Total Demolition Permit Submitted For 7-Story Downtown Miami Parking Garage

A 7-story parking garage in downtown Miami is set for total demolition, according to a permit application filed with Miami’s Building Department this morning.

The garage is operated by the Miami Parking Authority. There are plans to replace it with a 49-story tower that will have an even bigger parking garage.

According to the demolition permit application submitted on May 12, a total of 124,304 square feet will be demolished at an estimated cost of $300,000. A contractor is not yet attached to the permit.

Lions Group presented plans last year to an MPA Board to combine the garage site with property it owns next door to build the 49-story project called M-Tower.

According to preliminary plans submitted last year, M-Tower is proposed to include:

  • 624 residential units
  • residential amenities
  • ground floor retail, and offices for the MPA
  • 717 parking spaces (replacing the existing 658-space garage)

The plans were prepared by architectural firm NBWW.

There does not yet appear to be a construction permit pending for the new tower.

 

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Antennae
6 months ago

I think this tower looks great and moreover, it will clean up the area, add density and activity.
Not every tower can be iconic and come on guys, you really rather have that ugly parking structure over this?

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

This tower is better looking than 90% of high rises in the world, these people constantly expect ever tower in Miami to be in the dubai league.

Europe
6 months ago

There are so may ugly towers in Dubai……

Anonymous
6 months ago

False, we don’t want 90 percent of Miami’s proposed towers to be box after box.

Paul
6 months ago

Same people mad about cost of living

Azarius
6 months ago

Yes great use of the space in the time of a housing crisis

Anonymous
6 months ago

Do you really think the rents are going to be affordable in this tower?!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Additional supply will help curb rent increases market wide in the area.

Checo
6 months ago

Yes.

Anonymous
6 months ago

What does “affordable” mean? The rents will be affordable to those who can afford them. Let’s keep building.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Tell me, what do you think the price of affordable rent is and where, and who do you think that price is for?

They call me...
6 months ago

Rent should be about 8-10% of your sales.

If you are renting your primary residence year round, yiu are a chump. Find a way to own property, and you never have to worry about greedy landlords and gentrification.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This tower it’s an ugly eyesore!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Centro is starting to look better and better!

Anonymous
6 months ago

You procreating would be a travesty.

Anonymous
6 months ago

At least you can’t see the garage from a distance. Even Melo’s tower around the corner looks better than this crap.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well, the design of this tower should be aborted.

YEET
6 months ago

THIS AREA OF DOWNTOWN NEEDS HELP ASAP!! Hope they build this sooner then later!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yessss!!! Walking by that thing is offensive

Anonymous
6 months ago

I never understood why SW 1st St had like 4 parking garages right next to each other. Glad one is coming down. Its only a matter of time till the rest come down too

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

And that street is blighted, hopefully this and melos tower will bring needed clean ups and foot traffic

Anonymous
6 months ago

Because in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, downtown (Flagler St.) was the premiere shopping street!

Realtalk Reilly
6 months ago

It’s good that they are replacing this crappy garage but I have a question:

Where is everyone who lives in The Loft 1 & 2 buildings going to park in the meantime?

I think I’ve mentioned this before on here…there were originally going to be three buildings, The Loft 1, 2 & 3, with The Loft 3 being the biggest one that was supposed to house the parking garage for all three buildings. This was in the 2007-09 time frame.

Long story short, The Loft 1 & 2 were finished but the market tanked before they started work on The Loft 3, and it was never built. That left the residents of The Loft 1 & 2 with no parking, so the developer (and later the condo association) leased spaces across the street in this city garage that’s about to be demolished. If I’m not mistaken the top two or three floors of the garage are reserved for Loft residents.

I wonder where all those people will park in the interim while the new garage is being built? (Assuming they’re going to get spaces in the new garage.) Between the two buildings there are 692 units so that’s a whole lot of cars circling the block, looking for street parking!

