Developers Announce They Will Soon Break Ground On 40-Story Edgewater Tower

A 40-story apartment tower will break ground in Edgewater this year, according to The Real Deal.

Skylight Real Estate Partners, Panther Capital Management, and Arden Group just paid $20 million for the historic First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1926. The property is in an Opportunity Zone.

Fifteen Group was the seller.

The new owners said they will break ground in Q4 2022 on a 40-story, 418-foot tower using plans that have already been approved.

By going with the previously approved plans from 2019, the developers estimate they will save a year that would have been required to obtain approval.

The previously summitted 1836 Biscayne plans call for:

  • 364 apartments
  • Rebuild of church space into ground floor retail
  • 389 parking spaces (421 spaces if mechanical lifts are used)

The renovation of the church space, with its tall ceilings, “is going to be amazing,” a broker said.

Completion will take 24 to 27 months.

The sale has not yet been recorded, and a construction permit does not yet appear to be pending.

Cube 3’s Jonathan Cardello is the architect.

 

 

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Anonymous
18 days ago

Margaret Pace park will need an upgrade to handle all the new residents. Major growth in this part of Edgewater.

Bandit
18 days ago

and some better pedestrian crossings, people going back and forth between the park buildings and Publix will demand it

Anonymous
18 days ago

Using crosswalk is taught in elementary school.

Melo is sigma and Chad
18 days ago

Using turn signals was taught too, but

Anonymous
18 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
18 days ago

Miami-Dade had 1,218 pedestrians struck by vehicles in 2020. Take your snarky comment and shove it.

Melo is sigma and chad
18 days ago

It was an example of people being taught something and not using it, Sir High Horse.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^
Next, he’ll be castrating you for not showing the kind of sympathy he has for drivers who get killed when they try to outrun Brightline trains.

Anonymous
18 days ago

The problem is the drivers, not the pedestrians…on balance. The hit and run stats tell the story.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Common sense and teachingskml from nautical navigation teaches you that the bigger boat has the right of way.

Anonymous
17 days ago

This is Miami, crossing in the crosswalk isn’t safe nobody can drive here

Anonymous
16 days ago

lol…

Richard
18 days ago

The city should also introduce traffic-calming measures all along Biscayne, right up through 36th St. Not that drivers will respect them, but we can always try.

Anonymous
16 days ago

“The city should also introduce traffic-calming measures all along Biscayne”

“Not that drivers will respect them”

Um.. what?

Ridarope
17 days ago

Biscayne Blvd. needs a median all along its length, to make it at least SEEM safer to cross.

Anonymous
16 days ago

When walking inside the park on the sidewalks you must look carefully to avoid stepping into dogturd remnants..Some locals have renamed the adjacent street as North bayshit drive.:(

Anonymous
16 days ago

Sounds like the renaming of the Miami Circle Park – “Circle dog turd Park.”

Azarius
18 days ago

Love that they are reusing the church space! Will add a lot of Character to the retail portion and the streetscape

Anonymous
18 days ago

Great to see the church being reused…this project will look so much better than Kushners

Anonymous
18 days ago

Yeah.. they should turn that old unused church into a restaurant/bar establishment.

Anonymous
18 days ago

A library or something cultural. A museum would be great. No more expensive restaurants please 😇

Anonymous
17 days ago

Yeah man, just what young people want to go to, another Museum.

Anonymous
12 days ago

This mentality is precisely the problem with Miami.

Anonymous
18 days ago

I think it says “ground floor retail” in the article – It’s actually a good sized space so I’m assuming shops / restaurant

Anonymous
18 days ago

Not a bad idea. Call it Spiritus, a wine bar, with global vino made exclusively by monks and nuns.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Hmmm… that’s something that Monk Monastery looking library downtown should be into, with monks and nuns serving global vino.

Anonymous
18 days ago

A mass transit system it is needed ASAP

Melo is sigma and chad
18 days ago

About time it starts, been in the works for almost a decade more.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Much better than the old plan to drive columns through the church and top with 8 parking levels.

