Final Approval For Brickell City Centre Expansion Could Come Next Week

A second and final reading of plans to expand Brickell City Centre is set to be heard by Miami’s commission next week, but the start of construction likely won’t happen for another few years.

The proposal has already been approved by the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board and the Urban Development Review Board.

Developer Swire Properties has prepared plans to add two new towers, 54 and 62 stories, connected by pedestrian bridge to the existing mixed-use project. A total of 972 residential units will be built.

Construction will depend on market conditions, but likely won’t start for two to three years, an attorney for the developer told commissioners at the first reading, according to Miami Today. Completion would then take another three years.

As part of the plans, the developer will add 90,000 square feet of new mall space at the former Tobacco Road property, which will be air conditioned instead of open air.

Swire will also be adding pedestrian improvements and connectivity to the riverwalk, and has agreed to donate $1 million to the city for affordable housing.