Bulked-Up Design Planned For One Brickell City Centre Signature Office Supertall

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’s Related Companies and Swire Properties are quickly moving through the approval process on design changes for the One Brickell City Centre supertall tower, less than two months after announcing a partnership to develop the tower.

In March, Related and Swire announced they would begin construction on the supertall in 2023.

Now, changes to the design guidelines have been submitted for review by Miami’s Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board.

If the board approves, the supertall will be getting bulkier, with a larger footprint and floorplates.

The tower is still planned to top off at 1,049 feet, and Arquitectonica appears to still be the architect.

According to a text of the proposal, the alternate design is being called the “One BCC Signature Office.”

The changes are being demanded by large financial and tech companies, the proposal says:

Based on the global changes to market conditions following the COVID-19 pandemic, redevelopment of the One BCC block may also proceed in a different configuration to attract premier office tenants (“One BCC Signature Office”). These market changes are precipitated by an inflow of new residents and businesses to Miami, primarily from urban areas in the Northeast U.S. and California. The resulting increase in investment activity has generated office space interest particularly from significant, global financial service and technology companies that do not traditionally have a presence in south Florida. The SAP allows for larger tower floorplates in a One BCC Signature Office design that will create opportunities for the types of workspaces, these office tenants demand. Such attributes include increased visibility, flexibility, efficiency, volumetric space, and strategic co-location.

Previously, the maximum floorplate was 30,000 square feet. Under the proposal, the maximum floorplate will range from 40,000 to 60,000 square feet:

In a One BCC Signature Office design, the following additional tower flexibilities may be permitted by process of SAP Permit, so long as the Building does not exceed 2,850,000 square feet of total Floor Area:

  • •40,000 square feet maximum Floorplate size for Office and Commercial Uses with a maximum length of 250 feet, on all tower Stories except:
  • 60,000 square feet maximum Floorplate size for Office Uses for the first 100 feet of the tower above the maximum Height of the Pedestal, with a maximum Floorplate length of 350 feet.

Other changes include the possibility of an above grade pedestrian connection over the Metromover station, with no setback and encroaching into the right-of-way. There are also changes to the ground level parking and loading guidelines.

Miami’s Planning Department is recommending approval of the proposed changes. The Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board hearing is scheduled for June 1.

 

 

An earlier rendering of One Brickell City Centre. The new design would have larger floorplates and a larger footprint:

 

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Pop
6 months ago

Girth alone is good. But girth and length is best.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Deep throat!

Anon
6 months ago

Girth !

Expedite
6 months ago

Do not delay this

Anon
6 months ago

Makes a nice transition from the podium to the tower. And it’s already allowed in the SAP, they’re not even being greedy. Do it!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Do it

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hopefully this development has the success of Manhattan Developer Steve Ross, and not that of Miami Dolphins Owner Steve Ross.

Do the Best You’ve Ever Done
6 months ago

“ and Arquitectonica appears to still be the architect.”

Pls pls pls don’t screw this up. Pls!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why don’t they at least put a railing on that big void and at least make that part into some kind of an amenity deck?

Anonymous
6 months ago

restaurant…..bar….?…….would be fantastic

Anonymous
6 months ago

That’s just a very early rendering. I’m sure that space is some amenity

Anonymous
6 months ago

Renderings are meant to give an idea not the final design.

Zz01
6 months ago

Right. But usually they oversell the project with amenities and features that they can’t/won’t deliver. Is it common to under promise amenities in favor of blank space?

Anonymous
6 months ago

In order to go from 40,000 to 60,000 square feet, that dug out you see in the old rendering must’ve gotten deleted. But we’ll see when the new renderings come out.

Anon
6 months ago

Lol virtue signaling is fun. How many of these enterprises refuse deals with saudi arabia involvement (a country that is very anti-lgbtq)

Anonymous
6 months ago

Can always make the argument that it’s currently topical and damaging in terms of reputation and even compliance wise, but I personally agree with this move. There is never a perfect solution that makes everyone happy.

King of Miami
6 months ago

Or that deal with israel? A country that is openly engaged in aparteid.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Don’t forget China, that occupies and claims territory for seventy-plus years, and conducts ethnic cleansing and pogroms against Uyghurs and Tibetans, while Nike buys cotton from forced labor camps and acts all woke and mighty.

