Twin 43-Story Towers With ‘Secret Garden’ Planned On Flagler Street

A Brooklyn developer is proposing twin 43-story apartment towers on what is currently a surface parking lot on Flagler Street in downtown Miami.

54 West Flagler would include a total of 391 units, along with ground-floor retail.  A robotic parking garage with 185 parking spaces is also included.

Between the towers would be a “secret garden” of hanging plants. The design is inspired by both the Perez Art Museum and FIU’s Sky Lounge in Sweetwater.

Plans show that most of the units would be very small. The towers themselves would be squeezed onto a tiny 17,065 square foot lot, requiring a setback waiver. Miami’s UDRB will review the proposal late this month.

Alliance Capital is listed as the developer. Records show that the property is owned by Gutierrez Resnik Prop LLC, with an address on Alton Road.

Kobi Karp is listed as the architect.