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Apollo Cos.' Proposed 800 Medical Tower 760x320

Miami officials gave Apollo Cos. permission to construct a medical office building in the Health District, close to the biggest hospitals in the city.

The project will be constructed on a 20,656-square-foot plot at 800 N.W. 15th St., which is on the north side of the major Dolphin Expressway/State Road 836, by the Aventura-based developer via affiliate 800 Medical Tower LLC. In July 2023, the developer paid $7 million for the site which included a one-story office building, which he later demolished.

According to Apollo Cos. CEO Edward Abbo, 800 Medical Tower’s 170,255 square feet across 14 stories and 187 parking spaces were approved. The first floor would have a lobby and 4,665 square feet of retail space. Floor plates for the medical office space would range from 8,914 to 13,251 square feet, and they would be located on levels seven through fourteen.

Miami-based Caymares Martin designed the building.

According to Abbo, he has applied to the city for a building permission and expects to receive it in four months. He stated there is a lot of interest from medical tenants, but he hasn’t decided if the medical office space would be leased or sold as office condos.

According to him, medical tenants are losing space as the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System grow inside their current structures. These tenants now require additional medical office space.