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.

 

 

 

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Jesus
8 months ago

Stop delaying this already! This is an amazing piece of architecture for Miami! It’s different from everything around it and the skyscraper itself could be one of the best in Miami if we get this done! Let’s make it happen!

Anonymous William
8 months ago

THIS is great.. Agreed. Thank goodness TNM is back. We don’t get this level of detail anywhere else.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The neighbors that will have to live with this don’t want it. What if it was next to your house?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Get this on the ground now

Anonymous
8 months ago

Good. Expand brickell west past the metrorail to the highway

Anonymous
8 months ago

i think its called west brickell

Anonymous
8 months ago

Uh, what’s the difference?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Its West….

Anonymous
8 months ago

It’s also Brickell, so…..

Anonymous
8 months ago

This conversation😂😂

Anonymous
8 months ago

It’s west of the tracks, so it needs a qualifier. Cheers

Yet Another Anonymous
8 months ago

Biggest building in Miami at least 2 million square feet a little bit bigger than Panorama Tower and with half the parking. Most unique and Urban Design. Most contemporary and world looking.

Anonymous G
8 months ago

Get this going!! To be apart of the construction team would be amazing. Nothing like this building here in Miami. Not plain or boring. Just what we need!

Danny Costa
8 months ago

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

I know they aren’t based in Miami, but could developers please continue to use Shop if they design beauties like this and Innovation District?! They’ll really shape downtown to resemble the future of architecture.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Are you kidding?.. have you seen all the NYC haters commenting on this site lately?

Anonymous
8 months ago

They’re not hating on building designs necessarily

Anonymous
8 months ago

You can say that about a lot of professions that people from NYC have, a lot of people who comment on this site don’t giveadamn… they just hate people from New York City!

Anonymous
8 months ago

We do

Anonymous
8 months ago

Is this what sex is?

Anonymous
8 months ago

At least it’s not Melo-boring.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Different product. I am sure that the rents in this building will be significantly more than the new Melo tower that he is trying to build downtown. Just like there are different cars for different people, some will drive a Honda and others an Aston Martin. In the end, it serves the same purpose but performs and looks different.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Forget it.. he/she gets paid by a Melo competitor.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Melo es malo

Shawn Kouri
8 months ago

Water features would be very good for families with children, especially on a hot summer day in Miami where it is 100°F outside and they need a way to cool down. I don’t think the park has that right now.. and I think I know that area because I’ve gone to the metro rail station and Metromover station there several times before when I was in the adult program at the Miami lighthouse for the blind, and that’s an area that’s going to need a little bit of a cleanup. That’s that one part of Brickell that has been forgotten somewhat and needs a little bit of a cleanup. And this will bring more activity to the area and attract more tourists and families. Not only that, office spaces would bring in more good paying or high paying jobs for Miami which is something that Miami needs right now. Come to think of it though, didn’t this tower already get a design review?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Instead of paying Brightline $100s of millions to run a slightly less crappier version of Tri Rail with 30 minute wait times, why not expand the Metromover into West Brickell and Brickell Bay drive? You know where there is actual density and people use public transportation daily.

Yet Another Anonymous
8 months ago

And North to Midtown at least where the slow fast train would service.

Anonymous
8 months ago

yes to expanding north

Anonymous
8 months ago

this is literally a block away from metromover lol

Anonymous
8 months ago

Don’t waste your time.. some people in Miami don’t get out and actually notice anything, they just sit at home smoking dope all day.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Exactly. Build a new west Brickell line that runs from here down 2nd or 3rd avenue to sw 7th st.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Brickell bay drive???? Are you on crack?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Question: why is this approval with county and not city?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Who said it’s not?

Anonymous
8 months ago

The County preempted the City’s zoning authority within a small “rapid transit corridor” around the Metrorail a few years back… I think the reasoning was they run the Metrorail so they should be reviewing transit-oriented development around it.

Anonymous
8 months ago

that explains it, thank you

Anonymous
8 months ago

***sigh***

The article states:

“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.”

You asked “why is this approval with county and not city?” The article says nothing about the city having no “APPROVAL” authority when it comes to this project.

POLO
8 months ago

Like it, but will the FAA approve such a height (780 FT) so far to the west.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Why not?.. no planes fly over that area.

Anonymous
8 months ago

not quite true – actually right under a flight path. Cheers

Anonymous
8 months ago

wow this is beautiful

Anonymous
8 months ago

get it approved and done. I hope the “developers” accept the challenge for creativity and community improvement, fire station, park, connectivity to the underline

Anonymous
8 months ago

go go go

bob
8 months ago

We should be privileged to have a towering work of art added to our skyline. It adds value to every other building. Please to not pick at it. Approve it.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Nice

Anonymous
8 months ago

The cool stuff never gets built

Anonymous
8 months ago

Nice win for Miami!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Wrong, Miami winning!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Vertical optimism.

Good luck completing Monad.

Cheers

Anonymous
8 months ago

Not sure I understand the 1,275 unit density. Base density would be about 600 units, transfer density would permit another 300 units, so where’s the other 375 units coming from? That’s worth at least $15MM.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Too big. Looks totally out of place.

Bob
8 months ago

Love it. Great. Wonderful. The city should get on their knees and beg that it gets done. It adds a esthetic value to all of miami. A great and beautiful landmark

Anonymous
8 months ago

Bye Bye sunset views lol

Anonymous
8 months ago

So, you’re just going to stand in the shadows of this building if it’s built and complain about not seeing a sunset view?

Anonymous
8 months ago

yup another project for a city that cant cope with climate change

Anonymous
8 months ago

This city is awesome at coping with Climate Change! ALL of my friends are “coping” with Climate Change amazing well.
Miami coped with the horrendous mosquitos in 1896, the awful smell of feces in the air before horses were replaced, coped with the heat and humidity by utilizing Air Conditioning…and on an on and on

Anonymous
8 months ago

1000 parking spaces a block from metrorail. shame on them and planning staff

Anonymous
8 months ago

– 200,000 square feet of office space
– 100,000 square feet of health and wellness uses
– 200 unit hotel
– Fire Station
– 1,175 residential units

Do you really expect there to be no parking for a project of this size? Building towers is done for profit, not for charity. If it were profitable to build more units or office space than parking then they would do it but as it stands they deem they need 1,000 parking spots. Seems pretty reasonable to me considering other projects in Miami.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Agree. Thanks some reality. Some people are delusional, just don’t get it, and never will get it.

Anonymous
8 months ago

So you think if you live in a high rise that you are only going to go where the circle of people mover will take you? You will never go to the Keys, the airport, or anything other than walking around downtown?
And all the commercial space inside, it will just be from people walking from other buildings?

Perhaps you are hoping that no one that lives outside of the downtown area will come and park then themselves walk around and take the people mover.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Ugh. I take my dog to this park all the time and live right next to this. I’m all for development but, can’t you find somewhere else, that’s literally the only pet friendly green space in brickell.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Its still going to be! Dog park included in the park design.

Anonymous
8 months ago

It features two dog runs… read and look at images…

Anonymous
8 months ago

Nahhh… too lazy.

Anonymous
8 months ago

You sound like a clown. Let’s have a dog park and you and have the dogs pay for the property taxes on such a prime piece of property.