Final Agreement Near For 60-Story Project On School Board Land

A mixed-use complex that includes towers rising up to 60 stories is close to being finalized for property owned by the Miami Dade School Board.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho told Miami Today that negotiations are nearing completion, with a final agreement expected to be announced within months.

Crescent Heights has been selected as the developer.

The project will include the construction of 1,100 residential units, along with 1,100 parking spaces. Of the parking spaces, 600 will be given to the Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, with shared use by the School Board and Arsht Center patrons.

100,000 square feet of new office space will also be built, to be used by the School Board.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo led the way now the dominos will contiue to fall and the arts district will begin the path to realize its full potential. Its so exciting to see that the vision is starting to take hold having the arts center as the anchor for the surrounding area with the omni center, gentings holdings including the bus station and waterfront herald site, as well as the modernization of 395 all connected to the musuem park, worldcenter, and brightline, Miami is just scratching the surface!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Abolish parking minimums near transit and let the market decide.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I don’t hate this idea.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Maybe implement parking maximums?

A. Nonymous
3 years ago

Only 500 spaces allocated to 1100 units. That’s way less than most.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is over-parked vs. requirements. Excess parking will be used for School Board during the day and Arsht Center in the evenings.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I hope they stay true to the renderings.
Nice addition to an area that desperately needs urbanization and density.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I disagree. I want to see curves and a non-cluttered facade which doesn’t look like a jail complex.

Polo
3 years ago

Beautiful project!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazing development. It’s close to major highways, metro rail station, and in the middle of everything. Hopefully this will happen soon, and design will remain.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Only a few blocks from MWC.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s close to a Metro rail station, really?

Anonymous
3 years ago

The design is off right now. If you look at it logically putting 2 buildings on the same block are going to be a lot closer to each other than the photo suggests. I am sure it will still look nice but not like this.

Anony
3 years ago

Good for the school board, but this area is going to be saturated with apartments pretty soon! Great for renters I guess.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s the problem, you’ve been so used to looking at this area having nothing but vast swaths of vacant land to where now just a few apartment buildings makes you assume the place is getting saturated with apartments. Actually, this entire area from downtown to the design district is just getting started with constructing apartment buildings or Condos. There is still a helluva lot more buildable land just waiting to be developed. And oh yeah, this is great for renters, the Arts Center, Miami World Center, restaurants, stores, bars, clubs, etc, etc, etc…….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Seems like the churches an school board own all the land in or around downtown

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3 years ago

Love the digital media facades on the podium. Its in the arts and entertsinment district and would be a great place to showcase the arts and to make the skin of the building kinetic and vibrant rather than static.

No billboards
3 years ago

No more billboards. LED billboards are the worst. Visual pollution.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Is the school board moving all their offices here or are also keeping the building across the street?

Anonymous
3 years ago

all of it will be moved to a new Building.

Anonymous
3 years ago

All the staff & offices will be moved to new building, with the idea of selling current lots they own around the Omni area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Shouldn’t the school board be…-I don’t know, improving failing schools instead of playing real estate developer for money that definitely won’t go to such use?

Anony
3 years ago

How do you know how the $xx millions of dollars from the sale/lease of this surplus land will be used by the school board? You’re absolutely sure it will serve no good use?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Just trying to sound like he’s saying something intelligent by appearing to givash*t about schools when he’s just really trolling for thumbs up votes.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Schools take over half our tax dollars and don’t improve for shit. The teacher’s union and career pseudo-politicians who make up the school board use it as their own ATM while students and teachers suffer.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Y’all really think the school board should be selling off land in downtown rather than keeping up with concurrency requirements? Do you know how many children now live in the greater downtown area and don’t have schools servicing them? We have enough residential development. This is exactly what the other anon was saying about MDC school system using it as their own ATM. How quickly y’all forget about the very publicized corruption of the teachers union in the early 2000s (see Pat Tornillo). You really think anything has changed? The largest land owner in MDC is the school board… it should be parks, yet it’s not. And many schools are overcrowded. Build more schools or increase capacity for existing schools. Don’t build capacity for more residents that won’t have schools to service their children. This is absolutely asinine.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami has no failing schools. See this week’s Miami Today.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Define a failing school. The target has been moved around so much that at this point its impossible to be a failing school.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami Today is probably one of the worst “news outlets” of South Florida. They constantly get their facts wrong, have poor grammar, and are always late to every story. Try citing the Miami Herald or something more reputable, and then I’ll listen.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This project lets them build on their other 9 acres to generate ongoing revenue that can be used for…improving schools, paying teachers, etc.