Construction Permit Filed For Hotel & Retail Across From Brickell City Centre

The developers of a hotel and retail project across from Brickell City Centre filed for a construction permit last week.

The project is named AC Miami Brickell, records show. It is set to replace the former El Eden motel, which has been demolished.

According to the newly filed permit, the project will include:

  • 22,086 square feet of retail on the ground floor
  • 264 hotel rooms spread over 238,249 square feet on levels 7-21
  • $45,558,626 construction value
  • 22-story, 262-foot tower height

The project has already been through review by Planning & Zoning, including a vote by the Urban Development Review Board.

A rooftop bar was included on the plans submitted earlier, with a design by Arquitectonica that also included room for two hotel brands sharing the same building. Previously, the developer said the project would be “millennial drive.”

Tony Cho and Robert Finvarb are the developers.

 

 

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Anonymous

Wish it was taller

Anonymous

It will be vastly taller than what was there before.

Anonymous

wish itwas shorter.

Anonymous

Well then in that case, they could’ve left what was there before.

Anonymous

but taller than that

Anonymous

Taller that that?.. you mean like the 22 stories they’re building it?

Anonymous

no, somewhere between 2 and 22.

Anonymous

“no, somewhere between 2 and 22.”

So since it’s going to be 22 stories, what’s your gripe?

Tony

Happy its short… Doesn’t kill my view at Neo Vertika 🙂

Anonymous

wish it had more parking.

Anonymous

Wish it had more parking.

Anonymous

Sheesshh, give it a break.. next you’ll be wanting a Walmart.

Anonymous

Wait! What?? El Eden was demolished??
Damn! That is where I lost my virginity back in High School. Best 50 bucks I ever spent. No joke, that place had great memories for me.
RIP E.E.

Anonymous

Absolutely nothing of value was lost.

Anonymous

Waste… no new construction in brickell should be under 400 ft…you want low rises, go to Midtown where the FAA will keep you short.

Anonymous

Agreed.

Anonymous

The FAA doesn’t keep Midtown short, zoning does.

Anonymous

1000ft+ is allowed in Dwntwn and Brickell. FAA would not approve 1000ft+ in Midtown. Direct path of flights.

Anonymous

That doesn’t that a height like 375ft is short.

Anonymous

correction:

That doesn’t mean that a height like 375ft is short.

Dan The Man

Keep the density coming! ?

Anonymous

too many curb cuts

Anonymous

?..

Anonymous

22 stories is not dense

Anonymous

0 Floor is not dense either

Anonymous

And your point? Something better than nothing is a sad way to live, son. Go big or go home.

transplant

Love the project for the location. West Brickell is more affordable and will be a very popular area within a decade.

I bet it’ll have more locals/full time occupants than other parts of Brickell, thus increasing the density. At least until Miami develops high paying jobs that give locals the opportunity to afford the insane rents to the east.

Anonymous

The highest salaries in Miami are earned by residents of Brickell.
The highest wages are paid by employers in Brickell.

Anonymous

It is a hotel. Why would you have full time occupants.

Conga

Another Arquitectonica beauty!!! it so too 2-dimensional with its boring triangles, curves, circles, drawn on all parking structures and balconies.

Anonymous

Are you kidding?.. for Arquitectonica, this is a masterpiece!

Anonymous

Bring back El Eden. I had very good times there!

Anonymous

Sorry, it’s gone. But you can take your money and recreate it somewhere.

Anonymous

Me too the best

Anonymous

Useless ugly and underwhelming. The three Us

Anonymous

I told them to wait for your design!!!

Anonymous

THEY insisted on the three Us tho. Sucks

Anonymous

“Us?”

Anonymous

Starlight crack den is next hopefully…what an eye sore!!

transplant

Clarification Q – Is the rooftop bar still planned or was it left out of the final plans??

Unclear from the article.

Anonymous

The high end hookers can leave Starlite East for this

A. Nonymous

If they’re at Starlite East, they’re not high end.

Anonymous

Which makes them perfect

Anonymous

Trying to understand the reason for retail in an area that’ already chock full of retail.