20-Story Avalon Merrick Park Rising Next To Metrorail Station With 254 Apartments

A 20-story apartment tower called Avalon Merrick Park is going vertical next to a Metrorail station, according to shell contractor L&R Structural.

The project was previously known as Shipping Avenue Apartments, when it was proposed by developer Mast Capital.

AvalonBay Communities entered into a joint venture on the project after Mast took it through the approval process. Mast remains a partner and is a co-developer of the project.

Avalon Merrick Park will include:

  • 254 residential units
  • 10,000 square feet of amenities
  • 825 square feet commercial/retail
  • 319 parking spaces (in an 8-story, mural adorned garage)

The Douglas Road Metrorail Station is about a three minute walk from the site.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

Also at the Douglas Road Metrorail Station, developers Adler Group and 13th Floor Investments are building a mixed-use project called Link at Douglas with 1,421 apartments, 251,873 square feet of office, around 70,000 square feet of restaurants, and retail, spread among multiple towers. The tallest will be 40 stories.

 

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Nice, this area is becoming quite urbanized.

Anonymous
4 months ago

City of Coral Gables is most likely pissed that the county and building so much density on that part of City of Miami next to the station.

Anonymous William
4 months ago

Yeah.. they have to be. The density is good from a transit perspective, but not in line with the surrounding neighborhoods. Its shocking to me when I drive by there.

Going to Wynwood before Wynwood Walls
4 months ago

Yeah and the style of the buildings changes from modern to Mediterranean with one street.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That’s because the style trend has changed literally overnight.

Going to Wynwood before Wynwood Walls
4 months ago

No its because Coral Gables is across the street and would never approve these buildings if they were within their city limits

Anonymous
4 months ago

Actually, Coral Gables has its fair share of modernism, except it’s done right, unlike this hideous cigarette box with jagged balconies, random patches of large windows, and lipstick on a pig “mural adorned garage.”

Anonymous
4 months ago

^No, you’re wrong. The styling trend has changed and they’re following trends. Same thing happening miles down the road around Homestead, is that Coral Gables influence too?

Anonymous
4 months ago

All that means is that little sleepy Coral Gables is finally growing up!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Clearly, you haven’t been to Coral Gables, or anywhere in Greater Miami west of I-95 if you think it’s little or sleepy.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Coral Gables still has a way to go to get to the population that’ll be respected that people like you think it already has.

And for your information, I was born in “Greater Miami” and have been running all through the county of Dade for over 55 yrs.

Anonymous
4 months ago

ok boomer

Anonymous
4 months ago

^ There goes the “boomer” comment.. probably coming from a person whose generation hasn’t done shit to prove their worth. Just a bunch of “mama’s boys” who thinks the world owes them something because they were born.

Azarius
4 months ago

Great infill, even though I believe it should be more affordable priced options I’m glad we have the development to change the area. And it’s close to transit and shopping

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s the Gables, not Liberty City.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There is lots income housing on the east side of US1 slightly north. That should provide great joy!

Anonymous
4 months ago

*low income*

Anonymous
4 months ago

nice!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Next to Metrorail and still has > 1 Parking ratio.. .smh

Anonymous
4 months ago

Because people still want to drive no matter how much you whine about parking.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Because the Metrorail only runs parallel to the US -!

Anonymous
4 months ago

People like him think that just because an apartment building is near the MetroRail, people who live in it should walk, bike, or take the rail.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There probably are *some* people who given the breadth of options you’ve listed… may want to do that.

That’s why a parking ratio of > 1 was mentioned

Anonymous
4 months ago

people need to get drive to work

Anonymous
4 months ago

Keep building

Anonymous
4 months ago

More UglyTectonica.

Brick
4 months ago

I just hope you can design something better…

Anonymous
4 months ago

I could, with my left hand too.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The developers approve them.