First Ever Supertall Tower Proposed On Brickell Key

Brickell Key could be getting its first ever supertall tower, according to new filings with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA filings were received by the agency on December 20, 2022.

Two towers would be built on the south end of Brickell Key.

Tower 1 is proposed to rise 1,049 feet, while tower 2 is proposed to rise 700 feet.

No developer is listed in the filing.

According to the 2021 annual report of Swire Properties, the company owns 100% of the vacant property at the south end of Brickell Key, which it said was being held for development or sale.

The company also has a 75% stake in the Mandarin Oriental hotel next door.

 

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

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Anonymous
28 days ago

This is kind of sad. The green space at the end of the key is a great place to rest and relax. The traffic heading onto the key will become insane with two more huge buildings there. The light on 8th Street and Brickell avenue is already a disaster and this will only exacerbate it. Happy there’s progress but they need to address the surrounding infrastructure too.

anonymous
28 days ago

agreed that the 8th street light is insane. Any time i go to visit a friend i either park and walk or go down brickell bay drive to avoid the madness

History Speaks for Itself
28 days ago

This point and park should be declared a national, state and local historical cite and be preserved in perpetuity

It beholds a fascinating and valuable story in America, Florida and Miami.

This island some call “Brickell Key” or “Claughton Island” was once known as Burlingame. It’s a story that follows female entrepreneur pioneers in real estate, lawsuits, Mary Brickell and Mrs. M.R. Burlingame, one of the few women who owned an advertising company at the time, and transplant from Michigan.

“ By the early 1970s, many Miami residents speculated on the future of the island. Development may have been delayed because there was no way to access the island other than by boat. From the award of the island to Burlingame in 1916 through the 1950s, both Mary and Maude Brickell objected to the building of a bridge connecting the island to SE Eighth Street.”

Swire took ownership interest in the 1970s and may have developed the park.

Urge you to read the history of the island here. Its so intriguing it could be a movie and would be a great museum exhibit. Please feel free to read and share your thoughts.

https://miami-history.com/brickell-key-on-claughton-island/

History Speaks for Itself
27 days ago

“The [“Brickell Key”] name change represented a bit of irony in that the Brickells largely considered the island a menace and an obstruction of their view of Biscayne Bay. The spoil island began as a dumping ground for Flagler’s development of the north side of the river, something that had always aggravated William Brickell. In addition, it represented an annoyance for Mary Brickell when her offer to either eliminate or buy the land mass was rejected. Based on these events, the island wasn’t something William, Mary or Maude would have ever envisioned carrying the Brickell name.”

Checo
26 days ago

Interesting read…but that movie would lose more money than a 25 year empty lot and provide no value.

Hollywood Florida
26 days ago

Really? I think it could be a success if we cast Julia Robert’s as Burlingame and Meryl Streep as Mary Brickell. George Clooney can be Flagler.

Nice Parks Have Value
26 days ago

Swire’s lot hasn’t lost value, that park helped bring people to the island that Swire fully owns, and to Brickell, who may not have moved here otherwise.

Across the Pond
27 days ago

Singapore recently released images of its first super tall. Guess what? It’s not directly on the water, like the planners of Miami are allowing. It’s set back in a central location. Miami needs to seriously consider how it’s been zoning on these super talls and incentivize central development.

https://hypebeast.com/2022/10/som-supertall-shenton-supertall-skyscraper-first-look-info

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World Class Urban Planning
26 days ago

What’s that? A major highway directly next to the first ever ultra luxury super tall in the new world class seaside Singapore.

Who would have thought that putting an ultra dense infrastructure abundant with water views directly inland of a highway was a a good idea?

Hmm… urban planners in Singapore, and hopefully soon a more well-informed and thoughtful zoning agency and urban planners in Miami.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Singapore is a completely different city. Huge tree canopy with luxury china owners living there. I think we in Miami will move toward this but not in next 5 years.

anonlatino
25 days ago

instead of luxury china towers its luxury high rise apartments funded with venezuelan oligarch money

World Class Urban Planning
25 days ago

That sounds like empty reasoning against smarter traffic-conscious development of supertalls.

We have ultra wealthy luxury American, Latin American, European, and Middle Eastern owners here. Why so dependent on one Asian country? We also have lots of tree canopies and trees can be planted.

If we move to quick to put them along the water, they could block inner infrastructure and create an uproar of unsustainable traffic. We should focus on developing from the center outward, rather than from the Bay inward.

Brickell Underline Development Advocate
26 days ago

As some comments suggest, we don’t need to upzone waterfront property for it to be worth millions. Just build a mansion and it’ll go for 20+ million.

What we DO need to do is incentivize central supertall development around metros and the best way to do that is by promoting luxury high end development around the Metromover a, these properties will help maintain the common space and add additional security too which benefits all Miami and public transportation riders.

Anon MIA
26 days ago

I am now “of a certain age” and grew up in Miami as the only gringo in town.
I remember when I read in the Miami News or Miami Herald (as there were two papers growing up)….. that Claughton Island aka Brickell Key was to be mixed incomes. LOL. 2023. Ummm sorry where are the lower income people living on “Brickell Key”?

Past and Present for Tomorrow
25 days ago

It SHOULD be low and mixed income, people who can’t afford a car but need to walk to Brickell for work and have a dignified and happy QOL along the water.

At one point someone in Miami suggested the homeless be sent to Key Biscayne but it was scrapped for being inhumane and too far from basic services and needs.

If anything the City should see that Swire should use this land to exclusively build a shelter for the homeless people who are sitting around in Brickell already right now, outside of a Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell City Centre. At least some type of low income housing here…

MiMiami
28 days ago

The light(s) at the intersection of 8th & Brickell Ave are an absolute mess. There’s a pedestrian glitch that goes off way too often and resets the sequence of traffic lights.

First the lanes leaving Brickell Key.
Second the through way to Brickell Key or right hand turn only on Brickell Ave (when you’re on 8th already).
Third the left hand lanes turning onto northbound Brickell Ave (from 8th).
Fourth (and last) the throughway continuing on Brickell Ave towards the bridge.

By the second light change someone will have already hit the cross walk button, causing a reset. Traffic backs up horribly on Brickell Ave and 8th St due to the delays.

Anon
28 days ago

It seems just making 7th and 8th streets 2 way streets would solve a lot of the problems the area has (especially the 8th and brickell intersection). So much traffic is just people trying to get back the other way. The streets may be too narrow for 2 lanes in each direction though.

Urbanist
28 days ago

Get out of your car and on your feet and stop complaining. I walk the intersection and think we need to make the sidewalks wider and the car lanes narrower – or remove car lanes.

This is the center of the city – enjoy it by foot.

Anonymous
28 days ago

What about workers driving into downtown to go to work or visit clients? They don’t fit into your urban planning utopia agenda.

