The Miami Brickell
City Centre in Miami Florida
Brickell CitiCentre Retail Mega-Mall on
Brickell Citicentre rendering - 2006
CitiCentre Condos Complex was a proposed complex of
skyscrapers in downtown Miami, Florida. It was
an "approved" project, as was approved by both
the City of Miami and the Federal Aviation
Administration, but the entire complex was
canceled in 2008. It was expected to begin in
late 2007 or early 2008, with completion in late
2009 or early 2010. If it was built, the three
main buildings would have ranked in the top ten
of the tallest buildings in Miami. Brickell CitiCentre III, the tallest of the three, was to
be 808 ft (246 m) tall, and contain 76 floors.
The 76 floors would have tied it with Met 3 for
the lead in the tallest building in Miami in
terms of floors. The second main building in the
complex is Brickell CitiCentre II, which was 769
ft (234 m)-tall, equivalent to 72 floors.
Brickell CitiCentre I, the shortest of the
three, was going to be 69 floors and 740 ft (226
m) tall, and located on the west side of Miami
Avenue, across the street from the other two
The CitiSquare center, connecting the
buildings at their bases, was planned for
construction after the three main towers are
completed. The complex was set to be built at
the corner of South Miami Avenue and Tenth
Street, in the western Brickell Financial
District of Miami. The Tenth Street Metro
Station was one block west of the complex. The
architect of the buildings was Arquitectonica.
| Brickell Citicentre / Location
701 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33131
Brickell Citicentre in a larger map
Brickell Citicentre in a larger map
county's tallest building
Week of September 29, 2005
By Deserae del Campo
Developers of the $2.2 billion Brickell
City Centre won city approval last week to erect
the county's tallest building among three towers
on either side of South Miami Avenue.
One tower is to have 72 floors, the second 69
and the third, which will rise 808 feet, 76. The
tallest building in the county now is the Four
Seasons on Brickell Avenue, at less than 800
The 5.6-acre site at 700 and 701 S. Miami Ave.
is to house 2,424 multifamily residential units,
133,721 square feet of office space, 87,438
square feet of retail and restaurant space and
2,808 parking spaces.
Developer Kevin Reilly said he plans to start
construction within a year but has not set a
price for the residences.
City commissioners cleared the way by accepting
a modification of part of the Brickell Commons
major use special permit they approved in March
"It was modified from the old major use special
permit," Mr. Reilly said. "I did some changes to
it, but overall, everything is the same."
In June, attorney Tony Recio, representing owner
Miami Retail Partners LLC and contract purchaser
Brickell CitiCenter LLC, applied to modify the
major use special permit. In July, the Miami
Planning Board voted 6-0 to approve the
Amenities for Brickell CitiCenter are to include
wide sidewalks with ground-level plazas along
South Miami Avenue, swimming pools, lap pools,
exercise lawns, spas, cafÈ lounges, bar and
grills, fitness centers, party rooms and
"The development and economic impact of this
project is very high," said Commissioner Johnny
Winton. "It's bringing in almost 1,984 temporary
jobs and 75 permanent jobs to the city."
Brickell CitiCenter is expected to bring the
city $12 million in annual taxes.
Height 808 ft Floors 76 skyscraper
Brickell CitiCentre I Two Height 769
ft Floors 72 skyscraper
Brickell CitiCentre II One Height
740 ft Floors 69 skyscraper
Miami planning board speeds along massive
Brickell redevelopment proposal
An ambitious mixed-use plan off Brickell Avenue
sailed through Miami’s planning and zoning
BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI
After sailing through its first public hearing
with no opposition, the most ballyhooed local
redevelopment plan since Midtown Miami appears
headed for speedy city approval, promising to
transform a long-dead zone off Brickell Avenue
into a new urban district characterized by
cutting-edge design, pedestrian-friendly streets
and novel environmental features.
After heaping praise on the mammoth Brickell
CitiCentre proposal, the city’s planning and
zoning board voted 7-0 Tuesday night to
recommend approval to the city commission, which
will take up the project next week in the first
of two hearings. No one spoke in opposition,
although two speakers raised relatively minor
officials, who are co-applicants along with the
developer, Swire Properties, told board members
the $700 million, mixed-use project will plug a
gaping void in the city’s urban core. They said
it would inject new life, jobs and commerce into
the area, fill city coffers to the tune of $5
million annually in property taxes, and knit
together the successful Mary Brickell Village
redevelopment to its south with the Miami River
and downtown Miami to the north.
Swire, which developed nearby Brickell Key,
proposes to erect a residential tower, hotel,
two mid-rise office buildings and extensive,
street-fronting retail and restaurant space on
three-and-a-half mostly vacant blocks straddling
South Miami Avenue. Swire said construction
could begin as soon as early 2012, would proceed
in phases and be completed within four years of
“It will have an immediate effect on our
economy,’’ Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said.
The project, designed in its entirely by
Miami-based Arquitectonica, boasts a degree of
pedestrian and transit friendliness new to
Miami. It’s the first of its scale planned under
the city’s new Miami 21 zoning code, designed to
create denser and livelier urban streets.
It’s also among the first in the nation to
conform to new “green’’ Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design, or LEED, standards that
promote creation of sustainable neighborhoods --
dense districts easily navigated on foot, by
public transit or by bike.
