Developer Releases Rendering Of Three-Tower Mixed-Use Project In Brickell

Update – Aimco has released a statement regarding their Brickell plans:

“Aimco has no immediate plans to begin the development process at either 1001 Brickell Bay Drive or The Yacht Club and the referenced presentation conveyed only ‘what is possible’ on the assembled site given the allowable density.”

 

NYSE-listed Aimco has released details of a potential project on the waterfront in Brickell.

Renderings show the new development could have three glassy towers.

All three new buildings appear to be shorter than the 868-foot Panorama Tower across the street, which is Miami’s current tallest.

According to an investor presentation in October, a new project is likely to include rental apartments, condos, office, retail, and hotel.

Aimco owns the owns Yacht Club Apartments and the 1001 Brickell Bay Drive office building next door, with a combined 4.25 acres and 600 linear feet of Biscayne Bay frontage.

In total, up to 3 million square feet can be built under zoning rules, Aimco said.

Brickell is now the densest urban core outside of Manhattan, according to Aimco.

Real estate values in the area are expected to build as densification continues in the area and land becomes scarce, the presentation said.

 

An older rendering for a development on the site. Aimco subsequently acquired the office building next door, allowing a larger project:

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Please somebody buy out the 4 ambassadors and rebuild something there.

banana republican
1 month ago

the four imbeciles

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Yeah those are the condos that need to be replaced.

The Far Side !!!
1 month ago

The Favelas of Brickell are the Four Ambassadors .. 🤣

Jesus
1 month ago

Agreed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

At the pace that Miami is at, the Four Ambassadors have their days numbered, all that remains is to set the date for the demolition. It will become, who knows, the most valuable land in the city.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

It it would allow an extended baywalk/river walk

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is quite a bit more difficult than just setting a date for the demolition otherwise, it would have been done in 2004.

Anonymous
1 month ago

tbh tho shorter buildings directly on the bay aren’t the worst thing in the world, in a vancouverism-city-design type sense.

retaining sightlines for various buildings behind it and creating an attractive waterfront appearance has its merits.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah but just google the internal pictures for the Four Ambassadors. Its like a Super 8 Motel that’s stuck in the 80s

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree with you. The towers could get taller as they are further away from the waterline, providing a beautiful skyline and with more buildings having a view of the sea. However, this should have been planned years ago. Now, there is no turning back and soon there will be a wall of tall towers facing the beach of Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay. On the beach, the situation is even worse, as in the afternoon there is no longer any sun, leaving just left over from the tall buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agreed! I think that’s how they should have planned edgewater… they should have had shorter buildings along the bay and had gradual growth to Biscayne Blvd. right now you have a wall facing the city and the west side of those building have those horrible looking egress. Also, I know edgewater was a residential neighborhood but now it could really use a north south road running parallel East for Biscayne to make it a little easier to get around

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re pointing out things to the wrong people. You’re forgetting in your argument in how you think Edgewater should be built is the fight with the FAA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build something along the lines of the concept on the Villa Magna site.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Giving Hudson yard vibes

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s giving Hudson Yards

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s giving cher

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s giving Hong Kong

Anonymous
1 month ago

Both Husdon Yards and Miami Central have the same Citizens Food hall as well

Anonymous
1 month ago

Beautiful buildings. Some architectural diversity in Brickell (and Miami in general!) is a good thing. I hope these get built!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep to good to be true unfortunately! I would love to see more glass in Miami rather than cheap ass stucco! My best guess is this will be a flip or we wont see anything built there for several years!

Anonymous
1 month ago

If that is your best guess, then you do not know much about AIMCO or real estate development.
Better to just stop guessing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Must you be rude?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rude?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Considering the update from AIMCO above it seems “you do not know much about AIMCO. or real estate development. Better to just stop guessing” or commenting on things you know nothing about.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

That empty lot on 13th st hasn’t been developed yet either. These are going to be one of those ten year projects.

