Revealed: 43-Story Westpine Proposed In Brickell

Plans for a 43-story residential tower called Westpine have just been filed in Brickell.

Westpine is planned to top off at 474 feet above ground and include:

  • 328 residential units
  • approximately 1,155 square feet of ground-floor retail space
  • 357 parking spaces

A letter from the developer’s representative states:

Consistent with the County’s vision for developments within the RTZ, the Project creates density in the urban core, incorporates retail space at ground-level to activate the public realm, and includes a pedestrian friendly design with wide, public sidewalks beneath colonnades lining the Project’s SW 2 Avenue and SW 9 Street frontages to enhance pedestrian connectivity within the overall neighborhood.

The 0.7 acre property is currently improved with a 24-unit multifamily building constructed in 1964.

Westpine Brickell LLC is the developer.

Behar Font Partners is the architect.

The proposal was filed with Miami-Dade County Planners for review under their Rapid Transit Zoning Metromover Subzone, rather than being sent to the City of Miami for review under city zoning rules.

A pre-application meeting with county planners was requested on December 9.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Fillers gonna fill…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah they can’t all be beautifully designed, all glass, iconic structures otherwise the average person that wants to live in the area wouldn’t be able to afford the seven figure plus price tag.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are has a share of seven figure properties too. All glass buildings and newer iconic high rises coming to these NEW blocks around the core. There are older six figure buildings east and along the bay too. It’s great to see a mix of high end buildings within reach being built up to give people a entry level before they get to the ultra lux buildings right next door.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s clear something up. All glass doesn’t make it iconic, in fact it could make it cold like many buildings in NYC. Many iconic buildings here and around the world are built of concrete and stone, it’s a luxury for shorter buildings to not have to have the all glass look. Supertalls need the glass to be less evasive atmospherically.

Azarius
1 month ago

this is good for the market even thought I’m 100% they will be over priced.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is no such thing as overpriced. Everything is priced to match the demand.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And if they’re overpriced for you, they’re not overpriced to somebody else.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Stop being pedantic. People make stupid investments all the time, and get conned into paying more for something than it turns out to be worth on the general market where they hoped to sell it for profit. So it was overpriced.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Well, strictly speaking, by definition a property is not “overpriced” to whoever buys it, otherwise they wouldn’t/couldn’t have bought it. But by the same token if they end up having to sell at a loss, because market demand didn’t match their individual demand, then by definition the property was overpriced in retrospect.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gorgeous dynamic design for a prime Brickell location – this will be top Miami market and justifiably so!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Could this be better? Sure. But literally anything would be better than the dump low rise currently occupying this lot.

I'll just assume
1 month ago

How about a gas station?

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is going to be removed and replaced with a luxury Brickell residence too.

I'll just assume
1 month ago

Well, that person did write – “literally anything would be better than the dump low rise currently occupying this lot.”

Brickell Stakeholder
1 month ago

This project is perfect for Brickell!

Great to see all of Brickell being built up, especially this integral central spot. With 2nd Avenue being beautifully restored like Miami and Brickell Avenues, Brickell will be a fully-realized neighborhood.

The design is modern and upscale. It cohesively enhances pedestrian ways and the skyline. Elements connect well with existing nearby buildings (e.g., jagged balconies like Solitair; geometric podium, cutouts, and plant-walls, like on Brickell Ten). Perfect design for this prime ripe Brickell location.

Truth
1 month ago

The design is “upscale”? Jesus….

RenRich
1 month ago

Boring but definitely good for density and height.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If I’m young, I’ll be more concerned about Brickell’s vibrancy and conveniences, not if where I live looks “boring” or not to whoever.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s nothing boring about this building. Its got a lot of modern and dynamic features. It’s more interesting to look at than than the “ultra lux” super tall on Biscayne, posted about today.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I never said it was boring.. I said – “If I’m young, I’ll be more concerned about Brickell’s vibrancy and conveniences, not if where I live looks “boring” or not to whoever.”

Don’t mistake me for RenRich.

melo yellow was just mountain dew
1 month ago

good to see more tropical brutal pop up in miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tropical urbanism is chic and gives Miami a design edge. Love it!

Anon
1 month ago

Two pools?! This is so luxurious and will add much needed modern new residences to Brickell!

Anon
1 month ago

Absolutely love this look and design for Brickell! Build baby build!

Anonymous
1 month ago

These words are everything, “ colonnades lining… frontages to enhance pedestrian connectivity within the overall neighborhood.” More of THIS in core development please!

Rob
1 month ago

Not a fan. But OK. It will bring housing and height to the western edge of Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bleh, looks like a Melo and Related project by Arquitectonica had a baby. Jagged balconies and irregular nonsense right in the middle of a box.

Original
1 month ago

Sorry but we decided to do something because there are people who want to live in Brickell and were tired of waiting on you to present your plans and future building renderings.

– Westpine Brickell LLC

Brickell 2nd Ave Owner
1 month ago

Right on! Keep on moving forward Westpine Brickell LLC. Looks like a dream for anyone wanting to live in Brickell, but facing limited supply of newer modern buildings in Brickell. You have the blessing of this neighboring owner of Brickell property along Second Avenue. Brickell will be so excited to see the neighborhood completed–and so new!

