856 Apartments Planned At Metrorail Station, Designed By Arquitectonica

Plans have just been filed with Miami-Dade County for a large residential complex at the Earlington Heights Metrorail station.

In a letter, a representative of the developer said the residences would be workforce multifamily.

Two 15-story towers are planned on property currently occupied by bus bays.

Earlington Metro, LLC is developing the property in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works.

The new development is proposed to include:

  • 856 residential units
  • 29,067 square feet of amenities
  • 24,350 square feet of retail
  • 5,767 square feet of non-profit
  • 39 new parking spaces, plus a pedestrian bridge to the “under-utilized” existing Metrorail garage

Arquitectonica is the architect.

Vivian Dimond is listed as the registered agent for Earlington Metro.

 

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Anon
1 month ago

Love this. Lets continue to build “15 min cities” around all the stations!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree this is becoming a part of the urban core, which means there will be affordable housing within the core without limiting the growth potential and value of areas within walking distance of Brickell and Downtown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right on. This is exactly where affordable housing should be built. Close to transit, but not on prime lots within the most desirable part of our urban core.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly, it’s a win win for everyone. This is what innovative RTZ zoning calls for and expands on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not the core, but definitely where polycentric TOD should be located.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fifteen-minute cities where residents are not punished if they want to go somewhere else.

Next Miami-kun ^_^
1 month ago

Crazy how some conservatives have been weaponizing the term “15 minute cities” as a bad thing.

Cesar
1 month ago

They also think retiring at 65 is a bad thing too. Let’s be real, they’ve lost touch with reality.

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

how is considered a 15 minute city? its a singular building and its going to take 10+ years to acquire all that land now since it will now become even more expensive

Multimodal Boi
1 month ago

He said let’s continue to build, which means it is not currently a 15 min city. Most of these developments have major retail components on the ground floor, though. It’s not too farfetched to suggest that even just these two buildings would provide a lot of amenities to the neighborhood. The Douglas Station RTZ project has a Milam’s grocery store, there’s an Aldi across the street from that one too that is new. Publix was built at Miami Central Station. Nema in Edgewater will have a Whole Foods. Midtown got that Trader Joe’s. I would be surprised if Publix or another grocer wasn’t considering taking the retail here. Additionally, you could take Metro from Earlington to Allapattah and then you’re under 2 miles to the heart of Wynwood/Midtown.

anonymous
1 month ago

“under-utilized” is an understatement – huge empty garage. Pedestrian bridge is an excellent idea.

Anon
1 month ago

TOD done right! Love that they’re sharing the underutilized existing parking deck

anonymous
1 month ago

Great , they are also building a tower at the okeechobee Metro-rail station

anonymous
1 month ago

excellent use of an underutilized space. Appropriate to have workforce housing near this station where land is cheaper yet you are still connected to the city

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly, not the prime stations, but a station none the less.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another beaut by Arquitectonica!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hardly a beaut, but at least they’re not boxes, and all the windows and balconies line up.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is one of the hidden gems of cheap long term parking near MIA. Hopefully i’ve never seen the upper levels being used. Hopefully they utilize this empty space pretty. It only services 2 bus lines.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s the point of a bus when there’s a metro line?

Multimodal Boi
1 month ago

Metro doesn’t go nearly as many places as the busses do. It’s common to have to transfer from/to a bus and train when using transit. Even in other major cities with much better rail systems like NY, DC, and Boston you’ll need to transfer at times.

wanderer34
1 month ago

There should be a lot more TODs in and around this city. That’s one way the city can grow!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

RTZ zoning is amazing! What’s TOD?

CERTIFIED BRICKELL BOY
1 month ago

Great, build more affordable housing for them away from me and my Dolce & Gabbana penthouse

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you even live in a brickell? You said the other day you’re moving to edgewater.

Jordan
1 month ago

Are you kidding? Look! He’s Certified..

Anonymous
1 month ago

I know this is sarcastic, but honestly, yes.

U D
1 month ago

Ok, Steph Curry.

anonymous
1 month ago

hopefully someone comes along and does a redevelopment of the Salvation army property next store. That is ripe for a good size mixed used development

Taxed Out
1 month ago

Works!

Anon
1 month ago

FWI

anonymous
1 month ago

Now, if we could only go back to the Vizcaya station proposal!!!! What happened with that project?!! Please 411! asking for a desperate neighbor of the Vizcaya station.

