Lot Clearing Underway At Okan Tower Site, Groundbreaking ‘Around The Corner’

Clearing of the Okan Tower site appears to be underway, after a tree permit was issued by the city.

Video uploaded to social media by Okan Tower in-house sales executive Ana Chacon shows the clearing work had started yesterday.

Groundbreaking is “around the corner,” according to a May 20 email from Fortune International Group, which is handling sales for the tower.

Records show that the tree permit was issued on May 17 for the removal of 15 trees. Suffolk Constrution is listed as the contractor on the tree permit.

A total of 15 trees are being removed and replaced, the permit states.

According to a covenant with the city, a total of five live oaks and six royal palms will be planted in the public right of way, per plans on file.

Fortune said that sales at Okan continue to be strong, with 54 sales in under 30 days.

 

(video: Ana Chacon)

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Anonymous
6 months ago

That guy with the crossed arms and pony tail doesn’t show up unless a project is truly ready to begin.

Rob
6 months ago

Really!?. I mean really?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Who p***ed in your Pollo Tropical?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

you

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL as if Latin America doesn’t have a slavery history…

Anonymous
6 months ago

… and a very big one at that!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Six months from now they will send in a weed wacking crew.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I guess as part of the project they’re bulldozing downtown Miami since no other buildings are shown in the render

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

And in the Aria Reserve, they will turn all of south Florida into a lush rainforest. It’s just to highlight the building.

Anonymous
6 months ago

That would be great, especially all the shit that Melo built

Ciparoo
6 months ago

Truly an iconic video

Anonymous
6 months ago

Very funny video. Was Ana being a little cheeky?😏

Urbanist
6 months ago

Real estate agents really will celebrate anything.

No saxophonist on a jet pack though.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Some people in Miami will come on this site and whine about anything. Now we see somebody telling people what they shouldn’t celebrate…

Geezzz!!!

Urbanist
6 months ago

Getting someone to take down some trees is the smallest cash outlay required. It represents .0001% of the project budget.

Show up with pile equipment and we’re talking.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Oh, my mistake, that’s all they’re reporting.

I guess I need to really learn some reading comprehension.

Test piling God
6 months ago

Hold my beer…

Anonymous
6 months ago

As much as I love this project, I’ll believe it when I see it done!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Wow it’s so big!

Any
6 months ago

That’s what she said…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Can I see it?

Pi Space
6 months ago

How do we get access to the link for the build cam like Natiivo and Legacy have. I love watching the area grow and build. If Okan people are listening a build cam accessible to public will build confidence in the project

As good as it gets
6 months ago

My Dom Perignon is chilling. I will be toasting the day of…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Please tell me this is not an official video for the tower. LOL I’ve met higher-budget videos in Windows Movie Maker.

Anonymous
6 months ago

He is “supervising”

Anonymous
6 months ago

This is the best architecture Miami has to offer.

Anonymous
6 months ago

That goofy designed Waldorf Astoria building will have something to say about that!

Miami Man
6 months ago

Lot of talk about this particular project, and for a good amount of time. I just wonder if we are witnessing another Skyrise (ghost) building adventure. I do hope that this beautiful building does get built. I guess we shall soon see……

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Based 6th street will be lined with towers soon

Abul Icktar Misha
6 months ago

Cool! I’m curious as to why they need a permit to remove the trees. Couldn’t a backhoe do the same while excavating the site?

XYZ
6 months ago

You’ve clearly never developed anything. Tree removal/Urban Forestry can often be the toughest department to deal with. They require permits for everything.

Abul Icktar Misha
6 months ago

Seems like a waste of time when the trees are being trashed anyway.

Truth Matters
6 months ago

Well, think of it this way….
What if they find a chicken bone and everything has to come to a halt?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Don’t approve this mess!