Brickell World School, Miami’s First Ever School With Housing For Teachers Built-In, Set To Break Ground

A school planned in Miami’s urban core is set to become the first ever to be built by the county school system with housing for teachers built in, its architect says.

Brickell World School, a middle-school, is planned to be built as a seven-story project with capacity for 610 students.

The project is unique however, in that it will also include 10 workforce housing units, which will become apartments for teachers.

It is also the first ever collaboration between a School Board and a Public Housing Authority.

A 29-story workforce housing tower called The Gallery at West Brickell is also being built on the same property by developer Related Group. It will include 493 apartments, with groundbreaking scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development owns the land and is leasing it to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and to the Related Group for the two projects.

Opening of the school is scheduled for the 2022-23 school year.

Zyscovich is the project architect.

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Great. We need to focus on education to attract better commercial and residential tenants.

Anonymous
6 months ago

focus on “better” education….

Anonymous
6 months ago

Where are the kids going to play?

Anonymous
18 days ago

The underline (under Metrorail) is less than 2 blocks away.
Basketball and other sports are available.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Relocating businesses are probably more focused on the quality of private schools for their kids to attend, and the local colleges to recruit employees. Cheers

Azarius
6 months ago

This is a nice project in the west part of Brickell

Azarius
6 months ago

The low income housing s a plus and we need more on the west side of Brickell

Anonymous
6 months ago

“low income housing?”

Azarius
6 months ago

Workforce

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ironically this project replaces what was existing affordable/workforce housing. Cheers

Shawn Kouri
6 months ago

610 students is awfully small for that area. Southside elementary has about what? 800 students? Unless 610 students is the minimum capacity and could go as high as 900 students. I’m not sure. It’s a good thing that an affordable housing project is been built in that area anyways because that’s going to open up A wider range of variance to move into the Brickell area. This way low income families and those in the workforce who need affordable housing can actually live within walking distance of the urban core.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I suspect that many teachers will want to live over where they work. Especially young teachers just starting out. No car-save money.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Middle schools are 3 grades whereas elementary schools are 7 grades (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and grades 1-5).

Lala Pizarro
4 months ago

Yes, Southside Elementary as it was previously known has about 850 students and was a PK-5 grade school. A group a very dedicated advocates for the Brickell Community “Brickell For Schools Advocacy Group” worked very hard for over 6 years in partnership with MDCPS, MDC, City of Miami, The Related Group and several other community members to finally see Southside Elementary turn into Southside Preparatory Academy a K8. The new building which will be off site from the current location will house the middle school students (6-8). Yes, it might get over crowed over time but we really needed to start somewhere. As it is we have no middle schools in the area so I believe the community will very much love this addition to the neighborhood.

Danny Costa
6 months ago

That’s pretty cool! Love the unique idea. Great for the downtown area to increase schools!

Anonymous
6 months ago

very nice.
Looks very urban

Anonymous
6 months ago

lol @ 610 students. Are you kidding me!? They need at least 5 more of these.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Do they? Lots of school aged kids in those condo towers?

Lala Pizarro
4 months ago

Agreed. And now we need a high school for the area.

suomynona
6 months ago

Charter school? Hopefully not

Lala Pizarro
4 months ago

No, MDCPS. It is meant to be an extension of what once was Southside Elementary now Southside Preparatory Academy a K-8 Center.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Any parking spots?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Near the entrance.

J.M.
6 months ago

Yay!

Rae
6 months ago

We are behind… this is common place in some countries

Anonymous
6 months ago

Where is the park and green areas for recreation????

Anonymous
6 months ago

Right in front, on the side, and in the back of whee this building will be.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I mean “where”

Anonymous
6 months ago

Right next to those ugly apartments that still have AC units hanging out the windows… I hope they knock them down and rebuild them!

Marc
6 months ago

Rendering taken from the I-95 off ramp. Great view for the kids!

Anonymous
6 months ago

If kids are at school for the view, remind me why the education system in this country has been a joke for over forty years? /rhetorical

Anonymous
6 months ago

The way that teachers look these days, I wish I was a student. My teachers all looked like the Fratelli’s mom in Goonies. In Miami, this won’t end well. LOL