62-Story Brickell Fire Station Tower Will Include A Public Park By Highline Designer, Groundbreaking This Summer

New details have emerged about a 62-story tower planned to be built at Brickell’s Fire Station Number 4, after city commissioners voted to approve a deal with developer JDS  that will allow it to be built.

Construction will begin this summer, JDS founder Michael Stern told The Real Deal. Work will begin even before financing is obtained, and the developer will seek a construction loan in about a year.

The residential units will be rental apartments with no condos for sale, the developer added.

James Corner Field Operations, which designed New York’s Highline, has been hired to redesign Brickell’s Southside Park next to the project. The developer is funding renovation of the park as part of the deal.

SHoP Architects of New York is designing the tower.

The 62-story project will include 1,000 residential units, 175 micro units, 176 hotel room keys, 250,000 square feet of office, 5,000 square feet of retail, 90,000 square feet of wellness, and 1,600 parking spaces. It will top off at 752 feet, which is similar in height to the nearby Brickell Flatiron tower.

A new rendering of the project was also released to the Herald (see below).

 

64 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Anonymous
6 months ago

It will be a great addition to the skyline, especially the views from I95 will stand out

Anonymous
6 months ago

Will look great from the metorail and metromover.

Anonymous
6 months ago

How about some SCHOOLS? Brickell needs quality PUBLIC schools especially after elementary!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Southside Elementary, but anything higher and you have to go to the Grove.

Anonymous
6 months ago

this is simply fantastic and if anyone disagrees they are absolute IDIOTS

Anonymous
6 months ago

That’s a brilliant way to nip any dissension in the bud.

transplant
6 months ago

5,000 square feet of retail and 1,600 parking spaces for a site 2 blocks away from the Metro lmao.

Miami continues to be run by the dying boomer circus.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Exactly. And the underline. And metro mover. And thousands of high paying white collar jobs within walking distance.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Boomer ? the youth of Miami love cars, you losers really just throw this term around now. Loser in their echo chamber.

Anonymous
6 months ago

More like have no option but cars because of the decades of negligence and incompetent leaders

Anonymous
6 months ago

the majority of which are part of the boomer generation

Anonymous
6 months ago

ok boomer

Anonymous
6 months ago

Precisely why we’ll never get to world class city. Cars are more important than people. Parking should no longer be a mandatory building code. Density and walkable should be the norm

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hello you live in miami not new york. Latinization will kill this city in the future.

Anonymous
6 months ago

why do you live here then?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I rather drive alone in my car than get caronavirus. Forcing masses together has public health issues.
We should not be so anti-car.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Transit Boy is lonely. He wants to sit next to strangers in public transport.

Anonymous
6 months ago

….lol the Metro that goes nowhere but the airport and Dadeland Mall.

Anonymous
6 months ago

MIA – Government Center / Hospitals- Brickell (where you can transfer to the People Mover) – Viscaya – Coconut Grove – South Miami – Dadeland. Your “no-where” is hilarious.

Anonymous
6 months ago

You thinking going to ViZcaya (you cannot even spell the name of this great game changing stop) is going somewhere is hilarious.

Anon 1962
6 months ago

I am a Boomer with a nice portfolio (no need to take public transportation) but I ride my bike from Brickell to Grove on Underline. I take the MetroMover to the MetroRail to the MIC then to MIA twice a month when I fly to JFK. I hate traffic and parking lots and parking garages. So, the Boomer generality is not 100% accurate.
Also, if we are trying to be pure to the earth- let’s all get rid of single use plastic water bottles and the plastic store bags (which you will not see in California).

Anonymous
6 months ago

NEVER do what California does. NEVER.

I use those plastic store bags to wrap up trash to throw down the trash chute in my hi-rise. They got a good use.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This will be the most unique looking buildings in Miami if its built.

Anonymous
6 months ago

haha … more unique than 1000 Museum or Grove at Grand Bay??????

Anonymous
6 months ago

Southside Park is essentially Brickell’s only Grass Park. Why are they proposing all the pavement and hardscape in the park? It appears to be a recent trend of landscape and park designers trying to outdo themselves and others with ‘design,’ let’s see some ‘landscape design,’ with actual LANDSCAPING.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yes, exactly!

305
6 months ago

Because dog shit on hardscape is what Brickell is all about. SMH

Anonymous
6 months ago

When was this approved by the FAA?

