Giant Residential Tower Proposed On Brickell Supertall Site

A Miami developer is proposing to build a massive residential tower on Brickell’s waterfront, according to the Herald.

It isn’t clear exactly how tall the new tower would be – but the property allows for a supertall.

Under FAA and Miami-Dade height rules, a structure of up to 1,049 feet above sea level is permitted on the property. That could allow a building at the same height as the 100-story Waldorf Astoria Residences planned nearby.

Swire Properties has also already obtained height approval for a 1,049-foot tower just a block away called One Brickell City Centre (planned to rise 80 stories).

Developer 13th Floor Investments is behind the new proposal.

The potential supertall would be built on the First Miami Presbyterian Church property at 609 Brickell Avenue.

Plans show that the project would be built on what is currently a surface parking lot. A building housing the Key Point Christian Academy building would also be demolished.

The church building itself would not be demolished. It dates to 1949 and has been declared historic by the city of Miami.

Miami-Dade slapped the church with $7 million in back taxes in 2019 for using part of the property for private purposes – likely a motivating factor in seeking outside investment.

Under the 13th Floor proposal, the church would reportedly receive a staggering $240 million. The developer would also build new congregation space for the church (it isn’t clear if that space is included in the value of compensation).

Church members were presented with the plan on October 3. A vote on whether to accept it is scheduled on Sunday after services.

 

 

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Anonymous
8 days ago

Finally something truly iconic. We need more of these downtown!!

Anonymous
6 days ago

A twisted penis ?! You got to be kidding !

Anonymous
8 days ago

Smash that mf approve button

Anonymous
7 days ago

By the time those history buffs finish digging around at that site, we’ll probably see just another empty hole in ground because the developers got tired of waiting and moved on.

Anonymous
8 days ago

That is what Miami Worldcenter needs, not these unimaginative buildings being built.

Azarius
8 days ago

This lot is the perfect location for a ultra luxury tower. Shopping restaurants bay walk everything is right there. Views for days!! Only thing is we are going to have a lot of towers at 1049 they will soon have to readjust the height limits

Anon
7 days ago

Umm the views would be of Brickell Key. Not so nice.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I walk the bay almost 5 day out of the week and the views are good at certain heights you’ll be able to see South Beach and so much more!

Anonymous
7 days ago

#1. The views of Brickell Key are nice.
#2. Asia is the tallest building on Brickell Key at 36 stories/483ft.
#3. The Mandarin Oriental is about 250ft.
#4. The views, even from lower floors will be great, and the views from half way up will be astoundingly terrific.
#5. If the site was “not so nice” no full time real estate developer would pay a quarter of a billion dollars for the land.

Anonymous
6 days ago

If this goes through the developer will have a bunch of unhappy ICON residents accustomed to a spectacular water view.

Anonymous
8 days ago

What a gorgeous tower

Anonymous
8 days ago

Not surprised at all. Every other church in Downtown/Brickell has been doing the same thing and their lot is the best one of all. That $240 will fund the church for decades. I wonder when Gesu church will redevelop their parking lot.

Anonymous
8 days ago

It’s all in the hands of God so we are good!

Anonymous
7 days ago

😂😂😂😂😂

Anonymous
8 days ago

Looks like something from a 1930’s futuristic movie. I see that as a good thing.

Anonymous
8 days ago

If this happens, they should move the food trucks to the Miami circle a block over. That way we can still enjoy the food and views of the area.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Bayfront or Museum Park, maybe?

Yet Another Anonymous
8 days ago

No miapolis towers but there could be a dozen 900 to 1049′ buildings in a couple decades. There’s already at least half a dozen realistic proposals active now. Towers by foster 1201 b bay drive, wtc Miami, Waldorf, brightline supertowers, obp, this, cccc capital at brickell, one brickell city center, another i forgot. That’s 8 but a few are iffy with no news.

Anonymous
8 days ago

As of right now Waldorf seems to be the only one actually happening.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I want it now!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Come. I’ll give it you!

