29-Story Tower With Hundreds Of Micro-Units Proposed At Brickell’s Entrance

Plans have been filed with the county for a 29-story residential tower at the entrance to Brickell.

The project appears to have been redesigned from an earlier proposal for the same lot. Miami’s UDRB review the project in April, when it was planned as a “meticulously designed” 24-story project.

The property is being added to Miami-Dade’s Rapid Transit System Development Zone, allowing oversight of development by the county rather than the city.

On July 31, a pre-application was filed with Miami-Dade planners for the new tower.

The project is now proposed to include:

  • 514 dwelling units (of which 222 will be micro-units, with an additional 51 efficiency units)
  • 37,479 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and second level
  • 600 car parking spaces

There will be six parking levels, screened with a painted metal system in an “intricate” pattern.

The tower is planned to top off at 309 feet.

Beilinson Gomez is the architect.

Rockville Hospitality LLC is the developer.

 

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Shawn Kouri
2 months ago

I like this even better than the other design. I found the other design to be a little plain. This is nice… And they are adding efficiencies to this thing??? 😀😀😀😀❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mad Dash
2 months ago

Thank God it’s not another boring square box.

Anon
2 months ago

Love all the glass on this one! Going to be beautiful at sunset.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Amazing to see the entrance of Brickell getting a facelift! Hope this adds more walkable landscapes and retail in this area to connect people to the new riverfront development and Underline.

Anon
2 months ago

Great spot for a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s!

Namo
1 month ago

Over 100 new households to feed, in need of new services, entertainment and retail within walking distance. It’s an entrepreneurs paradise. Those new office super talls are going to have no shortage of talent looking to live closeby either!

As good as it gets
1 month ago

Anything but Publix

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hope something different opens up in western side of brickell and one of the three Publix relocates… we don’t need a single floor stand alone grocery store let alone 3 Publix that offer the same mediocre products.

David
2 months ago

I love how Brickell is being developed and integrated with newer designs in the neighborhood. It looks elegant and is a significant upgrade from the former design!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Miami’s Brickell entrance is ready to shine ✨ great opportunity for improving pedestrian experience 👌

Fanonymous
2 months ago

I hope the circle at the end of 10th by the new Brickell World School gets a charming cobblestoned cul-de-sac, with enough underutilized space for a lovely pocket park around it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cobblestoned? Um, this isn’t New England. Augusta block would be more appropriate and put the BRICK in Brickell.

Namo
1 month ago

Propose updating streets in this part of Brickell, including the circle by the school on SW 3rd, with stone streets and sidewalks similar to Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. Other new developments in the area and major Brightline stops follow this design theme. The residents love the European-style cobblestone in West Palm Beach and call it the “Brickell-Ization” of their city. Brickell should embrace this trend, as it barely has such streetscapes and should stay at the forefront of urban development.

https://www.modernlivingre.com/uploads/agent-2/Rosemary-Square-4.webp

Namo
1 month ago

Please check this link out for pictures and info on new beautiful brickell-style streetscapes of West Palm Beach for inspiration on what more Brickell streetscapes could look like.

“Rosemary Square Streetscape is part of a multi-phase effort to revitalize and rebrand the CityPlace retail district in downtown West Palm Beach. This project included drainage improvements, widened and curbless sidewalks, a site wall, extensive lighting, fresh landscaping and new site furnishings. A brick paver roadway featuring a three-color French pattern was installed to give this public space a European flair.”

https://www.burkhardtconstruction.com/rosemary-square-streetscape

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Whatcha talkin bout
1 month ago

“Brickell-Ization” haha give me a break. Brickell doesn’t even have cobblestone streets. What are you talking about? Flagler street is being redone with cobblestone and widened, curbless sidewalks like the article you reference above. I would like to see cobblestone in Brickell too but the picture above looks nothing like anything in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Case in point! Palm Beach Post article,

“Developer’s plan for downtown West Palm Beach looking like Miami’s funky Brickell Avenue”

Brickell has the style that other parts of Florida aspire to be like. Let’s make sure we live up to that standard and continue to be at the forefront of streetscape designs as Brickell continues to grow.

