Clearing of the Okan Tower site appears to be underway, after a tree permit was issued by the city.
Video uploaded to social media by Okan Tower in-house sales executive Ana Chacon shows the clearing work had started yesterday.
Groundbreaking is “around the corner,” according to a May 20 email from Fortune International Group, which is handling sales for the tower.
Records show that the tree permit was issued on May 17 for the removal of 15 trees. Suffolk Constrution is listed as the contractor on the tree permit.
A total of 15 trees are being removed and replaced, the permit states.
According to a covenant with the city, a total of five live oaks and six royal palms will be planted in the public right of way, per plans on file.
Fortune said that sales at Okan continue to be strong, with 54 sales in under 30 days.
(video: Ana Chacon)