Megacenter Brickell Set To Begin Vertical Construction Within Weeks

A tower crane will soon be installed at the Megacenter Brickell construction site, where foundation work is already underway.

According to a filing with the Federal Aviation Administration, the crane will be installed as soon as October 1. It will rise 252 feet above ground, or 266 feet above sea level, and be in place for at least six months.

Megacenter Brickell will include:

  • 74,790 square feet of storage
  • 45,080 square feet of residential (57 units)
  • 16,670 square feet of office
  • 9,134 square feet of retail
  • 111 parking spaces

Chile’s Red Megacentro is the developer. Reinaldo Borges is the architect.


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A. Nonymous
3 years ago

Interesting name choice. The building doesn’t exactly scream “mega”.

Anonymous
3 years ago

… or Brickell

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, you also noticed the enticement of name Brickell…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yuk!!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is n the kind of garbage the city allows. It trashes Miami’s best neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Since when is Little Havana Miami’s best neighborhood?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Mega-Podium!

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s a MiniMegaCenter.

William
3 years ago

TNM should have a thumbs up and down button so we can all quickly give our opinions.. even if we are mostly arm chair quarterbacks!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I really dont get why theyre putting storage units here – its an extremely busy corner and theres two large storage facilities nearby, one of which next to the wharf is brand new just down the street. Besides that looks out of scope with the neighborhood just not a good fit at all imo very dissapointed with this…

Anonymous
3 years ago

The storage game is all about units coming online and renters, which to the east is established and west of 95 is just beginning. Statistically Miami is “under-storaged” per storage developers, and they are simply filling a demand, especially given that many facilities in SFL are niche or premium with additional features many dont want to or cant afford to pay. THAT being said I agree that the building is not a looker by any means 🙂

Anonymous
3 years ago

For the same reason the guy invented 6-Minute Abs when 7-Minute Abs already existed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Potentially adding a lot more traffic to a terrible intersection. I won’t envy anyone coming or going to the property.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Welcome to city life. Once upon a time there wasn’t even an intersection or anything other than trees in this area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

you are traffic

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nice building, shame about the parking minimums forcing the garage within the building. Increases costs to developer and then end-user.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ok Einstein, how else do you propose people get there? The nearest Metro or Metromover is blocks away, and not everyone wants to take a taxy/uber/lyft to get to place. Until you invent teleportation parking is a must.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not the lot to do it on, as it’s T6 adjacent to I-95, but almost all of little Havana falls under the parking exemption zone just as long as the building mass is under 10,000 sf. There are ways to do no parking, but no one is interested in doing “small scale” development.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You have a 1950’s mentality.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Um, this is “small scale” development.

Anonymous
3 years ago

On the contrary, it adds value to the property since future residents that are fortunate to own a car, can also live here.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You must be a teenager.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hopefully, they’ll offer cheaper rent to those without cars. Kind of like Melo is doing in the Omni district.

Anonymous
3 years ago

There is a sucker born ever minute. -PT Barnum

Anonymous
3 years ago

yeah you save $100…

Polo
3 years ago

Megacentet Little Havana?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Terrible design. Reinaldo Borges used to be so cool. ???

Anonymous
3 years ago

That is very little parking for 57 units and all that commercial space. this is an adequately parked development and probably the best screened storage facility/garage in south Florida. They even utilize lifts. Stop complaining this is a good design and scale for the neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Only one car per unit

Anonymous
3 years ago

“probably the best screened storage facility/garage in south Florida”
Not even Close! this is stucco with paint.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is a shockingly tasteless pile of garbage. Slapping supergraphics, “graffiti,” and ripped-off architectural accents from recent precedent are not a way to “architecturalize” a building. It’s lipstick on a pig. When you put ugly lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig, just uglier and more expensive.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

“shockingly tasteless pile of garbage” I’ve been called that once or twice in my life!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

not mega, this is a wynwood design and this is certainly not brickell if its west of 95 duh.

Miami Realist
3 years ago

They should call it Mega Little Havana…