One Brickell City Centre Supertall Delayed After Carollo Moves To Defer

Miami’s One Brickell City Centre supertall tower was pushed back yesterday after city commissioner Joe Carollo moved to defer zoning approval, according to Miami Today.

Carollo’s motion to defer was unanimously approved by commissioners.

The zoning approval had already been approved by commissioners in July, but required a second reading.

Carollo said he wanted to talk to the fire chief and union to determine whether an agreement to build a new station is correct.

The commissioner added that it was his brother Frank Carollo who “wisely thought to the future that we needed another fire station” when he served in the same commission seat as his predecessor.

To meet the city demand, developer Swire Properties is planning a temporary fire station on the North Squared block, until a permanent one can be built at its Tobacco Road property.

Commissioner Ken Russell noted that developer Swire Properties has been waiting on a permit to build the temporary fire station for nearly two years.

Material needed for the station has been purchased and in storage during that time, while they await approval from the city’s Building Department, he said.

The developer has also agreed to front-load a $1 million payment to an affordable housing fund that was promised as part of a previous zoning amendment for the project. That payment will now be made as soon as a demolition permit for One Brickell City Centre is issued, Russell said.

The commission is scheduled to take up the matter again on September 22.

 



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Anonymous Readers
15 days ago

Sounds like Joe Carollo didn’t get paid off for this project.

William
14 days ago

Boy I’m not one too think negatively. Of these commissioners. But holding back a building of this size that will bring so many good opportunities for the city, amazing. Especially considering all the monies and effort they put into developing our great city in the recent decade. More disgusting behavior from the city of Miami commission.

Not Anonymous
15 days ago

Fuck Carollo

analyst
15 days ago

he couldn’t talk to the Union and chief before the vote??? what a joke

Anonymous
15 days ago

Don’t worry everything will be OK. Swire has an army of lawyers that will take care of it to the satisfaction of all parties.

Pickled Rick
15 days ago

Nope and it’s because he’s too fat and lazy.

Qtip
15 days ago

He wants more concessions of some kind, that’s how government usually works….

Anonymous
15 days ago

Joe is a joke , he is not getting my vote , in fact we need to remove this A-hole before he continue to turn Miami upside down

Pickled Rick
15 days ago

Has he not already???

anonymous
15 days ago

best of luck. The idiots that vote for him will continue to do it because he is a cuban. They dont realize that he isnt making any progress for the city. Just look at what he is doing with the guy from Ball & Chain

Anonymous
15 days ago

Good luck with that. The older Cuban American population loves him. He just won re-election.

Anonymous
15 days ago

He “broke ground” on three affordable housing projects in Little Havana with the mayor right before election. All the lots are still vacant.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Start by running somebody who isn’t a soyboy soshulist.

Anonymous
15 days ago

This is what insanity looks like.

The city doesn’t give them permission to build the fire station and then doesn’t give them permission to build the building because the fire station that was never approved by the city, was never built.

Tropics
15 days ago

Not the news you want to hear,hopefully it gets resolved

Zonked
15 days ago

I don’t understand. If the city has been withholding the permit the developer needs to build the required fire department for two years, why wasn’t that enough time for Joe Carollo to “discuss with the fire chief and union”? Why is Joe holding up this development?

anonymous
15 days ago

Joe Carollo and the people that vote for him are the biggest clowns in City of Miami. Guy is horrible at his job and always has been

Anonymo
15 days ago

“Joe you blow” this worthless political idiot doesn’t know how to wipe his ass much less with politics

Joe CARollo
15 days ago

Let me clear my throat…

Pickled Rick
15 days ago

This beautiful tower will never get built with the clowns we have in Miami city hall. Hey citizens of Miami, this is why you vote.

Anonymous
13 days ago

The ones who vote for him dont come on this site….or any site written in English.

Truth Matters
15 days ago

In other words
Not happening.
In 5 years, we’ll see another rendering

Anonymous
15 days ago

Who dropped the ball here? Our politicians..OMG.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Crooked guy needs to talk the the unions?

