PMG’s 571-Foot Society Biscayne Tower In Downtown Miami Has Reached Level 20 Of Construction

In downtown Miami, the 49-story Society Biscayne tower is rising and has reached level 20.

Construction management firm Amicon posted a photo of progress on their Instagram feed last week.

Contractors are now pouring the typical upper floor levels and the pace of construction is now likely to move much quicker.

The lower podium includes 51,000 square feet of commercial space and a 22,000-square-foot redesigned First United Methodist Church of Miami.

The church will occupy 10 floors with its own separate entrance. The space will include a chapel, a fellowship hall, classrooms, offices, a basketball court, and a 3-story sanctuary with views of Biscayne Bay.

Above the podium, two floors of amenities and co-working space overlooking an outdoor pool deck is being built for future residents of Society Biscayne. The Society brand is known for having a high level of amenities.

Above that will be 646 apartment units. Tenants will have the choice of renting an entire apartment for themselves, or renting beds in a shared unit.

Society Biscayne will eventually reach a height of 49 stories, or 571 feet.

The 49-story tower broke ground in June 2019.

PMG and Greybrook Realty Partners are the developers.

Sieger Suarez is the architect.

Completion is expected in 2021.

 

(photo: amicon construction)

 

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Anonymous
9 days ago

Great addition, keep building

Anonymous
9 days ago

I didn’t know downtown had so many methodists.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Do people still go to church in 2020?

Anonymous
9 days ago

I’m more of a Marvel guy

Anonymous
9 days ago

I love their rendering of the parking lots around the Freedom Tower. I hope those really become a world-class square for all the people that will be moving to Downtown and shopping/hanging at the MWC!

Anonymous
9 days ago

That would make the area unique and not overpower the Freedom Tower and the AAA. I hope they do not develop there. Although, the parking lots are ugly now so yes a green area would be nice.

Anonymous
8 days ago

There are green areas right across the street, try going there sometime.

Anonymous G
9 days ago

Nice additon. Im excited for the Waldof Atoria!

Anonymous
9 days ago

Is Waldorf Astoria going to build right behind it?

Anonymous
9 days ago

I think it will be almost attached to it but taller. Not sure how many floors but taller

Anonymous
9 days ago

Waldorf of Astoria will be 100 floors

Anonymous
9 days ago

100 floors?!?

Anonymous
9 days ago

According to their website it will be 1,049 feet tall and 88 floors. You were close 🙂 I guess you were calcultaing 10 feet ceilings all across.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Waldorf Astoria should be going on the other side of the current Holiday Inn, at 300 Biscayne.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Is the Holiday Inn also going to be redeveloped or is it just going to sit quietly in between the two?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Supposedly the Holiday Inn’s lease was up and there was a World Trade Center tower project planned for the block, but there hasn’t been any news for a while.

Anonymous
8 days ago

What is taking them so long? This building started before the Twin Melo Towers and they are almost finished. 20 stories. 😂

Anonymous
8 days ago

Did they really? If that’s true that’s crazy.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Looking good except for the giant parking garage at the base. no place for that in a city!

Anonymous
9 days ago

In a city with good public transportation, you mean.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I’m not the one who posted the original message but I can tell you that parking lots are ugly no matter what. It takes away from the architecture at eye level.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I guess putting them underground isn’t an option? New here, sorry.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Building underground parking is possible, and several projects include it, but it’s so much more expensive, most don’t consider it an option. Check out the recent article about the Una Brickell building. https://www.thenextmiami.com/miamis-most-expensive-deepest-underground-garage-now-underway-at-47-story-una-residences-in-brickell/

Anonymous
9 days ago

Not financially viable due to the Soil in South Florida.

Anonymous
9 days ago

These parking podiums don’t seem to matter to the people moving into these, the many, many, buildings in Miami.

Anonymous
9 days ago

It doesn’t matter until they realize how long it takes to get out of the garage when going to work. I know a few who have abandoned downtown Miami because of the length of time it takes to get out– when everyone else is trying to do the same thing.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Oh well, I guess downtown need to revert back to the way it was because we don’t wan’t to inconvenient a “few” people.

Anonymous
8 days ago

No problem at all if you work downtown or Brickell. Walk or take the people mover.

Anonymous
8 days ago

It’s been a Year! Catch up to the Melo’s.

Anonymous
9 days ago

fast! but chances of having the glass facade like the rendering…….20%

Anonymous
9 days ago

Who cares?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Fast? It’s been a Year and they are on the 20th Floor.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Why do religious places always have so much money. Aren’t they supposed to help the poor instead of building churches?!?

