Demolition Underway At Smart Brickell Site, Groundbreaking Expected 1Q 2019

Habitat Group has announced that they have sold out the first of three towers proposed at Smart Brickell, and started demolition at the site.

Two apartment buildings currently on the site are being demolished to make way for the first tower, the developer said.

Materials from the duplexes on the site now being demolished will be recycled for use in the new tower, as part of the developer’s focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility. LEED certification will also be obtained.

Groundbreaking is now expected in the first quarter of 2019, with completion in 2020.

Habitat has several other projects in the works in Brickell. They include an unnamed mixed-use hotel, residential, and retail project, one block from Smart Brickell. Habitat is also planning to develop Millux,  which will include two hotels with 57 hotel rooms each three blocks away from Smart Brickell.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

They should create a west Brickell metromover loop.

Anonymous
2 years ago

HAHA! they cant even make a baylink metromover extension. What makes you think they will make a west brickell extension.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ask Carlos Gimenez, he will propose a rapid bus line or a new highway connecting Brickell and the McDonald’s in called 8.

Anonymous
2 years ago

first he flies to China to ride a bus which looks like a train…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Carlos Gimenez is proposing flying buses as a mass transit solution

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nahh, he’ll just propose his usual Trolley solution.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Rapid bus, trolley, or Metromover, it’s all half-assed. We need Metrorail or high-capacity light rail/streetcars with ROW.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please explain to me why this buidling has not 2 not 3 NOT 4 BUT 5 drive WAYS!!!!! Jesus so much for a pedestrian feel to this buidling!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I just wanna know (1) thing.. why are you complaining about it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe because he cares about the city and wants to not see it stay a shitty car centric place but become somewhere pedestrians want to live? Just a guess.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Such a brilliant deduction Sherlock! so, reducing this building’s driveways down to maybe 1 or 2 exits/entrances will somehow (in your and his opinion) make the city of Miami a much more desirable place to live in?

Yeah man, I’m glad there are experts like you guys around to show these developers the fallacy of their ways.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Every driveway causes a conflict between pedestrians and cars coming out of a parking lot/driveway because the cars most times block the sidewalk when they are trying to enter the flow of traffic thus making pedestrians walk in front of the car because the sidewalk is blocked. Further more since people in Miami have no idea how to drive, most drivers don’t look both ways when entering traffic. They only look one way and could potentially hit pedestrians coming from the opposite direction.

-I am the original poster

Anonymous
2 years ago

Give it a break. Geez Miami is full of whinyass crybabies….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Anytime anyone dismisses valid design comments as coming from “whinyass crybabies” you know they are dumb as a rock.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Anyone who waste time complaining about a proposed projects entrance/exit ways is a “sniffling little whinyass crybaby!”

tonye
2 years ago

Because they’re considered 3 different buildings built in phases… smh

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Deliveries for residents and pickups from the retailers

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is the stupidest project I’ve ever seen. They’re charging $600/foot in West Brickell by the highway. No views. I’m not sure where their head is at but I suspect all of the buyers have the same last name as the developer.

Anonymous
2 years ago

great project, how are those materials re used?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Another massive parking podium at a building within walking distance to a mass transit station. Not so “smart” after all.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, a Metrorail stop in the vicinity. So if one of my relatives or friends move into one of these condos, I can catch the Metrorail and go visit them without worrying about parking.

Anonymous
2 years ago

you’re always talking about relatives or friends, make them catch the bus or train.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow, that’s a really smart comment. You’re so brilliant.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love this project

Anonymous
2 years ago

Looks great….and nice concept

aceraroja
2 years ago

“Materials from the duplexes on the site now being demolished will be recycled for use in the new tower, as part of the developer’s focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility” didn’t realize the developer was a comedian!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved the design of this project, even though it’s not the prettiest architecture you’ll ever see….

Interested
2 years ago

Like the buildings but please, please, please make an effort to soften/improve that hideous parking pedestal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I understand it faces a back street and a freeway, but the west lower facade blank wall is sad. It’ll be even worse if they cover it with advertisements and/or murals. Not so “smart” in my books.

Also, shame to see that classic 1920s apartment house destroyed, when it easily could have been incorporated into the development as a boutique hotel/B&B, with the new building shifted a bit west. The open space along SW 3rd Avenue is sort of stupid for the reasons aforementioned.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Four Abassadors are the inner city ( projects) of Brickell…. a glorified favela

Anonymous
2 years ago

Son, I remember when the Four Ambassdors were the tallest buildings in all of Brickell.. so cut it out with your cheap shots.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You must be old

Anonymous
2 years ago

Here’s some wisdom you might get to learn someday – Growing old is a blessing, not a guarantee.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I have to look at the 4 A’s everyday from my office and it always looks like nobody is living there and I am always daydreaming of the happy day when they detonate the charges in the base of the empty buildings to bring them down to build something new….

Anonymous
2 years ago

I see… to hell with refurbishing these buildings that have been there probably before you were born. Nahhh.. knock them down and replace them with condos with an asking price starting at three million dollars. Meanwhile, you people selling those dinky little houses in Edgewater you call mansions should be ashamed of yourselves!