The Federal Aviation Administration has approved two 43-story towers in Downtown Miami. The project in question is 222, also known as Namdar Towers, an approximate 1.3 million-square-foot mixed-use development planned for a 1.26-acre assemblage at 222 Northeast 1st Avenue. Designed by Behar Font & Partners with De Los Reyes Engineering, Inc. as the structural engineer and developed by Namdar Group, plans for the project call for 1,394 residential units, 7,984 square feet of ground floor commercial space, 336 vehicles parking spaces, and racks for 1,394 bicycles. Witkin Hults + Partners is the landscape architect, TWR Engineers is the MEP engineer, and Grāef is the civil engineer.
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing building permit applications for The Crosby, a 33-story mixed-use building planned at 601 North Miami Avenue within the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter mixed-use complex in Park West, Downtown Miami. Designed by Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates and developed by Related Group and Merrimac Ventures under the DT G Block LLC, the project will yield 450 fully finished and furnished condominium units spread across 387,355 square feet with interiors by AvroKO, as well as 22,000 square feet of amenities and 3,370 square feet of retail space. Beauchamp Construction is the general contractor for the project.
New York-based developer Naftali Group (Naftali) has been granted several building permits for a twin-towered residential project at Miami Worldcenter with up to 1.3 million square feet of potential space. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined the proposed structures would have no substantial adverse effect on the safe and efficient utilization of the navigable airspace by aircraft or on the operation of air navigation facilities, allowing them to rise 684 feet, or 691 feet above sea level. Naftali formed a joint venture partnership with Cara Real Estate Management and purchased the 44,500-square-foot site at 1016 Northeast 2nd Avenue in Downtown Miami’s Park West neighborhood last year for nearly $41 million. Zoning allows for buildings with a maximum floor count of 60 stories.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved permits for work on 501 First Residences, a 40-story residential building under construction at 501 Northeast 1st Avenue in Downtown Miami. Designed by Revuelta Architecture International and developed by Aria Development Group with AQARAT, the building will have over 400,000 square feet of space, including 448 fully-furnished luxury condominium units featuring interiors by Shim Projects and 3,127 square feet of commercial space. Beauchamp Construction is serving as the general contractor.
FAA Building permits have been issued for work on 488 Residences at Riverwalk, a 38-story mixed-use building planned for 488 Southwest 1st Avenue in the Tarpon River neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown corridor. Located one block south of the New River and bound by Southwest 5th Street on the south, plans for the 26,291-square foot property call for a 580,873-square-foot structure containing 362 dwelling units, around 6,000 square feet of retail space, and 363 parking spaces. Built Form and Tabanlıoğlu Architects designed the current publicly known iteration of the building. The developer is an entity linked to Colorado-based real estate investment trust UDR, Inc., which purchased the development from Ellis Diversified, Inc. in 2022 for $16 million.