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
10 months ago

Game changer

Anonymous
10 months ago

Explain…

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Go Miami go!
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Azarius
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

West Brickell is on fire ?

Anonymous
10 months ago

Call 911!

Jesus
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

damn. did you have a cig after reading that?

Anonymous
10 months ago

Not yet, he’s still washing up.

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

Those are this level

Anonymous
10 months ago

don’t forget the Produce Center

Anonymous
10 months ago

This is the Future …… Bravo !!!!

guru
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

And unfortunately will be again in 30 years. 🙁

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

it is not necessarily pretty, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is different, and I like that, 2nd ave needs a game changer, this may be it. for starters they need to start burying all the CABLERIA.

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

EJS
10 months ago

Amazingly fun architecture. Let’s build it!

Anonymous
10 months ago

Too much parking.

Luis
10 months ago

chill out! it’s not happening..

Anonymous
6 months ago

This thing is hideous, it’s obvious all the generic ‘positive’ comments about it are hired to post here, as well as all the downvotes for anyone that doesn’t agree it’s needed. I am sure the developer is probably paying for that to happen in my opinion.

Guest
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

Jenga Towers.

305
10 months ago

Fugly

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

TobiasR
10 months ago

Horrible 🙁 Doesn’t fit Miami at all.

Shawn Kouri
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

Horrible design. Looks like legos with weeds.

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

85% of downtown retail is empty and boarded up

Anonymous
10 months ago

yes. definitely need a Marshalls and CVS

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

You know that “suburban parks are packed” how?

Anonymous
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

Anonymous
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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