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.