The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued building permits for twin 485-foot-tall residential towers at 1900 Biscayne Boulevard in Edgewater, Miami. The developer behind the efforts is Kushner Companies, who’s developing both of these towers along with a third tower at 2000 Biscayne Boulevard, collectively known as the Edgewater Collective. The FAA approved building permits yesterday, and will be valid for the next 18 months. Plans for the Edgewater Collective include 1,265 residential units and 24,000 square feet of retail space across three towers.
Below are two determinations for the approved structures, one for four for each tower (east + west tower). The FAA deemed neither structures would have any substantial adverse effect on the safe and efficient utilization of the navigable airspace by aircraft or on the operation of air navigation facilities.
The pair of towers at 1900 Biscayne Boulevard, designed by Kobi Karp Architects, will span 42-stories and 485-feet, or 495-feet above sea level. 1,401,267 square feet of space including 872 apartments will be created from this phase of the development. New construction permits were filed for the site in July with estimated construction costs around $245 million. Pacifica Engineering is the private provider expediting the permit review process. A general contractor is not listed, but it will likely be the same contractor as the first tower.
Kushner is already making headway with the first tower at 2000 Biscayne Boulevard currently under construction. This phase of the development broke ground at the end of last year with Balfour Beatty as the general contractor and an estimated cost of $111,000,000. According the construction permits, the project is planned to top off at 418-feet across 36 floors, yielding 637,485 square feet of space including 393 residential units, 1,350 square feet of office space and 4,785 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Dorsky + Yue International is the architect.