Demolition Underway At Brickell Gateway Site Where 54-Story Tower Planned

Israel developer Gazit began demolition of a building late last week across from Brickell City Centre where they plan a major project.

The developer told investors recently that it had obtained approval for a density increase at a project planned on the site, known as Brickell Gateway.

Brickell Gateway is proposed to rise 54-stories, or 643-feet and include:

  • 504 multifamily residential units
  • 16,882 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • 245 parking spaces

The project was submitted for review to county planners in February under their rapid transit zoning area, which generally allows for more density than city zoning rules allow. Review of a pre-application is now nearly complete, records show.

There does not appear to be a construction permit pending yet with either the county or the city for the new tower.

Demolition is being overseen by the city, not the county. A demolition permit was issued in November by Miami’s Building Department allowing the work to proceed.

 

(photo: Rob Newcorn)

(photos: Phillip Pessar)

Rendering of the new Brickell Gateway tower:

This building before demolition:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

 

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Azarius
2 months ago

Great addition with the additional density. Want to see more of the details for the ground floor. And I think it’s time to reactive the Burger King project. I actually liked the tall slender building and it had the perfect height.

Anonymous
2 months ago

100% agree – that project was really hot

Anonymous
2 months ago

burger king tower, BKT super cool branding

Anonymous
2 months ago

Pretty sure that was a flip job, unfortunately.

Circle.
2 months ago

At least they approved more density!

Cumlord
2 months ago

Mural looked cool but density is better

Anonymous
2 months ago

Where is that homeless guy going to poop now?

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

in the strip mall across the street maybe

CabeZon Paton
2 months ago

Brickell city center on the pedestrian bridge onto incoming traffic.

Anon
2 months ago

Dehumanizing fellow Americans is why the country/Miami is divided! U should just pray for him cuz karma is a mf

s.k
2 months ago

Are you aware that a share of our taxes is allocated to assist the homeless with shelter and food? Of course they need to comply with certain rules including no drugs.

Anonymous
2 months ago

If you live in California, it also goes to needles and safe crack-smoking kits while we’re experiencing a shortage of medical supplies.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There is no such thing as karma, and screaming at the sky accomplishes nothing.

s.k
2 months ago

Funny that you are a true believer of karma…yet we keep seeing corrupt authorities, drug cartels, people kiling others, etc w/o any consecuence.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Pooping on the public sidewalk; whether it be a schnauzer, peeka-whatever, or human, is in appropriate and inconsistent with the social norms of a civilized society.

IF you want to NORMALIZE behaviors like pooping on sidewalks….Im okay with dividing with you on that.

It is NOT normal, it isn’t right, and its unhealthy for the public.

If you normalize obviously bad behavior, then the Barbarians have entered Rome.

nonmous
2 months ago

Well that should counter what people were telling back in day that “you can smell the stench from London” for miles out at sea before you entered it.

ignoranymous
2 months ago

And just think, back then London was considered, “civilized.”

Anonymous
2 months ago

Anyone who uses “karma” in an argument automatically looses, and should go to India and see some real street shits.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Cool, the low-rise and strip mall across 8th Street has to go next.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I didnt realize they were already gonna start demolishing the building. That was fast

Conch fritter
2 months ago

Good they’re taking action

Carlosmbch
2 months ago

So glad that ugly building with the chase sign on top will be partially covered by this new tower. Maybe one day they will demolish that eyesore too!

Anonymous
2 months ago

I like that tower. It looks way better than Solitair and it was way ahead of its time. Considering it’s Class A office space and we know all about office space in Brickell, it’s not going anywere.

s.k
2 months ago

Looks better than Solitair? Wow… So I guess you hate all residential buildings in Brickell as most of them are alike.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Except not all residential buildings in Brickell are pathetic cereal boxes with jagged balconies.

GBA
2 months ago

Where is the parking podium?

CabeZon Paton
2 months ago

I can’t stand those podiums.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Good riddance. So much for murals stopping vandals, with all that graffiti.

calivalle
2 months ago

MIJARES

don shula
2 months ago

omg timeless mijares art in ruin

Magazine
2 months ago

Cool project, but I wonder how the logistics of the construction will work? Those roads are major arteries that can’t be diverted or shut down during construction. Closing a lane or more on SW 8th Street or on 1st Avenue at that point will be insane. That seems to be a pretty narrow site where construction staging will have to take place on the street for a very prolonged period of time, and its different than say 830 Brickell next to SLS Lux where they have the luxury of closing / diverting a pretty empty side street.

Info
2 months ago

I think they plan staging across the street to the north on the other property they just purchased.

s.k
2 months ago

1st Ave has always had the left lane blocked by Ubers leaving/taking people in front of the Black Bird, and the neverending unknown construction on 9th/1st.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This block already has four towers (the two Brickell Highs East and West, the blue Chase Bank office tower and Solitair) and will add this one, Gateway. Welcome to the anthill version of Miami.

BDub
2 months ago

Some folks prefer a denser urban environment. Most of Miami-Dade is not like that.

Mike
2 months ago

Just wait until we have a drought. It will happen. Not enough water to go around. Not to mention traffic.

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

Drought in Miami? 😆
Studies suggest that due to Climate Change, the Miami area will actually get even wetter, not drier.

Jason Allman
1 month ago

As the ocean rises, we will have more saltwater intrusion into our drinking water supply. We are literally watching this county turn into Hell……

Anonymous
2 months ago

I really liked that mural. oh well.

Anonymous
2 months ago

OK gu;ys get ready for the view of that chain-link fenced empty lot for more than a decade

Brooklyn
2 months ago

Demo permits should NOT be given unless a construction permit is also in hand.

s.k
2 months ago

Agree when building is preserved in good condition like the one on 8th & Brickell Ave. In this case, building was abandoned, smelled like pee when walking by, and it was becoming home for the homeless.

Anonymous
2 months ago

They could have saved the Mijares art work and incorporated into the new tower

art
2 months ago

LMAO

Anonymous
2 months ago

Singao!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Singuao!