Plans Submitted To FAA For Massive Redevelopment At Miami Arena Site

Plans for a massive redevelopment at the former Miami Arena were filed with the Federal Aviation Administration this month.

The development is planned to become the biggest residential project by unit count in downtown Miami’s history, while also including a large amount of office space, according to a pre-application submitted to Miami-Dade County planners in January.

There will be a total of three towers, the January pre-application said.

On June 17, preliminary building heights were filed with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The new filing states. that there will be multiple tower heights, ranging from 673 feet to 700 feet above sea level.

Preliminary plans from January show the three towers will rise up to 57 stories and include:

  • 2,351 residential units
  • 540,000 square feet of office space
  • Ground floor retail, including a possible supermarket
  • 2,457 parking spaces

The buildings will have a geometric green wall façade with plants and greenery, the January filing said.

Witkoff Group is the developer.

 

 

An old rendering of a convention hotel planed on the site, which is now being replaced with a new design:

 

 

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Anon
4 months ago

I can not wait to see renderings for this project. Miami Worldcenter is going to be MASSIVE. In addition to this, we still have the Abhi Capital project with an estimated two towers, as well as the two Naftali supertalls. Awesome!

Aventura Guy
4 months ago

We need the train up to aventura already. What is the county doing? Does anyone know??

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nothing.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They need to start building a Resort Casino in Miami now!

Anonymous
4 months ago

You can keep dreaming, but we will keep fighting it. ☺️

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’m the one who wrote that sentence saying “They need to start building a Resort Casino in Miami now!”

Tell me, are you like a “vicious guard dog” that’s watching out for my pockets also (even though I don’t gamble)?

Anonymous
4 months ago

No, I am a neighboring property owner who understands what kind of crowd a Miami casino will attract. You can pretend it will be like Monaco but we all know that’s bullshit. Imagine the crowd at Bayside, but combined with South Beach, and then multiplied by 10. Do you want that in your backyard?

Anonymous
4 months ago

I am someone else, and your assumptions are wrong. Not all casinos bring a bad crowd.
Notwithstanding, you can always move.

MiamiCityMan
4 months ago

Anyone in favor of casinos should be forced to spend a week in Atlantic City.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No, I will go to the casinos and have fun in beautiful Venice Italy. Using Atlantic City as an example is ridiculous. Miami is not a tiny place like Atlantic City, and we are talking one casino as part of a 3 billion dollar destination resort.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Your example proves our point even more. A casino in Venice? Get the fuck outta here. Venice has become a giant dumpster, littered with ignorant tourists. No thanks.

Anonymous
4 months ago

^
Well I guess you’re saying Miami is like some Bible Belt little town then?

Anonymous
4 months ago

^
And the hotels, bars, clubs, and restaurants are making big bucks off of those “ignorant tourist” in Venice.

Anonymous
4 months ago

And the city has lost any resemblance of the character, history and charm that made it what it is. It’s become an adult Disney World, in large part due to obese Americans gallivanting around from bar to bar during their 1-day stop from their cruise. It’s disgusting.

Anonymous
4 months ago

^
Waaahhhh!.. I want things to be like they were back in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s!

Grow the f up man….

Alcoholiotic
4 months ago

^
Yeah.. because Atlantic City was picturesque and the economy had so much vitality before the casinos came.

lol…

Joe
4 months ago

Hell yes!! that’s your opinion and you know how many jobs it will bring you … head? That will take away from vegas etc. do you see how many people moving to Miami and it’s becoming greater? If you don’t like it if it’s built it don’t go

Checo
4 months ago

The gaming floor is such a SMALL percentage of the Destination Resort.

The type of crowds that waterfront meeting rooms, convention space, space attract are Cardiologists at conferences, Business owners at Trade shows, really wealthy people how can afford a 50,000 sq ft ballroom for their wedding or Bat Mitzvah, regional conventions, yacht owners, Art Baselers, other types of Conventioneers, and wealthy people who can afford waterfront luxury resort living.

It is amazing how the Miami Beach Restaurant and Hotel Association, the MB Convenstion Center, MDM, the Orlando Convention Center, Carnival and Disney can manipulate the average and below average person in Miami. This is how crony capitalism works.
Hire some Public Relations people, focus group like crazy, and wind up all the mouth breathers into thinking that the 14 acres of land is going to be one big slot machine floor and nothing else.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A property owner who understands the kinds of crowds a casino will attract in this city. But I can “pretend it will be like Monaco but we all know that’s bullshit. Imagine the crowd at Bayside, but combined with South Beach, and then multiplied by 10. Do you want that in your backyard?”

