Photos: Site Work Is Underway At 1000-Foot SkyRise Miami

Yes, there has been activity at the SkyRise Miami site for the past few weeks, although much of the property is still being used as a parking lot.

In August, voters approved a deal with the Jeff Berkowitz and the owner of Bayside Marketplace that would allow the 1000-foot tower to be built.

Berkowitz recently created a political storm after he tried to obtain $9 million in county financing for the project.  It isn’t clear why Berkowitz is willing to stir up so much controversy over what amounts to 2 percent of what he says is a $430 million development cost.

Coastal Construction is the project contractor.