Site Work Permit Approved At Namdar Towers

The first construction permit has been approved at downtown Miami’s Namdar Towers site.

However, it doesn’t appear that work can begin immediately since a demolition permit has not yet been issued.

The newly approved construction permit falls under the category of excavation, piles, and site and soil improvement.

Plans for the permit were submitted on August 15, with approval issued August 30. The permit has not been issued and is awaiting payment of fees.

A demolition permit to clear the site has been under review since mid-July, and is still not approved.

The new construction permit for a 40-story tower with 680 multifamily rental units and ground floor retail is also still being reviewed.

John Moriarty is the contractor on all of the permits.

Namdar Towers is planned as two towers rising 41 and 43 stories, with a combined 1,354 apartments.

The developer closed on the purchase of the property last week and obtained $195m in acquisition and construction financing.

 

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Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

Glad its making progress, hope the demo permit comes soon. Also the county needs to make MDC wolfson develop the court house and sell their surface lots.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If they sell their surface lots, then where will the college students park?

Melo is sigma and Chad
7 months ago

there is a 11 story parking garage and alot take the metromover and buses too.

Daniel Frolich
7 months ago

Wolfson Campus has been pretty empty lately. More students are online. 11 story parking garage provides waaaaay more parking than such an urban campus should have anyway with Metrorail and metromover all around.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s crazy that there is no on-campus housing option. That entire part of the city is a total dead spot whenever classes are not in session. Not good. Becomes hangout spot for vagrants and drug addicts.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Students who go to community college are unlikely to afford on-campus housing.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s nearly exclusively a commuter school.

Melo is sigma and Chad
7 months ago

it has so much capacity that garage less condos next to it will have their residents park in it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

A lot of you forget most of the students that attend MDC don’t live in Downtown or near a Metromover. They commute from the surrounding suburbs, hence the large parking garage.

Anonymous
7 months ago

…and also they have after school jobs to drive to as well

Vince
7 months ago

The County does not “need to make” MDC do anything.

MDC has been working diligently to do the environmental testing/permitting/clean up/demolition in that poisonous pit.

If MDC was smart enough to outbid you for that land, then they should have the private property rights to do what they want with them. Of course, you could present them an unsolicited offer to buy those properties and build what you want.

Melo is sigma and Chad
6 months ago

they have sat on it for over a decade

Anonymous
7 months ago

MDC needs to sell the old Federal Courthouse and Freedom Tower, the former which would make a great new central public library and latter and museum at the base and boutique hotel in the tower itself. MDC is a school, not a real estate trust, and it’s shameful how both have been left to fall apart.

Truth Matters
7 months ago

CBD needs 25 more towers to fill gaps and support the opening of all boarded up retail locations

dj milligrams
7 months ago

ask yourself if “high rent blight” is the reason for boarded up retail fronts????…….

Truth Matters
7 months ago

That also exacerbates the situation. Absolutely.

Pickle Rick
7 months ago

Yeah okay “25 more towers”. Wouldn’t you rather they be Class A office towers?

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

Wow! that was quick! hopefully they continue at this pace!

Anonymous
7 months ago

What I can’t understand is how the “Construction Permit” and the “Demolition Permit” weren’t approved at the same time? I mean, they’re approved in the same office.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Awesome density in an up-and-coming area!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great to see the ball rolling for this development.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If you live in a Next Miami building, there’s a good chance you’ll receive medical attention at some point in time from someone who attended classes at MDC. Just saying.