No more cars
28 days ago

The rest of the world seems to get along just fine. Seems like they fit into the urban planning agenda of the other billion people on the globe.

Car-obsessed people are the worst. Never able to think about what was and could be but simp for the awful status quo.

Anonymous
28 days ago

^^the streets of Manhattan are overfilled with cars 🤡

Bruno
27 days ago

Oh I long for the days of horse dung on every road and whale oil lamps.

Checo
26 days ago

Just because some people understand that USA GDP is 23 Trillion, and no country in the “rest of the world” comes close, doesn’t mean that those people are “car obsessed”. It means that may live in a reality that was not forged by a hippie urban planning professor who reeks of Trader Joe’s homemade organic soap.

Middle of the Road Mercedes
26 days ago

Leave the homemade soap in my drawer out of this. It could also mean we have experience in walkable cities and enjoy that Miami has a seed of this life, and the only place in Florida that offers this kind of convenient life. It would be great to drive everywhere if the city did a better job enforcing traffic regulations and density studies.

Anonda
28 days ago

Workers can live along affordable spots along the Metro in Overtown and Downtown metro into Brickell.

Anonymous
27 days ago

^^Nobody middle class wants to live in Overtown, and middle class can’t afford Brickell. Hence all the commuters. I wonder how many of you are really employed and paying your own bills.

I Understand What You Mean
27 days ago

The new developments in Overtown and Central downtown are addressing that missing middle with convenient metro stops close by. When new development is done it will be desirable middle class neighborhood convenient to Brickell.

Middle class Joe
27 days ago

Most of us who live in Brickell work, just like you, and pay our own bills, again, just like you. Don’t assume we are more than who we are.

Anonymous
26 days ago

^^Thank you, lunch bucket everyman Brickell Joe.

Anon
28 days ago

We used to take the train into the city (New York) when I was younger. We then walked and took the subway to explore. Don’t see why Miami (or any mega-city) can’t have the same organization.

Heavily dense downtowns don’t work as well when every resident in every high-rise requires a personal vehicle.

Rich Millennial Miami
28 days ago

It’s because these developers keep flocking to “waterfront” properties far from metro and it’s there outdated Florida mentality that people don’t want to live by metros but the paradigm has shifted in millennials especially people relocating back to Florida from walkable cities, and people realize you can get water views from any rooftop.

What is cool about Brickell is the walkable life, so developers (run by old rich dudes) should take a hint, and the city should incentivize luxury retail and residences around metro stops including in Brickel.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Developers are “flocking” to “waterfront” properties because “millennials” don’t care about waterfront living? HUH?

NOBODY will pay more for Metromover station proximity over bayfront–that’s absurd. The developers have this figured out and have put their money on the line. Buyers have shown the same preference. You budding urban planners are just good for a laugh.

Luxury Central Brickell
26 days ago

They already do, SLS, Flatiron, Rise, Reach, Bond, and the list of luxury inland Brickell development goes on and continues to grow. The data is out there and properties around the Underline are out of this world #BrickellWinning

wanderer34
27 days ago

The Metromover does do a good job circulating around downtown, but overall Metrorail needs to be expanded to places like Kendall, Cutler Bay (Southland), Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Aventura, Miami Gardens, and hopefully Miami Beach and Bay Harbour Miami needs to mass transit system that supports the city’s density as well as the city and county’s population.

More Core Development
27 days ago

While build out to everyone suburb of downtown Miami when the core still has plenty of room to develop? There’s so many underutilized metro stops as is, like Vizcaya. People can even walk or bike to Brickell from there. For now we have a robust trolly and bus system to the suburbs.

NYC Transplant
26 days ago

The trolley system would be much more useful if frequency were every 10 minutes. The routes are pretty well thought out. Key routes like Brickell and Biscayne can go 30-40 minutes between trolleys because motor vehicles get bunched up due to traffic. The Metromover, when working, is much more useful due to frequency.

Bruno
27 days ago

Brilliant!
Developers should take your suggestion and build luxury retail on a Metromover stop.
Maybe, the SE 8th Steet station.

YES! I can add to that clever idea!
They should call it….BRICKELL CITICENTER!

Brickell4Life
27 days ago

Swire was very successful with the BCC – it should replicate this concept around the main Brickell Metro and Underline, clearly within its natural zone of expansion where there is plenty of room to grow and profit bigly.

Anonymous
28 days ago

It’s too far to walk here for everyday day living too. It’s perfect for retired or vacation rentals, not super talls. Too congested small island for that.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Fisher Island is full of condo buildings, and they don’t seem to have trouble, even without vehicular access.

Urbanisto
28 days ago

Urbanist, if the city keeps allowing luxury dense developments along the waterfront, far away from metros people will not choose to enjoy it by foot. They will drive and cause more traffic. Incentivize luxury high end development around the Metros, and redistrict the DDA – current zone is poorly conceived to achieve the overall mission.

Bruno
27 days ago

“Overall mission” if who?

Urbanisto
26 days ago

The State legislatures mission who created it to prevent blight, and the “Miami” DDA mission on its website “Living in Downtown Miami“ – it’s very misdesceiprive to say it helps people live in downtown Miami when it’s only advocating for people to move to certain parts of Downtown Miami areas where it can collect money. It should expand its reach or stop using such misleading marketing.

Anonymous
26 days ago

agree

New Options in Brickell
28 days ago

I hear you! I recommend moving just west of the Underline in new developing Brickell. I moved there from Miami Ave and love it.

It’s much quieter part of Brickell, but still busy with attractive people walking around. Feels totally safeZ There’s never any traffic! All the streets don’t go through east or west so they all feel like private VIP culdesacs, yet within less than 5 minutes you’re in the prime hub of Brickell, and a short nice walk!

Highly recommend moving just west of the Underline for anyone who wants to be in Brickell without the traffic.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Hello again, Mr. West Brickell.

New Brickell
28 days ago

That’s Mr. Brickell, to you.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Fess up. Your landlord jacked up your rent 40%, so you HAD to move and pretend to like being away from the bay and being near I95.

Anonymous
27 days ago

You: People must live directly on (or practically in) the water in a condo to pay a premium.

Everyone Else: Paying more to be by Underline and I95 with newer amenities and less traffic, views of the Ocean and Bay, walking to restaurants on the Bay and River, and going boating or driving to the beach on the weekends.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Everyone Else—yeah that’s why waterfront costs MORE! FACT!
The Market: Pays higher prices for waterfront. Pays lower prices for being next to a Burger King and a bike path
You: but,but,but….

FL Real Estate Pro
26 days ago

Realtors are always pushing this “water” adage because it’s an easy sell, but if you do your due diligence you’ll find it’s more complex. It depends, how old is the building? What is the square footage? Layout? Direct views or side views? Does it have impact glass? HOA costs because of insurance and major repairs being worn out quicker on the water? Are you comparing to an inland suburb or a building a few blocks away in the hub of Brickell by the Underline that has water views and it’s own inherent value being walkable?

