3-Tower Downtown Miami Redevelopment Moves Forward With Draft Agreement

A proposal to replace a downtown Miami parking garage with a 3-tower project continued to move forward last month.

Related Group and ROVR Development were the top-ranked bidders to redevelop the College Station Garage, which is controlled by the Miami Parking Authority.

In February, the Miami Parking Authority’s Off-Street Parking Board voted unanimously to move forward with the Related/ROVR bid.

Alejandra Argudin, the CEO of the MPA, told the board at a June 8 meeting that a draft agreement had been prepared and was being reviewed, with meetings continuing with the developers.

The three towers will feature a cascading design, with a design by Arquitectonica. The towers will range between 39 and 48 stories, and will be illuminated at night.

The project is proposed to include:

  • 1,200 rental apartments (average unit size: 722 square feet)
  • 1,357 Miami Parking Authority parking spaces over 8 levels (replacing the existing 7-level, 1,439 space MPA garage)
  • Ground floor retail, with a potential fire station, urgent care, and art center

Construction is expected to begin in early 2023, the developers said earlier this year.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

This block has some of the most mature trees on it, that appear past the property line. I hope they can keep them.

Society
1 month ago

The developer has already stated they want to mow down the trees.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They wont

MDG
1 month ago

Oh yeah.. Take some old ones down add new ones.

Miamian in Chicago
1 month ago

That is an awesome looking trio

Loco Joe Carollo
1 month ago

There taking away parking! Hold my Terra cotta tea canister that I did not beat my wife with!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think this arrangement of the three towers with different heights is cool, looking like a waterfall. Better than straight buildings that resemble boxes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Looking at you Melo

Keep It Up
1 month ago

Arquitectonica pullin out another rare beauty

YEET
1 month ago

I like it! Much of an improvement then what’s already there! Downtown needs a lot of help. Hopefully Mama won’t buy any more properties in downtown

Ryan L
1 month ago

Talk about horrible views

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would look better all glass instead of the cheapening checkerboard effect.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Flipping the script and changing the game. Awe-inspiring. Art in its rawest form. The pièce de résistance of iconic. There, someone had to say it.

Downtown Vagabond m
1 month ago

Much needed! That place attracts the crack heads and smells like piss.

City_beautiful
1 month ago

The city needs to step in and ask for green spaces with trees and shrubs before it becomes some kind of concrete hot mess. Miami should retain some of its tropical essence. What do yall think?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree but no politician cares about making this city walkable

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami and Arquitectonica Winning.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Arquitectonica has a lot of amends to make to miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love this!

Anon
1 month ago

I feel this building will age poorly

Anonymous
1 month ago

Those painted metal panels will not look too hot in 10 years.

bob
1 month ago

They should use porcelain panels or the like instead of painted but probably won’t because of cost.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about no panels and a consistent glass wall? It will age better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

People who know nothing about architecture are the ones who like this odd, crowded, checkerboard building

Anonymous ;-)
1 month ago

I suspect it’s the presence of curvature. There’s far too little of it in Miami high-rise architecture. Plus the FAA restrictions, necessary as they are, discourage spires and other design elements at the top of structures to maximize sf.

Antennae
1 month ago

Not losing sleep on this one. Please wake me up when it starts to go vertical.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Looks like Architectonica is finally losing sleep. It’s a beautiful design

T G
1 month ago

Looks cool, but i hope there’s more than that one small pool for 3 towers.

BB1
1 month ago

Thinking the same thing. That’ll be one crowded pool on the weekends. Otherwise, looks pretty cool! I’m assuming this is not guaranteed to have parking as the parking authority guarantees parking for the loft buildings in this garage, especially if the spaces will be reduced.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you look closely there is another pool in the middle of all 3 towers lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Literally anything would be better than that disgusting parking garage.

As good as it gets
1 month ago

I don’t see this happening.
Too good to be for real

Luke Wakersky
1 month ago

I don’t mind these buildings but 3 is too much. Would be better with two taller towers to maximize views and open space. This is crammed in, Hong Kong style.

Brooklyn
1 month ago

Why is this getting downvoted lol the lines of site from a few of the facades will be directly at the other tower.

Truth Matters
1 month ago

Too many twins.
Now we morphed into the triplets…
Let it go