Permitting Now Underway For 390-Unit Residential Tower At Historic Church

A residential tower that will be built above the historic Christian Scientist Church in Edgewater has just entered the construction permitting phase.

The apartment tower is unusual in that it will overhang the National Register of Historic
Places-listed church, which dates to 1926. The sanctuary itself will be renovated into retail space.

The construction permit application to begin the 40-story tower was submitted yesterday (9/13), Miami Building Department records show.

According to the new filing, the building will have 40 floors, a 450 foot height, and 390 living units.

Total hard construction cost is estimated at $57,024,451, the permit application states.

There isn’t yet a contractor attached to the permit. Review is also not yet underway by Building Department staff, since the full plans still haven’t been filed.

Last week, approval was requested from the Federal Aviation Administration for a building height on the site of 445 feet above ground, or 449 feet above sea level.

 


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rainey411
2 months ago

Wish they did the vehicle entrance in the back and not on biscayne; a cool F+B concept in the church is needed with all the apts coming to this 3 block stretch

Anonymous
2 months ago

Um, this is not a “church” anymore.

anonymous
2 months ago

looks like the entrance will be off of Biscayne but not the exit so at least half the battle, but yes ideally Biscayne stays flowing as much as possible…

Urbanist
2 months ago

If the entrance is off Biscayne that’s even worse — without a median cars will be looking for oncoming traffic on Biscayne and not the pedestrians crossing the entrance creating a very dangerous pedestrian zone in front of this building. This is preventable by keeping the entrance and exit on a side street, where it belongs.

Slim Shady
2 months ago

Drivers who breathe through their nose and will be on the lookout for pedestrians who breathe through their mouth.
It’ll all be okay Urbanist. WE will survive as a species.

anonymous
2 months ago

miami 21 doesn’t allow driveways on primary roadways

Anonymous
2 months ago

It shouldn’t allow giant cereal boxes with no articulation, and ugly jailhouse windows down the sides either.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“giant cereal boxes with no articulation, and ugly jailhouse windows ”

Man I’m tired of reading this shit.

thus passes the greater glory of pembroke pines
2 months ago

get developers to hire better architects…..generic could also be applied….or late modern eastern bloc….and jailhouse windows because the glass costs more than the concrete from hialeah…

JFK
2 months ago

They need to have that address with the biscayne blvd on front!

Apollodorus
2 months ago

What happened? Designers couldn’t make it uglier than that ?

Anonymous
2 months ago

If this is the design still being built, line up the f-ing windows on the west corners. It makes the tower look cheap and tacky Melo-tier.