*Godfather theme plays.*

Anonymous
14 days ago

Can we please fire crazy Joe already, it amazes me that this guy still holds any office whatsoever. When people chant “Let’s go Brandon” I actually think of this Joe instead of Joe Biden lol

Anonymous
15 days ago

Ken Russell’s a wimp.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Worse them all them combined. At least others get stuff done (that they want) with concrete results. What does Ken do, complain Miami codes are not gender neutral, never mind don’t work, especially Miami21.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

The problem is Ken is outnumbered by 4 other idiots.

Tom
15 days ago

Payoffs needed.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Screw the Carollos. They’ll be voted out once the floodgate opens to more projects with zero parking podiums.

Anonymous
15 days ago

You have no idea how strong the cuban vote is here.

Anonymous
13 days ago

That’s because the old farts get bused in to vote and the rest of us sit on our asses and complain on this site.

Anonymous
13 days ago

They will be voted out when the last few thousand old Cubans croak. The new gen cant stand him.

Anonymous
15 days ago

To be fair, the site isn’t even cleared yet. I’ll be at least another year until we see any shovels.

Anon
15 days ago

Good example of why building anything in the US is expensive

Vacant
15 days ago

Hey ! – they promised a fire station — build the station !

Anonymous
14 days ago

Crazy JOE!

Anonymous
8 days ago

Carollo wants more bribe money for his new Mercedes.

Andy Didn’t
15 days ago

This is Miami City Hall discussions and note how skilled Carollo is in advancing Miami: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTR5G8nE9/

El Cuco
15 days ago

For all the caca talkers here. The fire station was to be built in phase 1 of the BCC and Swire managed to weaseled their way out of it. Miami Fire Dept has the worse stations of any local/national department. That’s a fact, yet these people keep catering to developers and not the residents.

Jason
14 days ago

Sounds like they’re not catering to either right now. becaues they keep holding up the fire station that you say is desperatly needed!! So to me it sounds like they won’t let developers try and make the city thrive and it sounds like they aren’t trying to get the projects pushed forward for the people either. So what are they doing then!! Sounds like you need to stop praising them for doing nothing! I would love to get a job where I could do nothing and get paid the money this guy gets paid!! I don’t care one way or the other. I’m for the people but in also for progress. more importantly im for people who can get crap done! 2 years is a long time to wait for a permit!! Get it done!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

A deal is a deal. If they were supposed to build a new fire hall but didn’t, the city has every right to delay.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The city is holding up the permits.

Anonymous
15 days ago

TNM should do a public records request, because I’d be willing to bet money that BCC has not applied for a permit to build the temporary fire station. High profile projects do not sit around waiting for two years unless the developer wants to delay.

anon
15 days ago

did you even read what it said? the developer has the materials ready and is waiting to build it…

Anonymous
15 days ago

I’m illiterate

Jason
14 days ago

That’s the problem no one reads the articles. Or they cant put 1 and 1 together after they “read” it!! The city is complaining that a fire station has not been started because the city is holding up permits!! Sounds like the city needs to get it act together!!

anonymous
15 days ago

you must be one of the idiots that continues to vote for Joe. Cant build a fire station that they promised when the CITY wont give them permits. smh

Jason
14 days ago

I’m new to Miami but I’m all for progress. So I dont know any of the players involved here. But it seems to me that someone as high ranking in the city as this Carrillo guy would know a few people in the departments that could speed up the firestation permits. You’re telling me he is commissioner of this city and can’t get a permit rushed through?? Sounds like to me hes waiting fir a payout!! Especially when you read he says stuff like, ill have to check with the union!! Check with the what? This reaks of back alley deals.
One last thing to the person who wrote a deal is a deal. They obviously didnt read the same article I read that said its been over 2 years and the city is holding up permits, and the builders have material that they have to store because they cant use it yet. Maybe this person needs to start all over at the beginning and read a little slower, as to Comprehend what they are reading

Any
14 days ago

1) Its Carrollo, not “Carrillo”

2) You’re a transplant. Your opinion doesn’t matter until you’ve lived here 5 years minimum.

Damn transplant