Developers Propose 1,125 Apartments Near Brightline’s New Aventura Station

Two developers have submitted plans for separate projects near Brightline’s new Aventura station, totaling 1,125 apartments.

 

Modera Aventura

The first project is called Modera Aventura, and was submitted to Miami-Dade by Mill Creek Residential on April 5.

Modera Aventura is proposed to have 2 15-story buildings that include:

  • 840 apartments (using a 25% workforce bonus)
  • 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail
  • 1,201 parking spaces

Corwil is the architect.

The Modera Aventura site is 2681 NE 191st Street.

 

WDH OJUS

The second project is currently known as WDH Ojus, and was submitted to Miami-Dade by Ram Realty Services and Pinnacle Communities on April 1

WDH Ojus is proposed to have 15-story, 12-story, and 4-story buildings that include:

  • 285 multifamily residential units for rent (using a 24% workforce housing density bonus)
  • 2,850 square feet of retail
  • 438 parking spaces in an 4 to 8-story garage

The project site is 19640 W Harriet Tubman Highway – 300 feet from the Brightline station.

Roger Fry is the architect for WDH Ojus.

 

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Yeet
1 month ago

More transit orientated development please!

Max
1 month ago

Dream on, all the elected officials have in mind is packing as many skyscrapers as they can in the area, this is all about money , it’s already impossible to drive through there.

Ugh
1 month ago

I’m sorry y’all are naïve if you think all those residents are getting in brightline. Traffic in that area is already horrendous, but y’all cry about transit oriented housing so this is what you get. MAYBE 20% will use brightline(high estimate).

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

People refuse to accept reality, even alot of people in Brickell would take a uber to a destination that is near another metromvoer station before they actually take the metromover. We have to make Miami-Dade more of a mass transit culture before we expect more transit riders. Even the NYC folks brag about refusing to take the metrorail, even if the work at Jackson and live in Brickell.

parkinghater
1 month ago

the carrot is the leaps and bounds dade is taking to improve transit.

the stick is road diets and reducing parking.

the culture is made BY the system, not the other way around.

Anonymous
1 month ago

if you advocate making MY car commute purposely worse, then I advicate shutting down public transport. You will have to stop blowing money on clubs and craft beer fests and buy a car like the rest of us adults. I will shed a tear for you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What a stupid and ignorant comment. Do you realize that public transport was purposely made worse in order to push cars many years ago? And what did we get from it?

– A system in which you suffer if you don’t drive.

– A roadway system that is hostile to anyone not in a car.

– A public transportation system that sucks for the most part.

– A “transportation” department that keeps blowing billions of our tax dollars on expressway infrastructure that doesn’t work instead of investing in good public transit.

– Loud cities due to the sheer number of cars driving at any given time.

– Cities so spread out that it takes forever to get anywhere, even in a car.

But sure, it’s those pesky trains that are the problem.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^what a stupid and ignorant comment – Do you realize PURPOSELY making traffic worse for the 95% if the population here that drives is fukin stupid? What ignorant self centered clown promotes that? If public transit us is so great than it should either meet or beat the efficiencies and costs of car driving. PURPOSELY making car driving worse just to make an inefficient transit system seem better than it is is just plain stupid. This is real world, not your Urban Planning class.

Anonymous
1 month ago

there are people who just can’t afford a car, you ignorant donkey

Anonymous
1 month ago

^the large majority that can afford a car shouldn’t suffer for the few that can’t you donkey hole

gravy train
1 month ago

enjoy your traffic in the heat.

Anonymous
1 month ago

your mom needs a diet, not roads and making traffic even worse

BShater
1 month ago

Here’s an idea oh Stable Genius, make transit actually desirable instead of making car driving undesirable. Or does that not fit your real agenda?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“We” ??

Anonymous
1 month ago

“People refuse to accept reality, even alot of people in Brickell would take a uber to a destination that is near another metromvoer station before they actually take the metromover. We have to make Miami-Dade more of a mass transit culture before we expect more transit riders. Even the NYC folks brag about refusing to take the metrorail, even if the work at Jackson and live in Brickell”

Boy, you sure must be taking a lot of your time to scope out the habits of people who live in the Brickell area and that’s how you know all that?

