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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Yeah Go for it!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

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

Really???
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

the dilema

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Nick
2 years ago

In America taking land is called Eminent Domain.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great location for Amazon!

Anonymous
2 years ago

?

BRICKELL NEEDS A PARK.
1 year ago

It’s been over 180 days, still not filled.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seems safe to me

Anonymous
2 years ago

Note to politicians in the United States of America:

Stop letting companies from overseas buy land in the USA.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Guess no Brickell City Centre then…

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Um, what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Absolutely NO! this land is for high density developments.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

What is wrong with you?

Anonymous
2 years ago

el está de pinga

Anonymous
2 years ago

if you want Walmart, go live in Omaha.

AJG
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

I’m pretty sure he’s joking.