Soil Testing At Brickell Chicken Lot Where Brazilians Plan 48-Story Hotel

Soil testing appears to be underway at a lot across from Mary Brickell Village, where construction workers still feed the chickens living there.

GW Brickell LLC purchased the 22,770-square-foot property at 88 S.W. 10th Street earlier this year. A Brazilian developer controls the purchasing entity, and has said that they intend to developer a 48-story Ibis hotel there.

Just a few feet away, a property owner of Native American descent has made headlines around the world after he claimed to have found historic artifacts and a ground spring on his property. He has said that he has refused offers from developers to sell his home. Dade archaeologist Jeff Ransom told the Miami New Times that the claims were a stretch.

 

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

“Soil testing appears to be underway at a lot across from Mary Brickell Village, where construction workers still feed the chickens living there.”

Hey Chickens, don’t fall for those fake “good samaritan” construction workers handouts. They’re just feeding you to fatten you up for their pots at home. Haven’t you guys noticed some of your clucking buddies missing!?

Anonymous
6 years ago

Brickell chickens are small chickens, usually fancy or game breeds which can be fighting cocks. Not worth going after unless you are really starving. Never even seen a homeless person trying to catch a chicken on Brickell. I’ve seen a seemingly homeless man feeding the chickens by the Metrorail. Also seen a peacock by SW 2nd Ave. just casually strolling along like he was the “cock of the walk.” lol

Anonymous
6 years ago

I hated those chickens. Lived on a low floor of the Axis towers… They never shut up, anytime at night/early AM. With the bus stop across the street and processed pastries people feed them, they must be miserable.

Anonymous
6 years ago

The chicken lot is on the western side of that block facing 10th Street. On the southern and western side of that same block, is a 3-story apartment building, a recently-built 7-11, and Mr. Bermudez’s house. It came out in the media that the owner of the 7-11 lot was trying to buy Mr. Bermudez’s house. His efforts were futile since Mr. Bermudez considers a great part of Miami to be sacred ground not to be built upon. If anyone knows who holds the title to that apartment building on that same block, let us know. It might yet be purchased by the Brazilians, if they haven’t done it already. But the Well of Ancient Mysteries at the south end, will likely remain as it is.

Anonymous
6 years ago

I think that the “Well of Ancient Mysteries” remaining as it is is a great thing. Gives some variety to a part of the city where everything is beginning to look the same.

BrickellB
6 years ago

I agree that slummy apartment next door needs to go! It is owned by Elsa Urquiza, a former Miami Beach commission candidate, according to a previous post by TNM. A 48 story Ibis will be perfect for this location

Anonymous
6 years ago

Not everyone is a billionaire like you BrickellB – some of us can only afford those slummy apartments.

Anonymous
6 years ago

there are plenty of affordable neighborhoods in miami. if people can’t afford to live in a neighborhood, they will have to move…just like the chickens

Anonymous
6 years ago

LOL. There should be a law that keeps all of Miami an affordable neighborhood … but only for chickens. Let’s keep Miami just like Key West. The chicken should be our official city bird. Contact Mayor Regalado. Let’s start the ball rolling, people!

Anonymous
6 years ago

Ms. Urquiza better get on the gravy train now because her property by itself is probably too small for anything of significance to be built there. Or she can wait for a future where Mr. Bermudez is no longer in the picture AND she can powwow with the owner of the 7-11 land. It’s her call: certain money now or a nebulous someday. Ah, money… it makes people do strange things. LOL.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Agree, this is a perfect spot for a hotel for the non-South Beach out-of-towners. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from MIA via the Metrorail just across the street. The hotel should do a landmark business just like the just-as-convenient Hampton Inn two streets down is doing.

Marc305
6 years ago

How is keeping the “Well of Ancient Mysteries” a good thing? It is a filthy house in a nice area, a complete eye sore that has no historical value what so ever. I read the whole article about this hound! All his claims have been proven to be false.

When the guy who fought so hard to keep that Indian Circle around Icon tells you that your claims over your house are bogus it is ridiculous to keep pretending that somehow you are on sacred ground. The owner is completely delusional, he fancies himself to be American Indian when in reality he is Colombian. Get out of the way and let progress continue!

Anonymous
6 years ago

The only way I see Mr. Bermudez selling is IF AND ONLY IF some developer agrees to keep the ground floor (house, bedrock, and the Well of Ancient Mysteries) INTACT. The new construction would HAVE to be build ABOVE AND AROUND his life’s work, sort of what they are doing now in Met Square. Mr. Bermudez would probably only sell with those caveats thus validating the digging that he has been doing for close to 55 years now. The development restrictions are (in his mind) a validation of his accomplishments and what he holds dear. His belief system is not going to change! I have to admit this: Every single person who unawarely passes by his property for the first time does a double take at the quaintness of the out-of-place little house with the way-out artwork (even on the roof). Does anyone know of any other more incongruous house in Miami? I really want to know.