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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nothing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

MiamiCityMan
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

lol…

Joe
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Jimmy
1 month ago

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

Urbanist
1 month ago

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

Alcoholiotic
1 month ago

I hate people who prefer some excitement…

– Grouchy Smurf

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Peter
1 month 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
1 month ago

I’ll believe it when they break ground.

Dale
1 month ago

Fashionably skeptical!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m so excited to see renderings of this project

Antennae
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Are those lots radioactive or something ?

Anon
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Let’s get real
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Checo
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Rocky
1 month ago

Well we all cannot wait to see the new design!

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’ll be luxury housing, so not likely.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonym
1 month ago

none

IHateBrokerBabble
1 month ago

I’m looking forward to the next Panthers season…

nobody
1 month ago

me too.

Paranoid Android
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Checo
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

They made it to the 2nd round this season

CatsFan
1 month ago

Let’s Go Panthers!

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

eymay
1 month ago

AND brightline, but this is miami (:

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

BDub
1 month ago

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

T G
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah… how long has it sat empty?

Bob
1 month 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
1 month ago

Around Bob’s house looks like a jungle.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown winning!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Park West.

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

“Ground floor retail, including a possible supermarket”

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

MiamiCityMan
1 month ago

Parking mandates enforced?

pol
1 month ago

Little Havana needs to be up zone.

Paranoid Android
1 month ago

A Civic/Recreation center would have been nice.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Shawn Kouri
1 month 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
1 month ago

ministry of renderings

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

And a Trader Joe’s!!

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

Money fall on you. Banana fall on you!

Anoni
1 month ago

I don’t see balconies

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

anonymous
1 month ago

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