FAA Quickly Approves Kushner’s Plans For 36-Story 2000 Biscayne Tower In Edgewater

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for New York developer Kushner to begin building a 36-story tower called 2000 Biscayne in Edgewater.

Approval was granted in just one and a half months – a much faster timeframe than normal for the agency. Projects in Miami can take over a year for the FAA to review, depending on complexity.

The FAA application was filed for at the end of July. A construction permit was also filed for from the city of Miami’s Building Department at the same time.

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s family controls the developer.

Approval was granted at 2000 Biscayne for a final building height of 408 feet above ground, or 417 feet above sea level. Temporary tower cranes of up to 507 and 467 feet above ground were also approved.

The construction permit is still being reviewed by the city’s Building Department, and reviewers have requested multiple changes before they can approve it, as is normally the case for such permits.

The FAA approval letter was addressed to Stantec, which could indicate a change of architect. The original architect for the project was Dorsky + Yue of Fort Lauderdale.

The permit filing with the Building Department identically matches the specifications of the Dorsky + Yue plans approved by the Planning Department in 2017.

The 36-story tower will include 393 residential units and 5,500 square feet of retail, the permit states.

According to the FAA filing, work will begin in October.