Brickell Property Owners Requesting More Intense Zoning From County

Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to hear a request by several Brickell property owners to include their properties in the county’s the Metromover zone, where higher intensity projects are allowed.

Dade’s Metromover Subzone of the Rapid Transit Zone allows more intense usage than local city rules would. Miami-Dade’s rules also supersede stricter Miami 21 zoning regulations.

The goal of the county’s Rapid Transit Zone is to increase density around the Metrorail and Metromover.

Miami commissioners recently considering legislation that would have declared their Miami 21 zoning code to be a higher standard, and require that all projects in the city meet that code. However, the commissioners recently deferred a vote on that legislation.

The private property owners now requesting to be included in the Metromover subzone are:

  • 888 Brickell Avenue – the owners of this property had submitted plans to the city in 2016 for a 38-story office tower
  • 90 SW 8 Street – Israel developer Gazit Horizons wants to maximize a project on this site. They were originally considering a 48-story tower
  • 120 SW 8th Street – This property was recently listed for sale by a broker.

The county also wants to include their own properties at 445 SW 6 Street, 450 SW 5 Street, and 400 SW 5 Street. The County uses those properties for elderly and affordable housing, and wants to redevelop them. They are less than a 10-minute walk from the Metromover, and contiguous.

Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to consider the proposal at a meeting on December 1.

 

The 2016 proposal for 888 Brickell:

A broker listing for 120 SW 8 ST:

Gazit’s early plans for a 48-story tower at 90 SW 8 ST:

The proposed county legislation:

City legislation to overrule the county was deferred this month:

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Anonymous
14 days ago

Not only the city and county should approve this but they should relax parking requirements as well near transit zones. This should be worked together to create density but not just density. They should create effective, smart density. This means reducing parking requirements, wider sidewalks, shade trees, better lighting, burying the power grid and encourage county, state and city offices to move to transit zones.

Anonymous
14 days ago

There are reduced parking requirements already, but developers sadly don’t take advantage, the city doesnt’ push them, or no one cares.

Time for parking maximums downtown/brickell.

Anonymous
9 days ago

Here’s what not to do in Brickell…Panorama…build an 85 story building with 3 ft sidewalks interrupted by frequent ugly driveways.

https://www.google.com/maps/@25.7634406,-80.190108,3a,75.9y,205.53h,85.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1siHD2Z1N66xHsJw4SfPadpg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Anonymous
13 days ago

The Brickell area has very narrow sidewalks. Flatiron, as an example, is a new building with very poor pedestrian access. It will be very difficult to build nice sidewalks in the area.
Miami World Center/ Overtown has much better infrastructure.

Melo is sigma and chad
14 days ago

That office tower never materialized 🙁

Anonymous
13 days ago

The rendering for 888 Brickell is the original the UDRB shot down because they wanted pukey-colored asymmetrical nonsense contrary to good architecture and urban design. If the county rules apply, hopefully something better will come about.

Adrian
14 days ago

Did the RTZ get approved? Has it existed all along?

Anonymous
13 days ago

HOW did this beautiful office tower not go through? Unbelievable.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Will the 888 Brickell Ave be going up? Does anyone know?

Anonymous
14 days ago

The Miami 21 zoning Pamphlet was obsolete even before it was approved.

MM305
13 days ago

They dropped the ball in 2016 with the East Little Havana Upzoning, now all the new construction is in the “Developers Zone”

Anonymous
13 days ago

Upzoning East Little Havana without an east-west Metrorail extention and/or streetcar would have been a disaster with ugly Melo-tier boxes with ugly windows, balconies, and parking garages. Focus on building up West Brickell and the Arts & Entertainment District.

Anonymous
13 days ago

The only reason why the east-west Metrorail extension never happened is because of Miami Polititans’ archaic mentality. They must Expand the city and the mass transit system everywhere.

Anonymous
13 days ago

It doesn’t help when it allows for waivers from design guidelines, etc. that give us even uglier buildings. Everything people praise Miami21 for could have been approved almost identical under old zoning code.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Brickell is going to be a nightmare in 10 years. Making all the wrong decisions.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Right. No one goes to Brickell anymore….its too crowded.

Anonymous
13 days ago

1950s Suburban mentality 101