musk rat tunnels.”

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
26 days ago

Ok Boomer

MAnon
26 days ago

Have you ever been to Europe? It boils down to people living close to the majority of their trips. If your three mile radius encompasses 60% of your trips, what’s your worst case commute?

Anonymous
26 days ago

“Economic drivers”? …..have you seen Downtown…?

William
25 days ago

Well said Robert. Won’t be popular on this forum but I agree.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Robertico, take it easy, its a hypothetical comment someone made. We all know we cant live without our Highways in this city. You also well know that before we remove the spaghetti This city will build Level 2 of the spaghettis. The Double Decker Spaghetti is coming..

MAnon
26 days ago

Imagine a park in it’s place. One can dream..

Anonymous
25 days ago

Imagine if folks actually went to the majority of the parks that’s already in Miami!

Adrian
26 days ago

Downtown needs more greenery and shade trees. The blocks are so small and walkable that it would make for a more pleasant pedestrian experience. I like the building but that can soften it up from a pedestrian level.

Anon
26 days ago

Street trees should be essential infrastructure in Miami. Any shade in general is a huge commodity in Miami

Anonymous
26 days ago

It’s surprisingly nice for an infill building

Joe Carollo
26 days ago

Parking reduction waiver! Not on my watch!

Anonymous
26 days ago

Haha

Anonymous
26 days ago

Much needed density

Anon
26 days ago

Big improvement from the previous massing. Will help round out that area nicely

Azure
26 days ago

Won’t win any awards but a decent addition to the skyline.

Sonic.
26 days ago

My thoughts, the building itself looks nice and I am sure the interior will not disappoint. I really dislike the fact that the interstate runs directly into the city. I understand it’s an easy way in for motorist but let’s make Miami more for people and less for cars. Rip out all of those lanes, build more on the empty lots underneath, improve public transportation!

Melo is sigma and chad
26 days ago

so how are people coming to commute in and out. hundreds of thousands work and play in Brickell and downtown but dont live there. Many areas dont have the density for rail stations where these people live.

Anonymous
26 days ago

You can have all the exit and entrance ramps by 3rd and 4th Avenues. You know, like Brickell. No need in today’s world to have the distributer, which is just a glorified ramp, cut right through the middle of downtown.

Anonymous
26 days ago

I would rather see that FPL station on SW 3rd st and SW 2nd Ave go first.

City of Miami
26 days ago

Ok sure we will get started on that tomorrow

NYC Transplant
26 days ago

Unlike Manhattan and some other cities, there are few wide crosstown roads to route traffic to/from the highway. Major cross-streets are needed to offset the traffic-flow that the distributor currently relieves. Maybe there is a way to manage this. Replacing the distributor could maybe include a wide boulevard extending to an interstate ramp.

Melo is sigma and chad
26 days ago

Good much needed density for this part of downtown

Fix_it
26 days ago

Plain and boring

Anonymous
26 days ago

The old design was much better!

Anonymous
25 days ago

So was your dad.

Anonymous
25 days ago

The old design was a turd. At least this is a decent filler, hopefully concealed with my surrounding skyscrapers with better architecture.

Anonymous
26 days ago

It’s good for density and the height is just right but the design is nothing amazing

Melo is sigma and chad
26 days ago

more unrealistic exterior design standards.

Anonymous
26 days ago

I do not approve!!!
It is just another cereal box. Infill buildings can and should have some design.
What a WASTE!!!

Anonymous
26 days ago

No, what a whiner. You don’t design, build, or develop anything to show people what you can do.. just whine, whine, whine!

Your comments are a WASTE!!!

Brooklyn
25 days ago

“We are Miami”?

A bit corny if you ask me…

Anonymous
25 days ago

Vast improvement over the previous and awful boxes in boxes rendering. Should have been what the Downtown Fifth towers looked like, too.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Moving in the right direction, but still needs improvement.

Anonymous
26 days ago

The art is hideous. The building would look better without it.