M-Tower Developers Update Construction Date, Utilities Deal Signed

The developers behind the 57-story M-Tower have signed a utilities agreement and provided an update on the construction permitting process to the Miami Parking Authority

The developer said they had invested an additional $3.2 million in design and entitlements work since
their last presentation to the MPA, with UDRB approval and waiver approval obtained, along with 50% construction drawings achieved.

Records show that the developer signed a utilities agreement with the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department on November 3. According to that agreement, M-Tower will include:

  • 675 apartments
  • 10,411 square feet of retail

FAA approval for two tower cranes rising 705 feet above ground was issued on November 21.

Groundbreaking is now likely to take place later than planned – probably around September, around three months later than expected.

A new Miami building official “has switched their methods,” no longer permitting a separate foundation permit. Instead, a full master permit and vertical permit will be required, causing the delay, a representative told a meeting of the Miami Parking Authority Board earlier this month.

Demolition of the existing parking garage on the property is now expected in early 2023.

Balfour Beatty is the construction contractor.

 

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Not Anonymous
8 days ago

It may be slightly bland, but I think it serves as a good infill, and it’ll probably encourage development in Downtown.

Anonymous
8 days ago

This “infill” c__p needs to stop. Paris wouldn’t be the beautiful city it is today if back in the day they would’ve say any building not on the Avenue des Champs des Elysees it’s an infill, and therefore could be a plain building.

Pleezzee
8 days ago

Haha… please stop. Paris can trace its history back over fifteen centuries.

Anon
8 days ago

Most of today’s Paris was built between 1851-1914. Really not that far off from the incredible architecture being built in Miami in the 1920’s.

Most of it has demolished, by now.

Pleezzee
8 days ago

^
I think there weren’t many “land bankers” in Paris between 1851 and 1914.

cabezas de carne y crypto
5 days ago

shhhhhhh…..they will come for you if you mention this very basic fact about miami real estate…..

Conno Sir
8 days ago

Doha is even younger than Miami and go look at their Msheireb and West Bay areas of downtown.
Flawless planning and design focused on aesthetic, urbanism and walkability.

Antennae
8 days ago

Very well said but even closer is Panama City, Panama with a striking skyline built in the last 15 years

Anonymous
8 days ago

Yeah, try walking under the hot desert sun for most of the year when the temperatures are well over 110 degrees. It’s walkability hell. LOL

Hilarious!
7 days ago

^
He doesn’t have to live there, just brag about walking in it.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I could not agree more with you. I would celebrate infills, if they were situated among amazing looking buildings. But every other building in miami looks like this crap.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Crap? It’s sleek modern and has glass balconies. What do you expect? I’d like to see a picture. Maybe we do need better designs…

RenRich
7 days ago

Totally agree!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Miami has the most beautiful architecture in the world. Don’t be jelly of our boogie.

Anonymous
8 days ago

We need more master planning and to employ younger urban planners from the best universities in the world. Our commissioners are developer sIuts.

Melo, the true giga chad
8 days ago

why so bland though?

gari
8 days ago

is it just me or does everybody come here for nothing but the weather and tax benefits. nothing else in the city seems to be deemed worthwhile to people

Anonymous
8 days ago

There’s lots of people from around the world working in tech, law, medicine, art, design, entertainment. It could just be the people you’re hanging out with, try some networking groups. There’s more events that cater to professionals and creatives than I can even participate in regularly.

the buck stops with garo ypremian
5 days ago

very small batches of those type of jobs listed…not enough to sustain this market or growth….and our wages lag

Anonymous
5 days ago

Everyone is remote, but we should tax employers of remote workers and give that money to local businesses that employ people here. Maybe that would help the companies relocate to where their employees actually want to live and make improve the salaries here.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Not true. I’m here for the beach and the boobs.

Anonymous
7 days ago

here here!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

That’s why we have Miami Beach.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Why don’t we ever add a texture to the flat wall in between the buildings?

I know designers assume it will be blocked one day, but it often remains exposed for a long time if not indefinitely. Could they add a texture? I’ve seen murals, and I think a texture is a fraction of the time/cost but more unique and inviting.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I’m about to move into Downtown 1st on the west side of the building. I honestly hope they don’t break ground anytime soon.

waaahhhh!
7 days ago

Dang, I guess you’ll just stay inside your apartment when it’s done then.

Anon
8 days ago

Is this right next to Downtown 1st?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Yep

Joe Carollo
8 days ago

Exactly what’s needed…more red tape

Se me paró
8 days ago

Permits now take a year????
Very smart and necessary.
Facetiously speaking

Anonymous
8 days ago

Yeah how about we give thought to what we build and plan the neighborhood around it instead of just letting any crap building go up with a nod and wink!

Anonymous
8 days ago

Love the design! Beautiful oceanic graphics with modern shapes. This part of downtown has so much potential and great access to highways and Brickell.

The SW 2nd Avenue bridge to West Brickell is so close. This area and West Brickell will become the new “hot spot” for luxury developments, and people who want to walk along the river. It will be nice to be able to walk from West Brickell to the Wharf once they clean up this part of downtown and add luxury modern amenities, retail and residences.

Anonymous
8 days ago

It’s better than the CitizenM or SLS murals, I’ll give it that.

Anonymous
8 days ago

So smart they included the structural design along the highway. People driving in and out of Miami should see beautiful structural art like this, rather than balconies with clothes hanging over them. All developments near roads should have this type of separation between the units and roadway.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I appreciate other peoples laundry personally…

Anonymous
8 days ago

They should add plants along this structure so when you’re driving it feels like you’re in an urban jungle.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Think out of the box Miami 📦 ➡️ this is a great start. Plants up the structure would help warm up this modern but cold design. Stone and limestone could help too but probably would be more expensive.

glass window are expensive..ask melo
5 days ago

i doubt the finished product will have windows this large….more uzbekistan stylings with the constant serenade of I-95 and the off ramp smog….

Anonymous
8 days ago

Great addition to the area…another catalyst for foot traffic

Drac
8 days ago

Miami needs two Resort Casinos. One in the Design District, Wynwood, Edgewater, and Downtown area.. and one in the Dadeland South mall area.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Last thing it ever needs. Hard rock is the perfect distance for a gambling industry.

Drac
7 days ago

For you it is… but I’m talking about here in Miami.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I am in Miami. Is Hard Rock too far for you? Most people are fine traveling 20-30 min to a casino.

Barrio Bucks
7 days ago

I think Miami needs luxury boutique condos in Little Havana.

garish gold toilets.
5 days ago

rent by the hour micro-units….