Hyatt & Gencom Propose 3 Downtown Miami Towers, Including A Supertall

Hyatt and Gencom have revealed plans for a three-tower development on the Miami River, including a supertall tower.

The supertall tower is planned to rise exactly 1,049 feet – the maximum permitted by Miami’s zoning rules, according to a representative of the joint venture.

Representatives of the development team are in a attendance at a Miami River Commission subcommittee meeting today, where they are presenting the plans.

The Hyatt-Gencom development is proposed to include:

  • 1,806 apartments (including 264 serviced apartments)
  • 615-room Hyatt Regency hotel
  • 190,000 square feet of Class A meeting space
  • 20,000 square feet of coworking space
  • 12,000 square feet of food and beverage/retail in the podium
  • Destination restaurant and lounge perched 700 feet over the city, located in a skybridge linking the two shorter towers
  • 50,000+ square feet of new public space
  • Rebuilt riverwalk spanning 480 feet, completing a key missing connection
  • Covered pedestrian bridge connection to Metromover’s Knight Center Station
  • 1,100 parking spaces

Two of the towers are proposed to rise 61 stories.

Tower three is planned to become the supertall, with 860 apartments. It becomes one of at least ten supertall proposals in Miami.

The existing Hyatt Regency and James L. Knight Center will be replaced for the new development.

Redevelopment of the complex will also allow for a large and reconfigured arrival and drop-off area, improving access and traffic flow.

Hyatt and Gencom are currently negotiating with City of Miami staff on a lease extension for the property to 99 years from an existing 45 year deal. They then plan to ask the City Commission to place both the revised lease and the proposed development on the November 2022 ballot for a referendum.

Based in Coconut Grove, Gencom is an international owner and developer of luxury hotel and residential properties, with a real estate portfolio valued above $3 billion. Hyatt is regarded by many as being the best major hotel management company.

If the referendum passes, construction is expected to begin in 2025.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Please get on this project! That Hyatt is straight up offensive.

William
4 months ago

Amen

Melo is sigma and chad
4 months ago

It looks like a monolithic HQ building from a early 1980s sifi movie.

Not Anonymous
4 months ago

this that a bad thing or a good one?

Anonymous
4 months ago

It looks nice af, I’ll take monolithic HQ over decrepit soviet style any day which is what is currently on the site….

Anonymous
4 months ago

You read the above comments wrong.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No, we need the old Hyatt declared a historic building to preserve forever!

Bob
4 months ago

There might find bones in the restaurant kitchen

Anon
4 months ago

sooo stupid and funny

Anonymous
4 months ago

Que the AstroTurf preservation movement as a ruse for NIMBYism, by desperately calling it “tropical Brutalism,” while legit historic buildings are being destroyed in the city left and right.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thankfully most of the NIMBY’s are in other cities, although we have a few in certain neighborhoods here…

Anonymous
4 months ago

LOL so many downvotes chill guys I’m pretty sure he’s trolling 😂🤣😂🤣

Appolinaris
4 months ago

A lot better architectural solution than most in the area

Future thoughts
4 months ago

Long term we (the city) really needs to reevaluate road traffic. I’m definitely not a “fuck cars” guy but that section by Hyatt with the bridge and the off and on ramps for the interstate, it’s all just a shit show, add this project(which I’m all for)…idk of tunnels or more single ways, or less lights, idk I don’t have the answer but it needs to be looked at now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That section is awful for everyone involved, cars, pedestrians, cyclists, everyone.

Melo is sigma and chad
4 months ago

Same, that Hyatt needs to have traffic divert to another road, plus the Hyatt visitors and ubers will dart four lanes to get on the turning lane to biscayne which is dangerous.

m m
4 months ago

Miami is known for excellent urban planning and planning for the future! LOL

Joe CARollo
4 months ago

Tunnel should’ve been approved long before this cycle since these clowns aka commissioners approved dozens of buildings with thousands of units long ago!! And now it’s a kicking the can down the road excerice in perpetuity…meanwhile anyone traveling through the area has a horrendous experience at least half the time due to the outdated bridge built when Brickell had about 500 residents…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well the “grand boulevard” plan from 2003 proposed removing the Downtown Distributor. I’d like to see it come back, and rework the Metromover flyovers to open the space.

Nice
4 months ago

Not familiar with that, anywhere I can check that out more?

Muhammad
4 months ago

You think

m m
4 months ago

Wow this is amazing. Every time I walk Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful, completed Riverwalk, I think, how in the hell does this *still* not exist in Miami??? Looking forward to some investment (finally) along the river. Maybe in another 20 years it will be close to complete?

