JDS Proposing 752-Foot Tower To Replace Brickell Fire Station

New York developer JDS is negotiating to replace Brickell’s Fire Station number 4, in exchange for payments to the city and other benefits.

The tower would top off at 752 feet, the proposal states.

It would include:

  • 1,000 residential units
  • 175 micro units
  • 176 hotel room keys
  • 250,000 square feet of office
  • 5,000 square feet of retail
  • 90,000 square feet of fitness, wellness and amenity space
  • 1,600 parking spaces

Another developer had previously negotiated to replace the fire station, but never went through with the purchase.

JDS would combine the fire station with adjacent property for a bigger site. Benefits to the city would include millions in payments, a rebuilt park next door, and a new fire station.

Records show that negotiations have been ongoing since last year and appear to be getting closer to completion.

 

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Anonymous

Game changer

Anonymous

Explain…

Anonymous

A lot of other buildings look like stacks of Legos.
This looks like Jenga.

Go Miami go!

Beautiful and unique looking building.
All these new funky looking buildings are good for Miami to set us apart from other cities.

Anonymous

HUH? have you ever been outside Miami? Most world-class cities have unique architecture already long ago. this is copy cat stuff.

Azarius

Love this project… City Wins all the way around plus we get more density on the west end of Brickell

Jesus

Bro, of all the buildings I’ve seen proposed, this one needs to be built one hundred percent! Forget the other ones except the Legacy Hotel building, get this one built for sure! My God, when this becomes a reality!

Anonymous

damn. did you have a cig after reading that?

Anonymous

Not yet, he’s still washing up.

Anonymous

West Brickell is on fire ?

Anonymous

Call 911!

Anonymous

There hasn’t been building with edgy architecture built like that yet in Miami, always proposals.

Anonymous

Oh yeah forget the world known scorpion tower on Biscayne….silly Ms. Hadig, what does she know about being edgy…thy great online forum yuppy hath proclaimed ye’ unworthy

Anonymous

While I agree that 1000 Museum example is a great counterpoint, we definitely need more than 1!

Anonymous

Aston Martin, Waldorf Astoria, Elysee, Okan. Four right there to wet your appetite 😉

Anonymous

Those are this level

Anonymous

don’t forget the Produce Center

Anonymous

This is the Future …… Bravo !!!!

guru

NYC is about to become real estate distressed central on the planet. Read up about it, NYC developers are lucky if they dont go bankrupt in the next 3 years, so much for building something like this. Just reality folks.

Anonymous

Look, stop trying to compare Miami to NYC. NYC was growing when Miami was still just swamp land.

Anonymous

And unfortunately will be again in 30 years. 🙁

Anonymous

It’s certainly better than what is there at the moment, but also certainly will not be built in this configuration.

Anonymous

I live right next door, yes please! The park needs a makeover, they already re painted the basketball court. This could lead a thriving West Brickell.

Anonymous

build it. keep it up. game changer. NYC.

Anonymous

WTF is this?????????????????????

Anonymous

Too much parking.

Guest

Still same roads as in 1970. Nothing added. Towers towers traffic is unbearable at rush hour as is. We need infrastructure. Not more towers. No matter how good they look on pictures

Anonymous

Instead of not building more towers, how about you just move to a farm somewhere and then you won’t have to worry about towers or traffic anymore?

See how quick an easy I figured that out for you?

Anonymous

Im looking forward to seeing this get built. Would love to be apart of the general contractor building it.

Anonymous

Are we looking at over 1M in SF, here? Potentially?

Anonymous

Jenga Towers.

305

Fugly

Anonymous

A parking garage for 1,600 cars? Can you even fit 1,600 cars in Brickell? And then people complain about traffic.

TobiasR

Horrible 🙁 Doesn’t fit Miami at all.

Shawn Kouri

This looks like a building that can be built with modular pre-fabricated construction. Why not use that construction method.? This building could be completed faster and cheaper instead of using traditional construction methods. End it can be environmentally friendly.

Shawn Kouri

OK here’s the thing. There are way too many condos in that area right now. And there’s barely enough office space. I think that this should be hotel and offices with fitness center.

Anonymous

lol – buildings are built with opinions how funny make me laugh

Anonymous

Horrible design. Looks like legos with weeds.

