Renderings have been unveiled for two new skyscrapers from KAR Properties in Downtown Miami tentatively known as MRP5 and MRP6. The images recently appeared on the developer’s website, referred to as ‘State-of-the-art’ towers; one with multifamily residential units and retail, and the other an office building. The unveiling of the two new towers corresponds with the announcement of the relaunch of One River Point luxury condominium complex back in May, mentioning two additional phases to be added to the project. MRP5 and MRP6 are expected to rise on land already owned by KAR Properties, possibly addressed as 82 Southwest 3rd Street and 50 Southwest 3rd Street.
Both structures would rise directly north of The Wind Condominium at 350 South Miami Avenue and The Ivy Miami at 90 Southwest 3rd Street on empty parcels of land. The properties sit across the street from each other, where as the western parcel measures up to over 60,000 square feet in floor area, and the eastern parcel nearly 45,000 square feet. Both sides are generally bounded by Southwest 3rd Street on the north, with Key Way and Southwest 4th Street on the south, Riverfront Alley on the west and South Miami Avenue to the east. Water Street, the entrance to the neighboring condominium complexes, is the street that separates both properties from each other.
Renderings of MRP6 reveal a rather unique-looking vertical rhomboid-shaped high-rise that appears to rise out of a colorful multi-story podium, likely a parking garage, and topped with amenity spaces just above. There are curves on all four corners and the exterior is clad in glass that forms long vertical lines throughout the elevations. The structure looks similar in size if not taller than Wind Condominium, which spans 41 stories and stands 501-feet. KAR Properties states this tower will be dedicated to office spaces, but no info on floor count, height or the design firm has been made public as of yet.
MRP5 is quite the departure in the design when compared to the aforementioned structure. The base of the tower appears to be shorter, with an amenities deck atop as well, and then the building gracefully curves along all of its corners. There are wrap-around terraces on several upper levels, and the tower overall appears to have sort of triangular shape that’s similar to the Flatiron Building or One Clinton in New York City.
Both projects will happen adjacent to One River Point at 24 Southwest 4th Street, two planned twin 817-foot-tall residential skyscrapers spanning 60 stories and joint by a multistory skybridge featuring designs by Rafael Viñoly, also by KAR Properties.