Brickell Megaproject Announced: The River District To Have 4 Towers, Partnership With Groot Hospitality

New York developer Chetrit Group has just announced plans for a Brickell megaproject called The River District.

Four towers are planned with condos, office space and rentals. Construction is already underway on the first.

David Grutman of Groot Hospitality is partnering to provide restaurant and nightlife venues.

A riverwalk and marina is also being built.

The project website (with additional renderings) is here. A press release is below:

 

THE CHETRIT GROUP ANNOUNCES THE RIVER DISTRICT IN MIAMI

Transformative New Development to Bring Innovative New Concepts from David Grutman of Groot Hospitality with Interior Design by Rockwell Group and Architecture by Kobi Karp

MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 14, 2022 – As Miami’s bustling Brickell neighborhood evolves into one of the nation’s most desirable urban cores, New York-based developer Chetrit Group announces a transformative new district that will reimagine over six acres of the Miami River’s waterfront into a premier destination for art, entertainment, music, and culture. The River District, located at the long-underutilized delta between I-95, Southwest Second Avenue and Jose Marti Park, brings high-end living, working, dining, shopping and yachting to the area with four distinct, brand-new skyscrapers, a pair of two-story waterfront retail buildings, a marina and lush new streetscapes inspired by Brazil’s tropical modernism aesthetic.

Situated just south of the Miami River, The River District will comprise of 4 million square feet of new development in all. This includes about 1,600 residences, Class A office space, 30,000 square feet of curated retail, a boat marina that can accommodate 60-foot vessels, 2,000 covered parking spots, as well as vibrant restaurants and nightlife venues. The first building to come to market at The River District will be its luxury condominium. Expected to launch in early 2023, sales and marketing will be exclusively handled by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

“The Miami River has been ripe for a new archetype of riverfront living, especially as the Brickell neighborhood continues to attract national companies and new residents to its urban core,” said Michael Chetrit of Chetrit Group. “With demand for new, curated experiences walkable from Brickell Avenue at an all-time high, we are excited to introduce a ground-up new neighborhood that builds and honors community, with a Brazilian twist. The River District is going to create a riverwalk experience for the first time in the city, and we expect to completely transform how people in the area live, work and play.”

To elevate the standard of hospitality, Chetrit Group partnered with David Grutman of Groot Hospitality – the globally renowned nightlife and hospitality visionary behind the goodtime hotel, nightclubs LIV and Story and restaurants Gekkō, Papi Steak, Swan and Komodo, among more – to deliver innovative new culinary and residential concepts exclusively to the ambitious master- planned development. Through a lens of lavish design, in-demand talent and a frisson of celebrity and social media moments, Grutman is known for reestablishing Miami as a global contemporary hotspot for hospitality and aims to infuse this same spirit throughout The River District.

“The River District is going to be a highlight in Miami city’s ongoing transformation,” said David Grutman. “Paired with Chetrit Group’s overall vision, I’m incredibly excited to bring Groot Hospitality to this game-changing development. We plan to feature versions of our existing concepts as well as all new ideas, across residential, restaurant and entertainment spaces.”

The four skyscrapers at The River District – a luxury condominium, office tower and two premier rental buildings – are each distinguished by their own, unique interpretation of the Brazilian tropical modernism motif. This design vision, a hallmark of the vibrant culture at The River District, will be spearheaded by leading local architecture firm Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design. Having helped shape many of Miami’s most exclusive neighborhoods, from Fisher Island to Surfside, Kobi Karp is the top architect for transformative projects of The River District’s scale and level of importance. He is responsible for creating the master plan for the site, as well as the architecture, which together are reminiscent of the beachfront walkways of Rio de Janeiro.

For the interiors, Chetrit Group tapped New York-based, award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group. Rockwell Group is known for creating unique narratives for award-winning projects across the globe, which range from restaurants, hotels, airport terminals, and hospitals, to festivals, museum exhibitions, and Broadway sets. Projects include multiple Oscar award ceremony production designs; Nobu hotels and restaurants worldwide; Equinox Hotel New York; restaurants like Katsuya and Peak in New York and Gekkō and CHICA in Miami; set designs for Broadway shows, such as Hairspray and Kinky Boots; and many more. Rockwell Group will design the condominium tower, including the lobby, amenity spaces and 378 studios to three- bedroom residences. Rockwell Group and IDDI, an international design firm, will envision the rental tower, where Rockwell Group is designing the lobby and restaurant.

Representing the first master-planned project developed by Chetrit Group in South Florida, The River District will showcase the company’s level of focus and expertise delivering large-scale real estate developments. Construction will be completed in phases, with phase one currently underway. That includes the first rental tower, as well as the two retail buildings. The next phase will begin with the groundbreaking of the luxury condominium, which is slated for early 2023 with a target completion in 2026.

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(images: Kobi Karp)
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Brickell Stakeholder
1 month ago

This is the most transformative project in Miami and South Florida, and possibly even the United States! The development’s focus on becoming a “premier destination for art, entertainment, music, and culture” is exactly what Miami needs, as the City leans into its identity as the top US city for people to live and work. The Brickell riverfront near I95 is the perfect central spot for such a hub. The new Brickell district will inspire and shape the developing city core and transform SW Second Avenue from the Miami River to the neighboring iconic One Southside Park project just steps away.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is nice but it’s not Hudson yard or brickell city centre

Love Seeing Brickell Get Better
1 month ago

It will be even better, can’t wait!

MM305
1 month ago

Hudson Yard is nice to look at but its utility is minimal from what the city and the developers were expecting. I think this river project will be the opposite of that as they have a lot more connectivity and centrality than Hudson Yards.

Anonymous
1 month ago

New developers, job creators and residents, there is a BIG incentive for being in this part of Brickell. It is in the Brightline free-buggy zone… Travelers from/to the Downtown Miami station can take a free electric buggy to/from here in minutes!

It’s the perfect spot for a tropical-city walkable lifestyle in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Palm Beach and WPB patrons will love that easy access, and day trip on Brightline for this luxury Brickell city experience, and then explore all around BCC and MBV.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great first impression for visitors to Brickell gateway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exciting Brickell megaproject!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful high-end design Perfect balance of ultra tall high rises and two story village retail, adds to Brickell skyline, prestige and city density, while creating a community destination and preserving bright airy Florida lifestyle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrew
1 month ago

Are they just re-announcing the same project that was already planned?

