Three Brickell Towers Set To Rise Simultaneously, Will Have 2,472 Bike Parking Spaces

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board voted yesterday in favor of approving a Brickell project with three towers, and developer Mast Capital will now move forward with construction permitting.

All three towers will be built at the same time, Mast attorney Iris Escarra told the board.

Construction permitting will also begin right away.

“The direction to me has been after this, we’re already working on permits,” Escarra said.

Groundbreaking is expected towards the end of 2022, Mast said earlier this week.

The UDRB vote in favor of the project was 4-0.

The project was designed exactly in accordance with the Miami 21 Zoning Code, making it buildable “as of right” – which is extremely rare. A project of this size normally requests multiple waivers, but Mast is requesting zero waivers for the three towers.

Another unusual feature is that the project will have 2,472 bike parking spaces.

The reason for the high number of bike spaces – the developer is participating in the city’s parking exchange program, allowing six bicycle parking spaces to be built as a replacement for each required car parking space.

Miami’s zoning code would normally have required 2,058 car parking spaces combined between all three towers. The 2,472 bike spaces reduced that by 412 spaces under the six to one bike exchange program, and there will now be just 1,646 car parking spaces built.

There’s also normally another parking reduction program under Miami 21 when in proximity to transit, but a representative of the developer said the city would not allow it due to the site’s proximity to a T3 zoning area.

The project is currently known as 1420 S. Miami Avenue. It will include three towers:

  • 80 stories, 939 feet (405 condo units)
  • 59 stories, 691 feet (425 rental apartment units)
  • 50 stories, 604 feet (425 rental apartment units)

There will also be 18,969 square feet of retail on the ground floor.

Completion is expected in the second quarter of 2025. Financing is said to have already been arranged.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

 


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Anonymous
7 months ago

Joe Carollo in absolute shambles right now

Anonymous
7 months ago

Joe Carollo wishes he was a dictator, like he could be back in Cuba, so he can silence those who disagree with him.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Can’t believe they’re building all three at the same time. Practically unheard of in Miami. Awesome!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

BBC was built at the same time… icon brickell built at the same time… plenty of twin towers were built at the same time especially all the ones in brickell were…

Anonymous
7 months ago

BCC is mixed-use, and the reach and rise condo towers were staggered. icon brickell crashed and burned, so not such great comps. difference here is one tower is condo, and two are rental. Cheers.

Anonymous
7 months ago

They were all built simultaneously that’s what they were talking about. They were not referring to the success of the project.

Anonymous
7 months ago

What are you talking about??
Reach and Rise were not staggered and “crashed and burned” must mean something entirely different to you.
I watched the Sheraton Hotel demolition and watched all three Icon Brickell towers go up simultaneously.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Icon went up at a time when they were building on speculation. Now most condos are built with large deposits and we don’t have enought rental units in the pipeline. This could change in the next 4-5 years it takes them to complete this project given the increase in construction cost I don’t think its likely.

DJL Cyber
7 months ago

Hopefully when the tallest tower completes, it’ll show off as a giant middle finger to Joe Carollo

Anonymous
7 months ago

I hate Joe Carollo as much as the next Miamian, but what is your comment in reference to? Feeling a little lost..

Anonymous
7 months ago

He’s hot though. Rumor has it well equipped too

Anonymous
7 months ago

Its in reference to the proposal Joe put up a few weeks ago that would eliminate the waivers and exceptions to decrease parking spots for condos/apts built near MetroRail and other transit corridors.

Joe wants a nearly 1:1 resident to car parking spot ratio in every building in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It also has to do with the fact that he said he doesn’t support the underline since if “5 bicyclist use it, its 5 to many” according to the moron…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Doesn’t Joe have any terracotta bird houses lying around that he can fling at his Ex-wife still?

Anonymous
7 months ago

More skyscrapers means less sun light reaching the streets, and making it more pleasant for pedestrians in the hot summer months.

The truth
7 months ago

Tru tru

Green.
7 months ago

That could also plant more trees as well. Just a thought….

Anonymous
7 months ago

well, yes and no. shade part of the day, but surfaces reflect light and concrete retains heat. Not sure what the net is.

Anonymous
7 months ago

actually there is a concept called the urban heat island effect which means that a lot of skyscrapers will actually absorb heat and reflect it back making urban areas hotter than suburban areas

MiamiArchi
7 months ago

I love the idea of this many bikes more then anyone… BUT
I can’t help but feel like more than half of these bike spots will never be used.
2,700+ bicycle spots is a lot of spots.
I don’t think I’ve ever even seen 2,700 bikes in Brickell period.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If you build it, they will come.

