92-Story One Bayfront Plaza Gets Planning Approval

Miami’s Planning Department has given the green light for developer Tibor Hollo’s proposal to build a supertall tower on Biscayne Boulevard.

Plans were approved on December 26, after a four month review. The proposal does not need to comply with Miami 21 zoning regulations, since a Major Use Special Permit issued prior to Miami 21 is being reused and modified.

Work is expected to begin in early 2019, although the developer has said they would like to accelerate the start if they can complete pre-construction planning sooner.

As proposed, the tower would become the tallest in Miami at 92 stories and 1,049 feet above sea level.

With the project, the developer is targeting some of the hottest sectors of Miami’s real estate market. It would include:

  • 1,361 rental apartments
  • 534,379 square feet of office space
  • 101,650 square feet of retail
  • 200 hotel rooms
  • 2,117 parking spaces
  • Observation deck on level 92

Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect, along with ODP Architects.

Another Hollo Supertall proposal, The Towers by Foster and Partners, was submitted a month later and remains under Planning Department review.

 

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Anonymous

Wow finally happening

Anonymous

Hollo is going out with a BANG! Good for him.

Anonymous

The iconic tower we’ve been waiting for!

Anonymous

Just because it’s tall doesn’t make it iconic. Aside from its height, there is nothing to make it stand out from the crowd. Unlike structures in major cities around the world such as the opera house in Sydney, you could never say that’s “Miami” just by looking at it.

Anonymous

I agree with you, this design is not iconic, the first design was much better in my opinion.

Now, because I said it, go ahead boo birds with all the thumbs down votes you want.

Anonymous

It completely stands out from the crowd with its sleek glass skin as compared to the cheap ugly painted stucco exterior of almost all new Miami high rises. The way the tower meets the street instead of sitting entirely on a podium is also a much less common and more desirable design feature. It’s a great design all around and KPF is a welcome break from Arq.

Anonymous

Dude, you can hype this design all you want but it’s still not as iconic as the first design with the hole in the middle.

Anonymous

The Sydney Opera House is a terrible comparison. OBP is residential, not a concert venue. Also, this building is far more iconic than most Sydney’s skyscrapers.

Let\'s Go Miami

Build it!

Magazine

Given the plethora of options in Brickell, renting an apartment in this likely price range in Miami without a balcony is going to be a non-starter for many people.

Anonymous

You complain about design but the you complain about balconies. Balconies are ugly and hold back design . Why would you care about no balconies your not going to live there.

Anonymous

Why don’t we build more sunroom balconies. Some call these enclosed balconies I’ve seen these built so in other hot and humid places like Manila. Provideds balcony area but keeps the glass look and feel we all seem to like in downtowns.

Marc306

THIS!!!

I rarely see people using their balconies in Brickell. Part of the time it is the architects fault for not designing useable balconies, other times it’s the owner/renters “fault” for not using it. I’d much rather have floor to ceiling glass than a balcony. A convertible sunroom-type balcony as you mentioned would be a great middleground.

Anonymous

I use my balcony precisely never. It’s small, it’s loud in downtown Miami, and it’s usually too humid to be worthwhile. I would gladly trade it for more interior space and/or a better looking building.

Anonymous

A balcony 500 feet in the air is a wind tunnel so it defies it’s purpose. I think it’s good it doesn’t have balconies

Anonymous

Nobody wants an even remotely high end apartment in warm sunny BEAUTIFULLY Weathered Miami with no balcony.

enrigue8

I am so happy for Miami !

Anonymous

Is the existing building even starting to vacate yet?

Anonymous

When would demolition start on the existing building there?

mondocondo

You mean the existing parking lot?

Anonymous

THAT is a cool looking rendering.

Anonymous

Fire the planning board.

There is no reason why this project should have 2,000 parking spaces. This doesn’t belong in a real city.

Anonymous

Totally agree, but then again, what makes you think this is a real city?
At most, it should have 800 parking spots

Anonymous

How do you come up with that number? There are 1,300+ apartments and a half million sq ft of office space to park for. The imaginary public transport that our city offers will solve for it?

Anonymous

Exactly! In this imaginary world everyone should walk in the heat, take public transportation, or magically beam themselves to where ever they are going. I will bet you anything that the idiots that make these comments own a car just like the rest of us.

Anonymous

I’ll bet you $5 they’re a first year urban planning or architecture student.

Anonymous

Parking garages are not needed in cities with exceptional public transportation like Miami.