Demolition & Site Work Is Now Underway At 1 Southside Park

There’s activity at the site where Brickell megaproject 1 Southside Park is planned to be built.

Photos taken over the weekend show that demolition is now underway. County records show that a demolition permit has been approved, and a Notice of Commencement for the demo work was also filed.

There also appears to be other site work underway – possibly test foundation piles.

Developer JDS announced last month that they received a $43 million loan for acquisition and construction of the project.

The development would also become biggest ever rental project in downtown Miami and Brickell’s history – surpassing Melo Group’s 1,042-unit Downtown 5th towers now under construction. The developers said in late January that all of the 1,175 residential units would be rental apartments.

The project will also include 190,000 square feet of office, a 200-key hotel, and retail.

Plaza Construction is listed as the demolition contractor, with Brad Meltzer listed as the tradesman.

 

(photos: Aaron DeMayo)


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Anonymous
25 days ago

wow its actually happening

Anonymous
25 days ago

How did this project move so fast from proposal to construction? This makes other projects look like their dragging their feet.

Love me do
25 days ago

JDS is about as serious as it gets.

Anonymous
21 days ago

#odparchitects 💪

Anonymous
21 days ago

getting the job done!

Anonymous
25 days ago

This is beautiful❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous
25 days ago

Wait, what every happen to that hotel proposed next to mary brickell village and the metromover that was a chicken lot.

Anonymous
25 days ago

It is still a chicken lot

POLO
25 days ago

With no chickens.

Anonymous
25 days ago

It has chickens

That Guyyy (with 3 y’s)
25 days ago

Nah, pretty sure those are ducks

Anonymous
25 days ago

Yes, please, get this project started.
Love the project

Anonymous G
25 days ago

LETS GO!!! Can’t wait for this one! I want to see cranes up ASAP!

Anonymous
25 days ago

most of the action on brickell is on miami ave and 1st ave.this project it’s going to bring a lot of foot traffic to 2 ave i’m happy to see it the brickel entertainment area expand

Anonymous
25 days ago

Always 2 questions> will they build it: yes.
Next question is> Will it look like the renderings??

Anonymous
25 days ago

Hope not.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Very nice project, do we know what the plans for the facade are? Its kind of hard to tell what those white panels in the renderings are supposed to be

Anonymous
25 days ago

Considering the architect, it will probably be as ugly as proposed.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Legos

Anonymous
24 days ago

I don’t want to hate this project. I really don’t. But when you look at the surrounding buildings on both sides of the rail, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

Anonymous
14 days ago

This is the first of many too come. Brickell is growing, can’t wait. I love this city

Optimist
17 days ago

Nice drone pix.

Anonymous
14 days ago

The proposed towers will be as high as the Panorama building on Brickell Avenue – reaching the clouds!
The existing buildings will loose views, light and value! The schoolhouse will be cornered in between those surrounding walls. This is not representing Brickell at all!

Anonymous
14 days ago

I live next to the now construction site. Can’t wait to see this building and park. Will probably buy a condo when they start selling 🙂

Anonymous
25 days ago

I guess the people in that little ass house didn’t want to move?

Anonymous
25 days ago

It’s not a house, it’s the historically preserved First Miami High School built in 1905 and owned by the City.

Anonymous
25 days ago

You expect him and two-thirds of the posters (e.g. “Miami winning,” “extend Metromover to X,” “Orange Man and DeSantis bad,” and “shore power” people) to know?

Anonymous
25 days ago

Most people don’t know, which is why I said what I said. Didn’t downvote, just stated the info.