Florida YIMBY: FAA permits issued for 39-story mixed-use tower at 128 SW 7th Street in Brickell, Miami

09 May 2024

By: Oscar Nunez | May, 09, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued permits for a 39-story mixed-use building planned at 128 Southwest 7th Street in Miami’s Brickell financial district. Designed by Gensler, developed by Focus Development Inc (Focus) and tentatively dubbed Miami Starlite, the development is projected to yield 685,710 square feet of space. This includes 517 residential units, 8,282 square feet of retail space, and indoor parking for over 500 vehicles. Focus acquired the site for $28 million in November 2022. Previously the location of Brickell’s former Starlite East Motel, the property is a thru-block site with frontage on Southwest 8th Street and bound by the AC Miami Hotel on the east and the City Heights apartment tower on the west.

Four building permits were issued for the mixed-use tower on May 2, with an 18-month validity period expiring on November 2, 2025. These permits will enable the structure to ascend to 445 feet above ground or 452 feet above mean sea level. The FAA has determined that the tower does not exceed obstruction standards and would not pose a hazard to air navigation. 128 SW 7th Street Owner LLC, an affiliate of Focus, is noted as the project’s sponsor.

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