Developer Applies For Approval To Build 1,049-Foot Tower On Brickell Avenue

An application has been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration for a 1,049-foot Brickell Avenue tower.

The tower is proposed at 1428 Brickell Avenue.

According to the developer’s website, a luxury residential project with hotel-like services is planned.

According to the July 30 filing, the new tower is proposed to rise 1,040 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level.

The 1,049-foot height is the maximum permitted in downtown Miami due to aviation restrictions. Runways at MIA are angled so that Brickell and the CBD are directly in the flight path of the airport.

1428 Brickell Avenue is owned by Ytech, which acquired the 49,983 square foot site in 2017 for a total of around $50 million.

A 100,762 square foot office building that was built in 1971 is currently on the site. The land has development rights for up to 825,000 square feet.

Ytech also owns a separate property nearby where up to 80 stories can be built.

Other Miami projects planned to reach the 1,049-foot height include PMG’s 100-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences.

Update: A Ytech spokesperson said that further details of the project will be released once they begin sales and marketing.

 

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

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POLO
1 month ago

This is great! However, we have a ton of proposed supertalls that never seem to materialize, except for Waldorf Astoria. Hope this tower will go foward, and can’t wait to see render.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The fact that there are no rendering for it, proves they aren’t building anything their, the developer just wants to resell it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Proves”???
No it doesnt.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Has Waldorf Astoria broken ground ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

No.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Flipping

Anonymous
1 month ago

Flip

Anonymous
1 month ago

yep!

Anonymous
1 month ago

They haven’t developed anything in Miami, have they?

Anonymous
1 month ago

seriously who the heck is Ytech

Anonymous
1 month ago

#1. So what
#2. Want to bet?

These guys will build it…they worked their asses off to clear the mess on the acquisition.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I understand it’s nothing that we can change now, but it’s ridiculous that buildings in this city are restricted by an airport.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My thought process is in time, the Midtown area and maybe even more north past Buena vista like little Haiti will one day be incorporated into the center core and have no hight limit. I know this is a dream, but its possible. If magic city and that other development in little Haiti that I can’t recall the name get approved, that area can turn into a midtown, but in time even approve high rises with no limits. A dream, yes, but not a fantasy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Only if the Metromover gets extended beyond the Design District.
Doubt it though

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pipe dream would be metro rail running along US1 or over the FEC Railway

Anonymous
1 month ago

Keep Buena Vista, Lemon City, and Little River capped to mid-rise. With exception to Edgewater and South Brickell along Biscayne Bay, high-rises should be concentrated within the confines of I-395 to the north, SW 15th Road to the south, Biscayne Bay to the east, and I-95 to the west. There’s a reason we have Miami21 and transect zones.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And all that is just to make sure you stay happy?

POLO
1 month ago

It’s NOT ridiculous! The airport is just 8 miles west of downtown with flight paths going over it. The only solution is moving the airport to the middle of the Everglades, and that ain’t happening!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or re-angling the runways.

Marc
1 month ago

You sound like someone who’s never even set foot on a plane

Anonymous
1 month ago

Son, I’ve been flying on jet airplanes for least forty five years. I’ve flown back an forth across the Atlantic ocean at least five times when I was a US soldier in Germany… probably before you were born. It always trip me out how people like you just make assumptions about a person who you know squat about. Now, the article stated “Runways at MIA are angled so that Brickell and the CBD are directly in the flight path of the airport.” But to you, re-angling runways just a little is an impossible task. Do you know that Miami Beach was created with sand that was dug up to deepen the bay?

Geezzz… how did people get around in this country before there were airplanes?

POLO
1 month ago

Ain’t happening!

Marc
1 month ago

Commenters here always want it all without taking a look at reality. I’ll take our current situation any day of the week. A 1,049 foot limit is so worth it to have a close-by, easily accessible airport.

Moving MIA to be double/triple the current distance from the urban core isn’t worth it for a hand full of supertalls that will probably never even happen.

Mas Chingon
1 month ago

The commenters on this website are always salty lol. I live in Brickell and we have heavies from time to time taking off to the S/SW with only a few hundred feet above our buildings. It makes sense why there’s a cap off. This building being proposed is not too far from west bound landings for rwy 30

Anonymous
1 month ago

And if one of those “heavies” crash into a building in Brickell, believe me, it’ll be the fault of one of those buildings in Brickell that’ll get blamed.

Anon 1884
1 month ago

I live right across the street from YTECH and the RikRak salon that has been there for at least 20 years. Daily, there is only one heavy that takes off overhead and its the Kallita or the Atlas cargo 747. All of the others seem to be much higher by the time they reach Brickell.

Mr. Culo
1 month ago

Many cities have height limits because of airports…Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, San Diego, San Jose, etc.

Anon 1884
1 month ago

How about the fun approach into SAN?!! Its my favorite airport to fly into….planes are feet from downtown condos.
John Wayne Orange Co is always annoying because pilot warns passengers that the accent will be unusually steep due to the noise concerns of the wealthy Orange County homeowners.

Azarius
1 month ago

Perfect location for a tower of that height

Anonymous
1 month ago

Getting approval to flip the property

Anonymous
1 month ago

FAA filing with no renderings is just seeing if they could flip it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dont be offended if the Developer has chosen not to share renderings with the development & capital markets pros on The Next Miami.
Also, don’t jumpt to conclusions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Offended is the wrong word. The correct word is skeptical.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“According to the developer’s website, a luxury residential project with hotel-like services is planned.”

—-cool story bro

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

I see zero renderings. What tower?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Flip..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Flippity flittipy flop😅

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pipedreams for flipping. This will never happen.
There is a huge office surplus and vacancy rate in the county, especially downtown reaching worrisome levels.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Smash that mf approve button

Anonymous
1 month ago

blah blah blah

Marcia
1 month ago

Sure, Jan.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So, how many stories is that?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A few short stories, couple of fables, a crackle of sonnets and a handful of drama

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are building anything there. Just trying to get the approval to resell.

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Probably a flip. Sad. But it would be nice if they were for real about building here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s get shovels in the ground and booties into beds and stop all this flipping properties

Peter
1 month ago

Whatever is built there, you won’t find anything like it in Broward.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Novecento got asked to vacated by Winter, so hopefully this means this actually will have some activity on it next year

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, Novecento got booted out because they miserably failed the health inspection. Nothing to do with the building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tragic loss. The place was one of the best.

Peter
1 month ago

Roach motel.