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Old April 14th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #1821
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Hahaha I was just there today, I almost took a picture of that sign. Actually I was more interested in the hens roaming around in there. That's Miami.

Probably a hotel is planned there

How long did you have to wait there to get a shot without chickens? You caught none of them in the picture.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 01:36 AM   #1822
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I was driving by and I saw the sign, tried to do a u-turn but its a one way street! so I drove around the block and snapped it. Looking a the sign closely I think you can make out in the bottom left an Embassy Suites logo and HP Hotels...I have not heard of this project thats why it caught my eye...its nice! And it looks like it has decent hight.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #1823
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Oh, then you might not have even the noticed the 50 or so chickens that wander around in there. Yeah, it's for a hotel, I know nothing about it, though.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #1824
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I'd say any project with 50 roaming chickens and a Chattanooga area code contact number has GOT to be a winner.

This could be our first upscale hotel project with its own 'Piggly Wiggly' market on the ground floor!

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Old April 19th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #1825
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Does anyone know what they are building on the south side of One broadway?

I'm assuming some sort of restaurant.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #1826
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I don't know if anyone had said anything about that gigantic bronze statue in Mary Brickell Village but here some info if anyone interested.

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?in...477&int_modo=1

P.S. It's the largest greek inspired statue in the world.
I think is nice...however, I don't get the location? ...something like this would have been put in a better location...Scultures like this are to be seen from miles away ...South Point would have been a great location...especially when you have the cruises coming into Miami from the caribbean....or somewhere on Biscayne Bay....not inside a shopping center/mall. I don't get it....and to compare it with the Statue of Liberty in NYC in regards to becoming a landmark monument in Miami that will be visited by thousands of people from all over the world.!!! not every tourist/local goes to Brickell Village....sorry I just dont get the City of Miami anymore.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 12:13 AM   #1827
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Related Group revises plan for new Brickell tower
.The Related Group has plans for a new condominium project in Brickell, but the project’s lack of a parking garage has sparked backlash in the neighborhood.
By TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA
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Miami’s top condominium developer is planning to emerge from the region’s worst housing bust by picking up where it left off before the economy tanked, and building a shiny new condo tower.

The Related Group, which built more than 15,000 South Florida condos during the housing boom, then found itself fighting off insolvency when the recession hit, is seeking city approval for a new 35-story condo building in Brickell.

Related is set to go before the city of Miami’s Panning, Zoning and Appeals Board on Wednesday to pitch its new project, to be built at 30 SE Sixth St.

Related’s subsidiary, TRG Brickell Station, originally received approval to use that site for a project called “Brickell Station,” in 2006. That condo tower, stalled because of the downturn, was planned to be nearly 600 feet tall, with 232 residences stacked on top of a parking garage.

The new plan scraps the 10-level parking garage, dropping the building’s height to 350 feet, and offers a new name: “My Brickell.” The expected dates for groundbreaking and completion are not listed in the application, and Related executives did not respond to requests for comment.

“To see Related and others move forward to build towers doesn’t surprise me, because it’s an arduous process,” said Peter Zalewski, a principal at CondoVultures, a Bal Harbour-based consultancy. “If you assume that construction takes 18 to 24 months, you start to look at roughly a 2014 delivery. I don’t know that that’s going to make sense two years from now, but if Related were able to build a tower without parking, they’d be able to reduce their costs tremendously.”

Zalewski added that of 22,000 new condos built in downtown Miami since 2003, about 3,200, or 14 percent, remain unsold.

Related’s condo application said it had made the changes to bring the project in line with the Miami 21 zoning code, a pedestrian-friendly development guide passed by the city in 2009, but the modifications have not been well received by some in the neighborhood.

The residents of several nearby buildings have protested Related’s plan to build 234 additional units without a parking garage.

Related’s condo application indicates that it would provide required parking by using leftover spaces in the parking garage at 500 Brickell, a twin-tower project the company developed adjacent to the My Brickell plot.

Condo owners at the 633-unit 500 Brickell protested by filing an appeal to the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board, and a lawyer representing them said there simply are not enough spaces to accommodate nearly 200 more cars.

“There’s at least 100 missing parking spaces [needed] to accomplish what they want to accomplish,” said Carlos Gimenez, an attorney representing the associations for 500 Brickell’s two towers. “This would be a strain on all the surrounding buildings.”

Gimenez said that unit owners were upset that Related submitted its application, along with its plans to make use of the 500 Brickell parking lot, without consulting with residents at 500 Brickell.

At Wednesday’s 7 p.m. hearing, Gimenez said, the board will likely grant a “continuance,” so that all the parties involved can come to an agreement about the details of the new project.

Iris Escarra, an attorney representing Related’s subsidiary, did not return a call seeking comment.

Related’s founder, Jorge Perez, has often expressed grand ideas about transforming downtown Miami into a bustling metropolis, but those plans hit a snag during a housing downturn that cost his company $1 billion. As potential buyers walked away from their contracts amid a falling market, Related fell into danger of defaulting on dozens of bank loans in 2008 and 2009. The company eventually negotiated deals with all of its lenders, using a range of exit strategies that included so-called “friendly foreclosures,” property givebacks and cash payments.

Last year, Related emerged from its seventh and final troubled South Florida project, and claimed to be debt-free.

It has since focused on affordable housing projects, and development deals in emerging international markets. Still, the company has promised that it would return to build condos again in Miami.

