The twin 83-story mixed-used towers proposed by Brightline parent Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) for the last remaining development site at MiamiCentral has been approved. According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade commissioners voted last week giving the project the green light. Addressed as 195 Northwest 2nd Street and 220 Northwest 2nd Avenue, both towers will rise 848-feet above the Government Center light rail station and yield a combined 2,007 residential units, 49,634 square feet of retail space and 2,136 parking spaces. New York-based J3T Ventures, LLC, managed by Nader Damaghi and additional family members, has been in contract to buy the property since May of last year, and is highly likely to be the developer to bring the Zyscovich Architects-designed Supertowers to fruition.
Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, breaks ground on its new Boca Raton station with Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc. as the
construction manager for the garage and train station. Once completed, the station will be Brightline’s fifth operational in Florida, connecting travelers from Boca Raton to Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and soon Orlando. Located on a 1.8-acre site across from Mizner Park and adjacent to the downtown library, Brightline’s Boca station, designed by Zyscovich Architects, will feature approximately 38,000 square feet of space which will include its signature autonomous MRKT and premium lounge among other station amenities. The station will offer a seamless travel experience through modern technology, including a cashless environment, touchless turnstiles and high-speed WiFi. Brightline’s Boca station is expected to be complete in the fall of 2022.
The final design plans have been unveiled for the Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub, a 13-story office and commercial building undergoing a complete gut renovation and redesign at 155 South Miami Avenue – the northeast corner at the intersection with South 2nd Avenue in the Flagler District, Downtown Miami. Originally built in 1980, the revamp of the structure will bring 137,000 square feet of office space and 6,000 square feet of commercial space. Developed by Moishe Mana of Mana Common and designed by award-winning architecture firm Zyscovich Architects, the project is being geared towards the emerging tech industry in Miami with the hopes of attracting major technology companies and innovative startups.
A notice of commencement has been filed by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI), the parent company of Brightline, indicating construction is set to begin at the site where two 83-story mixed-use towers are being planned. The scope of work involves the restructuring of the streetscape, re-aligning Northwest 1st Avenue directly south to Northwest 1st Street, demolishing the existing small park that breaks up the grid, and some sewer and plumbing work. Upon completing the realignment of the street, a new rectangular interior lot will be formed at 195 Northwest 2nd Street to make way for the 848-foot-tall south tower.
The Federal Aviation Administration has received applications seeking approvals for The Gallery at West Brickell, a 321-foot-tall mixed-use project planned for 201 Southwest 10th Street in West Brickell, Miami. Designed by CM Design & Development and developed by Miami-based Related Group along with Miami-Dade County, the project would rise 29 stories at the northwest corner of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest 10th Street, and yield approximately 465 income-restricted residential units, 2,238 square feet of office space, 2,338 square feet of retail and up to 529 parking spaces. The applications for the height approvals were submitted on October 28, 2021.