790-Foot Tower Cranes Approved At Former Miami Arena Site

The Federal Aviation Administration has just approved a requested to install two tower construction cranes at the former Miami Arena site.

The applications for approval to install the cranes was filed with the FAA on August 4, and approved December 18.

According to the approval notice, the cranes are permitted rise 779 feet above ground. One will reach 793 feet above sea level, while the other will reach 794 feet above sea level.

The permanent building heights on the property will range from 673 feet to 700 feet above sea level, according to applications submitted in June.

A preliminary filing with Miami-Dade planners in January show there will be three towers, rising up to 57 stories.

According to that filing, the project is planned to have:

  • 2,351 residential units
  • 540,000 square feet of office space
  • ground floor retail, including a possible supermarket
  • 2,457 parking spaces

Renderings have not yet been released.

Witkoff Group is the developer.

 

 

An old rendering of a convention hotel planed on the site, which is now being replaced with a new design:

 

 

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Notsosmart
1 month ago

Dying to see renderings of this mega project – essentially Phase II of Miami WorldCenter

Name*
1 month ago

The Supermarket better be Whole Foods or Traders Joe!!

La Croqueta
1 month ago

Sedano’s o La Mia

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not a Whole Foods neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The article said – “including a possible supermarket.”

Anonymous Hippo
1 month ago

Reading comprehension isn’t your forte, eh?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Certainly not Anonymous Hippo’s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’d be nice to see Wegman’s make its way down here.

Brickell Residential
1 month ago

Lower zoned Brickell and Riverside both need a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. There are none in Brickell, and so many new developments and residences here and on the way. Closest ones are over the bridge in downtown or Coral Gables, all too far to walk.

Sry
1 month ago

Downtown is a stones throw from Brickell…?

Brickell Resident
1 month ago

Maybe if you’re looking on a map but the bridge crossing is a deterrent to pedestrian flow, and not a pleasant walk at least now, with lots of road crossings and risk of being hit at one of these wide busy highway intersections. I did it once and never again went back. Brickell truly has its own separate dynamic pedestrian flow from the CBT (or as locals say “Downtown”).

On the other hand, I see more people, mostly young professionals crossing through the new, safe and landscaped Underline to SW 2nd Ave than going over the bridge. This area would be well served by a nice grocery chain, especially Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s (which don’t presently have retail in Brickell.)

I’d shops there over the Brickell publix if I could. Sure huge amounts of people would too.

Get Up
1 month ago

Walking across the bridge is a short, beautiful walk. You’ve walked across it once? Just admit you are lazy – I’m in that Whole Foods all the time (I walk from Omni, about 20 mins) and it’s packed with people mostly from Brickell.

Brickell Resident
1 month ago

I think people in Brickell would rather walk to new retail around the Underline.

I see you base your opinion on assumptions and false equivalences:

(1) no way you know all people there are from Brickell.

(2) walking within downtown CBD is not same as crossing a bridge from Brickell to run errands.

(3) I’m not lazy. I’m practical, fit and walk and workout often.

…But those bridges are hectic, walk-blockers, that go up almost every 30 minutes. Who wants to wait in direct sunlight, esp with a bag of groceries?

I’d love a new Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s IN Brickell, you don’t have to go if there’s one that works better for you.

Smd
1 month ago

Uhh you based your argument on stats that are from your viewing experience.

Convenient it supports your argument.

Walk the bridge all the time too.

I see whole food bags walked over towards brickell.

Maybe you should stop trying to win an argument and perform real scientific process.

Anonymous
1 month ago

As opposed to what? Addresses of people where Amazon/WholeFood deliveries are sent? Those customers Aren’t walking. Eye witness data and customer experience are real.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you don’t live in Brickell, it doesn’t affect you. Anyone living or working in Brickell would want a Whole Foods or new Trader Joes here.

In communication with retail placement teams and heard that certain locations aren’t performing as well as expected. That’s prob b/c out-of-state teams make decisions without understanding of local experience. Coming here in person and speaking with residents helps.

Anonymous
1 month ago

#FillBrickell #ExpandBrickellDevelopment #WholeFoods #TraderJoes

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe you saw people who tried it out, doesn’t mean repeat shoppers. As I said I walked over once and rather walk within Brickell not over bridge. Not bc I’m lazy but bc it’s not as practical. If you saw what you say, which I never have, may be it serves people who live right near the bridge, a small part of Brickell, connected to CBT.

