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Site Work Appears To Be Underway At 44-Story Luma Miami Worldcenter

Site Work Appears To Be Underway At 44-Story Luma Miami Worldcenter

Another tower at Miami Worldcenter may be about to break ground.

Luma Miami Worldcenter is proposed to include 429 rental apartments in a 44-story tower at 150 Northeast 7 Street.

City records show that a phased construction permit to begin building is now actively being worked through the review process by developer Zom.

Last month, the developer submitted the project for FAA review again at 494 feet above ground, after an earlier approval expired.

Zom recently completed the 43-story Muze at Met Square, and is said to be paying $19 million for the Luma site.

The Seventh Street Promenade, of which a portion is already open, will front the building. The Freedom Tower Metromover station will also be rebuilt as part of the deal.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Listen, why does every tower have to be reviewed by the FAA? There should be some kind of stipulation that if a tower is not in the seven or eight hundred foot height range for downtown, it doesn’t have to be reviewed by the FAA.

What’s the matter with these people who get elected for these city government positions?

Anon
Anon

they need their piece of the pie too, in form of review fees. to your point, FAA review is really pretty straightforward and quick.

Anonymous
Anonymous

But in most cases, an FAA review is unnecessary.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Actually, it is unnecessary period. If the concern is related to planes crashing into downtown, the onus should be on the airline and the airport to change/shift approach and departure lanes. The relative cost of extra fuel use by airlines should be their cost of doing business. If this was made to be a national policy then airlines would have no choice but to pay for extra fuel usage. Cities should NOT be held hostage by the FAA over this.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami can approve and allow any building at any height to be built and there is nothing the FAA can do about it. The MIA cannot tell the city of Miami what’s not allowed.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is actually really stupid

Any
Any

For the record, FAA doesn’t collect review fees. Also, they are the quickest, most straightforward approving party in the entire development process. They are a pleasure to work with.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The quickest? I continually hear on this site, FAA reviews taking many many months. Please clarify.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t care how quick the FAA review projects, they don’t need to review everything. There would be an increase in construction starts by eliminating some of these unnecessary reviews.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not so, sometimes it takes many months and up to a year. Unnecessary holdups for the developer.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Exactly.. if the project for downtown is not in the 700 to 800 ft and over range, I don’t understand the necessity for a review by the FAA.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Actually the cost is negligible for that kind of review as far as fee’s paid to the FAA. Its the consultants and surveyors that reap the fees!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is a serious question. Does anyone know why, when an approval has expired, the FAA has to do another one? The building is the same height in the same location. The airport hasn’t moved.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Will be glad when Okan starts on their tower.

Nick
Nick

Another piece of the puzzle.. building up MWC block by block.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Does anyone know what the FAA fears may have changed since the expiration? I’m asking seriously. Proposed building is in the same spot. Airport and runways haven’t moved.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Stupid bureaucratic red tape.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So what ever happened to the proposed renovations of the three metromover stations next to this project.

marc
marc

Two metro mover stations. One as you can read is getting done. The other one doesn’t appear to be getting done.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What’s with the ugly brown wall with random slit windows on the bottom left? Quite an ugly design flaw for otherwise a conservative building.

The hotel on the other hand is bleh.