Building up Brickell: the latest development wave, what’s ahead

More than 10,000 apartments and condos were in the pipeline in Brickell last year
By Erik Bojnansky | March 31, 2017 09:45AM

A rendering of Florida East Coast Realty’s The Towers, designed by Foster + Partners

From the March issue: Back in the 1870s, Brickell was hardly more than a trading post run by the Brickell family. Today, it’s one of Miami-Dade County’s most intensely developed neighborhoods, boasting some of the tallest buildings in Florida.

More than 10,000 apartments and condos were built, under construction, or proposed in the 1.2-square-mile Brickell neighborhood in 2016 alone, according to the latest figures from the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

In addition to new residences, plenty of new hotels, offices and retail projects have been built or are now underway. While concerns about additional traffic persist, builders and city officials are hoping that more people will take advantage of Metrorail, a light-rail system that provides free alternative transportation from South Brickell to the Omni neighborhood. [more]