A luxury condominium at 1451 Brickell will rise about 750 feet — or 60 stories — and include up to 250 units.
The developer, Kevin Maloney, behind Echo in Aventura, is building another Echo in Brickell that at 750 feet and 60 stories will be one of the tallest buildings in Miami and the tallest residential building in the city. The Four Seasons is taller, but that’s a combination residential/hotel tower, which doesn’t count apparently.
The building, designed by a starchitect who’s building a lot in this town right now, Carlos Ott, and named Echo Brickell, will be very slender, have super high ceilings, and gorgeously unobstructed bay views. They start taking reservations next week and expect to break ground early in 2014.
Maloney and Ryan Shear, managing partner of PMG in South Florida. “The caché of this building is certainly the height and the view,” said Maloney, who separately expects to break ground in July on Echo Aventura, a 190-unit bayfront condo that launched sales last fall.
Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott is handling the conceptual design of the Echo Brickell building, which will feature larger units than typically seen on Brickell. Penthouses will likely span more than 7,000 square feet.
“We like the site. There is a ton of stuff coming out in Brickell,” said Shear. “We will be able to tell buyers you have an unobstructed bay view.”
Shear said the site is zoned for 48 stories, but the developer can buy rights to build much taller under the Miami 21 zoning code. Maloney said the building will be thinner as a result and lose some of its efficiency, but the height — and views — will lend it more pizazz.
PMG envisions Echo Brickell will have high ceilings — 10, 12 and 14 feet — with the more expensive, upper floor units getting the most spacious heights. If all goes well, PMG expects to break ground in the first quarter of 2014.
Craig Studnicky, principal of ISG, which is in charge of pre-construction sales, expects the project will appeal particularly to affluent Latin American families.