It’s not so simplistic. People can buy a luxury waterfront condo on the water in Sarasota or West Palm Beach, but they move to Brickell to have a walkable city life convenient to work or social activities. There are many factors that influence a real estate purchasing decision in Brickell.

To Anonymous
27 days ago

You: People must live directly on (or practically in) the water in a condo to pay a premium.

Everyone Else: Paying more to be by Underline and I95 with newer amenities and less traffic, views of the Ocean and Bay, walking to restaurants on the Bay and River, and going boating or driving to the beach on the weekends.

Bruno
27 days ago

West Brickell is a great option. Much more affordable than those apartments where the sun rises over the bay and dolphins swim by.

Brickell Dolphins Fan
27 days ago

I agree. Both are nice areas to invest in. Who doesn’t want to see dolphins and sunrises? They’re so common in this beautiful state. I’ve seen properties in Brickell along the western front of the Underline valued similarly though. The mainland part of Brickell inherently has more room to grow and gorgeous ocean, bay, river and city views.

Brenda
27 days ago

Claughton Island is a great option if you want to be an arms throw away from the action in Brickell. Lots of affordable properties compared to the Brickell hub around the Underline where there’s a plethora of dining and shopping and phenomenal sunsets.

Checo
26 days ago

Is the “pedestrian glitch” that goes off the diagonal crosswalks that people are still getting used to? I walked by today, and no one was using the diagonals which made it difficult to explain to my Chicago friend.

anonymous
28 days ago

There is no “solution” except for less cars.

Only Real Solution.
28 days ago

Only solution quit building up super dense along the bay and utilize land around existing metro stops and highways, where people can walk everywhere and cause less traffic by having easy access to I95x

Ana
28 days ago

@Only Real Solution…
You mean like around the river and little Havana?!?! that would make way too much sense and would create a missing middle that isn’t nice enough for rich people but is close enough to brickell for the middle class. How dare you suggest something that creates a solution.

@Ana
28 days ago

There could be mixed use developments of middle class and luxury along side together like in NYC. Middle class and wealthy Miami don’t need to be broken apart by arrea. This would help the middle class by bringing more jobs and nicer infrastructure and public space and relieve traffic.

Ana
28 days ago

You sound like a college idealist without direction. Middle class can not live next to Upper class in downtown waterfront areas without massive government regulation based on zoning, height, construction costs, and sight lines. Open markets simply don’t allow it at this point. You’re living in a make believe utopia where all market rate units are somehow next to each other and do not compete with one another, and people just respect the middle class housing based on egalitarian pride. BTW just look at East Little Havana side of I-95 compared to Brickell and tell me how mixed things are… They are not mixed at all. If you’re lucky and get ahead of the population curve you might be able to have middle class and working class next to each other in Little Havana, but if you wait too long construction costs become astronomical and make everything higher end. Then you’re back to complaining about “gentrification”. The lack of fourth dimensional foresight about supply while simultaneously trying to increase “public spaces” and “make things “more walkable” is joke. Bike paths and neighborhood cohesion don’t create more bedrooms for people to live in. Vancouverizing a city is worse than organic chaotic growth for inequality.

Hola Miami
28 days ago

If we don’t put super talls on the water then everyone will have waterviews – stagger the city up to the center and west rather than backwards as developers are being allowed to do. Every Avenue will have valuable water views without as much traffic and nicer skyline.

Anonymous
28 days ago

You be the first then, and ditch whatever rustbucket Kia you probably drive.

Bruno
27 days ago

What’s the problem again?

Original
28 days ago

It always amuses me how some people react and use words like “sad, problem, exacerbate, and disaster” when they don’t understand the workings of capitalism. The article stated – “According to the 2021 annual report of Swire Properties, the company owns 100% of the vacant property at the south end of Brickell Key, which it said was being held for development or sale.” I’m sure these people understand what infrastructure means because they’ve been in the business of development for a long time. The cost of this property is undoubtedly in the millions of dollars. I can’t buy it and I think it’s safe to assume you can’t either. You wrote “The green space at the end of the key is a great place to rest and relax.” I mean, you can look at it in that respect, but, you’re ignoring the big picture, and that is, that piece of property is owned by a private entity. Capitalism gives us the right to make money off of what we own and our “feelings” are really not tangible.

Brickell Real Estate Pro
28 days ago

Capitalism doest not just give anyone the right to build whatever and wherever. It’s about property rights, and those rights are restricted to common zoning and aesthetic to make a city cohesive and keep quality of life. Look at any major or historical city, they all have guidelines to keep capitalistic interests in check and to maintain quality of life.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yeah, but it’s Miami. We destroyed most our heritage for parking lots and Arquitectonica condos which are built with a zoning waiver given out like candy.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I understand the workings of capitalism – however ideally any addition to the neighborhood would be built with an understanding of what the area can support from an infrastructure standpoint. I’m sorry I used big words – I’ll keep it simpler next time. While I support Swire being able to make money the knock-on effects of these buildings also can’t be ignored considering that they will only be made worse (this is what exacerbate means).

From the feedback above, the consensus is that the intersection at 8th and Brickell Ave is already woefully timed and that this will cause longer lines of cars and more delays.

I’m sorry that we feel that making more money is the most important goal (and the only goal) of capitalism but the developer really should propose infrastructure improvements to the area if they want to get the maximum benefit out of this new development.

Original
28 days ago

“Exacerbate” also is a term or word that can be used to exaggerate your opinion. The words you used are elementary at best. Everything you’re writing is only a made up “scary scenario” that you want others to envision which is honestly written more times for a comment that you or I can count and its been exhaustively used.

I’m sorry that “we” feel that making more money is the most important goal (and the only goal) of capitalism.”

Let me say this:

1. Capitalism was invented and has been around before YOU and I were born.

2. Developers develop, the city, county, and state does infrastructure and improvement.

I wrote – “I’m sure these people understand what infrastructure means because they’ve been in the business of development for a long time.” Which means, obviously the developer(s) and the city government will collaborate on what to do about infrastructure as far as that’s concerned.

“I understand the workings of capitalism”

Then you also understand that Brickell Key already has towers on it and that was decided a long time ago and its only getting two additional towers and the owner of that land decided what he wants build there.

Bruno
27 days ago

Look up how property taxes are paid on that land now.
Then, consider how many families will live in a 1,049 ft building.
Then, consider how each condo will be valued, and how much in property tax will be paid EVERY YEAR from utilizing that land for its highest and best use.

True
27 days ago

⬆️ A tax exclusively for the DDA that doesn’t get allocated evenly throughout Downtown.

True
27 days ago

Maybe if the DDA expanded its zone to Jose Martin Park then it could use the extra tax money, referenced above, from this project and develop a really nice spacious park along the water with more recreation than current park on Brickell Key, and revitalize under utilized land and tax base.

