Miami’s Planning and Zoning Department held a meeting about the proposed One Bayfront Plaza, and issued draft comments on the project last week.
Developer Florida East Coast Realty already has a MUSP approval for a previous design, and is hoping to retain that approval and amend the design rather than go through a new approval under the Miami 21 zoning code.
According to the comments, it is up to Planning Director Francisco Garcia to decide whether the new design constitutes a major modification that will require an entirely new approval, including compliance with Miami 21.
The previous MUSP approval included 850 hotel rooms, along with office space. The redesign adds 1,361 residential units, and reduces the number of hotel rooms to 200.
Also noted is that the property is within a high probability archaeological site, and will require a certficate to dig.