Cassa Grove Approved By UDRB, Will Break Ground Near Metrorail Station In Spring 2017

A Class A multi-family project is planned a short distance from the Coconut Grove Metrorail station.

Cassa Grove is set to include 116 units at 2900 and 2940 S.W. 28th Lane, with 199,972 square feet of building area in a 12-story structure. Miami’s UDRB voted 5-0 to recommend approval earlier this month.

A letter from architect Itec Design to Miami’s Planning Department describes the project:

The proposed project will help create and activate the new open public space along the MetroRail, the Underline. The project is proposing addition public open space connecting directly to the Underline. The project is also situated adjacent to the Coconut Grove MetroRail Station Services as an important note along this corridor. The Facade draws inspiration from its public location as well as the natural vegetation of its surroundings. The requested waivers are consistent with Miami 21 and promote the spirit of the transect zone.

CDS Architecture’s Eduardo Pardo-Fernandez collaborated on the design with Itec.

MEC Development’s Tomas Possenti said that the project will break ground in Spring 2017 and open in Fall 2018. The project is a joint venture between Miami-based MEC Development Associates, B Developments, and New York-based Abington Properties.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

This is fantastic! I like how it ties in with underline

marc
4 years ago

I agree. Great to see development along the rail line interacting like this. Now MDT should encourage bids to develop the surface lots at this station as well..

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

Yes! Exactly, stations like Vizcaya and Coconut Grove have huge and inefficient bus loop, parking, and lawn areas. Especially Coconut Grove, it’s like they tried to make it a quasi park with that huge lawn. Vizcaya in the roads would be a tougher sell for a more than three story development, but Coconut Grove station site is pretty wasteful in a higher zoned area.

Anonymous
4 years ago

There is a plan that was awarded last year to develop Coconut Grove station.

marc
4 years ago

Cool but are you sure it wasn’t the Douglas Station projects?

Anonymous
4 years ago

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article48713060.html $196m project coming next door from Grass RIver. The owners of Cocowalk and Sunset Place.

Tomas Possenti
4 years ago

Thanks for the Support @TheNextMiami. We are very excited about the project,

Archibald Chesterfield
4 years ago

Good one!! Great to see Miami developing more open spaces!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Am I the only one who laughed at your username? If so, inside joke…

Anonymous
4 years ago

This will be one of the hottest, trendiest projects. Being right next to the Coconut Grove Metrorail and steps from the Underline = Success

Alex Batista
4 years ago

That corner on 27th ave is going to be amazing. Didn’t Michael Comras buy the shopping center accross US1 as well?
I had no idea those parcels had that much density. bravo!
How many stops os this from UM?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Another amazing architectural project to boost public parks while creating homes. Good job.

William
4 years ago

The location of the land is wonderful. Slightly setback from the heavily traveled 27th ave corridor yet still completely accessible. The tie-in to the underline is massive bonus to the community and the residents of the building and area.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Very nice project!!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

The public space and transit connection aspects are great. The building design is laughable. a white box with balconies, could have been generated in SketchUp in 20 mins. Please tell me any aspect of this “architecture” that is noteworthy?

Anonymous
4 years ago

I like curves better than sharp edges in architecture and a consistent green wall instead of the patchwork depicted in the render, but at least the building isn’t a box and most of it seems orderly. A solid development.