Terry
1 month ago

Point of the announcement is the partnering with the entertainment/ hospitality group. Ensuring a fantastic retail & restaurant environment on the water. A Mary Brickell village / Bayside marketplace vibe. Another incredible expansion of the Brickell neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Incredible Terry! Excited to see Brickell complete itself on this key area for Brickell and Miami. Brickell needs a large entertainment and arts space for the community. There’s so much space here to make it a huge extension spot to the already beautiful BCC.

axl rose
1 month ago

by arts do we mean movie theaters and bars??? or places for live music which miami really lacks…not talking about dj whomever…talking live music…and how many arts and entertainment areas can miami develop and support with such a low median income????

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully live music, open air theater and dance (ballet, tap, jazz, modern) performances, sculpture parks and gallery exhibits. When I think of art and entertainment that’s what I imagine, and can’t seem to find enough of in Brickell, yet…

Axl Bird of Paradise
1 month ago

So true, we need high culture and art and entertainment for intellectuals in Brickell, there’s plenty of bars / clubs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, it wouldn’t be under construction if that was the case.

Hilarious!
1 month ago

Yeah, because donothingcans are just waiting for something to be done with this plot of land so they can claim (as usual) credit for doing it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All sounds very nice!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bravo. Perfecto para Miami y Brickell.

RenRich
1 month ago

Not sure what the difference is. I always have loved this project.

Drac
1 month ago

The first picture shows that if all of skyline’s in Brickell, Downtown, and the areas northward clear up to the Design District are doubled, it would hardly make a dent in what makes up the vast flora and wilderness of MiamiDade County.

Calivalle
1 month ago

It will be an amazing view from I-95 folks..💎💎💎

marlon brando
1 month ago

i love the smell of a freeway in the hot summer morning….smells like victory……..

Anon
1 month ago

This isn’t NYC Marlon, the fresh ocean breeze and river ecology give this area an everlasting fresh scent of the sea, just like throughout Brickell. You can’t smell the highway, and it’s actually smells better than the main inner Miami streets because it’s surrounded by open air.

Brickell Neighbor
1 month ago

This part of I95 is a massive iconic bridge and never has gridlock south of the CBD, it’s actually quieter and especially beautiful lit up at night, more than you’d imagine on map. Must see!

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

Okay I’m confused.
Is the first tower that is under construction now, the luxury condo, as is stated at the beginning of the article?
or is it one of the rental towers as stated at the very end of the article?
It’s location would suggest it would be the condo since it seems crazy to me to have a luxury condo building not located on the river / behind rental buildings. But you never know.

AAA
1 month ago

I’m also confused archi! This is posted as a “new development announcement” but isn’t this development already under construction. The first tower is already halfway built.

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

Well I mean they are providing some additional specifics. Like one Condo building, one office building and two rental buildings. The office building had been in question for a while and they had never said if the other buildings were condos or rentals. So the added details are nice, though a bit confusing.
But the addition of David Grutman I think is the real announcement here.
He does good work and brings money and interest.
I hope his involvement can help maintain a high-quality end product

Anonymous
1 month ago

A Miami developer is a lot like a broken record repeating “iconic,” and “game changer” on the B-side.

malchik
1 month ago

best comment so far

Rabbit
1 month ago

The tower under construction now is planned as Apts. These things can change, but probably not.
The reveal above was a press release.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s closer to being a condo than the renderings of condos not even started yet. We will see 🤩

Anonymous
1 month ago

📣According to this Article, the waterfront tower under construction is planned as a luxury condo 👌 The Tower, about halfway up, is visible from greater Miami and already a statement in the Brickell skyline. Sales launching soon. Can’t wait for more details from pros Chetrit, Groot and Rockwell!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is a luxury condo – and you’re going to love it!

Rick
1 month ago

This is amazing! But I’m disappointed something like this isn’t happening by Lofty as well. That whole empty street needs something like this that can connect all the way to where Riverside used to be. Right now its fully empty, right in the heart of Brickell, while this project is more west and even less connected.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t you think Brickell will be all connected? That would be nice.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I guess depends what you’re connecting to… Brickell has so many places where people connect. Location wise it’s near river and major transit hubs so can’t see it being anymore connected. Brickell Key is a separate island and people still love it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fully empty…right

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami had the hottest rental market of 2022 in the country, including contributions from this reviving part of Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If feasible, maybe the City can allow Ken Griffin to relocate his historical Coconut Grove mansion to Jose Martí Park (if that’s in fact what he wants to do, not just what was reported). The Cloisters mansion, which is far more ancient, was moved from Europe to NYC way longer ago with far more primitive technologies available – and it’s stunning now and accessible to all!

This could give Brickell and Riverside a historic monument and increase visitors and history to an otherwise growing neighborhood with mostly new modern architecture.

Anonymous
1 month ago

everyday another announcement about more residences and office space but no REAL solutions to what is inevitable….constant gridlock…stay tuned…!

AAA
1 month ago

I agree! Miami wants to flaunt itself as the next L.A. or NYC but can we really accommodate the population that makes those cities as vibrant and diverse as they are. Miami is tiny compared to both. I can’t imagine us having a population as big as either. Things would grind to a stand still here.

AAA Anonymous
1 month ago

Laughable, you think LA (known for gridlock traffic) and NYC (known for mobs of crowds and lines at every queue) accommodate their populations?

Miami ready to absorb those people who are fed up with the inhumane treatment provided by cities like those.

Anon
1 month ago

Funny you mention 2 cities with mass transit options to get you thru out the city ….not just a loop

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean the ones people fear being pushed off platforms on, that don’t run on time, get stuck and have rats and people sleeping on and using as bathrooms?

anonymous
1 month ago

LA has mass transit options ? LOL

Bruno
1 month ago

NYC has a great transit system.
NY has horrendous gridlock.

Logical people will notice that both of those statements are true.
Emotional people feel than more Metromovers everywhere will end gridlock and “get cars off the street”.

I love to assume
1 month ago

^
“Miami wants to flaunt itself as the next L.A. or NYC”

It does?..

Gee, I’m glad you’re around to tell us these things.

AAA
1 month ago

What a lame response. Those are the words touted by our elected officials. They are the people telling us these things.

I love to assume
1 month ago

^
Is your response insured AAA?

