One Bayfront Plaza Approved By Federal Aviation Administration At 92 Stories & 1,049 Feet (Again)

Downtown Miami’s 92-story One Bayfront Plaza tower has been approved to be built by the Federal Aviation Administration – for a second time.

In a ruling issued on January 7, the agency said the tower can be built up to 1,044 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level.

Review by the FAA took 16 months, after a September 2018 application.

In the application, representatives of the developer reminded the FAA that the agency had previously approved a 1,049-foot height in 2016. That approval had expired, and the developer wrote that they wanted re-approval as they were close to breaking ground.

Developer Florida East Coast Realty was also approved by the FAA in 2016 for a 1,049-foot tower at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, known as The Towers by Foster and Partners. That approval expired in October 2019.

One Bayfront Plaza was approved in 2017 by city planners to include residences, hotel, office, and retail space.

There doesn’t appear to be any pending construction or demolition permit filed with Miami’s Building Department for One Bayfront Plaza, so work is unlikely to begin imminently.