Developers are racing to build the first supertall tower in Miami, after the Federal Aviation Administration increased height limits for the area.
Here’s a look at all of the recent proposals:
One Brickell City Centre (1,049 feet) was the first to break the FAA’s height barrier and gain approval at 1,049 feet last year. It is proposed to become the second phase of Swire Properties’ massive Brickell City Centre project at 700 Brickell Avenue (most of the first phase is opening this week). The Arquitectonica-designed tower is expected to include a mix of office, hotel, residential and retail space, with groundbreaking in late 2017
The Towers by Foster + Partners (twin 1,049-foot towers) was just announced this week by a partnership of three developers (Tibor Hollo, Frank McCourt and Corigin) at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive. It is to include 660 condo units, with ground floor retail and public space. The height has already been approved by the FAA.
300 Biscayne has been approved at a height of 1,049 feet. The project is to include 500 luxury condo units, and is being designed by a world-renowned architect. Developer PMG is keeping details of the project under tight wraps, but is building a sales center that will open in the first quarter of 2017.
One MiamiCentral was approved in early 2016 for a height of of 991 feet above ground, or 1,000 feet above sea level. The project is expected to include office, hotel and residential space. Construction on the retail-heavy first phase is already underway.
Capital at Brickell is in the planning stages by China City Construction (one of China’s largest developers) at 1420 S. Miami Ave. The project will include 3.2 million square feet of space, with completion in six years. The developers have said that they hope to build up to 1,069 feet, but the FAA has never approved a height above 1,049 feet in Miami.
One Bayfront Plaza is now proposed to be built at a height of 1,049 feet, according to an August filing by developer Tibor Hollo. The project was previously approved at a height of 1,009 feet, and is expected to include office, hotel and retail space. It will replace Hollo’s existing One Bayfront Plaza at 100 S. Biscayne Blvd.
World Trade Center of the Americas is proposed at 988 feet. The 77-story project is proposed to include office, hotel, retail and residential at 340 Biscayne Boulevard, with work estimated to begin in late 2018.
Skyrise is approved for a height of 1,049 feet above sea level, and will include an entertainment complex. Developer Jeff Berkowitz recently brought on Legends, owned by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, as a development partner.
Sky Plaza at 251 E. Flagler Street recieved FAA Approval earlier this year for heights of 837-feet and 1,001-feet, but the owners have been marketing the property for sale.
One Fifth – a concept project proposed for the The Central Baptist Church at 500 Northeast 1st Avenue. Renderings showed an 1,100-foot tower.