Demolition is underway at the Brickell site where a 40-story Virgin Hotel has been proposed.
According to a demolition permit that was issued in May, a total of 1,000 square feet is being demolished at a cost of $10,000.
There are multiple buildings in the property, county records show. The oldest is 1,000 square feet and dates back to 1933 (and is likely what is being demolished). The other buildings on the property are not being demolished yet.
Virgin Hotels proposed a 40-story tower on the property in 2019, including 250 hotel rooms and 150 co-living residential units.
At the time, they said that groundbreaking would take place in 2020.
Shortly after the pandemic hit in 2020, rumors spread that the company had pulled out of the deal.
Records show that Virgin has not completed the purchase of the property as of today.
Virgin Hotels does still show the Brickell tower as a future property on their website, but now lists a 2025 completion instead of 2023 as originally planned.