Swire promises wider sidewalks, hundreds of
trees, storefronts open to the street, and a new
traffic-calming circulation pattern on the
existing streets, now hard to cross because of
speeding cars and trucks. The project would also
incorporate an existing People Mover station,
which would be rebuilt to allow passengers to
disembark directly into the development as well
as the street below.
A new greenway under the mover guideway would
connect to the Miami River. There would be
hundreds of bike rack spaces, too.
The project also includes two large pedestrian
bridges spanning South Miami Avenue and
Southeast Seventh Street. Swire says they will
be different from the stark pedestrian bridges
erected in the ‘70s, which fell into disfavor
because they sapped street life by keeping
people inside self-enclosed projects.
CitiCentre’s bridges, Swire says, will have
shops and restaurants and are part of a complex
circulation plan meant to get people on foot
from the People Mover station through the
complex and down to ground level, where shops
will open directly onto the sidewalks.
“They’re not void spaces,’’ said Arquitectonica
principal Bernardo Fort-Brescia. “They will have
life and activity.’’
Pedestrians would be shielded from the harsh
Miami weather by a “climate ribbon’’ -- a
translucent canopy that will snake through the
entire project, filtering natural light down to
the pedestrian bridges and the open-air shopping
areas and gardens at ground level. The canopy,
which also have solar panels to feed energy to
the complex, would create a cooling
“micro-climate’’ beneath it without the use of
air conditioning, Fort-Brescia said.
The project hardly stints motorists, however: It
would boast two levels of underground parking
$1.3 billion mixed-use
project slated for Brickell
Week of July 28, 2005, Brickell City Centre
A $1.3 billion mixed-use project spanning almost
two blocks and 5.5 acres in the Brickell
financial district would create Miami's tallest
buildings and is expected to get under way
within 12 months.
The Brickell CitiCentre project, targeted for
vacant land at 700 and 701 S Miami Ave., is to
include three towers ranging from 69 to 76
stories with 2,424 residential units, more than
200,000 square feet of retail and restaurant
space and 130,000 square feet of office space.
Completion is projected in three years.
Miami's Planning Advisory Board unanimously
approved the project without discussion last
week, and developer Kevin Reilly said he
anticipates final approval for a Major Use
Special Permit from the city commission in
Brickell Citicentre LLC bought the site last
October for an undisclosed amount from Miami
Retail Partners, LLC - the name of the
Millennium Partners entity created for the
Officials from Millennium Partners, the New
York-based developer of the Four Seasons
mixed-use tower on Brickell Avenue, were not
available Tuesday for comment.
Millennium's Four Seasons, at 64 stories and 788
feet, 9 inches tall, is now the city's tallest
structure. All three proposed Brickell
Citicentre towers would rise above it.
Mr. Reilly, who said he is managing member of
Brickell CitiCentre LLC and sole owner of the
project, said land acquisition was financed
internally, and construction costs are to be
covered through a loan.
"I am securing a construction loan from major
bank, but it hasn't been finalized yet," he
One tower is to be on the lot east of South
Miami Avenue and the other two on the west side
of the street.
The Brickell CitiCentre project that won Miami
Planning Advisory Board approval last week to
become Miami's tallest buildings is to serve as
an entry to the Brickell area between the Miami
River and Brickell Village, developer Kevin
"The project has been in the works since last
fall," Mr. Reilly said. "The city and I share
the same vision for this area, so working with
the Planning Department has been a very positive
experience and the approval process has gone
Mr. Reilly said he anticipates final approval in
September from the city commission.
Although one tower is to rise east of South
Miami Avenue and the other two are to be on the
west side of the street, at 701 and 700 S Miami
Ave. respectively, the two sides will not be
"I felt this would take away from the open-air,
park-like feel," Mr. Reilly said.
The city had previously suggested providing a
direct connection between the Eighth Street
Metromover station and the site, but then agreed
that a direct connection isn't necessary because
the station is easily accessible from Brickell
"Brickell CitiCentre will undoubtedly have a
positive impact on the neighborhood - the South
Miami Avenue corridor is undergoing significant
redevelopment in the Brickell area," Mr. Reilly
said. "With the addition of Brickell CitiCentre,
this corridor will soon become one of the city's
most attractive and sought-after addresses for
modern urban living."
The façade of the garages at the east and west
borders of the property will be highlighted with
walls that are Mondrian-meets-Miami inspired
assembly of clear and frosted acrylic panels
assembled in a metal frame, Mr. Reilly said.
The project is to provide ground-level retail,
extra-wide sidewalks and urban plazas.
Mr. Reilly said the retail businesses will be a
fusion of larger retailers and restaurants,
including sidewalk cafes and neighborhood shops.
Amenities in the towers are to include multiple
pools, including a saltwater soaking pool;
fitness centers; gardens; a recreation deck
cafe, and a spa. Units are expected to go on
sale this year, Mr. Reilly said. Prices have yet
to be set.
Mr. Reilly said Brickell CitiCentre will attract
"a sophisticated, discerning buyer drawn by the
high level of quality and unique amenities."
"I think Miami continues to be one of the most
desirable destinations in the world, and will
continue to attract buyers from around the
world," he said. "It is the American Riviera."
By Vanessa Krause
The Miami Brickell
City Centre Condos
Future Complex in Miami Florida
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