Empire Brickell Apartment Building Revealed With 250 Units

A developer has unveiled plans to build an apartment building called Empire Brickell.

Empire Brickell is planned to rise 26 stories, or 310 feet and include:

  • 250 residential units
  • 2,452 square feet of ground floor retail
  • 344 parking spaces in a 6-story garage

A portion of the garage lists a “structural steel flex mesh” screen. Another elevation appears to be blank stucco, while a third appears to be decorative elements over stucco.

Two 3-story buildings dating to around 1962 will be demolished to make way for the building.

Grand Peaks of Hollywood is listed as the developer

Corwil is the architect.

The Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal on September 22.

 

40 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anonymous
4 months ago

Nice infill building.

Rocky
4 months ago

It’s nice to see the west side of Brickell getting the density it deserves!

Melo is sigma and chad
4 months ago

Hope west brickell gets more retail and restaurants too

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hopefully one day we’ll start seeing a ton of highrises that’s least 10 to 25 floors being built throughout the west side of the I-95 Expressway.

Conno Sir
4 months ago

Especially on Coral Way, there is so much potential there.

Pol
4 months ago

Little Havana has more potential and better positioned to integrate to downtown and to major highways. We just need UP ZONING.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“We” just need a Metrorail extension, or it’ll be the same cereal box and parking pedestal s**t on streets that haven’t been touched since the 1960s and are falling apart. The density that is already allowed is sufficient for a mid-rise neighborhood, as a transition zone from downtown, something Miami21 contemplated. Maybe ask why landowners aren’t building on swaths of vacant assemblages because clearly you don’t know what you’re talking about.

anonymous
4 months ago

a few blocks from metro rail and they are proposing a greater than 1:1 parking:apartment ratio?

what a joke!

Anonymous
4 months ago

You could build a subway station across the street from a luxury condo and everyone would drive anyway. Nature of the beast sadly.

Zonked
4 months ago

Not if it’s faster and cheaper to use the subway. Build it and they will come.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I bet you’ll turn down moving into any new apartment or condo building that doesn’t have a designated space for you to park a vehicle there.

Anonymous
4 months ago

For those whose lives do not revolve solely around Metrorail stops.

anonymous
4 months ago

there is also metromover near by, many bus lines, bike lanes, uber, lyft, taxis, car rentals, and cars.

Anon
4 months ago

Some people actually want to drive and want a space. Not everyone wants to sweat and wait for the metro that never shows up on time or a bus. The metro is not convenient for everyone. Why does everyone want to insist that we have buildings without parking when we don’t have infrastructure to support going carless.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Why does everyone want to insist that we have buildings without parking”

Because where they live they have a space to park a vehicle but can’t afford one so they have to ride a bike or the Metrorail.

Zonked
4 months ago

Jesus, look at the bigger picture here. If every new unit being built in Miami also has a car-driver then we’re screwed. Traffic will be backed up to the everglades because there’s literally not enough space for every car. If we don’t start investing in efficient, comfortable public transportation and disincentive car ownership then the city will become unlivable within a decade.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Big cities have lots of car traffic no matter what the quality of public transit is….. DEAL WITH IT

Zonked
4 months ago

The way you deal with that is exactly how I described above

Anonymous
4 months ago

Haha.. Zonked creates “nail biting” scenarios.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Decent filler. Not sure what that odd looking pergola on the roof is for?

As good as it gets
4 months ago

Something s gotta be done about the ever present crowning jewel of AC coolers.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 months ago

It looks like it’s designed to have a slightly art Deco architecture like the empire State building.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They failed

Anonymous
4 months ago

Still better than a flat roof. It’ll take it, along with symmetrical windows and balconies, and somewhat well-concealed parking garage.

Anonymous
4 months ago

ah so you’re the guy who freaks out whenever he sees off-set windows

Anonymous
4 months ago

Empire Brickell ain’t no Empire State!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thanks for telling us man, because we were really confused about that. Now you can go back to playing with your leggos.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Is this the same block as the school that they are building? Nice project!

Stavi
4 months ago

Nope it’s the lot right next to it

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes! That building that currently occupies this lot needed to go decades ago.

anonymous
4 months ago

would be nice to see an additional 50 units added as workforce housing but overall a nice infill project

ting
4 months ago

you would think the city which is pretending to be concerned with the affordability crisis would require some carve out in some of the builds for workforce housing in exchange for those glorious tax breaks and permitting ….

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami is slowly starting to look and get so cosmo….

Anonymous
4 months ago

With no mass transportation and broken sidewalks. Miami is an illusion

Melo is sigma and chad
4 months ago

Good infill

Anon
4 months ago

This building fits the low income housing archetype minus the balconies

Anonymous
4 months ago

What about the beautiful building that they will tear down?

Anonymous
4 months ago

You mean the handsome old 1920s apartment house? That was across the street for “Smart” Brickell.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s as close to a slum as we have in Brickell.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Haha.. like that kid in the movie – “I see slums everywhere… “