Okan Tower Continues To Move Forward, Developer Releases New Renderings

Okan Tower remains on track to begin construction, the developers said yesterday.

In a statement released to The Next Miami, Okan Development said that progress was being made.

“Our project is alive and well. All necessary permits to date have been filed and the delivery timeline has not altered. The permit process is in progress,” said Kasim Badak, CEO of Okan Development.

Two never-before-published renderings of the amenities and common areas planned at Okan Tower were also released by the developer yesterday.

City records show that contractors were working on a tree permit with Miami’s Building Department this week, and were also working on a construction permit through the fall of 2019. Both permits list Suffolk Construction as the contractor.

The developer also secured utilities rights and FAA height approval in the past few months.

Okan would be Miami’s tallest tower at at 902 feet.

 

The newly released renderings:

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Anonymous

i won’t believe it until vertical construction actually begins. Until then all talk and no action.

Anonymous

I bet that’s what you said about the Aston Martin building?

Anonymous

Aston Martin sits in the best piece of real estate of the city, and developers paid over 100 million dollars for the lot…. Okan location is nowhere near! And they probably paid under 30 million for the land, do you see the difference now?

Anonymous

You honestly think its the best piece of land in the city? It will be a nightmare to get in and out of there wants its done! Unfortunately,I’m very disappointed that they choose to build this building here. It’s going to hurt AM sales overall. They could of gotten a higher price per sqft in different location.

Anonymous

It’s far better than the Okan site.

Anonymous

AGREED

Anonymous

They haven’t resubmitted their permit to the city in 5 months.

If they were ready, they would reply to zoning and public works comments ASAP.

Renata Garcia

Someone in this board just said Melo owns the lot east to Okan!!! Can you confirm??!!! if true, then bey bye!!

Anonymous

How will that matter? This area will be a concrete jungle by the 2030s. The Melo buildings will be just one of many skyscrapers surrounding Okan. That is the obvious future of building in Downtown. What did you expect? That it would stay empty? Come on now.

Anonymous

Ohhhh it most definitely matter when you are selling at 1000 dollars SQF and both of your main views are blocked!!

Joel

This is a downtown area. If you want water views, pay twice as much and get on Miami Beach. People buying in the city like looking at other buildings. That’s what is attractive about the views. #glasshalffull

Anonymous

Jesus Christ, check the County Property Appraiser website. Y’all are so lazy on this site, I swear.

Anonymous

I agree with you, I would love for this building to happen, but…

Anonymous

Did anyone see the fine print ?? ** In association with M. Mana ** LMAO !!!!

Anonymous

A see a lot of Marble finishes.

Elena Ramirez

Are you telling me that after 2 years in the making they haven’t even gotten the permit to remove the trees………………….
when i see them breaking ground I’ll believe it. This project looks too good for this site!.

Raul Martinez

Does anyone knows who owns the lot right in front of Okan, facing east!? because if they build something high there Okan will have its views to the east blocked, and we know its views to the south are fully blocked by Downtown 5th up to floor 50 at least.

Anonymous

the bottom floors are a hotel so who gives a FLYING FK. the residential views will not be blocked, unless the federal prison wants to demolish and build a 1000 ft tower to house inmates. the the north construction is already wrapping up on buildings no higher than 500ft

Anonymous

Hmmmmm… that anonymous person above you might get mad about your reply but it does make sense to me.

Anonymous

Melo

Anonymous

Melo does indeed own that lot.

Raul Martinez

You mean to tell me that “MELO”, the “MELO” owns the lot east to Okan!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha
Okan is F@ked big Time then!!!!!!! By the time Okan break ground Melo will have finished Downtown 5th, and will probably be 70% completed on whatever tower they decide to do on that lot east to Okan!!! I see their sales take a HUGE hit, when both their down views and most importantly their “EAST” views will be blocked by the fastest developer in the city…….

Anonymous

Were you born yesterday? We’ve been saying Melo’s s**t boxes will spoil the grace of this tower and the historic church ever since announced.

Anonymous

Melo

Anonymous

Doubt it will happen, particularly now that 2 Melo towers will be 60 feet away from their windows …with all the South view blocked

Anonymous

so the developers of okan tower did n’t know that melo was going to build 2 towers next to them and now want to cancel their project?

EJS

Build, build, build!

Anonymous

It would be wise to get this started at the same time Melo is building downtown 5th.

Anonymous

Renderings are underwhelming.

