New York-based developer The Chetrit Group awaits permitting for their plans to build four 60-story rental skyscrapers along the Miami River. Designed by Kobi Karp, the pending tower cluster titled Miami Riverwalk Towers is addressed as 275 Southwest 6th Street in the north-western perimeters of the Brickell neighborhood, spanning 20 plots of land bounded by SW 3rd Ave. to the west, SW 7th Street to the south, SW 2nd Ave. to the east, and SW 5th Street to the north while also adjacent to the river waterfront and nearby the Interstate-95.
Construction on the Arlo Wynwood, a 9-story mixed-use hotel, is making notable progress in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Designed by NBWW Architects and developed by Quadrum Global, the ground up hotel is addressed as 2217 Northwest Miami Court, occupying the southwestern corner of the interior lot with frontage along Perimeter Road as well. The development is expected to yield up to 141,758 square feet of space with 217 guest rooms.
Exterior work is nearing completion on the newly constructed CitizenM Brickell, 277-foot tall hotel in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Addressed as 955 South Miami Avenue, the building is designed by Gensler and developed by CitizenM Hotels, a hospitality brand founded by hotelier Rattan Chadha. The 21-story hotel will include 252 lodging units, mostly micro-sized rooms starting at 157 square feet, and up to 4,174 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor.
Excavation work is underway at 601 Northeast 1st Avenue, the site of a 51-story mixed-use tower known as NATIIVO in Downtown Miami. Designed by Arquitectonica and developed by Sixth Street Miami Partners LLC, a company owned by the Galbut Family, the development will yield 932,859 square feet a mix of residential, office, hotel and commercial spaces. Located just south of the Miami Worldcenter development, the site is bounded by Northeast 1st Avenue to the west, Northeast 6th Street to the south, Northeast 2nd Avenue to the east and Bezel at Miami Worldcenter to the north.
In recent years, the city of Miami has seen an influx of proposals for supertall skyscrapers; this supertall is defined as a building reaching the height of 300 meters or greater, or a minimum of 984 feet. Various developers have put together elite teams of architects and engineers to bring the phenomenon to South Florida, yet as of today, none have been constructed. Skyscraper construction is no myth in the area as the city’s skyline is densely packed with hundreds of high rises, and perhaps even some that visually appear to come close to 300 meters, but a legitimate supertall has yet to come to fruition. This could be due to various factors, such as funding or engineering obstacles; maybe in the past the demand wasn’t there. But what we do know is that the FAA, the Federal Aviation Administration, has approved a handful of supertall skyscraper proposals. These are the most recently proposed and approved projects.