Tree Permit Applied For At Brickell Site Where 856-Foot Tower Planned

The developer planning a striking 65-story Brickell tower has applied for a tree removal permit.

Millennium Developments of Brickell LLC submitted the tree permit application to Miami-Dade on March 19.

A total of 9 site trees and 3 right-of-way tree are to be removed, the permit application states.

The reason for the removal is “to allow for the development and construction of a new multi-family residential development at the property,” the developer wrote in a description.

The new tower is tentatively called Calle 8, according to a Letter of Intent sent to the county requesting approval of the building design.

Review of the development plans is continuing this month, records show.

The tower is planned to top off at 856 feet above ground and 870 feet above sea level.

Plans call for ground floor retail uses, a performing arts venue or retail complex, and 464 residential units and amenity spaces within the 65 stories.

 

 


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Antennae
27 days ago

Most striking building to be built in Miami.
I hope it gets built

Anonymous
27 days ago

This is the kind of impressive Brickell entrance, central landmark we’ve all been hoping to see!

Anon
27 days ago

Stunning building

Anonymous
27 days ago

Now THIS is a landmark! Miami never ceases to amaze me. This will be an enchanting site in what is truly a magical city 🤩🏙️🎩✨

Azarius
27 days ago

There are a lot of very nice luxury developments happening west of the metro in Brickell

Anonyme
27 days ago

This beautiful tower, if built, will be the closest thing to a spear in the Miami skyline. It will draw the most attention in all pictures of the city. It would become our modern version of the Transamerica tower in San Francisco or the Empire State Building . Not sure about the La Petite Havane name…. lol

Anon
27 days ago

Sorry but this small triangle building doesn’t hold a candle to the Empire State Building

Anonymous
26 days ago

He said “modern version” – don’t think he meant a direct comparison. They’re different obviously.

Anonymous
26 days ago

It’s a nice building Miami needs more of, and no comparison with landmarks in other cities is necessary.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Love this building! Hoping for a new name though.

Melo is sigma and Chad
27 days ago

Glad its moving forward this block is about to be DENSE

Name*
26 days ago

Top 5 unique buildings in the miami area, but

The Genting Miami seashell towers, Resorts World Miami on the bay etc, is still the architecture that got away, with or without the size casino they wanted. The seashell skyscrapers right on the water would have been more striking than this wedge, but maybe it would have been too hard to build, and would be VE’d down. Apparently the guitar tower at hard rock in Hollywood was itself unusually hard to build.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Looking forward to seeing 2nd Avenue renamed as Park Avenue!

Anonymous
27 days ago

“Broadway” “Flatiron Brickell” “Empire Brickell” now “Park Avenue”? You must be kidding me….

Anonymous
27 days ago

Is the number 2 so sentimental to you or do you just have personal feelings about American names?

Anonymous
27 days ago

It’s part of a very clear pattern…

Anonymous
27 days ago

The pattern is that these names are associated with successful locations in American cities. For example, you’ll find them not only in New York but also in Memphis, Los Angeles, Winter Park, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, and more. Others likely follow this trend because these names are synonymous with elegance and prominence in thriving parts of America. Naming places in this area after well-known locations simply fits in with its contemporary vibe.

Anon
27 days ago

Empire? Flatiron? It’s a very clear attempt to poach iconic NYC location names – and it’s silly.

Julius Caesar
26 days ago

How presumptuous to think NYC owns “Empire” when us Romans coined it first. These terms are generic, used by nobles worldwide, all equally tasteful.

Anonymous
26 days ago

This theory falls flat, sir. Flatiron buildings, a common architectural term known for their triangular shape, are famous worldwide. Examples include Toronto’s Gooderham Building, San Francisco’s Fuller Building, and Atlanta’s Flatiron Building.

Al Czervik
27 days ago

Why?

Anonymous
26 days ago

How about leaving it the f alone? We don’t need to rename a street for your NYC comparison fantasies just like we don’t need to rename streets and parks in honor of some commissioner’s buddy.

Anonymous
26 days ago

These names aren’t about NYC; they’re used in top cities nationwide. Let’s aim high and choose a name that resonates with city living. With its own bridge connecting to downtown east of I-95, Miami’s “Park Avenue” has the potential to be both popular and attractive, linking Brickell’s new parks with the planned large-scale park in the government center.

Name*
27 days ago

The top five floors are empty so the top triangle counts as a spire.

Anonymous
27 days ago

That’s such a smart design choice! I have a feeling we have a trend setter with this one☝️🎉

Anonymous
27 days ago

The Transamerica pyramid of Miami.

anonymous
27 days ago

Architecture looks more like a 4 than an Ocho but I’ll take it. We have nothing like this in Miami!

Anonymous
27 days ago

It’s a temporary name holder; something more apropos to the stellar modern design will surely emerge.

