Miami Wave Will Hold A Public Meeting To Discuss $400M Observation Wheel & Hotel In Downtown Miami

A meeting is scheduled this week where plans to build a $400 million hotel and observation wheel called the Miami Wave will be presented to the public.

Miami Wave is being proposed to fill the FEC slip in downtown Miami, using a design patented by Miami resident Haskel Mayer, who is pushing the proposal.

Mayer’s MiamiEye Development LLC has hired a lobbyist to advocate for the plan.

If built, an observation wheel would rise 550 feet, with a hotel at the base.

Mayer presented his proposal to the board of a neighborhood association called the Miami Downtown Neighbors Alliance this week. The same association will hold a public meeting on the proposal tomorrow.

Miami Wave is “believed to pass with simple commission majority votes [in] early 2020 since its not on public land but rather suspended in the waters and will not adversely impact the marine ecosystem and is engineered to anticipate rise in sea levels,” the association wrote in a Facebook post.

Mayer will also be creating space for a Cuban exile museum and the African American heritage museum as part of the plan, the association added.

The FEC slip is nine acres, and has been used to dock boats since the 1890s.

 

 

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Anonymous
9 months ago

no no no no no no no no no no no no

POLO
9 months ago

IT WILL BE “ICONIC”. NOW WE WILL HAVE 3 FERRIS WHEELS WITHIN ONE CITY BLOCK!

Jason
9 months ago

Actually, aside from Zaha Hadid’s adjacent high-rise, this appears to be a potentially a spectacular architectural and engineering project. Never liked the idea of the carnival like 170 foot tall Ferris wheel being proposed at bayfront park. If true, the observation tower in this building would be amazing and hopefully open to the public since all other waterfront and skyline views have been stolen by greedy developers.

Lisa
9 months ago

I like it. It’s architecturally interesting and beautiful. The other Ferris wheels are probably not going to get built anyway

Anonymous
9 months ago

The other skyline views have been stolen by greedy developers? What are you saying? You mean, the developers who paid millions for actual development land? This amusement ride development is the one that is greedy, looking for free land and blocking view corridors.

Anonymous
9 months ago

But…but…. what about the already pronounced “Iconic” mini wheel being built ?!! This will give it an inferiority complex… more than it already has. 😉 LMAO

Marsha
9 months ago

Haha, true on the “inferiority complex” of the smaller wheel at Bayfront. This actually looks interesting and pretty clever. How does the wheel spin within the building? Must be some serious engineering to make this happen. I kind of like it. As long as it is not lit up like a Christmas tree, could be iconic and world-class.

Anonymous
9 months ago

This is absurd. Go home Haskel Mayer, you are drunk!

Anonymous
9 months ago

You must be a ton of fun.

Phillip
9 months ago

A drunk? Looks like a genius to me. Not sure I want this built, but you have to admit, this guy has a impressive vision to come up with a project like this.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Waste of Money!

Anonymous
9 months ago

I’m excited to learn how building a hotel on a platform over the FEC slip will not affect coral and other marine life that live in the slip that require sunlight. Perhaps it will be built entirely translucent?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Lol, right? The article says “fill in the FEC slip” then quotes their Facebook post saying it’ll be “suspended?” Either way, good luck getting DERM to sign off on it.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Don’t know how Haskell managed it but he claims he got green light already from DERM & Army Corps of Engineers on this. HOW????

Anonymous
9 months ago

At the meeting tonight he said he was working on a patent that allows light through to allow the corals to live, but would not tell anyone the details, along with his five other secretive aspects, haha! This project is a joke. Wasting everyone’s time.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Thank you for attending and relaying the info. It IS a joke. Sorry you had to waste your time but hope you had a good laugh!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Mayer will also be creating space for a Cuban exile museum and the African American heritage museum as part of the plan, the association added. *** Nice pander job !!!!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

MAYER ES UN COME PINGA!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Courtesy of Carollo and Overtown poverty pimps for “muh legacy” pet projects.

Anonymous
9 months ago

I don’t understand why they don’t want to build a Cuban exile museum in little Havana and a African American heritage museum in overtown… 1) it would help cement the names of those neighborhoods as the demographics are changing and 2) it would help tourists to actually venture around the city instead of just seeing south beach, Brickell, downtown and Wynwood

Anonymous
9 months ago

totally agree

Anonymous
9 months ago

TNM acts as a great forum for public comment, unfortunately, more is needed to show senseless developers like this one, that our public parks and waterfront is not for sale! I hope people show up to this event tomorrow to voice concerns.

Anonymous
9 months ago

except the current “Braintrust” has them FOR SALE !!!!

Lina J.
9 months ago

What public parks? Have you been out there? The whole site is a dump and has been that way for nearly 50 years. If they do this, they need to have And allow access to the public to many of the common areas of the project. This could be an amazing way to revitalize that entire area along the waterfront.

Oscar
9 months ago

Yeah, Museum Park is a “dump.” It’s well known that it hasn’t changed in 50 years. Can totally tell you hang out there all the time.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Hi Lina, what are you saying? A dump? Museum Park is one of the nicest parks in the city, and who exactly is blocking public access?

Anonymous
9 months ago

It is important to understand that developers do not think like you do.
A developer walks around that FEC Slip and sees a problem. This is great land, that no one is using. These sidewalks are empty. The Museums are great to the north, the arena is great to the south, but there is gap with nothing to do.
A developer thinks, what can we do to attract people to this area….then the lightbulb goes off.
An attraction would be great. Thousands of people per day would be right here, enjoying the waterfront, and activating the area instead of 14 bums sleeping up against the arena parking structure.
Then the developer takes action.

