An Israeli developer has been issued a demolition permit at a property across from Brickell City Centre where they plan to build a new tower at max density .
Developer Gazit Horizons now appears to be working to get permission to build as dense a tower as possible on the site, records show.
A demolition permit was moved to active status by the developer on November 3, according to Miami building department records.
Approval of the permit was completed by the city on October 26, after nearly eight months of review.
The BG Group is the demolition contractor.
Gazit is now looking to go through Miami-Dade County rather than the City of Miami for approval of the new tower, according to a letter from the developer’s attorney.
Miami-Dade generally allows more intense development than the city for properties that are near transit.
Gazit had previously said they wanted to build at 48 stories, which is the maximum permitted under City of Miami zoning rules.
Gazit also recently told investors that it has acquired another property in Brickell with 262 apartments for $102 million.
(photo: Phillip Pessar)
Older renderings from Gazit for a 48-story tower on the site: