Developer Announces Plans For 24-Story Brickell Tower With 350 Rental Apartments

A developer has announced plans to build a 350-unit rental apartment tower in Brickell, according to The Real Deal.

Mexico-based Menesse International closed on the purchase of a property at at 143 Southwest Ninth Street. A small apartment building on the site will be demolished.

The new tower will be Class-A, rising 24 stories with a design by architect Behar Font.

It will also have 180 parking spaces in an 8-story podium.

 

An older concept design for a tower on the site from developer Habitat Group, which just sold the site to Menesse. The design is by Ayenk:

Schematic massing for the new 24-story tower from Menesse:

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Don’t get me wrong, I’m super happy to see this slum-style apt building go, but 24 stories on this prime-located lot seems like a huge waste. Should be 40-50 stories at least.

Urbanist
4 months ago

Amen. Adjacent to our billion dollar transit system.

Anon
4 months ago

is 3 blocks away adjacent?

Anonymous
4 months ago

First of all, yes. But this isn’t even 3 blocks away. It’s like 1.5- 2 blocks from the entrance of the Brickell metrorail station.

Anon
4 months ago

The habitat group concept design is hilarious considering the cereal box they built next door. Im all for infill projects but lets stop getting people excited about architecturally significant projects and just propose the box you’ll end up building.

Brutus
4 months ago

At least the new design features a landing pad for flying taxis.

Urbanist
4 months ago

Habitat Group struggles to finish any of their projects. I guess they are busy making outlandish renderings.

Melo is sigma and chad
4 months ago

why even show the concept design…

Francois Moreaux
4 months ago

Because some of us enjoy reading about it you illiterate peon

rainey411
4 months ago

Downgrade but such is life, happy to have more density in west brickell

Yet Another Anonymous
4 months ago

Good but maybe that better old design can be saved for somewhere else.

David Hasselhoff
4 months ago

The new version is plain and boring. At least the original was just that, original!

Anonymous
4 months ago

No rendering for the building has been presented yet.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The massing rendering would be alright… in Allapattah or an infill development on vacant assemblage in Little Havana. TBH, it’s no worse than a lot of new buildings this side of the Metrorail and not along the river, but no reason to be mediocre in either condition.

lop
4 months ago

I have never seen such a horrible schematic design phase.

hudson
4 months ago

One of these things is not like the other.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Get a room

Anonymous
4 months ago

I hear the noise but living here for 60 years now…..changes in time are happening as we type.
This? simple in fill… like MELO. Rental units for the 20 year olds….
sad
but that is how this city is developed

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol…

Anonymous but Famous
4 months ago

Oh no! What happened to the semi-decent former design?

Melo, the true giga chad
4 months ago

Developers are just like politicians, they promise the stars but deliver the moon

anon
4 months ago

man i dont know if this current design even qualifies for “moon”

Anonymous
4 months ago

Looking really nice

Southwest Til' I die!
4 months ago

Looks good!

Wolfgang731
4 months ago

Not a fan of the original design, at all. It’s gimmicky as all get out. Looks like the building is sticking it’s tongue out (assuming it had one…lol). The new design won’t set the world on fire but it’s perfectly suitable for its intended purpose as a rental apartment building.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There is no rendering of the original design because Menesse International never produced one yet, and the other picture you see is just a rendering for schematic massing.