Developer Submits Plans To Federal Aviation Administration To Build The Tallest Tower In South Beach (& Possibly All Of Miami Beach)

South Beach will soon be getting its tallest tower ever, according to plans that were filed with the Federal Aviation Administration the day before Thanksgiving.

The Park on Fifth tower is proposed to rise 553 feet above ground, or 556 feet above sea level, the newly filed application states.

At that height, it will be the tallest in South Beach, and possibly all of Miami Beach.

The tower will be built at the entrance to South Beach next to a new 3-acre public park planned at 500 Alton Road.

Construction on the first phase, including the park, is expected to begin in early 2020. Developers Crescent Heights and Terra Group have already obtained $90 million in financing to build it.

The 44-story Park on Fifth will include 337 residential units and a parking garage with 577 spaces. There will also be a token amount of retail, restaurant, and surface parking spaces next to the park.

Miami Beach’s tallest buildings are the 44-story Green and Blue Diamonds, said to be 559 feet above ground. However, the Emporis website claims that the 559-foot height of those towers would have only been reached by adding a spire, which was never done, leaving their heights at just 502 feet to the top of an architectural feature.

 

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Anonymous

This is a stunning project. The resilient park is a great example of PPP, we are going to need a lot more of this type of work to ensure Miami has resilient features for the next century. Kudos to everyone involved in this for being a leading example.

Anonymous

An empty tower on a giant parking garage isn’t what Miami needs to survive. Sorry, try again.

Anonymous

What makes you so sure the tower will be empty?

Anonymous

The developer.

Anonymous

Um, you talk to the developer?

Anonymous

An empty tower was literally his selling point to the City.

Anonymous

So, this developer is expecting financing to build a tower that he and the city knows will be empty?

Kenneth Patterson

Try entering Miami Beach at night and look to the right of this project. Icon Tower has maybe 10% of the lights on at any given time. These are multimillion Dollar apartments and the people (or should I say LLC) who buy them have residence all over the world and are rarely here.

Anonymous

Really? Increasing tax base and creating a huge space for storm water retention doesn’t help? You can try again 🙂

Anonymous

You are extremely short sighted

Anonymous

Yet another asinine comment. Let’s examine what you just wrote. First of all this tower will hardly be empty, look at the location and the buildings around it, and no, you do not have to be a realtor to know this, just drive at night and look up to see the lights on. Second, let me guess? You don’t want the building to have a parking garage. Because you know the Metro, Metromover, Brightline, and Tri-Rail are just down the street. How do you think people will get in and out of the beach? That’s right, cars, and cars need garages. Last, Miami doesn’t need this to survive, because this is not in Miami, it’s Miami Beach, and Miami Beach doesn’t need this to survive but it would be a nice addition. Much better than the skeleton of a hospital that was there for years. Think before you write.

Kenneth Patterson

I prefer an older proposal that had 100’s of rental units and retail. As far as occupancy, don’t lump this in with occupied buildings like Floridian and Mirador. Compare it to Icon, Continuum, and Apogee, which are fully sold but remain empty most of the time.

Anonymous

This area needs more full time residents and the original “Waves” proposal would have been great. Instead businesses are closing due to lack of people. Very shortsighted by our Commisson.

NYC Loves Miami

Here is an article which explains exactly what you’re talking about https://www.remiamibeach.com/south-beach/businesses-are-quietly-closing-in-miami-beachs-sunset-harbour/

Anonymous

90 million in financing. It won’t be empty. Silly comment

Anonymous

3 acres isn’t a very large park.

Magazine

Though it’s exactly three acres more than what the neighborhood currently has.

Anonymous

LOL. Good one!

Anonymous

If only there was Metrorail running down the causeway and up Alton Road, but that’s too much to ask for. We’re getting a water retention pond!

Anonymous

Boy did they WORK the zoning in this one. Welcome to Shadow Beach, everybody!

Anonymous

What’s the problem, you can’t find enough sun in hotass Miami?

Anonymous

Yep. Then turned around and got short term rentals (aka hotel), apartments *and* a density increase (more FAR via appeal).

So much for the original plan being “too intense”

Anonymous

Are you kidding it took bloody 15 years to get it through.

Anonymous

So, which is the Tallest Tower in South Beach Finally?

Anonymous

who the F cares. it’s like who has the biggest D___ — oh well, i do.

Kenneth Patterson

Portofino Tower

Anonymous

The Blue and Green Diamond Condominium Towers – as anyone can see the spires HAVE been added.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqi-jpp7SAI

Anonymous

Gorgeous

Anonymous

Property values will go up… new park and residential amenities are amazing.

Anonymous

amazing amazing project

Anonymous

Miami Beach winning!

Anonymous

STFU and get some freaking material, SHeen !

Anonymous

Hmmm

Anonymous

great project cant wait to see it built

city miami beach needs to get out of its own way and let it go already.

please all the gails and other neighborhood wackos go disappear! lol shadow government is run by frank del vecchio. scum. the cause of delay of an amazing park.

Anonymous

Frank Del Vecchio has done great things for residents of Miami Beach.

Anonymous

Frank del vecchio lol yeah right.

Anonymous

I love the very unique wave pattern on the front. Never seen anything like that. And I hope it has lights that change color.

Anonymous

Unique? It is on every Arquitectonica project

Anonymous

On their checklist it’s “Step 1”

Anonymous

Awful project. Miami Beach needs more full time residents to support it’s retail and restaurants year round. An empty tower doesn’t contribute anything to the City.

Anonymous

Amazing… I mean, people like you should be killing it playing the lottery, because you know exactly what’s going to happen even before this project is even built!

Anonymous

*if*

Anonymous

Yes, it does….It Contributes Tax revenue so officials can pretend to be Pro-Active against Sea Water Rise.