Edgewater is a booming condo market and one of the fasted growing and most sought after residential community in Miami. Being of such interest to developers has some looking at new ways to make their projects unique. For one such condo project its impressive height may make it interesting but also dangerous.
A Florida developer looked at the Edgewater location for construction of its 649 foot, 57 story condo building but was met with reluctance after the FFA filed a 'notice of presumed hazard' against the plans. Miami International airport is a short distance from the Edgewater location and planes use the airspace above it frequently. The extreme height of the proposed condo building had the FFA concerned for resident safety.
After the original notice was filed, the FFA conducted a study likely to see whether or not the height regulations for the Edgewater area could be changed. A combination of the study's findings and public comment regarding the issue lead regulators to approve the condo buildings height. Now that the planned height has been approved developers can move forward with construction.
Now that height regulations have been established so projects like this one and others can move forward, the Edgewater area will likely continue to grow in development and popularity. Real estate development and planning takes a coordinated effort between a team of people including a knowledgeable real estate law attorney. If you have questions about real estate development in your area, speaking to a trusted attorney may help.
Source: South Florida Business Journal, "FAA approves height of tallest condo in Miami's Edgewater," Brian Bandell, Oct. 8, 2015