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Here's How Brickell City Centre Will Add Pedestrian Connectivity To The Miami River

Here’s How Brickell City Centre Will Add Pedestrian Connectivity To The Miami River

Swire Properties is planning major upgrades to the public spaces under and around the South Miami Avenue bridge as part of a massive expansion of Brickell City Centre.

Land under and around the South Miami Avenue bridge now used as surface parking lots for maintenance workers will be opened up to create a new public open space, according to a letter of intent submitted as part of an application to Miami’s Urban Development Review Board. The developer has already reached an agreement with Miami-Dade County to rebuild the properties.

Enhancements will include landscaping, lighting, and benches. The project will be coordinated with the Miami River Walk project, opening pedestrian connections to the river from Brickell City Centre and South Miami Avenue that don’t currently exist.

As part of the project, two new towers are being added to Brickell City Centre, with another two already approved. Two entire blocks, including the former Tobacco Road block at 650 South Miami Avenue, and the Associated Photo property will be completely demolished.

The new towers will be 54 and 62 stories.

The 650 South Miami Avenue block is also planned to include three levels of air conditioned retail space. Both of the new blocks will be connected by pedestrian bridge.

The Urban Development Review Board reviewed the plans on October 10.

 

What the bridge will soon look like:

How the bridge looks now:

(photo: google)

More renderings of the new expansion:

 

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Luchiano Montero
Luchiano Montero

I know this may sound a little extra to some, but I am genuinely so EXCITED to see what Miami looks like by the time I graduate college in 2021 and move back home to Miami from Boston. 🙂 – “You can take the boy out of Miami, but you can’t take Miami out of the boy!”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Im in the same boat, haha. Graduating this year from university in Boston and moving back home to Miami. Enjoy Boston, its a great town.

Luchiano Montero
Luchiano Montero

That’s so sweet! — Yeah, I’m at Northeastern University. Wishing you the best on your continued studies! 👍🏼

Anonymous
Anonymous

You too! I’m across the river in Cambridge, MA

Anonymous
Anonymous

SWIRE going all-in love it! And the River walk will significantly enhance the area just a shame its taken this long…

Anonymous
Anonymous

They had me at “three levels of air conditioned retail space”. I will go anywhere to avoid the heat and humidity of BCC.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Won’t matter when it doesn’t connect East or West of that property. I wish the City would be more proactive in completing the River Walk than just waiting for developers to do it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The city wants nothing more than to put it on private developers…

Anonymous
Anonymous

This city is so damn cheap and broke that they can even do it without issuing debt. Funny how we can spend $300K on fake grass but cant complete the river walk.

Anonymous
Anonymous

*can’t

Anonymous
Anonymous

I love how developers recognize the need for public spaces and urban plazas more than the city itself… Thank you Swire.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Mas Group

Anonymous
Anonymous

What a beautiful project for Miami.. Fantástico!

Anon
Anon

This project looks great, and when factored in with the redevelopment of MRC across the river, will be an incredible location for miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

All we need now is for Related to finally build One Brickell and for that huge empty lot next to the bridge to be developed so the river walk in Brickell can be completely connected.

Paul
Paul

What happens to River Oyster Bar?

Anonymous
Anonymous

This project reminds me so much of Greenbelt in Makati Manila.. elegant and stylish.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wish those white pillars on that round base all lined up instead of more checkerboard B.S. It looks so messy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Love it , really nice looking. I think if they open more places like The Wharf and other river restaurants , it will be amazing. Think about living in Brickell , walking thru the river walk to all cafes, restaurant by the water is very cool.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wonder if the landscaping will be real or fake astrotruf, LOL!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well, showing nobody with dogs in the renderings should give you a clue.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Look architects, cut it out with the “wavy” BS!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Its miami, me encantan las olas 😛

Anonymous
Anonymous

How about cutting it out with the cluttered windows and balconies, especially if it’s just a damn box?

Anonymous
Anonymous

They should be given tax breaks in exchange for a pedestrian tunnel under the river.