Anonymous
7 months ago

And you won’t see that many people riding bikes in Brickell either. With the way some of these crazy i d i o t s drive in Miami, people aren’t that stupid.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I agree. All these bike spots will never be used. It is a really stupid exchange program. The developer is providing 6 bike lanes instead of one parking spot for cost savings. Instead, they should reduce mandatory parking requirements in exchange for an amount to be contributed towards a public transit fund. The thought of so many bike parking spots being empty is so inefficient.
At first, I thought the 2,700 bicycle spaces was a misprint.

DWNTWNR
7 months ago

Miami 21 does have the option to seek a parking reduction/elimination with contributions to a transit trust fund. They can’t do this because of their proximity to T3.

Anonymous
7 months ago

So, change the ordinance.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Which is pretty stupid. You can build an 3 towers a block away from houses but you can’t reduce the parking? I get the idea of protection the homes but does anyone really think the residents are going to go park in front of the peoples house on historic Miami ave?

Anonymous
7 months ago

yes, for sure they will, it’s just a block away!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I live in this area, the houses a block away don’t have on street parking. This is a case where they made a blanket rule that doesn’t apply here

Anonymous
7 months ago

Some people probably will, but for those situations one should be able to just call a tow truck and get rid of the car. Forcing buildings to overbuild parking, leading to car-clogged streets, because of such a small consideration is ridiculous.

DWNTNWR
7 months ago

NIMBY is a real problem, y’all.

Anonymous
7 months ago

City is planning on adding more bike lanes on roads criss crossing the Underline. It already completed 22 Ave. Guys please think future. Not just in the next five years.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“roads criss crossing the underline” – Coral Way? 8th Street? future suicide lanes more likely! Those roads are jammed now, and are going to be even more jammed with the current wave of building. the reality is any serious commitment to alternative transportation is going to require a reallocation of existing lines (or sidewalks, to be fair) as vehicular capacity is exceed. Public school on Coral Way isn’t too helpful either.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If they make them like the garages in The Netherlands and open to the public, I can see it filling up.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Different climate in the Netherlands. Not the hot rainy tropics.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Agree. But at the rate of gasoline we’re going we’re going to have to adapt to it

Anonymous
7 months ago

India is hot rainy tropics and the overwhelming majority of Indians living in India bike or walk to go places.

Anonymous
7 months ago

India either has trees or giant stacked slums for shade.

Statler & Waldorf
7 months ago

Places like The Himalayas maybe?

Anonymous
7 months ago

India is also lacking in everyday AC.
Why not give up our AC while we are at it.
At least stay in the ballpark and use a Country in Europe with a similar standard of living.

Jon
7 months ago

Hate to break it to you, but most countries in Europe have a higher standard of living than the US.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^^Bullshit, Bernie Bro

Anonymous
7 months ago

most condo garages in brickell are pretty full right now. just did a quick survey. that’s how existing parking discounts have gotten absorbed.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love dense walkability as much as anyone here in this site, but I just don’t see Miami becoming a biking city because of the heat. I live in Brickell and tried biking and arriving at work sweating is unpleasant and not many people will do it.

That being said, I bought an electric scooter and have absolutely loved it, you can get anywhere within Brickell/Downtown with it and you don’t need a parking spot like you would for a bike. I can see that becoming a bigger part of a denser and more walkable Miami.

Elpit Onaso
7 months ago

I usually use two bikes while biking.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You’re hot

Anonymous
7 months ago

maybe 50 to 100 bikes in the packs, but certainly not in the bike lane! speaking of bike lanes, donde estas????

Connor
7 months ago

Dang this is moving quickly. Easily one of the most exciting developments for me in the past 5 years in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why do people get excited about condos and apartments being built… are these people planning on moving in?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why do you get so excited when you see another empty vacant lot?

Anonymous
7 months ago

well, this one looked a little like a big empty pool.

Anonymous
7 months ago

In case you’ve been on Mars recently, the Brickell market is out of housing inventory, so yes, I’m pretty excited, and also excited about Miami picking up a decades worth of population growth and real disposable income in the span of a couple of years. True it’s going to mean a lot of impacts for the city, mainly traffic related, but like the gentleman said above, the city will maybe start to address it in 5 years time, after the commissioners have figured out how to fully milk it personally. cheers.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“proximity to T3” – the few homes that are along South Miami Ave should not affect parking reduction waivers in Brickell. Those houses benefit from being walking distance to Brickell. Zoning rules need to be granular to different neighborhoods. Starting with removing the proximity from a T3 rule for the entirety of the urban core of downtown so transit reductions can occur.

