Plans Submitted For 643-Foot Tower Across From Brickell City Centre

Developers have filed plans to build Brickell Gateway, a 54-story tower across from Brickell City Centre.

The proposal was submitted to Miami-Dade County planners on February 15.

Brickell Gateway is proposed to include:

  • 504 multifamily residential units
  • 16,882 square feet of ground floor retail space
  • 245 parking spaces

The top of the roof slab is planned to reach 643 feet above ground.

The developers say they are able to build fewer parking loading and parking spaces than normal by going through the county approval process rather than the City of Miami. The property is being added to the county’s Rapid Transit Metromover Subzone zoning area.

“City of Miami zoning regulations for the property, particularly related to overburdensome parking and loading requirements, do not make development feasible on small lots such as this site,” said attorney Nicholas Barshel in a letter to county planners.

Attorneys are asking the county to approve a special exception needed to allow the proposal to move forward under county rules.

Gazit Globe and Atlantic Pacific are listed as the developers.

Corwil is the architect.

 

Renderings for the new tower have not yet been filed. For now, there is only this drawing:

A demolition permit has already been issued for this site where the new 54-storytower is planned:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

 

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Cool. Now how about adding a traffic signal near the Brickell metro station so people don’t have to dodge speeding traffic?

Anonymous
3 months ago

You’re assuming people will actually pay attention to the signal…

Anonymous
3 months ago

I think he’s forgetting that Brickell is in Miami.

Anonymous
3 months ago

They used to have the “stop for pedestrians in cross walk” signs in the center of the ROW. Those are long gone, and now I get flipped off every. morning walking to Equinox

Anonymous
3 months ago

Lmao pre workout cardio

s.k
3 months ago

The street parking on SW 1st Ave between 7th & 8th St must go. That lane should be used for left turn only on 8th St. Traffic in this little section is a nightmare, not to mention that in the evenings there’s cars standing on the left lane to drop people for the Black Bird.

Anonymous
3 months ago

And it will get worse with Miami21’s over wrought insistence on parking.

1987
3 months ago

The traffic and the mindset of driving in Miami needs to be addressed.
I have NO IDEA what those people employed with Miami Dade Transit are doing all day?!
Lights need to be timed like NYC or Hong Kong.
Come on!
Let us work effectively! WAKE UP and get to work MD Transit!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Some traffic calming as a whole would be great for SW 1st Ave. The current extremely wide lanes and lack of lane markings are a consistent hazard for pedestrians, which given the growth in the area have become more and more numerous .

Anonymous
3 months ago

How about banning cars from Brickell instead?

Anonymous
3 months ago

MIAMI ON FIRE

Anonymous
3 months ago

Call 911!

Shawn Kouri
3 months ago

Renderings please.

Anonymous
3 months ago

This better be iconic!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Don’t encourage their use of that word lol\

Anonymous
3 months ago

Whew!.. Aquitectonica will not be the architects.. boy, Brickell dodged a bullet!

Anonymous
3 months ago

why do you people hate arqitectonica so much

Anonymous
3 months ago

We don’t hate them. They just need to design more iconic towers not just cereal boxes with juxtaposed balconies. That theory has been done, tried and tested and it’s tired.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s not about hating Arquitectonica, it’s about detesting their repetitive designs.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Developers love them because they are cheap so they design cheap buildings. We should actually blame the developers more so for not wanting to spend the extra money for better architecture! They are only designing what the developers pay them for and the city of Miami should demand better! No we are not NY or Chicago an I understand it’s two different climates but either would ever allow the same uninspired buildings to be built. Seems as long as developers are greasing the palms of Miami government they can careless how the buildings look…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Architects design, developers choose. Architects go to school to learn their craft. Even an architect firm that’s cheap should have to the skill to change their designs.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Unless its Notre Dame and a couple others, architecture schools are jokes. Historically training was done my apprenticeships, and when that stopped, buildings started becoming boring.

Anonymous
3 months ago

You haven’t been to Dubai

Anonymous
3 months ago

Developers chose Arquitectonica because developers are smart enough to know that buildings have BOTH exteriors and interiors, and Arq. is great a handling both rapidly and efficiently.

Anonymous
3 months ago

The interiors are worse, even for every one of their good building out of ten cereal boxes.

