104-Story Mixed-Use Supertall Proposed At 130‐146 Biscayne Boulevard In Downtown Miami

YVE Hotel Miami at 146 Biscayne Boulevard. Photo from Google Maps.

Miami-Dade County planners have received a pre-application meeting request to review preliminary plans for a new 1,049-foot supertall mixed-use development in Downtown Miami. Spanning 2.15 acres, this expansive property comprises three contiguous parcels between Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 3rd Avenue, extending from Northeast 1st to 2nd Streets, occupying the northern half of the city block. The applicants listed in the application are 100 Biscayne LLC, 146 Biscayne Owner LLC, and 141 NE Third LLC, all affiliates of New York City’s RFR Realty (RFR) led by developer Aby Rosen, owner of the Chrysler Building and Seagram Building in Manhattan. RFR wants to replace several existing buildings 130-146 Biscayne Boulevard and 141 Northeast 3rd Avenue with a 104-story tower featuring a mix of residential and hotel offerings with over 1,000 parking spaces to tower over their adjacent 30-story 100 Biscayne office building.

The property enjoys a prime location directly facing Bayfront Park and is conveniently situated within a mere five-minute walk from two Metromover Stations. To the west of the property lies the First Street Metromover Station, and just one block to the south is the Bayfront Park Metromover Station. This strategic positioning offers unparalleled accessibility and convenience for residents and visitors alike.

Overall site plan for 130-146 Biscayne Boulevard. Credit: RFR Realty.

The proposed supertall structure is expected to cover 2,294,293 gross square feet, with a net area of 1,498,802 square feet. It will include 1,074 residential units with an average unit scope of 1,268 feet, 252 hotel keys with an average of 540 square feet, and 1,013 parking spaces. The presence of retail frontages on the ground floor remains uncertain. Still, the hotel and residential components would be stacked atop a multi-level parking podium, seamlessly integrating with the tower elevations. The axonometric diagram below indirectly illustrates the building’s height in comparison to the upcoming 100-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard, which is set to become Miami’s first supertall tower, with a series of offset cubes, expected to go vertical early next year. This marks the third supertall envisioned on Biscayne Boulevard within the downtown area, with the Waldorf being the first and Florida East Coast Realty’s planned 1,049-foot-tall mixed-use One Bayfront Plaza being the second. (Note: The diagram below is a placeholder for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered as the design of the actual building)

Axonometric diagram for 130-146 Biscayne Boulevard. Credit: RFR Realty.

Three buildings are slated for demolition to make way for the development of this project, with the most notable being the YVE Hotel Miami, which RFR purchased last year for nearly $26 million. The hotel has occupied that corner of Biscayne and Northeast 2nd Street since 1926, initially opening as the Watson Hotel. It changed ownership several times and even underwent an exterior makeover in the early 60s. The 17-story hotel will be brought down, along with a parking facility at 130 Biscayne Boulevard and the adjacent 12-story Bayside Office Center at 141 Northeast 3rd Avenue.

Demolition permits were filed on May 30 for each building, with Alliedbean Demolition, Inc. listed as the contractor for the work. RFR is estimated to spend $1,514,319 to demolish the YVE Hotel Miami, $713,978 to demolish the 12-story Bayside Office Center at 141 Northeast 3rd Avenue, and $1,536,115 for the parking garage that sits in between the hotel and 100 Biscayne. That’s nearly $3.8 million to demolish 575,711 square feet of existing improvements on the property.

No renderings or elevation diagrams are available at the moment, so there’s not much to say about the architecture and how it will affect the area just yet. However, RFR has hired Zyscovich to design the tower. Kimley-Horn is listed as the traffic engineer.

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6 Comments on "104-Story Mixed-Use Supertall Proposed At 130‐146 Biscayne Boulevard In Downtown Miami"

  1. It’s a SUPER BOX!!!! :-/ a nice terraced crown would be nice. Hopefully the tenders give us some more architectural detail other than super duper, family sized, glass box

    • We don’t have renderings yet, the picture you are commenting on is just a placeholder and has nothing to do with how it will look like.

  2. GardenViewNYC | July 31, 2023 at 12:17 pm | Reply

    Okay Oscar, so how many supertalls are now proposed for Miami? Are we up to 10?

    • Robert Shultz | July 31, 2023 at 2:50 pm | Reply

      Proposed is the key word. The Waldorf is the one that I see moving forward with construction but I do understand that the planning , permitting and getting construction started is a tremendous undertaking. The behind the scenes financing, etc has to be very interesting.

    • Factoring in the canceled projects, and the towers that ended up being short of supertall status, I believe there are 9:

      1. Waldorf Astoria Miami (PMG, Greybrook) – (Vertical construction in Q1 2024)
      2. 130-146 Biscayne Boulevard (RFR Realty)
      3. Hyatt Regency Redevelopment (Hyatt, Gencom)
      4. One Brickell City Center (Swire, Related Co.)
      5. 888 Brickell (JDS Development)
      6. 609 Brickell (Key International, 13th Floor Investments)
      7. 1201 Brickell (Citadel site)
      8. One Bayfront Plaza (Florida East Coast Realty)
      9. One Island Drive (Swire)

  3. Craig Johnson | July 31, 2023 at 7:43 pm | Reply

    I love how Miami has continued to focus on building super-tall buildings and creating a dynamic skyline in South Florida. If Atlanta would learn their lesson, they might have a couple of supertalls instead of the building stretching 4 to 7 acres. We have one about to be built and people overjoy with a 733ft tall building. Really? Kick rocks.

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