Citizen M Miami Worldcenter Approved: New Renderings Released

Citizen M Miami Worldcenter has been approved by Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department.

The city issued a warrant to allow for construction of the 12-story hotel, which will include 351 rooms and no parking spaces.

Room sizes will be ultra small. A waiver was also granted by the city, allowing for a 10% reduction in minimum hotel room size to 185 square feet. Hotel rooms are normally required by zoning to have a minimum of 200 square feet.

A rooftop bar and pool deck is also planned.

Retail space and a public plaza is being planned separately on the same block, with a 3-story retail building now in the permitting phase.

The latest approval allows for the hotel project to move forward, although public art proposed for the ground floor and facade will still need to be reviewed by city officials.

Gensler is the architect of the hotel.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Underwhelming…

Anonymous
2 years ago

This makes absolutely no sense. The height zoning in this area is so much higher than 12 floors. Why would anyone build something so small. If the demand is high for micro hotel rooms and obviously that is what they are banking on, build it at least twice as big if not 3 times as big. 10 years from now this will look totally out of place.

suomynona
2 years ago

Something like this belongs in Wynwood or West Brickell, not the heart of downtown.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

West Brickell? You mean Little Havana?

Anonymous
2 years ago

There is Brickell proper, there is West Brickell, and then there is little Havana. The cut off is I95, west of that Calle Ocho starts.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I live off of coral way and SW 22 ave. The city of Miami just sent the entire 33145 zip code a flyer announcing our neighborhood will be renamed to North Brickell as of January 1, 2019. It makes no sense I do not think city officials even know how to read a map or use a compass.

Anonymous
2 years ago

West Brickell, as in Southside, Conch Hill, and Westmoreland right up to Shenandoah. Little Havana is Riverside and Lawrence Estates Land Co. at Calle Ocho and north.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The “ART” on the exterior of the building, is made up the letters, “A”, “R”, and “T”. How are you not impressed?!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great filler! Not every block has to have a 60-story skyscraper.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You’re right, and it’s still better than what was there before.

Anonymous
2 years ago

With such low expectations why even bother remove what was there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because I can complain all day about what other people do with their money, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t mean a thing.

Mr. Oblivious
4 months ago

It was a parking lot, soooooooooo

Anon y Mous
2 years ago

Disappointing, the original MWC renderings showed a building about 25-30 stories high…

Anonymous
2 years ago

it would be round 20 stories if it had parking.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t understand all these tiny hotel rooms being built in Miami and Miami Beach. I would be disappointed to have a tiny room if I were a visitor.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Spending less money on rooms, more money on entertainment, shopping, dining.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You wouldn’t be disappointed if the price is right.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’ve never seen a hotel priced per square foot. The pictures will be taken in a way that makes the rooms look very spacious and they will charge the same amount as other hotels in the area if not more for being newer. Visitors will complain in reviews or just think that’s how it is here and move on with their trip.

Anonymous
2 years ago

All hotel rooms have their square footage listed in their page. Many people want reasonably priced hotel rooms in the downtown area. That is why this hotel is being built. Don’t like it? Don’t stay in it.

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

People will vote with their wallets. Just about every hotel site gives you room sizes, so it’s possible to know before you book.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great project promoting urbanism with small rooms to keep people outside and no parking just perfect for the area although 12 stories seems light why not mixed use with larger longer term rooms? Should be at least 20 stories that land is too valuable…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you for not building parking. The worldcenter complex has enough for many phases of construction.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seems like they are not using the potential zoning allowance of this property.

Conga
2 years ago

Wow…in general, parking garage buildings look much better than this ugly puppy

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nah, “parking garage buildings” are overgrown mutts if this is an “ugly puppy.”

Azarius
2 years ago

This project would’ve been great for Wynwood… I was expecting something more luxurious in this area even if it was jus 15 stories and a filler because of the area and the original vision for MWC they shouldn’t downgrade on quality

Tony
2 years ago

Too all of you complaining about height, maybe MWC forced them to go small to retain some of the views from Paramount ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe it is a filler? That property across from Brickell City Center (forget the owner) they are building a garage even though they can go 1000ft+. Owners said the market wasn’t right for an other tower at the moment so they put the garage as a filler in the mean time..could be the same situation here. Maybe one day it will be home to a 1200ft+ tower….maybe they waiting for FAA to catch up lol

Kevin Kingtana
2 years ago

They’re waiting for me, so I can buy the property and build my own tower there one day.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So many haters on this site, it’s pretty pathetic. when all off you risk your own money and spend decades of your life and resources assembling land, hiring architects, engineers, lawyers, getting entitlements, defending meritless lawsuits from opportunistic lawyers and fake plaintiffs, dealing with community activists with their hands out, dealing with neighbors complaining, many of which aren’t even actual property owners, then you can build the buildings how you like them, taller, shorter, lots of parking, no parking at all, hire the architect of your choice and pay for all of it out of your pockets until you can secure a lender, but until then STFU, rather than sitting on your futon in your underwear infront of your laptop, on the internet that you probably are getting from someone else’s free wifi, or at Starbucks all day probably not every buying coffee.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol.. strong commentary.. but all true statements.. a lot of ignorant fools on this blog.

#ignorethefools

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah that’s life Miami, is though. All the reasons you mention is why Housing is so expensive.
If a 12 story project is taking decades to build, is not a good investment…

Alex
2 years ago

How did you know I was in my underwear? hehe

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s not so much what this looks like or how it fits in the urban fabric, its really about the size of the rooms as a new hotel module. The rooms are under 8 feet wide. This is a micro hotel room and has not been done before. Its marketed to the Millennial or Euro traveler.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It sort of reminds me of the Dupont Plaza Hotel, except with some curves. Lose the silly giant alphabet soap pieces, and I’ll like it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks outdated before it’s even built

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is an amazing project! Will be best area of Miami in 5 years. Keep it coming.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Amazing”?! What is amazing about a 12 story basic looking house hotel..South Florida already has hundreds of those

Anonymous
2 years ago

they mean an amazing hostel for downtown lol