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Chinese-Owned CCCC Towers Site In Brickell Declared Unsafe By City, Must Be Filled

Chinese-Owned CCCC Towers Site In Brickell Declared Unsafe By City, Must Be Filled

The CCCC Towers site in Brickell has been declared unsafe by a city board.

At a March 1 meeting, the Unsafe Structures Panel gave the Chinese owners of the land 180 days to “complete fill.”

It isn’t clear if the property owner will be required to completely restore two floors worth of dirt that have been missing from the site for around a decade (we’ve reached out to the Building Department’s Unsafe Structures section for clarification).

Around ten years ago, a developer removed two stories of fill from the property in preparation for a twin-tower project there. That project was then cancelled, leaving a gaping, two-story pit in the heart of Brickell.

Earlier this month, the city recorded a lien on the property in county records, blocking any potential sale until the violation is cleared. Two partners, China City Construction and Asia Allied have been battling over the land in a Hong Kong Court.

A contractor has been on site since January overseeing repair work, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy the board. The work said to already be underway includes repair of sidewalks and a new retaining wall, according to a Notice of Commencement filed in January.

CCCC International USA paid $74.74 million for the property in 2014. Chun Wo Development Holdings paid $40 million for a 40% stake in 2015, valuing the land at $88.88 million. The partners had proposed a project valued at $875 million.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Would love if someone could temp lease the land from them and make a little park for now, instead of having the land sit vacant for at least another 5-8 years.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah Go for it!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why?.. Simpson park is literally across the street!

Jeez, how many more parks do you need in that area?

Really???
Really???

The problem is that Simpson park isn’t a park. More of a storage lot for Hammocks.

Anonymous
Anonymous

But you can go into Simpson Park and no one can tell that you can’t because your tax dollars go towards paying for it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you demo a building and don’t pull a permit within a year, and start construction within a year of that, a park should be required.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So you don’t mind the city government telling you that you have to turn your property into a park?

And some people are quick to call Democrats “Socialist.”

William
William

This is def. the funniest comment of the day. Basic property rights are not understood by most. Then kids graduate high school or liberal think tanks up north and think… They should do this.. or do that… Ignoring hundreds of years of hard learned lessons.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sell it to Swire, they could put massive retail in the bottom and build towers on top of it. Perfect spot for the tallest buildings in all of Miami, the Metromover is right in front of it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This site is such a waste. Huge piece of land and metromover access close by, yet will probably remain empty for years to come

Anonymous
Anonymous

the dilema

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Capital project should come back to life. It was one of the nicer designs when they first appeared.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I bet they will drag their feet to fill it too.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sell to Melo and we’ll have apartments there before Christmas! LOL

Anonymous
Anonymous

You may be laughing but you do have the right idea.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“China” and “unsafe” basically go hand in hand.

Anonymous
Anonymous

A complete travesty and mismanagement of prime land in the heart of Brickell…the owners should be forced to liquidate.

Nick
Nick

In America taking land is called Eminent Domain.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great location for Amazon!

Anonymous
Anonymous

?

Anonymous
Anonymous

They are not going to do a damn thing here. Its a plot just to annoy us with an ugly empty lot. That’s their true intention. Hmm, how can we make downtown ugly and annoy the residents ? That is all that is.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I guess in your opinion, they have money to waste?

Anonymous
Anonymous

yes

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seems safe to me

Anonymous
Anonymous

Note to politicians in the United States of America:

Stop letting companies from overseas buy land in the USA.

Anonymous
Anonymous

really? I guess you don’t realize you wouldn’t have most of the buildings in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And I guess you would rather sit there and get infuriated at foreigners like the Chinese and Mana for doing squat with their properties?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Guess no Brickell City Centre then…

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Dear president of the Americas, send maps to the hungry children’s in such as the Iraq”-person who made this comment

Anonymous
Anonymous

Um, what?

Anonymous
Anonymous

They should build a Walmart since Midtown doesn’t want it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Absolutely NO! this land is for high density developments.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Um yeah, sure.. pay probably $100,000,000 for a plot of land in brickell and put a Walmart on it.

If you have anymore bright ideas, please keep them to yourself.

Sgt. Sapingo
Sgt. Sapingo

What is wrong with you?

Anonymous
Anonymous

el está de pinga

Anonymous
Anonymous

if you want Walmart, go live in Omaha.

AJG
AJG

You don’t have to go to Omaha. Just Drive ton Doral.

Not sure what the fix is but at the least they should force the property owners to make the property look good until they decide to do something. I am quit sure that if one of us had our home in this condition, code enforcement and the city would have been breathing down our necks within 1/2 an hour not 8 years.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m pretty sure he’s joking.