36-Story Atlantic Station Breaks Ground, Miami’s Largest Mixed Income Transit-Oriented Development

A formal groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for the 36-story Atlantic Station (formerly Block 45) tower in Overtown.

Site work has been underway since at least November.

According to the developers, it is the largest single phase mixed-income Transit-Oriented Development to ever get underway in Miami-Dade County.

In a July 11 water and sewer utilities agreement with the county, Atlantic Station was planned to include:

  • 616 apartments
  • 5,013 square feet of retail
  • 15,093 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 5,013 square feet of fast food restaurant
  • 8-story garage with 605 parking spaces (not included in the utilities agreement)

The developers said last week that 360 of the 616 units will be workforce housing.

Atlantic Station is being supported by the county as a General Obligation Bond Project, with funding from Miami-Dade County’s Building Better Communities Bond Program.

The new name is said to be inspired by its central location and access to transit including the Brightline train station, Metrorail and Metromover stations.

The community will feature upscale apartments and amenities including a sunset-view recreation deck with two pools, dog park, fitness center, outdoor kitchen, club lounge, and work from home center.

The ground floor will feature retail and restaurant space surrounding an interior courtyard with lush landscaping and water wall.

Atlantic Pacific Communities, LLC is the developer of Block 45. Bermello Ajamil is the architect.

 


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Anonymous
27 days ago

Exiting addition to the area will add to the significant transformation of this part of Overtown

Anonymous
27 days ago

Exciting*

La Mala
27 days ago

Grammarly does it all the time

anonymous
27 days ago

could have squeezed in 10 more floors being that close to the metro

Anonymous
27 days ago

Don’t push them…

Anonymous
27 days ago

Ten more floors? This tower needs to go underground. It looks like some cheese 1960s, 1970s tower built in Miami Beach back in the day.

Anonymous
27 days ago

I like it. The pointed balconies and below the roof make all the difference. Far better than that cluttered mess also known as “Soleste” or “Arte Grand Central,” despite being marketed as luxury yet looking more “affordable.”

The parking garage conceal treatment is bleh, however…

DWNTWNR
26 days ago

It’s better than the garage screen on AC Hotel in Brickell. Those beams are placed so far apart you can see the cars right through them.

Not Anonymous
27 days ago

A vibrant development with transit accessibility and affordable housing! this is exactly what Miami needs. I hope that the city starts encouraging projects like these, they are the only way the renting crisis can be solved.

Urbanista
27 days ago

Agree! This would be perfect affordable city neighborhood two stops away on metro from Brickell! People working in Brickell that can’t afford to live in and around Brickell have more options and won’t need a car. Hopefully new nice luxury development can continue in and around Brickell to help boost the Miami economy, create jobs for newly renovated neighborhoods like this, and make Brickell a more full and complete city neighborhood.

Larry
27 days ago

Overtown will be a cooler Wynwood with more access to metros, downtown and Brickell.

Go Miami
27 days ago

Looking forward to having some highrises go up west of the Brightline tracks.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Me to!

Anonymous
27 days ago

With all these empty lots and older buildings getting filled in, this whole area will be completely different in the next few years. Vibrant walkable area in a centralized location will transform beautifully. Overtown is winning with all these new projects

Melo is sigma and Chad
27 days ago

And when you think about it, there is far more development needed and plenty more empty lots or surface parking.

Smart Miami
27 days ago

Instead of using public taxpayer money to build new metros to distant developments, we can require new developments be built along metros – LIKE THIS! Win, win for Miami and developers!

DWNTWNR
26 days ago

From a legal perspective you can’t mandate development in certain geographic areas. That would imply property owners not in those areas can’t develop their own properties, which is an easy takings lawsuit. What you can do is incentive it with things like fee waivers (fees for these developments can get up to millions of dollars) or bonus density or bonus height to make more or larger units.

Azarius
27 days ago

One of my favorite projects coming to Overtown

Melo is sigma and Chad
27 days ago

Amazing infill

dan marino
26 days ago

sim city playa but with half the units available(doesnt mean they will be occupied/rented due to “circumstances and approvals) for workforce housing i agree here

Melo, the true giga chad
27 days ago

600 Parking spaces next to a metro station??

Archinerd
27 days ago

It helps the success of the commercial aspect of the project, so users can come from far, and the project expands its range beyond the immediacy. How many people will ride the metro to come and visit this place? I doubt very, very few.

This is part of the price to pay until we have a really dense city, that is, 30 years or so more.

Brickell and 40
27 days ago

I’d ride the metro or Uber to Overtown if it was more like Wynwood with an artistic vibe and nice restaurants. It would be very easy to get to from Brickell and cutout all the traffic.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Sounds like your beloved Melo.

Alex
27 days ago

A block or two from literally every transportation option available in Miami… this much parking is just bad urban planning. Also, the developer will use each parking space to justify adding $200+/mo to each unit’s rent, which kind of negates the purpose of affordable units.Ale

Rafael
26 days ago

Abolish parking minimums!

Anonymous
26 days ago

This probably tops the list as one of the ugliest designs ever proposed/ approved. Surprising being that Bermello Ajamil is on the board… The garage is the nicest part of this project. The tower is just a conglomerate mess… nothing else can be said about it.