A construction permit was issued Friday for a property at the heart of Miami Worldcenter.
The newly issued construction permit shows a 1-story building is planned, with 16,629 square feet of retail, adjacent to the development’s World Square.
The total hard construction cost for the new building is estimated at $12 million.
A photo of the site by Ryan RC Rea last week showed that some site work had already taken place.
Renderings filed with Miami planners for the property last year showed a retail building with an Apple logo, but it’s possible that plans have changed since then.
The June 2022 plans showing Apple logos in the renderings, were submitted by an affiliate of Miami Worldcenter.
According to a July 2022 letter submitted by a representative of the developer, the design will prioritize the pedestrian experience and environmental considerations.
The store will be integrated with the plaza, which will have around 20,000 square feet of dedicated public open space.
Native species will be used to landscape the plaza, promoting biodiversity and improving air quality, the letter states.
FSC certified mass timber, along with other recycled materials, are planned to be used during construction in order to cap carbon. A green roof is also planned.
Gensler is listed as the architect in the earlier planning filing.