Fate Of 80-Story Brickell Tower Set To Be Decided In Spring (Or Sooner)

A religious body is expected to decide this spring on a development deal that would bring an 80-story condo tower to a Brickell Avenue church property, according to the Herald.

However, a settlement could happen sooner to allow the deal to move forward, an opponent of the deal said.

The First Miami Presbyterian Church approved a $240 million deal with developers 13th Floor Investments and Key International to redevelop a surface parking lot and school with a potential supertall tower.

However, one member of the church filed a complaint over the deal with the religious body that oversees the church.

In a virtual hearing last week held by the Synod of the South Atlantic PJC, the complainant was determined to have standing to file the complaint, and allowed it to move forward to another hearing scheduled in spring.

However, the complainant told the Herald that she wants to explore a possible settlement before the spring hearing.

The Presbytery of Tropical Florida, which manages the church, remains determined to close the deal, the report said.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

I’m amazed that single proponent can bring a halt to a $240 million deal.
Insane.

Silly.
2 months ago

Take the money and build a church somewhere else! It makes me wonder how crazy some people are.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Ppl using leverage to get something isn’t wild, it’s smart. I’d argue the church is getting the short end of the deal. That’s prime real estate (core of brickell and on the water) she sounds like she’s willing to settle but she wants something. Good for her I say. She’s not saying she doesn’t want it she’s just saying she has a price.

Anonymouse
2 months ago

Yes ,blackmail is always smart!

Anonymous
2 months ago

…and blackmail is the christian thing to do…. I mean they are a church so I guess they think blackmail is the new religion

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s not blackmail if it’s in Jesus’ name. The Crusades wasn’t murder because it was in Jesus’ name so why not this?

Anonymous
2 months ago

The Crusades were murder, and the other side is a religion of peace who totally hasn’t been slaughtering each other and calling for holy wars even since…

Anonymous
2 months ago

The crusades were not murder! They were forceful providing the teachings of JESUS!!!!!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Lol…in this day and age we still have all these crazies waiting for Godot.

Anonymous
2 months ago

seriously doubt the church isn’t getting the best deal. They will get a floor or more that will immediately rise in value.
But they will see their real reward when they arrive ‘upstairs’, and have to answer why they spend so much money while walking by people that were homeless and in some cases hungry. Imagine investing that money in something and using the interest to help the community.
A church can be an outside event if your heart is in the right place. No glittery building needed for god.

Anonymous
2 months ago

What do you suggest for the church to raise money? When was the last time you donated to charity? I bet you don’t because you don’t like their social stances.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why does the church need to raise money? They don’t have enough already?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why don’t they just ask God?

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes! Build the Penis Tower now!

Anonymous
2 months ago

I thought it looked like a vagina., but I don’t look at those so maybe it isn’t.

Anonymous
2 months ago

That’s the thing…the church (which doesn’t even meet in person most weeks) is getting a great new space in the new building. Meanwhile, they still have their historic location undisturbed while they wait.

Michael
2 months ago

It’s my understanding that the current church will remain in place as well, the building will be behind it – using the portion of the site that currently has a school and a parking lot. Plus they will get a full floor inside the building.

Anonymous
2 months ago

the church building itself has historic landmark protections

Anonymous
2 months ago

can you imagine if everyone would just take the money? there would be no history or culture in the city. Just rich people’s apartments….lame

Anonymous
2 months ago

OMG. Like you wouldn’t take the money! Hypocrite.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Especially that the congregation voted already democratically to approve the deal…

Anonymous
2 months ago

They probably will reach a deal, since the complainant “wants to explore a possible settlement”.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Very phallic building. Veins and all.

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

pinga tower

Anonymous
2 months ago

Leche!!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Love it

Anonymous
2 months ago

Okan Tower looks more like a phallic symbol than this tower. This tower looks more like the never built Chicago Spire.

Anonymous
2 months ago

More liked ribbed for pleasure…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Ill take that. From the side looked like a vagina.
Maybe that was the point… north and south Penis, east and west vagina.

Anonymous
2 months ago

maybe they will make a cascading water feature down one side? yes !

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes. Should it squirt or just cascade?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Imagine all the unwed sex that’s going to go on in that building …. 😉 😉

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

what can I say… it’s gonna be a fun place.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a million-dollar listing kind of building, not Vizcayne or Flamingo South Beach.

You really need to get a hobby if that’s where your imagination lies.

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a joke. Have you even READ the thread?

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’ll get approved. Religious leaders never turn down a payday to spread the good news!

Anonymous
2 months ago

You can only hear about Jesus if you pay the entry fee!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Lol

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

Its plenty of money in their pockets for the church to be sustain. they should approve it

Anonymous
2 months ago

$240 million Says it happens

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bldg is too avant garde. It won’t happen….

Anonymous
2 months ago

Let’s hope it does. Enough boxes with patterned balconies already. Efficient but not beautiful.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Isn’t religion the ultimate racket? Zero taxes and tons of profits.

Anonymous
2 months ago

No, that’s being in government for decades, getting kickbacks from special interests, and retiring and hiding it all behind a charity organization. Just ask Slick Willie and Crooked Hillary.

Anonymous
2 months ago

She going to lose this battle anyways. They not going to turn down this opportunity anyways.

Smart Miami
2 months ago

Move forward with the project, but have the backdrop of the garage podium wrapped in climbing plants. That way its covered in plants instead of that eye sore of a painting.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Churches are whores that will do anything for money. And someone has them by the balls with the $7mil they owe. Brickell doesnt need another condo, so this is definitely not in the best interest of the community. Amen!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Brickell needs lots more condos! Have you seen the rent and real estate prices? The demand is there. If you don’t like development, perhaps Brickell isn’t the right spot for you.

Anonymous
2 months ago

$240 MILLION .
A church that has $249 MILLION in Miami… and there are people without food.
We all know they are not completely emptying their purse nor getting close.

What is wrong with this picture.? So much for the church taking care of people.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I don’t see you helping out, probably because you’re a Christian-basher who thinks the government should be feeding people, and they are. The poorest people are the most obese to the point you complain about food deserts, and then gentrification when healthy grocers open.

Anonymous
2 months ago

exactly. I saw fuck her, get better financing / another tennant, or just change that floor to regular business or more condos.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This church is the most beautiful building in brickell. We must preserve our history from the barbarians developers who just want to make profits over people.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Tear down the Sky Fairy Monuments!!! A Taco Bell or Advance Auto would serve a more useful purpose than that church. That’s how low down the totem pole a church is.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Newsflash: nobody is discussing tearing down this church. The new building will be built on an empty parking lot. Yes, some neighbors feel entitled to their food truck space on prime real estate, but the church will stay.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“We must preserve our history from the barbarians developers who just want to make profits over people.”

Dang it.. I want to live in a capitalistic country without the capitalism!..

Anonymous
2 months ago

She wants to get PAAAAAAID, you would to if you were smart and had an angle to work like she does.

Anonymous
2 months ago

What’s her angle?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Lol The person implying other people aren’t smart can’t even spell too. Typical

Anonymous
2 months ago

Shame on them…instead of thinking of the church stuff, they only think at the Money. What a shame…

Anonymous
2 months ago

“they only think at the Money”

Um, how do you “think at money?”