Tree removal and relocation appears to be underway at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental site on Brickell Key, according to a post on the Brickell Living Facebook group.
DERM records also show that an application for a $3.2m seawall rebuild at the property was filed in recent days.
The property is privately owned by developer Swire Properties.
According to a tree permit approved earlier this year for the site, the following was planned:
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental is planned to rise over 800 feet, and will have 220 residential units.
Next door, a second tower is planned to rise around 400 feet. It will include 151 guest rooms, 61 private residences and 28 hotel residences.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the architect.
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