Resorts World Miami Approved By FAA For Three Towers At Herald Site

The FAA granted approval today to Resorts World Miami for a three-tower project on the site where the Miami Herald building once stood.

According to the proposal, each of the three towers would rise to an identical height of 642 feet above ground, or 649 feet above sea level.

FAA review took about five months. The project has not been reviewed yet by city officials or the Urban Development Review Board.

Resorts World Miami still has a separate application pending with the FAA for a 580-foot tower above the county-owned Omni transit terminal.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Good heights for a good location. You know what would be nicer ? If they ground break and start construction.

Anonymous
4 years ago

They will, once gambling is approved in the middle of the night.

MiamiKnight
4 years ago

Gambling is all around us. Look at the construction going up at Seminole Hard Rock Cadino. A chunk of the Florida lotto was to go to education yet our schools are old and way behind standards. A least it will put people to work making a decent living. And please don’t give me the old prostitution and crime theory. Look at the ads in Craigslist and the crimes happening. Around us. Vegas you can’t move without with being observed by security and police.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Why go that far? Look on the water a few hundred yards at Carnival Cruise Line’s floating casinos.

Someone smart is thinking, “ohhh…but the casinos in those ships are so small compared to the overall size of the ship. You shouldn’t even call them casinos.”
YAHTZEEE!
You got it…very true.
The size of the casino in RW Miami’s original plan was very small compared to the 4,500 hotel rooms 250,000 sq ft of retail, 250,000 of ballroom, restaurants, 800 ft bay front promenade open to the public and connecting the bay walk, and event space.

Who wouldn’t want that? Oh…yeah. The people who would have to compete with them in a free market. Like the 1,100 room MDM Marriott Convention hotel, owners of Bayside Marketplace, owners of Carnival Cruise lines (Genting also owns 51% of Norwegian Cruise Lines), and those with interest in the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The “anti-gambling” people are really “anti-free market” people. Don’t be fooled.

bitg
4 years ago

::sigh:: Genting is doing everything possible to show intention to build but the reality is they won’t begin constructing ANYTHING until they get the gambling deal they’re seeking from the Florida legislature.

Marc305
4 years ago

Exactly!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Can we start construction please?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Approval of casinos is a no brainer. Why not?
Legalize pot
Legalize casinos

Anonymous
4 years ago

And Hookers.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Human trafficking why not?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Let’s not get carried away

Anonymous
4 years ago

You just had to cross the line.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I am extremely optimistic that something is going to get built on that site within next 100 years.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Your optimism is pathetically unrealistic.
100 yrs?
Get real…
More like 150

Anonymous
4 years ago

I see you guys don’t know anything about Miami do you? They will not build anything in 100 or even 150 years! In fact Resorts World will not build anything. They are just laying the ground work so they can flip the property so another developer so that developer can flip it to another developer. Then they will finally propose two 530 feet, 540 feet above sea level ultra luxury condo buildings. It will take the approval process 5 years ground breaking 15 years. An extra 3 years after the traffic protest an after they get sued 6 times they will do the foundation then let it sit for 4 years. They will then ask for approval to build 650 feet, the approval will take 3 years then it will sit for 7 more years. After 7 years the developer will try to flip the land again only to repeat the same shit over again. So both you guy were wrong actually nothing will ever get built just over grown grass.

Anonymous
4 years ago

When is the next chance for the gambling bill to be approved and these buildings to start to see construction?

Anonymous
4 years ago

The next election season most probably?

Anonymous
4 years ago

The location is perfect for a hotel and casino ….. and right next to the port !

enrigue8
4 years ago

Good news !

Yohan Perez
4 years ago

Build something. Anything. I just want the baywalk connecting pace park with the museum park.

EMANUELE
4 years ago

To whom I can send an image of my degree thesis about “the herald plaza site”?

Love My Miami!
4 years ago

I hope that the three towers, soon to be built at this waterfront site, will be of a world-class, signature design, much like is shown in their beautiful, original renderings for the buildings. If so, I truly believe that this site will soon become world famous, much like Sidney’s Opera House became for that city.

Shawn Kouri
2 years ago

What’s going on with the casino. It’s been years already.

Anonymous
4 years ago

These developers do know they can build over 1000ft right? I mean why not get your money worth out of this last bit of prime water front real estate.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Too tall for the area. Directly on the airport corridor. Taller towers are approved south of 395.

Suomynona
4 years ago

Wrong. The max at that location is 649′. The exact height of all 3 building applications. Shocking!