Aimco Files With FAA To Build 751-Foot Apartment Tower At 1111 Brickell Bay Drive

NYSE-listed Aimco is requesting FAA approval to build a tower on property they own at 1111 Brickell Bay Drive.

According to the filing, the tower would rise 751 feet above ground. That is slightly taller than plans that they had submitted to Miami’s UDRB earlier this year.

The project was approved by the UDRB in December, but Aimco was only granted a waiver for a 30 percent reduction in parking, instead of the 50 percent they had requested.

Aimco’s plans submitted to the UDRB included a 690-foot, 61-story apartment tower. It also called for the renovation of an existing building at the Yacht Club at Brickell into either apartments, or a mix of hotel and apartments.

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Shame the didn’t get the 50% parking reduction. Parking minimums are going to choke the city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

People still don’t realize that 10, 15 at the most, years down the road nobody will own a car… this is such a waste of space. New cities will overtake miami because they will have built newer, slimmer buildings without parking spaces and more retail instead…

Anonymous
3 years ago

The parking situation has to start with Local, State and Federal mandates. When will they realize that further negotiations with oil and car companies will only hurt and ruin our environment, infrastructure and cities. Build parking lots and more cars will come. Build no parking and mass transit, smart cities with pedestrian friendly environment will come in.
No brainer.

Really???
3 years ago

While I agree with the principal of what you’re saying I think you’re a bit pessimistic. Are we headed toward fewer people owning car? Sure. But 10 – 15 years away seems a bit extreme. More like 50 years or maybe 30 years at the earliest.

And Miami been one of the city being proactive and doing things like reducing the parking requirements in downtown areas near public transit.

I’m not sure what cities you think are going to overtake Miami. I mean the only cities more aggressive are cities like NY, SF, etc. which are already past Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s why I said new cities… Miami is a relatively new city. We need to build for the future, not the past. And 10-15 years is a lot longer than you think the way tech is advancing these days. I live in Brickell and I see A LOT of people making over 200k selling their cars because they don’t use it anymore thanks to Uber & Lyft… Those companies will start using driverless cars in the next couple of years and prices are going down like there’s no bottom. Believe me, people won’t own cars anymore in 10-15 years.

Suomynona
3 years ago

I’m ok with having some amount of parking for residents. (Don’t ask me for exact figures or percentages?. I don’t know that answer.)

But, in the future, Miami should consider going the route of some international cities and limit suburban cars in the downtown area.

Gotta build up mass transit first. So, maybe never…

Anonymous
3 years ago

OK design for Las Olas Blvd.
Not for Brickell

Anonymous
3 years ago

Care to tell us an “OK design?” Clearly you haven’t been to Las Olas, as aceraroja to Brickell.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Probably the most basic building proposed in Miami right now.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I beg to differ. At least the proposed building has a crown and shape which isn’t a box. Even the architectural elements look orderly and proper, which is rare for Stantec.

Really???
3 years ago

Probably the most basic comment here right now.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Pretty much like all the other bland buildings in Miami. The only thing good going for it is its height. I”m pretty sure the Miami Sky is complaining about its scrapers: Crown-less, boring and cookie cutter.

305Res
3 years ago

Nothing special about this building.
Please change the plan to something WOW!

aceraroja
3 years ago

Got news for you guys: Brickell is bland. It’s not Miami’s avant garde anything: not food, not art, not fashion, and sure as hell not architecture. It’s a bunch of boring basics who despite being high earners think Starbucks is a culinary experience. Given this reality, hey this isn’t such a bad proposal.

Anonymous
3 years ago

lmao have you’ve been to Brickell ?

aceraroja
3 years ago

Yes, have you been to other cities? Name something cutting-edge or iconic in Brickell that isn’t from the 80s. Doesn’t even have to be a building. Restaurant, anything. There are a few but mostly it’s chainy commercial derivative crap.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re not wrong, aceraroja, but people aren’t going to like you for saying this. lol

jordy
3 years ago

Have you been to any other major international city? Barcelona sh*ts on us. Compare Gaudi to anything we have in our city. Makes Jorge Perez/Arqitectonica look like childs play. No contest. Our architecture is all a bunch of balcony filled towers atop of parking pedestals.

Public transport sucks, entertainment in Miami consists of party and marmol (mar y mall). There’s nothing breathtaking to see like the louvre, national mall, sagrada familia, Eiffel tower, statue of liberty… All we’ve got is the hunk of the freedom tower planted in front of a parking lot median and vacant lots on downtown property. Lets not even get started on our lackluster museums..

Anon
3 years ago

Ugly AF