One River Point Developer Will Relaunch 817-Foot Towers & Add Second & Third Phases

Downtown Miami’s One River Point towers will be be built after all, and two additional phases will be added to the project, the developer announced last week.

One River Point is planned as two 60-story, 817-foot towers, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The two towers are to include a combined 300 units.

City records show that the project has been actively moving through the construction permitting process over the past few months. The construction permit was first applied for in 2015, but is still not approved.

In addition to the riverfront One River Point parcel, developer KAR Properties owns two additional parcels that can be developed.

The two parcels are north of the Ivy and Wind condo buildings.

Previous plans for the two northern parcels from the early 2000s included a 45-story tower and 22-story tower. At the time, the 22-story tower was proposed to have offices while the 45-story tower would have been residential.

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William
30 days ago

Really hope this happens.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I love this building. Hope it really happens…and soon.

Anonymous
25 days ago

I hope so too. But articles like these come and go. I will believe this one when I see it.

Realtalk Reilly
30 days ago

The hole through the platform connecting the two towers at the top will be called, “The Moon Over Miami Door.”

Following each local election, there will be a ceremony where losing City Commission candidates and their prominent financial backers will be taken there by their victorious rivals and thrown through the hole.

Anonymous
29 days ago

That’s even better that term limits. Ossified political hacks are like senescent cells.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Too bad this wasn’t built in time for the 2018 Gubernatorial election, because I would have called it Gillum’s Gloryhole.

Anonymous
28 days ago

You still haven’t gotten over that election? What does it say about you that you have to bring it up in a casually homophobic comment almost three years later?

Ballin Chained
21 days ago

Let’s start with Carollo #oxygenthief

Anonymous
15 days ago

DeSantis and Rick Scott should be the first to go

Marc
30 days ago

Just when you thought units at Ivy/Wind couldn’t get any cheaper….adios, views!

Anonymous
30 days ago

Eh, with the way they are angled and how far they are sitting away from them in the renders I don’t think the views will be that bad imo

Anonymous
30 days ago

Facing North, Ivy/Wind will still have good views above those proposed new parcel buildings. But with River Point being built, those Southwest views are gone.

Sick of Shahab Karmely
28 days ago

Wrong. All views will be gone Northwest and southeast.

Here is my personal opinion as an Ivy owner and realtor in the community which I know well since 2008.

First the developer Shahab Karmely bought the 3 empty lots and decided not to comply with the 45 maximum floors to be equal to the Ivy, Wind and Mint as it was originally planned in the master documents for the Riverfront community.

Then he bullied his wishes through court and threats of a long lingering costly lawsuit against all his 1500+ neighbors from the completed buildings

He announced the new River Point 5 years ago but never sold enough units so he had to return the funds recently. All this time pricing for all 3 buildings deflated, after all who wants to live in a horrible construction zone?

This developer has deeply hurt the property values of all 3 buildings from the day he purchased all 3 remaining lots.

Furthermore, like the typical rude and wealthy bully he is , took control of the master association and because he has 3 votes he forces his will on the other 1500 unit owners and their tenants. Shahab Karmely is no nice guy at all. He is as ruthless as the worse Miami developers. He cares nothing for the Riverfrint community.

At this point it is damn if he builds and damn if he doesn’t. We just wish he was not the selfish greedy bully he is and would consider his neighbors.

By the way…. He is being sued for dubious dealings in his role as a master association board member….and if you question him
In the board meetings he will degrade and insult you. He is a bad bad dude.

Anonymous
29 days ago

they will still have views of the river even if partially blocked

Azarius
30 days ago

Glad to know this project isn’t dead, I just think it’s time for a redesign we need more iconic buildings on the actual river

Anonymous
29 days ago

Especially from Viñoly who’s hit or miss, but not as crap as Related/Arquitectonica across the river will be guaranteed to excrete.

Anonymous
30 days ago

The penthouse units for this development are the most insane offerings anywhere. The two units have two full floors each with 14,000 sq ft of interior space and 4,500 sq ft decks with private pools.

