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MiamiCentral Buys Land Where 1000-Foot Supertowers Planned

MiamiCentral Buys Land Where 1000-Foot Supertowers Planned

The developers of MiamiCentral have completed a land deal that will allow two supertowers to be built.

An affiliate of Florida East Coast Industries just closed on land that lies between MiamiCentral and the Dade County Courthouse that is currently a small park, according to The Real Deal. FECI paid $14 million to the city, and is also helping to build a fire station at 435 Northwest 1st Court by donating $500,000 and deeding over the land.

In 2015, the developer obtained FAA approval to construct multiple towers on the site, up to a height of 991 feet above ground, or 1,000 feet above sea level. The developer obtained an extension from the FAA in August 2017, which lasts until February 2019.

According to platting documents filed with the county, one of the supertowers will have 750 hotel rooms and 50,000 square feet of retail space.

The second supertower will have 800,000 square feet of office space and an additional 50,000 square feet of retail, the platting documents state.

 

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Miami\'s en fuego
Miami\'s en fuego

This entire area is going through an exciting and much needed transformation right before our eyes – can’t wait to see what it will all look like in a couple of years very exciting!!

William
William

This is a good deal for FEC.. decent deal for the city. The traffic pattern is going to shift dramatically> I hope someone did the analysis before the swap.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why not build the new courthouse in the office building. That 500,000 square feet should do the trick. Plus it might be possible to connect it to Miami Central affording anyone doing business with the courts– like jurors– to take the train or Metrorail.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The courthouses are already just across the street to the east and West side anyway.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can’t have any parks in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

hope they save those trees

Anonymous
Anonymous

Trees relocating to museum park.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Finally some shade?

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Trees relocating to museum park”

Would be ideal for much needed shade there. Hope so.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Or Parcel B.

Parcel B
Parcel B

Parcel B needs trees. Could use 100 trees. And 3 acres of grass and plants.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do you have proof that will happen ?

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

Or completed Baywalks/Riverwalks

Ivan D.
Ivan D.

Bayfront Park is down the street.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Right next to Museum Park.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Maybe to those who live in the burbs and are used to driving everywhere. This is a 15 minute walk at best from Bayfront Park to Museum Park.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“15 minute walk…” oh, the horror!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Can’t have any parks in Miami” huh?.. you’re kidding right? Miami has hundreds of parks that hardly anyone even goes to.

Miami needs more parks
Miami needs more parks

Miami has less park space per capita than 49 other cities Miami’s size. Pathetic.

Parks? Not for long.
Parks? Not for long.

City officials hate parks and they hate trees.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Downtown expected to double in size and population, but I hope each neighborhood maintains its identity.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Except Overton. That hood can die in a fire.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you would’ve been raised there, you probably wouldn’t have turned out to be the girlyman you are.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Plenty of fruitcakes and dysfunctional individuals have come from overtown. But of course bleeding heart liberal you will say something homophobic because your butthurt about the overtown comment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not one, but two super towers by MWC and Miami Central. Nice infill to that gap there and will be seen from the highway too. Exciting.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes… and I do think the city would look more dynamic with some towers in the 30, 40, and 50 story range on the other side of I-95.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Parks in Miami don’t resemble any other parks…here they want you to pay $150 and bring 100,000 friends and listen to 12 hours of blaring microphones

Anonymous
Anonymous

Start Construction already!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m one of the few ppl in Miami that actually does visit a park about once every week at least. And even I will admit, they really aren’t that used. Mainly people use them to walk their dogs and let them shit all over everything (including the concrete sidewalks). And do the owners pick up after those? Heck no! Very soon these under utilized parks are even more so. This particular park is not large enough to really be useful anyway. I’m wondering how many of you have even visited it. I last passed by it on my bike Sunday around 5pm, there was not one sole on the bench. And if there were I probably would have expected it to be a homeless person considering that exact area of town (and prob will remain that way unless some nice apartments are built in the area, which won’t happen if ppl whining about losing parks get their way).

You people need to stop thinking emotionally and start thinking logically.

BDub
BDub

Margaret Pace Park is a good example of one that is well used. A lot of that is because there are things to do when you get there – tennis, volleyball, kid’s playground, outdoor gym, basketball, barbecues, and a dog park – as well shade and open areas.
Adding such facilities to underutilized parks could help, and the cost would be reasonable.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Did I read office super towers?????? 😀

Parks should be respected
Parks should be respected

It is never a good idea to sell or give away public park land.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Some people in Miami once read a report written by a magazine that write about parks. Yes, I’ve seen that same report. This magazine, about parks, wrote that Miami is missing park space when it comes to a certain percentage of people. This magazine about park is viewed by some in Miami to be telling the “Parks Gospel Truth.” It doesn’t matter that this magazine doesn’t take a lot factors into consideration. It compares Miami with other cities that have no coast like Miami. You see, that’s like saying a place like “Kansas City, Mo, is suffering from a lack of beaches like coastal states have. What? Now Kansas City can say “but we have more city parks than a coastal city like Miami and we’re doing quite well.” Miami will then say “we don’t need big parks everywhere because we have miles of beaches to go to.” Right! That’s one big reason why there are so many parks in Miami that are very underutilized. They’re just not that necessary. When people come on this site and state the fact that most of the parks they see in Miami are barely visited by the public and see no crucial need… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

All these people coming on this site and boo hooing about parks, I bet haven’t been to one in over ten years.