Anonymous
9 months ago

You sound like the developer… haha

Anonymous
9 months ago

A smart developer comes up with an idea that blends with the surrounding and doesn’t ruin investments around it. A so-called developer with no brain says “free land, let’s build anything”. Anyone can have such simplistic thoughts but a real developer thinks outside the box. This developer seems to be the box!

Anonymous
9 months ago

For the love of God ! NO! Please don’t put this monstrosity in front of Marina Blue !!!!!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

??????????????

Reality
9 months ago

I mean, Downtown will already have the ferris wheel at Bayside. Why does it need another one? Obviously, the second ferris wheel, for Miami, should go to Brickell. No, wait – Wynwood! No, wait – Flagami.

Problem solved.

And give me more CLIMATE RIBBON!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Is that a waver or a gigantic can opener?

Anonymous
9 months ago

I just threw up a little in my mouth

Anonymous
9 months ago

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Anonymous
9 months ago

Geezzz… don’t you think we’ll get the point with just one or two of these things?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Why can’t we just do what every other city does with their old piers? Don’t fill it in, let’s see if we can’t get an aircraft carrier or a destroyer set up as a museum ship in Miami. That’s something people would actually be excited to go to, especially when it’s so close to Museum Park

Anonymous
9 months ago

That would make too much sense for it to happen

Anonymous
9 months ago

BIG NO TO THIS

Anonymous
9 months ago

What’s the point of this ugly building? what’s the point of its location!?!? Is this a joke?

Anonymous
9 months ago

The anxiety it’s causing is no joke and no laughing matter. Please make it go away.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Those Marina Blue views…. ?

Anonymous
9 months ago

?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Way to treat all the investors that brought money to downtown Miami! This is terrible for the real estate market because it will tell anyone that no matter where you buy, the city will f*ck you up with complete disregard and disrespect.

Anonymous
9 months ago

They don’t care about people that invested in Miami but they are short sighted and don’t realize that no sane investor would want to invest in Miami again with such disrespect toward them from the city

Anonymous
9 months ago

Wow what a joke….it’s like the Seminole tribe and a traveling carny had a drunken bastard child and abandoned it in downtown Miami ?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Leave the FCP Slip alone!! So this was the plan all along huh. Shame on you!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

The FEC Slip fixation on filling In or building a monster on stilts above It or whatever the next arrogant unappreciative over commercialized person comes up with next is just a waste of our tax payers’ money and time ( ie: hiring city engineers to explore validity hiring lawyers to protect the Slip setting up yet another info meeting that we must all attend to yet again voice our demands to deny development in the Slip…). Get the message already. No one wants this. Stop trying. Waste of money and time. Give it up!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Waste of time, you know that unfortunately, this ain’t happening.

Anonymous
9 months ago

who the F rides ferris wheels anymore? Now we need two within a block? Nay.

Anonymous
9 months ago

3…there will be one on top of SkyRise also! SMH

Anonymous
9 months ago

THIS MAKES NO SENSE! HORRIBLE FROM DOWNTOWN!!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

No one…NO ONE…wants this!! really, NO ONE!

Anonymous
9 months ago

EXACTLY!! Not one person likes it. People actually laugh when looking at it and cannot believe it’s even gotten to this point. SO RIDICULOUS

Anonymous
9 months ago

Miami city officials are so desperate and willing to give it all away! If something has any historical significance they are determined to eliminate it. Meanwhile homeless shit all over the sidewalks. God forbid they do something useful.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Perfectly put.

Anonymous
9 months ago

This is wrong for so many reasons.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Now this is a real observation wheel! Unlike the carnival ride they are trying to make happen in Bayside. This must go through.

John Johnson
9 months ago

Why the f**k would they build a hotel on that boat slip? Can someone explain how that is even an option? Suspended above the water? Is this Atlantic City?

Anonymous
9 months ago

I suspect quo’s pro quo with this idiotic concept.

Anonymous
9 months ago

*quid pro quo

Anonymous
9 months ago

So yesterday everyone was against it and now suddenly there are a ton of positive comments minutes from each other… we all know these are all from the same person but can we start guessing who that might be 😉

Anonymous
9 months ago

Francis Suarez!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

I was thinking the same thing. These comments are so fake

Anonymous
9 months ago

And desperate

Anonymous
9 months ago

So obvious fake positive comments.

Anonymous
9 months ago

These “positive” comments are pathetically fake. Are they really so desperate to pay some undergrad kids to write this nonsense?

Anonymous
9 months ago

We must protect the property rights and views of the residents of the many Biscayne boulevard towers. Miami’s economy is based on Real Estate, and showing that we will uphold zoning maps and keep view corridors open when people invest millions, or even billions, is an important measure to sustain new development.

Anonymous
9 months ago

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH MIAMI??? WHY DO WE KEEP GETTING THESE PROPOSALS TO BUILD UGLY THINGS????

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

UGLY AND NONSENSE

Anonymous
9 months ago

We need quality buildings and offices downtown, the SkyRise will be iconic enough, we don’t need 2 or 3 actually.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Ferris Wheels are going to save the city but meanwhile, a simple extension of Metromover to Miami Beach… naaahhhh!!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

This is the type of building you get when a structural Engineer tries to be an Architect!

Anonymous
9 months ago

And works at McDonalds to pay rent

Anonymous
9 months ago

Thanks for making me laugh! And so true!!