78-Story Tower Gets Final Approval To Replace Brickell Burger King

Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department has granted final approval for the proposed 18 tower in Brickell.

If built, the 78-story tower would have 392 residential units along with retail space, replacing a strip mall that includes Burger King across from Brickell City Centre.

The developer is proposing 923,000 square feet of total FLR, on a lot where 615,384 square feet is permitted, requiring a public benefit contribution. The project height of 78 stories also exceeds a 48-story height limit, requiring additional public benefit contribution.

Waivers also include a reduction in parking from the 794 spaces required to just 457, and vehicular service and parking access from a principal frontage.

The project was approved by the Urban Development Review Board in February.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

Damn!, That’s a Whopper of a building. See what I did there ? lol

Anonymous

What’s up with some comments getting 5-10x normal up/down votes?

dfmd

If it ever gets built this will be one of the most beautiful buildings in Brickell.

Anonymous

Yes, after Flatiron

Danny Costa

After Aston Martin Residences

Anonymous

Aston Martin is not Brickell, more like CBD

Anonymous

That strip mall’s gotta go. Hope this project does materialize.

Anonymous

Wonder where BK is gonna move to. I hope they relocate somewhere nearby and adopt a more urban layout. I would like to see more of a critical mass of national retailers in the Brickell and downtown areas like we see in New York. We shouldn’t have to drive to the beach, Coral Gables, or even midtown. Although there has to be a healthy mix of national chains and independent unique businesses. I don’t want another Lincoln Road syndrome.

Anonymous

I agree. Sad to see some BKs have even closed, but most of their restaurants are outdated in format and architecture. I’ve seen a couple of them that haven’t been touched since the early 90’s. It’s a shame since BK as we know it, was born in Miami and still headquartered here in Miami-Dade.

Miami Hurricane

But owned py PE — that’s the big point. I’m interested in how tight their real estate standards are these days and where they are focusing their branding (e.g., mid america cheap real estate).

Anonymous

Im sure they can relocate in brickell city center or mary brickell village, if they want too. Unless all the available spaces are occupied by tenants under contract. BK got the money, I think its smart for them to keep there store in Brickell.. there headquarters is in Miami for crying out loud lol

Marc305

Less than 2 years ago we almost got a spot in this shopping center for my office, glad we didn’t get it, I would hate to move again. Glad to see this project going through, the design looks very nice.

Anonymous

Lets get this built!

Anonymous

Can the market handle this any time soon?

Anonymous

beautiful…….just beautiful

Anonymous

Great looking building.
It will look gorgeous.
Keeping my fingers crossed to see it to fruition.
BCC needs density to confirm its success

Danny Costa

Love the density that is building up in the BCC area!

Anonymous

Beautiful!!!! But sad it is condos 🙁 This tower would’ve been amazingly amazing if it was lots of retail on the ground and Class A offices above.

It is ludicrous that Zoning calls for 794 spaces in this location.

Anonymous

nothing a good waiver can’t solve..

Anonymous

Is this still 5+ years away from breaking ground like the retail leases seemed to indicate?

Anonymous

Leases can be bought out.

enrigue8

What an extraordinary looking building !

Anonymous

Just bought in brickell heights… there goes my great city views

marc

Sure you did.

mondocondo

Guess you didn’t notice it was the only one-story structure for a mile around. cheers.

Anonymous

Only in Miami does 457 parking spots require a “just”

Anonymous

For God sakes

Anonymous

Seriously. Podium as tall as every building in DC only for car storage.

Anonymous

If the renderings are and plans are a realistic goal over half that height is retail. At least in this location the visible parts of the podium are aesthetically appealing. Much better than the view on 2nd ave between 395 and 8th.

Anonymous

Yeah, that is horrible.

Suomynona

Stop complaining about garages when local leaders won’t expand transit.

Anonymous

You need to get a job that pays enough to afford a car.