22-Story AC By Marriott Hotel Gets FAA Approval Across From Brickell City Centre

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for a 22-story AC By Marriott Hotel to be built a block away from Brickell City Centre.

The FAA is allowing a height of 263 feet above ground, or 268 feet above sea level.

A construction permit was applied for earlier this year and is now near final approval, city records show.

AC Hotel By Marriott Brickell will include 264 rooms.

The ground floor will have 22,086 square feet of ground floor retail. A rooftop lounge is also planned at the top of the tower.

The El Eden motel on the site was demolished in late 2017 to make way for the project.

Robert Finvarb and Tony Cho are the developers.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Going by the renderings, the pedestrian level experience seems pretty good as far as brickell buildings go

Anonymous
2 years ago

the renderings really show a cleaned up street. if anyone knows that area it is pretty dark + ugly with a terrible sidewalk and power lines. hope they move the power lines underground…like the renderings

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice renderings, anyone knows who made them?

Miami
2 years ago

Gensler is the architect

Paul
2 years ago

The Brickell Backyard section of the Underline is also going to greatly improve the public domain in this area. The outdoor gym part of the Underline will be across the street diagonally from this hotel. It will include a basketball court, a small track, outdoor gym equipment, benches, picnic tables and concession kiosks.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, I learn something new every day… A 22 story building needed to be approved by the FAA

Anonymous
2 years ago

Anything over 200′

Anonymous
2 years ago

And it probably took several months to get approved

marc
2 years ago

This puts both CitizenMeh hotels, Brickell and MWC to shame.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Unlike Brickell’s it’s also an improvement to what was there before.

Anonymous
2 years ago

this is a prime location as it’s right next to the Underline.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cute that they included the little Underline sign in the last picture =D

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice, west brickell needs some love

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great …. Bring more Hotels to the area

Anonymous
2 years ago

perfect

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wasn’t this the formerly rumored Trader Joe’s site?

Anonymous
2 years ago

ohhh, I hope they add a TJ here.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Surrounded by buildings much taller…. Anything to keep government jobs

Anonymous
2 years ago

So what? There was a Marriott next to the old Twin Towers in NYC. It was much much shorter than those.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They can sell their air rights and use the money to finance the land or construction. Not every building has to be 50 stories…

Anonymous
2 years ago

What air rights? The land is zoned up to 24 floors…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Then why are they bitching… Though it makes no sense, Neo Vertika is 36 stories and latitute 44 and they are next to this land..

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why, if the project is not taller than anything near it, does the FAA have to sign off on it ??!

Anonymous
2 years ago

FAA has to get paid duhhh…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Beautiful building. Bring more jobs and activity to the area. Much needed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

they demolished the old motel so long ago, wonder why they are taking their sweet time with an empty lot. Not even letting people park there

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Health Department and HAZMAT have net cleared all the potentially contaminated condoms that became buried with the demo.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“The FAA is allowing a height of 263 feet above ground”

The FAA is allowing? So the FAA runs this city? The airport exist in this only by the good graces of the people and it’s officials in this city.

Politicians in this city better start getting some backbone.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Reminder: the airport brings in all the tourists that will fill up this hotel.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So what?.. before airplanes, how did people get around?

I was under the opinion that we didn’t elect politicians in this city who will just bend over whenever the FAA or any other government agency tells them to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh you’re right. Before airplanes people traveled long distance by train, and we had a vast passenger rail network that could basically get you anywhere in the country. In case you didn’t know, that doesn’t exist anymore so idk how you propose this city to function after we get rid of the airport

Anonymous
2 years ago

Rail doesn’t exist in this country anymore?

Okay, I give up, next to Trump, you’re second smartest person in the world.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Truly amazing.. you think because someone is questioning the dealings between the FAA and the city of Miami, that person is talking about getting rid of the airport?.. smh…

And people in this city wonder why corporations choose their locations somewhere else.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Shore power.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Think they will do that here