Anonymous
7 days ago

#MeToo

Anonymous
7 days ago

AMAZING building…not surprised since it is coming from Sieger Suarez Architects!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Sieger Suarez is truly our own home grown “Starchitects”. Their recent buildings are awsome and actually get built!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Miami winning.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Love it!!! Great building…

Anonymous
6 days ago

Another iconic Sieger Suarez building!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Wow! Finally, a beautiful and innovative design! APPROVE!

Anonymous
7 days ago

AMAZING building…not surprised since it is coming from Sieger Suarez!

Rac.
7 days ago

Absolutely spectacular!

Anonymous
6 days ago

Beautiful…hope this one gets built. Sounds like a win for everyone.

Anonymous
6 days ago

An amazing and elegant tower, had no idea Sieger Suarez was the firm behind so many great biuldings…check out their website!

Anonymous
7 days ago

love it, even if it does appear to be two ‘toys’ mashed together. Double fun

Anonymous
7 days ago

Ay que rico papi

MM305
7 days ago

To those that say less is more, know that you are delusional. MORE IS MORE!!!
smash like

Anonymous
7 days ago

or like the title of Morris Lapidus’ book,
“Too Much is Never Enough”.

Anonymous
7 days ago

church can afford to pay taxes on their property.

Anonymous
7 days ago

God wants them to save on taxes. It’s in the Bible.

POLO
8 days ago

It looks like the never built Chicago Spire.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Amazing proposal but I’ve learned not to count on anything proposed in this town until a utilities deal is struck and even then don’t hold your breath.

Anonymous
8 days ago

What are they going to call it, Church Tower?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Jesus Penis

Anonymous
8 days ago

Can’t be… the building would have to exceed 3,000+ ft. to be deemed Christ’s penis

Anonymous
7 days ago

hilarious

Anonymous
7 days ago

Trinity Place

Anonymous
7 days ago

El pingon de Caneles.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Key Point Tower? There, I thought of something better than some brand whizkid, paid a million dollars to bounce on an exercise ball in a converted warehouse in Brooklyn and come up with something stupid.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Tower of Babel

Anonymous
8 days ago

Beautiful but should be an absolute non-starter with no roadway / infrastructure improvements. In fact, a complete overhaul. Traffic on this street is already unbearable, and now add three Bacarat Towers and a 100 story tower at the mouth of the bridge? Not to mention the 830 office tower?

Anonymous
7 days ago

I’m LOLing at people down voting this comment. This is common sense development in a lot of other cities. You want to build? Great. Public realm improvements before you even break ground. If Miami took this approach the baywalk would be finished by now and our streets would be in a lot better shape.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Laughing at the ignorance of people who for some reason actually *want* shitty, cracked sidewalks and outdated infrastructure. So strange.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Because I am a man who doesn’t whine and cry because a sidewalk is cracked and I can handle the momentous challenge of walking, does not make me ignorant.

Personally, I prefer the sidewalks in Miami to sidewalks of New York. No shop owners or restaurateurs put their trash bags on the sidewalk in Miami, and they sticky stinky ooze from those bags to make the sidewalks nasty. I can handle walking in NYC too, but it is just a personal preference.

I love the sidewalks in this area, they are excellent.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I live nearby, and the the traffic is no problem at all. It is for the people driving, but the pedestrian traffic is a breeze.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Looks like how OBP should have been, only twistier. I love it, please don’t me a bait and switch replaced by a cereal box(s) with irregular windows and balconies.

Anonymous
7 days ago

be*

Anonymous
5 days ago

Goodbye water views for south facing icon units

Melo is sigma and chad
8 days ago

One of those never happening proposals.

POLO
8 days ago

I think it has a good chace of happening. The demmand for super luxury condos in Miami is thru the roof. Then you have location, location, location. It’s next to the bay in the heart of the city. Finally, the design is truly stunning

POLO
8 days ago

Miami it’s thru the roof…

Anonymous
7 days ago

the demand for super luxury condos is thru the roof . i agree, legacy is under construction , aston martin residences will top off by december e eleven waldorf astoria and bayfront plaza are scheduled to break ground next year. developers fron NY city, chicago and even dubai are planning to build in miami. a developer from dubai offered 120 million to buy the site of the champlain towers in surfside, imagine bubai developers bringing those super luxury projects to miami, i think a new wave of super tall super luxury towers will be coming to miami in rhe next few years

Anonymous
7 days ago

One Bayfront Plaza “schedule”…lmao, there’s a sucker born every minute

Anonymous
7 days ago

one bayfront plaza schedule….lmao ? what’s so funny about repeating info that was announced on this website? sucker for what?

