Another major transit-oriented development is well underway at the Coconut Grove Metrorail station, new photos show.
Grove Central is unique in that it is planned to be powered by the sun – with enough solar panel capacity to produce two megawatts.
The developers have previously said that there will even be enough solar energy to power Metrorail trains when departing the station.
There will also be a giant battery to store power for nighttime usage.
Grove Central will include:
400 apartments (including some workforce housing)
172,000 square feet of retail (Target and Total Wine have signed leases)
898 parking spaces
Air condition for the building would come from a geothermal system using cold water pumped from underground. Groundwater and rainwater will also be used to provide cooling mist and for landscape irrigation.
A waste-to-energy plant that would convert sewage into power, compost and water was also in planning.
Touzet Studio is the architect.
Terra Group and Grass River Property are the developers.