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/business/2022/04/19/developers-plans-downtown-west-palm-resemble-miamis-brickell-ave/7338701001/

Namo
1 month ago

That is great for Flagler Street. I’m a big fan of both this street and Henry Flagler himself, having spent time at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Brickell must continue updating itself with features like paved circles at corners and alternating blocks, especially in the developing western part, to ensure it remains reputable both today and in the future. This approach will not only benefit Brickell but also draw attention to Miami and attract visitors and residents.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great Idea guys, lets just burn money before we make it on the tax base for these places.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tax base is here and doubling very soon. You’d be burning it by not using it here, where people are moving and want more walkable extension areas.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Attracting affluent patrons to enter the Brickell market by improving its streetscapes is crucial not only for expanding the tax base but also for upholding the area’s values, as people anticipate continuous advancements and want to stay at the forefront of Miami’s development.

One more lane bro
1 month ago

Which part of Brickell is “funky” lol it’s a bunch of parking garages steakhouses and glass towers in a sea of asphalt

Name*
1 month ago

In Florida, Brickell is famous for its funky and artistic vibe. But other places are trying to be just as cool. To stay ahead and keep being the coolest spot to go, Brickell needs to update developing areas and make them more attractive. This way, it will always be the go-to place for trendsetters and people looking for a good time.

anonymous
1 month ago

eww

Anon
1 month ago

The Augusta block lacks originality or flair and might appear too carceral in a modern setting; however, it may look more appealing in a northern Florida village square like Winter Park.

Miami Winning!
2 months ago

37,479 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and second level!!!

❤️ Anonymous
2 months ago

Absolutely love the Brickell sign! The idea of having a big illuminated Brickell sign at this prominent entrance is fantastic. It would be a perfect welcome sign for visitors, and I’m really excited about it!

Rodriguez
2 months ago

YES. Exactly what Miami needs, some real housing density that isn’t comprised solely of luxury condos designed for investors. Plus it’s mixed use! The only way it’d be better is if it was attached to a metro-station but a few blocks isn’t a bad walk.

Bruno
1 month ago

There are many affordable housing projects west of SW 1st Ave and the Metrorail. The zoning west of Brickell is much more conducive to this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Based on their comment history, it seems this person ⬆️ opposes Brickell’s growth and improvement, often trying to hinder development by misrepresenting the area. There are both moderate income units and luxury new buildings all over this part of Brickell, with some luxury developments including temporary moderate income units to boost growth. Affordable units are also found throughout Miami, including in older buildings on the bay. The zoning in this part of Brickell has changed, which is why you can see 60 floor buildings going up with new robust streetscapes and public improvements to seamlessly incorporate the Brickell neighborhood aesthetic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Same blast from last who thinks Riverside should be short poor and the river should be a warehouse district.

Dopey
1 month ago

Paid for by “Park West”

YES!
2 months ago

Condos, condos, let the people BUY!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes! No more apartments!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rents need to moderate and more supply will aid that, and unless you got a minimum $200k+/yr job (few do) or a fantastic trust fund you’re not buying any of these new Brickell area condos. And lotsa luck with your mortgage-backed offer competing with 6 cash offers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rental prices have stabilized, and they are expected to keep rising. As a result, older areas downtown and to the north may become more affordable since people might need to take an extra trip on the mover to get to Brickell instead of walking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The comment was saying no more apartment buildings, as opposed to condo buildings, which we DO need more of. Condos (which people can still rent if they can’t afford to buy) encourage ownership. We need more owners vs temporary dwellers to make this a true neighborhood. And to your inaccurate characterization of income levels, we are not talking about greater Miami-Dade, we are talking about Brickell. MANY people here make at least $200k/year.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone know if they started presale and how to buy? I am interested.