Anonymous

No retail?
We need more big projects like this to integrate “big box” retailers who can’t fit anywhere in the urban core because the only available retail is very small

Anonymous

What? Go walk this property and notice all the empty retail DIRCTLY accross the street.

Anonymous

85% of downtown retail is empty and boarded up

Anonymous

yes. definitely need a Marshalls and CVS

Anonymous

Big box is definitely dying, smaller format stores need to occupy the urban core which is a much better fit then a massive Walmart downtown.

Anonymous

You must be living in a delusional world.
Retail is dying because of e commerce.
“Big Box Retailers”.???

Anonymous

Their site plan looks terrible they want to completely pave over the park! Leave the Greenspace! And build your tower, next to it.

Anonymous

Why would you downvote a comment about them paving over the park?

Anonymous

Because this is Brickell where tall and funky towers are built. If you want green space move to the suburbs, plain and simple.

Anonymous

Exactly!.. I don’t why these “park” whiners wanna come on a this site and complain about “green space” and I’ll bet they don’t spend not one second in one of the biggest parks in the United States – The Everglades National Park.

Anonymous

Can’t there be an integration of park and city together? Wouldn’t this make Miami more interesting and attractive? I don’t understand one type or the other. Makes no sense.

Anonymous

There will be another park supposedly being built under an “iconic bridge”? which will be more wasted money, unless you’re planning to take your family there. At lease the homeless are getting more fancy digs.

Anonymous

Because we have enough green space. Two huge parks that hardly anyone visits, unless you count the homeless population.

Anonymous

Yep.. go across the Rickenbacker causeway and you’ll find the Virginia Key Beach Park also… but I guess that’s too (snicker) crowded.

Anonymous

Because you would have to be an idiot to think (let alone post) that this developer is “paving over a park”.

The truth is, the developer will rebuild the park. This is smart…especially if they do a good job of integrating the Brickell Metro station and the Underline.

Anonymous

They don’t want to pave over the park. There’s a portion of green space currently there which is privately owned and was proposed for a hotel. There’s currently a “Kobi Karp” sign on it.

Anonymous

The problem with Miami parks is they’re always neglected. Urban parks are extremely important as they’re a place for people to gather and they provide a break from the concrete jungle and but it needs to have proper activation that fosters community in order for them to work. A well executed park can actually spur development all around it.

Anonymous

All that mushy stuff sounds good but face it, most people in Miami don’t giveashit about parks.

Anonymous

The suburban parks are packed. The urban core ones are ghost towns except for bums and wandering tourists.

Anonymous

You know that “suburban parks are packed” how?

Anonymous

By me going to them, genius. Any other questions you got, let me know.

Anonymous

So you take time to go to the hundreds of suburban parks in this county every year? Dang lonely person.. you surely do have a lot of empty time on your hands.

Anonymous

All for development, but with the traffic and population here replacing the closest fire station seems to be the epitome of stupidity!

Anonymous

If you read the article it clearly states that the developer will not only build a new facility onsite, but will also furnish it with new equipment. The developer will also cede 50 parking spaces for city official use.

Anonymous

The “epitome of stupidity” is commenting without first reading.

Anonymous

Hideous architecture

Anonymous

Say what you want but to me, it still looks better than PMG’s proposed 300 Biscayne tower.

Anonymous

Out of scale for that part of Brickell. Tower overwhelms that neighborhood.

Anonymous

Yeah.. a lot of people in that neighborhood need to move.

Anonymous

The first tower always looks out of scale, the hope is it will churn up development and fill in with taller towers in the future.

Anonymous

Look, that person thinks this is the same old outdated Miami. Wake up!.. you’re in a new world now.. Jackie Gleason’s been dead for a long time now.

POLO

I think the FAA probably won’t approve the 752 FT height. It’s too far west for such height.

Anonymous

You know it isn’t iconic when you have to search for it in the last rendering. Probably a good idea since it lacks anything pleasing to the eye.

Anonymous

I don’t see why not, planes don’t fly over this area.

Anonymous

^This comment was meant for the comment that said “I think the FAA probably won’t approve the 752 FT height. It’s too far west for such height.”