One Brickell’s approval by the city’s Planning Department is being appealed by a neighbor.
A lawyer representing 500 Brickell’s condo association filed the appeal last month. In a letter, he wrote that that the project is “too big and intense” for the property on which it is proposed at 444 Brickell Avenue.
As part of the approval, the Planning Department granted a waiver that would permit two of the towers to be built closer together than it is permitted by the Miami 21 zoning code. That, along with two other waivers, is being challenged by the 500 Brickell association.
The city’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to review the appeal at a meeting later this week. If the board grants the appeal, developers Related Group and GTIS Partners could be forced to redesign the project.
Arquitectonica is the project architect. Related Group and Arquitectonica also were the developer and architect at 500 Brickell.