Anonymous
6 months ago

2022, halfway through Trump’s second term.

Azarius
6 months ago

Love the design, location and height. As well as a new designed park next to the Path that’s going to take 10 years to complete

Anonymous
6 months ago

rare win for Miami

Anonymous
6 months ago

When they say they’ll build a new station by the river does that mean it’ll close after this tower is built or is that permanent too?

Anonymous
6 months ago

BCC is building a station when they develop their land. This one would also be new so there would be two in brickell

Anonymous
6 months ago

This will get shelved unfortunately in light of the coming recession.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Thats only if Bernie wins.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Reverse migration into Cuba if Bernie wins since “Cuba is not so bad”

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great urban planning being brought around with this project including the fire station and a redesigned park. Very well done!

Anonymous
6 months ago

I love this tower, but it would look ten times better in the CBD. I would become a signature tower for Miami, you hear that Mana Mañana!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great that they’re proposing to renovate south side park!
It’s is at the moment, hideously aweful! Brickell is in need of a nice modern park like in other metro neighborhoods.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This is amazing!

Anonymous
6 months ago

F*cking New Yorkers !!

Anonymous
6 months ago

AMEN!!!!! they think they can do whatever they want. i bet you most of them are from NEW JERSEY, but they think they’re New Yorkers!

NYC Loves Miami
6 months ago

True!

livorno
6 months ago

If this corona continues, not many of these towers are going up folks, tourism is going to die temporarily, Miami and Orlando will be hit like never before. Words of wisdom, if you are thinking of buying, wait another 3 months, prices will be 20% lower. Look at what is going on at MLS already, number of listing and price cuts last 10 days, versus number of sold, very much reminiscent of 2008 already.

Brickell90
6 months ago

Biggest hit to virgin trains/brightline, they might need to delay the orlando connection and what happens to worldcenter and downtown then, ghost town for another 10 yrs?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Southwest CEO says we are in for another 9/11 economy – get ready to buckle up! Its going to get …… (lets hope not bad)

Anonymous
6 months ago

If the economic hit in Miami is only 9/11 bad, then there will be a few rough months. This is a wicked flu, let’s hope people take care of themselves and that it fizzles out ny April.

Anonymous
6 months ago

False. Less tourism doesn’t equate to lower property value. On the contrary, prices may go higher due to foreign investors now setting their eyes on realty instead of a declining stock market.

Anonymous
6 months ago

An entire block on the corner of 1st av and 11th has been cleared out by construction equipment. Anybody have info?
Hotel? Apartments? Shopping?
I dont see anything on nextmiami.com

Anonymous
6 months ago

I don’t know, but it sounds like a Game Changer to me. Miami Winning!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

#odparchitects

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

With 176 hotel rooms, This will be one of the towers that will provide enough hotel room capacity for the American Dream Megamall in Miami Lakes.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well, there goes the sunset views for people at Axis and The Bond, plus I’m sure some others to the east of this.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Adding space for 1,600 more cars is a disgrace. Doesn’t the City have a planning department? Are they asleep at the wheel?

Anonymous
6 months ago

So people shouldn’t able to store their vehicles below them ?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Build the City which starts from the street up for people, not cars. We are going backwards as a city not into the future.

Anonymous
6 months ago

People drive those cars.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The future is driving cars. Metrorail is more likely to get mothballed in the future than replace cars.

Azarius
6 months ago

Because It’s so any affordable housing options and easy access to public transit we don’t have to build parking for the majority of the workforce that lives somewhere else in the tri county! Wages are up so ppl can afford to live work and Play in Brickell lol… please consider everything not just No More Parking Dumbass!

Anonymous
6 months ago

And you know what is best for everyone King Azarius???
King Azarius orders to force people not to have parking.

GFY
6 months ago

The urban core needs parking maximums

Anonymous
6 months ago

yes, they do, but apparently they got paid enough to approve the spaces.

Anonymous
6 months ago

You kidding me. You can’t focus solely on the number of parking spots given the size of the project. Did you ignore the part “ 1,000 residential units, 175 micro units, 176 hotel room keys, 250,000 square feet of office, 5,000 square feet of retail, 90,000 square feet of wellness”?

Anonymous
6 months ago

If anyone knows who the GC is please let me know. Please!!