Juan
1 month ago

I love that they’re expanding the riverwalk but I’m interested to see exactly what the “Brazilian tropical modernism motif” entails here

Anonymous
1 month ago

Either being stuck up or stopped by beggars the minute you walk outside, or some sterile Oscar Niemeyer or Brasilia-inspired nonsense. What can’t we have a Miami motif? If I wanted a Brazilian tropical motif, I would go to Rio.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Apparently we can’t have a Miami tropical motif people come here to want to experience.

Anonymous
1 month ago

if you’re worried about gridlock, then I suggest you move.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Can’t move! That’s the problem! Stuck in traffic!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Florida is the third most populated state in the united states. Let that sink in for a minute. The four most biggest states in land size in the United States are 1. Alaska 2. Texas 3. California and 4. Montana. Florida is ranked 22. Florida is basically an island sitting in the Atlantic ocean. At least 900 to a thousand people move to Florida a day. That is what happens to desirable places so don’t expect quick and simple solutions down the pike.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice but wasn’t this development already planned years ago?

Bruno
1 month ago

Like 8 years ago.

peej
1 month ago

How many times will they attempt to announce the same project? The renders still don’t even match each other.

But aren’t we just thrilled for more Grutman clubstaurants?!

Pleezzee
1 month ago

Overpriced?.. what are you whining for, the cheap haunts you hangout in like you do now will still be here.

hmmm
1 month ago

“the River District is going to create a riverwalk experience for the first time in the city,” explanation of this?

real estate BS
1 month ago

nothing new here

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s there and going up fast! All new and here in Brickell. Brickell is becoming a complete and cohesive neighborhood soon with projects like this.

Hilarious!
1 month ago

Gee, say “west Brickell” on this site and watch some people’s heads explode, like it does when they hear the name “Fort Laudardale.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Everything east of I95 is considered Brickell. It’s in the same growing neighborhood as Brickell City Centre, Mary Brickell Village, and SLS Brickell – they all share the same ‘30 zip code and signage all around says just Brickell.

It’s wonderfully walkable in this part of Brickell and connected centrally, probably more so than other far east/south parts of Brickell, with further restricted zoning. This connectivity is attributed to the abundance of protected pedestrian walkways and parks around the new Underline. The Underlines forthcoming expansion to Vizcaya and Coconut Grove surely will confirm the Underline and above Metro as a central hub in Brickell!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The comment said – “say “west Brickell” on this site and watch some people’s heads explode”

The comment stated “west Brickell.” That’s “west” – “BRICKELL.” That’s saying, if you’re going to Brickell to find out where a person is or lives, head west. You’re still in Brickell, but head west once you get there to better find a person, place, or thing… that’s all. It’s still just “Brickell,” only go west in “Brickell” in order to better locate a person, place, or thing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

See what you’re saying, but it seems some are using this term not just to helpfully describe an area, but rather to make it seem separate, less valuable or slow down new development in Brickell. When it is inevitably being integrated more and gaining attention and newer nice development.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is the way YOU deem they’re saying or using it. You are placing too much thought into a simple saying.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hope you’re right but there’s objective factors that indicate how it’s being used by some. As Brickell rapidly grows , it could benefit by using unified and consistent naming, quality guidelines, and public street/sidewalk renovations, including in this part.

If you walk into a Saks Fifth Avenue, you know every floor is going to have the same look, feel, and experience.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Son, if someone ask you for directions to Edgewater and you’re in Kendall, you just don’t tell him or her to “go west,” and that’s it…

You’re thinking too hard about a simple direction in a place.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just some helpful advise sir. Most people travel from I95 east to this part of Brickell, so the directional label seems counterintuitive.

It’s the perfect gateway to other well developed blocks in Brickell. New projects started using WB west of I95. Just something that can be considered at this pivotal stage, and since most/all signs and buildings say Brickell here.

I think public signage not yet in place should match. I imagine this part of Brickell will get a stunning facelift to public areas and streets when all these new businesses, schools and residential bldgs open.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Son, don’t try to point out anything to me. I was born and running around in Miami over fifty years ago. I remember when the Four Ambassadors (and basically one of the very few) where the most beautiful structures in Brickell, and that was before they called the whole place “Brickell.”

Again, you’re thinking too hard and placing too much emphasis about a simple direction in a place.

Vincent
1 month ago

West Brickell getting some more attention. I love this.

Brickell HOA
1 month ago

Please stop spreading fake info, Vinnie. This is east of I95 (not “West Brickell”), clearly in Brickell. It will be the core of Brickell soon and quite central. “West Brickell” is the nickname being considered for the new Riverside neighborhood west of I95.

Miami4Life
1 month ago

was always under the impression that west brickell was west of the metrorail tracks…?

Vincent
1 month ago

Your impression is correct.

John
1 month ago

Correction. It changed awhile ago. This is just Brickell. You can see the change.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Original Brickell Point development didn’t even reach Miami Ave at first, and now look, high rises on riverfront and SW2nd Ave. Big for Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Modern map of Miami, shows Brickell border at I95, makes most sense:

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Rabbit
1 month ago

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Anonymous
1 month ago

If you’re going to be factual and fair, can you please post some official and modern maps of Brickell?

DDA is not an official Miami guide, and this archaic map has nothing to do with naming or zoning. It was created in the 1960s when Brickell needed help from “blithe” and I95 was not there yet.

Ironically, the DDA has successfully achieved its mission, and map no longer fulfills its original purpose. However, in order to update the DDA’s political authority there is some bureaucratic process. It can be done, but why would people in Brickell want to do this? It just means paying more millage tax to fund the DDA which already serves this area whether directly or indirectly, creating a unique benefit owning in this part of Brickell.

Rabbit
1 month ago

Not an “official guide”? Okay.

It’s a government agency set up to serve a specific geographical area.
The map(s) show you those areas.

There is no irony in special taxing districts doing what they were set up to do.

Having lived and/or worked in Brickell since 1992, there’s no doubt about the neighborhoods or how they are defined. The DDA does a lot of great work.
https://www.miamidda.com/

Visit their offices ( I do often), you will find great information about future plans, research, stats, along with some great maps!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That map is just to give that agency authority over that area. If the government authority is for that specific area then how does the agency have any authority to dictate the name of an area beyond its authority!? I guess it doesn’t… that’s like two people in grade school both named John. One goes to the other, I’m John, you’re Johnny! There’s room for both in this class, gentleman.

