Miami-Dade’s Rapid Transit Zone is being expanded.
The Rapid Transit Zone bypasses city zoning rules to allow higher intensity development near mass transit.
Two properties reportedly acquired by hedge fund Citadel in Brickell are already included in the RTZ, a map released by the county shows.
The two properties in the RTZ are the vacant waterfront lot at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, and an office building at 1221 Brickell.
An international design competition conducted by Citadel is said to be underway, with plans for an iconic headquarters.
Commissioners voted last week to also add 143 Southwest 9th Street to the RTZ. A Mexican developer is said to be planning a 350-unit apartment building on that property.
Other Brickell properties already in the RTZ include the 888 Brickell supertall site, the PMG/Sentral site, the Gazit site at 90 SW 8th Street, and One Southside Park.
A second item heard by commissioners last week could have even bigger implictions countywide.
Commissioners voted on expanding the RTZ to allow intense development around all Metrorail corridors not already included, the Palmetto Metrorail Station, the Miami Intermodal Center, the South Dade Transitway, all planned SMART Plan Corridors, and various other properties.