Related Companies Submits Application To FAA For 456-Foot-Tall Structure In West Palm Beach

One Flagler. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.One Flagler. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

The Federal Aviation Administration has received an application requesting approvals for the construction of a 456-foot-tall structure in Downtown West Palm Beach. The addresses included in the application are 809 South Flagler Drive, 838-844 Chase Avenue and 134-142 Lakeview Avenue. The aforementioned properties are all owned by New York City-based Related Companies, one of the developers behind Hudson Yards, who just recently closed on the 2.5-acre development site for a cool $20.1 million last month.

One Flagler. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

One Flagler. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Subject Property. Courtesy of Google Maps.

Subject Property. Courtesy of Google Maps.

According to The Real Deal, Related Companies is planning to build a 25-story state-of-the-art Class A office tower titled One Flagler on the site, which was previously owned by the First Church Of Christ Scientist. The development is projected to yield 266,000 square feet of space and feature designs by renown architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the mastermind behind the design of 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center in New York City’s Financial District. Within that square footage, 250,000 square feet will be dedicated to the office component. There will also be an 11,000-square-foot restaurant, likely within the ground floor or mezzanine level, as well as 5,000 square feet of retail space and 1.3-acres of green space.

Proposed Case. Courtesy of the FAA.

Proposed Case. Courtesy of the FAA.

The interior lot is generally bounded by South Flagler Drive to the west, Okeechobee Boulevard to the south, Chase Avenue to the east and Lakeview Avenue to the north, and will likely be primarily addressed as 142 Lakeview Avenue as it marks the northeastern corner of the property. 809 South Flagler Drive pertains to the church on the site which the developer intends to keep. One Flagler will be located at a prime location as it will be near the waterfront and just a short drive away from Municipal Beach.

There are not many renderings available for the structure, but the most recent ones reveal a rather elegantly-designed tower. The superstructure is multi-sectional, meaning it appears as several concrete sections of varying proportions, each setting back at different heights. The exterior features a glass curtain wall tinted blue with a very defined grid of white or grey horizontal and vertical lines of terracotta or perhaps metal panels, a common aesthetic found on many New York City office towers. The site is 4-feet above sea level, so in in total the structure will reach 460-feet. At 25 stories, the floor-to-ceiling height averages around 18-feet.

The application is pending approval from the FAA.

A ground breaking or construction schedule has not been announced.

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14 Comments on "Related Companies Submits Application To FAA For 456-Foot-Tall Structure In West Palm Beach"

  1. One Flagler office tower is a spectacular world-class project that will bring many Wall Street firms to our world-class city of West Palm Beach.

  2. Really say who?
    We have plenty office buildings available in West Palm Beach with views.. this is just ridiculous and I don’t believe people needs to work looking the water in Palm Beach..
    Would be a nice if was a residencial building.

  3. Beautiful building. Great anchor and gem in an office district downtown. Wish it was 100 feet taller. Would be a beacon.

  4. One Flagler office tower is now breaking ground! So excited for this great city of west Palm Beach that is evolving and growing into a global city!

  5. I am assuming that one Flagler is waiting for FAA approval to proceed with development. No construction yet. Please keep us informed! Thank you.

  6. Looks like heavy duty equipment at the One Flagler site! Looks like they are preparing to start drilling for the piling for the foundation. Great to see construction activity at the site! Very exciting to see the progress!

  7. Just drove by the one Flagler construction site. They are demolishing the old Christian Science building on lake view avenue. Very exciting to see them moving forward. I believe that they are waiting for the pilling to be delivered to the site! I drive by the site almost every day to go to work in Palm Beach Island. Will keep informing future progress on this site.

  8. Update. Looks like the drilling for the pilling is finished. The drilling truck is gone. I believe that they are still waiting for the FAA approval for vertical and foundation construction. I was reading about the One Flagler height. It is 366 foot tower. I believe that the 456 foot tower is the total that probably includes the tower crane. One Flagler would be the tallest tower in West Palm Beach at 456 feet. I will try to continue to update on this site.

  9. Foundation work continues at the One Flagler construction site. Can not wait till they erect the tower cranes. Still waiting to read about the FAA to approve the height of the One Flagler tower and tower crane or cranes.

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