Ana
1 month ago

The DDA is the most WHACK organization. They acknowledge over 80% of their residents are Millennials, but how many Millennials are on the board? When I brought this up to the chair of the board over seven years ago she stated that she “takes offense to that because she and the other board members work closely with many Millennials”. LOL, I’m sure she has many subordinates who are Millennials. They’re just a power-grab group and should be disbanded. They added two or three Millennials since then to the board, but they’re all corporate puppets.

Bruno
1 month ago

Sorry that you didn’t make the cut Ana.
My experience has been quite different. Of course, back when I had only been an adult for 10 years, I was rejected too. The Chairman at the time took me to lunch to explain the contributions and experience of the others who earned their place.
He was correct. Of course, I stayed involved and interested in their work. I’ve seen a tremendous difference in downtown since my first job in 1992, and DDA has contributed a lot.

It’s a great group of serious, experienced, and learned people.
https://www.miamidda.com/dda-board/

When you add something else to your resume besides, “I’m a millennial, there are a lot of us! LOL” you should reapply.

Anonymous
1 month ago

From someone’s comment above, I seems this WB smear campaign is coming from a former member of the DDA? So confused… I hope not as I have faith in our appointed officials, and current members. Having been in many for decades, I have seen the DDA do great work, too!

It’s an overreach for the DDA to actively downgrade revitalization around its limited zone of influence within the shaded area of the map. The DDA can help the City, State, Brickell and downtown, not just promote areas where it can collect tax money by smearing other parts of Brickell and downtown with false labels.

DDA wasn’t legislated to rename entire broader established neighborhood names, which it sits within. That’s outside its scope of rights. If it were to smear areas around its legislated zone by calling them “other” names and purporting those names as being the official esperare name, the DDA would not be serving the the City, State, and people it collects money from in its incentive zone. Let’s work together, all of Brickell including the DDA!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Doubt it. Maybe just someone who loves the City and learned a name and likes it more. Some people are always trying to make fetch happen. Great to see everyone delving into this topic. Excited for all these new developments! #MiamiWinning

Anonymous
1 month ago

Having been in Miami for many decades^

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice try! People shouldn’t believe random photos posted on the internet, but…

I’ll provide a more recent one from the Miami DDA website — accessed and in circulation TODAY, showing Brickell as one unified neighborhood without any subdivision.

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Rabbit
1 month ago

A transit map ?
Okay.

Suffice it say, people who ride the Metromover do not need a high level of detail about where the geographic cut off is for Brickell and West Brickell.

If you are a job creator, however, you do need a better understanding. If interested in “Follow the Sun” incentives, you can get them for creating jobs on SE 2nd Ave (Brickell), but not on SW 2nd Ave (West Brickell).

It doesn’t matter to everyone, but there is a difference with a distinction.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh so the purpose for the outdated map was so jobs can be created on one street in Brickell but not the other street in Brickell? Doesn’t that sound unconstitutional…maybe that’s why it was scrapped.

I get your passion to promote one area, but I disagree with the means by which you do that. It sounds as though these two streets are competing when the goal is to get them to both do well.l together. That is a resolution that serves all of Brickell and Miami.

Bruno
1 month ago

You don’t “get my passion to promote ancare”, you don’t even comprehend what in writing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s the incentive of following the son? Don’t you have to pay more millage tax to “follow the sun”? Is there a secret tunnel to downtown, please I hope so.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The DDA map is being conflated with a neighborhood map guys!!! It’s just an arbitrary border from a 1960s legislation to create a special agency for “downtown” – if you follow the DDA map you can see it cuts through different neighborhoods in Miami, including CBD, Edgewater etc. it has NO correlation with the neighborhood boundaries in Miami.

It seems the DDA may be pushing this alternate, division of neighborhood scheme just to increase its own power by hoarding all the neighborhood naming rights. However, what it doesn’t realize is that it can succeed without trashing the surrounding areas within the same neighborhoods, including Brickell! If they try to distinguish the surrounding areas they will impact the areas within their own authority for the worst because people won’t want to walk around and open business there.

Hope this helps everyone and the DDA, thank you!

Bruno
1 month ago

It is not arbitrary.
The borders are statutory.

Arbitrary is when a person rolls into a neighborhood and decides to call it what he wants.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The statutory borders in the specific DDA map are to define it’s legislative authority and area of focus, not to define neighborhood borders outside that zone. That’s opposite of its purpose and mission, because it would limit growth and promote blithe.

Why would a central transit hub be placed on a border? It’s supposed to be the center of the neighborhood, and it is the Brickell stop.

Calling this Brickell is not arbitrary. It’s what all major businesses, mappings relied on by Miami residents people worldwide use.

It’s even used by the majority of not all businesses and residences in this area. Under real estate law there is a doctrine that when there is a common planning scheme apparent by looking at it, it takes precedent. These locations include “Brickell” in their signage and naming:

Soma at Brickell, Publix at Brickell Village, Miro Brickell, Brickell Ten, Smart Brickell, Brickell View Terrace, The Spot Barbership-Brickell, Ace Hardware Brickell, Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell (ALL in the established and undisputed Brickell area west of the metro).

The DDA’s borders are not arbitrary to defining where it can focus on improving BUT it is arbitrary to renaming and distinguishing areas around that zone, especially ones like Brickell with established common name and development.

It helps the DDA to call it all Brickell anyway, especially when patrons go to the DDA zone from this part of Brickell. Hope this helps the DDA and Brickell!

Think Tank
1 month ago

Respectfully suggest that the DDA advise job creators they have two options: (1) be in the DDA hub (shaded area with DDA oversight), which has modest tax costs but comes with higher density, marketing tips, and established patron base and metrics; or (2) set up shop in Brickell around the DDA hub (great for businesses with in-house marketing teams, start ups, and better served close to I95).

I mean that seems fair and helpful to job creators, and all downtown, Brickell and Miami, and gives job creators options. It also prevents blithe by advancing healthy economy across Brickell and downtown. Nice balance of regulation and free market, excuse my presumption, if this is practice already in place. Thank you!

