Plans were filed with City of Miami planners last year for a potential Apple Store at Miami Worldcenter, newly released documents show.
The application seeking warrant site plan approval for the store is dated June 2022, so it’s possible the design may have changed since then.
Building Department records show that a construction permit was applied for at the same site in February, for a 1-story building rising 27 feet, with a total of 16,629 square feet of retail.
The earlier site plans, which show Apple logos in the renderings, were submitted by an affiliate of Miami Worldcenter.
According to a July 2022 letter submitted by a representative of the developer, the design will prioritize the pedestrian experience and environmental considerations.
The store will be integrated with a plaza that will have around 20,000 square feet of dedicated public open space.
Native species will be used to landscape the plaza, promoting biodiversity and improving air quality, the letter states.
FSC certified mass timber, along with other recycled materials, are planned to be used during construction in order to cap carbon. A green roof is also planned.
Gensler is listed as the architect in the planning filing.