Total Demolition Permit Issued For Brickell Property Where Russian Plans 712-Foot Tower

OKO Group has filed for demolition of a building in Brickell where a luxury tower is planned.

Watson Investigations LLC, controlled by Russian-owned OKO, filed to demolish the former Latin American Kitchen at 830 SE 1st Ave, across from Brickell City Centre.

A Notice of Commencement was recorded with the county on August 21, 2017 stating that total demolition was about to get underway. A city demolition permit was applied for August 23 and issued on October 30.

The demolition permit does not include the Chicken Kitchen building, which is owned by the same developer but still operating.

The developer is planning a 712-foot tower with retail and luxury residential, their website states.

 

renderings of a ricardo bofill/revuelta tower once designed for the site:

 

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Anonymous

Why more condos dammmitt 🙁 Brickell is supposed to be the business neighborhood of Miami. Make condos somewhere else.

I know some developper wannabe is gonna come in 2 seconds tell me to the raise the money to do my own project, but that’s besides the point. The city should mandate all the remaining land in Brickell to be office or nothing. This is for our city’s own good. We’re losing our business appeal little by little with that many condos and little office space.

Anonymous

Agreed – Miami and Florida could use politicians who offer open arms to the corporate business folks to establish headquarters here. We only appeal to foreign thiefs, tax dodgers and tourists. Not exactly a real city.

Anonymous

City: An inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village.

Marc306

Don’t blame the city or the zoning. Blame this country and the influx of dirty foreign money. No developer in their right mind would have proposed more office space in Brickell with the amount of foreign condo money coming in.

Anonymous

This is an inaccurate article. This project will be an office building instead.

Anonymous

Really??? So excited all of a sudden!! <3

Anonymous

Are you sure? Hope it is. Cause having 4000 new condos just on the corner of 8th and S Miami ave is already overflown market.And still the same 2 roads. This city thinks we will fly like birds over traffic

Anonymous2

Are there proposed plans for an office project?

Anonymous

All of these damn Miami buildings look the same…boring ass architecture. With the exception of Aston Martin Tower, it’s the same rectangular looking crap…Create a skyline like Panama City, Panama or Dubai…just stop with this repetitive look.

Anonymous

Amen to that.

Anonymous

From what OKO has demonstrated for their Miami projects so far, I believe there is no chance they keep that hideous box with a belt around I.T as their final design. They are interested in better design than that where they can command higher PSF. SLS Lux east views about to get wrecked.

Anonymous

Rectangular is the cheapest to design and build.

Anonymous

#Cheapest

Anonymous

Rectangular can be beautiful if done right, just take a look at some of Mies van der Rohe’s work. Less is more sometimes.

Anonymous

Agree, but we shouldn’t expect a bronze beauty like the Seagram’s building these days.

Ivan D.

“I must break you.”

Anonymous

So is this building gonna get built? or is it another bust?

Anonymous

Hope they keep the trees.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Ugly……. change design pls

Anonymous

“renderings of a ricardo bofill/revuelta tower ONCE designed for the site:”

Relax guys, that box ain’t being built. I do hope OKO goes for something more innovative compared to another box like Missoni Baia.

Anonymous

I like it. It will bring more patrons to BCC.

Anonymous

Who approves these designs? they are all the same..

Anonymous

Miami city officials via deposits to their offshore accounts. #corruptMiami