Ana
1 month ago

You have a lot of suggestions, Dude just stop.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Original old map gives big orange middle finger to neighbors in their own community. This is what happens during the holidays when you invite some cousins but not the others, even though they all share the same name.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone notice this fake or old map doesn’t even have the Underline? Every since that project came to be the entire area and surrounds blocks have been bustling with young professionals and families, coming from all different directions in Brickell. .

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is the DDA pro business or pro regulation and interfering in development?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This was a false narrative briefly pushed out to get funding when this area was underdeveloped to make people feel like they were buying into something nicer on Miami Ave, but now all of Brickell is developing nicely so it’s a pointless label. Just say Brickell for here and East Brickell is “old Brickell” (how would they like that?)

Jeff
1 month ago

That’s not my impression. Lived here for awhile now and seen Brickell transform a lot and names change before I can learn them.

When I bought my place on 2nd Avenue, my experienced local realtor told me it was Brickell. That’s what all the city zoning and maps say, and my building marketing all just says Brickell. All the new developments just say Brickell. This is a main artery in Brickell. Agree with everyone else and author of article this is known as Brickell.

Drac
1 month ago

^
Its still just “Brickell,” but you can say “west Brickell” if you want to pick out the area you live or are actually in to someone.

Bruno
1 month ago

Absolutely. It really depends on who you are communicating with and why.

If someone asks you, “Where do.you.live?”
If you are in Hong Kong, you might say, the United States.
If you are in Buenos Aires, you might say, Miami.
If you are in South Beach, you mght say Brickell.
If you are in the Planning and Zoning office, or presenting to the the design review board, you would say West Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Planning and Zoning office should reform its vernacular to reflect the City understanding, established BRICKELL naming, and promote a thriving DT.

Using or requiring job creators to use “WB” is NOT accurate and disrupts commerce, development and value throughout Brickell and Downtown. Let alone it would be gov overreach.

…Maybe you say this to one/two person(s) one on one, if it helps (but arguably it’s not helping b/c it’s limiting and not full picture). To people who want Brickell and Downtown to thrive, vast majority and public, will continue to refer to “Brickell, around the DDA (incentive) hub” #onebrickell

Anonymous
1 month ago

Realtors like to B.S.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In my opinion, this is the nicest and best location in Brickell geographically, most convenient and least risk of flooding. Isn’t the point of this to build up all of Brickell not knock it down?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t think the realtor BSed. He probably had great foresight to know it’s all going to be known as just Brickell when the neighborhood is complete (seems like few people have minds set and have their thoughts, but that’s like any free democracy).

Does anyone say Brickell City Centre is in Brickell heights anymore? No… they just say Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I rented a place nearby and it was just Brickell when I googled it.

Bruno
1 month ago

If you live on SE 2nd Ave, you are in Brickell.
If SW 2nd Ave, you are in West Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is false. You’re not an authority. You just probably live on SE 2nd Ave.

Rabbit
1 month ago

No, Miami Ave. Or east for 30+ years.
In real estate development the boundaries matter.

In casual conversation and marketing, they don’t.

Clearly Chetrit knows that their property is not included in the DDA Brickell Boundries, but the marketers like the Brickell Brand so they exploit that.

Here is a 2019 Map titled “Miami DDA Districts”
Note: Brickell’s west border ends at SW 1st Ave (Metrorail).
https://www.miamidda.com/2019_dda_maindistricts/

Order
1 month ago

Objection your honor. A pre pandemic boom map from from before the current DDA map posted above, showing the opposite? Irrelevant and misleading.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell’s border is I95. Common knowledge and integrated into the planning, whether intentional or by natural direction. It’s clear by the common development scheme. You can’t claw back rights once they are given, it’s impossible public policy!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think what you call things in marketing does matter, at least legally /ethically. Most all business and signage in this area say Brickell. So this must be Brickell. I don’t think people would all make that up or lie about it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t get the point. So this is going to be called new Brickell, or just stay Brickell?

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s simply not grounded in reality!

Brickell is a name for the whole neighborhood, that cannot be excluded to anyone in Brickell. Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Centre, both share the name without any issue.

All in the area west of the Metro are thriving Brickell businesses and Brickellites, and more on the way, including but not limited to: Soma at Brickell, Publix at Brickell Village, Miro Brickell, Brickell Ten, Smart Brickell, Brickell View Terrace, The Spot* Barbership-Brickell, Ace Hardware Brickell, Hotel Indigo Miami Brickell (ALL in the established and undisputed Brickell area west of the metro).

Does anyone think they have the right to change the name on these businesses and citizens without it causing damage to them and the Brickell community at large?

I don’t think so. That clearly would be unenforceable illegitimate gov action and poor public policy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

ATTN: Any new buildings and developments in Brickell west of the Metro should REFUSE to include “west” from marketing and naming! The vast majority of businesses and residential buildings here use only “Brickell presently. It’s on signage and marketing all across the neighborhood, so requiring “west” appears to be unenforceable.

Any concessions to start adding “West” are a slippery slope, and before you know it this could be the basis for the area being neglected, refused funding or treated as a separate lesser than community, which it is NOT! It’s just Brickell.

…Just look at the tone of some people saying it’s separate, that there is a “border”, or just “non-affluent” people and a “dumbed down public transportation map” has no relevance. It’s all being developed to be a part of Brickell as a whole, and attitudes are changing before you can say, Brickell!

Mary B.
1 month ago

Why would Brickell want to sever itself, along with growth opportunity and improvement throughout, when there is already is a tall concrete wall in place defining its border at Interstate 95?

MM305
1 month ago

Would you please create a moniker/handle name! Its impossible to follow these conversations when more than one person is “anonymous”. Just use a unique name that doesn’t reveal your identity but denotes who you are.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell is from I95 to Biscayne Bay. Current 2022 map of Brickell:

http://maps-miami.com/img/0/brickell-map-miami.jpg

Anonymous
1 month ago

west Brickell? what happened to little Havana

Vincent
1 month ago

Some folks, such as realtors, are curretly using “Brickell West” to describe the eastern parts of Little Havana, particualrly the areas immediately adjacent to I95.

John
1 month ago

That’s exactly why realtors saying “West Brickell” for this part of Brickell. It gets them mixed up. You know realtors probably are the ones that started it anyway.

Bruno
1 month ago

Wrong.
The Florida Legislature empowered the Downtown Development Authority, and Brickell is named as in the TIF and West Brickell is not.
Here’s a more recent map.
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Anonymous
1 month ago

Cite your source. Is there a date and url?

