A Miami developer is proposing to build a massive residential tower on Brickell’s waterfront, according to the Herald.
It isn’t clear exactly how tall the new tower would be – but the property allows for a supertall.
Under FAA and Miami-Dade height rules, a structure of up to 1,049 feet above sea level is permitted on the property. That could allow a building at the same height as the 100-story Waldorf Astoria Residences planned nearby.
Swire Properties has also already obtained height approval for a 1,049-foot tower just a block away called One Brickell City Centre (planned to rise 80 stories).
Developer 13th Floor Investments is behind the new proposal.
The potential supertall would be built on the First Miami Presbyterian Church property at 609 Brickell Avenue.
Plans show that the project would be built on what is currently a surface parking lot. A building housing the Key Point Christian Academy building would also be demolished.
The church building itself would not be demolished. It dates to 1949 and has been declared historic by the city of Miami.
Miami-Dade slapped the church with $7 million in back taxes in 2019 for using part of the property for private purposes – likely a motivating factor in seeking outside investment.
Under the 13th Floor proposal, the church would reportedly receive a staggering $240 million. The developer would also build new congregation space for the church (it isn’t clear if that space is included in the value of compensation).
Church members were presented with the plan on October 3. A vote on whether to accept it is scheduled on Sunday after services.