The mixed-use west Brickell project called Megacenter designed by Borges + Associates Architects was approved by the Urban Design Review Board yesterday, clearing the way for the 12-story development at 420 Southwest 7th Street and 427 Southwest 8th Street.
"The Megacenter project is vital in that it represents the future of the surrounding neighborhood with a visionary approach to the integration of art which welcomes you from the I-95 off ramp into the emerging mixed-use, world-class Brickell neighborhood," says Reinaldo Borges, founder and principal of Borges + Associates Architects.
"The UDRB board approved the project with recognition to the complexity of the project in its mixed use program and a well resolved infill project considering the complexity of the context and site configuration. They noted they liked the artfulness of the project and the iconic architecture that it brings to the neighborhood, West of I-95 and acting as a gateway site into Brickell and Little Havana."
It will have six levels of mini-storage, 111 parking spots in the basement, street-level commercial space, four levels of boutique office space, and a multi-family residential tower that will rise eight stories, housing 47 units. The land was purchased in July 2015 for $7.9 million, per The Real Deal.
While the mesmerizing art shown in the main conceptual rendering is the work of Miami-based artist ABSTRK, no commitment has been made with any artist at this time.
- Megacenter Proposed in Brickell [Curbed Miami]