Rendering of One Bayfront Plaza
Redesigned plans were filed by Florida East Coast Realty for One Bayfront Plaza, per South Florida Business Journal, bringing 902 apartments, 200 hotel rooms, 532,000 square feet of office space, 103,959 square feet of retail, and over 1,000 parking spaces to 100 South Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.
Dean Warhaft, VP and development coordinator for FECR, said it re-submitted its plans for One Bayfront Plaza because it made changes to its previously approved, major-special-use permit. It would build one tower, instead of two, and the total size would be reduced by about 1 million square feet.
The developer would build fewer hotel rooms and office space than initially planned, but more apartments.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, One Bayfront Plaza would total 3.3 million square feet at 100 South Biscayne Blvd. Warhaft said the existing office building there could be demolished as early as January 2019 based on the termination date of the existing leases. FECR would start construction of the tower soon after the demolition, he added.
The tower would dominate the downtown skyline and be tied for the tallest building in the state, along several other projects including the recently announced “The Towers” at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, which is also being developed by FECR.
That project is a luxury condo development comprised of 660 units proposed at a 2.5-acre site at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, which is the last waterfront development site in Brickell.