There are signs that two separate Edgewater apartment towers are now moving through the approval process in close proximity to each other.
In recent days, multiple attorneys registered as lobbyists with the city to represent the owners of the two properties on zoning and other issues.
The first lobbyist registration came on August 11 on behalf of the owner of 1775 Biscayne Boulevard (formerly the site where V-Tor was planned).
According to a note in the system, the lobbyist is representing 1775 Biscayne L/Cal LLC on land use and zoning issues regarding the property.
Pennsylvania-based LCOR purchased the property earlier this year. The developer said it is planning to break ground in early 2024 on a 540-unit apartment tower.
The second lobbyist registration came on August 16, on behalf of the owner of 1836 Biscayne Boulevard.
According to a note in the system, the lobbyist is representing AQOZFI SLP Biscayne, LLC on Historic and Zoning approvals for the property.
Plans were previously submitted for a 40-story tower with 364 apartments, to be built above the historic First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1926.
The owners of that property paid $20 million for it earlier this year. At the time, they said they planned a Q4 2022 groundbreaking.
The old design for V Downtown at 1775 Biscayne, now being revised:
The design for 1836 Biscayne, before it was sold: