JDS Development Group and Major Food Group have filed detailed plans for a Miami condo that could become the tallest building in Florida.
It was first announced in December that The Major would rise 1,049 feet with 259 condos and an assortment of restaurants at 888 Brickell Ave.
Recently, 888 Brickell Owner LLC, owned by JDS Development’s Michael Stern, filed both zoning and pre-application documents with Miami-Dade County officials that reveal more details on the 82-story project.
In addition to the 259 condos, there would be 50,490 square feet of restaurants, event space and offices, plus a 250-space mechanical parking garage. The garage would utilize vehicle elevators from the first floor and vehicle stacking.
The tower would be a mix of luxury residential, dining, fitness, catered events, and back-office operations. Jeff Zalaznick, a co-owner of Major Food Group, noted it would have more than 100,000 square feet of amenities including a private club.
“This will be a truly spectacular place to live that really represents the Major Food Group lifestyle of high-quality food service and living,” he said.
Started in 2010, Major Food Group has more than a dozen acclaimed restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, and South Florida. Their branded restaurants include Carbone, ZZ’s Clam Bar, Dirty French, and Sadelle’s.
Zalaznick added that the developer plans to launch sales soon. Prices haven’t been disclosed, but they will likely be in the luxury category.
With a record number of condo sales for $1 million and up in Miami in the first quarter, this is a lucrative time to launch a new high-end condo in the city.
Here’s a floor-by-floor look at the project:
Zalaznick said there would be three or four restaurant concepts in the building. He’s still deciding how many of them would be open to the public, as some might be reserved for condo owners and their guests.
“We were trying to do something that was truly classic but bold,” he said of the condo building design. “Something that was different from what has become a very repetitive type of product in Miami and really break the mold and raise the bar on quality and craftmenship, the same as we have done in our restaurants.”
ODP Architecture + Design in Hollywood and Studio Sofield in New York are the architects of the project. Miami-based attorney Melissa Tapanes Llahues represents the developer in the application.
The developer has the 22,568-square-foot property under contract from Miami-based Alphatur NV%LA Primera, co-owned by Mashud Mezerhane. It currently has a 7-story office building.
The only question is whether the Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami, which is also planned for 1,049 feet, will be completed first.