Being Real With Downtown Miami
26 days ago

Any prospective tax collected at this location, with highly limited contribution added to downtown, is minuscule compared to the huge expense it adds to Miami.

“Miami drivers spent 105 hours in traffic in 2022.” “These delays are estimated to cost Miami drivers more than $1,770 each, and the city as a whole $5.5 billion, the analysis of traffic and economic data found.”

If instead super talls are developed around the metro stops, including in Brickell just west of them, they will still produce tax revenue for the city of Miami, AND have an abundant valuable water views, AND help alleviate the big traffic problem and expense traffic has on everyone.

https://www.axios.com/local/miami/2023/01/11/miami-traffic-congestion-2022

360 Miami
27 days ago

Sounds like gambling on the assumption that a location will maintain such value if it’s stripped of its natural beauty.

Also keep in mind this is a high risk hurricane area and supertalls are experimental here in and will need proper infrastructure for safety.

We also know the the Army Core of Engineers is planning a major redevelopment of infrastructure along the bay and mouth of the river, including sometime of levy system.

There’s more ripe locations in Brickell to place your chips right now, Miami.

Dear Swire
28 days ago

Dear Swire, donate this land to the City and take a tax write off. Build around the metros where people can walk.

What the?...
28 days ago

Haha.. donate some land that’s worth millions of dollars to the city?

Yeah man, that’s really some brilliant advice of yours.

RnO
28 days ago

I don’t think adding park QUANTITY will create QUALITY. Jose Marti “Park” has over 9-acres but Brickell residents seldom use it because it is not a park, it is a 9-acre homeless shelter. The City should first take better care of existing parks before creating new “park” space that only attracts homelessness and thus fail to deliver on their purpose.

Compromise is Key
27 days ago

I think people would be more comfortable giving up this Claughton Island park, if the City actually turns Jose Martí Park into something equal if not greater—along the water with a beautiful Underdeck, remove the lots, garbage, and rusted fencing.

I can't believe...
27 days ago

Right now, Brickellites (or some south Miami residents) can take the Metromover and get to any park that’s within a five mile radius. Why try and pamper these people more by burdening the taxpayers with another “park” to care for? For instance, who do these people who’re always clamoring for more parks think pay taxes on the massive “Everglades National Park” right now? Here’s something else I would like to point out… I don’t see any Brickell Key resident on this site whining about what Swire wants to do with that piece of property some think they should just, GIVE up!

Please, give me a break.

Anon
28 days ago

Thanks for explaining capitalism. Now do “Urban Planning”

Brickell Key Resident
28 days ago

Is this a good time to discuss how the Komodo valet “exacerbates” traffic? The infrastructure seems sufficient; the problems arise through inefficiencies such as said valet and constant bridge openings in Brickell Ave.

Juan
27 days ago

Build a bike garage, it will incentivize e-bike commuting instead of clogging the road with cars

Resident / Developer Compromise
27 days ago

A solution for Miami and Swire:

Add a super tall non-residential monument/lighthouse and charge visitors to go up, then it can still be a park with something extra that doesn’t add traffic.

Short sighted and not feeling it
28 days ago

At face value I get it. They own the land 100% and always noted it was just temporary.. plus its a great spot for a building with amazing views but I think it’s short sighted. I give credit to Swire for thinking big picture usually but this one seems off, the community value of a park like that I think adds a ton of value to the rest of the key’s residents, employees, and even the general Brickell community that stops by. I would start with some of the older, smaller buildings on the key if looking to build new but even then a supertall just feels like it would overwhelm the infrastructure of the key which already can be rough. Greenspaces add value to adjacent properties in this kind of dense area, NYC has been proof of that for years.

Drac
28 days ago

Remember that when you’re looking to purchase an SUV next time.

Terry
27 days ago

BUT as said It’s private property! It belongs to SWIRE. They are business people. The rest of the island is already sold. They are all individually owned condos. That land , based on other recent nearby land sales …like behind the church …. Could have a value of perhaps $500M. It’s incredible unobstructed waterfront land. YES. The city should BUY it & keep it as a park. The same for the FORTUNE property on Brickell & 13th street. That could be the CENTRAL PARK of Brickell. The city is collecting so much added revenue in real estate taxes ….tens / hundreds of millions of dollars from all the new condo towers being built.

***Important Legal Analysis***
27 days ago

Legal analysis:

If Swire built a park on this lot, it may have abandoned any rights to go tall by nature of its affirmative steps, or by adverse possession of allowing it to be used as a park.

MM305
27 days ago

WRONG! Go back to Law School. It’s not adverse possession; you have licensed people to use it as a park, the people there are licensees and that includes any state entity. A license like that is an at-will agreement and it can be revoked at-will and you can not claim adverse possession when providing a license to the public by providing a public/common space that is privately owned.

Future Lawyer
27 days ago

Back to law school? A super tall in this location seems like it would not conform to the common development scheme. I’d think there would be some type of easement attached for such a critical point of an island being used as a park for so long…

Bruno
27 days ago

Nope.

MM305
24 days ago

Not conforming to the ‘common development scheme’ isn’t the same as adverse possession. One issue is zoning the other is ownership rights. BTW “common development scheme” is not a legal term. GO BACK TO LAWSCHOOL @future lawyer, and please don’t represent me in court. You can hate and downvote my comment all you want, it’s not going to change the law. Look it up.; adverse possession in the state of Florida takes seven years of factual possession of the land, color of title (look up what that means), affirmative steps, not being licensed for public use, and a single entity has to make the claim of adverse possession – it must be exclusive. This property has none of those elements! I am a lawyer that handles stuff like this, you can look it up on google.

Dear Terry
27 days ago

I wanted to save it through a city buy out, until you said it would cost 500 million!

That’s crazy, considering this is based on a valuation of air rights that could be restricted if not already.

The City should just let it sit vacant as it has been, and it’ll continue to be used as a park. Jose Martí Park could be the riverfront Marina Brickell park on acres of City-owned waterfront and connected to the Underline. Taxes will be collected here with all the new luxury development along the river.

Bruno
27 days ago

#1. It’s a big enough to handle another 500 units.
#2. Swire has been an amazing and responsible developer. and they will maintain a public baywalk around the island per the masterplan.
#3. This is why few developers offer up their land for temporary parks. Rather than the community responding with, “Thank you! That really was a nice gift that you provided for these years” Loud people respond with “Gimme, gimme, gimme!”

Air Rights Are Gifts
27 days ago

A gift would be the one Swire gets if the City allows a super tall here. If Swire bought the entire island in the 70s, I think it has profited a lot to date. Hearing someone boast about the tax base sound like “gimme, gimme, gimme,” without a plan to replace the large waterfront park. It was not apparently “private” to the people who bought in Brickell in the last decade.

