Construction update of major projects under construction around the city. Construction is back in the city, and it’s back with vengeance.
Brickell CitiCentre (now known as “Brickell CityCentre” with a ‘y’): Multiple construction cranes on site. Foundation work underway on all three parcels. It’ll be a while before the towers start going vertical. To say this project is huge, is an understatement.
Brickell House: Foundation work is underway. The second crane was just put on the construction site. Soon to go vertical.
Brownsville Transit Village: Construction finished earlier this year and residents are now beginning to move into these apartments. They are beautiful workforce housing adjacent to the Brownsville Metro station.
Miami Children’s Courthouse: The courthouse is being built in Downtown Miami’s Government Center neighborhood adjacent to the numerous other courthouses and governmental buildings in the area. The building broke ground in February 2011 and has topped off. Building will open in 2013.
Env Brickell: After numerous false starts for years under the name “Palace at Mary Brickell Village,” this apartment building is officially under construction with two construction cranes. The building is being built over the Publix/Mary Brickell Village parking garage in front of the Brickell Metro station. Since the foundation was finished when the shopping center was completed in May 2006, Env Brickell will go up fast.
Flatiron Park: Another project plagued by numerous false starts, Flatiron Park actually opened up. It looks great. Its future is unknown though, as the land is privately owned and the owner is looking to potentially build on the site. We shall see.
Miami Art Museum: Construction is underway with an expected opening date in Fall 2013. Should be beautiful.
Miami Science Museum: Foundation is work is wrapping up and the building is starting to rise from the ground. The museum is set to open in 2015. No word yet from the city on landscape plans to redo the actual park… Bicentennial Park is set to be renamed Museum Park in a major plan that would turn it into a world-class bayfront park. As of now, the budget’s been cut and it’s unlikely anything spectacular will get done. I hold out hope though.
MyBrickell: The first of the residential towers to go up since the Great Recession, MyBrickell is already making its mark on the skyline. This will be the first apartment tower to open, sometime in early 2014.