Okan Tower Developer Is Increasing Hotel, Residential, & Office Space, While Reducing Retail & Restaurant

Okan Tower’s developer has filed with Miami Dade’s Water & Sewer Department to modify what will be included in the development plans.

The addendum was added late last month to a previous utilities agreement that lays out changes to the development program.

According to the newly signed agreement, Okan Tower will include:

  • 305 square feet of retail (previously 2,982 square feet)
  • 67,588 square feet of office (previously 34,191 square feet)
  • 2,690 square feet of coffee shop (previously 8,645 square feet of full service restaurant)
  • 316 hotel rooms  (previously 300 hotel rooms)
  • 399 residential units (previously 370 residential units)
  • 0 square feet of meeting rooms (previously 15,652 square feet)

The new deal supersedes an agreement for utilities with the county executed in September of 2018.

The 70-story Okan is on track to become Miami’s tallest tower upon completion at 890 feet above ground.

A construction permit is pending. Developer Bekir Okan said groundbreaking is expected to take place in January 2020, with completion in four years.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Starting to feel a little more confident of this one being built.

Anonymous
2 years ago

howww? They are modifying floor plans still?? I don’t expect this to break ground in January 2020. Maybe July at earliest.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, at least we’re still hearing something about it.. unlike our yyyyaaaawwwwnnnn!!!… convention center.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seems prudent based on the lack of office and retail/restaurant overkill, but what’s going to fit in 305 sq feet retail? Shoe shining? Why bother…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Flower Shop

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Why bother..?”

Because they know some people on this site will get miffed if they don’t include some retail space.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Melo will have plenty of retail/restaurant space in Downtown5th next door.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Melo retail and restaurant, i.e. CVS or 7-Eleven, and Dunkin’ Donuts or Subway. World class!

Anonymous
2 years ago

what’s wrong with that?? Everyone shops at those stores. Even if you are a billionaire.

Anonymous
2 years ago

hell yea! we need the mix of retail. sometimes you just want a quick bite to go.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Melo will have plenty of retail/restaurant space in Downtown5th next door”

Regardless, Miami World Center will a coupla blocks away.. and lets not forget about crossing Biscayne Blvd and there’s BaySide.

Anonymous
2 years ago

305 Sq feet of retail?

transplant
2 years ago

lol i was wondering the same thing. Anyone know what fits in a space so small? Dry cleaners?

Either way, I like that they are bringing more office. Office and hotel will help to get this under construction. For a nascent neighborhood, plenty of retail at Brightline and Miami World Center, both nearby.

Azarius
2 years ago

It so close to MWC it shouldn’t try to compete with what’s going on in the area. Especially when they are having a hard time feeling up retail under Paramount

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thankyou for saying something that makes sense.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Probably the little bodega in the lobby for residents to buy convenience items.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’d be perfect for a dispensary. By then in four years, should be legal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

RIch people don’t use pansy drugs like pot, unless they’re wearing chains and singing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You’re so mistaken

Anonymous
2 years ago

305 square feet is not enough even for a convenient store. Why even bother to offer retail at this point. I just find it sad that they opted out of putting a nice restaurant it would have been nice in such a nice building. Oh well, at least the outside still looks beautiful.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who cares?.. there are already plenty of places to eat and more on the way.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m most excited about this project. Can’t wait to hear about groundbreaking

Anonymous
2 years ago

305 !!?? It’s an obvious Pitbull reference and sign of respect to the local community. Dale’ !!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

YES!

iFlyMIA
2 years ago

Get it done!

Anonymous
2 years ago

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh STFU and SAY SOMETHING (other than that insipid mindless mantra) !!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

You mean insipid mindless mantra like, “Shore Power?”

Anonymous
2 years ago

No meeting space? Odd..