MM305
24 days ago

@Bruno youre correct on all three points and Air-Rights Gift is a clown. However the current zoning for that property is T6-36a-O. So they would need some special variance to build it ‘Super Tall’. It wouldn’t be a gift by any means though, as a variance of that nature would likely come with significant eminent domain trade-offs, public infrastructure commitments, and workforce housing.

Miami4Life
28 days ago

don’t support this at all. that park is great and is a nice spot to relax. love the interest in more supertalls but not here

Urbanist
28 days ago

Then don’t move there.

Miami4Life
28 days ago

its not about living there, it was nice living in brickell and being able to walk over to the key and relax in that park

Brickell Real Estate Pro
28 days ago

People don’t want to live in Brickell Key / Claughton Island. They want to go there for recreation and live where it’s more walkable in the center of Brickell.

Anonymous
28 days ago

People don’t want to live in Brickell Key, which is why it’s so expensive. 😜

Anon
28 days ago

It’s not expensive. A lot of the buildings on Claughton Island have structural and lending issues. Looked into it but was too risky. It’s too hard to maintain structure and condo on such a small island in dense part of the city. Low zone the rest of development if any or replace existing old buildings.

Anonymous
28 days ago

“It’s not expensive.” I’ll remember that next time somebody complains about not being able to afford million-dollar views on a Hialeah budget.

Anonymous
27 days ago

structural and lending issues….describes over half the oceanfront buildings in South Florida….yet sales and prices are still going through the roof while inland areas are already cooling off drastically. It’s expensive to you if you need a loan to buy.

Bruno
27 days ago

???
You mean…no body goes to Brickell Key anymore because it’s too crowded??

Hilarious!
28 days ago

Virginia Key Beach, Crandon Park, nahh.. forget those places which have a lot more acres to frolic in… I wanna go to that tiny park in Brickell Key!!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

The south point of Claughton Island is a walkable waterfront city park to hundreds of thousands of urban living people in Brickell who need pedestrian access to the natural landscape. Those preserves you mentioned, require a car no?

RnO
28 days ago

Simpson Park, Alice Wainwright Park, Jose Marti Park, Bayfront Park, Lummus Park. There are plenty of PUBLIC “parks” that no one visits because the City is responsible and fails to maintain them/provide security. Instead, people flock to PRIVATELY-maintained land to use as a park and then complain once the owner decides to develop it after 20+ years of making it available/maintaining it for the public, at no cost to taxpayers.

UrBanshee
27 days ago

Those other parks lack security and infrastructure partly because they don’t have a local CRA for support. They really do rely on the City which is doing a poor or inadequate job. This is evidence that DDA zoning in Brickell needs to be extended or a new CRA developed to cover these parks. If not, the City needs to step it up here…

Bruno
27 days ago

DDA has nothing to do with zoning.

UrBanshee
27 days ago

I understand there is a separate agency for zoning. I meant the zone where a separate tax can be collected by the DDA and allocated back specifically to improving that area.

This could help fund a spacious modern and design-forward recreation underdeck and waterfront park at Jose Martí Park, benefiting residents of Brickell, downtown and neighboring areas, create more robust landscape and help spawn more housing and economic activity in downtown Miami.

Drac
27 days ago

Don’t forget the “Miami Circle Park” that a lot of people are scared of going to because people started complaining about the dog poo there they were stepping in.

anonlatino
25 days ago

nobody in miami calls it claughton islans

Don Chula
28 days ago

bye to the beautiful park

Alana
28 days ago

If it’s going to be super tall, I think the city should incentivize that it be partially affordable housing as it’s close to downtown Brickell.

Not Anonymous
28 days ago

Brickell may be running out of lots for supertalls, but I think that Brickell key might not be the best place for one. The island is full as it is, and with one look at the park or lack of parking, you can see that the island wouldn’t be able to support a supertall. Love to see more interest in the city though!

Urbanist
28 days ago

The island is not full. Anybody who purchased on that island saw there was open land that would eventually be developed, and the office towers would also eventually be developed.

News for everyone: any building in Brickell that is not already 30+ floors will be developed into a super-tall. The Truist and Bank of America buildings wont be standing for long.

Urbanist 2
28 days ago

The Island IS Full already URBANIST, it’s not meant to be an urban part of Miami. It’s like Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, great for people who want to be outside of the mix, but not meant to be a dense business/residential hub. Nobody could ever have imagined that. Theres a small bridge and no metro here, and all the condos are spaced FAR apart.

Urbanist 3
28 days ago

You may want to tell that to the developer who developed the entire island with high rises. You’re a little late to want no development there, sweetie

Anonymous
28 days ago

Developers should buy the Burger King Wendy’s and gas station on 8th street and build super talls there, if we the people and our government reject developers from building on the bay and this island, I bet developers will build super talls in more desirable and useful locations like along 8th Streetz

Anonymous
28 days ago

It’s never too late, sweetie. Block it, Miami.

Anonymous
28 days ago

The Bank of America Building is 34 floors. Learn to count. If anything, the parking garage facing the bay should be redeveloped.

Urbanking
26 days ago

Brickell is not running out of spots for supertalls. There is plenty of land around the Underline and the city is already showing compromise on its zoning between SW 1st and SW 2nd with One Southside Park and NEW River District and all along 8th Street, prime real estate and ideal for more super talls.

Anon
28 days ago

Isn’t getting on and off the island already an issue for current residents? Maybe fix that first…?

anonymous
28 days ago

Yes, build bike lanes on the bridge

Urbanist
28 days ago

Cars on the bridge need less space. Pedestrians and bikes need more space.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Extend Metromover to Brickell Key, because everybody knows they would use it and will solve the city’s traffic nightmares.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami politicians facilitate problems, and then break promises on how to fix them. Stop this before it becomes a problem.

Bruno
27 days ago

They aren’t trapped now if that’s what you mean.
It is slightly slower to get a car off Fisher Island, but people who buy in either place know what they are getting into.

Dear Bruno
27 days ago

⬆️ “Know what they are getting into,” or do they? Many people are moving here for the first time and have never experienced a major hurricane head on.

I think the leaders of Miami have an obligation to warn people or make it safe before over densifying an area just for DDA tax prospects. There’s other areas that the DDA can tap into.

Brickell Stakeholder
28 days ago

Claughton Island (aka “Brickell Key”) doesn’t feel like the rest of dense urban Brickell. It should be it’s own separate zone, not in Brickell. It’s a very natural escape from the City in Brickell ( like Roosevelt Island off Manhattan.)

The traffic is already so bad coming in and out of this small bridge. Miami should NOT allow and denser development on Claughton Island.

Focus on building up around the Underline where people walk more regularly, and has lots of access points into Brickell.

No more cars
28 days ago

If the traffic is so bad coming on and off the islands we should make it more difficult for cars to access the island – that is the only way to improve the traffic.

