The construction of Swire Properties’ massive CitiCentre project in Brickell could result in part of South Miami Avenue closing for an unspecified period as construction advances.
The county expects that Swire will submit a request to close the avenue around the project’s site, which is a block west of Brickell Avenue between Southwest Seventh and Eighth streets, said Cesar Garcia-Pons, senior manager of planning, design, transportation and services at the Downtown Development Authority.
The project’s 9.1-acre site is divided by South Miami Avenue.
So far, no official request has been submitted to the county and no details are available as to when or for how long South Miami Avenue would be closed if Swire deems the closing necessary for construction, he said.
“Swire continues to explore best practices for traffic management, together with all aspects of construction, as we progress the design development of Brickell CitiCentre,” Megan Kelly, Swire’s executive vice president, told Miami Today in a written statement. “It is premature to comment further because many ideas about the best way to do foundation work are still under investigation or discussion with the relevant jurisdictions.”
Once complete, the project is to encompass about 500,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, a 290-room hotel, 77 rental apartments, 455-unit condominium towers and over 900,000 square feet of office space.
CitiCentre is slated for completion in late 2015.
Source: Miami Today
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