BRICKELL CITY CENTER

Brickell City Centre is a $1.05 billion shopping and mixed-use project in Miami, Florida. When finished, it will span up to five blocks to the west of Brickell Avenue and to the south of the Miami River, in the Brickell district of Greater Downtown. It will be anchored by a 107,000 square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue, Cinemex, and Italian food hall. The project is located between 7th and 8th Streets on both sides of South Miami Avenue and east of South Miami Ave on the north side of 7th Street. Additionally, it may expand to develop two more blocks that Swire already owns at 700 Brickell Avenue and SE 6 Street.

The large project was first proposed during the real estate bubble of the 2000s, but then cancelled during the economic downturn. It was revived in 2012 with enough acreage to qualify for Special Area Plan (SAP) zoning with construction beginning by years’ end. The hotel and residential towers, as well as some office space, opened in 2016. Phased retail openings started in November 2016. A phase two may begin construction in 2017. Contrary to the name, the development is not in the traditional downtown Miami city centre, but in the more recently redeveloped Brickell financial district.

 

The project is being developed by Swire Properties Inc (the US subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Swire Properties), and spans slightly over 9 acres. Amenities include a Saks Fifth Avenue, luxury shops, restaurants, hotel, office towers and condominiums. The hotel flag was awarded to EAST, a Swire Hotels brand, which is their first venture in North America. Currently there are EAST hotels in Hong Kong and Beijing, China. In February 2013, Swire Properties and the owners of Bal Harbour Shops announced that they had come to an agreement to co-develop the retail portion of the development. Later, in 2015, mall developer Simon Property Group also became a retail partner.

Limited portions of the project opened at the end of 2015, while the residential towers began occupancy in mid-2016. The retail section opened at the beginning of November 2016 with a formal ribbon cutting and concert by Miami based pop signer Pitbull. The Eighth Street Metromover station reopened in late 2015, though the third floor connection to the retail component remained locked until December 2016.

The project has been a catalyst for development in the trendy Brickell neighborhood. In the direct vicinity of the project, many luxury hi-rise buildings are under construction as of 2017. Arquitectonica, the architecture firm that designed the project was also chosen to create the Brickell Heights towers which are located between Brickell City Centre and the shops at Mary Brickell Village.

 

Towering over the five-story mall that covers the majority of three city blocks are three high rises, known as “EAST”, “Reach”, and “Rise”. Each is just over 500 feet (150 m) with about 45 floors. There is also a proposed tower known as One Brickell City Centre. Its height has been approved by the FAA and it would be the tallest building in Miami. The residential towers were “topped-out” in 2015 and began occupancy in 2016. While no official start date was given for One Brickell City Centre, Swire reported that it would be after the completion of phase one. There is also a plan for a more modest second phase tower known as “North Squared” that would be at SE 6 Street. Similarly to the first three towers, it would be a little over 500 feet (150 m) with just under 50 floors, as well as over 700 additional parking spaces than the several as part of the current underground garage. One Brickell City Centre would be the tallest building in Miami by a large margin, beating the under construction Panorama Tower by over 150 feet (46 m), though other supertall (1,000 ft+) buildings have been proposed in Miami.

 

It is so modern and gorgeous, with amazing shopping and restaurants such as Tacology and Pubbelly. You can find some of your favorite designers here without a doubt.

STORE DIRECTORY:

100% CAPRI
120% LINO

A
ACQUA DI PARMA
ADDICT
ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ
AGENT PROVOCATEUR
ALLSAINTS
AMERICAN HARVEST
APM MONACO
APPLE
ARMANI COLLEZIONI
AT&T MOBILITY
AUDEMARS PIGUET

B
BALDININI
BALLY
BATH & BODY WORKS
BIG EASY WINE BAR & GRILL
BOGLIOLI
BOJANINI ART GALLERY
BOSS
BRICKELL NAIL BAR
BRUNO MAGLI
C
C’ART
CAPRITOUCH
CARMEN STEFFENS
CAUDALIE
CHOPARD
CMX
COACH
COLE HAAN
D
DAVIDSTEA
DESIGNER EYES
DIPTYQUE
DOMAIN
DR SMOOD
E
EPL DIAMOND
ETXART & PANNO
F
FONT
G
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
H
HÄAGEN-DAZS
HARMONT & BLAINE
I
ILLESTEVA
IN-SIGHT
INTERMIX
IRO

J

JORGE BISCHOFF
JUNK DE LUXE BY LINDBERGH
K
KENDRA SCOTT
KITON – COMING SOON
KOKO & PALENKI
KREATIONS
L
L’ERBOLARIO
LA CENTRALE  (ITALIAN FOOD HALL)
LAFAYETTE 148 NEW YORK
LE ROY RENE
LEETAL KALMANSON
LIVE!
LUKE’S LOBSTER
LULULEMON ATHLETICA

M
MICHELE LOPRIORE
MIRTO
MUSART
N
NARS COSMETICS
NEST CASA
O
ONDA DE MAR
ORLEBAR BROWN
P
PANDORA
PASIÓN DEL CIELO
PINKO
PORSCHE DESIGN
PUBBELLY SUSHI
Q
QUINTO LA HUELLA
R
REISS
RHYTHM OF GRACE
RICHARD MILLE
S
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
SAMSONITE
SANTA FE
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
SEAN DONALDSON
SEPHORA
SPARIS
SPORTS ACTION
STITCHED
STUART WEITZMAN
SUGAR
SUIT SUPPLY
SUNDEK
T
TACOLOGY
TED BAKER
TOMMY BAHAMA
V
VICTORIA’S SECRET
VILEBREQUIN
VIOLETAS + BACCARAT
W
WESTIME
Z
ZARA

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