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Also a gaslight comment from many of yall. simply asking how you got here with people and looking at decreased metromover rates after uber for here. Goofy copy and pasted and thought you said something funny

Anonymous
1 month ago

That sure is a lotta gobble de goop you spoke.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not the transit oriented people crying, its the people who drive that are. If you add parking, it induces driving and traffic gets worse. If we really wanted to create true Transit Oriented Development and not add to the traffic problem, parking maximums if not an outright ban on parking should be instituted in and around a quarter mile of these transit stops.

That would stop the NIMBY’s from complaining about “traffic problems” and induce further transit ridership and growth

Anonymous
1 month ago

Transit needs to go more places first. it is just not convenient

gravy train
1 month ago

exactly….

Truth Matters
1 month ago

Yes so we can have more empty buses trailing our streets

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brightline so far only goes to 3 destinations of course they’re not going to using the brightline. Also I think brightline is too expensive for daily use that’s why the region needs trirail to be running the commuter line on these tracks.

Duck who flew from Miami Lakes
1 month ago

The station will be serviced by buses and brightline will have five south florida stations by EOY

Billy
1 month ago

Tri rail can also be expensive.

nonmous
1 month ago

Excuse me but the Brightline trains are not for city or county commuting, meaning, it’s wasn’t meant to take residents from stop to stop say, from Adventura to Jackson Memorial Hospital and on to the Kendall area and tie into the Metrorail. The Brightline trains are here to do what Brightline said, and that is, to take passengers from MiamiDade to Broward and Palm Beach counties then on up to Orlando. Years ago I remember when that train service was envisioned, it was touted as a “Party Train,” but the Party Train moniker was soon dropped for reasons not specified.

Pickles
1 month ago

Isn’t that what Tri-Rail is for?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, take Tri-Rail to Palm Beach county and Orlando then come back on this site and tell us how it went.

Billy
1 month ago

Tri rail is horrible!!!!! Many of the folks that ride tri rail are the homeless. Those folks start fights etcccccc.

nobody
1 month ago

If I live in Aventura, how does Tri-Rail in Golden Glades help me? The E connecting the station to the Aventura area is one of the worst routed buses in the county.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, the “party train” was something else in the mid-1990s that went from Hollywood to Orlando and lasted like ten seconds.

Bryan
1 month ago

That was the Florida fun train.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It seems like I meet more people who are taking the mover for the first time every day. Also, if you’ve ridden it at all lately, you know that it’s WAY more crowded than pre-pandemic levels. At least the Brickell loop. If we have more public transit, the ridership will only go up.

Ya boy
1 month ago

Traffic is and always will be an issue in the area. That aside, a key issue here is the location. It may say “Aventura” on it, but this is unincorporated Miami Dade land it is being proposed on. There is no city council advocating the needs and rights of the local populace, just the developers dealing straight with the county. Is the local infrastructure capable of handling the sudden influx of another 1100+ residential units? Can the schools handle several hundred new children in the area? Municipal services like fire and police are contracted through the county. Can they handle the influx? Garbage pickup?

I got no issue with development. If anything I love watching my property value go up. But development without a plan to handle everything that would come with it is a scary prospect.

Max
1 month ago

The entire area is already collapsed, just drove through Lehman causeway and it was halfway packed with stopped cars, schools went from 20 kids per class to 35 , both waterways and Sunny k-8..driving US-1 between 11am and 6pm became a nightmare

Anonymous
1 month ago

Should have way less parking. Prime real estate near train stations needs to have limited parking and maximum use.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree. Way too many parking spaces next to a train station. Traffic is already a nightmare there. More cars will only make it worse.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s Aventura, not a very walkable city due to US 1 and the lack of trees. Driving is king there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Us1 has tons of stores, and Country Club Drive is surrounded by trees.

