Chicago-based developer Focus has filed for plan and zoning approval for a 39-story tower in Brickell, with new renderings released.
The residential tower is planned for the former Starlite Motel property in Brickell. The motel was demolished earlier this year.
The zoning and general plan applications were submitted to Miami-Dade County on August 30 (the developer says it intends to file for Administrative Site Plan Review separately). The project is being process through the county’s Rapid Transit zoning approval process, which has become a popular alternative to the City of Miami approval process.
Renderings were updated from an August 4 pre-application submittal.
According to the latest filings, the tower is planned to rise 424 feet and include:
517 residential units
8,282 square feet of ground floor retail along both the SW 7th Street and SW 8th Street frontages
indoor/outdoor and rooftop amenity spaces on level 8 and 39
506 parking spaces in a six-level garage
Renderings and elevations show metal guardrails on balconies, rather than glass.
The project also includes cross-block connectivity at the ground floor via a driveway and walkway
on the west side of the property that will improve both vehicular and pedestrian circulation within
and around the development, the developer said in a letter