Anon MIA
3 months ago

that comment is hilariously wrong

DWNTWNR
3 months ago

It’s because capitalism doesn’t necessarily breed innovation. It’s all down to a formula. The cheapest designs maximize units and profits. It’s that simple. Throw some quartz countertops and suddenly it’s “luxury.” When your pro forma works, why futz with it?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Correction, crony capitalism doesn’t breed innovation when local government design review boards are packed with “local” architects from Arquitectonica, Kobi Karp, and Zyscovich whose designs look the same everywhere no matter how it’s spun.

DWNTWNR
3 months ago

The design review boards don’t have authority to nix a project, though. They can recommend design changes, but the developers are not legally obligated to do what those boards tell them to.

Anonymous
3 months ago

True!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Cuba, Venezuela and other non capitalists have built so much wealth and innovation.
You should definitely move there

Anonymous
3 months ago

Because they are overused by local developers to push through projects. When you look at what non-local architects come up with, the differences are pretty stark.

Anonymous
3 months ago

^ You’re right!

Anon MIA
3 months ago

Because they are the definition of “pedestrian” architecture.

Ciparoo
3 months ago

I think the haters also need to realize most of the towers going up are residential. The design of these is not meant to be iconic, it is meant to pack as many people in as possible. Go all around the world and most residential towers are similar. You want iconic? Go look at 432 park ave in nyc and then look up all the issues the residents are having.

DWNTWNR
3 months ago

Bingo. Hong Kong is another great example of seemingly uniform tall residential buildings.

Anonymous
3 months ago

432 Park Avenue is iconic? Maybe as an eyesore.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Props to the developers for prioritizing units over parking 👏🏽! Many other Miami developers should take note and follow the county approval process, cities should be built for people – not cars. Now BCC needs to take advantage of the area wedged between SW 7th St and the river. Its the perfect location for a waterfront green space with amenities to connect the The Underline and the shopping center.

Anonymous
3 months ago

so you would live in a building there without a car. Not everyone that lives there is within walking/transportation to their work. Never able to get out of town for a weekend… ever.
How far to rental agency… that doesn’t sound very sustainable.
No friends to drive down to visit you – no parking. Maybe they can park at the airport?

Anonymous
3 months ago

These “get the cars of the road people” are young and friendless in my experience.

Anonymous
3 months ago

“These “get the cars of the road people” are young and friendless in my experience”

So you were once “young and friendless” and one of these “get the cars off the road people?”

Poor baby, nobody liked him…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Many people would live there without a car, and that’s better for drivers as well. The problem is when the city forces buildings to have more parking than desired, leading to higher building costs for everyone, including the people who don’t want to drive. If you like driving there are plenty of apartments with parking, including this one.

Anonymous
3 months ago

No one is forcing anyone to move there. They can find another apartment building with parking

Anonymous
3 months ago

We’ll live somewhere else then. No one is being forced to stay there

Anonymous
3 months ago

*well

Anonymous
3 months ago

No city is “built for cars”.
The dopey professors who convinced the dopey students that this is true should be ashamed of themselves.

People build cities.
People drive cars.

People who chose to use cars (as long as they do not ask me to pay for THEIR cars) should be able to do so.
People who chose not to use cars are okay with me too. EXCEPT for the dopey ones who think that they are morally superior to other people.
And the dopey people who can’t, or won’t pay for their own transportation.

Anonymous
3 months ago

This. People forget this neighborhood is part of Miami’s original 1896 plat, too.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Silly boy, it just means either the car is going to wind up somewhere else, at additional cost to the renter, or the equivalent amount of traffic via use of ride hailing. If every developer provided only half the parking needed parking rates would soar and ride hailing would struggle with demand. Not too brilliant an idea to make it more difficult for people to get around. It’s a short sighted political “solution” to paper over the lack of investment in mass transit.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Why do you need a car in Brickell when every thing you will ever need is walking distance or accessible by MetroMover/MetroRail?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Because I’m a don and dons can’t walk

Anonymous
3 months ago

everything is accessible? Hard rock, casino, everglades, keys, key biscayne, south beach, wynwood, design district, so miami, coral gables, etc etc etc. Your needs must be very limited.

Anonymous
3 months ago

What about when your Brickell job gets replaced by your new job in Doral? You will have to move and buy a car.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yep
Doral has been the darling “it” place for many years. Horrible traffic, no mass transit infrastructure, slave to the Palmetto, toxic smell from the dump site, Noise pollution. Need I say more?
Yet even the Miami Police Department moved their headquarters there along with cruise companies, and most corporate firms.
Go figure

Anonymous
3 months ago

I live in Brickell and used to walk to a girlfriend’s house who also live in Brickell. One day, she asked me what’s the name and year of the vehicle I drive. I told her I didn’t have or own a vehicle and I walk to the building where she lives.

