Miami Innovation Tower Could Be Break Ground In Less Than A Year

Construction on the Miami Innovation Tower could be underway by this time next year.

Developer Michael Simkins told a local news outlet that he intends to break ground on the project by May of 2016. Construction on an office building would begin 18 months later, while an apartment project would break ground a year after that.

The Innovation Tower is a key component of the Miami Innovation District, which aims to attract tech companies to a nearly 10-acre area of Park West. Simkins told Local10 that the district ‘as we currently have it, would not work’ without the Innovation Tower.

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, whose daughter is running for Dade County mayor, opposes the exterior advertising on the project. He has said that he will introduce legislation next month to block the illuminated mesh skin of the tower.