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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

exactly, crazy it took them that long to do

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

What a waste of money

Anonymous
1 year ago

Another decade before we see anything built there…

Anonymous
1 year ago

What a waste of time

Anonymous
1 year ago

money, and dirt.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Jeez dude, learn how to use commas and periods!

Anonymous
1 year ago

grammar police issuing tickets watch out!

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

These dummies writings? Well put professor…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thank you, student…

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yep… and some people knock Melo.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Any update with one river point?

Anonymous
1 year ago

History, like any worthy projects in Miami

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Parks drain dollars out of budgets and attract bums.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

there’s a word called LIABILITY

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah.. but dogs are gonna love it!

Bigbadbillyboy
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

No not the pit!

Reality
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anon
1 year ago

Already making more progress than Marriott MWC ?

Daniel
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

This should be a park.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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.