Miami’s Building Department has issued a site work permit for the Baccarat Residences site in Brickell, where excavation for pre-historic artifacts has taken place.
The newly issued permit is for excavation, piles, and site and soil improvement, at an estimated value of $1.5 million.
At one point last year, it was claimed that around 150 archaeologists were working at the site daily.
Records show that the city’s Historic & Environmental Preservation reviewer approved the site work plans on September 12, after three rounds of corrections.
On September 18, the Building Department approved and issued the permit, after all other reviewers signed off. It was applied for in April, so it took about five months to approve.
John Moriarty is the contractor.
The 75-story Baccarat tower is the planned to rise 848 feet above ground, or 852 feet above sea level. That is taller than any condo tower that currently exists in Miami.
The permit for vertical construction of Baccarat is still moving through the approval process.
Another 44-story tower is already under construction on the property next to the Baccarat site. It is planned to have 506 apartments.