Israel developer Gazit began demolition of a building late last week across from Brickell City Centre where they plan a major project.
The developer told investors recently that it had obtained approval for a density increase at a project planned on the site, known as Brickell Gateway.
Brickell Gateway is proposed to rise 54-stories, or 643-feet and include:
504 multifamily residential units
16,882 square feet of ground floor retail space
245 parking spaces
The project was submitted for review to county planners in February under their rapid transit zoning area, which generally allows for more density than city zoning rules allow. Review of a pre-application is now nearly complete, records show.
There does not appear to be a construction permit pending yet with either the county or the city for the new tower.
Demolition is being overseen by the city, not the county. A demolition permit was issued in November by Miami’s Building Department allowing the work to proceed.