Revealed: Twin Tower Kenect Miami Proposed At Miami Worldcenter With 39 & 79 Stories

Chicago developer Akara Partners is planning a two phase project at Miami Worldcenter called Kenect Miami.

Only the first tower has been submitted for review by Miami’s Urban Development Review Board at this time.

The first phase will include a 39-story, 410-foot tower. A second phase is planned with a 79-story, 810-foot tower.

As with the rest of Worldcenter, walkability and an improved pedestrian and transit experience is a key focus of the developer, along with minimizing parking. Access to the Eleventh Street Metromover Station will be improved with new landscaping and open space, while parking and service access to the project will be limited to only NE 11 Street.

Most units in the 39-story tower will be micro-sized with a focus on affordability. Residents will have access to generous amenity and shared spaces, according to attorney Melissa Tapanes Llahues, who represents the developer in the application.

The 79-story second tower will include bigger unit sizes compared to the first tower, but most will still be under 1,000 square feet.

The first phase will include 450 residential units with 436,258 square feet of floor area, and 251 parking spaces. The total for both phases will be 918 dwelling units, 16,000 square feet of retail, with a combined 1,100,000 square feet of floor area.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the first phase at a meeting on July 17.

Perkins + Will is the architect, along with Stantec. Savino & Miller is the landscape architect.

 

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Anonymous

Wow TNM hitting us HARD with these reveals on a monday, keep up the good work. I keep this page refreshed at 1pm just for content like this

Anonymous

An TNM you better and I mean better keep it FREE!!!!! Other sites I used to go to now charge for this type of information. TNM the best news source for South Florida period! Oh yeah an did I mention stay FREE!!!

Anonymous

click on the ads that are located on the site to support them to stay free.

Anonymous

Every reveal today has been a total disappointment.

Anonymous

… will your view be blocked by one of the developments?

Anonymous

Micro units will be a great place for the strippers from club 11 to live in.

Anonymous

And escorts.

Anonymous

this

Anonymous

More micro units more strippers

Anonymous

You got something against strippers?

Anonymous

Yes, because there are not male strippers at Club 11.

Anonymous

Talk about gender discrimination…

Anonymous

You must be a housewife?

Anonymous

But there are a lot of guys with Micro Units at E11even. (The strippers tell me…)

Anonymous

omg… lmfao

Anonymous

Sure Melo won’t appreciate them taking their customers from them

Anonymous

all four articles are about new developments… I’m in love 😍😍😍

Anonymous

Good news for us, bad news if you bought on 1000 Museum facing west. Your view just went bye bye.

Anonymous

What view? The airport, overtown and Doral? Woe is me!

Anonymous

If one is 39 floors and the other is 79, they are twins like Danny DaVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Anonymous

“Twins”

Anonymous

Love that movie too.

Anonymous

And did you notice how the TMN mentioned the word “Twins” in three of the four articles?

Anonymous

As always, the short bldg. gets built first, and the tall bldg. never materializes.

Anonymous

Most units in the 39-story tower will be micro-sized with a focus on affordability. And by affordability they mean you’ll be paying similar to higher price per square foot but will be ‘affordable’ due to it’s micro size. The future is here and it ain’t bright.

Anonymous

Some cyberpunk type future.

Anonymous

They will be like the ones in the movie The 5th Element…

Shawn Kouri

The 79 story tower should be all offices instead because of the way it looks.. If it becomes offices, it would create more jobs and room for more companies to open.

Anonymous

Miami desperately needs office with more companies moving in creating more jobs

Chuck

THE F.A.A. will Not approve any Tower taller than 709 Feet from Sea level the Miami World Center Area, 4 miles from the Longest South Runway at Miami International Airport Direct Path of Landings and Takeoffs there at 12th Street DUE West at 5 miles Phase # 2 will be Lowered to meet the F.A.A. Approval, remember the One Thousand Museum Tower has a Helicopter PAD, and is Air F.A.A. rights approved by the F.A.A. at 706 Feet f rom Ground Level your comment here….

Anonymous

Miami WorldCenter project filling up the area.

Anonymous

Yes, please, make it quick.
We need to get this area rolling. It’s still crawling too slowly… Why the hotels haven’t broken ground? This will bring lots of foot traffic to the area.

Anonymous

I’m guessing you aren’t from Miami or you just moved here? Downtown Miami 5 years ago was just empty lots. We have come a long way already.

Anonymous

Yeah, but with what?

Anonymous

I’m in love with this project. Beautiful design for the area. Now we need updates on the convention hotel to complete and seal the area as ready to compete with Brickell
Alright for the CBD

Anonymous

Shows us what we can get without expecting that Arquitectonica crap all the time. As for the Convention Center and Hotel, I just hope that they’re taking all this time in redesigning that project.

