Luma And Vice Apartment Towers Are Quickly Approved By The FAA

Two proposed downtown rental towers were approved by the FAA this week:

  • ZOM Development’s Luma at Miami Worldcenter was approved to be built at a height of 494 feet above ground, or 503 feet above sea level. The 44-story tower will include 429 units. Groundbreaking is expected in early 2016.
  • PMG’s Vice at the former Empire World Towers site was approved for a height of 395 feet above ground, or 405 feet above sea level. The tower will include 464 units. Groundbreaking is expected by the end of 2015.

Luma will be located at 148 NE Seventh St, while Vice will be located at 243 NE Third St.

Both were approved relatively quickly. Vice took just over a month to review, while Luma took about two months.

PMG still has a pending application for a 1,049-foot condo tower on a separate portion of the same property.