Downtown Miami’s M Tower Submitted To FAA At 605 Feet, Cranes To Rise 705 Feet

Plans for downtown Miami’s M Tower were submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration on August 23.

Both the permanent height of the tower and temporary construction cranes are now being reviewed by the agency.

M Tower is planned to have a permanent height of 605 feet above ground, or 615 feet above sea level, the filing states.

Temporary tower construction cranes are planned to reach a height of 705 feet above ground, or 715 feet above sea level, according to the filing. The work schedule for the cranes is estimated to run from March 1, 2023 to December 1, 2024.

The permanent podium height at M Tower is listed at 109 feet.

According to plans from last year, M Tower was planned to rise 49 stories and include:

  • 624 residential units, along with amenities
  • ground floor retail, and offices for the MPA
  • 717 parking spaces (replacing the existing 658-space garage)

A demolition permit was applied for in May.

 

 

The garage set to be demolished for M Tower. Melo Group’s Downtown 1st is under construction on the same block:

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EJS
5 months ago

Yes! Build it!

Azure
5 months ago

Let’s hope they do something with that podium. Looking pretty bad at the moment.

Anonymous
5 months ago

TBH, I’ll take “We are Miami” and some birds over some creepy face or kaleidoscope nonsense.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The ground-level experience in this part of the city is abysmal.

ilk
5 months ago

With this, the Hyatt redevelopment, and all the other projects in the area, now is the time to tackle a redesign of the Downtown Distributor (SR970) to make less of a barrier between South Downtown/Brickell on the west side of Miami Avenue. Make it an urban boulevard instead of an elevated highway.

Anonymous
5 months ago

That’s far too sensible

Anonymous
5 months ago

Please… with the “spider” looking arches bridge on hold because of money woes, you think this county and state have enough funds to tackle something like that?!

Anonymous
5 months ago

I thinkt those are not the latest renderings

Anonymous
5 months ago

I hope they’re not.. I believe they can do better.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The redesign renderings look much better than this.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I wrote that comment above earlier… thank you TNM for replacing the renderings.

Anonymous
5 months ago

TNM is a merciful God

Anonymous
5 months ago

On the one hand it’s extremely frustrating knowing he ownes a vast number of lots with millions of sqft in air rights and on the other its obvious he’s waiting for the next cycle to cash out while avoiding the risk of developing in a historically inlationary environment. He seems patient and deliberate, but that’s been significantly delaying Miamis urban potential.

Patrick Hackett
5 months ago

I’ve been in Miami since 1964 off and on. I also live in Colombia and have a family there along with a family in Miami. I’m a world traveler and I think Miami is one of them magnificent cities in the world. The international flavor a great governor and very little crime compared to the rest of the US

Anonymous
5 months ago

Haha, you’re funny…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Another ugly parking garage bits the dust!

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

This design is unique… but to be honest pretty ugly. They need to do something with that parking podium especially. Great to see extra density in Downtown though!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Unique?! .. lol

anon
5 months ago

Where is the streetscape?? There should be more trees/plants to make the walking by pedestrian level experience nicer. Looks cold with just the building and sidewalk with no plants.

Giga chad Melo
5 months ago

The best looking cereal box I’ve seen to date!

Anonymous
5 months ago

The “Dunce Cap Architect” strikes again!

Too much ado
5 months ago

With a chance for relevant architecture they opted for a poor example of 60’s American Internationalism

Anonymous
5 months ago

Dang.. they should be tarred, feathered, and ran outta town for that!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not really… Just some average infill buildings.

Anonymous
5 months ago

These developments are the seeds of transformation along with other pieces of the puzzle like the new courthouse, flagler st improvements, and the wharf. Think bigger.

Downtowner
5 months ago

There are at least 30 new buildings/projects in the downtown area, including Park West. What are you talking about.

Anon
5 months ago

this pretty much solidifies it…. If it ain’t shit, it ain’t Melo

Absolute garbage

Anonymous
5 months ago

Anon lives in a city called – “Grand Designs.”

lol…

Pickle Rick
5 months ago

Demolish something that was actually put to use. People do drive vehicles still.

Anonymous
5 months ago

This thing is 50 years old what do you expect? Change is constant and this is progress.

Pickle Rick
5 months ago

I understand but where are people supposed to park their vehicles when commuting into and out of Downtown? Parking garages give commuters a since of peace knowing that their cars are less likely to get broken into rather than on the street level. After all, we don’t have underground parking.

anonymous
5 months ago

There are 2 lots directly across the street including a 4 story one as well as another multi level parking lot behind the bus loop…

Joe CARollo
5 months ago

I love parking lots!