Developer Submits Plans To Build Glassy, 500-Foot Downtown Miami Office Tower With Metallic Fins

A developer has submitted plans to build a glassy, Arquitectonica-designed office tower in downtown Miami.

For now, the project is simply called MRP6 in the plans that were filed by developer KAR Properties this month with Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department.

MRP6 is proposed to rise 36 stories, or 500 feet and 4 inches above ground.

The project will include:

  • 462,492 leaseable square feet of office
  • 6,000 square feet of retail
  • 762 parking spaces, and 190 bike parking spaces

The developer is planning to set aside 165 of the parking spaces on levels 3 through 6 for the neighboring Wind condo.

Amenity space will line nearly every level of parking. There will also be amenity space on levels 10 and 11, including a fitness center, conference rooms, a bar, lounge, and outdoor deck. A lobby art gallery is planned on the ground floor.

The façade of the tower will feature semi-reflective, light gray tinted glass and metal fins on top of the glass. The portions of the garage not covered in glass will feature precast concrete screen panels.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal at a meeting on September 14.

Kar is planning a total of four new towers on the riverfront property, in addition to MRP6. The developer plans to build twin 817-foot towers called One River Point, as well as a multifamily tower on a parcel known as MRP5.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Finally have the potential for another tower that is mostly office. space. Hope to see piling work by December.

Anonymous
4 months ago

An amazing location for office with highway access, local road access, proximity to shopping, and most of all transit. Please let this move forward.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We need more of this… and taller!

Anonymous
4 months ago

YES, Please!

Azarius
4 months ago

We desperately need the office space and the development in this area, north of the river.

Azarius
4 months ago

Will this happen before River Front, or whatever it’s called

Azarius
4 months ago

One River Point

Anonymous
4 months ago

What a joke Kar is. To be making no progress with One Riverpoint in this market is inexcusable. It’s all talk

Anonymous
4 months ago

Let’s hope. This office tower should be placed somewhere else

Anonymous
4 months ago

That isn’t very nice Anonymous. Maybe he just needs your talents, your intellect, or money to help the project along. You are probably no joke.

Miami Dade Conch Eater
4 months ago

It needs a walking path to the nearest metromover station for people could be motivated to use it instead of this being another office tower where everyone drives.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It is literally right in front of this property. I am not sure how much more direct a building can be to public transit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well the spaghetti mess that is the downtown distributor with its large homeless population stands in the way just a bit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not at all. There is a dedicated pedestrian traffic signal even.

Third Street station is precisely one block due north. And the Riverside Station is precisely one block due east. If you are one of these dopey people who have trouble walking, you will even be able to go along the waterfront, under the Miami Ave bridge and never have to cross a street.

Anonymous
4 months ago

^ lol…

Anonymous
4 months ago

its less than a 5 minute walk to 3rd street and Knight Center station. You also want them to install walking escalators so they dont even need to move their feet lol

Miami Dade Conch Eater
4 months ago

I use the school board station to go to midtown by walking. you need to do extra for the average Miami folk because theyre so anti-taking public transit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

These fin type buildings can look good from the outside, but kinda suck for those on the inside. Really obstructs what could be great views. I just stayed in a hotel with fins and it was kind of a letdown.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What do you expect from Arquitectonica, the “who needs articulation, curves, and spires when you can have another glass box, only with FINS!” people?

Anonymous
4 months ago

It actually looks like a carbon copy of the East bldg of BCC.
ArchiTRASHtonica has lost its creativity.
Please send them architects on a field trip to Dubai, Doha or Kuala Lumpur for some inspiration.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I think you meant to say, “they need to send their “only” architect to Dubai, Doha or Kuala Lumpur for some inspiration.”

POLO
4 months ago

The top portion of the tower looks like the 1960s box towers built along the Avenue of the Ameicas (6th avenue) in midtown Manhattan.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not the worst parking pedestal I’ve ever seen LOL

Anonymous
4 months ago

This office project to be built by the same developer that has not broken ground on One River Point in six years?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wow

Gutters Miami
4 months ago

That seems like a great spot in Miami to put a building. That’s pretty interesting.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nice building.
Love to see it built.
I seriously doubt it though.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami 21 zoning sez this building needs 3 spaces per 1,000 feet. Nearly 1,400 spaces. So they appear to have applied for waivers to reduce that number. Bravo.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s way underparked for an office building. Good luck leasing it with 1 parking per 1000 sf

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah but they got dozens of bicycle spots. Just like local middle schools.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Cars are a thing of the past

Anonymous
4 months ago

^in your head, yes. In the real world, no.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Keep ‘em coming🎉🎉🎉

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not exactly the most pleasing design, but at this point I’ll take any office tower that is planned

Anonymous
4 months ago

Year 2025 … once upon a time the Wind condominium used to have great north views of downtown Miami and the waterfront 👵

Anonymous
4 months ago

Once upon a time, you were two years old…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Brace for construction noise and dust all over your balconies Wind residents.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lol.. yeah, I bet all those residents who live in WIND thought that there wouldn’t be anymore construction in downtown or Brickell when they purchased their condos.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Im actually not against this design, but in general can we get a 10-year ban on Arquitectonica designed buildings in Miami (this one is actually an exception.)

Anonymous
4 months ago

shovels in the ground at One River Point or its not happening

Anonymous
4 months ago

Too creatively challenged for Miami.
It ain’t happening.
If it were a square looking bldg with juxtaposed balconies, it would have a chance

Anonymous
4 months ago

Oh and don’t forget the cooling tanks on top for an aesthetic crown decorative motif ubiquitous in this city

William
4 months ago

The render also shows One River Point which KAR has been talking about building for years now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I wonder how it will work in terms of the gated community. The three current towers are all inside of the gates, while this tower mostly sits outside of the gates. Assuming the build the tower entrance ramps on the corner inside the gates, there’s going to be quite a bit of congestion.

Anonymous
4 months ago

they will prob have to do what some of the towers in downtown do and have a cop there when its rush hour

Anonymous
4 months ago

Entrance probably won’t be within the gates. Or they’ll just get rid of them. The gates are really out of place for an urban tower.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This should be a residential development as established by the existing adjacent development. Just when you think development in Miami couldn’t get any junkier…

Anonymous
4 months ago

if you got to NYC there are plenty of offices building directly next to resi buildings

Anonymous
4 months ago

“established by the existing adjacent development”????
The Riverfront project has an established master plan, and since 2004 it has always been planned to have 4 resi towers and 2 office towers.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Right, nothing like a vertical Euclidean suburb, complete with freeways and giant parking garages.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well, you can always go and live in your own man made shack in the Everglades if you don’t like what you see.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This will never happen…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hmmm. Comment written on the day that it has been formally announced that Microsoft signed a new lease for 50,000 square feet in a nearby, almost complete, new office building…

Anonymous
4 months ago

So.. that Brickell FlatIron Building and that Aston Martin Building will never happen either!

lol…