Construction Boom In Dadeland Continues (Photos)

Thousands of residential units have been added around the Dadeland Metrorail station (and Trader Joe’s) in recent years.

Below are some of the projects currently under construction.

 

 

modera metro 1 (25-story, 422-unit) and modera metro 2 (also 25-story and 422 units):

motion at dadeland (25-stories, 294 apartments):

 

overture dadeland (22-stories, 216 apartments for seniors 55+):

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Can someone educate me? I see on nearly all comments about people complaining about condos that have parking attached to them — most comments suggest they have too much parking. Having lived in multiple metro cities/areas – one of the biggest complaints was a lack of parking in the city. In fact, in Chicago, I think it became a law or ordinance for new construction condos/apartments. Can someone help me understand the negative effect of having parking in Miami (not because of looks – because of function).

Anonymous
3 years ago

Just ignore them, everyone else does. I agree the combustion engine is very old tech and needs to go, but the car itself isn’t going away.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’ve learned to ignore them.. after a while they’ll go away.. or hopefully move.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think what people fell to realize is no city in Florida will ever be New York or cities around the world with effective rail. Its not dense enough here, everything is spread way out. To build rail here that make sense it would look like a web of tracks everywhere. There is not a huge population of people in one area packed like sardines like New York. All those people live in one area in apartments unlike Florida. The rail system in these cities were built years ago when it was cheap an built along with the infrastructure. Those cities use trains and don’t have cars because they don’t have a choices. At least here we do have parking, how would you feel if the city said you can’t park your car at your own house? People up north would kill to have parking in their apartments we should be thankful. I would rather use my car in private with my own space and things then go shopping and use a train with all my bags paranoid.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Thank you all. I will now tune-out all of the comments that are unhappy that parking is being built with condos. It made no sense to me and it’s obvious it’s only a minority that feel that way.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ignore the naysayers too, there’s quite a few on here as well. Sometimes I feel like they should rename this the Complaint Section instead of the Comment Section.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Looks like downtown West Palm Beach.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Average looking buildings, however I’m happy to see the area changing and becoming more pedestrian friendly.

Nyc john.
3 years ago

Looks good. Miami will never bee newyork. Miami and Los Angeles are sister cities. Just like newyork and Chicago are. What they need to do with metro rail is bring that orange line to south beach. And run it along Washington ave and have it end on Lincoln road. Either an elevated station from downtown to south beach or a tunnel. Similar to red line in Hollywood that goes into downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles now has a blue line that goes from downtown to Santa Monica. Miami needs to extend their metro rail to south beach and to wynwood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

All you whiners about parking wtf do you think this is!? This isn’t a city of 8 million+ people. We aren’t a city that is well over 200 years old and built around a train and pedestrian infrastructure. If you want to live in a place where you have to fight and pay to park a single car then move to NYC.

aceraroja
3 years ago

To dip in on the parking spat:

Yes, parking is ugly and expensive to build. And I’m sure there is less parking in these buildings near rail than ones built farther away from rail. But unlike downtown, where you truly can walk around and/or uber short distances (and rent a car for exceptional circumstances), Kendall is much farther to expect people to do those things all the time.

That said, all those saying Miami isn’t dense enough and “built for cars” (meaning it can never be retrofitted for rail) are comically wrong. Miami and it’s suburbs are very dense compared to most US cities and a suburban rail network would do very well with park-and-ride facilities connected by bus inside neighborhoods. Rail is added after the fact in the vast majority of cities around the world so the idea that Miami can’t do the same is asinine. And in fact since so many very dense developments along major roads have been built over the decades, the ridership is in fact in place already, with even denser approved development bot far behind. A rail line down Kendall Drive, for example, would likely be packed in the morning with commuters. One down Flagler or Calle Ocho wouldn’t even need parking for much of its length, so dense is its surrounding residential areas. A line connecting Doral through Sweetwater/FIU and Fountainbleau to downtown would be in high demand.

Jesus
3 years ago

Would any one happen to know the heights of the towers mentioned above and also, is there more construction on the way?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Really? Did you actually pay attention to what TNM is reporting in the article or are you just pulling our leg?

Jesus
3 years ago

Where are the heights buddy? I see the amount of stories. Not how many feet the buildings are.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Here, let me help you with an educated guess:

Ten feet is normally equated to one story, so twenty five stories times ten equals________feet.

Jesus
3 years ago

Let me actually help you with what real architecture, designing, and planning is. So Panorama Tower is 868′ with 82 floors right? That’s about 10.58′. Ok, one tower. Now, Four Seasons is 789′ with 70 floors making it 11.2′. SLS Lux is 648 with 57 floors making it 11.36′. Ok, so it is at least 250 feet. Or 264.5′ using Panorama. Or 280 feet using Four Seasons. Or 284′ using SLS. I know you might think it is at least 250 feet but in that area, that extra 34′ of potential extra height can make a world of difference for those of us that are precise and detailed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I “LOVE” parking garages! They are awesome.
Does Miami need more public transport, YES.
But more oarking is always better.
And a building with a parking garage in the first 10 to 11 floors is better than one with no parking. It makes it more socially responsible. Hahaha! It houses its own cars.

ATTENTION PARKING HATTERS! ATTENTION!
“It is time for you to go to bed and let the adults talk”!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Excuse the error “oarking = parking”. 🙂

Anonymous
3 years ago

Too many ugly parking podiums, too little street-level activity.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh, so you’re an expert at city designing now?

Anonymous
3 years ago

x100!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Great to see all of these buildings have *massive* parking garages.. even though they are next to Miami’s heavy rail.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Renters also own cars.. not everyone works downtown on Metro line.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I completely agree with you.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly
Could someone please educate folks who live in a bubble that Metrorail goes only downtown and civic center. This city was built for cars. It’s an unfortunate thing but then again, most US cities with a couple of exception were built for cars

Anonymous
3 years ago

Metrorail goes only downtown and civic center?.. really?

Well I guess that line to the airport is a mirage.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No, it’s not a mirage but most people who work at the airport drive…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh, so you know most people who work at the airport and they told you what form of transportation they use?