Photo: Sidewalk At New Brickell CitizenM Hotel, One Of The Highest Pedestrian Traffic Areas In U.S.

Brickell’s New CitizenM Hotel Tower is nearing completion next to Mary Brickell Village, with sidewalks and landscaping now in place.

A photo shows what the experience will be like at the street level for those passing by once it opens.

The space in front of the hotel is “one of the highest pedestrian traffic areas in the nation,” according to City Planner Mark R. Brown, who took the photo.

 

(photo: Mark R. Brown)

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

“one of the highest pedestrian traffic areas in the nation” – so we required the developer to add plants in the middle of the sidewalk. LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. City Planner Mark R. Brown took the photo…

Anonymous
1 month ago

We also required developers to have “art in public places” and now have the world class murals surpassed only by Renaissance frescoes.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Why put those short plants in the middle of the sidewalk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agreed! Ridiculous

Anonymous
1 month ago

i think the landscape designers never visit the site. those will be dead in few days.

ever notice how many young trees are planted right under power lines in miami? AGAIN they never visit the site. always horrible planning waste of your money

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep, and on the other hand, Florida Power & Loot tried to get the city to cut down hundred-year-old banyans along Coral Way because they’re too cheap and government is too incompetent to make a deal to bury the lines.

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

What I really don’t understand is why or quite frankly HOW are there no trees planted?
Its part of the code requiring you to have trees planted on the sidewalks to provide shade.
Why are there no trees!?!?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because tree roots are costly.. depending on the trees, sooner or later their roots will bust up any concrete the trees are planted around or next to.

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

All of Brickell has planted trees on the sidewalks and I have seen no issues with the roots on the sidewalks. Their are new methods they have used to avoid the issues the Grove has.
Either way do you really not want Shade on our sidewalks?
The Grove is what it is because of its Trees. Even with all their sidewalk issues.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can get shade in Brickell from the nearby buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, you people can down vote my comments all you want but the truth is the truth.

By the way, I was born in Miami 64yrs ago and I remember when there were no tall buildings in Brickell, zero, nada… maybe with the exception of the Four Ambassadors.

A. Gardner
1 month ago

You just have to plant the proper trees and that isn’t a problem!

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Tall buildings make shade and Palms may not be the best but their whimpy roots don’t destroy things like tree roots.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh boy.. some people really lack reading comprehension. The written comment said “depending on the trees, sooner or later their roots will bust up any concrete the trees are planted around or next to.”

The comment stated – “DEPENDING ON THE TREES!” I seen people come on this site wanting Oak trees to be planted downtown and Brickell.

Your English Teacher
1 month ago

You seen it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hey English Teacher, shouldn’t your correction say – “YOU’VE seen it?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just like SLS Lux this will be cramped 24:7, the city needs to waive these open space requirements and allow developers to make all of it hardscape. Makes no sense.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tiny sidewalk for the amount of pedestrian traffic there is

Anonymous
1 month ago

At least they added the bike lane in front of this Citizen M project. Now they need to add the bike lane in front of Mary Brickell Village, so it is continuous from South Miami Ave and 25th Road, all the way to the River.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Should’ve reduced the plants in the middle by 1/3. Too close to the doors

Brickellite
1 month ago

This is a crime, years of obstacles, shame on you City Planner ..terrible project management, I expect you to pay each Brickell Resident $10k for inconvenience..

Anonymous
1 month ago

10k each resident? That’s ridiculous!

Brickellite
1 month ago

Ok, $25k then

Anonymous
1 month ago

those plants in the middle of the sidewalk are what happens when government is involved in a decision

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miss that Perricones…

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Same, their food quality has gone down.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bigtime. Perricones used to be good and consistent…now its 1 on a 5 scale.

anonymous 146
1 month ago

perricones made mediocre overcooked pasta, you have better options

Anonymous
1 month ago

it has a nice atmosphere – but jarred sauce and boxed pasta at home just as good

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

It was the vibe, yes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Still not as mediocre as this replacement.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Their pasta is trash.

anonymous 146
1 month ago

what is to happen at allen morris park??

Jose Jimenez
1 month ago

Yeah, those port-johns really add the final touch to the cosmopolitan atmosphere down there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Some people love the aroma they put out.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

This horrible building should have never been approved for this location.

anonymous 146
1 month ago

very narrow space here

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mark Brown doesn’t get out much……
This sidewalk should be at least ten (10) feet wide for the traffic it will generate. Shame on the Miami planning board for this approval. Come on guys.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is just a picture of porta potties lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Highest pedestrian traffic in the entire nation ? Don’t be ridiculous. Has the city planner ever walked across the street at 34 st and 7 av in NYC

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like Citizen M at Miami Worldcenter better. Can’t wait for that one to be open and the entire area to be activated!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love that entire area better than Brickell. Once all is open it will be phenomenal.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I was there this evening….the hobo to hot chick ratio in Worldcenter is WAY higher than Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You must have increased that ratio😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

This should definitely help with traffic in this overdeveloped area

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nothing says luxury like a concrete sidewalk! They really should have used pavers.

Peter
1 month ago

L

Adrian
1 month ago

That looks awesome! I cannot wait to strut when I go home for Christmas!

Anonymous
1 month ago

What is with the amount of dislikes

Anonomer
1 month ago

aint nobody strutting home for xmas this is america

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. transplanted dirt farmers don’t understand.

Autonomous
1 month ago

Yo Adrian! No more strutting around here.

Jota
1 month ago

Yeah I somehow doubt this tiny little street is the “highest pedestrian traffic area in the nation”.

Keep dreaming Miami, Times SQ takes the throne here. In fact, any street in NYC will dethrone any block in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The article says “ONE of the highest pedestrian traffic areas in the nation.” And that was said by City Planner Mark R. Brown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Apparently NYC is only Manhattan. Still, I guess with arbitrary COVID lockdowns, Yeehaw Junction will place in the rankings.