A contractor has applied for a site work permit at the Baccarat Residences site in Brickell.
The permit is for excavation, piles, and site and soil improvement at an estimated value of $1.5 million.
It was filed on April 11, with John Moriarty the contractor.
The 75-story Baccarat tower is the second planned to rise at the 444 Brickell property. The first tower is already permitted and under construction, and will rise 44 stories with 506 residential units.
The Baccarat permit application was submitted days after an April 4 meeting of Miami’s Historic Preservation Board, which spent hours mulling over indigenous artifacts found at the site.
The findings were uncovered after the city required the developer to spend millions on archaeologists who have been digging through the site since last year.
The board voted at the meeting to withdraw the proposed historic designation of the Baccarat Residences parcel, in a compromise, according to the Herald.
Instead, the developer will be required to create a “preservation action plan,” which could see an on site exhibition of findings at the site along the riverwalk planned at the property.
However, the board did vote to move forward with on possible historic designation of the adjacent 444 Brickell parcel where an office building now stands. Archaeologists expect significant findings of that building is ever demolished.