Johnny Blitz
23 days ago

Now this is some great architecture.

Anonymous
27 days ago

The ocho!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

I hope they choose an English name, something with mystique and elegance. I considered “Magic 8” as a nod to 8th Street, but perhaps that’s too tacky. If we want it to be Spanish but universally understood by English speakers, maybe “Magia”? “Ocho” is definitely better than “Calle 8,” which most people will pronounce as “Cali8” and is already used for a neighborhood center quite a distance from here in Brickell.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Magic 8 sounds like a cheap casino

Al Czervik
27 days ago

My sources say no.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Incorrect on “most people”. Most people know how to pronounce the famous Calle 8 tourist attraction.

Anon
27 days ago

It’s also not quite a distance from here. You go less than two blocks and you’re at the start of Calle Ocho. Also the street is already 8th street even in Brickell

Anonymous
27 days ago

Riverside, just two blocks away west of I-95, is undergoing revitalization to blend modern amenities with historic preservation. It will include affordable and luxury housing options, along with riverfront parks. The main “Calle Ocho” neighborhood center and tourist attraction spans from SW 12th Avenue to SW 22nd Avenue, as depicted on maps and tourism guides. While expecting people to walk 12 avenues may seem impractical, connectivity is expected to improve. However, a narrow focus just west of Brickell may not fully serve the local community’s interests, as we, along with visitors, would like to see new unique experiences closer to home that enhance the walkability to Little Havana, with distinctive stops along the way. Transforming the underdeveloped area west of I-95 offers an opportunity for a popular, unique, and pedestrian-focused neighborhood connection to emerge.

Al Czervik
27 days ago

I’ll take the luxury option.

Anonymous
26 days ago

For most folks, the actual “Calle Ocho doesn’t start until 12th Avenue.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Definitely! “Calle Ocho” spans from 12th Avenue to 22nd Avenue and beyond, a bustling district twice the size of Brickell. Improving connectivity there would make it easier for visitors to enjoy its authentic and vibrant culture while strolling around and give locals someplace to enjoy too.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Even after years of Spanish lessons, I’m still not sure if “Calle8” should be read as “Calle Eight” or “Calle Ocho.” It’s confusing because the pronunciation of the double “ll” can differ depending on where you’re from. My aim here isn’t to offend anyone; I just want a name that everyone, regardless of background, from around the world and the country, can understand and feel welcome with in this area.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Brickell8, you’re welcome.

Anonymous
27 days ago

I’m not really feeling “The Ocho” as a name. It sounds more like an 8-pound cheeseburger with guacamole than a fitting name for this building. This place seems like it deserves something a bit more special and rare, no puns intended.

Calle Ocho friend
27 days ago

Hopefully they help fix the crosswalk on eighth Street and third Avenue. Most dangerous crosswalk in America.

Al Czervik
27 days ago

Source.

Anon
27 days ago

The Avengers building!!!

Name*
27 days ago

Don’t directly call it’s Stark Tower or get downloaded

Tom
23 days ago

this is going to have some interesting floor plans

Anonymous
27 days ago

Cool tower but HATE the 10-story parking podium

Rob
27 days ago

Agreed. Stunning building, but the podium ruins it. Keep the podium but at least fake it as part of the tower. The name is grotesque.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Looks like a spot for a concert hall with great acoustics. Picture a mix of glass and stone around the edges, a grand staircase, really high ceilings, and a cool water fountain shooting up from the ground.

Anonymous
26 days ago

I’ll take it over a cheesy mural.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Look at that gloriously massive podium.
Say whaaaat? Am I riiiight?

Anonymous
27 days ago

It’s quite glorious! It will be either a new concert hall/event venue or an exciting multi-level retailer, maybe even both!

Anonymous
27 days ago

He’s clearly referring to the 10 stories of vehicle storage.

Anonymous
27 days ago

This tower looks like either a giant Dorito or Pac-Man on a Jenni Craig diet , however it looks cool

Rob
27 days ago

Haha. Where do you live? Oh down the street at the dorito building

Sgt. Sapingo
27 days ago

For some reason this building makes me think of Patrick Star.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Maybe Sponge Bob the musical can come on tour here. It was actually a great show!

Boom!
27 days ago

I got it! Elev8 Miami

Anonymous
27 days ago

Elev8 Brickell 🙌🏼 👏🏼

Anonymous
26 days ago

Gross… Wordplay with numbers are the cheesiest names for buildings.

Realtalk Reilly
27 days ago

Oh please. That triangle thing is never getting financed. It looks cool but is wasting the available floorspace by half. Huge misuse of space and money.

Anonymous
26 days ago

It’s not a misuse; it’s spot on. Exceptional developers hit the jackpot when they create something as special as this signature building, with the whole city cheering them on.