Okan Tower Getting 1,000-Foot Construction Cranes, Utilities Deal Signed

Plans have been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration to install two cranes at the Okan Tower construction site in downtown Miami.

The October 5 filing also detailed the permanent height planned for Okan Tower.

The first construction crane is planned to rise 1010 feet above ground, or 1023 feet above sea level.

The second crane is planned to rise 975 feet above ground, or 988 feet above sea level.

A permanent tower height of 893 feet above ground, or 906 feet above sea level is planned, the filing states.

On October 26, the developer completed a deal with the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.

According to the new agreement, Okan Tower will include:

  • 399 residential units
  • 316 hotel rooms
  • 67,588 square feet of office
  • 2,690 square feet of coffee shop
  • 305 square feet of retail

The connection fee is estimated at $666,594.36. There’s also a Biscayne Basin Sanitary Sewer Special Connection Charge of $404,343.46.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the 70-story tower was held in June, and foundation work has been underway since then.

 

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Anonymous
7 days ago

Downtown is going to look amazing when this is done as many more tower will also pop up all over the place!

Mad Dash
7 days ago

Awesome. My favorite design and that infinity pool on top will put Miami on another level

RenRich
7 days ago

I’m stoked! I absolutely love the architecture and location of this wonderful skyscraper. Shame the twin excessively boring boxes ruins part of the view. Too bad it’s not over 900ft though. Otherwise, a masterpiece for the boring box and pedestal filled forest of residential towers that is downtown Miami. A diamond in the rough, literally.

MINDSET
7 days ago

“boring box and pedestal filled forest of residential towers that is downtown Miami”

And Miami thank their lucky stars for them, because I remember when there were hardly any towers to speak of.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Exactly. 20 yrs ago you would’ve begged for Melo towers…

Anonymous
2 days ago

I would beg for Melo’s buildings 20 years ago over their boxes today.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I love your comment. I share your feelings.

Skyline admirer
7 days ago

Not everything is a boring box. Aston Martin, Paramount, 1000 Museum, new brickell 700 ft office tower, Riverside tower, echo, Legacy, etc. Even buildings like Waldorf and south side (even though not my favorites) are not simple boxes. Then the oldies like Wachovia and Miami tower still hold up. I will say I think the Panorama is probably the lamest tallest in the US.

Meeami
7 days ago

Good comment. Miami has a lot of nice buildings!

Anonymous
7 days ago

this is such great news….and i welcome all these new buildings and residents but at some point …quality of life downtown will suffer due to impending traffic woes…since we have had zero forward thinking commissioners in miami for the last 30 years and no real transit solutions… just study after study after study…the infrastructure is inadequate and will be for a long long time

Urbanist
7 days ago

The more people, the more amenities, the less people will need to drive to get to the amenities that used to only be further away.

Anonymous
7 days ago

maybe your right…i hope so….that does make sense….

Anonymous
6 days ago

Ideally all you’ll need is an uber once in a while…

Anonymous
6 days ago

What kind of amenities? Do you mean doctors, dentists, nail salons etc? Surely you don’t think pool/gym/rooftop amenities solves the problem…. 🤔

Pleezzee
7 days ago

“at some point …quality of life downtown will suffer”

Well I guess you better start getting your plans ready to move someplace where you don’t have to worry about that.

Anonymous
7 days ago

That’s not how it works. It’s you that will probably move out soon

Pleezzee
7 days ago

Yes.. that is how it works, just ask anybody who moved from West Virginia.

lolwhat
7 days ago

Downtown residents dont drive, they use MetroMover or walk

Anonymous
2 days ago

The ones that live on the street, yes.

Ignatius J Reilly
3 days ago

Yes, Detroit is WAY more exciting than Miami due to their non-existent “traffic woes”.

Mizzykane
6 days ago

This is probably my most anticipated high rise!

slow
7 days ago

Slowest project ever

Anonymous
7 days ago

I believe this project will go forward when I see the foundation poured. It’s been five years in the making.…

Anonymous
2 days ago

Actually sales started in 2019, and stopped during COVID.
Since sales started again in Nov 2021 they mentioned in a last article here that they are over 40% sold
Groundbreaking just happened this last summer. So I would think they are doing well timing wise. It’s a massive building.

anan
5 days ago

Slowest I have seen is the 11even condo’s

M.B.
3 days ago

305 Sq feet of retail?? Micro store..?

Se me paró
2 days ago

Convenience store

Anonymous
2 days ago

By “convenience store,” hopefully a Dean & DeLuca or equivalent.

trust
6 days ago

if only it were 100 ft taller

Anonymous
7 days ago

This city was such trash up until us New Yorkers started coming down here to show everyone how its done with projects like this. Really proud of the improvements we’ve made to the city in just a few short years

Anonymous
6 days ago

We owe a lot to New York investors. They saw the value of what we have. South Beach and Wynwood would not be what they are today.

delicious
3 days ago

yes repeat the word “investors” ten times but they dont always mean residents or a well run urban enviroment

Ana
3 days ago

And now south beach and wynwood feel like the least authentic places in Miami. Brickell is headed that way with cliques of nyc and tech groups.

Anonymous
6 days ago

As someone who moved here from New York please don’t speak for us. You’re exuding the same type of entitlement that drove us New Yorkers away and wanting to come to Miami. Your attitude is what I’m afraid could trash the city. Please be humble and respect our new community.

anan
5 days ago

Being from NY and respecting others ? Seriously ?

Anonymous
5 days ago

Well I’m from here too, so maybe I’m an exception 😂 but I see the good in people. We all have potential, like some of these buildings.