Photos: Construction Progress At Downtown Miami’s 31-Story Yotelpad Tower

Construction continues at the 31-story Yotelpad tower in downtown Miami, new progress photos show.

The project broke ground in January 2019, and a foundation pour took place in August 2019.

The Yotelpad tower does not include a parking garage.

The lower 15 floors of the tower include hotel-only units, with a total of 222 rooms.

On the upper floors of the tower there will be 231 Yotelpad condos. Those units quickly sold out, making it one the fastest selling condo buildings ever in downtown Miami.

Developer Aria Group is now launching sales for another tower nearby called 501 First, with a similar concept that features fully finished and furnished units allowing short term use.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Love the no parking, hopefully it motivates people to use transit/micromobility and politicians to improve the systems we have in place!

Anonymous
1 month ago

x100

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Love the no parking”

Tell me.. where you live right now, do you have a space to park your vehicle in?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why is that relevant? We’re talking about a market-rate project that decided that it didn’t need parking to maximize value for the land. That’s great to see for the overall health and vibrancy of the urban core. Even if the poster you’re applying to live in a house with a two car garage, why does that mean that it’s not great to see less parking downtown?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Even if the poster you’re applying to live in a house with a two car garage”

The poster said “hopefully it motivates people to use transit/micromobility.” Apparently, the “mass transit” of this city is not up to par right now to this person and it’s personally not a concern to him/her at the moment just as long as they or you have to deal with it. Tell me, right now will you go looking for any place in Miami to rent or buy that doesn’t have parking?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I own a studio in midtown and I work from home, so I rent my parking space and use that money to pay for my uber rides.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bingo.. someone whose honest!

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, I also don’t have no need a car

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown is generating some serious density. I love it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami is 4th densest city in the usa behind NY, SF, and Boston. with all those new towers opening this year we should be the third densest very soon

Jibba Jabba
13 days ago

1. NYC
2. SF
3. Boston
4. Chicago
5. Philadelphia
6. Miami

And that’s if you exclude all the cities in New Jersey, places like Santa Ana, CA with 55,000 fewer people than Miami but a significantly higher density.

Miami’s doing great, no need to exaggerate.

Marc
1 month ago

No parking yet they somehow were able to make the massing look like it has a parking podium. Terrible design.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Indeed!

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looked uglier in older renderings, and still better than random sheet metal or an ugly mural.

What do you expect at street massing level when looking up is a Metromover flyover?

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

So true. I saw the rendering, then when I saw the comments about “no parking” I had to scroll back up again, because I could’ve sworn I saw a parking garage. It looks like there is one, even if there isn’t! Totally agree, terrible design.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good infill project

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wish MDC would sell that surface low and someone builds Loft III

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Ahh, the long lost Loft III.

The Loft I and II were built in 2007/08, but nobody who lives in them has reserved parking (they have to park in the crappy old city garage across the street) because the original design called for three buildings built in three phases, with the third one housing the parking garage for all three buildings. But alas the Loft III was a casualty of the bursted bubble and never got built.

So the Lofts I and II ended up being ahead of their time with zero parking spots in the buildings. Now that’s becoming a trend. I think it’s not very forward-looking. They are betting on car ownership becoming fairly obsolete, at least for urban core residents.

My feeling on that is, build a damn parking garage because cars are not obsolete yet, and probably will not be for some time. If and when they do become obsolete, you can always renovate and convert some or all of the garage space to additional units, or other use. But you can’t build a garage if the market is demanding parking availability and the building wasn’t designed with one.

Like my Dad always said, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Like my Dad always said, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”

Exactly! It’s really mind-boggling to me how some people who pays monthly rent or owns somewhere with a space to park their vehicle thinks that someone who pays monthly rent somewhere else shouldn’t have a space to park their vehicle.

Marc
1 month ago

Everyone needs to quit it with the garage conversion nonsense. It’s been studied extensively and doesn’t work unless the parking deck is originally designed for future conversion.

There are numerous structural and mechanical issues with typical parking deck design that make conversions impossible or not cost-feasible

Realtalk Reilly
29 days ago

First, you’re full of it. Anything designed can be re-designed. And second, even if that had any truth to it, my response would be fine — in that case, going forward, buildings should be designed WITH GARAGES that are convertible to other uses if and when the day comes that cars become obsolete.

THAT DAY IS NOT COMING ANYTIME SOON, and people need parking spaces in the meantime.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

What’s with all the scaffolding at The Loft 2 building across the street, around the part where the Metromover goes through it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

i think theyre renovating loft 2, the paint is old.