Vincent
1 month ago

I’m not impressed. West Brickell continues to disappoint.

Anonymous
1 month ago

FYI – this is NOT “West Brickell.” Technically, there is no place called that yet. But I noticed that developers are calling west of Interstate-95 “West Brickell,” to create a new Brickell-adjacent neighborhood on the border of Little Havana. However, presently the Westpine address and 2nd Avenue are simply Brickell and an integral central location.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agreed. Let’s save “West Brickell” for the eastern portions of little Havana that, god willing, will be gentrified soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Totally, it was never an adopted name here, and keeps getting used for different areas that aren’t even in Brickell.

I95 is the main dividing line, and anything west of the highway is “west Brickell”. Just like we have palm beach and west palm beach as two separate zones.

It doesn’t make sense to call the highly valuable area around the underline this since it’s so central and is currently being built to resemble greater Brickell, with luxury designs to boot. It gets more foot traffic now than parts along the Bay and south. It’s just Brickell. Save that name for a new development west of I95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach are two distinct municipalities, separated by the Lake Worth Lagoon, and not a freeway built sixty years ago. In fact, “Westpalmbeach” predates the island in incorporation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell is all in the same neighborhood. There’s no official reference to sub neighborhoods – that would be loony. If anyone wants to use West Brickell, save it for a new development west of I95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who is trying to declare all the valuable property EAST of I95 as “west”? Anyone from Florida knows that neighborhoods east of I95, especially this close to the water, are undoubtedly “east.”

Archinerd
1 month ago

Ninja-stars of hell

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’re all going to be in the new super tall on Brickell Ave.

Anonymous
1 month ago

the old small buildings in west Brickell are being replaced by bigger and better buildings

Anonymous
1 month ago

FYI the area you’re describing is not west Brickell. I think you just mean 2nd Avenue. This is all just Brickell. Developers might call the area west of I-95 “west Brickell” or “riverside” because it’s west of Brickell proper and along the river. This area here, where luxury high rises are replacing old homes, is just Brickell and will look like the rest of Brickell in only a few years!

You can tell this by the recent rezoning and buildings being erected right now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

West of I-95 is Little Havana FYI

Anonymous
1 month ago

Little Havana is HUGE and is a broad term used for everything all the way to Flagami. The small developing area west of I95 is being used to describe new development Brickell-adjacent “west Brickell” since it’s a prime river spot area right off I95 and yet clearly not actually Brickell. Some people also call is “Riverside”.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Riverside was the original name of East Little Havana, with portions south of the Miami River curve being “Southside” (hence Southside Park) which includes half of West Brickell, whichever portion of I-95 you wish to call it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

For now it is. Let’s hope it’s gentrified and renamed to help our property values!

Albie
1 month ago

Or you could just, you know, maintain or renovate your own property instead of displacing others.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We do live and own property in Brickell, and you’re calling it the wrong name for your own agendas. Let the owners and developers decide. Should all of Brickell revert to pre-Mary Brickell days? You all are off your rockers. Look at any map – it’s all Brickell-no disputing it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The article title “43-story Westpine in Brickell” (BRICKELL, with no qualifying adjective) When I bought in this area, I didn’t think I was moving to some separate area, I knew I was purchasing in Brickell, as all official maps clearly state. Brickell is still a relatively small growing neighborhood that will fill in with modern development from I95 to the Bay. These attempts to try to bring negative PR to a booming area within Brickell is honestly offensive and wrong and harmful to those that purchased here to be in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It was never officially named this way. Just call it Brickell, it’s the true name that will last the test of time. Otherwise, we are going to have to start calling every few streets something different. We will have to call Icon, Northeast Brickell, and Brickell City Centre, North Brickell, the Underline, Central Brickell, and Citadel Southeast Brickell, etc. It’s absurd for such a compact affluent neighborhood to be referenced this way. I can see it working if Brickell was the width of Manhattan but it’s not.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Before you know it, visitors and tourists will give up GPS and just a compass to get around Brickell. Maybe, they’ll follow the sun to get home. It’s all Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually there is a zone west of I95 and Brickell before Little Havana with a very distinct characteristics and ripe for modern new developments and retail off the highway. It’s officially called Riverside now but some are using “west Brickell” to refer to this area since it’s west of I95 and Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually it’s Riverside (which is free to use west Brickell if it ever develops as nicely as Brickell is developing on this front)

Cubana Importante
1 month ago

“Other side of the tracks” = “West Brickell”

Let Little Havana be Little Havana. It’s a lot easier, as a pedestrian, to cross the Metrorail than to cross 95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is false. The tracks don’t even go straight, there are multiple tracks and they weave throughout Brickell. Since they are above ground they don’t have any dividing nature what so ever, like say I95 or a ground railroad. From a pedestrian standpoint, it all flows together seamlessly.

The underline is Brickell’s center core landmark and all around it is central part of Brickell (not west) and developing as such.