She quit talking and seeing me the next day.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Bullet dodged!

Anonymous
3 months ago

She deserves to be dumped dude. You didn’t pick up her immature, selfish vibes?
Too many fish in the sea…
Con peste a bacalao

Anonymous
3 months ago

You dodged a bullet it seems lol

Anonymous
3 months ago

And after saying all that, he goes and gets in his car that’s parked in his garage that’s conveniently attached to his house to go to the store that’s three blocks down the street from his house.

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

DARN IT
We were on a thread to bash the mediocre Arquitectonica boring state of affairs and now its killed……

Anonymous
3 months ago

For a second I thought this was about swires lot facing brickell ave on 8th…this is west brickell gateway

Anonymous
3 months ago

just wish the next would buy a larger plot, make the building twice the height, and have the other part a park for everyone to enjoy. (not all cement).
At some point it will be full. So these 40 story buildings they will wish they had made taller.
Already invested in the land, the taller the more profit.

Anonymous
3 months ago

lack of greenspace in Brickell is shameful, especially with all the development to tag with some contributions. Part of the problem is the lack of accountability of the park component of the impact fees.

Anonymous
3 months ago

“shameful?”

Geez, if something doesn’t have what you want or expect to see, then that means it’s “despicable?”

Anonymous
3 months ago

lack of greenspace in brickell ? brickell avenue has lots of trees

Anonymous
3 months ago

Some people desire all of MiamiDade to look like a jungle.

Anonymous
3 months ago

they are demolishing old buildings to build new skyscrapers in brickell. I think that trend will continue for a while so brickell will keep getting better and won’t take a back seat to downtown or wynwood

Anonymous
3 months ago

Geez it’s not about taking a back seat to downtown or Wynwood, it’s about getting in where you can fit in.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Looking at the massing, certainly an improvement from the previous rendering and of course what is there at the moment.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I liked the glass wrapped renderings :-/

Anonymous
3 months ago

Damn! before long Miami will be the nicest city in Latin America….wait…….

Anonymous
3 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

👏🏻Don’t👏🏻Build👏🏻Parking👏🏻

eymay
3 months ago

Build Less Parking *

Anonymous
3 months ago

Build more parking. Rent or lease spaces that prove excess. Money in the bank.

Anonymous
3 months ago

insufficient parking will be a drag on rents. mistake, especially when the market inevitably cycles.

DWNTWNR
3 months ago

We have so many spaces that sit vacant during normal business hours that additional spaces wouldn’t get rented out. Anyone who says we don’t have enough parking in downtown has either not been to downtown recently, or is lazy and cheap and refuses to pay garage rates or walk a few blocks from a lot/street parking to their destinations.

Anonymous
3 months ago

We’re talking brickell, not the depressed downtown, and at night there would be insufficient parking.

Anonymous
3 months ago

No office space !??!?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah, with a 25% office vacancy rate, that’s just what the city needs, more office space.

Anonymous
3 months ago

The Brickell office vacancy rate is much lower, but an office component would require much more parking, even under the county regs.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Downtown office vacancy rate is 25%. Are you going to subsidize it?
Let’s be real

Anonymous
3 months ago

no one cares about the depressed downtown office market, with obsolete buildings and the gritty downtown scene. In Brickell the market is totally different, with much lower vacancy and no large blocks.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Brickell vacancy rate is 10.7% currently.

Ciparoo
3 months ago

“Nice Infill” – Some Idiot

Anonymous
3 months ago

Nice infill

Some Idiot
3 months ago

Nice infill

Anonymous
3 months ago

There is already scaffolding around the current building. I remember an article a few weeks back about a demolition permit on the site. Looks like they’re serious. Great to see considering the stellar renderings for this project that have previously been released.

Somewhat related, there is a “for sale” sign on the chicken lot at 88 SW 10th Street across from the Nine/Brickell Metro station. Obvious land swap after seeing renderings for a building there a few years back.

Anonymous
3 months ago

We want renderings!

Anonymous
3 months ago

And I want a coupla million dollars to begin with…

Magazine
3 months ago

There should be a pedestrian overpass built from metromover over SW 1 AV. If developer wants to skirt parking requirements, this should be part of the project. I get the overpass would be most useful further up the block past Publix, but the current configuration is insane.

Anonymous
3 months ago

At least it’s not on the Tobacco Road site. I’m gonna miss that when it’s gone.