NickName
2 months ago

Developers are making thoughtful investments and taking notes. It’s great to see. Empire Brickell and Domus Flats II should undergo a similar redesign, matching the upscale standards of all the new towers in this part of Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree about Dumbass Flatss II, but Empire Brickell at least has better street interaction and articulation at the top rather than another flat roof.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Empire Brickell proposed parking garage on 9th is quite prominent and lacks concealment. The boney vertical lines running up the building and abruptly ending unfinished in the sky appear like a decaying skeleton, which doesn’t appeal to me. However, I do appreciate the glass balconies and corner cafe. Perhaps the visible corner could be enhanced with a more spectacular rounded design or unique shape, something never seen before, and improvements to the streetscape.

Deb
2 months ago

Wow! Much better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fastest I’ve ever seen an architect take critical feedback positively and turn it into something 10x better. All other projects should follow this example!

Will I Am
2 months ago

A for effort! better than a car wash also.

Chris
2 months ago

The entire McDonalds plaza is up for sale! This would be a great spot for masterplanned pedestrian area and crossing bridge over 8th like at Brickell City Centre two blocks away.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Who do you propose would buy the plaza and spend even more money replacing it with a non money-making pedestrian area and crossing bridge?

Rodriguez
2 months ago

Pedestrian zones serve to increase business in their immediate area. Look at Lincoln Rd or Espanola way, these are places people go out of their way to find.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Some blocks around here have the ability to be amazing pedestrian only streets. Many of the roads are unnecessary and traffic can be funneled better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And midtown, design district, giralda, mwc, bcc, mbv… this should be next one of those. It’s prime, water adjacent, central and walkable.

Bruno
1 month ago

Lincoln Road connects to an Oceanfront beach.
Espanola connects to the largerest Art Deco Historic in the world.

The McDonalds connects to an exit ramp to I-95.

The difference is big.

The real pedestrian “zone” is only 3 blocks to the south on the Miami River Greenway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The main aim of a pedestrian zone is to enable free movement for people to walk both within AND around it.

Many of us in Brickell want the entire neighborhood to become more pedestrian-friendly.

Pedestrian zones have been added around 395, with a double decker on the way, which is much larger than these cross-town streets.

Moreover, this area is not heavily trafficked; it is a lower traffic point where the highway ends.

Our goal is to create a pedestrian-friendly environment that enhances the entire Brickell community.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It doesn’t connect to an exit ramp. It’s close to one so it’s perfect for easy access. Exactly like Miami World Center. Plus isn’t there a Burger King next to Brickell City Centre? McDonalds block is for sale.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This connects to the River District and Biscayne Bay. I like these areas more than the beach personally.

Chris
2 months ago

Swire maybe? There’s tons of pedestrian activity already. But there is an opportunity for redevelopment of gas station, plus Wendy’s and Wells Fargo lots to be like BCC or MWC. A with the new Sentral and River District nearby that will greatly enhance the pedestrian flow, too.

Anon
1 month ago

Values keep going up, businesses keep opening and doing well. This is a money maker part of Miami.

Bruno
1 month ago

Nobody in the last 5+ years.

Call for City of Miami to Buy and Reconfigure
1 month ago

The city of Miami could consider purchasing this lot to improve the city entrance for both drivers and pedestrians. The plan could include creating a grand monument, a park, and a central amenities hub to enhance the Brickell community’s experience, as well as improved entrance and exit at Brickell hub and pedestrian experience to the bridge to downtown.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The plaza is so poorly designed, going one way, causes so many accidents! There’s a one way street but yet people enter through the exit. It should be required to be redeveloped yesterday.

