Total Demolition Permit Issued For Brickell’s Starlite Motel

Miami’s Building Department issued a permit today for total demolition of Brickell’s Starlite Motel.

The demolition permit was first applied for on April 19, with the plans filed August 19. Approval of the permit was granted on November 7, and the contractor pulled the permit on November 10.

Red Door Construction is listed as the demolition contractor.

The Starlite Motel has 60 units, according to property records.

The building size is 32,344 square feet, with the lot size 43,500 square feet.

Optimum USA Brickell 2 LLC purchased the property in 2014 for $24.8 million. The building was later subject to a hearing before the city’s unsafe structures panel.

Next door, a 22-story hotel tower was recently completed, with 264 hotel units split between the AC Hotel by Marriott and Element by Westin brands.

 

(photos: Phillip Pessar)

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Anonymous
21 days ago

Should have been gone years ago, along with the Wendy’s and crappy suburban strip malls on the adjacent blocks.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Suburban street malls. Hahaha 😝

Anonymous
21 days ago

If those rooms at the Starlight could talk. LOL

Jerome
20 days ago

They’d have lung cancer

Anonymous
20 days ago

And every STI in the book.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Yes! Brickell is moving in the right direction. Next, remove the Wendy’s, Burger King, and that CVS strip mall. Add pedestrial friendly, or pedestrian exclusive corridors with outdoor dining and retail there.

Sim City Player Hater
21 days ago

They already have profitable dining and retail with Wendys, BK, and CVS. Everyone has a use for CVS, and area workers and visitors like fast food in their lunch break.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Not saying remove those businesses.
We all love them, shop and eat there.
Just saying they could be in more beautifully designed buildings with actual pedestrian landscaped property and low rise office or residential units above.
Those buildings are ugly and dated anyway. You can’t even pick up a prescription in the drive through it’s so not functional. McDonalds even redesigned their buildings to be more modern

Anonymous
21 days ago

hey yo, that guy above DID say remove those businesses

Slim Shady
20 days ago

Its for sale.
Go buy the center and put your money where your mouth is.

Anonymous
20 days ago

What money lmao he’s all mouth only

Anonymous
20 days ago

He’s light years closer to needing a service job at those places then he is to buying them.

FTX?!
21 days ago

What’s happening with our Arena name now? Any update?

Preserve yo mama
21 days ago

Hopefully it’s changing? So we don’t have our arena named after a failed bankrupt crypto scheme?

Anonymous
21 days ago

Back when Dolphin Staduim/JRS whatever was named Pro Player Stadium, the name remained for some time after the Pro Player brand went bankrupt. Until they found a new sponsor.

Slim Shady
20 days ago

Great point!!
(Sorry…didn’t see your ppst before I pulled the trigger, and it can’t be editted.)

Jose Jimenez
18 days ago

To me it’s still and will always be Joe Robbie Stadium. Period.

Slim Shady
20 days ago

It’s being changed to “Pro Player” Arena.

Hotel
17 days ago

That would be hideous.

Yah
21 days ago

DeSantis Arena

Watch what you call it cause it could be worse!
21 days ago

Well he is probably pro supertalls and a fan of Miami winning!

Anonymous
21 days ago

Citadel Arena? Make a move, Ken

calivalle
21 days ago

Woke arena

Anonymous
20 days ago

Better yet, the “Political Opportunist Arena”

Anonymous
21 days ago

Since it’s by the water they should call it the “Marena”

Anonymous
21 days ago

cringe.

Anonymous
21 days ago

All I know is, if Udonis doesn’t get paid for his FTX endorsement, somebody’s getting bitch slapped.

name
21 days ago

Yours ? Maybe we’ll use your name

Sam
14 days ago

Enron Arena or Lehman brothers Arena

name
21 days ago

I hope they tell the homeless living in the rooms

Realtalk Reilly
21 days ago

The funniest thing about that HO-tel was the private parking garages under the rooms so nobody would drive by and recognize your car there lol

Dude
20 days ago

That’s the whole idea…boy the memories lol

Mad Dash
21 days ago

Get rid of that horrible pseudo Mediterranean architecture.

calivalle
21 days ago

DAMMM MI primer polvo in miami…

Preserve yo mama
21 days ago

This is historic, it needs to be preserved.

Anonymous
21 days ago

haha.. you’re funny.

Dan marino
21 days ago

Lust in the dust….

Mr Pimpeton
20 days ago

NOT THE STARLIGHT MOTEEEEEL!!!!

Anonymous but Famous
20 days ago

The young professionals and students of architecture and real estate should not miss visiting and memorizing the size once the building is gone. A rare display of @ an acre, neatly enclosed by surrounding streets and buildings.

Anon
21 days ago

Has anything been proposed here ?

A. Nonymous
21 days ago

No, but a lot of propositioning over the years.

Anon
21 days ago

Curious to see what will be developed on this lot. Prime location

Anonymous Anthropologist
21 days ago

Development may be delayed due to the discovery of the archaeological remains of a Tequesta brothel

Slim Shady
20 days ago

Or a Peter Framptin Comes Alive album.

BB1
21 days ago

I’ll miss it. 😔

Hikoryj
21 days ago

Too many memories there

Yes
21 days ago

Miami winning

Hotel
17 days ago

Another historical gem being lost. We just lost the Deauville on the beach. Sad times in Miami.

Adrian
20 days ago

I hope breezeblocks make a comeback

Fkhftghr
19 days ago

Thrtk