We can’t widen the roads.

Possible options: a toll, speed bumps, higher parking fees on the island, or banning cars on the bridge. No cars = no traffic!

Anonymous
28 days ago

^^traffic is bad, so your solution is to make traffic worse. ay caramba!

Residents First, Developers Second
28 days ago

Yes ban cars on the island. Make it pedestrian only. It’s not designed to be an urban island. Just leave it and build around the Metro tall enough to have city and ocean views.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Residents want cars banned from their island? Where’s your proof? Yeah thought so…..

Bruno
27 days ago

In fact, it WAS designed for people with cars.

Read.

Bruno
27 days ago

I get it…you don’t like cars.

Good luck with the silliest crusade I’ve ever witnessed.

You make Don Quixote’s battle against windmills seem sensible.

What’s that Smell?
27 days ago

Claughton Island / Brickell Key was not designed for a supertall with cars. It was originally designed for mansions. Look at the photos in the historical link above. Go up north in Florida and you will see islands like this, I’ve been on many and they were NOT designed for high rises let alone a super tall!

MM305
24 days ago

The senseless about deleting cars from existence is a clear vocal minority of people who populate this board with frequency. I agree that sometimes cars need to be less emphasized, but Bruno, you’re right it’s a crusade for these people no endgame other than a power grab. We are not NYC and this is not the youtube channel “Not Just Bikes”.

Anonymous
28 days ago

They should buy out the owners of our local favela, aka the Four Ambassadors, and put these towers there instead.

Urbanist
28 days ago

They already own the land. Only in Miami do people yell at someone else to go buy more land and try to control them over what they can do. So many NIMBYs

Miami Winning
28 days ago

So swap the land to the city. It’s clearly not worth more than a park if it can’t be built on!

Urbanista
27 days ago

Clearly you’ve never lived anywhere else, most places have more unified planning and resident concessions for quality of life. Miami could do better.

Melo, the true giga chad
28 days ago

I’m very sad that we are losing that beautiful park that I have never visited and probably never will 🙁

Melo is sigma and Chad
28 days ago

Why get rid of the park when they can redevelop one of the low rise office buildings on brickell key

For the Love of Brickell
28 days ago

Stop building along the bay and build up closer to I95. Keep the waterfronts public – they are high risk flood zones anyway.

ANON
28 days ago

You can build supertalls all along the bay and the waterfront would continue to be public.

Anonymous
28 days ago

So is the beach, much that doesn’t stop billionaires from building mansions and condo towers while saber ratting about climate change and sea level rise.

Miami4Life
28 days ago

theyre in the process of recladding the Courvoisier buildings so doubt that could or would happen

Anonymous
28 days ago

Flattening the beautiful stepped roofs and covering the recessed window grid with glass. Sad… I always liked those buildings. How is it even an improvement?

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Why take away my personal safe space?”

Wolfgang731
28 days ago

A preposterous notion! Two buildings of that size would completely overwhelm that site and that tiny island. Greed and overdevelopment will, ultimately, destroy the city of Miami and environs.

For the Love of Brickell
28 days ago

Exactly! Build supertalls around the Underline and west of it in Brickell!!! Not on this remote island where traffic is bad and people need some green space. That’s what Makes Brickell special, having this quiet island to walk to outside of the denser Brickell.

Urbanist
28 days ago

LOL. That entire island is man-made and filled with towers already. It is the perfect place to build a super-tall.

Take your NIMBY attitude to the everglades and help preserve the sensitive wetlands from future development.

Anon
28 days ago

Most everyone on this site is a YIMBY.

Urbanist 2.0
28 days ago

Cities don’t put super talls on the border of their cities. They put them in the center, as central focal points. Leave the island alone, it’s built enough – it’s not nimby. I have lived in the densercities my entire life and know where things go wrong and right. There’s too much focus on supertalls on the bay, when they should be central, for traffic flow and overall quality of life.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Last time I checked, Greater Downtown Miami is on the central, eastern-most border of the city’s boundaries.

History Nerd
28 days ago

The mouth of Miami river is the center of the city. All the tallest buildings are centered around it. Bottom line is that the mouths of rivers have always been the city centers since the Egyptians and the Nile. You are correct! history agrees

Urbanista
27 days ago

It’s the eastern border of the city – there should be nicer lux super talls near the river and I95 at the center of the city.

Anonymous
26 days ago

You know why they’re not there? Because lux buyers want to be on the Bay, not the river or worse yet I95. What some wannabe urban planner wants is of no value to developers.

For the Love of Brickell
26 days ago

It’s actually because we need to reexamine and step up our urban planning, and create beautiful inland areas like luxurious Coral Gables, here in Brickell and Downtown. Look at the image of Singapore’s first supertall and it’s not along Singapore’s beautiful waterfront.

You know why? Everywhere is waterfront in a supertall but it’s more crucial to have proper access and infrastructure for such density.

If we want the city to become denser, we can’t be so dense with our limited perspectives.

Anonymous
28 days ago

First, learn what NIMBY means as no objection was raised to the proposal impacting the commenter’s property or quality of life. Secondly, the reference was about scale and elevation not the natural environment vs. built environment. The current tallest structure on Brickell Key is less that 500 ft in height and they’re discussing a building that’s more than double that.

Anonymous
28 days ago

The correct term is CAVES.

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Greed, overdevelopment, destroy!”

I just love it when people use scary words. Please write and post more of them.

All of us
28 days ago

We missed you! Hope your holidays were great and thanks for everything TNM!

Anonymous
28 days ago

TMN posters: “Build a continuous row of high-rises along the bay from Coconut Grove to Miami Shores, never mind zoning, historic neighborhoods, and inadequate infrastructure!”
Also TMN posters: “Nooooo! You can’t replace MY park surrounded by high-rises with a supertall!”

Philosophy of TNM posts
28 days ago

You’re illustrating the developer versus owners/ residence dichotomy, which is so apparent by these posts, and then the politicians stuck in the middle needing to please people for votes but drawn to developers for money and infrastructure.

Go Miami
28 days ago

Wow awesome! Looking forward to more news on this one. Our skyline is exploding from Brickell to Edgewater!

Rethink Miami Skyline
28 days ago

The skyline isn’t only what we see from the Bay and in photographs, it’s what travelers see entering Miami and the airport and I95. Develop an impressively beautiful skyline along all sides of Miami, OR ELSE we will simply end up with a facade skyline without much substance or depth…

Anon
28 days ago

I agree 100%. Some of the neighborhoods I mentioned go inland and as we’ve seen with recent proposals, the skyline is quickly filling in westward.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Do you even think? Sure… build skyscrapers right next to an airport for the “experience…”

Rethink Miami Skyline
28 days ago

No that was a typo. I didn’t mean to build up next to the airport… I mean along I95 and the Riverfront in Brickell and Downtown. What I meant was people coming into the city from the north, like Palm Beach And Ft Lauderdale, or from the west, including the airport, drive in and see a so/so skyline of concrete infill when we should make the Miami skyline magnificent 360 all around and not just from the bay.