Anonymous
6 months ago

There are PLENTY of parking lots and garages around the downtown area. Maybe not as close to Loft as this building, but the residents will manage.

abnonimous
6 months ago

that’s a very nonchalant display of reckless approach. This is not about kicking the can down the road until someone or something finds a solution by the sake of fate or accident. People’s life are in play. Speaking like a true Miami politician, full mouth, opinionated with zero planning ability, showing lack of capacity of analysis for results and consequences

Anonymous
6 months ago

“People’s life are in play” Are you serious? We’re talking about parking here. Downtown has plenty of parking, way more than necessary. These people will manage. Maybe they’ll be forced to walk a few extra blocks. The horror!

abnonimous
6 months ago

You seem content to pack your ideas into cliche expressions to find validity. “We’re talking about parking here” – that really does not merit any analysis; if you live in Miami, there needs to be a balance, not all parking, but a balance. Look at Miami Beach as an example, and area that provides a multitude of options for public transportation, microtransportation, and parking ammenities for locals and visitors. “Downtown has plenty of parking, way more than necessary” – either you are foreign with downtown and its transformation, or you keep packing your ideas into your own rationale. There is no plenty parking in downtown, and what exists is really overpriced to encourage downtown living for middle class or visitors towards full revitalization of the urban core. A vital component for the success of downtown revitalization is to find a balance between pedestrians, commerce, housing, car use, cultural and entertainment. “These people will manage. Maybe they’ll be forced to walk a few extra blocks” People and families will not live or come to downtown in metro or metro mover only from outside areas, and viceversa. Downtown is a very small area of greater Miami, and people without cars will be confined if there is not a deep analysis of parking necessities (the elderly and families live in the area too) Finally, Miami is not Manhattan.

@MiamiCityMan
6 months ago

My vehicle storage – the sky is falling – crowd.

Realtalk Reilly
6 months ago

Awww crap… disregard my comment above, everybody. I was referring to the identical city garage that is also being demolished on the corner of NE 2nd Street and NE 2nd Ave.

I mean, my question still stands, with regard to that garage. But the garage in this article is another one that looks just like it but is several blocks away. MY BAD!

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Good infill, will compliment Melos Downtown 1st tower.

BB1
6 months ago

A nice improvement! Looking forward to this.

Anonymous
6 months ago

A clean toilet is an improvement to the area…

Cynthia, a Working Girl
6 months ago

I like the tower detail. The base needs some bows or something.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s a box with little boxes. WTH is likable?

Jimmy
6 months ago

So lets analyze this closely. Existing 658 parking space to 717 parking spaces but adding 624 apartment units. So it’s an apartment complex with spaces for tennant? Not a city parking garage? So basically we lose 658 parking spots for the city and gave them to the developer and act like everyone wins. Sounds like the taxpayers are losing again.

Citybeautiful
6 months ago

Give us more pedestrian friendly layouts with local grocery stores, parks, bike lanes. Miami needs expert guidance towards urban design.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They should demolish the parking garage of MDC and build something there.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They are, its being turned into a workforce housing building

Anonymous
6 months ago

MDC should demolish the Wolfson Center for a vertical campus, and sell all of their underutilized real estate, including Freedom Tower and the old Federal Courthouse, which they have begged money for while letting fall apart.

realitychecker
6 months ago

cmon start breaking ground on all of these already!! if even a half goes up that will do wonders for the city, s h i ee tt storm that is coming in the next few years will be epic, so lets get this on!!

ParkingHater
6 months ago

Cannot get rid of downtown parking fast enough!

Joey305
6 months ago

History says they will demo this lot and not build the tower listed. This will give the parking authority the ability to limit parking options to increase ticket enforcement. This will only further hurt those needing to park in downtown. I am sure Joe mafia is behind it.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I actually really like the design of this tower. It’s interesting, especially compared to the ever-growing number of cereal boxes we see popping up throughout the urban core.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’ll say it before the other guy does…

Oh well, its another filler!

Anonymous
6 months ago

NBWW = Arquitectonica Lite.

Legally blonde
6 months ago

Living in the Porsche design tower even I say it’s better than the Parking lot

Pickles
6 months ago

Welp there goes the neighborhood.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This is great because that parking garage was trash and we need to build something better in that infill

Pickles
6 months ago

This parking garage is beautiful.

Anonymous
6 months ago

God, that’s ugly.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Agree.

Elmo
6 months ago

The current parking garage, I know right!

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

It provides hundreds of rentals and looks better than most towers in even NYC. (Most towers in NYC aren’t art deco )

MM305
6 months ago

It’s better than most urban infill in Miami, forget NYC.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well it’s not as ugly as Centro or Downtown 5th, I suppose.

Pickles
6 months ago

Yup.

Ace
6 months ago

Bland very bland

Anonymous
6 months ago

alright Gordon Ramsey…chill out

Pickles
6 months ago

He’s got a point.

anonymous
6 months ago

why demolish this beautiful garage ?. where are people going to park?

Pickles
6 months ago

Yup I agree. Given most parking garages are tasteless, this is not a bad looking garage.