4,235 housing units up for Miami commission vote
By Yeleny Suarez
The Miami City Commission is to vote today (1/27) on adding 4,235 housing units to the city's burgeoning supply.
"I think none of the projects going before the commission for the major use special permits will face any impediments, but all is possible," Commissioner Joe Sanchez said.
Each of the six projects would include retail space, a combined 120,440 square feet, and two would have office space totaling 225,800 square feet.
The six are among 233 housing projects with 66,648 units in the city's pipeline. They are:
nOpus, by Development Group, a 57-story building at 1237 Biscayne Blvd. and 324 and 444 NE 13th St., is to include 408 units with 17,160 square feet of retail and 570 parking spaces.
nRiverfront West, by Miami River, is to consist of four structures at 90 SW Third St. with 1,462 units and 38,728 square feet of retail, 203,000 square feet of office space and 1,832 parking spaces.
nRiverfront East, by Neo Epoch 1 and Downtown River Village, is to include three buildings at 300, 350 and 400 S. Miami Ave. and 15, 24, 25 and 39 SW Fourth St. with 1,424 units, 41,994 square feet of retail, 52,800 square feet of office and 1,671 parking spaces.
nSouth Bayshore Tower, a 47-story building by South Bayshore Tower LLC, at 1300 and 1390 Brickell Bay Drive, 171 and 183 SE 14th St. and 180 SE 13th St., would have 364 units in 447,989 square feet, 10,000 square feet of retail and 501 parking spaces.
nEllipse, by Thirteen Biscayne Associates and Morocco Enterprises at 1776 Biscayne Blvd., will be a 24-story tower to include 267 units with 6,793 square feet of retail and 438 parking spaces.
nMarquis, a 63-story tower by Pelican Hotel LLC at 1100 Biscayne Blvd., is to include 310 units, 5,765 square feet of retail and 525 parking spaces.
"We as commissioners listen to both sides and review facts and evidence," Mr. Sanchez said. "It is a fair avenue for those to present cases where we act as judges."