Demolition Completed At Empire Brickell Site, Construction Permit Pending

Demolition has been completed at the Empire Brickell site.

The final inspection for the Total Demolition permit took place in February.

A construction permit for the new 26-story Empire tower is still in review, Building Department records show. Review began in September, with Jaxi Builders listed as the contractor.

Empira Group, a Switzerland-based real estate investment firm, is the developer of the project.

The property was formerly known as Empire Brickell or the Grand Peaks site.

Empire will include 310 market-rate apartments, 380 parking spaces, and around 2,500 square feet of ground floor retail space.

 

 

(photo: Rob Newcorn)


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Anon
30 days ago

“Empire Brickell” “Flatiron Brickell” “Broadway” – seeing a pattern here….

enojado
30 days ago

Annoying New York developers trying to turn Miami into something it isn’t. They design worse than local firms like Arquitectonica and include so many parking spaces in their developments which isn’t good at culling traffic in dense, urban Miami.

Sgt. Sapingo
30 days ago

Flatiron wasn’t developed by a New York developer. Just saying…

Anon
30 days ago

“Flatiron” is an architectural term referring to the shape of the building. Has nothing to do with NYC/the Fuller Building (aka Flatiron in NYC). There’s flatiron bldgs all around the country/world

Anon
30 days ago

Yeah. Google “Flatiron Building”. Click “Images”. You tell me what pops up.

Anonymous
30 days ago

When I search for “Flatiron,” I see the iconic building a few blocks from here in Brickell.

I admire Flatiron, but it seems like living there requires a billionaire’s budget. This could serve as a great million-dollar alternative.

Anonymous
30 days ago

I think these developers are from Europe not New York, but both are welcome here in Brickell!

Anonymous
30 days ago

Correct—The developers are based in Switzerland, which suggests that we can expect to see the same renowned styles and qualities of Swiss design here! The Swiss are known for efficient public transportation, luxury quality, meticulous craftsmanship, innovative materials, modern aesthetics, and environmental sustainability.

Excited to see this Brickell block take on a European vibe! 🇪🇺🇨🇭❤️🚆🌆🌴

Saskatoon
30 days ago

I thought that the Swiss were known for exceptional timepieces, holey cheese, and extraordinary wit.

What is the best thing about being Swiss??

The flag is a big plus.
🇨🇭

Anon
30 days ago

It’s a stucco block.

Saskatoon
30 days ago

Except not one of those three buildings is being developed by a New Yorker.

Anonymous
30 days ago

There are some other new buildings being developed nearby by New Yorkers, and they’re also incredible. All are welcome in Brickell!!!

Anonymous
30 days ago

JDS and Chetrit, renowned developers in NYC, are making monumental strides in Brickell, close to the Empire building.

Saskatoon
28 days ago

Extel Developed 1040/1060 Avenue in 2008, Millennium Partners developed the the Four Seasons before that.

NYers have been building great projects in Brickell for a long time. Flatiron, Broadway, and Empire (built by Empiria) are not among the NY developments.

Anonymous
30 days ago

We live in the area and when we’re there we only drive once a week, if that. We walk everywhere but like using the car to go to Costco as needed.

Anonymous
30 days ago

You know what culls traffic? When people have an abundance of affordable places to park, without circling the block a hundred times.

anonymous
30 days ago

Well, Brickell has that definitive Manhattan vibe, and with so many skyscrapers coming to the area it will transform into a mini–New York south.

Anonymous
30 days ago

It already has a New York vibe, but it’s even better. I’m excited to see this area expand with ground floor retail and businesses, since it’s a prime spot for pedestrian-friendly landscape. It’s my favorite residential area in Brickell.

Saskatoon
30 days ago

Next to the I-95 entry ramp? Next to the feeder road known as SW 3rd Ave in West Brickell?
You are entitled to your own opinion.

My favorite residential neighborhood in Brickell is S. Miami Ave.
S. Miami Ave has about 50x the number of pedestrians and no Interstate Freeway exit ramps.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Some residents prefer living just a block or two away from the lively pedestrian areas, with easy access to freeways and transportation – and these are all fantastic features of this family-oriented section of Brickell. Rest assured, your part of Brickell includes many of my favorite spots too, and its value is only expected to increase as this vibrant new section continues to thrive!

Anonymous
30 days ago

SW3rd is one of the few local roads without through traffic and lovely for calm strolls, getting more scenic as new modern storefronts keep opening up.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Absolutely not like Manhattan/NYC.

Vicky bakery lover
30 days ago

Need more retail!!!

Anonymous
30 days ago

Better grocery stores within walking distance too- hopefully a Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods! Also more boutique trendy fashion stores and entertainment is welcome in the area 🙌😎

Anonymous
30 days ago

Hope to see more bagel stores, smoothie cafes and fresh croissants.

123
29 days ago

Average new yorker

???
30 days ago

I don’t really care what it looks like I’m glad they knocked down those ugly apartments. There are plenty more that need to be knocked down as well!

Anonymous
30 days ago

Same, I do love stunning exteriors, but I care more about what’s inside and around the area and how well it’s thriving.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Picture if more skyscrapers in Miami had crown molding like this one, designed for Wellington’s K-Park property. It would fit right in with a design similar to Empire Brickell. It’s these little details that really make a place feel grand and stunning.

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Anonymous
30 days ago

Solid building, but the parking garage needs work.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Agree, more impressive architectural masking with refined materials and mood lighting on the podium or liner units.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Every new design of this building gets better and better! Wouldn’t be surprised if they reveal more new upgrades in time.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Love the building! For the café, consider creating an open lofted space with ceilings two floors high for a standout corner look and brighter atmosphere.

Azarius
30 days ago

That was fast lol

Anonymous
30 days ago

Not as fast as people keep moving to the area. Love it 😍

CERTIFIED BRICKELL BOY
30 days ago

This thing aged just looking at it, sure this post isn’t from 12 years ago?

Anonymous
30 days ago

For the cafe, it the awning could wing up to reveal a two-story high open lofted corner spot.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Is this an RTZ site?

Nunya
30 days ago

Empire “Brickell”?

More like Empire I-95!

Anonymous
30 days ago

I don’t want nunya negativity 😂

anonymous
30 days ago

name does not match the product. looks like every other value engineered building in downtown/ brickell.

MAS
30 days ago

Little Hialeah is gone!

No glass no class
30 days ago

The Empire Brickell Small Box building