Anonymous
7 months ago

well, not sure I agree with you. You could just as easily say the solution should be a more graduated intensity, as opposed to going from T3 single family to T6-48 80-stories in one block! on the other hand, even if the gradation was to the lowest level intensity, T6-8, or even T5 for that matter, you would still have the problem of parking poaching in the T3. You can’t completely regulate human nature, which if you’ve lived long enough in Miami you can appreciate. I think the PZAB did the best it could. Cheers

Anonymous
7 months ago

Tow the cars that park illegally in the T3 zone, and charge market rates for the legal parking spots in the area.

Anonymous
7 months ago

1255 units but Miami 21 says you have to have 2058 parking spots? That’s overkill for nothing… It’s not the developers who want all this parking it’s the board! Instead of requiring less parking and Miami government taking transit serious they want more parking! Parking is actually a luxury but we need better transit options to combat traffic…Miami is growing at an alarming rate, if transit isn’t seriously addressed it’s going to become a major issue!

Anonymous
7 months ago

It actually is already.
Don’t know why transit is first and foremost in all future developments.
As long as we have ez plentiful parking, roads will be crammed

Anonymous
7 months ago

If youve ever tried to join brickell traffic between 8:15 am and 10 am,these projects are going to create a massive traffic jam, more pollution, less green space and more dog shit

Anonymous
7 months ago

yes on both counts, watch where you step!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Love this development!

Azarius
7 months ago

I love this project and love the bullish approach‼️ I’m ready to see this come to light as the developers aren’t leaving any room for what’s to come next. Let’s get her done all three towers at one time !!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

it would be nice to see some set aside for parks in brickell. I love the triangle in front of flatiron, but two dogs and that’s pretty full.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Geez.. there’s the huge Simpson park in Brickell for one. No one who lives in those towers in Brickell are crying about more park space.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I live in Brickell/downtown… and yes, I cry for more parks.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ But instead of moving somewhere in deep southwest Miami/Dade on a farm or somewhere right outside the huge Everglades National Park, you decided to live in the Brickell/Downtown area?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Mast is smart just build asap!

Anonymous
7 months ago

YOOOOOOOOO is is groundbreaking stuff. Still to much car parking but DAMN I am excited

WWW.
7 months ago

What?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wow
More condos and apartments.
The area will flourish with more foot traffic. Love the height.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wait… So the amount of parking spaces is the Highlight of this development? Not the Architecture?

Anonymous
7 months ago

We already commented on the architecture when the renderings were first released. It’s now time to comment on the *new* info presented.

Anonymous
7 months ago

you can’t park it, you can’t build it Mr. Architect.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I wonder if the Roads will feel development pressure

Anonymous
7 months ago

Who cares if they do?!

Anonymous
7 months ago

More like The Roads will pressure development away, which is a good thing to keep height and density concentrated and encourage infill rather than a Houston-esque sprawl.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Who cares???????????????????
Anyone who wants to enter, exit, or drive through brickell.

Anonymous
7 months ago

As a resident I hope fewer people drive through Brickell.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Right, let’s turn a wealthy and stable single-family neighborhood into a mess like Edgewater by haphazardly rezoning it without appropriate infrastructure.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I don’t know what you’re talking about.. Edgewater looks nice to me…

Anonymous
7 months ago

The towers from a view on this website, sure. But at the street, whole blocks of parking garage frontage… At rock bottom, if Edgewater still had its historic stock of magnificent 1910s and 1920s, gentrified it would have been a neighborhood like Morningside, more desirable than anything posted here. Then all the development you like would have been concentrated in the Omni District.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Edgewater has a lot of room for improvement (it’s not yet Brickell), but it’s a nice neighborhood for a lot more people than the roads, and with the influx of new residents we need more conveniently placed housing. The Roads gaining in density is a matter of time.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The best thing to happen to The Roads is crummy one-story homes demolished for two-story 1920s Addison Mizner-style estates, which is a good thing. Anything else which should be done is turning cobrahead streetlights into classical acorns consistent with when it was originally platted.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love the height range this gives to Miami a thousand footer or two this one at 939 Okan 902 Baccarat 870 something Panorama e.t.c.Good height distribution

Anonymous
7 months ago

what’s lost in the height fetish is inefficiency and the hidden cost of vertical transportation.

Anonymous
7 months ago

what’s lost in the vertical transportation fetish is inefficiency and the hidden cost when building at taller heights.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nothing on the big Swire Related announcement today?

Anonymous
7 months ago

OKAN :
Why no news?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes, buzz generates sales

Anonymous
7 months ago

About the bikes …. Are we getting ready for China’s invasion? 🤗😛

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wrong website. CNN or FOX will welcome you with open arms!

