Developer Of Twin Miami River Towers Spending $6.2 Million To Add Density

Kar Properties will pay $6.2 million to purchase additional development rights for their proposed 60-story twin tower project on the Miami River, a representative of the developer told a review board last month.

The purchase will allow for an additional 480,000 square feet to be built on the top 24 floors of the towers.  The cost of the additional rights works out to be about $13 per square foot. Instead of purchasing those rights from the city, the developer is considering buying TDRs from a historically designated site, or they may just invest that amount in public benefits.

Plans were reviewed by a Miami River Commission subcommittee last month. Board members were interested in capturing the public benefit payments, with the possibility of further expanding the river walk.

Regardless of the outcome of that investment, a public riverwalk is required to be built behind the towers, and the developers intend to go further and exceed the setback requirement. The riverwalk will also be fronted by a 3-story, 30-foot tall waterfall.

Kar’s twin towers will be part of the gated Riverfront community. Guests who enter the development are stopped at a security gate and have their destination and license plate noted.


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anyone who complains about this design lives in Ivy Wind or Mint 😛


this is funny- and totally agree


pretty buildings! So many damn haters out there. Will be great for the river and a new starchitect on the Brickell skyline


What an ugly ass building! Look at how the balconies will look at each of the units. Horrible architecture.


Looks fine to me.


I think some of these commenters have hated every single project announced since the recession (and probably before too). I wish everyone wasn’t anonymous so I could waste some time figuring out which people have the highest percentage of complaints. I’m pretty sure we could find at least a couple with 100% records.


Too cheap…


I actually really like the design. I just hope they follow through and don’t start cutting things out the first sign of financial trouble.


I’m not crazy about the design, it will come down to the materials used, judging from that rendering I would think this boxy tower was proposed in the 70s or 80s as it looks a little dated. I could think of many twin tower designs that would look so much better (taller versions of Grove at Grand Bay) something a little more contemporary. Anyways, I hope they build it!


If there was one more connector in the middle, and the top connector was made pointy (in a shape of a pyramid), it could work. As it is now, it’s too dull and top-heavy.


beautiful buildings will be great for activation of the River not sure what all the hatred if about

T Wheeler Castillo

“The riverwalk will also be fronted by a 3-story, 30-foot tall waterfall.” <<< tacky and laughable.

I published my name so you one to account for naysayers. The design is ugly, all of it.

We need to slow down developement or Miami will only be a city for those who only think about investments, not who see Miami as a home.


raphael vinoly design. Looks great. It will be nice to see the miami river get some legs


I love the idea that there is going to be a gorgeous vinoly designed tower that i could possibly afford.


Uggh. Horrible buildings.