Krystal Tower Resubmitted With Office & Residential In 32 Stories

Overtown’s Krystal Tower site was sold late last year, and the owner has submitted new plans to develop the property.

Krystal Tower 2 will be built above an existing 5-story shell that has been in place for over a decade, when another developer pulled the plug during construction.

The new tower is proposed to rise 32 stories, or 390 feet. It would include:

  • 154 residential units (on floors 20-32)
  • 79,180 square feet of office (floors 10-19)
  • 251 parking spaces (floors 2-8, 30% reduction for TOD)

Charlesville Develeopment Corp representing BH 18 Investments, LLC as the applicant and Krystal Investment Solutions LL, as Owner submitted the application, which is set for review by the Urban Development Review Board at a meeting this month.

Studio Baigorria is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m sure the brightline development aided to this development getting a new proposal. Train stations two blocks away and a publix on the other street.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What’s the deal with the Publix? The building has been complete for 2 years, the lease supposedly signed over a year ago, but nothing since…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Guess they would want to open when the two towers above the station open to have a steady flow of consumers.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you! This property has sat empty with a five-story base of a building for years, it is a tough site, glad someone was able to make this happen!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Glad they kept that curved portion too. So worthy. So unlike boxy boring. To its critics, yes, it could have been more. It’s disappointing that the architects didn’t use that curved base all the way up its height– and clad it in glass.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think they wanted to make this tower blend in with the two apartment towers above Miami Central Station.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Blend what?
It should complement. This is a lame design

Anonymous
2 years ago

Um, excuse me, but did you ever read some of the disparaging comments people made about these apartment towers above Miami Central Station?

AndrewN
2 years ago

Makes you wish you hadn’t called some of the other buildings ugly, doesn’t it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sure looks better than the rusting and deteriorating hulk that’s been shamefully gracing downtown. You know, the one we’ve been inconveniently trying to ignore as we walk by?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s the best you can say about a building’s design? It looks better than an abandoned rusting pile of debris?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m sorry, but I just don’t expect Zaha Hadid to design every project that’s proposed in Miami and yes, I’d rather look at this building than the “abandoned rusting pile of debris” for the next ten years that’s there now.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Definitely agree, but you’re not really walking by there on the regular are you?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ouch! Not a fan of this one. I get it, it’s a difficult site due to the previous project but geez it looks outdated before it even starts

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow, so now you get thumbs down for stating the truth. Open your eyes people. This is 1970’s architecture, at best.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You can open your eyes wider than a grapefruit but being another criticizer of this building’s architecture isn’t going to lead to them redesigning one window or step in this project.

POLO
2 years ago

Ugly tower that looks like a former Soviet Union tower.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Finally that project gets a lease on life. Hope they start on it this year.

Interested
2 years ago

If the objective was to make this building as ugly as possible, they hit it out of the park!

Anonymous
2 years ago

And just think, you don’t have to live in it!

Anonymous
2 years ago

So according to you no one should write a comment or have an opinion unless you live in this building??

Anonymous
2 years ago

Look at this way.. you can say “she’s so ugly, she has to sneak up on a glass of water.” But no matter what you say, doesn’t it make you feel good that you don’t have to sleep with her?

Anonymous
2 years ago

This will get built before the hotel/convention center.

Anonymous
2 years ago

HOT Project!!!!…………..in 2003.
what’s with the goofy title block on the drawings? is it amature hour or what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

2003??
More like 1973!
This design is horrible.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Excellent mix of office and residential.. many more of these projects coming to Downtown Miami over the next 5-10 years.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The new design looks dated already. Prefer one of the original design concepts.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This looks straight out of a soviet union housing block. I pray its surrounded by other towers asap so we dont have to stare at this hideous beast.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The style is called retro 70’s. In ten years buildings like this will be under historical preservation. They should do orange shag carpeting throughout.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Social pits should come back to penthouses

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ugly, yes, but it definitely fits well within the context (albeit ugly context). Overtown Station Towers are embarrassing, and the new residential towers over the train station are meh.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Call them whatever you want, but this type of architecture for these towers are successful. This tower and Melo’s planned two apartment towers in that area has and will not fail.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The design has failed already.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I assume you’ve never seen a Stalinist Soviet Union housing block while the West was building this kind of stuff. Communism is always twenty years behind, and now it’s like we’ve gone full circle and building lame buildings while China and Eastern Europe monumental flashy architecture.

Anonymous
2 years ago

China and Eastern European cities are constructing “flashy” architecture buildings that are in the 1000ft and above range. But if you look at their just plain residential buildings, the designs are no different than you see for this proposed project and the Miami Central apartment towers.

Anonymous
2 years ago

its a box with a podium…..lets at least try people!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, I didn’t hear about anybody blocking you from buying this long neglected project and making it the grand and sleek architecture you imagined.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This response, which constantly appears on this site, is so moronic. It’s like if you wrote a Yelp review of a bad dining experience and the response would be well why don’t you open a restaurant and serve great food if you’re such an expert. Completely idiotic. Try defending the design instead of shaming the people who say it’s a bad design.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Here’s the problem with your argument. When you dine in a restaurant, you PAY for the food and services that you received. If the food and service was subpar or to the point of being horrendous, you have a right to gripe on the forum that reviews someone’s assessment of their dining experience in said establishments. If someone appears on this site and tells the architectures of a project that they should “try” harder, then that person is either known for their architectural design awards or that person is a developer who has spent millions of dollars on building structures with architectural flair. If a person produces neither one, then that person who says “at least try” should be scrutinized for not taking their money and showing what they could’ve done.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So moronic…your argument means that only developers can have an opinion on a project, complete nonsense. Keep on cheerleading these ugly projects.but it’s not going the make them look any better.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stupid and asinine response. If you wanna complain and say what this architect and developer is proposing isn’t good enough in your opinion, then your criticizing without moving one fingernail to do something with this site that’s been neglected for over a decade won’t make you appear to be someone who cared to anything about it in the least bit!

Keep on crying like a little baby about what you deem as an ugly project and see how long it’ll take before someone delivers an architectural design that meets your satisfaction.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its funny how you defend the developer. This project probably started of as something truly amazing on the designers table and when the developer was done with his miner alteration this came out as the result. Your argument only points at your ignorance of the relationship between architects and developers. Simply put Form always fallows cost in this city and the shitty design of this building is just another example of that.

Anonymous
2 years ago

But it was an empty and raggedy eyesore for over a decade and you didn’t giveashit!!! Now somebody wants to take and do something with it and you come on this site whining about it?

Yeah right, people should just pay attention to what you say.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why?
Previous design was better

Anonymous
2 years ago

From a beauty too good for the area, to solid infill with nice curves, and today… What can I say about it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not too far away from county jail, so it’ll fit right in.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Federal, learn your locations.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And it’s not a jail.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I like it