61-Story, 751-Foot Yacht Club Tower Can Be Built In Brickell, Court Rules

Construction on the 61-story Yacht Club at Brickell can move forward, a court ruled last month.

The project will include a 751-foot residential tower with 572 apartments at 1111 Brickell Bay Drive, to be developed by NYSE-listed Aimco.

Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department approve the project in 2017, but Florida East Coast Realty affiliate TWJ 1101 LLC filed a lawsuit challenging that approval. TWJ was in the process of developing Panorama Tower across the street, and some views could have been blocked by the proposed Yacht Club tower.

The case was eventually sent to an appeals court, which ruled in favor of the City of Miami last month.

Also included in the project will be new retail, a parking garage, and redevelopment of the existing 32-story Yacht Club At Brickell.

In December, Panorama Tower representatives told The Next Miami that over half the apartments in the 821-unit building had already been leased, just six months after opening.

 


 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank GOD. “You block my view so you shouldn’t have the rights to your property” is beyond idiotic. Stay in your lane Hollos!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can’t wait until the piling work starts 🙂 And isn’t his Biscayne One tower going to block plenty of of views so why is Tibor whining about this one.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Happy to see them lose in court! You block views all around and then whine when your views get blocked. Karma is a bitch.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We spell it “yatch” in the comment section

Anonymous
2 years ago

You’re right, lol….

POLO
2 years ago

This is a great ruling! Panorama is a massive tower that blocked many people’s views. What goes around comes around!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I wonder if a developer will remodel and add more buildings to the four ambassador development. They’re four short buildings with alot of surface parking lot space and it sits on the water.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You could build four taller towers on that site, and offer residents free units while still making a tremendous profit.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It has been a wet dream of mine for someone to redevelop the four ambassadors. It’s a shame that section of the Baywalk is so dead.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So are they tearing down the old building or just remodeling it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

remodeling

Anonymous
2 years ago

And building a new one.

Magazine
2 years ago

How does this get built, as there are existing structures? You can’t have a construction base in any direction, and a 700ft tower is nothing to sneeze at. Where do cranes station? Perhaps from the existing pool deck?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Good thing you’re not the developer who has to worry about such things.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow! I’m sure the developer, their GC, and their engineers have overlooked all of this! Thanks for your insight. They’re probably halting the project as I type this out.