‘Spectacular’ Tower Planned Across From Brightline’s MiamiCentral

A new downtown Miami transit-oriented residential tower has been announced, with a “spectacular” design.

The 700,000-square-foot tower will be known as First & Fifth, and is being developed by Oak Row Equities.

It will be located across from Brightline’s MiamiCentral, on a property with a rare perfect transit score of 100.

The 45-story tower is being designed by architect ODP to pay homage to Miami’s turn-of-the-century Venetian architecture. It is also said to draw inspiration from the Doge Palace in Venice.

A 1925 historic structure on the site will be preserved.

500 luxury apartments will be built, with access to robust amenities. Rent prices are not yet being announced yet.

Oak Row Equities paid $38.5 million for the site in an off-market deal, and structured seller financing supported by in-place income. Colliers Executive Managing Director Mika Mattingly and Senior Associate Cecilia Estevez of the South Florida Urban Core Team & Vincent Pastore of Pastore and Associates represented the seller in the transaction.

Other developments by Oak Row Equities include The Oasis, Wynwood Plaza, 2600 Biscayne Boulevard, and 2900 Terrace.

 

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Turkish tobacco
26 days ago

Actually the design and the podium are kind of Kool

Mad Dash
26 days ago

Great architecture. Most refreshing.

zachj305
26 days ago

I love that they’re preserving the 1925 building. And the podium/pedestal is not bad as far as parking podiums go but I hate that the tower has no relation to the design elements of either the historic building or the podium which is trying to pay homage to the historic building. It looks like 2 different buildings smashed together.

Make Miami Great Again!
26 days ago

I can’t wait to drive from the garage to the train station!

BDub
26 days ago

The spectacular part must be the sides not shown in the renderings. #sarcasm

thegerr
26 days ago

What a joke! The term “spectacular” obviously has a new definition, because this is not it!

Abe
26 days ago

Sure, “spectacular” is a marketing stretch but I think it’s an interesting design, a departure from the norm that will add some much needed character to the area.

Michael1
26 days ago

The “spectacular” element is probably the tall Moorish arches in the pedestal. It doesn’t seem special otherwise.

Anonymous
25 days ago

I love the Moorish style because it merges Arabic and Spanish elements, reflecting the vibrant Middle Eastern, European, and Latin American communities in Miami. It also brings to mind the awe-inspiring places along the Mediterranean.

Intermodal in a bad way
26 days ago

It’s on a parking pedestal. Garage-oriented development

Anonymous
26 days ago

This is called “irony” in that the parking garage (the number of spaces unmentioned) is just across the street from the train station.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Meanwhile, a Swiss cheese parking garage is over the train station anyway.

TMK
26 days ago

Well…..pedestal barely seems to be only & barely 10 floors high. Pedestal architecture is super different. Also , it seems to street is lined with stores. Very favorable to have life on the streets , and a residential neighborhood feel. Like in Midtown.

Intermodal in a bad way
25 days ago

To be fair yes it only looks like five or six stories of parking above a high ceiling ground floor retail.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Love the Gothic-style arches on the pedestal

Anonymous
26 days ago

What’s spectacular about this building?

A for effort
26 days ago

A new building that looks like a 70s architecture, and in ten years people will think was built in the 70s. What every modern city needs, more old looking buildings.

Anon
26 days ago

Very cool design

MiamiCityMan
26 days ago

A perfect transit score but it’s another building on a parking pedestal.

Jordan
26 days ago

“Off market deal”? That’s been on the market for 8 years at least.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Great to see more worldly designs like this in Miami.

Augie Conde
25 days ago

Love the way they are using the old Salvation Army building!! I used to go there when it was a gay bar!!!

Anonymous
26 days ago

I wouldn’t call it spectacular, rather should be the bare minimum at what should pass in this city as solid infill, meaning not an Arquitectonica or Melo box atop a parking podium. Same with 501 First, which while the base looks nice without a parking podium would have looked even better restoring and preserving the old building facade.

Cavagnari
24 days ago

Fail to see the hyperbole of “spectacular “ design for this building that looks like one design at lobby level with a different vertical design on top

SoBeMom
24 days ago

Owners of luxury apartments want a garage for their luxury cars.

Eugenio Palomo
20 days ago

Shouldn’t we first plan elevated right-of-ways to cruise around all these towers to expand the Metromover and the Metrorail first? Traffic on the roads is already insane. If we think about it, trains are a solution, but they can’t make 90° turns so it would be necessary to cut across intersections elliptically and sometimes get really close to existing buildings. Take a functional city like Chicago, as an example. Railing is an important artery before new towers are approved.

Anonymous
26 days ago

TFW the parking podium looks better than the tower itself.

Johnny Blitz
25 days ago

Design of the building is cool. The podium doesn’t fit in with the surrounding area.

Hello
26 days ago

Small pool bad views

Anonymous
26 days ago

This is the most spectacular cigarette box I’ve ever seen

Anonymous
26 days ago

It’s ok, but NOT spectacular.

Matilda
26 days ago

“Spectacular” takes on a new meaning here … lol …
Not sure about the Saudi Arabian pedestal look for Miami either …

Anonymous
25 days ago

Everyone is going to love hearing a train pass every 10 minutes

Anonymous
26 days ago

Spectacular? That looks nothing like my pecker