Revealed: 40-Story Apartment Tower Proposed Next To Historic Edgewater Church

A 40-story, 418-foot tall apartment tower is proposed to be built next to the historic Christian Scientist Church on Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami.

The tower would include 364 rental apartments.

Adaptive reuse of the church will include retail, with a sloped floor in the main sanctuary to be flattened.

A parking garage is proposed to include 389 spaces, with up to 421 spaces possible if mechanical lifts are used. Zoning code requires 616 spaces for a project of this size, and the developer is asking for a waiver.

Fifteen Group is the developer.

In 2015, the developer proposed a similar sized tower on the property with a much larger parking garage suspended above the church, described by the city as creating a negative structural and visual impact (structural columns were proposed to go through the church dome).

Cube 3’s Jonathan Cardello is the architect. Cardello was previously with architect ADD Inc., which created the 2015 design.

 

Old design:

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marc

Ha! They finally came to their senses and aren’t building right above that church.

William

We all new that once the pricing came in… the econo version of the building would present itself. 🙂

Anonymous

New design is actually better.. cleaner design

Anonymous

It is still pretty bad.

Animo

It’s as sensitive as the Monolith in the movie 2001:A Space Odyssey.

Anonymous

I’m pleased with the new design.

Anonymous

Yes.. this is way more eye appealing than last the design with the tower sitting atop the used to be church.

Anonymous

Agreed much better design

Anithis

You have low standards.

Anonymous

Way better than the previous proposal..

Anonymous

Still not good. Have you become desensitized to what is good?

Anonymous

The have the sun and shadows rendered on the opposite direction/hemisphere

KRR

Id consider this area more edgewater than Downtown Miami. Hopefully this project goes through. Right now, the church is abandoned and is a breeding for homeless people. Cars parking around this area get broken into on a weekly basis. This area needs to be cleaned up ASAP.

Anonymous

We don’t have those issues downtown. We don’t own a car. Best thing we ever did. Total emancipation, not to mention the savings and the headaches. I don’t want to see a mechanic for the rest of my life.

Anonymous

Downtown is a disaster. Either it is a 50+ story building that no one can afford, or an empty lot used for surface parking. All the while you kick out Ultra, because you rather have an underutilized waterfront park used by vagrants and seagulls.

Anti homeless person

Homeless ppl are the 1 growing population…everywhere
We gotta stop handing out to them, and donate directly for shelters…enough already

Anonymous

you’re nasty ruthless heartless.

Anonymous

Ruthless, but he/she is right. Why don’t you open your home to the homeless population?

Anonymous

We need “housing first” policies. Chronic homelessness is in big part due to mental illness.

Anonymous

It is in Edgewater but for whatever reason that stretch of Biscayne Blvd is a part of the Miami DDA.

Anonymous

This project and the hotel/office on 36st and North Miami Ave have been pending construction for close to five years now.

marc

Triptych

Anonymous

“Cube 3’s Jonathan Cardello is the architect. Cardello was previously with architect ADD Inc., which created the 2015 design”

So Cardello took the Project from ADD inc?

Anonymous

Unethical, and visually unappealing. Nice job JC.

Anonymous

love this. 10000 times better than the previous hideous design with stilts on top of the beautiful church. Give them the waivers they are asking and get this going please asap.

Anonymous

If it’s not being built directly over the church, why remove the pyramid roof, a defining characteristic of the historic building? Also, while the new architecture is a lot better, zigzag windows along the backsides look so cheap and frankly ruin it.

Anonymous

No waivers on parking. Not enough street parking is available.

Anonymous

We should tear down some of the buildings in the area to build more roads so there is more street parking — that’s sure to fix the problem!!

Anonymous

LMFAO. Sure 40 to 50 spots at most will be more than sufficient for the hundreds of new cars that will belong to the tenants in these buildings. Math checks out!

Anonymous

yes the city can just tear down private property. good lord some stupid people on here

Anonymous

I gave you a thumbs up for saying that and wish I could give you fifty more.

Anonymous

Parking minimums are the problem. They should be abolished.

Anonymous

360 apartments need over 600 spaces….right

Anonymous

oh wow it is just like NYC – i hope there is a CVS at the bottom

Anonymous

Fifteen Group? Guaranteed to be low quality. It will be value engineered to resemble a ghetto project.

POLO

Much better than the old design, but nothing special.

Anonymous

Better does not
Equal good

1800 Biscayne Plaza

I hope it never happen

Anonymous

They can’t knock down the church?

Anonymous

I like the old design better… White colors > Dark colors

Anonymous

Then you’re in the minority.

Anonymous

I just think the brown is such a tacky color for Miami buildings.

Anonymous

You said you “like the old design better.” That’s when they had this building sitting on top of the used to be Christian Scientist church. Color is a different thing.

Anonymous

Agreed, brown is not a Miami color. Why is everyone doing it? Lemmings.