A proposed three-tower complex in Brickell will proceed as planned following the completion of archaeological exploration, the project’s developer said.
Jorge Perez, founder of developer Related Group, wrote in the Herald that they will build a “world-class” residential complex on the Miami River in Brickell.
Hundreds of archaeologists have been working to excavate the site, with reporting done on a weekly basis to officials as required.
The early consensus among city and state officials and advisors is that archaeological findings at the site do not merit on-site preservation, he said.
Instead, the artifacts that have been found are similar to those found on waterfront properties citywide on an annual basis, he said.
The developer said the findings will be preserved for research and exhibit, and will also be recognized at the site.
“The experts agree: This site is not as old as the pyramids, and it is not another Miami Circle,” Perez wrote.
The development is planned to include three towers. Work is underway on the first tower, while the excavation work wraps up elsewhere on the site.