Magazine
28 days ago

I am 100% pro-development of Brickell / Downtown, etc. but this is just silly. The Brickell Bay Drive / Brickell Avenue / 8th Street intersection is a disgrace, and you will have 830 Brickell and the Ross / Swire 80 story office tower at that intersection as well.

No more cars
28 days ago

So you’re not 100% pro-development?

Just 70%?

Bruno
27 days ago

Disgrace?
The progress is amazing!
Brickell gets better day by day, decade by decade!

Magazine Cover
27 days ago

Maybe it’s time to rethink what you or your colleagues define as progress?

Anon
27 days ago

When I moved to Brickell Key 21 years ago, the northwest corner of the island (where The Courts, Carbonell and Asia now stand) was also a “park.” We always knew Swire’s undeveloped land on Brickell Key would eventually be developed. We’ve just been lucky multiple circumstances have led to the SE corner land remaining undeveloped for so long. (And seriously, I would probably still bet it’s at least another 10 years from now until any ground breaking occurs … though they did get rid of the playground and apparently, the Mandarin hotel is moving from their building in a couple of years.) Anyway, development of the land is inevitable. What can be controlled now somewhat, is the size of the proposed final project. Meaning: the FAA and the city don’t have to give Swire EVERYTHING they might be currently asking for. (Including … possibly the right to tear down the existing Mandarin building to build something much bigger on THAT site?) Anyway, Swire’s probably asking for more than what the land is currently zoned for … which is likely already a pretty big project. So … we’ll see I guess. But … (silver lining I guess) any zoning negotiations will actually help pad the time between now and ground breaking on the site … assuming the FAA and the city don’t just immediately roll over for Swire.

Brickell Resident
27 days ago

Don’t tear down anything historical like the hotel, huge set backs and parks, and NO supertall, 10-14 floors maximum. If it’s going to be developed it needs the in unification with existing space and amenities all of Brickell have been using and rely on and not congest traffic and require more roadways.

Anonymous
27 days ago

That hotel is hardly historical.

???
28 days ago

The locals are not going to let that happen!

Florie Friedman
27 days ago

This is sad news , not enough green space downtown as it is.

SOSuarez
27 days ago

Downtown and Brickell need more green space and manicured, secure open air space. We don’t care if it’s in the DDA zone or whatever career bureaucrats call it, Miami government and Mayor Suarez should step in and help. Jose Martí Park has the space and location, we just need the support to renovate and maintain it please. Thanks!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Guys, don’t waste your time on this. This is not happening

Mmmm
28 days ago

The hotel is closing at the end of the year

The Brickell Key Hotelier
27 days ago

Your news is false, Mmmm. 2024 and no sooner!

So sad
27 days ago

It has the best restaurant in all of Brickell.

Anonymous
24 days ago

The island is overdeveloped already. Keep the open green space. Vote No!

Kas
28 days ago

Could demo the hotel for additional mixed use…

Anonymous
28 days ago

huh? That’s a 5 star hotel–Miami’s only one

Harrison B
28 days ago

They should add a portion of reclaimed land to the edge of the island for a public park to replace the one they are demolishing. I am all for building up urban areas but it would be great to expand the key to keep the pedestrian access open.

Also sounds like they need to reconfigure the lights and the roadways but that can be done.

Hilarious!
28 days ago

Funny how people don’t really giveashit about something until this site mentions it.

Omerta
28 days ago

Let’s keep building.

One more lane bro
28 days ago

Very funny to see all the build it now freaks suddenly complaining about a couple more towers in the absolute center of a pile of dozens of towers. Too much traffic getting on and off the island? Good you deserve it for driving your stupid car on an island with one vehicular access point into a traffic-clogged financial district. This is what you people wanted now quit whining, or get on a bike. Most of you probably need some physical activity.

Bye Girl
28 days ago

Alondra ^

Anonymous
28 days ago

These “freaks” are your customers, developer. We buy the buildings you build and support your ideas (a lot of the time). You should listen to us to ensure you keep building more desirable projects and people want to stay.

One more lane bro
27 days ago

Extremely bizarre comment, what about what I said reads “developer” to you? I want speculators and libertarian YIMBY freaks run out of town, I don’t want any supertalls with gigantic parking garages anywhere and I want personal cars banned from most areas of the city.

Vincent
28 days ago

Brickell winning! A supertall at the southern tip of Brickell Key would be absolutely stunning.

Anonymous
28 days ago

This isn’t in Brickell. It’s on Claughton Island.

Anonymous
28 days ago

…but let me guess, East Little Havana and Shenandoah are “West Brickell” because some real estate agent full of it said so.

Anonymous
28 days ago

East Little Havana/River side would be ripe for an upzoning to relieve some of this ultra wealth development in Brickell

Anonymous
26 days ago

The residents of East Little Havana will be glad to help relieve Brickellites of their wealth.

SoFl Native
26 days ago

It’s actually called Burlingame Island if you check out the map linked to this article. It’s a nice spot for coastal living near the dense Brickell city core.

Anonymous
28 days ago

They’ll need to expand the causeway to accommodate the extra hundreds of cars flooding in and out of Brickell

Anonymous
28 days ago

Or extend MetroMover onto the island.

Smart Brickell
28 days ago

No Metromover! Build up Super talls next to the Metromover. Don’t make taxpayers waste money to build metros to new areas not even developed. There’s so much land around existing metro movers that can have luxury super talls!

Most people don’t care if it’s directly on the water, theres waterfront everyone. Condo living is not about waterfront it’s about convenience and being close to the Metromover (many already in place and underdeveloped around then.)

ANON
28 days ago

Buyers absolutely care about being in front of the water, and that is visible by the prices those apartments go for.

Urbanist 2.0
28 days ago

The most expensive properties in Manhattan are along Central Park. So many developers and Miami politicians have absolute ZERO vision and are lazy. Make areas high value, and the water won’t be the only focal point. The waterfront condos will LOOSE value and all around them if you keep making it super dense and blocking everyone’s views and access to waterfront parks.

Anonymous
28 days ago

^^Maihattan ain’t Miami, honey

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami could be a better version of Manhattan though, if we protect Miami from shortsighted planning and useless development.

History Nerd
28 days ago

Wow, so underwhelmed here with the NYC Miami comparison. They are very different. NYC was originally founded in the 1600’s and the ports were filled with dirty freight and coal smoke through the 1900’s till deep water ports were created off Manhattan isle. So the waterfront was a dirty nasty spot in NYC till recently, and the Hudson is foul water. Gowanus canal is a cesspool still, the water is still putrid all over NYC. So parks were the only real refuge. Now the best buildings in Manhattan are so tall they have water views even if they are on Central Park. Too different in terms of time and scope to be compared.