Anonymous

great news when they open i’m going to set up my food cart at this building and sell some empanadas and hot dogs at the building entrance

Anonymous

Churros!!

Anonymous

that’s what they do in New York City, not Miami.

Anonymous

Every time we get presented with some new building proposals, I cringe. why?.. because, if the proposal show one short tower and one taller tower, nine times out of ten the short tower is always first to get built or talked about getting built first.

Happens every time in Miami.

marc

Phase 1 is the mundane phase which probably gets built while phase 2 is usually the extravagant one that doesn’t.

Anonymous

Sad to say, but you’re right.

Anonymous

There should be ZERO parking as it is right next to a metromover station. That will help with affordability.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

bro, not everyone that lives downtown works in downtown. What kind of world do you live in?

Anonymous

Forget it.. some people in Miami are under the delusion that the Metro-rail and Metro-mover goes everywhere.

Anonymous

Maybe they are under that delusion because they were taxed for that 30 years ago and didnt even get HALF of what was promised so you should excuse their ignorance for thinking their government did what they said they would do

Anonymous

Well they’re really delusional if they think their government will take their tax dollars and do what they said they’ll do. Meanwhile, they should face facts and get on with life because their constant whining about parking is really annoying.

Anonymous

Parking sucks!

Anonymous

There were a lot of intelligent people that voted against the 1/2 sales tax, because they had the prescience to know politicians cant be trusted.
Someone set up a poll on this site.
All but a few would vote for added taxes for Transit….they wouldnt think deeply, they wouldnt consider unintended consequences, and they would chastise the few thinkers who do think about that.

Anonymous

The MetroMover and Metrorail are perfect for me.

Anonymous

There is still supposed to be two twin towers reaching 800 feet and 1000 feet by the all aboard Florida station side of MWC…but I love how many more towers are coming or being proposed to the MWC area after the original MWC renders which were only like 5 short towers aside from Paramount.

Anonymous

This project looks pretty cool…I like all the glass, that’s something missing from downtown buildings in Miami. To many white stucco buildings with balconies and blank walls. Other cities I visit have glass towers with beautiful brick architecture. Miami not so much I’m not sure why but it needs to change now!

Anonymous

Why every time 2 or more buildings are proposed it always has to be in more than one phase? It’s only 2 builds damn can’t you just build them both at once? Why build the shortest first? Just build the 800 footer I think it would draw more attention to the project.

Anonymous

Please somebody build more affordable housing in downtown! All these vaccant lots I know dang well it’s profit in it. Other cities I visit regular folks live in or around downtown an work there. The effect is more people out of their cars, walking or riding a bike to work,play or shop.

Anonymous

Yes please build it ….. the more they build the more affordable units will be in the future , the excess of inventory will do that …. it is a win win situation

Anonymous

Another second phase that will never be built.

Anonymous

And you actually think the first phase is going to be built?

Anonymous

I don’t understand the renderings. How are these buildings next to metromover if they are on 1st ave?

Anonymous

Thought I was the only one that was perplexed. This is fake project.
Too good to be true

Anonymous

Raises the bar on building design in Miami, very well done.

Anonymous

Right next to Hadid’s tower…

Jesus

810 feet? I would love for that to happen but won’t the faa fight it and not approve it at that height?

Anonymous

They approved the Okan tower.

Anonymous

Approved with waivers.

Anonymous

What waivers do you see?

Anonymous

Oh my God
Can’t wait to see all the cranes in the area.

Anonymous

More and more tall bldgs with no expansion of metro-train to Southwest Miami Dade other than Doral station by Palmetto 826 or Southwest on Kendall Dr. They’re only planning a north line on NW 27th going though bad neighborhoods

Anonymous

You’re a disgusting bastard.

Carpetbagging

More carpetbaggers from Chicago, with way too many units planned. The design that doesn’t fit the Miami aesthetic. Will likely not get 800’ phase 2 tower approved thru FAA. Would be surprised if this project ever starts. While no parking is required at this location, having so many units this grossly under parked will make the units less desirable and will negatively impact rents they will achieve. Not well thought out, poorly conceived, go back to the drawing boards. Or better yet build this somewhere else. Betting Dollars to Donuts this deal won’t happen

Anonymous

Well, we’re waiting and waiting for you to do something. Please, can tell us your plans?

Polo

“79-story, 819 foot tower”, will never happen in that location. The height limit in that area is 706 FT MSL.

Polo

Correction, 810 foot tower…

Anonymous

Shame