Piling Equipment Arrives At Brickell Site Where 506-Unit Apartment Building About To Begin

Foundation construction appears about to begin at 444 Brickell Tower II, after equipment was delivered to the site late last week.

The 44-story tower is planned to include 506 apartments.

Developer Related Group has said it plans to break ground on the project this month, after it obtained a $164 million construction loan recently.

Construction permits have already been approved for the tower.

Construction financing for the adjacent 75-story Baccarat tower is also imminent, the developer said.

Baccarat will include around 352 condo units in a 75-tory tower rising 848 feet above ground.

Construction permitting is now underway for the Baccarat tower.

A third tower is also planned, rising 82 stories, or 897 feet above ground.

 


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Melo is sigma and chad
14 days ago

Another addition to the Miami River and future link to the river walk

Next Miami River Greenway / Riverfront
14 days ago

Yes! On behalf of the city, let’s make sure it connects cohesively with bike and walking paths all around the Miami River Greenway…

It should include Brickell and Downtown signage and motifs, public art and resting areas.

Hopefully the building adds outdoor retail and restaurants along the waterfront.

Anon
14 days ago

It will be wonderful when it’s finished twenty years from now

James B
14 days ago

Hope developers and city accelerate development here to finish in five years rather than outer boroughs.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Should accelerate this over a controversial metro extension to Miami Gardens – yikes!

anonymous
14 days ago

Connect the riverwalk

Anon
14 days ago

Between this and One BCC the entrance to Brickell is going to be amazing

Brickell Design Board
14 days ago

Please note that this is one of the the few entrances to Brickell, and often used as a backdoor exist from Brickell to Downtown.

The main entrances more often used to Brickell are at SW 3rd Avenue and Coral way, and 8th Street (Calle Ocho) and I95 — these points are where tourists come in from the airport and where South Florida visitors and a majority of Miami visitors come into Brickell.

These entrances should be beautified with cohesive designs like the rest of Brickell. It would be incredible to see Arc de Triomphe style arches erected at each of these entrances.

Anon
14 days ago

Oh yes. An Arc de Triomphe copy next to an interstate exit. Lovely idea.

Anonymous
14 days ago

I understand there’s a sculpture on the Boston Common that might need a new home. The modernists will love it. 😉

Lovely Indeed
14 days ago

NYC has huge monuments and parks next to and under the interstate. This is what most cities do to get the most value out of underutilized land and enhance thriving dense popular areas.

More Vantage Points
14 days ago

Not a copy but there are arches like this around the world where tourists flock to take pictures. Like in Washington Square Park.

Anon
14 days ago

It’s not just an interstate it’s one of Miamis largest bridges and among the nicest waterfront views in the city core.

Brickell Gateway Proposal
13 days ago

Doesn’t Coral Gables have a few grand arch monuments at the entrance of Miracle Mile? Arches have nothing to do with NY – it’s universal.

This would look amazing at one of the main entrances to Brickell on 8th Street (the Main street) and I95, and give this part of Brickell a refresh.

If you look at any Florida neighborhood off I95 local leaders place grand sculptures and landscape design at the entrance from I95.

Miami is the only part of Florida I’ve seen that has let these high value and critical gateway points go, but it’s coming back nicely and could use some help getting there…

Anonymous
14 days ago

yes it would be good to have something like an arc or something with the shape of a doughnut to welcome visitors to Brickell

Tom
14 days ago

Imagine when residents of Brickell and downtown can meet and picnic all along the riverwalk.

Anonymous
13 days ago

You’ll be waiting a looong time for that since we leave the development of the riverwalk up to individual property owners.

Anon
13 days ago

We USED to do that. We are changing this policy now and it’s clear the vast majority of Miamians want this if not all of us. This policy can be changed as soon as the next election if we have to vote new leaders into office. (Hopefully current leaders get with the times.)

Anonymous
13 days ago

Did I miss something? Has the policy of leaving the Riverwalk to individual property owners been retracted? When did that change happen?

Anons For Riverfront
13 days ago

We are collectively calling for changing the old Miami River policy, if it hasn’t already. It should be a public/private partnership at very minimum, but ideally totally public, to ensure cohesive planning all around the riverfront.

We have seen the private development policy fail for the river front and delay or deter development of the Miami river greenway for 20+ years.

If we rely solely on private development we get piece by peics random paths and dog poop lawns that don’t connect and gaps in development and inconsistent maintenance and signage.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Good luck with your “collective calling.” I agree with you that the development should be left to the public sector, but I’m also not as naiive as you to think that residents raising their voice for this will result in meaningful policy change.

Anons For Riverfront
13 days ago

I understand. It’s a multi-tier effort, and no single person can build “Rome” alone.

Here is a strategy to get us on the same page: (1) identify issues (2) intake public comment (3) evaluate special interests and funding considerations (4) develop proposed resolution (5) run proposed resolution by the public (6) collectively notify leaders of issue and proposed resolution.

Anonona
14 days ago

True, one more – the SW 2nd Ave.

Visitors coming to Brickell from Brightline mostly Uber or take the electric shuttle over this bridge into Brickell… one day it’ll be a nice4 gateway.

There’s some non-historic one story buildings and parking lots that could be sold and built up new.

Anon
14 days ago

I’d rather come up with our own iconic sculptures than just copying New Yorks.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Agree but New York is a copy. Only suggesting to learn from what worked in NYC and let the rest stay up north. There’s no competition here.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Rubbish looking development on prime real estate that should have been for a development to “frame” the city. Chicago has the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower at it’s main bridge between two major areas of downtown… and we have Icon Brickell and this monstrosity.

Anonymous
14 days ago

That is a comment on the state of the architectural profession and the ideas behind it. Just be thankful there aren’t more government buildings in Brickell.

Anonymous
13 days ago

It’s not bad. Newer parts of Brickell can be designed with more urban planning in mind. Good thing there is still room to grow.

Anonymous
14 days ago

What will these rent for?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Guessing $4,500-5,000+ for a studio by time its done.

sorry not sorry
14 days ago

Property values just went down for the water bay view units in Brickell on the river. You will now have a view of your neighbor up close and personal lol

Anonymous
14 days ago

There are lots of newer buildings with views in Brickell.

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13 days ago

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