“I still believe that we have massive amounts of work to be done for Miami to become a 24-hour city,” Perez said during a January interview with The Miami Herald. “I think we need to build a lot more residential. A lot more residential.”



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/1...#ixzz1K0fP1Y00
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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:27 AM   #1828
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A new tower directly in front of my river view thanks to the same developer of my building 500 brickell. Thank you related. WTF
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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #1829
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Who is related group? Related Cervera Reality?
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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #1830
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This time I agree with the NIMBYs, build the tower with the parking garage Related!
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I think is nice...however, I don't get the location? ...something like this would have been put in a better location...Scultures like this are to be seen from miles away ...South Point would have been a great location...especially when you have the cruises coming into Miami from the caribbean....or somewhere on Biscayne Bay....not inside a shopping center/mall. I don't get it....and to compare it with the Statue of Liberty in NYC in regards to becoming a landmark monument in Miami that will be visited by thousands of people from all over the world.!!! not every tourist/local goes to Brickell Village....sorry I just dont get the City of Miami anymore.
This isn't a public statue that why. They developer paid for this and it's simply a feature of the Mary Brickell Village development. Obviously they are not going to take away prime retail space to put in a statue that produces no income.

Most developers would have simply left the space empty, consider it a bonus.

While the City of Miami does do some nonsensical things this is why most people have such a negative view is because its easy to make quick judgements without understanding the situation.
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A new tower directly in front of my river view thanks to the same developer of my building 500 brickell. Thank you related. WTF
What do you expect? You want the owner of the lot next to you to lose money and leave his lot undeveloped simply because you want a view? And it's a west view of the city no less!
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This time I agree with the NIMBYs, build the tower with the parking garage Related!
And your reason is?

If they continue to build all of these buildings with all the parking spaces then they simply fill up and then everyone will be complaing and wondering why it takes 30 min just to get from Brickell to US-1.

This is exactly why the put in no parking requirement for projects within 1000 feet of a metrorail or metromover station. They wanted to encourage residents who are less dependent on vehichles.

This project will still have to respond to market forces. Future residents will either have to pay more for parking or less rent and therefore attract people who don't need the parking space. It's good city planning.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:34 PM   #1834
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Because you still need a car to move around in Miami, Loft I and II do not have parking garages but their residents still have cars and they have to park in a public garage. You want to attract all types of buyers to your property, not everyone will use public transportation, specially to South Beach, the Grove, etc. Besides like I said before the version with the garage is taller.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:20 PM   #1835
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:27 PM   #1836
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Because you still need a car to move around in Miami, Loft I and II do not have parking garages but their residents still have cars and they have to park in a public garage. You want to attract all types of buyers to your property, not everyone will use public transportation, specially to South Beach, the Grove, etc. Besides like I said before the version with the garage is taller.
There will still be space for people who need cars, they'll simply use the extra space in 500. As you pointed out people in Loft still use cars and simply park at the public garage. The goal is to reduce the overall parking supply. If Loft I and II had added garages then there would be less people parking in the public garage and therefore lower rates and more incetive for more people to drive.

This is part of city planning and why it's a part of the code. The whole reason that you need a car in Miami is because the development simply went wherever it wanted without consideration to connectivity because parking dictates most developments so new developments went where they could add cheaper parking.

Now with that hurdle removed it reduces the cost burden for development downtown and you'll see more development near these transit centers. Those who need parking will still have access to it they'll just have to pay more for it therefore incentivising people to use more public transit.

Create a hughe population of people downtown who aren't dependent on cars is the best way to lobby for a transit line to South Beach or a reason to development more conectivity to the Grove.

As for the size that's a ridiculous argument. The taller building isn't feasible to be built right now. I'd rather see the smaller building with 300+ more residents walking around Brickell with additional retail space on the ground floor instead of an empty lot. It's not like Brickell is already built out. There are still plenty of empty lots. You have to crawl before you walk.
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All of you punks who supported Miami 21 take note: ye shall reap what ye sow. The old taller tower is ILLEGAL under Miami 21, due to arbitrary height limits imposed by EPZ and her underlings.

There is no conceivable benefit to the public in imposing this height limit, which seems to be set at a random number. It was a major mistake to hire a woman to do architectural and planning work of this magnitude.

Miami 21 is a travesty foisted upon the poor suffering citizenry of Miami by the feckless mayor Manny. History will judge him as one of the worst Mayors in Miami history. Repeal Miami 21 now!
Again this is pure ridiculousness. The building is not being restriced by any height limit. Without a 10 story parking garage the building is naturally shorter. And even now without the garage they could still build this building at least 14 stories taller if they wanted to. Even higher with some public bonuses.

The height of this building is dictated by the current market and not Miami 21.
Miami 21 actually makes it EASIER for developers to developer TALLER.

Again the main reson for the change of the building was not Miami 21 it was the fact that with current construction costs and market rates it wasn't economically feasible to build.
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I just double checked the code. This lot could be built up to 80 stories with pubic benefit bonuses.
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Prior to Miami 21 UNLIMITED height was permitted on the Brickell Station lot.

Miami 21 has imposed an arbitrary 48-story height limit. There is no logic to this limit whatsoever.

There is no reason to impose height limits in Downtown Miami. REPEAL!
See my comment above. With public bonuses, which include things like creating open space or getting the building LEED certifited you can go up to 80 stories.

Please take the time to understand something before you bash it.
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