Rabbit
1 month ago

Sources are Miami DDA, Florida Statute, and me. I can’t all your work for you though!

Just take a look around here: https://www.miamidda.com/data-resources/districts-maps/

Attend one public meeting and the amount you can learn about your community is staggering. It’s truly impressive.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Someone should join the DDA and promote business throughout Brickell, not fight it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Someone seriously needs to update the DDA map, makes it seem like some leaders don’t have a sense of what’s developing and beautifully shaping in their own city. Just a suggestion. Even Brightline shows it all as Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully there is a compromise or update in position that reflects public knowledge and understanding, and benefits all of Brickell and Miami. Don’t get the sense excluding Brickell from Brickell reflects the mindset or interest of the residents, owners, builders and other stakeholders, and DDA would be applauded if it adapted to meet the current market demands in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is all so silly and behind the times. The City of Miami trolly map and stops go all along SW First And Second Aves in Brickell.

https://www.miamigov.com/files/sharedassets/public/trolley/brickell-trolley-map.pdf

Anonymous
1 month ago

DDA is not an official Miami guide, and this archaic map has nothing to do with naming or zoning. It was created in the 1960s when Brickell needed help from “blithe” and I95 was not there yet.

Ironically, the DDA has successfully achieved its mission, and map no longer fulfills its original purpose. However, in order to update the DDA’s political authority there is some bureaucratic process. It can be done, but why would people in Brickell want to do this? It just means paying more millage tax to fund the DDA which already serves this area whether directly or indirectly, creating a unique benefit owning in this part of Brickell.

One Brickell
1 month ago

From the font and pixilation, this is clearly an old and outdated map!! More disinformation being shared… check out the current one just posted above showing Brickell as one neighborhood.

Fact Check
1 month ago

The current DDA transit map shows Brickell all as one neighborhood without divisions. The maps being posted here are fake or outdated.

Rabbit
1 month ago

Thats a public transportation transit map, fact check.

Look at the most recent map that links directly to DDA Boudries & Districts.
https://www.miamidda.com/data-resources/districts-maps/

Wow…some people are 100% wrong but 100% certain.

PS. Do you know how I know that DDA is the authority on this matter?

It has Authority in the name.
(Triple points if you get that reference)

And thats all I’m going to say about that…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fact check, the map you link to doesn’t contradict the new governing map, which actually has utility to the City and Brickell. The new current map was developed/approved by many local authorities, showing Brickell as all one neighborhood and has precedent.

The old 1960s map in the link is just an internal document the DDA uses. I don’t think it should be broadcasted, as doing so goes against the interest of which the DDA serves. It is probably just to show historically the DDA was introduced to serve a smaller area before Brickell was what it is today. But if the DDA doesn’t support all of present day Brickell, it’s not really serving any part bc that leads to blithe (exactly what it was intended to stop).

Also, the old 1960s map actually proves the DDA has no authority to name other parts of Brickell. That’s like someone buying The University of Miami and telling everyone else to stop using Miami.

Brickell resident
1 month ago

Been living in Brickell for nearly a decade. Everyone refers to area between metrorail and I95 as West Brickell. Rents are lower and it’s not as nice a neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rents are same here, my rental is just named Brickell and my friends all call it Brickell. Ir was same as by BCC and newer buildings going up with same layouts and quality fixtures and amenities, not much difference in price, some buildings are more expensive than on the bay because it’s newer and easier commute… actually paid a little more because it was newer and quieter. Maybe you’re paying too much where you’re at.

It’s All Brickell to Me
1 month ago

People shouldn’t believe random photos posted on the internet, like the one above, but…

I’ll provide a more recent one from the Miami DDA website — accessed and in circulation TODAY, showing Brickell as one unified neighborhood without any subdivision.

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Fact Check
1 month ago

That’s an outdated “study area map” meaning they were studying the names and it’s in draft form. Look at the current day map created after the study (the DDA did their homework!) – link below.

https://www.miamidda.com/explore-downtown/mobility/

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about eventually saying the new Brickell River District. Find some compromise and share the helpful marketing to reflect its beauty and central location, great connection and influence within Brickell. It’s closer to the Brickell Core than Brickell Key and South Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Perceptions have changed. People just look at this all being Brickell, especially with the new buildings being built to mirror one another with a common development scheme.

Anonymous
1 month ago

As they should.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown stops at I-95, so why would Brickell continue west when I-95 is a border vacuum in itself?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This development shows the “vacuum” is being filled, and quite nicely along riverfront. Lots of areas are built up around highways in Miami – they end up turning into beautiful shaded underdeck parks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Also the I95 bridge over the river is the closest thing Miami has to an infrastructure monument that looks like the Brooklyn Bridge. If it ever gets replaced, it will surely have some type of modern design and iconic value.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right on! I saw someone post this Brickell’s edge bridge on social today, like secret is out, and it’s even more impressive than I thought. With the new building in the shot was like a movie. Secret is out, more Gen Z rheels and promos will follow. Most underrated and underutilized Underdeck in MIA, great for Brickell Riverside, Downtown and Little Havana.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone know if Jose Martí has bike paths or places to workout? I’d like to ride a bike along the water.

Bruno
1 month ago

Yes…bad Realtors do that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually, its a smart realtor who knows the value and where to buy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why are people stuck on this, when all of Brickell becomes new and valuable, doesn’t it just help the people who already own in Brickell? Looking at the current map, it seems that, after countless studies and public debate, the city and people decided to name this area in its entirety Brickell.

Atlanta native
1 month ago

No they’re not! That’s just you trying to promote the narrative that somehow Little Havana is a part of Brickell.

MM305
1 month ago

It used to be Riverside before it was Little Havana, and if it becomes “West Brickell” all the better. Things change in this city, that’s why our city is so damn desirable right now. Other cities have allowed obstructionists to stop any kind of change. They simply label it “Gentrification” and stoke fears of Anti-Semitism

Anonymous
1 month ago

Little Havana is still there all along Calle Ocho just west of Riverside (riverside is a small narrow area just west of I95)

Anonymous
1 month ago

Riverside is Little Havana up to SW 8th Avenue. Hardly a small area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It appears that Riverside is east of Little Havana.

Bruno
1 month ago

Little Havana is west of I95.