Man
25 days ago

“under-utilized” existing Metrorail garage? I use this the garage every day and it is always packed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good! This area is ripe for development.

Jordan
1 month ago

Provided that they can provide safety for the residents.

I’ve been in that station at night…

There is nothing like the equalizing feeling of a concealed carry permit and all the accoutrement. But for many, that is not an option.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Places don’t feel safe because they’ve been neglected and don’t have a a critical population and community to look out for the area. That will change – Mr mayor brags how Miami is the safest city, let’s make it the safest city for everyone.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If residents are owners, they will have nothing to worry about. Renters, by definition, are temporary residents with no right to prevent change from happening to the neighborhood. This area needs lots of work. We shouldn’t let some weird equity ideology stand in the way of progress.

Cesar
1 month ago

Considering only 30% of the city’s households are owner-occupied, you should really reflect your dog whistle ideology.

ParkingHater
1 month ago

Nice. Hopefully one day we can get ride of 112 or shrink it down.

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

Before people start typing. “Oh, this is great!” Hear me out. If this station is under utilized, why not add new buildings around the station instead of taking up the bus lanes and then using a public parking garage for a private building?

This shows the lack of planning between developers and the city. If you truly want to increase the density around the stations, how about you actually purchase single-family homes and develop thousands of units around the station in an organized way with parks and plazas. Land here is cheap enough to make that work. A couple developers can get together and actually create a solid 15 minute city. Also, nobody likes living that close to the interstate with all that noise and pollution.

I’m sorry, but although this is overall good news, this just pure laziness and lack of vision.

Anon
1 month ago

I actually agree! More planning is needed between city officials and developers

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isn’t that what they’re doing? It’s next to the station and replacing unnecessary bus bays.

anonymous
1 month ago

no land around any metrorail station is going to be cheap. Plus it could take years for you to assemble enough land to build a large apartment building. If you look right now in that area that arent that many houses listed for sale because they are probably already owned by investors waiting for the devlopment boom to hit that area. I would imagine the developers and county would design this to work with busses anyway

Anon
1 month ago

Actually they’re making up for lost bus space by including it near the garage. Also the parking garage was never fully utilized, why make a whole new podium (that you hate) instead of finding an underutilized garage to use? It’s like Vivian Dimond is getting something free from this, money is a thing. They’re even adding a small area for a kid’s park and space for a daycare and non profit space.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Eminent domain proceedings are long, painful, and not always successful… but “muh bus lanes!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

West Palm beach was created on eminent domain, and it should be leaned into in Miami where slum lords have too much power.

ParkingHater
1 month ago

Have you been to Douglas Link? Most spots will be shared resident/transit. And the majority people in these kind of TOD don’t even own a car.

Jordan
1 month ago

Okay.
I heard you out.

Have you ever tried to assemble land? Anywhere? I have.
Precisely at this MetroRail stop, and the land to the immediate south of it over 112.
Of course, it was when I was young and naïve. I thought my “vision” was obvious. Why wouldn’t people just sell me the homes that they have worked all their lives to buy? Why not just create a pedestrian bridge over 112 to connect directly to the MetroRail station.

It is nearly impossible….maybe you could do it if you tried, but I tried it, and getting a critical mass of home owners to even entertain the notion takes hours and hours of time that is better spent elsewhere. A bridge over 112? That is even more stupid.

Looking at a house by house study, the land may be “cheap”, but your time and efforts have a price.
When 8 out of 10 homes are under contract, one of the other two idiots has a cousin who is a residential Realtor, and they jack the price up and unwittingly scuttle everything.

Dealing with government and community organizers is massive challenge. Vivian is going about it the right way.

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

Solid response actually. I understand assembling land is time consuming and expensive, but its going to happen anyways, so might as well do it right. Developers will eventually develop some of those lots or you really think this is going to be the only development here at this station?

And honestly, with our current housing crisis, local governments should be allowed to use eminent domain for workforce housing around metro rails stations. Its for the greater good as long as the developer don’t make crazy profit margins. Workforce housing is a necessity just like widening a road.

Anonmymous
30 days ago

That sounds so condescending. “Solid response, actually”?

Worker
1 month ago

Yall think this is gonna be affordable !?!?
LMAO