Brickell Market Place Approved At 960 Feet

The FAA has approved plans for a tower called Brickell Market Place across from Brickell City Centre.

According the plans, the tower will rise 954 feet above ground, or 960 feet above sea level. That is taller than any building currently in Miami.

Approval came after a seven month review process.

A strip mall that includes a Burger King is currently on the site, located at 10 SW 8th Street. Active construction projects surround the property on all sides, including Solitair Brickell, SLS Lux and Brickell Heights.

Claro Development is listed as a contact in the FAA application.

 

doomed burger king:

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Aj
5 years ago

We have such ultra dense areas in Manhattan with one difference. The streets and avenues are much wider there than in this area of brickell and they also have underground trains. So Manhattan density with no Manhattan amenities. Prepare to be stuck for 10 minutes to cross each block and a traffic light in this area in future.

Anonymous
5 years ago

This is NOT Manhattan density. That place is a concrete, steel and glass jungle that has existed longer than Miami has even been incorporated as a city. Miami is still a swamp compared to Manhattan.

BrickellGuy
5 years ago

None of that is true, anonymous. Brickell is a free for all with no planning at all.

aceraroja
5 years ago

The streets are narrower, the avenues are wider. It’s total gridlock down most of those streets and many of those avenues even with the subways and buses. The problem of course is innate to automobiles. They are BAD for and in cities. So density — which this single intersection doesn’t even approach say, Midtown Manhattan densities, sorry — is not an issue. Cars are. We cannot have density and then every family have 2 or 3 cars. Nope.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Well, nearly every building in Brickell has a massive parking garage under the condo tower, so clearly that have not and are still not building for a car-less or car-lite future.

AO
5 years ago

If you are driving, probably so. However, the only difference I see (having actually lived in Manhattan) is that, if you want to pay reasonable rent, you don’t mind walking three to four blocks to the closest subway station. This is two blocks from the Metrorail and less than half a block to the MetroMover. Let’s walk.

Marc305
5 years ago

“Doomed Burger King” – A little dramatic but a reality for that shopping center. If built this will be one of the densest areas in all of Miami.

Guilty
5 years ago

Not going to miss its aesthetics but will so so miss its services!

aceraroja
5 years ago

Anyone know what’s happening to Sandwicherie? 🙁

WhopperMan
5 years ago

I have been eating whoppers at that Burger King since 1982. Sad day to see it leave the area.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Sad day…. How about a good day for your colon! R.I.P. BK!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I think this wins the internet..

Anonymous
5 years ago

RIP natural sunlight in this area.

Dave
5 years ago

Generally a good thing. Shadier streets are less hot. WInd tunnel effect could help with the heat as well.

Anonymous
5 years ago

But the reason for lack of sunlight, street setbacks, setbacks at certain levels, etc, make for a not so nice pedestrian experience

Anonymous
5 years ago

Be happy that Miami is actually becoming a real city.

IloveMiami
5 years ago

Lol

Anonymous
5 years ago

I work and live in the area and disagree. Any shade is better than no shade in tropical weather, and this will certainly be a nice pedestrian experience when finished, with a massive luxury mall and retail at the ground floor of all buildings.

aceraroja
5 years ago

No, they make for a great pedestrian experience. Nobody wants to be beaten by the sun, especially here. Our original native architecture incorporated colonnades and interior arcades for this reason. In addition to being beautiful and creating a sense of place, they shade shoppers and other pedestrians. Tropical cities aren’t livable blasted by the sun. You want direct sun, go to the beach.

OYPY
4 years ago

Each building around that corner has a pool on the 9th floor. There will be pools and no sunlight if this tower comes up. Hope Miami authorities will see that there is no need for yet another tower. Market has stalled as is. Traffic will be brutal in that intersections and 2 miles around it. And the beautiful colorful wall on Brickell Heights will be gone…it was a signature of the twin tower development.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Natural Sunlight will be available a block away.. lol

Anonymous
5 years ago

Has anyone seen renderings for this project?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I am most upset about no more La Sandwicherie! Been my go-to in a pinch for years!

Ano
5 years ago

Glad the approval came in. Odd name for the project.

Marc305
5 years ago

Brickell Market Place is the unofficial current name for the shopping center. I am sure the name will be different once a developer takes over the site.

aceraroja
5 years ago

Yeah I hope they come up with something different, this sounds like a placeholder. It was literally ungoogleable when I searched for renderings because it’s so generic.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh boy…Claro..the king of pennypinching. These guys push the design team right to the edge all in the name of a few pennies. More of the fee is blown in their crazy value engineering. Oh, and in terms of SJW, What’s up with the owner using a Spanish name since he isn’t. Wouldn’t that be what the kids call cuitural appropriation?