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.