Dezer Properties has been granted approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to build the tallest tower in Sunny Isles.
The developer will be permitted to build up to 743 feet above ground, or 749 feet above sea level. That is about 100 feet taller than any other building in Sunny Isles.
The approval is for a property at 18401 Collins Avenue that is currently occupied by the Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort. Dezer Hotel Management Ltd is the owner of the motel, which will be demolished.
Dezer’s approval is for height only, and the developer has not yet submitted architectural plans for the property to the city yet.
Some of the buildings in Sunny Isles currently at the 649 foot level include Porsche Design Tower, Mansions at Acqualina, Muse, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Turnberry Ocean Club Residences and Residences by Armani Casa.
Earlier this year, The Trump Group obtained approval to build the twin-tower Estates At Acqualina project at 700 feet above sea level, or 692 feet above ground, which would have been the tallest in the city. Last week, the developer was approved by the FAA for heights that were revised downwards: 667 feet above ground for the north tower, and 646 feet above ground for the south tower.
Dezer’s new building would be the fourth tallest in the Miami area and the state of Florida if built today. Panorama Tower, Four Seasons, and Southeast Financial Tower are the only buildings now taller (although others are planned or under construction, including Aston Martin Residences).
The new tower would rise just south of the 649-foot Turnberry Ocean Club and the 649-foot Porsche Design Tower, surpassing each by about 100 feet (photo from last year):