Maybe this was the name given by a few projects for a moment in time to drum up support. The characteristics and development planning have changed dramatically for the better!

Cubana Importante
1 month ago

Tracks are tracks unless they’re underground and out of sight

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is false. They are not “tracks” they are flyovers. Metro is the same as underground. It does not block pedestrian flow. Infact its better than a subway, because its nicer.

Tracks on ground level due tend to block pedestrian flow and bound neighborhoods, but that is not the case here. There is no distinction between areas within Brickell. By your logic, every few blocks would be called something different because the Metromover flyovers winds around all over Brickell, north, south, east west etc. That makes no sense. The main boundary line is I95, everything to the east is just Brickell.

Brickell is a small neighborhood and is more dense than ever before, and being built up all the same, so theres no need to make up separate divisive names, when it’s already known as Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If anything, the metromover and surrounding blocks are central brickell because they attract people in/out of Brickell. But these sublabels for Brickell are all so wonky and nobody agrees on them, leave Brickell alone and focus on naming other areas that need to form their own identity.

Brickell Stakeholder
1 month ago

It will be fine and enriching to cross I95 when the new Underdeck sister project is developed, creating a world class riverfront and expansive park to invite people from West Brickell/Riverside to cross the highway by foot into this newer part of Brickell.

Across the highway will be perfect neighborhood for people who can’t afford to live in Brickell just yet, but will have attractive hip restaurants, retail and nightlife to sustain itself, and pull in a new patron base from other surrounding cities coming in by car.

Cubana Importante
1 month ago

Underdeck isn’t even in Brickell

Anonymous
1 month ago

The current one. Referring to the next one that hasn’t been released yet, connecting Riverside to Brickell. It’ll be a huge plus for residents of Brickell, Riverside and Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

For Little Havana too. Imagine how many people from Brickell would love to walk and explore Little Havana. There’s so much rich history and culture there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cubana I get the sense you want to hold onto a community you love or slow down the natural progression and modernization of Brickell by calling this area something different. However, this was planned and destined to be Brickell for awhile and that vision is now coming through. Calling this space something different won’t change that. It is okay, and it’s a good thing for the City of Miami to grow. There are plenty of areas that will always honor your heritage and maintain, preserve and support the community you love.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are there any pine (“Westpine”) trees in West Brickell?

Anonymous
1 month ago

There will be beautiful parks and residential buildings, pedestrian walkways and retail in this NEW Brickell area. It will look like the rest of Brickell but better! And more appealing for residents than the touristy parts.

This area technically is just Brickell. West Brickell is colloquial for the area west of the Brickell border along I95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You again?

Anonymous
1 month ago

So developers are calling Southeast Little Havana/Southside “West Brickell,” but along comes a developer with project called WESTpine in absolutely-positively-not-West-Brickell…

Anonymous
1 month ago

The article title “43-story Westpine in Brickell” (BRICKELL!) Whoever keeps trying to rebrand this booming area must be threatened by the competition in the neighborhood. This is a new and awesome addition to Brickell and will benefit all of Brickell and surrounding neighborhoods.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s funny how all those non-affluent West Brickell residents want to call their zone Brickell. Nope. Us real Brickell residents are telling you how it is. You live in West Brickell, and that’s totally fine. It will also be a beautiful neighborhood one day, but it will still be West Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Says who? The developer who once upon a time got you to believe that some streets in Brickell are separate and valued differently? All of Brickell is a new neighborhood for everyone, including those that grew up here. I remember when Mary Brickell Village with few high rises in this part. You’re perception was based on an outdated clever marketing convention that’s obsolete and no longer accurate.

We used to call City Place in WPB just that, and now it’s Rosemary Square. I welcome the rebrand because it’s better for the neighborhood and overall city of west palm beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Property prices and rent costs are comparable in this part to those throughout Brickell. You’re on some high cloud to think anyone living here is not affluent too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The “real Brickell resident” above probably does – along with his “real” financed car. It’s not just the residents. It’s the Brickell owners too, and the entire mapping and planning of the City that people used to purchase their property and invest in Brickell. People probably said that about the block that this person lived once upon a time, and now he thinks it’s cool.

Another New Brickell Owner
1 month ago

We are Brickell residents. We just chose to live in a newer building on 2nd Ave in Brickell, closer to the Brickell City Centre, rather than an older one further from the center, probably undergoing extensive facade work if it’s 40+years old . This is Brickell with a newer product and more convenient to the central spots.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hmmm… I agree wholeheartedly with you… yet, I got “three thumb down votes” for saying – “If I’m young, I’ll be more concerned about Brickell’s vibrancy and conveniences, not if where I live looks “boring” or not to whoever.”

(scratching my head) Go figure…

Anonymous
1 month ago

You probably got downvoted because you said you’d be willing to sacrifice quality for location, which is a slippery slope in a small neighborhood being built with quality control standards.

I think your sentiment is correct, young people would love to live here and the difference between an “ultra lux” and “lux” finishes are minuscule to a young hard working person or family wanting to live the high-end Brickell lifestyle.

Marble is marble, having it flown in from a rare cave off the coast of Mauritius could mean less to a young person.