Anonymous
1 month ago

At this rate, nothing will be built there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pretty much

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now, yes, three very beautiful, modern, really iconic towers, the face of what we dream of as Miami should evolve. And if all that wasn’t enough, it’s on a spectacular street, Brickell Bay Drive, which will still have one of the best terrains in town, the one next to Jade. I’m just sorry it’s a long-term project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If all the projects announced on this site came to fruition, Miami would rival NYC for best skyline. I think some of these developers throw this stuff out just to keep their names in the news.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please don’t flatter yourself. NYC has over a 100-year history of skyscrapers, many of which built before Word War II still dominate the skyline. Miami barely has enough to count on one hand, overwhelmed by flat-topped boxes and balconies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lmfaooo fr bru

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dude NYC skyline is ugly as shit with a bunch of old brown project buildings and you said it yourself hundreds of antique buildings with rat infestations! Therefore, Miami is more “Modern” 👌

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why are people so horny for a skyline… I’d much rather have a fully integrated city full of activity over tall buildings

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, tall buildings means a growing city, which means more people, which means a more integrated city, which means more activity on the ground and in the air.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This area deserves nothing less than something really iconic, in the true meaning of the word, not the miami meaning.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We surpassed Chicago ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Uh not even close yet

Anonymous
1 month ago

What neighborhood in Chicago has more residential density than Brickell?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Outside of the the Loop, the Near North Side.

Anonymous
1 month ago

South Loop too.

anon
1 month ago

Streeterville

Anonymous
1 month ago

At the risk of stating the obvious…..
Brickell is a neighborhood, Chicago is a city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This entire three building project should be a little taller and built on the land where the defunct hotel/convention center was proposed.

Ihaveaheadache
1 month ago

AIMCO is the worst! The Yacht club is old, offers nothing and the company nickel and dimes you to death! Check out their prices 3100 for a 1bed?! GTFOH. I can ONLY imagine what they’d do to the current tenants. Hamilton on the Bay Part Duex?

calivalle
1 month ago

Knock them down…..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell is not the densest urban core outside of Manhattan.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Chicago?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell, from 5th Street to 15th Street and from the Biscayne Bay to the Metrorail is quite dense.

Which neighborhood is more dense than that?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Chicago Loop and Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill. Maybe we’re most dense for parking spaces?

Jesus
1 month ago

This might be an unpopular opinion but I believe it’s time we develop more of the western part of Brickell and give that area a break for now. Unless we’re building 900 feet plus, we should focus as a city to expand this development south of Brickell with a great example being the Link at Douglas and north of Edgewater all the way to Aventura. Imagine a line of tall skyscrapers from perhaps even south of Dadeland to Aventura one day. This would encourage a Metrorail being built and it would be spectacular.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who’s “we”? Developers build what and where they want to build. You make it sound like there’s some bureaucrat sitting somewhere ordering condos to be cranked out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

U said we should develop more of west brickell then named a bunch of places that aren’t west brickell?

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

More central planning talk

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okay “we”…have at it!
Please DM me with your business plan, I’m in.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The guy means “we” as in Miami. He doesn’t me you, me and him!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank God for zoning specifying transect zones to allow taller and higher density development where appropriate, comprehensive planning, and historic preservation so beautiful old neighborhoods like Morningside and Palm Grove haven’t become another Edgewater of unimaginative boxes and disjointed parking garages. Metrorail already exists at Douglas Road and Link is a hideous tower. Infrastructure has to be built first, or you get the same old.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are you from or live in Miami… little Haiti to aventura is mostly residential… and there already is a line of skyscrapers… they’re along the beach

Yet another anonymous
1 month ago

So an 80s office tower and a 2000s condo boom tower will go before the ambassadors…

Anonymous
1 month ago

The renderings show both still there.

Michelle Obama
1 month ago

Well hey there gorgeous 🤤 #buildingPorn

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build them, so I can grab these gorgeous buildings by the “_____”

– The Fuhrer, Donald Trump

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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