Map: Simpson Park Triangle
There is an interesting pocket of development activity in the Brickell Village area. It is contained within S.W. 15th Road, the I-95, and S.W. 1st Avenue. East of the I-95, south of Brickell Village, and west of the Roads, the neighborhood forms a triangle slightly smaller than Brickell Key. The Metro-Rail runs adjacent to it.
Above: Crown of One Plaza West Brickell
The Simpson Park Triangle is isolated by the I-95 on the west, which only affords it one entrance ( S.W. 1st Avenue), and the Metrorail line to the east. There is one east entrance into the neighborhood (S.W. 15th Road). All other east entrances are blocked by the Metrorail’s ground line to/from the Brickell Station. From the north there are two entrances (S.W. 2nd and 3rd Avenues).
Image: Rendering of Habitat I and II
On S.W. 1st Avenue, between S.W. 17th Road and the I-95, the Melo Group is planning the 22 story One Plaza West Brickell development. Directly to the north of the Melo site is what seems to be a foundation ditch. The parcel is owned by PCU Investments LLC. Moving along S.W. 1st Avenue, there is a single family home and a relatively new development Brickell View Condo at the corner of S.W. 1st and 17th Road.
Image: Construction of Brickell Roads Atriums
Turning north along 17th Road there is more activity on the corner of S.W. 2nd avenue and 17th Road, in the form of Habitat. This two phase project covers the north and south sides of S.W. 2nd avenue at 17th Road. The development is green and impressively planned.
Farther along S.W. 2nd Avenue there are a couple of vacant parcels and three unique developments. One of them, Brickell Road Atriums, is under construction and features intricately furnished split level lofts with rooftop pools. The second one, 1725 S.W. 2nd Avenue, has a sleek design and was recently built and occupied. Next to the Brickell Road Atriums site, on what is now a vacant lot, stands the third unique development: Bunker Brickell; formerly Barim at Brickell, developed by the Eurosuites Group.
Bunker Brickell will feature:
- An independent 24-hour weather monitoring system.
- Individual air conditioning units will be encased in each condo’s walls.
- SOS – Safety Owner Storage, which is air conditioned
- Hurricane-resistant with hardened glass and micro-perforated steel shutters.
- Filtered water tank containing at least 30 days’ drinking water supply.
- An independent power generation system capable of supplying more than 30 days’ full power in the event of a local power outage.
Image: Rendering of Brickell Roads Atriums rooftop pools
Along the the east side of 17th Road between S.W. 2nd Avenue and 2nd Court, a limited liability corporation named MJF Majestic Plaza, owns the land. There is no current information about plans for the site. The two parcels occupy 48,885 square feet.
The East Side
The east side of the Triangle, between S.W. 17th Road and 15th Road, is under utilized. There isn’t much in the way of new construction, but many of the well situated lots have been recently acquired in bundles and are owned by limited liability corps. The development along the west side of the Triangle will undoubtedly spur these entities to push forward their plans.
Image: Habitat I under construction
The isolated Simpson Park Triangle neighborhood is surrounded by the Roads, the S.W. 3rd Avenue Corridor, and Brickell Village on its three sides. It is a short walk from South Miami Avenue (under going major road improvements).