Anonymous
29 days ago

bet they sell…..

Sick of Shahab Karmely
28 days ago

Bet they do t. He is over his head with the pricing. His price per square ft is as if his building was on the bay in the real Brickell side. We are in downtown, not the same thing.

Anonymous
30 days ago

How naive is this group! There is no building permit. This project has lagged for over four years with no movement. At this point they need a re design and new concept.

Sick of Shahab Karmely
28 days ago

Correct. Needs a redesign to reflect the downtown area it wil be on.

People just fall for whatever shiny object is dangled in-front of them, never asking questions as to why it seems to shine.

POLO
30 days ago

I think is right time to finally go foward with this project.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Just build it!!!

Sick of Shahab Karmely
28 days ago

You live here? Do you know what residents will face? What is your interest to build this monster?

Anonymous
28 days ago

I do live here. I’m interested because it’s a beautiful building. I wont be living there, so I dont care about the residents. Just care that it will add to our skyline. Dont care if its empty either, or if a cat 5 will blow it down. NOT MY MONEY. Its eye candy. Period.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Viñoly is a great architect. I love this design. I just get angry when developers haven’t moved a shovel and they are talking about 2nd and 3rd phases. Just concentrate on this project, get sales moving and as construction goes vertical depending on market conditions you move on with phases…

Anonymous
29 days ago

Like the 5-phase Chetrit project just up the river?

Anonymous
27 days ago

Vinoly might be a great architect but this monstrosity is not fitting with the rest of the community in which the property sits in. Building high rises in a city is not just about any building but a cohesive harmony among themselves

Anonymous
26 days ago

Please, “community my ass.” Back in the day, people were just throwing up crap anywhere they wanted to in this city. That’s why this whole town is going through a redesign and geez it needs it.

iFlyMIA
30 days ago

Great news.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Fingers crossed

Anonymous
30 days ago

So what about OKAN. Could there be a revival on the horizon?

Anonymous
29 days ago

A twin Okan would look amazing here and be more fit for the location.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Who is the builder?

Anonymous G
29 days ago

I want to know who is the builder as well.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Bob the Builder.

Anonymous
29 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
30 days ago

Until they start on their initial project i doubt they will work on other phases and they will be land flips.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I have always loved this design, get it done!!!

Owner Mint condo
29 days ago

This is all smoke and mirrors to get new buyers. Initial Investors backed out and they do not have a permit yet. This developer Shahab Karmely is out of touch with economics and culture of Miami. It’s been 6 years. His new property in Hallandale is also struggling according to sales rep. Maybe his reputation is becoming known. At this development he is facing a second lawsuit from neighboring building. Very shady. See who he is unfiltered at http://www.riverfrontcondosmiami.com

Shawn Kouri
30 days ago

Wow so the county really put off building permits for this thing. That’s why. So when is this twin tower complex going to break ground?

Anonymous
30 days ago

Where’s the Anchorman gif of Will Ferrell saying “I don’t believe you” ?

Anonymous G
30 days ago

Beautiful!! Can’t wait to see this go up. Would be awesome to be a Superintendent on this project!

Anonymous
29 days ago

if this is real i think its in the top 5 for beauty and class….

Anonymous
29 days ago

Beautiful design!

Anonymous
29 days ago

About the design
Where is the upper part of the transformer!! They are showing only the legs and the hip! 😄

Anonymous
29 days ago

Beautiful.
Keep building these beautiful towers. More and more – tall and glass with both ample large parking and good public transit.

Anonymous
29 days ago

This tower is under construction?.. could’ve fooled me.

Anonymous
29 days ago

The city should swap the land they own where the hotel/convention center is proposed that’s next to MiamiCentral with KAR Properties land where One River Point proposed. They’re nearly identical in shape and size. The proposed One River Point towers would also look beautiful next to MiamiCentral and the views will be spectacular!

Anonymous
30 days ago

I wish that this project were proposed for the land across the river that have been sitting empty for so long with a Metromover stop right next to it.