Midtown Land Owner Placing Height Restrictions On Chiquita Apartment Buildings

The owner of the Chiquita property in Midtown Miami is imposing a height limit on the apartment developer buying the land.

Apartment developer AMLI Residential has a contract to purchase the site from Midtown Opportunities. The contract limits the height that AMLI may build up to, Miami Today reported.

Midtown Opportunities owns the land just west of the site and appears intent on preserving view corridors. Rendering’s for AMLI’s project shows taller towers to the west, but nothing has been submitted to the city yet for those sites.

Most of AMLI’s 700-unit apartment complex will rise to a maximum height of eight floors, with a small part of the complex rising to twelve floors.

At a July 15 meeting, members of Miami’s UDRB were critical of the project’s design, which was prepared by Zyscovich Architects. The architect has been working with city staff for nearly eight months, but members criticized the project’s bulkiness and lack of definition.

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

TALLER !!!!!!!

Anonymous
6 years ago

Perhaps the buyer could build bigger units or simply reduce its purchase price?

Anonymous
6 years ago

Hey,how about highrise towers strategically located in spaces in-between the viewing angles of Midtown buildings.There seems to be plenty of space to make it happen.

Danny
6 years ago

Must be competition that it creates as oppose to enhancing the high rise developments. It allows for the 8 stories to cover the parking garage but not the views of the units.

I wonder if they are not be able to sell the land for what it should net for or not having enough funds for development. Or possibly the zoning doesn’t allow much higher.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Zoning does allow for much taller buildings for that area. From the MiamiToday article:

“Attorney Javier F. Aviñó, speaking on behalf of the developers, said the project is “well under the allotted density” and the proposed heights are below what could be built.”

I think this agreement between the buyer and seller regarding height limits will have to be scrapped and we’ll probably be seeing a redesign due to the flak this develper is getting from the UDRB and Bermello.

Danny
6 years ago

Not much taller I suppose. It would be a hard hit on profits from the sale of the land if they allow a high rise.

Anonymous
6 years ago

I don’t know if that would be much of a hindrance concerning building to the alloted height limit because this is an apartment building project.

Anonymous
6 years ago

I think they should be a little taller. However i think they are trying to make sure it blends in with its surroundings.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Just wait till those trains start rolling thru

Danny
6 years ago

Chop choo!!