Either way, it’s moot point bc it does not eliminate need for WF and TJ in Brickell. Happy holidays to you!

Brickell Resident
1 month ago

It’s not an argument, love. It’s my customer experience. Im a Brickell customer and get to make a purchasing decision. Just helping placement teams and neighborhood get closer grocery options.

Please
1 month ago

Isn’t there a Publix IN brickell? I’m sorry but essentially you’re complaining that the Whole Foods is too far and the Publix is….also too far? Not understanding the issue unless you refuse to walk more than 5 minutes

Alondra
1 month ago

Poor babies in brickell have tender feet…wholefoods will not build in brickell so close to their downtown location..you may get trader joes but im not sure on their development strategy in south flerda..we are way way down here..maybe if old man pooblix hadnt blocked krogers outta the flerda market for two decadea you would have more choices down here(thanks tallahassee)

Anonymous
1 month ago

Alondra, I don’t think it has anything to do with how beautifully tender anyones feet may be, it’s more about thick-skulled people with no interest here!

Publix opened THREE locations in Brickell (two being outdated wasted land parking lots) but obviously they knew the Brickell was in such NEED for markets even then, they put them close together. The wholefoods isn’t even in Brickell so it’s another one in Brickell isn’t too close.

alondra
1 month ago

if its within 2 miles of the downtown one its too close….they wont do it….y’all need to consider your walk to wholefoods across the bridge as your cardio exercise and can skip your gym that day…and carrying a couple bags is resistance training and maybe those crossfit meatheads can use a grocery bag as part of their training…

Common Sense
1 month ago

More insulting assumptions from Alondra, who wants to keep Brickell from improving (she probably has a Whole Foods in her neighborhood and doesn’t care about others). What about disabled people or mothers with children who need to run downstairs for a quick ingredient? Nobody wants to carry bags of groceries across a bridge, even muscular fit men, and have all your products break through a wet bag after being stuck in the rain at an unsafe intersection at the bridge.

garish gold toilets
1 month ago

y’all are killing me here…have you ever driven anywhere in liberty city,lil haite,or allapattah???? there are no pooblix anywhere west of ne 2nd ave and north of 20th street all the way past leyune ave all the way up north….none….look it up on the map….and y’all have how many south of the river?? and a whole foods god forbid across the bridge!!!!!…in that area i outlined there are some smaller grocers here and there or a meat market or two…all liberty city has is a wynn dixie for the whole area….but yall cant drive ya bentley or tesla across a bridge….there are real food deserts and brickells entitled populace do not suffer here….i dare any of you to catch a bus to a publix and try and bring your groceries home…that is the reality for many….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Understand other areas in Miami need grocery stores but you shouldn’t use that to disadvantage areas in Brickell that also need a variety of grocers. Also you can’t compare those low-dense areas with single-family homes to Brickell. They were not designed to be pedestrian focused, and infrastructure hasn’t been developed there to support high-density development. Brickell is one of the few places in Miami and Florida that is shaping into a walkable dense city neighborhood with supertall high-rise communities. There’s a need for Wholefoods and Trader Joe’s in the newly expanding areas in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

When people think Brickell they think Bentley or Tesla, but there’s an entire other side of the Brickell market. People don’t always see how many young professionals live here with modest salaries, working 14 hour days, and moved to Brickell for walkable conveniences so they can work around the clock with city conveniences. Offices are fully leased and opening so there will be more workers here who need variety of groceries. It’s good to bring attention to other areas too. Would be great to see all of Miami improving at the same time!

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you’re working 14 hr days and making a modest salary, then you’re not much of a professional. Only young professionals I can think of that would work close to 14 hour days are attorneys, and in those kind of practices base associate pay starts at over $100K/yr—not too terribly modest by SFL salary standards.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bankers, doctors, lawyers, and other corporate execs moving here work those hours. It could be worst but with that salary or more, the cost of living in Miami is getting to be on par with NYC. In NYC you qualify for affordable housing with that kind of salary. It may not be terribly modest, but it’s modest.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^median HOUSEHOLD (i.e. usually 2 earners) is just under $60K/yr in MDC. 100K/yr per person is doing quite well above median or average. No, sorry, of course you can’t afford these million dollar downtown condos on 100k/yr. That’s why like 95% plus of my downtown office lives in the suburbs. Most people figure out that having 2 roommates and no car and revolving cc debt just to be seen living in Brickell isn’t worth it.

