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Final Approval For Brickell City Centre Expansion Could Come Next Week

A second and final reading of plans to expand Brickell City Centre is set to be heard by Miami’s commission next week, but the start of construction likely won’t happen for another few years.

The proposal has already been approved by the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board and the Urban Development Review Board.

Developer Swire Properties has prepared plans to add two new towers, 54 and 62 stories, connected by pedestrian bridge to the existing mixed-use project. A total of 972 residential units will be built.

Construction will depend on market conditions, but likely won’t start for two to three years, an attorney for the developer told commissioners at the first reading, according to Miami Today. Completion would then take another three years.

As part of the plans, the developer will add 90,000 square feet of new mall space at the former Tobacco Road property, which will be air conditioned instead of open air.

Swire will also be adding pedestrian improvements and connectivity to the riverwalk, and has agreed to donate $1 million to the city for affordable housing.

 

 

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Anonymous

Thank you Swire for having the stones and vision to transform Brickel and hopefully the river if all goes as planned (and hopefully sooner than later).

Alex

This project is in desperate need of an Italian food hall.

Anonymous

Lol

iFlyMIA

We just want One Brickell City Centre

marc

These new buildings are probably the death knell of the supertall.

Polo

One Brickell will be a reality by 2030.

Anonymous

For the height, yes. For the proposed design, no.

Anonymous

Get it Approved!

Anonymous

Pedestrian/bike tunnel under the river please.

Anonymous

Impressive set by Arquitectonica. Keep it up.

Anonymous

The lower part seen in the third picture with the pillars not lining up is still ugly.

Anonymous

Tired of the notion of “If anything’s going to get done, Swire will get it done!” What they’ve done so far is impressive. But thi is years away. And the super tall ? Not holding my breath.

marc

Correct. If all of this is years away because they’re waiting on the market when do you suppose the supertall will get built? This has obviously taken the priority over OBCC.

Anonymous

There will be many supertalls before this is built.

Anonymous

why are they forfeiting the open air mall concept for this expansion?

A. Nonymous

Spend an afternoon at the existing mall next July, and you’ll know.

Anonymous

Because it is mostly residential, not mostly retail. 90,000 sq ft is about the size of two Publix stores spread out over two towers at grade.

Anonymous

$1 million donation to affordable housing. The donation should have been to build public transit that lower wage people can still get to jobs downtown without having to pay the high expense of car ownership.

marc

A $1 million donation to transit will get all transit employees new uniforms.

Anonymous

Or more likely, more holidays off

Anonymous

The bus is affordable. Have you ever seen one? They are big, ubiquitous, and run all over Miami-Dade County.

Anonymous

I’ve seen these things called bus stops but I’ve yet to see a bus stop at one.

Anonymous

Yeah…evidently, nobody NEEDS public transportation right now, and they won’t until it is a $140B train.

Anonymous

why Miami is under a developers and Arquitectonica dictat?? with that dull standard chip architecture??? where are Steven Holl? Libeskind? Un Studio? KPF? SOM? Office da? Tom wiscombie? Gehry?

Anonymous

So instead of providing affordable housing, Swire paid $1m to the city for them to put in a bank for affordable housing that will never end up building… politics at its finest!

Anonymous

Don’t worry loco Joe Carollo will find a way to embezle, I mean spend it.

Anonymous

its called the “getting away with murder” tax

Anonymous

More like economics. Why should the developer of things like the Mandarin Oriental and Brickell CitiCenter be FORCED to build affordable housing. It is bad enough that they are getting taxed $1M for building what they want to build on their private property.

Anonymous

What ever happened to that lot across (north) from Reach? Wasn’t that part of the BCC property?

Leo

I just hope they don’t kill the walkable vibe that’s there on Miami Ave before the bridge. Those restaurant there are very cool and have always been successful. Unfortunately BCC design has no front street retail it’s all facing the inside mall. It’s not the same to walk by a street filled with retaile and restaurants that’s filled with life compare to a boring wall of grey glass. That’s a big mistake and I can’t believe the city every allowed them to do that.