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The FAA is Considering Raising its Hated Downtown Miami Height Restrictions, by About 40 Feet


Reaction on pressure from developers wanting to build taller in Downtown Miami and Brickell, the Federal Aviation Administration is looking into raising the max heights of buildings in and around Miami's urban core—a height limit it imposes to keep the flight paths in and out of Miami International Airport free of obstacles—by 39 feet at the tallest point, according to The Next Miami. Buildings from NE/NW 6th Street to SW 15th Road and as far inland as South Miami Avenue would then be allowed to reach a height of 1049 feet, which is the approved height for One Brickell City Centre, Miami's future tallest-tower-to-be. So, developers will have about four more floors of height to play with, which isn't exactly gobs of room, but hey, it's a few more penthouses. Heights would then taper off from there in every direction. TNM has documents from the Miami Aviation Department describing the plans in significantly more detail.

· Taller towers, faster approvals coming to Downtown Miami [TNM]
· Federal Aviation Administration coverage [Curbed Miami]