History Buff
27 days ago

Read the history of Claughton Island above. It was a waste dump that the Brickells didn’t even want there. The expensive real estate around the park do not have water views. You’re talking about the .5 percent stick towers but I’m referring to the low rises around the park like the Dakota, with no water views. In NYC proximity to a metro stop adds value, and we will see that in Miami eventually too as traffic rises.

Some units on the “waterfront” look at another building and not even the water. There are units more inland around the underline that have better waterfront views than these blocked units on the bay. Build upward to the city of the city around the Underline to give a staggered skyline maximizing views from all angles.

History Buff
27 days ago

It wasn’t a waste dump it was the sediment from the drudged Miami River. The waterfront is the premier area of Miami, the Mouth of the river always has been. NYC developed so differently than Miami that the comparison is a joke. But just for fun, I would compare it more to Battery Park, not anything near central park. Just pointing out that Brickell Key was fallow for decades isn’t an argument in your favor. Battery Park has similarities in that it was a man-made extension of Manhattan. Oh and the real estate there is very valuable, similar to Brickell Key, but its not the most valuable in the city. STOP THE NYC comparison for the sake of sanity.

Former New Yorker
27 days ago

I see your comparison to Battery Park since Claughton Island is so close to the financial district. But I think Brickell Bay Drive reminds me more of Battery Park. Claughton Island is more like Roosevelt Island than Battery Park, since it’s not attached to the main land, and has that quiet removed from the city environment. Also, like Roosevelt Island, it can only support so much traffic in and out at a time.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Agree to disagree. Battery park isn’t really connected either since it has the westside highway separating it from the rest of the island. Roosevelt island doesn’t have as much going on as Brickell Key and it was a natural island, not a man-made one, which is why it has that sliver shape to it.

Magazine Cover
27 days ago

Tell that to all the expensive property right here on Miracle Mile. Have you seen it recently? Coral Gables is doing the best in Miami in my opinion. I don’t think waterfront mattered to the people who bought here on non-waterfront prime real estate in Miami.

Point: Value can be added to an area by how it’s planned and maintained.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Lololol…upscale buyers caring about Metromover and not waterfront..tell us you’re not in the real estate business without telling us you’re not in the real estate business

Urbanist 2.0
28 days ago

You don’t know anything about real estate or life in general, if you think waterfront is the ONLY way to add value to a location.

If you think that, you should go live on Alcatraz Island – it’s surrounded by waterfront and lovely neighbors.

Anonymous
28 days ago

The waterfront is THE attraction in Miami honeybun

Miami Today
28 days ago

Waterfront WAS the attraction in Miami the last 50 year… since the zpandemkc, Miamis main attraction has been “the best place to live and work” honey (ie world class city with better QOL and weather than Manhattan, where you can conduct business with New York and around the globe in a more livable place).

Wake up and see the changes in your own city, Miami is more than a waterfront destination now 🏙

Anonymous
27 days ago

^^without the water honey, Miami wouldn’t hardly exist at all. That’s Miami Yesterday, Miami Today, Miami Tomorrow. QOL===water access and views. Not just living like sardines stacked on top of each other.

HippoCrats
27 days ago

If you don’t want to live like sardines why are you advocating for a super tall on a small island with one way in and out, instead of wanting to preserve the open air waterfront space? Honey…

Anonymous
26 days ago

^^if you don’t care to value waterfront living then WTF do you care about living in Miami or Florida in general? Go live in Dallas or Denver.

Believe in Miami
26 days ago

Dallas and Denver don’t have the weather and culture that Miami has, and Miami has so much more to offer being in South Florida and close flight to NYC and many other major destinations.

Anonymous
28 days ago

^^ubranist, which is code for No Clues about How Real Estate Works

MM305
28 days ago

@Anonymous, Don’t worry Urbrainist and Miami Today don’t get it and you do honey bun. Miami has special water views, land constraints, climate and vegetation. People will fight to get access to it and will pay more than the next person to buy it. To act like that’s not a big deal seems hollow. By “life style”, you mean boating, going to the beach, being in a T-shirt in January, seeing palm trees and green everywhere, a fresh scented sea breeze, and the endless WATER (fresh and salt). It’s not just a cultural phenomenon, its a reality. Miami is water rich, we are luckier than others. Water is the most valuable resource on earth. But tell me again how a bike path and a park in Central Miami add value more than a man made island on the mouth of Miami river.

Million Dollar Common Cents
27 days ago

All of Brickell has access to this waterfront, being in a building directly on the bay doesn’t have any additional perks. In fact it actually comes with higher maintenance costs and insurance and inconveniences of regular flooding.

There are views from many units around Brickell and rooftops, and short walks to waterfront parks (if we keep them around).

Anonymous
26 days ago

^^wrong, most waterfront building units have better views and views that cannot be compromised with future development. But keep arguing against market pricing, I need the laughs kids.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Um, I think his point was Brickell Key buyers and Mandarin Oriental guests don’t need or frankly want an extension of the hobomobile.

Anonymous
27 days ago

If Alcatraz were to be turned over to development it would net billions—you just proved your own ignorance

Anonymous
28 days ago

You know zilch about the real estate business

Azarius
28 days ago

Depends on the amount of residents they plan on bringing, there are super tall buildings with less than 100 homes in them

Alcoholiotic
28 days ago

There you go speaking sense Azarius….

Anonymous
28 days ago

And what will happen once they cross the causeway? They’ll still be stuck on 8th st. It’s similar to why highway lane expansions don’t reduce as much traffic as expected. You will still have a bunch of cars traveling to a single point.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Brickell bridge needs to be replaced with a tunnel asap

Name*
28 days ago

Develop more luxury buildings all around the Underline. Metro is central here and key.

MM305
28 days ago

We have been through this 100 times, tunnels are too expensive and structurally prohibitive in South Florida. You don’t have enough space to do it.

anonymous
28 days ago

Do you mean the bridge connecting the key? It needs one car lane in each direction re purposed to bikes.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Traffic is too bad, so make it worse by taking away a lane for exercisers.

Hugor Hill
28 days ago

Would have been a great project two years ago if Swire had their shit together….. let’s see…. lol

Bob
28 days ago

Built it. Stop whining. It’s the nature of cities to have tall buildings. What I would suggest is to only allow one building. It’s a compromise. You will only notice a slight increase in traffic during rush hour. Option 2: Keep the land empty and build in another part of Brickell on some kind of swap.

For Better Development
28 days ago

Change the zoning along the bay to 24 floors. Developers will still build there but they will be incentivized to fill up other areas with denser super talls.

Option Two
28 days ago

Swap, swap, swap! ❤️ 🔄 🏙 🌴