Overtown’s Block 45 Tower Approved By FAA To Rise 386 Feet, Construction To Begin Soon

Block 45 has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The agency granted approval for the tower to be built at a permanent height of 386 feet above ground, or 395 feet above sea level.

According to the application, construction will begin in March 2020 (later this month).

A 450-foot construction crane has also been approved for the site.

Block 45 will be a 36-story tower with 616 apartments and 24,981 square feet of retail. There will also be an 8-story garage with 637 parking spaces.

Across the street is 3 MiamiCentral, which will include a Publix Supermarket.

Also across the street is the Block 55 site, which will have a Target, Aldi, and hundreds of apartments.

Bermello Ajamil is the architect for Block 45.

 

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Anonymous

Logical project for the area. Now keep it going with at least ten to twenty more apartment buildings like this in the area.

Anonymous

70 more

Anonymous

That be great!!

Anonymous

Agreed! Would be awesome

Anonymous

Nice design and good infill for the area, downtown Miami is finally getting the density it needs.

Anonymous

Excellent news for the area!!

Anonymous

Build 50 more like this in that area! Keep em coming!!

Anonymous

WOW!!!

Anonymous

Great!

Azarius

I wonder how many OverTown residents will be able to afford to live here… We need more affordable housing options

Anonymous

YES PLEASE!

Anonymous

I doubt they’re moving, unless given a fat paycheck, and this is a vacant lot. It’s adding residents with good income, something important to discourage concentrations of poverty, and then poverty pimp politicians and “community activists” scream gentrification.

Anonymous

Yes, but concentrations of poverty will be inevitable if developers are not incorporating mixed income units into their projects, which Miami-Dade does provide incentive for.

Anonymous

Agreed

Reality

Since B&A is the architect for Block 45, doesn’t that create a conflict of interest for Willy Bermello to review the Block 55 design? Especially after his critique of the Block 55 design at the last UDRB meeeting…

Mary

This isn’t really Overtown, you know that right ?

Anonymous

Technically is but the area has changed a lot in the past few decades so what people considere “Overtown” is now more down the street.

Anonymous

This is a beautiful project. Really hope they don’t change the design.

Anonymous

Nice project
But really
Another Publix???

Anonymous

Grocery stores are always opening and closing and then another one steps in to take their place.

Anonymous

The Publix’s downtown are always full, more are welcome

Anonymous

How about more variety of grocery stores? That would still alleviate congestion

Anonymous

Article says Aldi will be across the street.