Brickell Megaproject 1 Southside Park Submitted To County For Review, Designed By Shop Architects & James Corner Field Operations

The Brickell twin-tower megaproject known as 1 Southside Park is now going through the approval process with Miami-Dade County after it was submitted over the summer.

Brooklyn’s Shop Architects is designing the project. Shop is also the architect for the Miami Innovation District.

1 Southside Park will include two 60-story towers rising 780 feet, along with a rebuild of both a Fire Station on the site and Southside Park.

The project will include:

  • 32,000 square feet of governmental uses: the new City Fire House No. 4.
  • A “world class hotel” with 200 rooms, with accompanying amenity spaces.
  • 200,000 square feet of office space
  • 11,000 square feet of commercial / food and beverage spaces
  • 1,175 residential units
  • 100,000 square feet of health and wellness uses
  • Up to 1,000 parking spaces

James Corner Field Operations of New York will design landscape for both the project itself and the rebuild of Southside Park.

The rebuilt park will also include an enclosed dog run and dedicated areas for small and large dogs, seating areas, water features, opportunities for public art, playgrounds for different age groups, a new basketball court, and space for active programming such as movie nights and community sports events. The historic schoolhouse, will be highlighted as a resource for the park and neighborhood. Mature trees will be preserved and new trees added. A new connection from the park to The Underline’s Brickell Backyard beneath the Metrorail will be added.

The Brickell Metrorail and Metromover station is a short distance away. That permits developers to apply under the county’s Brickell Rapid Transit Zone allowing for more intense uses, which is why it is being reviewed by Miami-Dade County instead of the city of Miami.

JDS Development of New York is the developer of the project.