Midtown Miami Could Get Its Tallest Tower Ever, At The Neighborhood’s ‘Gateway’ Property

An unusually tall tower appears to be in the works for Midtown Miami.

The City of Miami’s Planning, Zoning, & Appeals Board is set to consider a proposed height increase to allow for the new tower. A meeting is scheduled for October 6.

Under the proposal, a tower as tall as 48 stories would be permitted at a Midtown Miami property known as Gateway 1.

The property is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Northeast 36 Street and Northeast 2 Avenue. It is the only remaining undeveloped Gateway property in the Midtown Miami Special District.

Current zoning rules restrict the height for all of Midtown to 33 stories or 350 feet, under special regulations for the neighborhood.

If approved, the Gateway 1 would be permitted to go up to the maximum allowed under the Miami 21 zoning for the property, instead of being restricted by its Midtown Miami Special District designation. The Miami 21 zoning is T6-24A-O (maximum 48 stories).

Board members are being told to consider that there are properties directly across the street to the east of Midtown with zoning allowing 60-story towers.

It isn’t clear which developer is behind the changes.

Midtown Opportunities is the owner, however they have historically sold properties off to developers rather then build themselves.

 

The original vision for the neighborhood showed a low-rise structure on the Gateway 1 site:

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Would be awesome if after this land is sold and the larger piece on Miami Ave and 29th is sold they decide to make a park out of the green space in the middle, its much used and loved by the Midtown area. Doubtful, but one can wish!

anon anonymous
1 month ago

i always think of what an asset that could be if at least part of that property was converted to a public square

Azarius
1 month ago

Public square I like the whole thing a part no

Anonymous
1 month ago

That land is owned by a private entity and they’re in the business to make money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Doesn’t need to be all or nothing. E.g., if they can do 300 units at 20 stories across the whole parcel, let them do 350 units at 40 stories on half, with some of the extra unit costs going to amenitizing a public space on the other half.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If I were 7’4″ I might be playing in the NBA.

Again, “that land is owned by a private entity and they’re in the business to make money.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you ma’am, so many stupid comments on here obviously people that have never run a business

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ You got it Misses Uh, whatever your name is. That piece of property is not owned by the city, so if somebody wants to see a park or whatever public space there, then the city would have to buy the land with taxpayers money and then we would have to wait for it to go through a long drawn out process before they come up with some kind of idea on what to do with it and then present it to the people for probably a vote.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A simple update to the Midtown Special Area Plan requiring some green space on that lot would do the trick. Not an uncommon practice in cities across the world

anon anonymous
1 month ago

obvious. midtown owns it and by being creative they can do both while raising price of adjoining properties

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yup, build a tower on the north half and make the south half an urban square with some amenities- dog park, performance space, picnic benches perhaps.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agreed. What are they planning there? I remember they wanted to build a Walmart there about a decade ago and it didn’t go through.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ok but is the city willing to extend reliable and connected transit to Midtown? We need Metrorail pushed northeast with the growing development as well.

Azarius
1 month ago

Exactly ppl don’t want to Uber and walk every where. I’d still own and drive me car. Miami isn’t there as wil not even be close for another 10 years

Anonymous
1 month ago

Try another century

Anonymous
1 month ago

A Coastal Link stop makes too much sense.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look at that original pic of Midtown rendering..just everything from Edgewater to Downtown has dramatically changed..that’s amazing

Anonymous
1 month ago

Height isn’t everything. Scale is important. Tread carefully and think this through.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Scale isn’t everything. Height is important. Don’t overthink this and just approve it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Human scale is a hugely important factor in the way we design our cities. Why do you think people love cities like Paris, Barcelona, and Rome while having almost no sky scrapers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And why do you think people love cities with skyscrapers like New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Toronto to name a few? Because to them, human scale is a made up concept.

Anonymous
1 month ago

36th St and Biscayne Blvd is a nightmare now. What do you think it will be like if this building and its required parking garage is built?

anon anonymous
1 month ago

excellent point lets stop all development near that intersection until traffic is reconfigured

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should seek a reduction in required parking. Or reduce the minimum and maximum required parking if the zoning will be modified anyway. More cars = more traffic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^then they will lose potential residents.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Reduce parking and all you do is create more traffic for residents searching for street parking or nearby parking.

Come back to reality. I used to live in Flagler First and always had to hunt for parking on neighboring streets.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It couldn’t be worse than when Walmart was proposed. Midtown really dodged a bullet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Explain?

Anonymous
1 month ago

it would of gutted the retail in the area, even target might of went out of business. Before I moved to midtown I donated for lawyer fees to block it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So you’re part of the problem. Very good.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Uber, Metromover

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

I see zero renderings

Azarius
1 month ago

I think we really need some height west of Biscayne Boulevard so everything ties in as well I would love more height in this area

Anonymous
1 month ago

my balls,your height….

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should do the same for the property at N Miami and NE 29th, it’s large enough for 2 towers at least.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think the land owner should be penalized with only partial use of the land, havingto make a square in the part that he could not build, becouse there is already a huge square in front, which is widely used by the residents of the buildings around it.

Praise Melo
1 month ago

KNew it, saw the soil testers two months ago

Anonymous
1 month ago

Make it 80 stories

Anonymous
1 month ago

Directly under the flight path to MIA. Doubt the height will get approved from the FAA

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build higher

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build build build! Too many holes in our skyline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Such a shame. The Midtown area could have been a designated zone for more robust economic activity like light manufacturing instead of silly art/design. Oh well.