Foundation Work Continues At CitizenM Hotel Site In Brickell, Formerly Perricone’s (Where Trees Have Been Cut Down)

Contractors continue working on the foundation for a 21-story CitizenM Hotel in Brickell.

The tower is being built in an area that has become one of the most pedestrian friendly areas in Miami, South Miami Avenue.

To make way for the new tower, the tree-covered Italian restaurant Perricone’s was demolished earlier this year.  Multiple trees were either cut down or relocated, according to Miami New Times.

CitizenM is building a budget-minded hotel with micro-sized rooms starting at at just 157 square feet.

The 277-foot tower will include 252 lodging units and 4,174 square feet of commercial space at the ground level.

There will be no parking built in the new tower.

Gensler is the architect.

 

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

 

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Anonymous

>The tower is being built in an area that has become one of the most pedestrian friendly areas in Miami

I beg to differ. Between the numerous curb cuts for garage driveways and having to dodge cars on the sidewalks to the loud exhaust fans for said garages the area has a long way to go to being more pedestrian friendly. Don’t forget the wide roads full of cars, narrow sidewalks full of obstructions and the lack of bike lanes.

Anonymous

Right OpaLocka is more “pedestrian friendly” except that there aren’t many pedestrians.
I walk S. Miami about 5 out of 7 days a week. If you cant see the bike lane on Miami Ave, you must be blind.
If you cant navigate “the obstructions”, then you are not as strong as the 1,000’s of pedestrians who do it for 12 hours a day, everyday.

Anonymous

“Don’t forget the wide roads full of cars, narrow sidewalks full of obstructions and the lack of bike lanes.”

Dang, Brickell sure missed out on having you as a resident.

Anonymous

They’ve added a nice bicycle lane onto S Miami Ave

Anonymous

1 whole bike lane?

Anonymous

Corrupt Miami officials will sell their soul to the devil for a few bucks! they cut these beautiful trees for a horrendous 1960’s looking building. Cuban politicians are so corrupt!

Anonymous

a sad reality!!!

Anonymous

Hey Mr Bigotry against Cubans … not all the corrupt politicians are Cubans and no all Cubans are politicians… but you’re a racist bigot and if you’re Hispanic you’re envy of Cubans

Corrupt

Look at Arthur Teele, Spence-Jones and Keon Hardemon. Lots of corrupt politicians of all colors.

Anonymous

I bet you will never there and will allowed to say “Jews corrupt politicians “ or “Muslims corrupt politicians “ or “Gays corrupt politicians “ but Cubans corrupt politicians it’s ok !!!!
Racist and doble standard…. politicians are corrupt no matter who they are ethnically!!!?

Anonymous

What an eyesore in the middle of the Brickell area…

Anonymous

RIP trees, that was such a beautiful nook in brickell, and its replaced by this ugly building???? what happened Gensler?

Anonymous

I visited Miami months after the last hurricane that hit the area and was amazed at all the trees waiting to be removed that had been blown down, crushed, and sat on top of people’s houses, cars, and fences. I’m surprised those trees survived so far

Crying about some trees in Miami is like expecting some fish you like in the ocean to live out all it’s days never to eaten by a bigger fish, shark, or some other prey.

Anonymous

Pedestrian friendly? Hmmm. Walking anywhere in Brickell has become a challenge. With sidewalks barely 3 feet in most places and walkers in competition with scooters and bikes, it’s a super duper obstacle course. Ban scooters from the sidewalks, code sidewalks to be at least 5 feet wide and provide shade trees for pedestrians. Pedestrian friendlier.

Anonymous

calle 8 is becoming more and more pedestrian friendly, we have all kind of businesses at street level, pedestrian crossing lanes, fair amount of foot traffic, I hope for the day of more west expansion of Brickell

Anonymous

What’s wrong with developing Calle 8 and Riverside responsibly with infill, and maybe using air rights from Shenandoah and Riverview as historic districts? We don’t need another West Brickell or Edgewater of giant boxes and parking garages with little regard of existing transit options.

Anonymous

so hopefully the people working at the hotel live in Brickell? Since they won’t have any parking spaces.

Anonymous

Because Brickell doesn’t have any mass transit?

Anonymous

Yeah, you right we can go to the airport or to Dadeland Mall Yey! (sarcasm)

Anonymous

Metrorail goes to Hialeah. And numerous bus routes from Gov’t center (short metromover/rail ride) go County wide.

You clearly don’t use transit.

Anonymous

I don’t use transit. Why would i jump on a bus when they use the same roads as cars?

Anonymous

I am with you. I paid my car off two years ago and my insurance and gas cost me less than what I would pay taking the metro and buses. My commute is about 40 minutes and it would be over an hour if I took public transportation. Forget that, I am sticking to my ride.

Anonymous

That’s just not true.

Anonymous

They can ride one of the many shore-powered scooters to work.

Corrupt City Politicians

What happened to the two Allen Morris Parks?

Anonymous

I’ve heard of small hotel rooms but if 157 sq ft includes the bathroom then there is not much space to move about. Or do “economy” rooms share a communal bathroom or porta potty?lol

Anonymous

I have stayed at micro hotels and it is more than enough space. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the room, then yea you might want to get a bigger room. But if you plan to only go to the room to sleep… it is more than enough space.

Anonymous

Gensler sucks.

Anonymous

That building is horrendous. We are losing Perricone’s to that??? ugh!

Pendejo

Those beautiful trees were cut down and the Amazon is burning! GLOBAL WARMING, WE ALL ARE GOING TO DIE!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHH!

Anonymous

pendejo!

City officials allow trees to be killed

Greed. So sad. City of Miami officials hate trees.

Trees killed

Allen Morris Park? Trees? So sad the sellers and the developers treated the trees like crap. Brickell will soon have zero tree canopy.

Polo

Instead of those ugly murals on the side, they should install Times Square type screens with advertising and therefore increase their revenue.

Anonymous

yes! I love the Brickell Saks Fifth screens.

Anonymous

“why look like Miami when it could look like a sad imitation of New York?”

Anonymous

and they only want parts of new york. mention transit and people are quick to run away

NYC Loves Miami

I don’t think it would be a bad idea if done sparsely. Those jumbo screens add another dimension to the city which I think is cool. Maybe when/if the innovation district is built, that might be the spot for some jumbo screens.

Anonymous

It’s not ONLY new york that has flashy screens. most developed cities in asia have them as well. think tokyo, shanghai, etc. It add flash and excitement to the city.

Anonymous

“why embrace the unique look of Miami murals when we could be a sad imitation of New York and Shibuya?”

look, Toronto did this with Dundas Square and it’s a hilariously transparent attempt to have a “New York-like” center

Anonymous

if you want to live in a city like NY go to NY! THIS IS MIAMI!!!!

Anonymous

Yeah.. Miami ain’t nothing to brag about.

Visual pollution

Billboards are visual pollution.

Anonymous

So are grossly overweight fat people. Just don’t pay attention to them

No billboards

Billboards suck.