Anonymous
4 months ago

I don’t care, just improve the river walk

m m
4 months ago

exactly

They call me...
4 months ago

The Historic House there under the Metromover has stifled development for a very long time.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It needs to be bulldozed stat. It’s full of possums/raccoons and heroin junkies.

Melo is sigma and chad
4 months ago

Well I hope the new one has a better integrated traffic plan because the current one is a cluster F

Anon
4 months ago

Riverwalk! Make it happen!

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s STUNNING!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes!!!

Marcelo
4 months ago

This would be incredible

Ace
4 months ago

I love the location and density it would bring, let’s get it done

Alessandro
4 months ago

Ok, this is interesting! I live right across and the current view is a big eyesore. But I have been hearing this kind of news for over a decade now and nothing happens. Why do they need to three years to take a decision on this project that’s been around for so long? River walk on that side definitely needs it and my eyes will really appreciate it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Finally they can get rid of that eyesore of a dump that’s currently out of place there

Anonymous
4 months ago

The Cumfart Inn needs to be included in the redevelopment, too.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well, looks like the riverwalk will be amazing in that area… I just wonder what happened to One River Point. Any update on that project? Will be the riverwalk be closed forever?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Pray to God it’s not another bait and switch like Riverside Center, and we get stuck with something even uglier than existing conditions.

Donald Clinton
4 months ago

This is long overdue. The Hyatt is currently an inexpensive hotel option, but once it’s gone low budget travelers can stay next door at The EPIC.

Joe CARollo
4 months ago

🤦‍♂️

Anonymous
4 months ago

Oh gawd. The Epic already caters to an epically trashy crowd.

Anon
4 months ago

LOL excuse me but Epic crowd “IS” Miami now (that means you and me)

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not for long, I hope. Hell, maybe twenty years down the road it will be redeveloped for something better to complement the Aston Martin Residences. Same with Monarc at Met3 and Met Square.

Katia Jirasova
4 months ago

Please, What we all need is more TREES !!!!!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well, just take a short trip to the Everglades National Park where you’ll be able to see and hug all the trees you want!

There, problem solved.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We have heard this before, such a tease and who is the architect? OMG!!!

Azarius
4 months ago

So no replacement for the JLK center to hold events? That’s a huge ball drop. Miami needs more conference space.

Any
4 months ago

Over 100000 sf class a event space

zachj305
4 months ago

190,000 square feet of Class-A Meeting space in the redevelopment which is significantly more than the Knight Center has now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami and Miami/Dade county need at least three to four resort casinos.

Anonymous
4 months ago

As long as they put them in Hialeah or somewhere else shitty.

Pickles
4 months ago

Yes Yes & Yes.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The first imagine looks unusually realistic to be considered a rendering.

Anonymous
4 months ago

image *

calivalle
4 months ago

Get it done…

calivalle
4 months ago

A tunnel will eventually go there with all this towers going up…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Good lord, please make this happen.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The only way to make “River Walk” happen, is to make it a destination with things to do around it. If it’s just grass along a river, then only the residents nearby will enjoy it.

John
4 months ago

Very good dissolution

Muhammad
4 months ago

This is a win win for the Developers, city of miami and residents 2. Not so much for the workers though

arqwwww
4 months ago

Miamitectonica

@MiamiCityMan
4 months ago

1,100 parking spaces. Can you imagine the gridlock?

They call me...
4 months ago

Why?
My imagination is used for far more productive and amazing things!

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

Wait a minute here. They better not tear down the James L night center. I’m telling you right now. That is an iconic building, and is an iconic landmark in downtown Miami. That is basically the main nucleus of downtown Miami. That cannot be torn down. Isn’t that thing under preservation anyway?

William
4 months ago

You smoking crack?

Anonymous
4 months ago

I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not.

Miami Archi
4 months ago

You are being sarcastic right?
I’d think you have to be, but nothing in your post reads like sarcasm…..

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

It’s a joke ya’ll. Tear it down!

Joe CARollo
4 months ago

What needs to be refurbished is Fort Dallas Park so Miami’s history has some significant presence once this becomes a higher traffic area to educate everyone about the magic city…

Pájaro nalgon
4 months ago

Save the Knight center!

Anon
4 months ago

I’m assuming this commenter is mistaking the Knight Centre for the Miami Tower (the metromover station that cuts through the side of the building is Knight Centre Station, plus that building has had several name changes over the years leading to some common confusion)

The actual Knight Centre building is across and is looking increasingly out of place with everything else new popping up in the surrounding area. It’ll always hold a place in my memory as a venue for all the music shows and other stuff I’ve seen there…But then again that was also the case for the Orange Bowl/Miami Arena, etc.