60-Story ‘Summit Brickell’ Gets FAA Clearance To Rise 765 Feet Above Ground

Summit Brickell. Credit: Corwil Architects.

Summit Brickell, a planned mixed-use development at 1015 Southwest 1st Avenue in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, has recently secured Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval. Filed on April 5 and swiftly approved on May 21, the tower is approved to rise 765 feet above ground or 769 feet above sea level at its highest point. Designed by Corwil Architects and developed by Lore Development Group—a joint venture between Brazilian billionaire Daniel Dantas’ Opportunity investment firm and Leste Group—updated plans for the 60-story structure encompass a total floor area ratio (FAR) of 717,740 square feet. It will feature 500 residential units, 1,583 square feet of commercial space, and 500 parking spaces.

Recently filed documents with Miami-Dade County in April provided updated renderings of Summit Brickell, showing a reduction in the proposed structure from 69 to 60 stories. These updated plans include diagrams indicating the elevator bulkhead at 750 feet, initially planned to rise nearly 843 feet, falling within the heights approved by the FAA. The 60-story tower is under review by Miami-Dade County planners as part of its Rapid Transit zoning plan, allowing it to bypass city review. A construction permit for the project has not yet been filed with the county.

Summit Brickell. Credit: Corwil Architects.

Summit Brickell. Credit: Corwil Architects.

Summit Brickell. Credit: Corwil Architects.

We now have access to the project’s material board, highlighting the variety of architectural features and elements that contribute to the overall design and aesthetic of the structure. It includes fine sand stucco/textured finish, used throughout the elevations; horizontal concrete pours/sculpted to exterior walls; impact-resistant guardrail systems; sliding glass doors with impact-resistant aluminum frame and glass; fixed-lite, clear safety glass and impact-resistant guardrail system on balcony rails.

Summit Brickell. Credit: Corwil Architects.

The building features impact-resistant glass doors, storm-resistant mesh screens, a parking garage breezeway, and perforated aluminum garage system panels. Decorative metal claddings and aluminum sunshade systems also significantly contribute to the façade’s composition.

Summit Brickell. Credit: Corwil Architects.

The development plans include various unit types from the 14th through the 58th floor, featuring studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 500 to 1,418 square feet. Additionally, penthouse units on the 59th floor will range from 1,288 to 2,618 square feet. Amenities will be available on the 13th-floor and the 60th-floor rooftop. The parking garage is designed to occupy floors 2 through 12.

It’s unclear when the developer plans to break ground on the project, as it is still navigating through the approval process, and no permits have been submitted as of May. Initially, groundbreaking for the project was tentatively scheduled for June 2024, with completion expected by summer 2027. However, given the current status, a groundbreaking towards the end of the year seems more likely, with completion potentially extending into late 2027.

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2 Comments on "60-Story ‘Summit Brickell’ Gets FAA Clearance To Rise 765 Feet Above Ground"

  1. Another dialed in designed rental building with a large, unattractive parking podium for too many cars at the base. It’s a complete bore and slightly unattractive from top to bottom. The City needs to elevate the zoning and design review of structures to keep the City developing in an attractive and smart way. Does the City even have a design review committee like other major World class cities?

  2. Cheap looking stucco hybrid trash. When will we decide we want our skyline to be NYC or Chicago. It won’t be with this crap polluting it.

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