MM305
1 month ago

You’re all correct, Riverside is west of I95 and East of Little Havana and its on the river and its up to 8th Ave and the southern boarder is 8th st. Now lets upzone the bitch and make it even better. Not one ground-level shop next to Jose Marti Park. It’s a food desert next to the richest neighborhood in the city. Time for a change.

Think Tank
1 month ago

Agree mostly but Jose Martí Park could be nice with some 2-3 story village style waterfront development with open square, but taller up zoning around to give Brickell and historic revived Little Havana an upscale neighborhood to bounce back/forth.

MM305
1 month ago

You’re a fool to think 2-3 story buildings is a good thing in such a dense area in the center of the city. Also There is nothing worth saving next to the park. You’re the exact obstructionist I mentioned before. GO BACK TO NYC OR SAN FRANCISCO!!!

MM305
1 month ago

Do you actually think that any two and three-story buildings help alleviate the housing crisis or the lack of commercial?

Vincent
1 month ago

You’re confusing the term West Brickell with the term “Brickell West”.
West Brickell is the term used for the neighborhood located between the Metrorail and I-95. “Brickell West” is the term for the neighborhood just west of I95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Vincent you’re wrong. I noticed you commented about another building today and just said it was nice for “Brickell” but you didn’t say “East Brickell” or “South Brickell” seems like you just want to distinguish certain parts of Brickell for some reason… maybe some bias. wonder why?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This neighborhood is Brickell. Look at any map. It’s all the same neighborhood, just Brickell.

Bruno
1 month ago

How about the 2 maps that I posted for you?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The outdated, bias ones, or the current actual one after public study?

MM305
1 month ago

Vince, I kinda like the way you divided it. I kinda like that a lot!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Both would sound/look funny. I’d suggest Brickell West, for an avenue right west of I95, before Little Havana.

Otherwise, people would get confused and be late for meetings/reservations (Waiting at the wrong Starbucks, etc.) Plus I95 east is already known Brickell.

Brickell HOVA
1 month ago

Brickell does not go west of 95, thus, this is on the west side of Brickell

Vincent
1 month ago

Correct. “West Brickell” is the term used for the beighborhood that is between I95 and the Metrorail. “Brickell West” is another term that’s now starting to be used for the area immediately west of 95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is no specific term for Brickell east of I95. Don’t be fooled. It’s just Brickell. Soon it will be Brickell, south of the River District.

Bruno
1 month ago

Wrong.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s enough business and commerce to go all around Brickell, doesn’t need to be hoarded by existing developments. It’s a small area and the city is trying to give the area a more walkable atmosphere.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correct. Brickell extends from I95 to the Bay. There are no official labels for different areas within Brickell, nor should there be any as the neighborhood builds up together.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just scrap “West Brickell” nobody wants that term, it’s rooted in bias.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Save Brickell West for when that area develops and just refer to all parts of Brickell as Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anything to sell, by claiming you’re part of a neighborhood with BCC and Mary Brickell Village, never mind I-95 and a twenty-minute walk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

2nd Ave is 1 min walk to Underline; 5 min walk to BCC and MBV; and 10 min walk to Biscayne Bay and Citadel HQ.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isn’t it closer or as close to BCC and Mary Brickell Village as Icon and Brickell Bay Drive?

Anonymous
1 month ago

With traffic in mind, people would love to be as close to I95 as possible. To each their own I guess.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This area shares a zip code with BCC, Mary Brickell Village and SLS Brickell. It’s all in the same neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Interesting, Mary Brickell Village and Brickell City Centre are west of a metro too. I guess those areas may have been considered “west” in a prior development phase. The rate of development in Brickell is remarkable!

Anonymous
1 month ago

She said west said of Brickell not “west Brickell”

Anonymous
1 month ago

West of I95 can be called “west Brickell” or remain as “Riverside” ( just the small area west of I95, not Little Havana). It’s a separate small area there, lacking a distinct identity currently because it’s just east of Little Havana and just west of Brickell.

When you use this term for the area East if I95 it confuses people bc they think it’s not Brickell, but it is Brickell and a core spot within Brickell

MM305
1 month ago

If they upzone the area more than little havana and less than brickell it will be its own transitional neighborhood. Suggesting they keep it a 2-3 story neighborhood is delusional. Just the stupidity of some of these obstructionists is killing me and its killing the housing in the city of Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correction ^ “Brickell Owner” not HOA

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree. Brickell is not a rectangle. It’s a uniquely shaped neighborhood with common characteristics. It can’t be dissected into four corners.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe we should start calling downtown north of the Miami River “North Brickell” and Coconut Grove “South Brickell.” Sheesh…

Bruno
1 month ago

North of the river is called the CBD.
Gentleman…maps have existed way before iPhone. Head to the DDA Headquarters in the Central Business District to learn about all the work your elders have done.
Zoning, planning, econ development and RE Development depend on accurate maps, names, and proper application of laws governing them.
Sure, sometimes bad Realtors, either to deceive, or out of negligence, will get the names and the boundaries wrong.

It’s All Brickell to Me
1 month ago

The current map is on the DDA website, one unified Brickell, no subdivisions, why are you blaming realtors? Not sure why anyone would want to dig up an old paper map from before the internet… It’s all Brickell to me.

Rabbit
1 month ago

Wrong.
There are a lot of maps on the the DDA website.
The dumbed down public transportation map is a multi-departamental map including MD-Transit, DDA, and many others. (You can see.by looking at the logos). This map has a purpose and that purpose is not to provide boundries.

You have fallen in love with the one map that does not matter to any serious real estate developer.

I’m not “blaming” anything on any Realtor.

Just saying that there is in fact a Brickell, and a West Brickell.
There is a definite line of separation.
It is codified in law.
It is easy to find that line (if you want to).
It matters to real estate developers, Bureaucrats, and job creators. Not layman.

Maybe this is news you can use. Maybe ignorance is bliss.
Either way, stay happy, my friend!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Developers and buyers follow legitimate maps promulgated by the DDA in unison with other agencies, like the one posted yesterday showing Brickell as all one neighborhood.

It’s a lot more credible, and people purchase according to transit options. They don’t follow an arbitrary millage plan from the 1960s. This old map shouldn’t be used by some to suppress new development in the neighborhood. That’s the opposite of the plans original purpose.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh so now people are dumb because they want their community to share same respect, recognition and new development as rest of Brickell, especially when it is in Brickell?!?!

