Photos: Ground Floor Pedestrian Exeperience At Brickell’s New CitizenM Hotel

Here’s a preview of the pedestrian experience at the new 21-story CitizenM hotel now nearing completion in Brickell.

The space in front of the hotel is one of the highest pedestrian traffic areas in the nation, city planner Mark R. Brown wrote last year on Twitter.

According to signs installed last week, Negroni will occupy the ground floor space. A total of 4,174 square feet of commercial space is planned.

The hotel itself will have a total of 252 rooms, with some rooms micro-sized and starting at just 157 square feet.

Opening of the hotel is planned for August 1, according to the CitizenM website.

 

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Melo is sigma and chad
15 days ago

“one of the highest pedestrian traffic areas in the nation” My brother in Christ, you’re the city planner, make the sidewalk wider.

Anonymouse
15 days ago

Great sidewalk comment , it is obvious that people planning this are amateurs at the best and quite incompetent at that.
Notice nice wide sidewalk on the side of the building and two fire hydrants sticking out right in the middle of it ,I guess just to make it more interesting at night. Any thinking planner would build them into the building’s wall ,standard solution in this situation anywhere else. But regretfully this is not anywhere else.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Love Negroni! Such a great choice for this spot.

Melo is sigma and chad
15 days ago

Yes the midtown location has delicious food and a cool vibe. Hope the brickell location is a hit too.

Not Anonymous
15 days ago

It’s in an ideal location. If I was on a business trip in Miami, I would stay here.

Anonymous
15 days ago

All sidewalks in Brickell should be protected by landscaping buffers like in the first image. Makes the street look so much more lush and beautiful!

m m
15 days ago

Thats true but it’s also less walking space.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Lets flip the narrative and make it less car space lol.

Anonymous
15 days ago

And they’re going to wreak of dog urine/plants will be dead within a few months. It’s a great idea but wider sidewalk would have been better

Anonymous
12 days ago

especially since no one picks up their dog’s shit

Anonymous
15 days ago

Brickell should be pedestrian only

Not Anonymous
15 days ago

don’t go THAT extreme

Melo is sigma and chad
15 days ago

That pokemon grass is taking up space, these sidewalks need to be able to fit four people walking a breast

Anonymous
15 days ago

Please tell me those water outlets sticking up in the middle of the sidewalk are temporary and will be shoved back closer to the building.

Urbanist
15 days ago

They look permanent – somehow they built their fire connection in the middle of the active sidewalk!

Ciparoo
15 days ago

Let’s see…

1. Sidewalks designed for suburbia (where no one walks)
2. Water pipes directly in middle of said sidewalk

Only thing we’re missing is overhead power lines!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Are people supposed to line up one by one? How is this sidewalk pedestrian friendly at all? I really like the Citizen M at Miami Worldcenter better, it looks nicer and it has an actual sidewalk.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I agree but Miami Worldcenter is still empty. They need to open up restaurants, bars etc

Anonymous
15 days ago

That’s about to happen

Truth Matters
15 days ago

It will be like that for a while longer
Without the crowds Skyrise was bringing and not building the convention hotel, 3 tall luxury dwelling bldgs will not suffice.
Shame

Anonymous
15 days ago

I still hope SkyRise happens

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yes… a giant toenail clipper and watered-down hotel and convention center will make us Times Square. Never mind a world-class casino or five-star hotels.

Not Anonymous
15 days ago

seems like you need a toenail clipper

DWNTWNR
15 days ago

Fire connection in the middle of the sidewalk feels like it’s not jiving with Miami 21 section 5.6.2.i

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yes, nothing says the “pedestrian experience” like a sidewalk interrupted by some plants bought from The Home Deport, fronting a two or three-story gunmetal grey metal and glass wall of a stumpy box with ugly mural, and right around the corner, over four-fifths the extent of the building’s ground-floor constitutes the loading area.

Urbanist
15 days ago

This is an awful sidewalk and streetcar experience for the pedestrian. The planners of this project did not do a great job.

Nick
15 days ago

Mini Manhattan

Anonymous
15 days ago

Mimi sure is filled with New Yorkers

Anonymous
15 days ago

That’s the goal!

Melo is sigma and Chad
15 days ago

No its not, we are not manhattan. Im going to make a remix of schoolboy Q song but replace LA with NYC.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Manhattan’s highest trafficked areas don’t have a crap hotel with a giant ugly mural at pedestrian level, and skinny sidewalk separated by another with minimal landscaping

Pájaro Nalgon
15 days ago

Please blur the tags on my cars next time. Especially the urus. That’s my daily driver.

m m
15 days ago

Super basic compared to World Center but it’s nice

Anonymous
15 days ago

World Center will be taking over Brickell as soon as it will be fully activated!

Antennae
15 days ago

It looks great

Negro
15 days ago

Negroni

???
15 days ago

The building looks better than I thought It would based off the original renders.

Fern
15 days ago

I think the sidewalks look small only because of the fencing that is there right now. Which must be temporary. Notice the bike racks in plastic in pics 2, 4, and 6

Anonymous
15 days ago

I feel sorry for anybody who’s going spend their whole day on these sidewalks crying about how they look instead of spending their day enjoying the Brickell area.

Evan
14 days ago

Doesn’t make up for them blocking the sidewalk for months with no alternative but jaywalking across Miami Ave…

calivalle
11 days ago

was there the other day no room to walk…

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miss the original Perricones…this thing is hideous

Anonymous
15 days ago

What happened to Perricone’s reopening in this bldg? Negroni instead I guess?

Anonymous
15 days ago

My understanding is that it was never intended to reopen in this building. That was just rumors.

Nick
15 days ago

You don’t have to miss it.. walk to new location.