Miami Planners Approve 37-Story Hotel & Residential Tower Called The District

City of Miami planners have granted approval for a 37-story tower called The District, proposed by the Related Group.

Approval for several waivers needed to build the tower was granted on April 9.

A construction permit has not yet been filed for, city records show.

The District will include 343 units to be used as either hotel or residential units.

Unit sizes will range from 446 square feet to 874 square feet, with each unit having a kitchen.

Amenities will include a gym, basketball court, racquetball court, pool, spa, BBQ area, and a lounge with a cafe.

At the ground floor will be retail, lobby, and a mail room.

The proposed 394-foot tower had a hearing before Miami’s Urban Development Review Board in October 2020.

Sieger Suarez is the architect.

Related recently said that it plans to break ground on 6,700 units this year alone, valued at $2 billion.

 

 

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Anonymous
10 days ago

I love it! A little concerned though that there is no dedicated space at the curb for Uber/Lyft, and Food delivery drivers to park. They will ultimately end up blocking one of those two southbound lanes on N Miami Ave. The future of downtown definitely is more towers like this, so figuring out where to dedicate short-term loading zones is going to be key.

Anonymous
10 days ago

There’s the Metrorail, Metromover, Brighitline, and buses in the area. I’m not concerned about making it anymore convenient for the people who’ll live in this building to get around or go and get something to eat.

Anonymous
10 days ago

It’s not just about convenience, it’s about making sure traffic doesn’t get backed up

Anonymous
10 days ago

I think your concerns about traffic getting backed up because of this project is unwarranted because the area has much to offer.

Anonymous
10 days ago

“it’s about making sure traffic doesn’t get backed up”

Traffic get jacked up all over this city everyday. Are you making sure that doesn’t happen also or are you just worried about traffic around this proposed building?

Anonymous
10 days ago

In what fantasy world do you live in that people will actually use the Metrorail?

Anonymous
10 days ago

A stupid question like this is indicative of the person who asked it.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Hopefully this motivates Mana to build his properties along flagler and for Melo to go along with their nice high rise on SW 1st. Not really sure whether that project on the big property adjacent to the bank of america tower to the east will ever be built but we’ll see.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Hopefully this motivates Mana to build his properties along flagler and for Melo to go along with their nice high rise on SW 1st. Not really sure whether that project on the big property adjacent to the bank of america tower to the east will ever be built but we’ll see.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Motivate me?.. lol….

– Mana

Johnny
10 days ago

I agree. It would make sense to have a dedicated valet area within the property line at the base of the building.

Related’s Hyde Midtown building suffers from a similar problem. The valet/drop-off/pick-up area is on a single-lane thoroughfare that gets backed up quite often.

I often imagine what that building could be like if there were a drive=in valet area like hotels tend to have that would mitigate these sorts of things. I guess Related can’t be bothered with such foresight at the expense of rentable square feet.

Anonymous
10 days ago

So, a person can only get valeted, dropped off, and picked up right on the street in front of the Hyde Midtown building?

Anonymous
10 days ago

There is actually a loading zone entrance along 3rd street in the plans

Anonymous
9 days ago

yes, for loading trucks, will uber food delivery pull in there? No, it will probably be locked.

Anonymous
9 days ago

“F” uber food delivery service. If anybody is that hungry, they’ll find someway or something to eat.

Anonymous
10 days ago

nicer than most related wavy balcony box

Anonymous
10 days ago

Crazy to build a building facing west with no balconies in Miami….wait and see the electricity bills for your AC!!

Those small units will be small microwaves

Anonymous
9 days ago

If that buildings gets just a quarter of it’s electricity from solar panels, then constructing a westward facing building is one of the most smartest things to do when it’s comes to taking advantage of natural sun power.

Anonymous
10 days ago

good infill for the area. HOtel would bring more foot traffic to that area of downtown

Anonymous
10 days ago

maybe, but would a 600 door or so hotel make sense at this location? not many new hotels being launched these days either.

Anonymous
10 days ago

They have to compete with Melo and others with no balconies and no parking….Difficult rental site.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Who wants a balcony in Melo’s barcode monstrosity overlooking a Federal prison, I-95, and all Mana and MDC’s slum properties?

Anonymous
9 days ago

“Who wants a balcony in Melo’s barcode monstrosity overlooking a Federal prison”

Who?.. anyone that’s not worried about that prison or the area around it because it’s one of the most policed and secure areas in the county. Not only that.. with transit train systems everywhere and a downtown MiamiDade Metro Bus Depot near it, it’s the most transit convenient areas in the county.

I’m sort of old now, but to tell you the truth, I envy the people who’ll be moving in the twin buildings named “Downtown 5th.”

Anonymous
9 days ago

Isn’t this property 1 block.away from.the prison , same distance to I95 and surrounded by the same slums that exist in Downtown?

Anonymous
10 days ago

TNM erases comments they dont like. Censorship.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Simple lines and should age nicely. Great addition to this area of downtown.

Anonymous
10 days ago

We need more residential buildings in that part of Downtown

Anonymous
10 days ago

as opposed to a block away?

Azarius
10 days ago

Nice infill not fancy, just hope it’s affordable to some students at MDC, taken the location of the project.

