Developer Planning To Build 40-Story Tower At Douglas Road Metrorail Station

Adler Group and 13th Floor Investments have submitted plans for phase 1B of Link at Douglas to Miami-Dade County for review.

Phase 1b will include:

  • 40-story tower, with 11-story parking garage
  • 406 residential units
  • 60,000 square feet of retail

The tower will be around 450 feet tall, with the roof line at 431 feet and architectural features above.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

Update: Construction of phase 1a will begin in Q1 of 2019, while phase 1b will begin in Q2 2019, according to 13th Floor executives.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

Everyone always just looks to a development’s proximity to public transportation and just assumes a nexus. But what matters is where that public transportation goes.

Right now, it doesn’t go far. But projects like this and Dadeland will age VERY well because once we do have trains that take you to Miami Beach/Wynwood/Midtown/Design District/Aventura/FIU then these buildings will finally have tons of residents without cars.

The key is building the train infrastructure. Once that is done then people will finally leave their cars and the rest (i.e., more pedestrian friendly streets) will follow. The new Miami will be here. Cheers

Anonymous

^^ This comment is so true. Building a train to where people need and want to go in high volume.

Nobody that lives in this tower has any need to go near 27th Avenue or 79th Street….

Anonymous

There is nothing to do now on 79th st.
However that area will be redeveloped in the near future.

marc

Prime for a Tri Rail spot.

Anonymous

Um yessss…. We have witnessed government officials in this city and county debate over and over the reason why ridership on the metrorail was below expectations and I was among the many screaming “you must put density next to these metrorail stops you idiots!!!” Now we’re witnessing the constant bickering by these same government officials over how to proceed with the Smart Rail Plan and to be honest, that’s expected. But, the citizens of the city and county can’t wait until these bozos get their act together. Let these developers build livable accomodations and destinations around these metrorail stops the way it should’ve been a long time ago and let Mass Transit catch up.

Anonymous

metrorail does n’t go everywhere now but it goes to coconutgrove,brickell, downtown and from there you can take a quick shuttle to wynwood,the design district or to southbeach. a couple of years from now it may go to miami freedom park if it is approved by the voters

Anonymous

Where is MIami Freedom Park?

Anonymous

It’s really Melreese Golf Course.

Anonymous

You act as if the other areas served by metrorail are not worthy of mention. As if it is only important to serve Coconut Grove, Brickell and Downtown, when in fact it serves the Northwest areas as well. I will let you figure out those areas.

Anonymous

And so many of us will be long gone. You’ve summarized it so succinctly but this is not new direction. It’s old common sense direction that should have been required 34 years ago when Metrorail opened.

Anon

Yeah, that will become a reality in 2150.

Anonymous

That design doesn’t belong there. To big. Doesn’t look elegant. They should make something nicer. Look at the beautiful buildings next to Mary Brickell Village on US1 (half a mile south).

Anonymous

Love it!

marc

Well damn, do it!

Anonymous

Alterative headline: 710 spot parking garage proposed next to Metrorail station, with residential tower on top.

A. Nonymous

Cue the parking haters.

Anonymous

An 11-story parking garage next to MetroRail is nuts. The millions that it will cost to build it could have been diverted to building affordable housing there instead which would have made the developer more money. Without the garage, the message is simple: you want to live here, faggedabout owning a car. For those who can’t live without a car, find someplace else to live.

Anonymous

With that kind of idiotic thinking, you need to keep slapping yourself upside the head like your avatar shows.

Anonymous

If the developer didn’t want to build parking and thought they could still easily lease the building, it would be hard to find a lender to finance without a garage since there aren’t any comparables to show it would be successful in this market.

Anonymous

40 Stories will definitively be out of place here but it’s an easy hop on the Metrorail to downtown and a short trolley ride to the Gables.

Anonymous

40 stories is not out of place, the old look and thinking of a bygone era is. Even if this structure is built at 40 stories and you’re on the 35th floor looking west, you’ll mostly see thousands of acres with nothing on them taller than two stories. Some people in Miami need to cut out this scare tactic of a tall building ruining an area. I hate it when some people try tell others that they must buy or rent something no taller than what they live in. That’s like me telling people they can’t buy or rent a BMW because I own a Toyota Corolla.

Anonymous

Welcome to the MiMo District on Biscayne Blvd. Where Elvis Cruz, Sarnoff, and the Fucking Morningside association fucked the whole area with a 35 Ft height restriction, using the same scale argument

Anonymous

Yes, I remember that. It’s also why Biscayne Blvd still has those same crappy motels and hotels built in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s that was used by nothing but hookers and drug addicts. The dumbass “Preservation Board” is another useless entity.

Anonymous

Many of those motels are being refurbished and repurposed. New buildings are being constructed along that corridor that are in harmony with the existing structures. I personally like what the neighborhood is becoming.
When (and unfortunately if) Coastal Link is up and running, I’d support high density development around the stations analogous to this project.

Anonymous

It’s not about what’s happening now, it’s about the hindrance the Biscayne corridor had to experience for decades when the preservation fanatics and the nimby nuts got involved. Right now, Biscayne Blvd has this stupid height limit that also stifled development and kept it from evolving.

Anonymous

Do you call many three restricted commercial car-oriented freestanding buildings?

Anonymous

I never said any of that stuff about keeping most of Miami at no more than two floor. I just don’t always think vertical is always the best answer.

Anonymous

The first building in an area will always look out of place until others are built.

Anonymous

When the Dadeland tower got built at the Metrorail station there was not much around and it didn’t look out of place.

Anonymous

It won’t be out if place once More high-rise buildings will come to that corridor.
Sunset place will be redeveloped too

Anonymous

Some of the ugliest cladding I’ve seen on a box in quite a while.

Anonymous

yeah, you should show them some of your drawings.

Anonymous

This area is going to become an urban node like Dadeland.

Anonymous

all metro rail stops should be

Gary

Will the developers be required to contribute to the development of the Underline that borders their property line?

Anonymous

good work

Dolly

40 stories is pretty high, even for a transit zone in this area–double the height of anything else in the area.

Anonymous

Your argument makes no sense, more buildings will be come to the area

Anonymous

Hey Dolly, if some people in the area don’t like it, they can pack up and leave and trust me, somebody will move right on in the place they left.

Anonymous

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?! It make’s you wonder why Arquitectonica is hated…

Anonymous

Of all the decent buildings in the area, this has to ruin everything?

Anonymous

at a metro rail stop and no ground floor retail, sad

Anonymous

60k sq ft of retail

Anonymous

Sexy Building! I feel like location is not ideal though.

marc

We need density like this and then some around all the metro rail stations. Cudos to them for making it look good.

Anonymous

I feel like, it’s not your money though.

Anonymous

Where are the architectural features above the roofline @ 431 ft. the article speaks of ?

marc

I think that the top squares are not livable space and just hide the machinery on the roof.

Anonymous

Why?

William

40 stories on us1 will look way.. way.. out of scale and do that canyon effect to the street. I like the idea of having a full 60000 square feet of retail on that corner but the prospect of a parking Podium and 40 story structure a budding US1 is kind of shocking. I’m sure the zoning is there to protect this from happening???

Anonymous

Hey William, we need to get past the ho-hum and mundane. If this city is going to get out of your 1950’s mentality and compete in this global market, then it must be ubiquitous.

Anonymous

Did you bump into a thesaurus on your way home?

Anonymous

Sorry, I don’t use coloring books like you do to explain something.

Anonymous

Is that a personal opinion or there is a specific scale ratio you are using to come to that conclusion?

Anonymous

… never mind, he’s just trolling for thumbs-up-votes.