Downtown Miami’s 70-Story Okan Tower Will Break Ground In January, Developer Announces

Okan Tower is just months away from beginning construction, and is set to become the tallest building Miami has ever seen.

Groundbreaking for the 70-story tower is set for January, developer Bekir Okan announced in a video released on Instagram yesterday.

Construction will take about four years to complete, he added.

Permitting for the tower is now underway, Okan said. City records show that a construction permit was filed for in September and is being reviewed by Building Department officials.

Okan Tower will become the tallest in Miami upon completion, at 890 feet above ground.

A Hilton hotel with 316 rooms will be located on levels 14 to 30. Above that will be 399 multifamily units (condo and condo-hotel), from level 36 to level 70. Office space will be located on level 31 to 34, with ground floor retail.

Next door to Okan, foundation work for two 53-story towers is already underway. Developer Melo Group is building the Downtown 5th apartment buildings there.

In the video, developer Bekir Okan said that he loves the city. “I’ve traveled the world, but my favorite place is Miami,” he said.

 

 

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Anonymous
10 months ago

This is my favorite tower. I’m so happy to hear it will break ground early next year.
The area is about to radicalize for the better

POLO
10 months ago

Great news for Miami, now lets get going with the super tall towers proposed for Miami!

Anonymous
10 months ago

great news …what a beauty

Anonymous
10 months ago

Miami definitely need more highrises on the other side of I-95.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Tear it down

Anonymous
10 months ago

Tear down I95 at 79th street down…

Anonymous
10 months ago

I-95 should be extended to Homestead.

Metrorail should be torn down and replaced with drag strips and dirt ovals.

marc
10 months ago

huh?

Anonymous
10 months ago

Ground breaking in January 2020?

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Second this comment

Anonymous
10 months ago

You watch, it’ll be cancelled like Aston Martin.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Hopefully not but seeing is believing.

Your daughter
10 months ago

Aston Martin is already on like the 9th floor. People on this comment section are semi retarded.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Pretty sure he was mocking the naysayers.

Anonymous
10 months ago

That’s the sales center..

Anonymous
10 months ago

Aston Martin tower is going up dear

Anonymous
10 months ago

Troll.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Aston is on 4th level already.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Aston Martin is under construction

Anonymous
10 months ago

Beautiful building, but it’s funny how this article for ground breaking posted with the Melo article as well for demolition next to it. Are they racing to see who completes it first ? lol

Anonymous
10 months ago

Okan wants people to see how the building will look completed without Melo’s building blocking it. Melo doesn’t want to give them that chance. The race is on!

Anonymous
10 months ago

No Race. Melo already started Production Piles.

Anonymous
10 months ago

I produced better looking piles in the toilet than what Melo is building next door.

Anon
10 months ago

As the post noted yesterday, Melo just did demolition work. No piles yet, however, what are Production Piles? Did Melo’s groundbreaking A&E team invent a new type of foundation????

iFlyMIA
10 months ago

Amazing news!

Reality
10 months ago

What is happening with the corner parcel – across from the entrance of Miami Central – at the other end of the block from Okan?

marc
10 months ago

The Melo development?

Anonymous
10 months ago

I’ll wait for the resales 😉

Magazine
10 months ago

Amazing building, absolutely terrible area. I hope they plan on marketing to buyers that have never been to Miami. Who would pay these prices to be in that area?

Anonymous
10 months ago

The area will be completely different in 2 years.

Anonymous
10 months ago

will it? did i miss something, is overtown being moved?

Anonymous
10 months ago

MiamiCentral just opened, World Center going up…

Anonymous
10 months ago

It’ll be bayfront and the county jail next door will be gone in 2 years???

Anonymous
10 months ago

finally some good news

Anonymous
10 months ago

winning

Anonymous
10 months ago

What’s the competition?

Anonymous
10 months ago

STFU and get some new material, Sheen !

Shawn Kouri
10 months ago

Yes!! This look like it will be fully built in 2023.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Miami need more metro rail lines to upper east side, north Miami and south beach. How want to be global city without a transit system. Just with the colorful trolleys and metromover?