FAA Approves Galwan’s 42-Story Wyndham Hotel In Brickell After 16 Months Of Review

The Federal Aviation Authority has given approval for a 42-story hotel Wyndham Hotel to begin construction across from Mary Brickell Village and the Brickell Metrorail station.

According to the FAA ruling issued yesterday, the tower can be built at 480 feet above ground, or 485 feet above sea level.

Review by the agency took 16 months, with the application first submitted in August 2018.

Brazilian developer Galwan is planning 445 hotel rooms and 11,389 square feet of retail, according to an agreement with Miami-Dade’s Water and Sewer Department that was recorded in December 2018.

Construction isn’t likely to begin anytime soon though. Although a dry run construction permit was filed last year, it has been abandoned and no active permitting now appears to be taking place. The lot remains empty as of yesterday.

 

The property yesterday sitting vacant:

 

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Anonymous

When are our officials going to address the length of time that it takes for FAA approval? This is absurd. We need to obviously have relevant regulations and oversight, but this is a hindrance to development.

Anonymous

In this case, it didn’t matter because developer never intended its fruition. Shame as the lot is quite an eyesore.

Anonymous

The problem is that politicians in Miami think that they have to get approval from the FAA for developments of tall buildings. I understand collaboration but this is ridiculous. The FAA cannot tell the city of Miami what it can build when the said tall building is nowhere near the airport or is a hazard to any plane’s flight path. Until the politicos in Miami and MiamiDade get this through their heads, we’ll keep reading about these FAA unnecessarily long approval process.

Anonymous

ITS NOT IN THE FLIGHT PATH BUT IS IN THE INSTRUMENTS PATH AND THEREFORE NEEDS FAA SIGN-OFF. APPROVAL PROCESS IS IN ATLANTA AND NOT MIAMI WHICH MAY ACCOUNT FOR THE DELAY.

Anonymous

Are you telling me that buildings that are much taller and already there are not a hazard according to the FAA but this building may be equipped with some kind of different electrical gizmos that the developers don’t know about and thus interfere with a planes electrical instruments and that’s why the FAA needs to pour over every little detail about every project that’s announced?

Boy.. talking about the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, sheesshh…..

Anonymous

Heck, it’s been so long that I forgot all about this project.

Anonymous

FLIP

Anonymous

This lot in Brickell is called the Chicken Lot.

iFlyMIA

They shouldn’t be allowed to build that at Brickell. 480 feet? Really?

There should be a minimum height requirement…

Anonymous

You shouldn’t be allowed to do a lot of things, like dressing in those ugly clothes you like to wear or walk around in those ugly shoes you like to put on.. but you’ll get pissed if somebody tells you to stop wearing them, wouldn’t you?

iFlyMIA

I don’t wear ugly stuff. Good try though.

Anonymous

Of course YOU don’t think you do because you’re the one wearing it.

Anonymous

who gives a shit what you wear. We are all humans. I tend to dress like a bum when walking to Publix or getting take-out.

Anonymous

Well, why do you givesashit about buildings being 480ft and taller in Brickell?

Anonymous

what happened to Get It Done !?!!?! Hyuk Hyuk Hyukkkk

Magazine

Is there truly demand for 500 more hotel rooms in that area of Brickell?

Anonymous

You’re right. More like 500 more apartments is whats really needed because those restaurants and retail shops need tons more bodies in the area.

Anonymous

and hotel guests will be eating at those restaurants also? If they add any more apartments to Brickell they better add another Publix. All three of them are insane business 24/7.

Anonymous

Yet so many people on here were whining about another Publix near Brightline.

Anonymous

We’ve already read about hotels that are in the pipeline for Brickell, but a lot more apartment dwellings are what is sorely needed there.

Anonymous

Poor creativity
Why Publix?????
Please anything else like WF, Trader Joes or Milam

Anonymous

Their prices are even worse than Publix.

“Creativity”===blowing your paycheck

Anonymous

because Publix is amazing

Anonymous

Yes.

Anonymous

Bwaaaahahahahahaaaa and the woman who owns that old apartment building STILL won’t sell out to them !!!!!! LMAO

Anonymous

fuck the FAA and their slow ass. But fuck this building too!

Anonymous

Yeah man, what this article really needed was your two cents.

Interested

Reminds me of a shirt I had in the 70’s

Anonymous

I think the building looks great.
It should be named Tommy Bahama Hotel and Center.