Calivalle..
6 months ago

Looks awesome…💎💎💎

Connor
6 months ago

Good because that previous design is horrible

wtf
6 months ago

Why would they allow them to eliminate the requirement on active uses along 7th and 8th??? This only leads to dead ground floor facades with parking unlimited entrances which is horrible for pedestrians… in the heart of Brickell.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Haha.. those poor frightened pedestrians in Brickell…

Office Supporter
6 months ago

I’ve always thought the maximum floor plate size is an odd requirement for office, when some users really want 50,000 sq ft floors go take down large, even chunks of 50k sq ft when moving from out of state.

This hasn’t happened often, but you see that in many other southeast cities.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The result will be a wedding cake design reminiscent of New York City’s 1930s, 1940s, 1950s skyscrapers.

Anonymous
6 months ago

So basically this will look like a wedding cake design tower from New York’s past.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Nahhh… but I will tell you this, it looks different from the same BS that we constantly see from Arquitectonica.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why not go with the previous crystal shard-like design, only taller?

Tom
6 months ago

Urban growth is wonderful; sprawl is not wonderful because it supplants Florida’s beautiful important nature with suburbs.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Let’s go! Looking forward to the NIMBY’s in surrounding towers complain of their “lost views.”

Melo’s are soft
6 months ago

Can we not use BCC. Sounds to similar to something else.

Eggplant Lover
6 months ago

Sounds fine to me!

Anonymous
6 months ago

You mean the old name of Broward County’s crappy public college, or after switching out one “C” for a “B,” that state-owned British media company that airs Dr. Who?

Oh, you mean the myth about Sub-Saharan Africans.

Eggplant Lover
6 months ago

Myth??? You need to explore more. I can tell you from my experience it’s more than true.

Checo
6 months ago

To believe this first hand knowledge is to suspend disbelief AND to throw common sense out the window.

What Russia financing? Vlad Dronin left the USSR for Geneva Switzerland when he was 23 years old. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and long before the Soviet collapse in late 1991. I’d bet Russian Oligarchs hate the guy for abandoning his birthplace.

Was it the Joint Venture partner, Cain International, from London? Is their equity from Russia, Russia, Russia?

This “news item” doesn’t make sense.

Sooo….an undisclosed “major global enterprise” signed a contract then “pulled out” due to concerns about ________________________.

No kidding!?!? Tell me, Mr. Source Close to the Situation, did this undisclosed major global enterprise just “pull out” of a contract? Does that mean, they didn’t honor their word because of unspecified concerns about a possible financing source that someone or something might have done something or another. No one can break contracts like that…and if there isn’t a contract, there was never a public announcement.

If they didn’t default and break a contract, then they didn’t really pull out of anything. (By the way, I’m thinking about pulling out of my marriage to Rhianna because of a concert she performed in Moscow).

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
“(By the way, I’m thinking about pulling out of my marriage to Rhianna because of a concert she performed in Moscow)”

lol…

Anonymous
6 months ago

They were about to sign a deal and backed out, nothing was mentioned about a signed contract. Just because you leave Russia doesn’t mean Russia leaves you comrad.

They call me...
6 months ago

Okay.
So the undisclosed source only had enough imagination to guess that the CAUSE of not doing a deal (meaning…they never pulled out, because they never got in).
Did this anonymous source consider that 100+ basis point increase in interest rates may have spooked the “major global enterprise”.

Just wondering.
There are a lot of reasons why people never get in, and it is a lie to say they pulled out.

Rhianna isn’t that hot anyway.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hoping its a little more imaginative than another flat top glass box. If it’s gonna be BCC’s signature tower it should look unique and classy.

Anon
6 months ago

SIGNATURE is the new ICONIC.

Azarius
6 months ago

So these changes will draw the Googles, Amazons and others to move offices to Miami? What awaiting for!!! and I’m praying for a redesign. this property has a lot of potential!

Anonymous
6 months ago

WOW, WOW, WOW!! Forget approvals, start building it now!! I’ll show up with shovel in hand if need be. Get those new companies in there ASAP.

Patrick
6 months ago

I, for one, am thankful the stupid are fleeing the North to wait out a major hurricane in Florida. It’s one thing to be born in FL, a FEMA charity chase waiting to happen, another to willingly make yourself one.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I have lived in South Florida all my 47 years, only ONE hurricane (Andrew) that caused major destruction, and to South Dade only, and only a few got killed. Only a few tree trimmer storms have hit the area beyond that. You don’t know sh! t.