Anonymous

Beautiful Lobby.

Anonymous

Melos tower will be topped off by the time this starts.

Anonymous

Love this tower

Anonymous

The architect designed a project that is for other location. Really bad design for that property and also a bad economic decision for the developer.

Anonymous

This design will enhance the area. It’s beautifully designed.

Anonymous

Melo is under construction…no one in their right mind will buy a unit facing this

https://www.thenextmiami.com/downtown-5th-breaks-ground-melo-groups-biggest-project-ever-with-twin-53-story-towers/

all the units in Okan facing South will have the Melo bldg. 60 ft away.

guru

Im afraid Okan is never going up now or its delayed by 10 years, china is f’d and so is then the rest of emerging markets, Turkey, Brasil etc. This whole new downtown dream might be delayed by 10 years now, but eventually its hopefully coming. If we get Luma up thats a huge win now.

James Gomez

The developer is an enthusiastic guy yet who doesn’t know the market. I believe if he had power, he would have started 2 years ago as they announced at the beginning. So no money, no start up…

POLO

So what is it, is it on hold, or is it going forward?

Anonymous

It depends on what day of the week you ask!

Anonymous

BULLSHIT

guru

Corona v irus is putting real estate on hold worldwide and to Miami as well, just look at how many units are pending and sold last few weeks almost zero. Foreign buyers are missing in action and in wait and see mode. unfortunately emerging places like turkey and latam that sell a lot into china are possibly going to get hit the worse with this. Fingers crossed for Okan, great tower, but some of these buildings will be on hold no doubt about it.

Brickell90

Yup, smart buyers in the market should wait it out as well. Deals are coming when foreigners start liquidating their us assets, forget about them being a source of buying if this does not clear up soon.

guru

“China Says Nearly 2,000 Doctors & Nurses Infected As Shortages Of Medical Supplies Persist” Does that sound like its clearing up? This is potentially worse than financial crisis which may or may not come, this is real and right now.

Brickell90

Cruises are getting cancelled worldwide, not many people flying, with lufthansa cancelling china flights until end of march with others to follow. But Chinese can still buy that brickell condo online 🙂

guru

The Chinese aren’t buying in Miami in the first place, there is no chinatown and almost no Asians, its not their kind of a place to buy, the weather is not enough, plus Asians don’t like the sun that much, they don’t tan, for them a tanned person is someone working in a field all day, a peasant basically, true look it up.

Brickell90

Ok true, they settle in similar climate as back home mostly, toronto, vancouver, san fran, nyc… the point was that if china is screwed so are commodity exporting countries which feed them, almost all of latam… they will be selling on brickell not buying next year if this is still going on

Santana

Dude seriously who cares about what Chinese are doing… If this is not solved cruises and disney are screwed,really bad for entire state,nobody local is buying in that scenario

guru

Okan is a Turkish guy if China goes so does he, how hard is that to see? I do hope it gets build however, this and Luma two best buildings in Miami ever!

Anonymous

Asians don’t like sun? That seems like a gross generalization… Also, there is an unofficial Chinatown on 163rd St in like North Miami Beach/Miami Gardens area.

Anonymous

Actually not all Asians. Just mostly Chinese. But who cares, We all need to stop whining and make Miami a better place to live inn. Miami has changed over the last 10 years. Lets continue to grow as a community by making positive changes. Ask yourself what part do I play an making Miami a better city that people would like to live inn? Stop whining and do something about it!

Anonymous

You are 100% correct Guru, being half Asian myself I can tell you that my family does not go out and tan, being dark definitely means you are part of the lower class. One of the reasons why Miami will never have a big Asian community.

Anonymous

The Turks love stolen marble

Anonymous

why are people disliking this person comment, everyone wants to be woke but only with what the mainstream tells you do be woke about. Turks also enslaved both africans and europeans as well. and subjugated the arabs and Armenians.

Anonymous

So what does that have to do with this project?

Anonymous

id like to know who the scumbag broker or realtor who stated the project was halted!
que CHUSMA!

Anonymous

A One Sotheby’s broker said it was not going to get started now and maybe never.

Anonymous

Sure, Jan.

Laz

How many times are people going to post i dont believe it? Who cares what you believes, if it happens or not doesnt enrich your life you probably wont live there anyway.

Anonymous

Tell em again Laz….

Anonymous

Many don’t even in live Miami

Anonymous

But they wished they lived in Miami.

Anonymous

Yeah, it’s bizarre, really.