Perhaps the most buzzed-about project on Miami’s horizon is the whopping $1.05 billion urban shopping and mixed-use development from Swire Properties known as Brickell CityCentre. It’s been heralded as the city’s missing link, a much-needed anchor to satiate the demand for retail options in Miami’s urban core. Phase I alone will feature 500,000 sq. ft. of shopping space, 120,000 sq. ft. of office space and approximately 800 condos within a pair of towers. In addition, EAST will serve as the flagship hotel, featuring 263 rooms and 89 apartments. Phase II is scheduled to begin construction in 2016.