One River Point Granted Approval, Will Include Biometric Security Features

Miami’s Planning and Zoning Department granted approval last week for the Rafael Viñoly-designed One River Point towers in downtown Miami.

As with most MUSP modifications, approval came relatively quickly, just two months after plans were submitted. Developer KAR Properties is modifying a Major Use Special Permit that another developer had obtained in 2004 to build the Cima condo tower on the site. Ugo Colombo’s recent modification of the Brickell Flatiron MUSP was approved in three months (although that approval was briefly challenged.)

One River Point will boast high-tech security features that appeal to those who come from countries where robberies and kidnappings are more common, the developer told the Herald. The elevators will be equipped with biometric scanners that will take residents to their floor after confirming their identity by scanning their faces. Sensors will track the location of employees working in the building, who will be required to carry radio-equipped key cards at all times. The building will also have a dedicated, 24-hour security room, along with vaults where residents can store art and other valuables.

The twin towers at One River Point will each rise 60 stories, or 779-feet. Units will be among the most expensive in downtown Miami, with prices starting at $850 per square foot. A total of 350 units will be offered at prices that start at $850,000 and go up to $12 million.


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