Voters Approve SkyRise Tower In Landslide

Miami voters have overwhelmingly approved Jeff Berkowitz’s plan to build the 1,000 foot SkyRise Miami tower.

With all precincts reporting, 68% of votes cast were in favor of a new lease for SkyRise and Bayside, with just 32% voting no.

Earlier today, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled against activist Charles Corda, who had sued the city over the ballot language of the SkyRise lease amendment. That leaves Berkowitz in the clear to start construction.

Utility work at the site will begin immediately. Foundation work will take about nine months, with a goal of opening to the public by early 2018.