Bruno
1 month ago

…and has been for sale for 5 years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That was the case for BCC and all the Brickell modern high rises around 10 years ago. Why do you think the name downtown still reflects the area north of Brickell? Growth is exponential at this point.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh really? I wonder why… The recent changes in zoning have completely changed the situation. Your knowledge of how the local government works and the constant negative statements and wrong information you give might have influenced things. It’s essential to address concerns and talk about the good things about this property for it to be developed nicely in this crucial part of Brickell, especially considering all the developments that have happened in the area in the past five years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is this insane element on Next where people think that by buying private land and turning it into a master pedestrian plaza, without any thought about the cost or lack of tax base revenue. 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine. GET READY FOR THE TOUGH TIMES NOW, don’t spend money on frivolous things that have nothing to do with the article above – please

Anonymous
1 month ago

You know you can have master planned pedestrian areas integrated with lots of tax base above it, with courtyards like in Wynwood or Brickell City Centre, which adds to desirability of area and increases tax base.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great maybe the 7 years of plenty will kick in soon!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Feel dizzy looking at it…what’s with the crooked balconies? This location has been empty far too long and micro units make perfect sense here, but the intersection facing Publix will need a serious upgrade as people turning up on SW 3rd Ave often get stuck on SW 7th st since traffic is only getting worse daily and the pedestrian experience here sucks.

Anonymous
2 months ago

But, the people in the renderings look like they’re enjoying a great pedestrian experience! Surely they wouldn’t embellish the quality of the surroundings.

Joe CARollo
1 month ago

hahahaha

Anon
1 month ago

It’s next to Brickell City Centre. These will be the happiest people in downtown Miami.

*NAME*
2 months ago

yes, the whole intersection and ramps to 95 should be redone. It’s a mess.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This will change with this new development. So excited!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Even as a functional road that needs a complete redesign. They should cut that lane off. People already go passed I95 and loop around, which is a better access way. Just make this a pedestrian only street, which would be better for cars and pedestrians.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually it’s an EASY fix. Just make this road one way heading north. People can and usually do go past I95 and loop around already…

It would stop people from blocking the intersection here.

Joe CARollo
1 month ago

That’s far too sensible!

Haha
1 month ago

Hahahaha

Bajeezie
2 months ago

Why is a guy riding his bike on the sidewalk when there’s a new bike lane!? Bajeezie, that’s not what you do…

Anonymous
1 month ago

You realize most hardcore cyclists, after millions of dollars down the drain, refuse to use bike lanes and believe they’re entitled to the same road as motor vehicles?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s because the bike lanes randomly stop at most inconvenient points, and need to be partitioned off by planters and trees. Remove all the parking spots on the street they are a waste and people use them to cut people off, which is danger to pedestrians and bikers. I think 11 floors of parking is sufficient. Don’t give up on bike lanes, lean in! Or should I say cycle on 😉

Anonymous
2 months ago

So curious to know what the pricing will be for the micro and efficiency units

Mkt Pro
2 months ago

1500 p/sf 😉 lmao

Anonymous
1 month ago

I would say at least $450k minimum. You won’t get new construction in Brickell, no matter the size, for less than that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I thought it would be more.

Anonymous
1 month ago

which will require at least $200k/y income for even the cheapest units

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good thing salaries and wages are catching up in Miami!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not necessarily true. I bought my first condo a few years ago ($450k) on a salary of around $125k. My mortgage is cheaper than the rent I was paying.

Just me
1 month ago

Nice design. I like the curves.🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, the parking pedestal looks better than any Related or Melo job with some loud, horrible mural plastered over it with holes poked randomly like Swiss cheese.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okey Dokey Food Hall is the “entrance” to Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love this spot! It’s one of my top new favorites. It’s a chic, hip food hall with six different kitchens to choose from, offering delicious food and cocktails. Plus, there’s a huge event space coming soon, and plenty of couches to hang out with friends. I enjoy it more than the other food hall downtown.

Nunya
2 months ago

Which entrance, North or South?

