CCCC Towers Site In Brickell Is Finally Being Filled In, 13 Years After It Was Excavated

In 2007, a developer started excavating dirt for an underground parking garage to be built under a twin-tower project called Capital at Brickell.

The project was halted during the recession, and a giant pit remained in the ground.

Finally it appears that the property is now being filled, a new photo shows.

In March 2019, the city’s Unsafe Structures Panel gave the Chinese owners of the land 180 days to complete the fill, and placed a lien on the property. An agreement by property owner CCCC International USA with the city was completed later.

According to a construction permit that is now active, 117,612 square feet of soil improvement is underway. The total cost of the work is estimated at $678,593.

A court battle is continuing between two Chinese companies over control of the property.

 

(photo: ryan rc rea)

Capital at Brickell, halted in 2007:

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Anonymous

Sad. And when they build something they’ll just excavate again. Prime property being wasted.

Anonymous

You are right, it is being wasted and yes, they will have to excavate it again someday and that is fine. For those of us who live around this block this is good news. We are sick and tired of seeing a hole in the ground year after year filled with trash. My neighbors and I understand that it will be years and maybe even decades before they do build up anything. For the time being just fill it and make it into a park, or a parking lot, or whatever the hell they want. Just fill it!

Anonymous

exactly, crazy it took them that long to do

Anonymous

I agree. It’s unsafe and could at least be be used as a park or for a farmers market or something. Still a waste on money.

Anonymous

Awwwwww….did you and your neighbors set up a Go Fund Me Page?
That sounds tragic.

Anonymous

Sounds like you need a Go Fund Me Page to get you to the special Olympics.

Anonymous

What a waste of money

Anonymous

Another decade before we see anything built there…

Anonymous

What a waste of time

Anonymous

money, and dirt.

Anonymous

Two Chinese companies are still fighting it out in court over this plot of land?

Sheesshh.. the court system in the USA moves at light speed compared to this.

Realtalk Reilly

lol it’s probably here in our court system where the Chinese companies are fighting over ownership of this American piece of property, not in China.

Anonymous

Unless you know the facts, then please skip the “probably” stuff… okay?

Anonymous

The potential of this site is immense these developers should be reaping the benefits accordingly just a waste unbelievable!

Anonymous

Jeez dude, learn how to use commas and periods!

Anonymous

grammar police issuing tickets watch out!

Anonymous

It’s not about trying to be a grammar police, it’s about trying to read some of these dummies writings while at the same time decipher it.

Anonymous

These dummies writings? Well put professor…

Anonymous

Thank you, student…

Anonymous

Geez.. talk about “grammar” police, dude doesn’t know the difference between “grammar” and “punctuation.” Commas and periods are not “GRAMMAR!!!”

Seems like there needs to be a new police force created just for him.

Anonymous

Oh gee whiz indeed…You’re the perfect candidate to be the captain of the punctuation police, go get ’em champ!

Anonymous

You wanna be one of my deputies? I think you’ll fit the job perfectly.

Anonymous

At the rate one river point is moving that will be the next hole to be filled in.

Anonymous

Yep… and some people knock Melo.

Anonymous

Any update with one river point?

Anonymous

History, like any worthy projects in Miami

Anonymous

Can they put some grass down and call it a park for the time being?

Anonymous

Why, the park across the street ain’t big enough for you?

Anonymous

Cus its better then an empty lot?? Why are you so against parks, did a park hurt you?

Anonymous

It’s an empty lot that’s owned by someone. Were you kicked out of and restricted from ever going into Simpson park again?

Anonymous

Parks drain dollars out of budgets and attract bums.

Anonymous

You’re right.. just like that useless Melreese golf course.

Anonymous

Totally agree. Waste of $$$ and the only users are homeless. Perfect example is Bayfront

Anonymous

It is a private property. The City is forcing them to fill the hole, and the public is complaining about the hole to code enforcement. The owners are paying property tax. I don’t think the owners want to pay property taxes to provide a free park to the public. Next time, please ask – can’t the City lease the property and provide a temporary park in consideration for a reduced property tax credit?

Anonymous

there’s a word called LIABILITY

Anonymous

For what? It’s just going to be filled with dog sh!t just like the rest of the Brickell sidewalks

Anonymous

That’s because these dog owners are not concerned about it, as long as their mutts aren’t shitting somewhere on the floor of their condo, the poop they leave on the sidewalk is now other people’s problem.

Anonymous

Man those two gorgeous towers… wish they would’ve been built.

Anonymous

Too bad. Could have been world’s largest swimming pool.

Anonymous

Yeah.. but dogs are gonna love it!

Bigbadbillyboy

My dog is now 8 months old and still not potty trained, does anybody have any techniques to advance his bowl control ? …I’m I in the right blog?

Anonymous

Yeah.. kick that mutt in the ass every time he shits on your floor.

Anonymous

No not the pit!

Reality

The new dirt should be compacted to support the parking podium that will be built on top of it.

Anonymous

Whatever will be developed in the future should include the block to the south across SW 14th Terrace.

Anon

Already making more progress than Marriott MWC 😂

Daniel

How are two companies fighting over this property? What???

Anonymous

This should be a park.

Anonymous

Well, give them the money for it and turn it into a park.

Anonymous

The city should just take it and make it a park.

Anonymous

The city can’t take this land, they can only make these Chinese businessmen an offer for it. Be aware though, these Chinese businessmen paid $100,000,000 for it years ago so it would cost taxpayers at least 130 to 150 million dollars for it today just to turn it into a park that’s across the street from a park.

Anonymous

They paid around 70,000,000 and the court case is still ongoing. One of the partners claimed bankruptcy in China. This is going to take a while. They overpaid and that land wont sell for the price they are going to ask for. This will take at least 3-5 years before anyone plans anything

Anonymous

Are you drinking moonshine? The City can only take through eminent domain. This is not a necessary taking. If so, it would have to pay just compensation under our constitution. Go live in Cuba or Venezuela.