David
David

The city won’t save the few parks that we have.
What a disgrace! Try doing something like that in Portland or Vancouver – you would have hundreds of protestors in the streets.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Its a park that nobody uses other than homeless people. It wont be missed trust me.

Anonymous
Anonymous

But what about the people that will be living here when the apartments open?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well that’ll show you that these people are more interested in a place to live in than a park.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They can take a short walk to Bayfront Park.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s only a sliver of land.

Common Sense Posting
Common Sense Posting

Okay and you don’t find too many parks in Downtown Chicago or Manhattan. What’s your point?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Have you ever been to either of these places?

Anonymous
Anonymous

“New York City has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities across the five boroughs.”

“Within the Chicago city limits, there are more than 7,600 acres of parkland split up into 570 individual parks. And you might be surprised at what some of them have to offer. Here’s a sample of 10 of the city’s great parks.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Actually that’s not true. Miami has the fewest amount of park land per capita of the largest cities in the U.S. Even these small pocket parks must be protected to maintain quality of life. Every other “world class” city gets that.

We need more parks.
We need more parks.

Miami is park space deficient.

marc
marc

Umm there’s plenty of neighborhood parks within Manhattan. There may be no one using these only because there’s barely anyone living there right now. Add some residential and these pocket parks become a plus for the residents.

David
David

Manhattan has One of the biggest parks – Central Park. Miami’s ‘Central Park’ was supposed to be the waterfront from Miami River to 395. Then the built Bayside, AA Arena, Museums, etc. Even Parcel B Belinda AA Arena is un for grabs. Al parks- no matter how small – should be protected.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Although I agree with the Miami Urban Core redevelopment and there is a big and beautiful park just a block away from this site, I strongly believe Developers should be forced to dedicate a portion of the land to build a public space, even if it is on top of a parking garage.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do you people realize that is one of smallest cities in land area in the United States of America at only thirty five(35) square miles? Do some of you people realize how big the square mileage of NYC and Chicago is? And believe me, there a lot of parks in Miami that hardly any people go to. Do you people also realize that MiamiDade County also contains some of the 1.5 million square miles Everglades National Park, the 3rd largest national park in the United states?

People who come on here and say there are very little parks in Miami don’t know what they’re talking about.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Everglades and a usable park in the CBD are totally comparable. Case closed. Thanks!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Take a look at some of the aerial photos of Miami, you’ll shutup then about there not being enough parks in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s about park acreage per capita. Miami’s land area is tiny in comparison to Chicago and New York but so is it’s population. Far less land but also MUCH smaller population in the city.

aceraroja
aceraroja

I understand the gripe about park space per capita, but is that really the issue? Or is it that the parks we do have are vast expanses of sunblasted grass bordered, usually, by multilane highways with nothing to activate them? And the few decent parks we do have, like (parts of) Bayfront, are closed half the year for the city to rent them out to music festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of crackheads. We DO need parks, but the sheer acreage alone isn’t the only or even most important metric. It’s usability and attractiveness. “Nobody uses parks” — that’s like saying we don’t need bike lanes because “nobody” (aside from me and a few other psychos) would be reckless enough to attempt to ride their bikes on our Mad-Maxesque streetscape. Empty parks just mean our parks suck, not that Miami is the only city on earth where people randomly just don’t like parks.

Duh.

We need more parks now
We need more parks now

OK. You hate parks and green space.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Chicago and Manhattan have parks everywhere, far more than Miami, and they also have much higher density or more and bigger buildings. It’s not one or the other. Miami needs both.

AndrewN2
AndrewN2

I lived in Chicago. Besides the pockets parks scattered in downtown, there are three very large parks that serve downtown and the immediate surrounding areas; Grant Park (319 acres), Millennium Park (24 Acres), and Lincoln Park (1028 acres).

Disappointed
Disappointed

Miami bureaucrats hate parks. Elected officials hate parks too.

Anonymous
Anonymous

But they actually use the parks. We don’t. Maybe if they were more attractive, safe and had interesting art exibits attendance would increase. Another factor to consider is the weather, especially during the summer months.

Jesus
Jesus

Excellent. Gotham City will be right here in Miami! haha

Anonymous
Anonymous

Gotham is dark and grim looking. Miami is bright and sunny.

Parcel B is downtown
Parcel B is downtown

Just wait. Elected officials act like they want to cover every blade of grass in concrete. Look at waterfront Parcel B? Covered in asphalt. Why?