Anonymous
18 days ago

We need to be more respectful to our historic buildings. Look at what happened to that beautiful apartment house on the northwest corner of Southwest 9th Street and 18th Avenue in Shenandoah. Disgraceful! The tower can be modern (i.e., Heart Tower), but should follow good architecture, utilizing symmetry and patterns, s without any of that barcode and “dancing windows” excrement.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Totally
I’m so over the galavanting windows designs sprouting all over Miami.

Anonymous
16 days ago

I used to tell those historic buildings that they should be more respectful to me. I would tell those apartment buildings that I should be able to move into them and not pay a cent in rent.

But you think those old apartment buildings paid me any attention?..

Anonymous
18 days ago

Basic design but I’m happy they are not touching the church.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Another big construction with no charm. Not futuristic. Just boxes. Boring. Cold. 🙄

Anonymous
16 days ago

Boy, you must live in something “outta this world?!”

Richard
18 days ago

It looks like we’re finally getting some long-overdue momentum along Biscayne itself. Hooray!

Anonymous
18 days ago

Area around Omni looks ghetto and lots of empty lots.
It’s going to take a couple decades

Anonymous
18 days ago

The western part with random windows looks like Downtown 5th and is hideous, ruining everything. It would be so much better and classier with all the windows lined up consistently.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I told them your designs look better.

Anonymous
18 days ago

That is one rendering of a beautiful building.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Nice clean design, if a little bit overbearing. Most excited about the renovation of that beautiful church which will become either high-end retail, a restaurant, or both. Either way, an incredible addition to Biscayne.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Overbearing?

Some of you people need to go back and stay in the little country town where you’re from.

Anonymous
18 days ago

I moved here from Manhattan; lived on 43/11. Currently in school for architecture. I described the design, as “nice” and “clean.” The slightly overbearing part (in my opinion) is the cantilever that bulges a bit over the nearby structure.

Take your assumptions and shove it because you couldn’t be more off-base.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Overbearing…

What a ubiquitous word. There is nothing “overbearing” about this design. Your opinion is foolish.

I was born an raised in Miami before you were swimming around in your daddy’s balls.

Go back to Manhattan and learn something first before you spout.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Take a chill pill. It’s an open forum to discuss opinions.

Anonymous
17 days ago

^
And I don’t agree with your opinion. That’s why you see “Reply” next to the thumb down moniker.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Overreaction of the century.

Calm down Gramps.

Anonymous
17 days ago

^
You would still be living in the stone age if it weren’t for us “Gramps.”

Now go and look up little Dorthy’s dress again and stay out of grown folks conversation.

Anonymous
18 days ago

“Clean?” The western portion is a cluttered mess!

Anonymous
18 days ago

I’m overbored with so much nonsense.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, no?

Anonymous
17 days ago

^
Why don’t you complain to TNM newsroom for putting a “Reply” option on their web site?

Anonymous
17 days ago

I’m overbored with people who are overbored…

Anonymous
18 days ago

Like the small footprint and then leaving the church 🤝

Anonymous
18 days ago

Great to see this project is happening.

Ciparoo
18 days ago

I came here for the “good infill” comments and was disappointed

Anonymous
18 days ago

EXPAND THE METRO MOVER! LIMIT PARKING IN NEW DEVELOPMENTS!

Anonymous
18 days ago

Said by someone who gets around by using nothing but the MDTS.

Anonymous
18 days ago

FINISH COASTAL LINK AND HAVE ACTUAL PLANS INSTEAD OF STUDIES FIRST!

Anonymous
18 days ago

It’s going to look utterly beautiful with that church facade

Anonymous
17 days ago

Very nice design.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Cubans don’t believe street crossings…

Anonymous
18 days ago

Okay parking whiners, let’s hear your cry….

Anonymous
18 days ago

Here comes another Metromover comment

Bandit
18 days ago

Imagine wanting fewer cars and a more diversified transit system is a bad thing… Carbrain is real

Anonymous
18 days ago

Is Metromover coming soon?