It’s baaack. It’s rare these days to see a condo development be cancelled, so it was a bit of a surprise when The Edge on Brickell (55 S. Miami Ave Rd.) was axed last year. Those following local development may have just chalked it up to a fantasy project, 58 stories, 3 condo units per floor, robotic parking (due to) sitting on a sliver of land on the Miami River you could barely fit 2 cars on parked nose to nose. But the plans were scrapped and the property sold. Now a new developer wants to revive the project as a hotel, with about 70 residential units. A new architect has been employed and plans for an even taller tower, reducing the sidewalk in front and severely limiting the Riverwalk. It’s hard to imagine how a tower could be built on this site without eliminating public access to the riverfront altogether.
The Miami River Commission is holding a hearing on Monday, May 9 at 12 noon at 1407 NW 7th Street