DWNTNWR
7 months ago

You know who isn’t communist and has a very successful bike culture? The Dutch. Google cycling culture/bike infrastructure in the Netherlands. Stop trying to turn this into an irrelevant political debate.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“Are we getting ready for China’s invasion?”

Heck, they already own half of Manhattan.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Now this is the kind of parking I can get behind!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’m curious to know exactly what materials are going to be used on the white and gray fingerprint style facade. Hopefully it’s not a print or paint. That would look very cheap and who knows how long it would last in a hot, damp, salty air environment. Two dimensional metal would look great. It could be illuminated at night.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Early Millennium Eclecticism

Anonymous
7 months ago

Ain’t nothing but a conglomeration of Arquitectonica garbage

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hopefully they use these new buildings as a homeless shelter because that problem is beginning to pile up in that area

Anonymous
7 months ago

We should send them back to the States they come from. None of these homeless are from Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

When the eviction moratorium ended, the homeless rate went up, there were a lot of freeloaders who hadn’t paid rent in over a year. They migrate to downtown and Brickell cause lots of people give free handouts there

Anonymous
7 months ago

Target market is trust fund babies who can bike around all day in spandex going nowhere slowly. Real adults require parking spots for cars to get to their real jobs.

Anonbttm
7 months ago

I own no spandex and bike to my very real 8-5 M-F job on the same single-speed I’ve had for 7 years. As do others at my office. So by your definition I am neither a baby or an adult. Does that make me a teenager? I don’t have a trust fund but i do contribute to my Roth IRA so maybe those cancel each other out? How does this work? Can you elaborate?

Anonymous
7 months ago

^^well that covers 3 workers out of how many hundreds of thousands in Dade County?

Anonbttm
7 months ago

have you ever biked the Venetian during rush hour? Or anywhere on South Beach where there’s been extensive bike infrastructure for a relatively long time? Make it safer and better and more people will do it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not only have I biked the Venetian during rush hour, I also routinely piss craft beer and shit avocado toast.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Do you bike out of the building and into the rain when it is storming?

Anonymous
7 months ago

As someone who scoots to the office, when it rains I usually just work from home for the 15 minutes it takes for the rain to subside. Never had to brave a storm and never missed a day of work because of rain.

Jon
7 months ago

When it rains, I take the bus to work. Our buses aren’t as bad as everyone makes them out to be.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Such a ridiculous take. More and more people are living in Brickell and many who do work in the neighborhood as well, so would appreciate the option of parking their bike.

Jon
7 months ago

Plenty of us making near or over six figures bike to work (not trust fund babies) from out of downtown and Brickell. It’s nice to get a workout in and pass by all the cars stuck in traffic. You also don’t care about gas prices when you don’t use a car. Maybe stop being classist/elitist thinking biking isn’t a viable method of commuting for office workers.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah, cool story bro

Anonymous
7 months ago

That’s me! I love zooming by assholes sitting in their cars in traffic.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Agreed. I live in The Roads and sometimes it’s quicker to walk into Brickell. When the bridge opens a 10 min trip can turn into 30 min real quick.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Real worker here. Bikes > cars

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’m sure your shift manager at Circle K doesn’t mind if you come in drenched in sweat or from rain. What can you expect for $12/hr?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Have you never been to Europe? Loads of people bike to work every day. What’s so offensive about Miami wanting to be more like that?

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ People in Europe have a habit of taking a bath about once a week and the women slap on cheap perfume to cover up the smell, but I guess that’s not offensive to you either and in America we should do that also?

Anonymous
7 months ago

IDK, have you seen those people crossing the border? A swim in the Rio Grade must have been their first bath of the year.

Jon
7 months ago

Imagine trash talking an entire continent with a better quality of life than our country. It just highlights your lack of a real argument against creating a safe environment for all modes of transportation.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Have you been to middle America? Not much better there.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You are so stupid! Take it from a European living in Miami. And nope, I dont take it back

Anonymous
7 months ago

No, but I read news, and news is people in Asia are giving up their bikes by the millions and buying cars as their living standards improve. 6 spandex dorks wanting to ditch their comfy cars to bike to work here in the 1st world is a story too I guess. Some just gotta be different no matter what the tradeoffs are.

DWNTWNR
7 months ago

So, do y’all love or hate Asia? Y’all can’t keep invoking CCP and then looking up the same continent. I realize China is only one country in the continent, but there are several flawed governments in Asia (North Korea, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, etc.). So do we look up to Asia because they’re “giving up their bikes by the millions” or do we aspire to be better than the complicated democracies mixed with authoritarian and communist rules?

Anonymous
7 months ago

^^We aspire to stop saying “Y’ALL”!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Target market is people working across the street at the class A office building.

Anonymous
7 months ago

gratuitous comment, best ignored.