Anonymous Response to Anonymous
1 month ago

It IS absolutely worth it to live in Brickell for people who don’t want to live their lives stuck in traffic for 2 hours a day, 14 hours a week, which is 30 days a year, and a month of each year wasted stuck in a car or suburb that requires a car payment and can be quite lonely to say the least.

Anonymously responding to anonymous
1 month ago

^^Pay cash for a car, and get friends.

Checo
1 month ago

I HAVE! I have driven in Liberty City, Little Haiti, and Allapattah.

However, I will not accept your challenge. I will not take a bus to a Publix in those neighborhoods and bring groceries back to Brickell.

I am told that there are people in those places who didn’t pay attention in school, didn’t learn how to write, don’t use proper punctuation, do not use proper capitalization, and are not at all ashamed or willing to improve their station.

These are not places that I want to do my grocery shopping.

PS. Are gold toilets out of style now?

garish gold toilets
1 month ago

you missed the point…i was asking you to take public transportation to any publix away for your precious brickell location and come back home on same bus with groceries and repeat….all that otherdogwhistle stuff you can keep to your entitled self….see how the other half lives….

Anonymous
1 month ago

So we can advocate for grocery stores in those neighborhoods too. Instead of saying “there are people who struggle more, so you should struggle too” say, “here’s how to improve life for all.”

bob griese
1 month ago

nobody is saying that people in brickell should have to struggle like the other half of miami..they are saying you are too entitled and spoiled acting and dont want to get your cardio by walking across a bridge with one of those lil grocery carts that the abuelas use….grow a pair….

Reply to Bob
1 month ago

I have seen young people use those abuela carts, and they walk all over Brickell including west of the Brickell Metrostop now, but I do NOT see them crossing the bridge and getting stuck for 20 minutes waiting for the bridge in any weather environment, let alone a bad weather day with a cart of groceries. It is very exhausting walking to downtown from Brickell but it’s also inconvenient for a convenient store.

We need more variety of convenient essential services IN BRICKELL… not those outdated ones with huge lots of single-floor parking built when Brickell was a suburb of homes. Those WILL need to be torn down for denser development very soon. We need urban-planned essential infrastructure and groceries here in Brickell.

reform
1 month ago

DDA should be split and expanded, one DDA Downtown and another DDA Brickell including west of the underline. Brickell and downtown have completely different interests, landscapes and issues.

Checo
1 month ago

Not necessary or sensible to “split the Downtown Development Authority” boundaries. Expanding the boundaries would reallocate County Tax money and that is politically unfeasible.

As it is, the County pols and bureaucrats are constantly nipping at the DDA’s heels to grab that incremental tax dollar.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why is it unfeasible?! People would PAY to get some better maintenance, pedestrian ways, landscaping, and streets, stop assuming the current quality is acceptable. WE ARE FET UP WITH THE NEGLECT OF THE AREAS AROUND THE DDA – CLEAN IT UP!

Fix Miamis Broken Naming Concentions
1 month ago

This may sound radical because we know the neighborhood names well… but based on the existing metro structure and boom
In high rise development and Brightline
Station…

Brickell should be called Downrown.

Current Downtown should be called Midtown, and

Midtown should be called uptown.

Everything from Brickell to Midtown (really Uptown) should be it’s on Borough. The suburbs north south East and west should be their own Burroughs too.

The names don’t make sense anymore and are geographically misdescriptive. Miami needs new districting and rebranding throughout.

Checo
1 month ago

Okay, you get points for creativity.
But I don’t buy the premise.

Downtown has never been better, and never been more dense. There are more arts, culture, dining and entertainment options than ever before.

The argument that downtown is broken might have flown in 1985, but not now.

Brickell is a part of Downtown, Midtown is Midtown, and the Upper East Side is the Upper East Side and it seems to be working just fine. There are many other more specific neighborhoods along the way (Central Business District, Edgewater, etc.) but things are doing just fine. Better than ever.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not even downtown though – it’s midtown and central, and looks like a dense midtown like Manhattan. (Midtown Miami looks like an uptown neighborhood in Manhattan). Brickell is the REAL downtown in terms of direction. It’s obvious the planning changed since these areas were named, or the names were created with lack of vision.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nobody is saying “downtown” is broken. It’s being revived nicely, but it is a separate and distinct neighborhood from Brickell, with different interests and community that each require their own separate attention and advocates.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fix up all around the Underline and NW Brickell! NW Brickell and Underline is PERFECT for pedestrian/modern luxury city life.

