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Witkoff, Monroe plan three 57-story towers on Miami Worldcenter site

Witkoff and Monroe Capital proposed a 3.4 million-square-foot, mixed-use addition to the Miami Worldcenter development downtown.

An affiliate of New York-based Witkoff and Chicago-based Monroe plans to build three towers on the 4.7-acre site at 700 North Miami Avenue. The buildings could each be up to 57 stories tall.

The duo bought the land for $94 million in July.

The proposal calls for 540,000 square feet of office, nearly 50,000 square feet of retail, about 2,500 parking spaces and nearly 2,200 residential units, according to a project application the developers submitted to Miami-Dade County.

The application shows the homes would be one- and two-bedroom units, but it does not specify whether they would be apartments or condos. The project’s land-use attorney declined comment.

The Kobi Karp-designed project would include a park on the south end of the property that abuts the railroad tracks where cargo trains travel to the port, according to the proposal.

Although the property is in the city of Miami, Witkoff and Monroe are asking Miami-Dade for feedback on several code variances.

If approved, the project would mark a new chapter for the site formerly home to the Miami Arena, which hosted the Miami Heat and other teams until it was demolished in 2008.

Miami-based MDM Group, through its hospitality-focused MDM Hotel Group, had planned a 1,700 Marriott Marquis hotel and 600,000-square-foot expo center as part of the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter. It paid $45 million for the land in 2017.

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This neighborhood is changing so much so quickly.

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Miami has had dozens of proposals since 2008 but little actual construction of tall buildings.

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