Demolition Permit Applied For At Lofty Brickell Site Where Three Towers Planned

Newgard Development Group has applied for a demolition permit at the Lofty Brickell site.

City records show that the demolition plans were submitted on October 26.

According to the permit, total demolition of a 20,000 square foot structure currently on the property is planned. A school was housed in the building, among other former uses.

Demolition cost is estimated to be $50,000, the permit states.

TBRC Group LLC is listed as the demolition contractor.

Newgard is planning three towers on the property, with sales already underway for the first.

The three towers will include branded condos, luxury apartments, and a hotel, the developer has said.

Marketing material for the first tower shows that it is tentatively planned to rise 35 stories, or 387 feet, with design by Arquitectonica. It will include condos that can be rented on a short-term basis.

 

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

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OLOP
1 month ago

“Lofty Brickell” is kind of a stupid name.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So are “Citizen M,” “X,” etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please make it an office! We need more

Anonymous
1 month ago

Man I’m tired of reading the same comments…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please make it a parking garage! We need more

Anonymous
1 month ago

Waiting for that guy on here who always says ‘please make it taller’…like his life and livelihood depends on it. I imagine such folks eating potato chips as they read through this site.

Adrian
1 month ago

I just love the optimism of Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too bad it’s an Airbnb friendly property.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

As you could see, even Brickell isn’t fully built up. Imagine Brickell in 2030.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great, every square inch of brickell is being developed in every direction. so many projects in miami that you can’t keep track of all of them

Anonymous
1 month ago

The complex with three towers and with a great location, in front of the Miami River and neighboring the Brickell City Centrer, has everthing to be considered a successful business.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone that buys from a development involving Harvey Hernandez is a fool. He has already shown that he has cut corners and i can only imagine what an Airbnb friendly building will look like

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell Us how you really feel about the guy… hahaha

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just look in the news about him. He tried to cut corners on a self automating garage he did when he had zero experience. Ended up costing the owners a lot of money in litigation and wasted time. I had a friend live there and she had to pay out of pocket almost $350 to park in a neighboring garage.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes! Keep knocking those eye sores down!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I smell disappointment with this project especially if arquictetonica is in involved

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are there no other architectural firms in Miami? I feel like every developer uses Arquictetonica and they’re running out of creative ideas. Like this crap.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correction.. Arquitectonica ran out of creative ideas a long time ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.
No one goes there anymore….it’s too crowded.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I will admit, this is somewhat decent for them, but that’s probably only because of the plot’s shape, otherwise it would be another hideous cigarette box with ugly balcony placement.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All Arquitectonica can design is balconies like we see on this building or ones that have a zig zagging effect.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You think?

57 Ocean
Mr. C’s Residences in Coconut Grove
Virgin Voyages Port
University of Miami housing
The Federal Courthouse.
FTX Arena
Brickell CitiCenter

Is just ONE example that comes to my mind….

Is it possible that you do not know what the hell you are posting about?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Developers with a reduced budget can only pay for a “copy & paste” design …

Anonymous
1 month ago

This intersection is about to even more of a nightmare during construction. But a little suffering in the name of progress never hurts 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

They need to fix the traffic signals. Underline opened and it messed up the entire synchronization and timing of these lights

Anonymous
1 month ago

its ugly tho….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hope that isn’t the final render bc it looks like crap.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This should be a newly designated historic structure! Soon we will have nothing to remember the awful buildings that used to be in Brickell

Cap
1 month ago

Out with the old and in with the new!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cool, let’s tear down your house and subdivide the lot thrice for box McModerns which all look the same, to sell to South Americans and Russians.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The area looked like the other side of I-95, which has some great architectural gems that are worthy of preservation and restoration. It was the same neighborhood called “Southside.” However, I wouldn’t call this building commensurate.

Joe
1 month ago

And they are getting rid of the small road that connect through 7th st, this is one of the only ways to go west for many of the buildings in that area. Now everybody will be forced to go East into brickell ave and circle around to go west. That whole area is going to be a parking lot 24×7 from congested traffic because Miami wanted to build so many condos that they got rid of all of their available roads

Anonymous
1 month ago

We dont need anymore buildings in that area. Go build stuff out west. Got plenty of room over there

Anonymous
1 month ago

What a disaster of a building. Total mess.

Anonymous
1 month ago

what a waste for such a great location, may it is me, but i can’t come to like anything Arquitectonica does. for having such a presence in this town, they should do better

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have you ever lived in an Arquitectonica building?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another building with empty apartments.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another comment with stupid speculations.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, very true. It is also (yet) another comment on this site that is whiny and negative for no damn good reason. TNM should start a sister comments section, just for endless bitching about everything imaginable regarding what’s wrong with Miami. Then reserve the original comments section for only those who have constructive and/or positive comments.

Ysosalty
1 month ago

Seriously. Deactivate the comments section or require the creation of profiles in order to submit comments. This will aid in trimming some of the fat.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Empty, chain link fenced lot for a decade