WoodStrock
1 month ago

^^they gotta be “seen” living in BrickHELL, no matter what the cost

Checo
1 month ago

Okay…thanks for asking, but no.
Still not doing it.

It doesn’t require riding public transportation with groceries to see how the other half lives. I do a lot of volunteer work, and I see what happens to the kids who don’t read or write well. They grow up to have limited choices and a sad disposition. The kids who pay attention, get good mentors in their lives, and chose the right friends, easily escape the places where grocers do not chose to operate.

Anon
1 month ago

Then shoot for Trader Joe’s first and Wholefoods will follow.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell is the most expensive neighborhood in Miami. Publix is great for the suburbs, but professionals especially all the young ones moving to Brickell like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s – like in NYC.

Publix will always be great and there’s two too many in Brickell, one is enough, but a walkable area like Brickell needs more variety, neighbors.

Also there’s huge expansion new high-end development in Brickell on SW 2nd Ave with lots of young patrons who need closer city-style markets that are walkable.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I lived at the 500. There are some issues; crossing the bridge is not always easy and if you get stuck on one side with frozen goods when it goes up you’ll be melted. But the Publix on the brickell side is an option.

Make Brickell Better
1 month ago

⭐️ Possible SOLUTION ⭐️ City and residence pitch for new Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods on enhanced residential / office blocks on SW 2nd Ave and/or SW 1st Ave. This will further activate Underline and all Brickell too, and get riders to metro to go to CBD (“downtown”)

Keep city-style Publix by the Underline, but eventually replace 2 old parking lot Publix (wasted lots) for masterplanned mixed-use development.

🛍 💃🏻 🙌🏼 #PedestrianPlanning #RetailBrickell #FulltimeMiami

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are Trader Joe’s in Coral Gables, Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens and throughout South Florida – the missing FLAGSHIP is in the flagship neighborhood… Brickell. Come to a Brickell, grocers who wants to be grossers! #BrickellFlagship #GrocerGrossers

Checo
1 month ago

I lived on Miami Ave for years, and would “shop” at the Whole Foods over the bridge 2 or 3 times a week…using the Amazon/Whole Foods delivery option.

Occasionally, walking across the bridge if time permitted. Walking over that bridge is beautiful and the walk is very interesting.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Walking to Little Havana and Riverside from Brickell would be much nicer than walking to downtown (north of the River) in terms of permanent geography and infrastructure of Miami.

AAA
1 month ago

LOL on walking the bridge when you have a metromover that literally runs the length of brickell and drops you off one block from whole foods. I’m laughing because no one in Brickell can be bothered to take the mover or walk a bridge. There’s even a free trolley that runs every 10 min down brickell avenue that can drop you off right in front of the Whole Foods. LOL. I guess any of these options, for brickellites, is just a bridge too far to travel?

AAAA
1 month ago

Most obvious observation is that people just love to see their “brilliant” comments here but have no idea what they are talking about.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s a better chance of getting a new Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s in Brickell, especially around newly cleared land on sw2nd Ave masterplanned development, than residents here walking to downtown.

If “they” won’t improve this neighborhood for residents, then we can VOTE them out and/or use the power of our purchasing dollars to shop elsewhere.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Vote WHO out? No politician decides on whether to open up a new supermarket somewhere.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Politicians play a huge role in what businesses open. They are supposed to be promoters for the people and neighborhood. Look how much time the they spent on bringing FTX

Checo
1 month ago

Politicians play a minor role in specific business location openings. The market plays the biggest role.
Some politicians can champion an area or an incentive (ie. Follow the Sun at the DDA), but ultimately, the business, the landlord, or land seller has much much more to do with any opening or location decisions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Follow the Sun at the DDA is too limiting because it doesn’t cover all of downtown! It needs to expand its reach so areas nearby, aren’t left in the SHADE, like we are seeing in Miami.

Checo
1 month ago

Great idea. You should start your own program that covers every inch of the globe without limits.

Back on planet earth, the DDA is funded by TIF money collected within a limited area, and the economic development incentives and business support is dedicated to growing quality of life in that very same limited area. That is the way it works.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Follow the Sun doesn’t even cover all of Brickell. I don’t think anyone in Brickell wants to see half of the neighborhood improved and the other half neglected and left to champion for itself – it’s ludicrous, and high risk for poor quality urban planning throughout Brickell.

