Deal To Build ‘One Of The Tallest Towers In Miami’ Gets Approval In Brickell

Plans to build a residential tower on a prominent Brickell site are moving forward following a vote yesterday.

Members of the First Miami Presbyterian Church voted 68-42 in favor of a deal with developer 13th Floor Investments to build the high rise, according to the Herald.

The tower will rise 80 stories and will be “one of the tallest in Miami,” the Herald wrote.

The waterfront property sits in an area that allows supertall height of 1,049 feet above sea level. Nearby, the 80-story One Brickell City Centre tower has already been approved at that height.

The church’s historic building will be preserved. Only a surface parking lot and school building at the rear of the property will be redeveloped.

Condo sales in the new tower are estimated to be worth over $800 million.

The church will receive compensation valued at a total of $240 million.

The compensation includes an upfront payment of $48 million in cash, plus 15% of condo sales, estimated to bring another $125 million in the future.

The church will also receive 148 parking spaces, 90,000 square feet of space in the new building, and a small park, rounding out to the total estimate of compensation to $240 million.

A public baywalk is already in the works behind the property and is also shown in the new plans. Any potential developer would be required to build a public baywalk as a condition of approval.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol. If you read the Miami Herald article, there’s this person complaining about traffic driving her children to school. Where does she live? Literally, across the bridge in the Epic tower. Just walk. Traffic problem solved.

anonymous 146
1 month ago

the lazy herald reporter interviewed 2-3 people enjoying food trucks and asked if they wanted the food trucks to go away, knowing the obvious answer… then the title was “brickell residents oppose..”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol… so you’re saying they didn’t waste time asking restaurant owners in Brickell because that’s not only logical, but they already knew what they’ll say?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Herald is horrible.

Azarius
1 month ago

The Miami Herald sited ppl stating they like the street food and area for ppl to walk their dogs 😂🤣 stated Brickell doesn’t need any more residents! Sounding a bit selfish like since they live her now the development should stop 😂🤣😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

More dogs, yes.. more people, no!

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I love walking my dog in a parking lot in 100 degree weather in the middle of July, I can’t imagine why the church wouldn’t want to keep the parking lot and no Baywalk!”

— They can use that quote for their article since they clearly were interviewing crazies.

anonymous 146
1 month ago

i see they survived the pathetic smear campaign from the miami herald

Anonymous
1 month ago

It was an easy decision, $240 million or 1 angry boi from the Herald

Anonymous
1 month ago

TNM reads that rag so we don’t have to disable our ad blockers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope they don’t find a loose tooth under the parking lot…….it will be delayed forever!

Anonymous
1 month ago

its a win win. Church gets new facilities and enough money to fund operations for decades and the developer is going to add improvements to the area and provide a new luxury tower to the skyline

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice project.
Much needed density for the area.
Hopefully Swire can build the supertall soon

Anonymous
1 month ago

This deal is absolutely nuts for the Church. They’ll need their own Yacht slip here with all that money coming in.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t worry – the church is going to use all of the money to better the community!!! They’re going to solve homelessness, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and do all the stuff Jesus always told them to do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And the pastor gets a new Rolex or two.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, is he spending money at the Design District? Still more contributions to the local economy than Mana ever has spent.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“is he spending money at the Design District?”

Nah, maybe at E11EVEN…

Anonymous
1 month ago

…. you forgot the, “wink!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

The influx of wealthy residents living in this tower spending money at Miami businesses and more tax dollars is basically an indirect contribution.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think “living” is doing a lot of work here.

William
1 month ago

Awesome news. Build it.

Azarius
1 month ago

Great news. More iconic towers are coming! Great addition to the bay and Brickell!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love the design like it looks so cool

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looks like the cancelled Chicago Spire.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Me too.. can’t wait to see more renderings of this building.

POLO
1 month ago

Great looking tower, and exellent location!

Adrian
1 month ago

That parking garage looks terrible

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most parking garages look terrible.
They along with power lines should be underground.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Underground parking lots in Miami is how you get another Surfside building collapse

Anonymous
1 month ago

With that logic, airports are how you get another 9/11.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol.. and highways!

Anonymous
1 month ago

We don’t need more garages. Just walk your lazy bums in brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

WALK?.. you can’t impress females doing that…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You don’t get any credits for prostitutes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be nicer if it was just a vertical garden/green wall, but at least it’s not some LSD-induced sad excuse of a mural like at Related or SLS Towers, or CitizenM.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m driving over to that new CitizenM building right now with a tab of acid…

Anonymous
1 month ago

VERY NIIICE!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love the plan for this project. This ones a winner.

Anonymous
1 month ago

As a building owner just 6 blocks west of brickell. It’s great news to hear all of these great projects that will impact my area in a very prosperous way

Anonymous
1 month ago

1049ft?.. can zoning let two buildings go to the height of 1100ft and two to the height of 1200ft to somewhat break up that capped look?

Anonymous
1 month ago

NO!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

sob
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Anonymous
1 month ago

Wish but planes fly over downtown and supposedly the building could interfere with flight paths according to the FAA

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why not building THE tallest tower in Brickell? We kick everyone. We are the best!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That first rendering doesn’t look very promising. Hopefully a tower similar to Aston Martin or Okan can be implemented to compliment the skyline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A tower looking similar to Aston Martin or Okan?.. but where would the uniqueness be in that?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Where is the uniqueness to every Related/Arquitectonica cereal box?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Didn’t know “Related/Arquitectonica” were trying to compete?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The church pimping developers now?

Anonymous
1 month ago

There goes the food trucks behind the church

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh damn. Wherever will we eat now?! I mean those food trucks are the only food trucks or even restaurants in Brickell, right?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is ridiculous, really. The only small lot in Brickell free from tall buildings, now following the stupid race of the “tallest” building in the area!

Michael
1 month ago

Looks like a really big vagina

Anonymous
1 month ago

There +30 plus more towers of 60 plus floors coming up in Brickell

3 at Lofty
3 at Capital Site
3 at Capital Grill site
1 at the Mexican consulate site
2 at the Brickell.Station site
2 west of Mybrickell
2 at Tobacco Rd site
2 at the UTD site next to Santa Maria
2 at Tibors Hollos site next to Jade Brickell
1 next to Atton Hotel
1 at Una Tower
1 at Swires site on Brickell
2 at the site west of Brickell on the River
1 at the old Big Fish site
1 North of Milleccento by Virgin
1 at the black parking opposite the Fortune office
1 opposite the Brickell Metromover station
1 at at the Fire Station by JDS
1 office bldg by Oko opposite BCC

Plus plus plus ….

Fasten your seat belts!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Plus the one mentioned in this article behind the Church!

Anonymous
1 month ago

weird design with locked shadowed pool

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a terrible design.