Developer Wants To Build Micro-Units Near Brickell City Centre

The owners of Brickell’s El Eden property wants to build a 38-story tower, including the first micro-residential units in the area.

C-F Brickell, LLC is asking a city board to change the zoning on the property to allow for greater intensity. City staff is recommending denial, saying that an increase in unit count should be achieved by having the developer contribute to the city’s public benefits program.

Both current and proposed zoning allows for 132 residential units, but the rezoning would allow for a taller building with greater square footage. The city recently changed zoning laws to allow for micro-sized residential units as small as 275 square feet.

A building section prepared by Arquitectonica shows the project is proposed to have retail on the ground floor, with co-working space, micro-apartments, and hotel rooms on the upper levels.

Anthony Cho and Robert Finvarb each own a 17.5% stake, with the remaining 65% controlled by minority investors who each own less than a 10% share.

Miami’ Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board will consider the rezoning request at a meeting on March 21.

 

Previously$90 Million ‘Millennial Driven’ Hotel & Retail Planned In Brickell

 

 

 

 

an older rendering:

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Allow micro-unit zoning change in return for not allowing cars to be registered at this address. Win/Win.

William
3 years ago

All the big expensive cities need to have all product types. Including small units. So, on with the micro units. At least until we have a decent qty of each type, or perhaps a minimum qty of each to satisfy demand.

Prices on a per/sqft basis will be very strong. Developers know this. And thus the interest is high.

I don’t think the zoning code is really prepared for this though. Intensity via sqft is different than number of units. Occupants (aka intensity) in a micro unit will be different than a three bedroom.

Everyone is concerned with parking/traffic/transit. But just as important, for us as a community, is water, sewer, electricity and waste.

Anonymous
3 years ago

if micro units make brickell more affordable then git er done!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hint: It won’t.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Econ101- if there is more demand than the quantity supplied, prices go up. If the is more supply than the quantity demanded, prices go down.
The market will certainly value these apartments less than larger new units in the area. This is one of the best ways to get affordable housing.

Oscar
3 years ago

You value housing per square foot. If you’re paying the same amount per square foot, halving the square footage does not itself make Brickell more affordable.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“City’s public benefits program,” aka funds for incompetent people’s retirement plans. Never mind stuff like fixing street which haven’t been touched in fifty years.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You got it man.
“City staff is recommending denial, saying that an increase in unit count should be achieved by having the developer contribute to the city’s public benefits program.”
More affordable units for people = direct good
Public benefits Program = more slush fund $$$ for beaureacrats to oversee (read: control/siphon/steal)

Anonymous
3 years ago

While I’m not fully on board with the micro-units concept, it sure is better than that seedy motel.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Isn’t Brickell Height MICRO Units? haaha

Anonymous
3 years ago

This building is hideous

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Could have been so much better without the wavy balcony thing.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It looks better than City Heights down the street and in the renering, but that’s not saying much.

Anonymous
3 years ago

rendering*

Anthony E
3 years ago

Agreed… Its guna be thin a fugly…

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s what people said about Neo vertika when it was proposed.

Anthony E
3 years ago

Oh I’m so hurt. Lol

Anthony E
3 years ago

Screwwww that… there’s enough traffic to fight as it is to get to Neo vertika where I live.. I’m totally guna push for our board and those of the adjacent buildings to not let this happen…. zoning is set for a reason.. the limit there is 24 floors.. we can’t keep giving into whatever developers want for a fee

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah! The community could benefit from affordable housing….just Not In My Back Yard!
Go tell ’em Tony!

Anthony E
3 years ago

This will never be “affordable housing”… It’ll be at minimum $1500-$1600 a month for a closet in the sky…

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Screwwww that… there’s enough traffic to fight as it is to get to Neo vertika where I live..”

These “traffic scare tactics” are always used to conjure up resentment to protect someone’s own “status quo.” Notice this person who’s bellyaching didn’t point out the fact that a Metrorail stop is only about a block away from where he/she lives. This area is rich in amenities to the point where this person can’t even point to no other shortcomings in his mind except for “traffic” that hinders he/she from getting to it’s perch fast enough. Yes, the city set the zoning codes and then they through a loop in it with the “public benefits program.” Good or bad this is what we have to live with… so live with it.

Anthony E
3 years ago

Try living across the street and then let’s talk.. till then. Go back to Hialeah

Anonymous
3 years ago

Try living across the street from WHERE AND WHAT???!!! You get on freeway you have to deal with traffic, you drive on surface streets you have to deal with traffic. Face it, you’re just a big whiny baby who want a mommy and daddy to cater to you!

And this is the internet so stop assuming you know where I live.

Anthony E
3 years ago

Lmfao.. mommy and daddy what? Yea ok… lol.. Trying crossing 7th street as it is to Neo Vertika… This would make an even bigger mess for that intersection at rush hour. Again, got back to Hialeah and step off.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Wah, wah, waaahhh!!!!… the cars won’t let me cross 7th street as quickly as I want to… waaahhh!!!!

You should’ve purchased a place in some small little country town because big city living isn’t made for you… now get back to your boring little needy life and stfu.

Anthony E
3 years ago

There’s not even a crosswalk or street light there.. Crossing by car or foot is very dangerous without the added highrise as it is… Ive lived in the city my whole adult life and am right at home where I am… That intersection is not the place for this project… Its guna clog the two main ways to get in and out of Brickell… Again, I’m sure you don’t live here either but know whats best… My life is pretty fabulous… Get over yourself.

My original post was about zoning but you guys have some personal attacks left and right and cant handle the come back messing around about Hialeah… How lame.. Lol

Anonymous
3 years ago

Dude, you don’t realize how whiny you sound! Do you realize how many projects announced in Miami has been met with the same argument that you presented. You’re saying that a few more people in this development will cause YOUR ability to cross a street and “clog the two main ways to get in and out of Brickell” appears to be nothing but “petty picking.” It appears you’re not bothered by people who’re entering in and out of Brickell to go to Brickell City Centre. You’re mum about what the Solitaire Brickell, Brickell Heights, SLS LUX, and Brickell FlatIron projects are going to do to traffic in the area once they get going. No. You think “clamp down on this project and problem solved.” Admit it, you have tunnel vision. Open your eyes and see the big picture. The Brickell area is going to see more construction than you realize Anthony. You think things were supposed to stay the same when you moved in? Either deal with it or sell and move on… your choice.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

Anon 1, Tony -1.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Anthony E thinks people from Hialeah are not entitled to have opinions, cannot appreciate other people’s plight, and cannot understand the ramifications of real estate development. Anthony E thinks he is better than the people in Hialeah. Anthony E is an idiot.

Anthony E
3 years ago

No, Anthony E thinks a lot people that DONT LIVE IN BRICKELL OR DOWNTOWN have a big opinion about how a project will affect an area they don’t usually deal with on the daily… The Hialeah was sarcasm, get over it… Boring needy life? Lol… Ok…. Thats cute guys!