Checo
1 month ago

Yes it does. The TIF money goes in, the incentives go back out. All within the same boundaries, and all of Brickell is included. Not South Brickell, not West Brickell, but in all the areas that you can see shaded on the DDA map or website.

You are always entitled to your own opinions, jut not your own facts.

Brickell (and all the neighborhoods around it) have never been better. You may disagree, and I’d be curious to hear when (pick a month and a year) you think that Brickell or the surrounding areas were doing better than they are now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No they don’t. Corporations determine where and when their stores open.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Duh but politicians market their neighborhoods to corporations to educate them on value of opening there. You must have seen this done before….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Especially the types of businesses essential to thriving residential and economic activity, like grocery stores.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Duh yourself. The only time corporate heads listen to politicians is when they are promising tax incentives. Corps make business location decision based on site profit potential and whatever tax incentives they can manage. They don’t need to be “educated” by politicians lol.

Reply to Anonymous
1 month ago

THEN the Politicians responsible for around the DDA zones, including in Brickell, must implement a tax incentive plan for the areas around the DDA, so all of downtown Miami gets built in unison with common quality and improvements. Don’t mean to be condescending but the current policy is manifesting in negative ways around and within the DDA that could be prevented if we start now, Miami.

Checo
1 month ago

Really tough to follow what you are saying.
Are you suggesting that the Chetrit development of 1,700 +/- residential units and thousands of feet of retail space is negative?
JDS Development’s One Southside Park? These are outside the DDA’s boundaries and they seem to me to be positive developments and job creators.

Every supertall proposed or under construction IS within the DDA’s boundaries. Seems positive to me.
Where is the emergency?

Do you remember Brickell in 1992? 2002? 2012?

You are really stretching your creative muscles to find this “manifesting in negative ways”, and do not provide any real examples of what is so bad.

“WE NEED to start now, Miami!” Vote for me, and I will fight against the people who know what they are doing, and have been doing it for decades to convince the Etsy of grocers to set up shop in Brickell. Craft gouda and a commune-raised chicken in every pot!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Politicians seem to claim credit when businesses open (“follow the shade”), but deflect responsibility when businesses don’t open 🤔

Anonymous
1 month ago

Does Brickell have its own leadership or mayor like figure to promote the interests of greater Brickell?

Checo
1 month ago

There are many organizations that promote the interests of Brickell specifically and Downtown more generally.
Specific to Brickell, you can join the Brickell Homeowners Association or better yet, get to know your County Commissioner District 5 or your City Commissioner District 2.

The Downtown Development Authority has done an excellent job advocating and promoting downtown neighborhoods which are even more specifically delineated into Brickell, Central Business District, and Arts & Entertainment District.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s’ New World Center Committee focuses on the urban core by bringing residents and business owners together to promote and advocate collective interests in Government and development.

If you are a new to town or starting your career in Miami, it is worth it to join the Leadership Miami program of the Greater Miami Chamber.
It’s is crash course on how connect with current leaders in business, government, and non-profit sectors; and learn about how Miami/MD County/State of FL/Federal Gov’t work. It is also a lot of fun to connect with people who take action and don’t sit around whining and complaining all the time!

https://www.miamichamber.com/committees/leadership-programs/leadership-miami

The Beacon Council is located in Brickell, and has a focus on Business Development/research county-wide. Because the financial sector is so heavily entrenched in Brickell they have very big presence.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks, Checo! I hope to get more involved. This really helps me and anyone else who wants to contribute to Brickell and neighboring areas. It’s not always apparent how the local government functions. It is certainly apparent that Miami has smart leaders making positive changes, but sometimes it’s good to be able to brainstorm together and present fresh ideas.

Checo
1 month ago

Happy to help if even just a little.

Anon
1 month ago

I’m not even a politician and was able to get my friend in charge of opening major salad restaurant to consider opening on sw 2nd Ave in Brickell. He likes the idea! People in NYC don’t have the same understanding of the neighborhood and benefit from local tips. Politicians can help here too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

well, if it’s a MAJOR salad restaurant……

Miami Winning
1 month ago

Wow! A new design feature that satisfies both lovers of rectangular designs and curved designs 👏🏼 this feature is the L shaped corner add ons with curved corned, makes the entire design flow and dynamic – this could be a great feature for new designs in Miami!

Design Pro
1 month ago

Must add that these add ons when used next to each other give clusters of rectangle buildings the wave-like look that Miami loves and known for, without the added cost of custom curved construction throughout.