So I want a resort casino built in Miami just to “pretend” I’m in Monaco?.. even though I’ve never been there? And tell the truth, people like you just don’t like certain people that comes and spend their money at Bayside and South Beach. But you see, the hotels, bars, clubs, and restaurants at Bayside and South Beach learned a long time ago that if they had to rely on people like you to stay in business, heck, they might as well fold up the tent and call it a day. Face it, people like you have bigoted one track minds and you’re not really concerned about the lifeblood of this city.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Sounds like you had a bit too much to drink.
Unlike you I believe in freedom. What’s wrong with someone dressed well, wearing a Rolex and playing at a $50 crap table. The assumption that no casino can be high end and attract only trashy people is ridiculous.
We’re not saying to make downtime Miami into Fremont street in Vegas. Sounds you are the only one with a one tract mind. Why do you get to tell everyone how to act?

Anonymous
4 months ago

To put it in NYC parlance, casinos are an “outer borough” type of development. Maybe the Herald site gets a casino, but there are probably better options that will present themselves as Miami becomes a 1st home city to more people and philanthropy progresses accordingly.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Exactly. Keep that shit in Doral or some other less desirable suburb.

Anonymous
4 months ago

^
Haha.. shitty areas everywhere in Miami and this clown is picking on Doral.

Jimmy
4 months ago

People think it will kill Miami if you don’t want to gamble then don’t f do it

Urbanist
4 months ago

Naftali supertalls won’t be supertalls. They won’t even be that tall.

Alcoholiotic
4 months ago

I hate people who prefer some excitement…

– Grouchy Smurf

Anonymous
4 months ago

The problem is these grouchy smurfs shouldn’t dictate how the rest of us should live.

Peter
4 months ago

I saw some workers putting up a new fence yesterday, last week the site was no longer used as a staging area or parking lot. Glad to see more forward movement.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’ll believe it when they break ground.

Dale
4 months ago

Fashionably skeptical!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’m so excited to see renderings of this project

Antennae
4 months ago

So sorry to see the convention hotel not built but at least office space is being considered. New Class A office space construction was non existent for the longest time. Glad to see it’s on a roll now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The convention hotel was watered down to a sorry state anyway. Unless it was reverting back to ether previous renderings, I can only see this proposal as better.

Conno Sir
4 months ago

This area still has a long way to go to reach the density of Brickell but glad to see activity in the area. Lots of empty lots to be filled. Just around the Freedom Tower there are 5

Dale
4 months ago

Are those lots radioactive or something ?

Anon
4 months ago

No they are owned by MDC and the one across from FTX makes a killing charging for parking.

Additionally, since there is view corridor preservation around the Freedom Tower no structure over a few stories can be built, which means it would be difficult for developers to come up with something more profitable than the current parking business.

It’s pretty abhorrent. The Freedom Tower is essentially our Ellis Island and we’ve turned it into a parking lot for Heat Games.

Unfortunately, the city of Miami doesn’t seem to care much for civic spaces.

Anonymous
4 months ago

He thought it was important to tell us that because it’s something that’s unknown to us.

Anonymous
4 months ago

MDC playing slumlord. It doesn’t help that historic treasures like the old Federal Building and Freedom Tower have been left to decay, the latter to the extent the State ended up allocating funds.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Freedom tower?.. I thought it was the old “Miami News” paper tower?

Let’s get real
4 months ago

This area will be way better than Brickell in 5-10 years. You have museums, the Arena, Miami Dade College, the Aquarium, theatres, the waterfront and lots of public transportation. Brickell has a mall…

Anonymous
4 months ago

If this area was supposed to mimic Brickell, then what’s the point in building it up?

Checo
4 months ago

You forgot about the Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental, Brickell Key, the Miami River, about 21 Consulate Offices, about 50 International Banks, outposts of International restaurants like Cipriani, Sexyfish, La Mar, etc. etc.

