Radar Blip: Simpson Park Triangle Activity

This isolated corner of Brickell is tucked behind Simpson Park, hemmed in by the metro rail line to the east and the I-95 to the west, and is accessible by three roads.

I first noticed it in 2006 when several buildings started to go vertical. Prior to 2006, the area was completely off the development radar.  I called it Simpson Park Triangle, for lack of a better name. It’s emergence was one of the boom’s most interesting but little known surprises—representing the most far reaching example of Brickell westward infill to date. Designated T6-8 (urban core; 8 floors), the hood is designated for mid-rise development.

Miami 21 Atlas shows the Simpson Park Triangle

The bust halted activity, but several buildings topped off: Brickell View West, Brickell Roads Atrium, Melo Tower, and Habitat I.

Now, the area is seeing activity reemerge as the developers behind Habitat I are busy building what appears to be Habitat II (though I wouldn’t rule out re-branding). The parcel, located at SW 2nd Avenue and 17th Road, was acquired in 2005. Construction is moving along briskly and represents a small but interesting blip on the development radar.

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2 responses to “Radar Blip: Simpson Park Triangle Activity

  1. Jen Unfortunately, sometimes the teahecr (the one that may actually trying to do the right thing) gets thrown out with the bath water. Teachers are at the bottom of the food chain and as pawns, sometimes we get sacrificed by those who actually have the power. It is sad, but true.I do wish that more schools would take your advise and have the District’s legal staff provide training and instruction to all teahecrs, not just the Special Education on the IEP and Special Education Law. What to expect if called to testify before a hearing or in court. I know that I have never had any training in that area, since I came to the Education field. It is a reality that many in Special Education don’t want to receive training in until it is too late.If I was called to be in front of a hearing tomorrow, I would not represent my true abilities and would get torn apart pretty badly, but in six months that will change partly from reading this blog and taking from it what I should and should not be doing, that in addition to improving my professional abilities with trainings and course work.We are on the same side until the hearing room doors shut then we have our jobs to do and can’t take it personally.Keep me thinking and learning. But most of all thank you for keeping me on my toes.Harold

  2. A gem in downtown Miami. One of my favorite spots for a mid-week lunch chill.

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