Vertical Construction Begins At CitizenM Hotel In Brickell Where 252 Micro-Sized Rooms Are Being Built

The 21-story CitizenM Hotel is now rising in Brickell.

Vertical construction could be seen getting underway for the first time this week for the first time.

The hotel is being built on the former Perricone’s Italian Marketplace next to Mary Brickell Village, which was demolished. Multiple trees were also removed to make way for the project.

CitizenM will include 252 lodging units, with ultra-small hotel rooms that start at just 157 square feet.

At the ground floor will be 4,174 square feet of commercial space, likely a restaurant. No parking garage is being built.

It is one of three CitizenM hotels in the planning phase in Miami, including one now in permitting at Worldcenter and another next to Lincoln Road in South Beach.

Concrete Amsterdam is the design architect for the Brickell and Worldcenter hotels, and for all CitizenM hotels worldwide. Gensler is the local architect of record.

 

 

(photo: paul burkley)

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Anonymous

It looks like a damn trash can. Great job CitizenM!!

Anonymous

The intersection in the lead picture has great scale. Shows how out of touch the development and parking requirements are.

Anonymous

Rather, it shows how out of scale Mary Brickell Village is.
Mary Brickell Village looks the same a Cocowalk, the Beach Place in Ft. Lauderdale, and any number of suburban lifestyle centers.
Brickell is the Financial District of Miami, and a place for tall buildings.
Having the little buildings is fine by me, they are cool.

If tall buildings did not have parking requirements, I find it doubtful that developers would build office towers or luxury condos without parking pedestals.

Anonymous

I like that Mary Brickell Village is small and quaint and also surrounded by skyscrapers. Lord knows the pedestrian experience isn’t nearly as great around the towers.

Suburban lifestyle center? Maybe. But it’s serving more of a vital urban function than more recent developments.

In the absence of prewar retail streets this “suburban lifestyle center” is basically most of the streetlife Brickell has.

Anonymous

>In the absence of prewar retail streets this “suburban lifestyle center” is basically most of the streetlife Brickell has.

The “alleys” surrounding MBV and their massive loading docks/parking garage vent fans are working to kill it.

Anonymous

There should really be more ordinances against / planning around all these docks and fans; it’s ridiculous.

Anonymous

I think Mary Brickell Village will sell-off plots to infill taller buildings.

Anonymous

Agree. They could even build a village on top of the obligatory parking podium.

Anonymous

Remember when people complained that Mary Brickell Village looked kitschy? Careful what you ask for, because now we’re getting ugly right next door.

Anonymous

You people who use the word “UGLY” really get on my nerves.

Look, if you can’t present what you think is pretty for comparison, then stop using the word “UGLY.”

Anonymous

Ugliest new building in Brickell. Waste of space!

Anonymous

“”Gensler is the architect”.. they needed an architect for this thing?

Sgt. Sapingo

Snoozefest. I can’t believe that we not only lost Perricone’s, but also all of those beautiful trees to this architectural abomination. My 2 year old nephew makes more interesting towers with his legos.

No green space?

Hope they do not keep killing all the trees around the site.

Anonymous

Don’t worry… they already got rid of the trees on their lot. They can’t just arbitrarily kill other trees nearby. :/

Anonymous

Great location for this Hotel ….. walk everywhere !!!

Anonymous

They should have expanded the allen morris park

Anonymous

Are micro hotel rooms really good for the City? I mean maybe it’s the fad now but what if it’s determined the market really doesn’t like to visit when they stay in a shoebox?

POLO

Then they will demolish this thing and build something better.

Anonymous

There will be always be a price point where they will be able to fill the hotel. Whether or not they can make money at that point is another question.

Anonymous

Can always be made into micro apartments for the workforce?

Anonymous

It has weathered the test of time in Japan and its spreading to other major cities like NY, Frisco, Toronto, etc.