Granted, Miami World Center does have a Citizen M hotel AND a Holiday Inn. But Park West doesn’t have many exceptional restaurants. They are sure to get some soon, but Brickell is very, very, very dense. Park West has a lot of catching up to do.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very cool. Lots of homes and offices, close to public transportation and Miami World Center retail. Guaranteed sales success. And, still, three tall towers, to thicken our skyline.

Anonymous
4 months ago

And it’s about time we start getting projects with buildings of various heights.

Rocky
4 months ago

Well we all cannot wait to see the new design!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ideal location for this density – much needed inventory in the core that should help with alleviating housing inflation once completed.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’ll be luxury housing, so not likely.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 months ago

Is this or the convention center redevelopment gonna have a convention center?

Anonym
4 months ago

none

IHateBrokerBabble
4 months ago

I’m looking forward to the next Panthers season…

nobody
4 months ago

me too.

Paranoid Android
4 months ago

Why to see them get tossed out of the 1st round of the playoffs?

Anonymous
4 months ago

At least they made to the playoffs.. do you know how hard it is to do that sh!t in hockey?..

Checo
4 months ago

1/2 of all teams in the NHL make the playoffs each year.

Anonymous
4 months ago

^
And how many times have you heard about the Panthers making the playoffs?

Anonymous
4 months ago

They made it to the 2nd round this season

CatsFan
4 months ago

Let’s Go Panthers!

Anonymous
4 months ago

That’s a lot of parking space for a building right next to Metrorail and Metromover

eymay
4 months ago

AND brightline, but this is miami (:

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah, the audacity of these developers to give people who’ll live and shop in and at this project a place to park their vehicle.. where and what do they think this is, the United States of America?!!!

Fern
4 months ago

I bet you there would be far less parking space here if the developer was allowed to decide how much they wanted to build and expected the market to bear rather than how much onerous parking minimums decided there should be

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lets say I live in Hialeah or around the South Dadeland Mall area, or anywhere near a bus line in MiamiDade and I have a relative that moved into a unit in this project. You think I would wanna spend money on the ridiculous cost of fuel in my car and parking fees just to visit them? Now times me by 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 100 people.

Anonymous
4 months ago

If you actually took the bus, you would rather carpool or just drive less.

BDub
4 months ago

540,000 sq ft of office is north of 3000 employees plus parking for the resi units. Not so excessive.

T G
4 months ago

oh wow, finally they’re doing something with that empty lot.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah… how long has it sat empty?

Bob
4 months ago

Three more nondescript glass buildings that will add to the soulless cluster of like structures. Miami has missed the point. The big idea is not to be like someplace els e (Manhattan) but to define your own unique identity. Which is tropical and beautiful. We need to plant green on a grand scale to offset the concrete. Look what Singapore has done.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Around Bob’s house looks like a jungle.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Overtown winning!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Park West.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I am happy to see this.
Incidentally, the original Gentings coral relief inspired resort casino that was planned for a similar and proximate site looked way way more impressive.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Ground floor retail, including a possible supermarket”

Fingers crossed for Whole Foods Market, Publix Greenwise, or Trader Joe’s.

Anonymous
4 months ago

By a “geometric green wall façade with plants and greenery,” I hope that doesn’t mean boxes with asymmetrical, irregular patchwork.

MiamiCityMan
4 months ago

Parking mandates enforced?

pol
4 months ago

Little Havana needs to be up zone.

Paranoid Android
4 months ago

A Civic/Recreation center would have been nice.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Isn’t that what Museum Park was supposed to be and look at it…

Anonymous
4 months ago

A “Civic/Rec center” in this spot?

Geezzz we have small minded people living in this city.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Oh I didn’t say you can’t have one.. but at that location?!

Come on, it’s time to be more imaginative.

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

Again, the developer still hasn’t even revealed a single rendering of what is planned at the former arena site and the site where the Marriott convention center hotel was once planned. None.

thank you agent kouri
4 months ago

ministry of renderings

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hoping for a Whole Foods or Fresh Market to occupy the supermarket retail space.

Anonymous
4 months ago

And a Trader Joe’s!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

It makes sense to scale down convention center space as the Hyatt project will add supply on that front…and water front 😁

Major D
4 months ago

Money fall on you. Banana fall on you!

Anoni
4 months ago

I don’t see balconies

Anonymous
4 months ago

You also don’t see any renderings of the project.

anonymous
4 months ago

with this project , overtown is ready to go toe to toe with brickell ,downtown and wynwood