Miami River Project In Brickell Increasing Size To Nearly 2K Apartments

Miami River’s developer has just signed an agreement with Miami Dade’s Water and Sewer Department, in a deal that will see more apartments than originally planned.

According to the September 27 addendum to the original utilities agreement, the Miami River Special Area Plan in Brickell will now include:

  • 1,961 apartments
  • 29,600 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 40,000 square feet of office
  • 120,020 square feet of retail
  • 17 marina slips

Meyer Chetrit signed the agreement on behalf of the developing entity.

The project was originally planned to have 1,678 residential units, 330 hotel rooms, 196,882-square-feet of retail space, 98,040-square-feet of office space, and a 30-slip marina, according to a 2015 utilities agreement.

In 2021, a new utilities agreement was signed, superseding the 2015 deal. The 2021 agreement called for 1,843 apartments, 54,200 square feet of full service restaurant, 40,000 square feet of office, 130,600 square feet of retail, and 17 marina slips.

The first 54-story tower at the complex is already under construction, and will have 632 apartments.

A video uploaded to social media last week showed crews were continuing to pour concrete during rain.

 

 




 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Now we need a spectacular river walk with restaurants and cafes like in Fort Lauderdale.

dan marino
1 month ago

we will see if city planners have any vision and foresight…..they never built a tunnel under the river so its doubtful and will need multiple studies…

Ana
1 month ago

A tunnel under the river? between downtown and brickell? Are you aware of the kind of approach that would be required for something like that? you would have to start it 10 blocks away from the river. How about we just opening up the zoning around Jose Marti Park, and not just for Avra Jain and her Miami River Inn buddies.

anon
1 month ago

Quite aware. Burying i95 from Overtown to Brickell is the overhaul this city needs. Boston did it.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

Boston’s bedrock isn’t water absorbent limestone, and Boston doesn’t have a water table that is only 6 ft below ground level.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You do know the Port Miami Tunnel exists, right?

MM305
1 month ago

Port of Miami tunnel was way over priced, a short tunnel to an industrial shipping facility, and took two extra years to build due to engineering issues. Do the science and the math before making your comments derived from brain dead north eastern BS – please. We need progressives in Florida who understand you have to be unique to Florida with your solutions. Cookie Cutters like you won’t fix anything in this world.

Fern
1 month ago

Not to mention that Boston’s big dig was an overpriced nightmare that took years longer than needed and many billions more. And to pay for that the MBTA was ransacked leading to the disaster state it’s in right now

Anon
1 month ago

You could not find a single resident of Boston who preferred the city when it was sliced up by an enormous elevated interstate.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s with the tunnel fetish by some here? Are you moles?

“….butbutBoston did it!”……Boston isn’t Miami, it’s not 3 feet above sea level and threatened by 10 ft hurricane storm surges. It cost a fortune–far more than they accounted for. Plus people want to see beautiful Miami when they drive, not be stuck down in some dark creepy tunnel. The amount of surface land saved isn’t worth all the dangers and expenses.

babe ruth
1 month ago

did that little tunnel under the new river in broward give you an anxiety attack??

Anon
1 month ago

Lol…ok man….you’re right i95 is just stunning

MM305
1 month ago

Anon, I-95 is pretty amazing. The drive from South beach around downtown through to US1 gives you a legit 360 view of the port, the beach, downtown, the bay, and brickell. You like the tunnel too much in a place it doesn’t work. Just open up the zoning on Jose Marti Park and have more amenities under the over pass… like they do in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong… which also have tunnels, lol, but are most iconic for the over passes and bridges they have.

Everyone admires the Brooklyn Bridge more than the Lincon Tunnel, and they have the same number of people on them a day.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What does building a tunnel have to do with “opening up the zoning?” Well, apart from resulting in more Melo boxes, and without an east-west Metrorail extension, awful parking pedestals, resulting in more traffic. Also, most tunnel proposals take into account the approach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

mama, all I see are boxes…

lol…

Ana
1 month ago

The original comment was we need a river walk… some dude said build a tunnel. Meanwhile you can’t have commercial or food services on 4th ave on Jose Marti Park and off the river. You can only build 3 stories tall there, residential only.. It is a block away from this 70 story building in the article above. This isn’t about tunnels, you’re not even paying attention to the article, just being a crusader. its about a huge revamp of Jose Marti Park and a billion dollar tri-tower complex going up right next door.

alcools
1 month ago

when did they build that tunnel in downtown ft lauds?? the 70s brickell wasnt anything like it is today back then…if they had the foresight they could have done it…its gonna be like pulling teeth to get them to do a river walk and baywalk….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Herp derp, ‘dis no Fort Lauderdale.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

Great! this project will be a catalyst for the area and spur development. The River is alive!

bauhaUs
1 month ago

how many studies have to be paid for first???