Anonymous
9 days ago

I don’t they they funded this…

Anonymous
9 days ago

It’s called “mafia”

Realtalk Reilly
8 minutes ago

Okay Fidel 🙄

Anonymous
9 days ago

They owned the land and made a deal to allow the developer to build a tower on the land. In exchange, the developer had to provide a new space within the tower for the church. Not a bad deal for both parties since the norm is usually that the church stays in place and the city grows around it.

Anonymous
9 days ago

So why couldn’t they use that money to help the poor instead of having a fancy 10 floors space in a new building? Why did they own the lad in the first place also? Religion institutions are the biggest mafia out there.

Anonymous
9 days ago

not religious here, but I happen to have a friend who belongs to this church and they have a bunch of programs for the homeless of downtown. go there an inquire, maybe you can volunteer and make yourself useful.

Anonymous
8 days ago

awesome comment

Realtalk Reilly
8 minutes ago

Okay Fidel 🙄

Anonymous
9 days ago

Why not help the poor then? The hypocrisy of religious places is strikingly odd.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I cannot speak for all organizations, but the vast majority do help the poor and disadvantaged. Although not Methodist, in Downtown near Overtown you have the Camillus House Organization which is Catholic and provides a host of services to those in need. I just read TNM past articles concerning the project and it appears that the developer paid 55 million for the church and agreed to set aside space for the new church. The pastor said that the money would help further their mission in the future and allow them to rent space during construction.

I am not a methodist nor do I attend any particular church but I understand that religious institutions usually have two main objectives: (1) congregate and spread their message and (2) help those in need. Like I mentioned above, the deal is a net positive as the utility of a prime lot on Biscayne is vastly improved and the tax base is expanded significantly. More tax revenue = more services for the disadvantaged.

Realtalk Reilly
8 minutes ago

Okay Fidel 🙄

Anonymous
9 days ago

Most churches struggle financially. Know the facts- I’m not talking about the Catholic Church either. just so you know a local church in Miami that doesn’t even own a building gave over 1 million dollars to the community in Miami dade in 2019 had hundreds of volunteers who spent over ten thousand hours volunteering to make Miami Dade a better place ie. serving the coalition for homeless Miami, Camillas house, His house, Local orphanages, we also have served 1000’s of pounds of food and went to the Bahamas to help restore the island after the hurricane. That’s just one church in Miami there others who have done similar acts of service. Remember religion takes Jesus gives! John 3:16 who’s ever reading this. I would normally never write this on a Real estate page but I feel convicted to let you know that Jesus loves you and has a plan for your life. Don’t give up endure! Better days are ahead!

Anonymous
9 days ago

All I see is big empty churches and synagogues. Homeless people sleeping in park and these places with their doors closed. Big fancy buildings and no taxes paid. Imagine how many people could be helped with all that money!

Anonymous
9 days ago

Let’s imagine that every single church/synagogue/mosque is razed to the ground and all money that the congregants have donated is given to all the homeless. Do you think that every single one of those individuals will suddenly overcome all of the addictions, mental and behavioral issues that they may have just because they now have money? Some may certainly get their life back on track but others would not be able to overcome with money alone. Religious institutions would argue that they provide services that try to heal the person so that they can confront the ills that they may have.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I agree in principle. Most do good work. I just don’ agree with the ancient mumbo jumbo or the “my God can beat up your God” stuff. Just think of the millions of people who have killed each other in the name of religion. Keep the institutions, drop the myths.

Atheist
9 days ago

Agree. But neither religion nor politics has much to do with TNM.

Anonymous
9 days ago

I trust a private church more helping those in needs with my donations than a inefficient government taxing from my church support through taxing churches. …and if I have an issue on what the church does with my support, I have the option to change church.
Nonetheless, staying on target with article – stunning building.
I don’t think apartments rent sharing is a good idea during a pandemic.

Anonymous
9 days ago

They are both mafia.

Realtalk Reilly
6 minutes ago

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Realtalk Reilly
7 minutes ago

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Anonymous
9 days ago

Oh brother…

Anonymous
9 days ago

they don’t pay any taxes on income, they pay no taxes on property.
Cash Cow

Anonymous
9 days ago

Mafia. Pure mafia

Realtalk Reilly
6 minutes ago

Okay Fidel 🙄

Realtalk Reilly
9 minutes ago

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Anonymous
9 days ago

That is one ugly building.