In Honor of Brickell
1 month ago

Respectfully, Miami was being claimed by Spain 200 years ago (Florida State website). Mary Brickell was a British woman and pioneer developer, who moved here in 1871. She developed a neighborhood of homes along Biscayne Bay, called Brickell Point.

The Brickell Point border was Brickell Ave. New development developed on Miami Ave and eventually they began using the Brickell Points name, and flash forward a City was born!

The Brickell we know today spans from Biscayne Bay to I95, the main US eastern coastal highway. This highway was not yet developed during the early Brickell development phase.

“Her passing in 1922 represented more than the death of a pioneer. It also marked the loss of an important citizen to all of Miami.” On the one year anniversary of her passing, Brickell is an epicenter for the nation and attracts people from around the world.

https://dos.myflorida.com/florida-facts/florida-history/seminole-history/the-seminole-wars/

https://miami-history.com/news/remembering-mary-brickell/

Anonymous
1 month ago

One hundred year^

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correction, “Brickell West” is being considered for a small part of Riverside. These sublabels are confusing. Seems we can all agree this area is Brickell at least (not to be confused with “Brickell West”).

Bruno
1 month ago

Nope.
The people collecting property taxes call the area west of the Metrorail and east of I95 “West Brickell;

Anonymous
1 month ago

People pay property taxes all throughout Brickell, including this nice part. What basis for this entitlement?

Anonymous
1 month ago

People here pay property taxes too, and a lot! Sounds like an argument for taxation without representation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think the people collecting taxes would do that.. . The DDA map calls it all Brickell, and so does Brightlne. Is the city supposed to completely upend all established development, transportation and commerce established on the premise of this being just Brickell? What about the millions if not billions invested here under the premise of this being Brickell? It can’t even be disputed as there no claim to be made.

Rabbit
1 month ago

No it isn’t.
West Brickell is the area west of the Metrorail and east of i95.
North of Simpson Park, and South of the river.

The Florida Legislature (DDA) Designated the Brickell Neighborhood as being within the TIFF and West Brickell as an “Area of influence”

Anonymous
1 month ago

didnt they do that in the 1960s segregation days?

It’s All Brickell to Me
1 month ago

The other maps below are either fake or outdated. Here is one from the current Miami DDA website in circulation today, showing this is clearly just Brickell—no awful divisive subdivisions here.

People are probably pushing fake or old maps to certain property seem more valuable, but the market decides what is more valuable—and it’s all already so valuable. Brickell does better when all of Brickell develops.

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Rabbit
1 month ago

Wow….I just noticed that the map that you have fallen in love with has Brickell shaded only up to and including the Green and Orange Metrorail lines between SW 1st Ave and SW 2nd Ave.

Why do you figure that they stopped shading your Brickell west between the Metrorail and I-95?

You better get down there and tell them that it’s all Brickell to you. Take any of your uneaten crayons and get to shading that West Brickell part the same color as your Brickell part.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Green and Orange lines have been consolidated to align with I95, you can tell by the lower segment of the map.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Dade map shows one Brickell here, unlike the 1960s segregation map and it’s waining influence. Why is there effort to surpress development in Brickell? Isn’t that the goal of the DDA.

http://www8.miamidade.gov/transit/images/orange-line-map.jpg

Anonymous
1 month ago

Update your maps DDA and stop fighting development/connectivity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We are in love with all the modern maps. Not the 1960s segregation map being held onto only in DDA maps. Referring to all of Brickell is not only better for old Brickell but also Miami as a whole!!!

Here is the Brightline map showing one unified Brickell well connected to I95. Is it the Downtown Development Authoriry or the Downtown Anti-Development Authority, because some comments here sound like the later. We know Brightline has lots of experts in urban planning and here to help bring Miami to the next level.

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Anonymous
1 month ago
Anonymous
1 month ago

The new map clearly shows the title Brickell to the left of the orange/green line. The DDA knows and is actively promoting this entire small area as Brickell. Do you want to just ignore an integral gateway into Brickell that everyone sees in and out on daily basis? The shaded area has NO significance and not referred to in the map key. Assuming it just refers to the current higher dense areas (if you’re looking at Wynnwood and Midtown these zones are also highly limited to only current dense areas).

We see a lot of beautiful buildings currently being built IN BRICKELL all up to I95 – and this map will be updated when they are done to expand the shaded to reflect the high level of density and economic activity here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Astute. That’s just because it’s a transition zone within Brickell (hence the airplane and title Brickell clearly labeled here) so it can’t become overly densified. It will remain and planned to be Brickell, just a more inviting and beautiful welcoming zone (so towers don’t abruptly hover over I95 and the core isn’t overly squished), but still denser and revived, and Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tru by Hilton West Brickell is located west of I95. This confirms the two small blocks east of I95 are respectfully in Brickell. Buildings wit separate identity, west of I95 are using “west Brickell”

https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/miaruru-tru-miami-west-brickell/hotel-location/

Anonymous
1 month ago

The SOMA signage here just says “at Brickell” – this area is just Brickell.

The City and DDA can’t retroactively rename this area to separate it From Brickell, without it damaging the millions and maybe billions of dollars in recent investment in this area. We also can’t put a hard boundary that divides Brickell in half when a huge portion of the new population moved to rentals and new homes here, and new developments planned on this naming as Brickell.

It’s bad urban planning. A lot of people would be upset by that and could have to leave the City all together.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Brickell Border Snobs are back! It’s just older developments pushing this label, because they are threatened by Brickell’s new developments. They are trying to put labels to separate certain areas and claim themselves as the true Brickell. People won’t buy it. It’s all one united Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Vincent, if you want to define areas, even though there’s no reason to do so, we can say “Old Brickell” and “New Brickell.” Does that work better?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
He is correct…

Elena
1 month ago

Always knew this to be Brickell. Why people using labels to separate us?

Bruno
1 month ago

Maps are made for many important reasons. In this case, its to define ares for planning and zoning, and ecomic development incentives.

Brickell Investor
1 month ago

My property here is just described as Brickell. Don’t like tacking on “west” either, since it’s central. Little Havana is west of I95 no need to call it that either.

Brickell Resident
1 month ago

The article just says “Brickell” megaproject. Vincent is wrong or confused.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A great transition from (WEST) Brickell to Riverside.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean (NEW) Brickell to Riverside?