Brickell 62-Story Fire Station Tower Up For Vote Today, Designed By Shop Architects

New renderings of the 62-story Brickell tower proposed to replace Fire Station Number 4 have been released, ahead of a vote on the deal.

The project will actually include two connected towers, one at 62 stories and the other at 23 stories. The tallest would top off at 752 feet.

The City of Miami Commission is scheduled to decide whether to ratify an agreement negotiated by developer JDS with city administrators. A commission meeting is scheduled for today.

Site plans for the project have been submitted to commissioners. New renderings have also been obtained by the SFBJ.

Shop Architects is designing the project, the plans show.

The project is proposed to include over 1,000 residential units, as well as hotel, office, retail, and wellness. A rebuilt park and fire station is also part of the deal. Full details are here.

Construction must begin within 18 months of site plan approval, with completion of the fire station 36 months from approval.

 

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Anonymous

Love this project

Anonymous

I am a little confused I read not too long ago that the Firehouse was relocating and that is why they were selling the land. The third photo from the top shows the Firehouse on the ground floor of the building. Have the plans changed?

KRR

does anyone know the outcome of the voting?

Jesus

Get it built! Let’s get it done!

Go Miami go!

Looks beautiful.
Hope the Commission wastes no time approving this.

Anonymous

This place will bring more foot traffic to BCC and other retail outlets and also the restaurants, bars and clubs in Brickell.

Anonymous

Yes because people just love to fill stores and shop.

Anonymous

They most certainly wouldn’t if they’re like you who wear twenty year clothes and never go anywhere.

Shawn Kouri

Agreed!!!! It will also create more offices for Brickell.

POLO

The shorter tower on the render doesn’t look 23- story tall, more like 48-story. Do they have the approval of the FAA before going thru all this trouble? I think a 752 FT tall tower that far west may be a problem with the FAA.

Anonymous

Technically, it’s more south of the flight path. Actually, I don’t see this project happening anyway.

POLO

It’s between the flight paths of runways 12/30, and 9/27. However, the protection zone extends a couple of miles from the center of the flight path. All I’m saying is that the FAA may have a problem with that height so far west. The other towers that have been approved with a similar height (630-928FT) are further north near the mouth of the Miami River.

Azarius

How when they have approved 900+ on that same side but closer to the river

Anonymous

Who cares

Anonymous

People flying in planes maybe. Not cool to hit buildings that are too tall near runways. Any more intelligent questions?

Anonymous

So if an airliner jet airplane hits a building, then it’s the building’s fault?

Do you know that more planes have fallen out of the sky and demolished one or two story houses on the ground?

Anonymous

I like this design. Looks cool and different.

Anonymous

Even though I don’t like this building, I have to agree that it’s a good investment in the neighborhood and It will expanding the city skyline to the west. Good job #ShopArchitects !

Anonymous

A 62 story fireman’s pole could be very dangerous for residents…

Anonymous

finally a building with some style

Anonymous

It is a YES for me!!!

Anonymous

After reading about this project with a fire station in its lobby, and the Okan Tower proposal next door to a federal prison, I hereby propose a upscale high rise tower be built over the master sewage pump station on the Miami River. Also, for the lighter wallets, midrange townhomes should be built on the South Dade Landfill. The project will be named Homestead Hills.

Anonymous

O’boy, here we go, red tape and nail biting along with whining and experts on this site complaining about parking, bike paths, parks, traffic, etc, etc, etc……

Anonymous

Not sure if I would want to live above a fire station

Anonymous

That’s why you live where you live now.

Anonymous

Until you have a fire in your apartment. I hear things can get pretty hot in there

Anonymous

JDS + SHoP ?

Anonymous

Did I count 12 floors of parking?? I park on 6 and hate it.

Anonymous

Omg. Built it. More density. Just like world class NYC

Anonymous

World class, LOL Shop’s Atlantic Yards monstrosities make Bronx housing projects look like the RAMSA towers on the Upper East Side.

Realtalk Reilly

Wait…there’s still going to be a fire station in the building? I thought it was being relocated. That’s a new one, a condo tower above a fire station. So every time the trucks go screaming out on a call, everybody in the building has to hear it? That sucks. On the other hand there is very low risk of the building burning down. Maybe residents will get a discount on their fire insurance lol

Anonymous

I doubt they’ll scream out, they won’t need the sirens till traffic (yes I know Miami has traffic)

Anonymous

The land value for the project is at least $62.5 Million. That probably far exceeds the cost of the new fire station and 50 Parking spaces. Seems like the city is once again making a bad deal for its land.

Anonymous

The traffic impact report is probably the greatest work of fiction this year. Let me see “All the residents are going to only use Uber, scooters, or Metro Mover/Rail, and the 1,6000 space garage will be empty!” SW 2nd Ave is already a parking lot most of the day – which is the perfect location for the fire station. This site is just down the street from the City’s Planning Dept – they should know this. Calling Ken Russell, your district extends beyond Coconut Grove.

Anonymous

Is there anything else Prophet Anonymous want to tell us about?

Anonymous

JDS’ latest condo project on the beach was foreclosed on by its first lender, refinanced, and now sits with most of its condos unsold. This is just the developer the city wants to give it’s land away too.

Anonymous

“Give” away?

Anonymous

Did this get approved?

Anonymous

That’s what I’m wondering.

Anonymous

Shorter one looks a lot taller than 23 stories in the rendering.

Anonymous

Who cares?

I hated when people come on this site and point out irrelevant stuff.

Anonymous

I only care what you think

Anonymous

You no longer hate it?

Alfonso

Close the window and there will be NO NOISE!!!

Anonymous

Why? Because you never hear sirens with the windows closed?

Anonymous

Ugly, jumbled mess. Southside Park deserves better.

Anonymous

Agreed, I’ll rather have a nice park and green area

Anonymous

There’s a big one nearby named – Simpson Park.

I bet you’ve never even been there?

Shawn Kouri

2023 to 2025 completion? Can this be built prefabricated construction?