Sry
1 month ago

The design depicted above was for another project that has long since been scrapped.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Better at least have curves and symmetrical windows and balconies, and some articulation and a crown or spire to boot.

RenRich
1 month ago

Hopefully the balconies will be behind a wall of glass giving the building a much more awe inspiring look than the usual ugly protruding balconies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami should pass a rule that all new development in Brickell, including west of the Underline, must have a high percentage of glass. It really makes a difference when the orange sunsets hit the glass. It livens up the whole view.

Anonymous
1 month ago

3 towers and over 2300 units……huh????!!!!

J. Rojas.
1 month ago

that means each tower must average around 780 units and that is quite a lot!
I know a condo in downtown Miami that has 530 units and its among the biggest in downtown brickell area. I cant imagine a condo with 780 units sounds like too much. Not too appealing to me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why no renders released yet? What are they hiding?

Drac
1 month ago

Amazing.. cranes already approved for this site but yet we still get no renderings of what they’re planning on building there?..

Go figure.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No expectations here!!!

Checo
1 month ago

We?
Developers are not required to share renderings on your timeline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh great, developers can hide renderings, stifling constituent feedback and planned cohesive development nearby. Real Smart! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Checo
1 month ago

Or….maybe the landowner does not believe that the world revolves around you.

Perhaps they are spending their time picking out curtains or evaluating the surface color of their Pickle ball court and less concerned about rushing out renderings to The Next Miami.

You should link up with the guy that wants to change around the taxing districts, and the one REQUIRING buildings to be made with expensive glass. With that atomic power of reason, you can tell Witkoff how to develop his 2,351 unit building.

Make sure to lead the meeting with a clever emoji…
My experience with developers who have been building and creating all their lives love to be told what to do with emoji wielding “constituents”.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great addition and progress for Overtown. Everything planned on both sides of the brightline in that area is making a huge difference. You’re talking about 7 new buildings already approved or mid construction in a 3 x 3 blocks area

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is still in Park West because it is east fo the tracks. But there is some great development happening in Overtwon too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

of^

Another Northern Transplant
1 month ago

Parts of Park West and Overtown have a long ways to go before they feels safe.

Looked at a beautiful condo there and got threatened but a homeless man outside telling me not to disrespect his home. Dealbreaker for me. Hope it gets better with amazing projects like this.

I chose to buy in new developing part of Brickell for now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell is the gem for Miami in terms of finance and luxury residential.

Downtown is dense, intertwined with seedy areas, it should be updated for sure and would be perfect for modern affordable workforce housing since it has many metros and train stations nearby.

Anonymous
1 month ago

*Downtown = North of Miami River and Brickell

Josh
1 month ago

Trader joes would be nice…there’s already a Publix 1 block away…aldi and target will be next in a year or two

Tati
1 month ago

Whole foods in 5 minutes walk, no need to a possible supermarket. I think it would not be a good idea in such iconic building

Robert Callahan
1 month ago

Publix is in talks to have a store location there. Publix has the best Supermarkets in the southeast and provides World Class Service

Brickell Resident
1 month ago

I think most people the Publix, especially the subs (yum!), but there’s products exclusively sold at Whole Foods and Traded Joes that aren’t available at Pubs. Great to have all 3 options, especially in a buzzy dense neighborhood like Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

As much as people like the mope about “another” Publix, if they’ve ever been to supermarkets elsewhere in the U.S. like HEB or Food Lion, they’ll beg Publix to come to Texas and expand further into North Carolina.

Brickell Resident
1 month ago

I LOVE Publix, but there’s literally three in Brickell, and no Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.

Also, two of the Pubs are traditional suburban style, with parking lots, one an area with high-zoning and the other can be replaced with low master planned retail/residential, which Brickell could use to meet demand.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Food Lion really isn’t half bad. Their deli’s not as good as Publix but their produce and meat are similar, and their prices are cheaper overall.

Anon
1 month ago

Brickell needs more quality variety of grocery stores. Maybe Food lion is good for central Florida, but Publix is better for there

Anonymous
1 month ago

Food Lion isn’t coming to Florida, Anon. Nobody said they were.

Anon
1 month ago

Only time I saw Food Lion was when I drove to Georgia and Carolina’s to rebuild crumbling homes for very poor communities.

MWC Cheerleader
1 month ago

Really anxious to see what Witkoff, Naftali, and ABHI are cooking up for WorldCenter (7 towers between the three of them!)