Anonymous
1 month ago

The number of residential units increased, decreasing retail and office space, and hotel rooms being eliminated. I think the previous mix was better for the neighborhood, but the developer certainly has studies that commercially justify these changes. Anyway, it’s an excellent project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are trying to squeeze every last cent of profit they can. I disagree with the new layout, the old one had more of everything else, and a hotel… it seemed balanced.

anon
1 month ago

That enormous power plant, right there on prime waterfront property in downtown……I just don’t understand the planning – why? You could build 6 towers on that property, a whole mini neighborhood…

Ana
1 month ago

They will move that power station LAST, and when they do expect FPL to get something silly – like 400M to 500M for it, maybe more.

anon
1 month ago

It’s worth an insane sum I’m sure, but it is holding the entirety of downtown back. You could put a whole Riverfront District there. A waterfront convention center? Possibilities are endless given the space.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sort of an exaggeration, no? I can think of plenty other holding downtown back, including what rhymes with banana.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I didn’t say it was the only thing holding downtown back. You can add it to the list.

pork rinds
1 month ago

awww ……development not being held back by a second class job market/wages/infrastructure/urban amenities. bad city planning and permitting..but go ahead and blame a neighborhood

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

maybe even a stadium, like the one that UM is proposing

Anonymous
1 month ago

When it was built, rivers were considered utility rather than recreational amenities.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What are you talking about?

This wasn’t built at the height of industrialization back in the 1890’s. This is an FPL station that was finished in 2015.

Ana
1 month ago

LOL!

Brickellite
1 month ago

Instead of six towers why not actual public space with rolling hills and bluffs and artwork where people stroll and enjoy the sunset, not more concrete. We need more green spaces if we are going to keep climbing up in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

… and chickens, and roosters, and pigs, and cows, and barns, and tractors, and rows of corn stalks, and farms as far as the eye can see, and men walking around wearing overalls smoking corn cob pipes, and streams with bears catching fish, and ponds, and lakes with cat fish in them, and etc, and etc, and etc…

lol…

anonymous
1 month ago

they’re a couple of floors away from completing the podium as compared to the renders (about to pour floor 7). The project is moving fast and expanding it makes a lot of sense considering the needs for units now and going forward…

Downtowner
1 month ago

I normally don’t worry about traffic impacts, but that’s a whole lot of cars for the narrow streets in that neighborhood that hugs the river.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s hope that will convince more people to leave their cars parked!

Brickellite
1 month ago

Miami need these noiseless electric trains that run on the street like in Nice France. We need way more trains and metros in this city – traffic is a nightmare. Add more parks with shade and public amenities, art and landscaping and people will chooose to walk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^sounds like you got wood for France. Perhaps you should move there. That way you can continue to inform us how much better it is there.

Brickell Traveler
1 month ago

I am in Nice France and I think Brickell needs more promenades and squares for people to gather and enjoy the beautiful weather. Bring more lush landscaping into the city

We need a village of low rise condos and retail units, not just high rises.

They also need to outlaw noisy cars with mufflers that just trash the city’s vibe. They are just the worst.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Frence restaurants need to serve more breakfast choices like in the United States instead of that European breakfast crap. They are just the worst.

Greyhound Traveler
1 month ago

I am in Itchy Taint, Kentucky and I think Brickell needs more mobile homes and pickup trucks.

transplant
1 month ago

sucks they cut the restaurant space in half

Vincent
1 month ago

So, if I understand correctly, no hotel.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If the change required some redesign, hopefully it affects the silly twisty box and not the other elegant curved tower.

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Tampa does have a fantastic Riverwalk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Save the town theatre at little havana.
All the cultural venues go away in this town. Miami transform in a sterilized city without cultural spirit. All these developers which want to make miami world city must realize that their customers don’t want only fancy overpriced restaurants.

babe ruth
1 month ago

look at our city council

MLB pro
1 month ago

The baseball park that is adjacent to the site has no outfields