Azarius
10 days ago

Especially considering the size of the units

Anonymous
10 days ago

Nah, it won’t even be affordable to UM trust fund kids. That’s what the market dictates.

Azarius
9 days ago

And sadly what u are saying is true

Anonymous
10 days ago

It’s not OKAN but it looks nice and should help further develop the area. I’m pleased and it’s a nice change from Related not using Architrashtonica

Anonymous
10 days ago

Get it

Anonymous
10 days ago

Very nice tower. I like the curved glass as opposed to the cliche rectangular boxed building we see so often. Would really like to see a renderring of this tower of the east facing side.

Anonymous
9 days ago

When you do a render this is how you do a render! It looks as if it’s already built, I can already see exactly how it’s going to look among the rest of the skyline.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Building main facade facing fully towards the west…and no balconies to cast shade…it’s gonna be a little hot inside, FPL bill $$$

Anonymous
10 days ago

Living in Miami with no balcony?

Anonymous
9 days ago

“The District will include 343 units to be used as either hotel or residential units”

Do you understand that sentence?

Azarius
9 days ago

Again Miami with no balcony. What hotel guests don’t deserve balconies to enjoy?

Anonymous
9 days ago

Name the hotels in Miami with balconies and I’ll name you just twice that amount without balconies.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Epic, East, Mandarin, Mr C, Viceroy, SLS Brickell, SLS Lux & Four Seasons…all have balconies.

Endless list in South Beach

Anonymous
9 days ago

Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, Day Inn, Sonesto, YVE, Best Western, Euro Star Langford, and La Quinta Inn & Suites to name a few place that don’t have balconies.

Endless all over the county of Dade. It’s not that some tourist who get a room at these hotels “don’t deserve balconies to enjoy,” it’s just that a lot of these hotel buildings are built that way in MiamiDade County and visitors do rent hotel rooms in them.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Who will.rent in Miami a unit with no balcony, particularly if in the area there are tons of units with balconies??

Anonymous
10 days ago

maybe downtown no balcony so you dont smell the homeless

Anonymous
10 days ago

it’s good to see Related build in the interior area of Downtown Miami where is much needed. I’m glad to see that they will be building a lot this year

Anonymous
10 days ago

More of this, less Downtown 5th please!

Anonymous
10 days ago

Great work, happy first day of Ramadan

Anonymous
10 days ago

This place better rent real cheap without balconies….otherwise lotsa vacancies

Azarius
9 days ago

Looks like a office building

Anonymous
10 days ago

A little dated, but it works.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Dated?

Anonymous
10 days ago

Looks like early 80s scarface miami retro.

Anonymous
9 days ago

That era actually produced some of the best looking buildings in Miami. So we proceed.

Realtalk Reilly
9 days ago

No it didn’t. Other than that one Brickell building with the hole through it, which is now an overused cliche and is even incorporated into this BORING building we’re talking about here, the buildings of the 1980s were mostly indistinct boxes. The commenter is correct that this building is reminiscent of those. The era that has produced the best looking buildings in Miami, by far, is the current era. But this one is not one of them.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Tower of babel

Alpina
10 days ago

Looks like every other Sieger Suarez building…Bond, 50 Biscayne, etc

Anonymous
10 days ago

More luxury towers that most median income Miami and can’t afford and makes everything more expensive.

Anonymous
10 days ago

more apartments drive down the price actually

Anonymous
10 days ago

If that worries you, there are a lotta farming towns you can move to.

Anonymous
10 days ago

Another project with the “planners” asleep. do they ever say no? another project with a parking podium housing hundreds of cars. enjoy !

Anonymous
10 days ago

Front of building at street level looks pedestrian friendly- very important in an emerging downtown. Great addition.

Anonymous
10 days ago

No parking at all.

Realtalk Reilly
9 days ago

What do you mean, “no parking at all”? There’s a huge parking garage adjoining the building behind it, to the east.

And yes, the building needs parking, but the problem with the garage as designed is that it doesn’t include any retail space at street level. So the whole block behind that building is going to forever remain just as dead and inactive as it is now, if not more so.

I’m not one of these “mass transit” people who post here — there’s no doubt that residential high-rises need parking garages. However there’s a way to design them so that they don’t leave the building’s surroundings devoid of street life. Every garage should incorporate rentable spaces at ground level.

RIGHT NOW the commercial market may not support it, but when all these buildings fill up with occupants, eventually those spaces will lease. Then you’ll have a livelier atmosphere around the building, AND the rental income will offset the maintenance costs for building residents.

Anonymous
9 days ago

There is no parking in this bldg itself.

Realtalk Reilly
8 days ago

Are you serious? AGAIN, there is an adjoining parking garage right behind it. It is pointless semantics to say it’s not in the building itself, the garage is part of the overall development that’s being built.

Anonymous
10 days ago

“another project with a parking podium housing hundreds of cars”

There’s nothing stopping you from making enough money to get the kind of residential tower you prefer designed and submitted for approval in this city like the Related Group did.

Anonymous
10 days ago

not technically a podium – garage looks to be standalone.

Also, where would you propose the owner’s park their cars? When school’s in session (non-pandemic) not always easy to get parking here. Cheers.

Anonymous
9 days ago

are you always so insufferable?

Anonymous
9 days ago

I think he/she wants to sound smart without actually thinking.