Anonymous
2 months ago

You can see on the map. It’s the NW Brickell corner.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Far better than the previous proposal, but still ain’t no “gateway” worthy of Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There will be other major develops nearby. The entire block is up for development

Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

Glad west brickell is filling up.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So much for being “meticulously designed.” It’s still a glorified box with pathetic, no street-level interaction.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Street level interaction will be at the forefront, “ 37,479 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and second level”

One more lane bro
1 month ago

So people don’t need a bedroom but they do need car storage, got it

real estate BS
1 month ago

micro units? who wants to live in a hotel room?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trust fund children, while storing all their crap in anti-urban self-storage facilities on cheaper land the other side of I-95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stuff is for boomers. Millennials want experiences.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t tell that to all the Millenials buying SUVs and pickup trucks in droves so they can haul their stuff.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’d rather live in a 350 studio as long as I have luxury amenities, can work in a wework style amenity room and walk around Brickell on breaks.

Azure
2 months ago

I think the building is too short to pull off the twisting effect. It looks disjointed like this. That said, it’s filler and that’s okay too.

Tom
2 months ago

Perfect size

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a prime statement spot, not filler.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s the bare minimum a filler should be in this area. A taller design with curves and articulation is warranted here rather than a twisty box.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Twists have curves. Not every building has to be identical.

Anonymous
2 months ago

They went up. Almost 30 floors. Thanks new zoning! It’s happening folks.

Concerned Brickell Boy
1 month ago

as a resident of brickell, i consider this area east little havana. Label it what it is. Thank you.

Brickell Daddy
1 month ago

As a Brickell resident, I support development at our neighborhood’s entrance to prevent stagnation. Little Havana begins west of I-95, known for its heritage displayed in the main Calle Ocho area, but it’s distant from us, separated by I-95. The riverfront area has a Riverside charm and isn’t exclusively Cuban, catering to a multi cultural crowd. However, the area east of I-95 is connected to Brickell. Our focus is on promoting new developments in our transit hub and central commercial area, benefiting residents of Brickell and greater Miami. Thus, concerns about the neighborhood’s development are unnecessary. Please focus on helping to improve our neighborhood and Miami overall.

Mike Oxlong
1 month ago

brickell ends west of the metro mover if we’re being honest with ourselves. Look at anything west of the metro mover. Does not have the metropolitan, high rise vibe of brickell. Therefore i refuse to consider it brickell. Thank you for coming to my ted talk. goodbye

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are a bunch of buildings with the same metropolitan feel. I see models and fashionable people walking here all the time. This area just looks like the style of Mary Brickell Village and the older buildings on the bay, except with more open land. Maybe you’re not following the new developments here already and many more being built. I trust in time you’ll see it though.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sure Bruno. Keep telling yourself that.

Bruno
1 month ago

Interesting that this “Entrance to Brickell” idea 8s catching on.
With only a little bit of research, it is obvious that the Brickell Neighborhood has different zoning than the West Brickell Neighborhood.

With only 10 years of experience minimum, it is obvious that this property and the McDonald’s next door are both in West Brickell.

Is there any example where people re-write history and precedence to eliminate a neighborhood, and re-name it the “Entrance to ________.”?

Is Coconut Grove also “the Entrance to Brickell”?
How about the CBD….also “the Entrance to Brickell”?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please allow me to share some information, which I’m sure Bruno knows! RTZ zoning allows building heights to go up the same as rest of Brickell.Plus new Florida state “live local” law passed this year was passed to do away with zoning monopolies like has a way for super tall skyscraper in the area. FAA seems to be allowing them bc it doesn’t impede air traffic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

While some individuals refer to the western part of Brickell as “west Brickell,” it’s not a common nor official term. The distinction becomes less clear as Brickell undergoes development and new zoning regulations are implemented. Limiting growth and improvements in the walkable areas of Brickell may only hinder progress and negatively impact the Brickell community, as well as Miami at large. Rather than focusing on east or west, it is crucial to recognize that half of Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village are in the west Brickell area (BCC has a big sign that says West), as well as Brickell Station and the Underline, all integral parts of Brickell, emphasizing the unity and importance of the entire neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The zoning changed, because it didn’t make sense to split Brickell and it’s obvious now.