One Brickell City Centre Groundbreaking Estimated For Late 2017

One Brickell City Centre could become the tallest tower in Miami, but construction likely won’t begin for at least another two years.

Developer Swire Properties is focusing on finishing up the first phase of Brickell City Centre before moving on to the next phase of the project, according to Mary Arda, a marketing director for the developer. A report last week in Miami Today that construction would begin in the first quarter of 2016 is erroneous, and the developer is targeting late 2017 to begin construction, she said.

By the end of this year, law firm Akerman will begin moving into office space, and residential condo units will begin closing. Also expected to open this winter is the EAST hotel. Only the retail portion of the project will open later, beginning in September of 2016.

In June, the Federal Aviation Administration approved the height of One Brickell City Centre at 1,040-feet above ground, which would make it one of the tallest in the U.S. Approval expires after 18 months, but the developer can apply for an extension.