Anonymous
7 days ago

believe what you want

Anonymous
7 days ago

You believe their website? Why?

Anonymous
7 days ago

Through the roof demand is a bit strong for downtown/brickell. Branded product is moving well now, but let’s not forget that the Aston-Martin is a 5-year sellout and counting. It’s a cyclical market, and in order to be competitive a project this massive will need a good design (not just the fancy pants exterior) and strong brand name. By the way, this is one of the most congested areas of Miami; the bridge-up traffic jams are legendary.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Bayfront plaza has been breaking ground for the last 15 years…. Lol

Anon
7 days ago

Then, why are prices on Brickell the same for 2010? FLAT.
Only specs are buying new projects never to reside trying to flip a one bedroom at $600K ++ with views into another spec 1 Bedroom. No water view.
Super speculated and over priced.

Anonymous
7 days ago

the demand for super luxury is there, no developer is going to waste hundreds of millions building a skyscraper no one is going to buy, speculators don’t want to lose money either, some one will buy their condos

Anonymous
7 days ago

“no developer is going to waste hundreds of millions building a skyscraper no one is going to buy,”

no, developers HOPE they’re not going to waste hundreds of millions building a skyscraper no one is going to buy. No guarantees.

Somebody will buy speculators condos, but at what price?

How old were you in 2009, and where were you living?

Anonymous
7 days ago

Source?

Anonymous
7 days ago

Brickell resale condo prices have somewhat recovered and are through 2010, and inventory is much reduced. Larger 2/3 br units have especially benefitted. The mix of the ownership is changed with owner occupants increasing. This is probably due to the lack of SF inventory, another covid impact. That being said, there is still a big gap between resale pricing in the best buildings and what this monstrosity will need to clear.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Sadly, I have to agree with you. It looks too good to be true. Same as the OKAN Tower.
I”m not going to lose sleep over this one.

Anonymous
8 days ago

OKAN doesn’t seem to be officially canceled. Maybe it’s still got a chance…

Anonymous
7 days ago

“Stop trying to make OKAN happen, it’s NOT going to happen”

Anonymous
7 days ago

How does anyone know when a project is “officially” cancelled? Is a Cancellation Party held? Are Cancellation Brochures distributed?

MiamiArchi
8 days ago

I think it could happen eventually.
But this is a big reach for 13th Floor. They have never done anything this high end or expensive. Link at Douglas is their biggest project
Not sure they can pull it off. But would love to be proven wrong.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Royal Palm had less under their belt when they moved forward with Paramount

Anonymous
7 days ago

royal palm developed paramount bay

Anonymous
7 days ago

oh tru

Anonymous
7 days ago

Kind of….
Royal Palm sold out Paramount Bay, built it, value engineered it, and the project went bankrupt. Most of those initial purchasers got their deposits back, or some of their deposits back, and Royal Palm was out.

Starwood Cap/iStar Financial foreclosed, took the project back, fixed the massive problems over a few years, re-positioned it, and sold it all over again.

Anonymous
7 days ago

13th Floor partnered with Key Int’l for the 1010 Brickell project (4 blocks away), so they know the market, and they have the talent to pull it off.
It should go without saying that no one in Miami has ever built a building over 1,000 ft tall in Miami.

Something this ambitious is tough for anyone, but I wouldn’t bet against 13th Floor.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Between the stock market being shaky, Bad jobs numbers for the economy and the tax the rich chanting from the left I think some of these projects will pull back. Looks great on paper.

Anonymous
7 days ago

As long as interest rates stay low, the real estate party will keep raging on.

Those with big bucks and fear of the stock market have few legitimate investing alternatives to real estate—no real returns on bonds or bank CDs.

Anonymous
7 days ago

This will happen. ALL big developers in town were competing for this project. 100% sure.