Commission To Vote On New Design For One Brickell City Centre, With Underground Parking Removed

Miami commissioners are scheduled to vote on revised design guidelines for One Brickell City Centre that will allow for the office tower to proceed.

One Brickell City Centre is planned to rise 80 stories, or 1,049 feet.

The proposed changes will allow for larger floor plates.

Underground construction that was previously planned as part of a mixed-use project is also now being cancelled.

According to a letter from the developer’s attorney, the previously proposed underground parking, underground loading, and underground Metromover connection have been removed from the proposed One Brickell City Centre development.

One BCC will otherwise provide all required parking and loading in accordance with the SAP, and will continue to provide an above-grade pedestrian connection over the Metromover Station, the letter states.

The project will include include public plazas on the east side of the block, and a direct connection from Brickell Avenue to the BCC Metromover Station (which was previously upgraded with the first phase of Brickell City Centre).

The emblematic climate ribbon feature will be extended over the Metromover Station and carried eastward into the One BCC block to create an inviting entrance directly on Brickell Avenue.

Miami commissioners are scheduled to vote on the changes at a July 28 meeting.

 


 

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Anonymous
24 days ago

As Miami grows, people will be forced to leave the cars home or not get cars, at all, as long as Miami wakes up and builds a public transportation infrastructure that isn’t buses or one-car tunnels.

Yet Another Anonymous
24 days ago

Driving is back to normal pre-pandemic levels but transit ridership is still down to half or less including here whee Metrobus is at a third of its 2008 peak and Metromover and Metrorail have less than half their peak ridership from about 8 years ago.

Anonymous
24 days ago

“Metrobus is at a third of its 2008 peak and Metromover and Metrorail have less than half their peak ridership from about 8 years ago”

You have to be kidding about those figures.. especially with how high recent gas prices have been.

Yet Another Anonymous
24 days ago

Not according to the monthly ridership technical reports they release such as March to may 2022, and ridership used to peak in the spring.

Truth Matters
24 days ago

Yes
They keep building parking and as long as it’s easy to find and accessible, people will continue to drive.

Anonymous
24 days ago

“They keep building parking and as long as it’s easy to find and accessible, people will continue to drive”

Yeah. Tell me though, what will happen to a lot of businesses if you eliminate “easy to find and accessible” parking spots that’s convenient for people who these businesses cater to?

Melo’s competition
24 days ago

Bring the subway system now!

Anonymous
24 days ago

Nor Metromover in its tiny car current state, trolleys, “virtual” trains, BRT, or ropeways.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Well, keep driving or taking Uber/Lyft then.. you have that right and you have that choice.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Miami desperately needs a functional mass transit system. Integrated, not what they have proposed before, that it will take 3-5 different rides for somebody going from MIA to Sobe.

Checo
24 days ago

Desperately?
Really?
What key performance indicator are you using?

Is the reason why THOUSANDS of people are leaving the amazing (and urine scented) city of New York is because the NYC mass transit system was closed forever and people are fleeing because NYC no longer has functional mass transit?

Could it possibly be….maybe…just maybe…the NEED isn’t desperate. Maybe, transit is a WANT and not a NEED.

To support my point: IF mass transit were essential THEN people/corporations would not move to Miami.

But by every single measure…people ARE moving to Miami.

Soooooooooooo…..either
* functional mass transit is not essential.
OR
*Miami has functional mass transit.

Anonymous
23 days ago

“Is the reason why THOUSANDS of people are leaving the amazing (and urine scented) city of New York is because the NYC mass transit system was closed forever and people are fleeing because NYC no longer has functional mass transit?”

? Pretty sure this has 99.999% nothing to do at all with why people are relocating from NYC to Miami. On the contrary, I’d argue it’s one of the things most of them will actually miss once they get a taste of what traffic is like here. And it’ll only get worse.

“Soooooooooooo…..either
* functional mass transit is not essential.
OR
*Miami has functional mass transit.”

Wtf are you talking about?

Anonymous
23 days ago

Look, I’m in my sixties and I remember people from NYC who moved to Miami and people from Miami who moved to NYC when I was just eight years old. People have been moving back and forth between Miami and NYC for at least a hundred years, so that’s nothing new. People move between Miami and NYC for whatever reason. Both are on the East Coast, it’s just that one city is north east and the other one is south east. They both have their own flavor and moving from one to the other has nothing to do with their Mass transit system. If you don’t believe that, then just ask Shawn P. Diddy Combs. NYC is old and much bigger and Miami is still a kid compared to it. I don’t know why people who come on this site want to compare the two. Just sit back, live your life, and leave it alone.

Checo
24 days ago

Man, the car hating militia has far more time to post comments than the producers of the world.

Anonymous
24 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
23 days ago

I’m both a car hating militia member and a producer! 🙂

Anonymous
23 days ago

That means you hate the Mercedes Benz you recently brought.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Cut off parking and extend the Metromover

Anonymous
24 days ago

Uber executives aren’t going to take the homeless shelter in a shortbus. Any extensions would mean rebuilding the entire system for bigger, more cars… oh and a fare.

Anonymous
24 days ago

“Uber executives aren’t going to take the homeless shelter in a shortbus”

Um, what?

Anonymous
24 days ago

Extend the Metromover?.. yes. Cut off parking?.. hmmm, solutions like that are easy to say when you don’t have to plan or realize the outcome of it.

Southwest Til' I die!
24 days ago

I always think Brickell is built and and then I am reminded that it is not. I like being wrong.

Anonymous
24 days ago

We’re just getting started! Still TONS of developable land in Brickell, especially in the Western portion.

Anonymous
24 days ago

They better approve this. BCC has revitalized the area.

Rocky.
24 days ago

Hopefully this does not kill this great design. If underground parking is allowed at Una residences then I don’t see why One Brickell City Centre can’t have this either. I am sure the city of Miami can make another compromise on this topic.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Una has had lots of trouble with its underground garage. I think the city foresees the same trouble and would like to avoid it in order to expedite this project and avoid any costly, lengthy repairs or expensive preventative engineering if possible.

Checo
24 days ago

?????

Anonymous
24 days ago

The city of Miami doesn’t own this proposed project or have anything to do with the design of it. The city of Miami commissioners are “scheduled to vote on revised design guidelines” and or plans.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Having done underground parking with BCC they know it’s difficult in Miami and will add to costs and delays. Hopefully this is a sign they want to move fast.

Jesus
24 days ago

Not only is this what Miami needs and deserves but the fact that they’re removing the parking shows a willingness to finally abandon cars in the downtown area

Original
24 days ago

I don’t see where you read they’re removing parking because the article states – “One BCC will otherwise provide all required parking.”

anonymous
24 days ago

Yep. It’ll be above ground, rthe worse possible outocme

Anonymous
24 days ago

So you would rather be trapped underground due to a cave in?

Liz
24 days ago

Remember that is a flooding zone!!!

Mike Jones
23 days ago

Funny how the developers were suppose to include a fire station there and never did. For the amount of residents and daily visitors Brickell has they are severely under staff… not to mention stations that are falling apart. Just take a look Brickell station on 11 and 2 ave. Elected officials need to do a better job in providing adequate public safety.

Get Real
24 days ago

Because underground parking is so cheap! Put yourself in the developers shoes and stop dreaming.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Aboveground Parking Winning.