Swire’s New Brickell Land Is For A Fire Station

Swire Properties isn’t expanding Brickell City centre to the west.

Outgoing Swire President Stephen Owens told an Urban Land Institute summit that they will build a fire station on a 7,500 square foot parcel of land acquired last month west of Brickell City Centre, according to The Real Deal.

Miami’s commission voted on a deal last week in which Swire would build the shell of a 6,500 square foot fire station for the city. The terms of that deal however, stated that the station would be located in the “N2 Block,”  between Southeast 5th Street and Southeast 6th Street and between South Miami Avenue and Southeast 1st Avenue.

Swire’s new property is at 158 Southwest Seventh Street, west of the N2 Block. The developer paid $2.35 million for the property.

 

 

Previously: Swire Buys Property West Of Brickell City Centre

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William
5 years ago

The street frontage seems really small. Is there a minimum side by side fire truck requiement?? To fit on that small lot? I’m no fireman but that seems small…

Anonymous
5 years ago

Unless the four parcels up to 2nd Avenue are acquired to create a corner site, circulation to access both streets looks impossible. Wishfully-thinking, the city could offer Wells Fargo incentives to rebuild on its smaller parcel in a less suburban format. The fire station to the south could be demolished and South Side Park can encompass the entire block better connecting West and East Brickell.

global reach
5 years ago

Have they seen that street during rush hour traffic ? The old location in brickell is far better.

Anonymous
5 years ago

7th street runs east-west. if the purpose of the station is to better serve the new developments this doesn’t seem like the most effective location. The current fire station location on 2nd ave seems to have less congested road access and more alternatives to reach most locations in the Brickell area.

Anonymous
5 years ago

There is already an existing fire station just around the corner. What’s up with that.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Maybe the existing one will be torn down and this will be the new one.

Anonymous
5 years ago

cool

Danny Costa
5 years ago

They should put a tower on top of the fire station.

Anonymous
5 years ago

And a tower upon that tower… and they should put an even higher tower on top of that one… right? Genius!!