Drac
1 month ago

Haha.. people want retail spots built in these apartment buildings but they don’t want people who will patronize the retail to have an area to park their car in.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s right. This isn’t your standard strip mall in a suburban neighborhood. Did you even read the article?

Drac
1 month ago

Yeah, I did read the article and I also realize this.

People say “build more housing,” and after an announcement, we read:

Complaints about them in the area where they’re built.

Complaints about the size of units.

Complaints about the building too tall.

Complaints about the increase in traffic they’re going to create.

Complaints about where they put the windows.

Complaints about zig zagging balconies.

Complaints about the units having a balcony.

Complaints about not enough parks.

Complaints about the homeless in the area.

Complaints about lack of mass transit in the city.

Complaints about extending the Metromover.

Complaints about the amount of parking they’ll have.

Complaints about the color they’re painted.

If there is anything I forgot to include on this list, please feel free audience to add on.

Fern
1 month ago

When Tri-Rail gets the “Northeast Corridor” line up and running this will be a great place to live. Maybe they’ll think of a better name by then.

Billy
1 month ago

The tri rail is very unsafe and dirty.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The trirail is perfectly fine. I use it with no issues. The only ones pushing this propaganda are people who are anti-public transit.

Pájaro Nalgon
1 month ago

We need more of this to curb the crazy rents

Tr's
1 month ago

It won’t happen tho

Anonymous
1 month ago

Best way to do that is by adding more rental supply with projects such as this one.

gravy train
1 month ago

there is a ton of supply all over…almost all of the new builds and recent builds are at best 40% occupied…its that the rents are too high for the median wage of our service based economy here…

resident
1 month ago

I don’t see a “NAIL SHOP”

Michael Williams
1 month ago

In the late 80,s people who saw the writing on the wall moved from Miami.
South Florida was considered across the Dade County line.
Aventura , Broward, Palm Beach expanded and don’t want to be considered South Florida as well as being part of Miami. Again folks left for a reason. Your delusional otherwise thinking Miami atmosphere is welcomed. Miami is like a small child always looking for attention.

The neighbor
1 month ago

There is a need for new exit from Dixie Highway to Biscayne Blvd. Traffic has only two exits, Miami Gardens or Ives dairy road. There is a need for new exit on 191st Street.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can I assume “Harriet Tubman Hwy” is what used to be West Dixie Hwy?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correct. They need to change the rest of the highway too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No they don’t, soyface. Nobody was offended by it until it was convenient to fit a narrative. While I’m impartial to renaming stretches of Dixie Highway that previously went by many different names (look at old plats), Harriet Tubman is constantly used as token womyn pee-oh-cee to make you people feel good and like you’re somehow correcting a wrong.

gravy train
1 month ago

somebody in their feelings here….

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wish I was in Dixie look away look away in Dixie land I’ll take my stand to live and die in Dixie….

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dixie is not appropriate for Miami. If you are going to support naming a road after the Deep South, move to Alabama

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Correct. They need to change the rest of the highway too”

Okay.. lets rename it, “Ketanji Brown Jackson” highway…

Anonymous
1 month ago

She is a Miami native

Anonymous
1 month ago

I know…

Miami Winning
1 month ago

I am not sure if all that parking is devoted for the buildings. If so, I agree it should be less. Notwithstanding, ample public parking next to Brightline stations is a good thing. It solves the problem of getting to the train station, and in fact is a encouragement to take the train instead of driving I95.

NEWHOUSING
1 month ago

How many more high-rise apartments does Miami-Dade need? You politicians continuously approve these projects that the average resident cannot afford. How about approving new-affordable housing? Our children are graduating from college and cannot even afford to buy a one bedroom home because it’s too expensive. We need new housing in Miami-Dade, not these ugly high-rise apartment buildings. NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

In the U.S., money talks, whining walks.

Tim
1 month ago

I have been an Aventura residents for a long time. That project will kill our city. The city has been doing nothing to fix our traffic problems for years.
All they have been doing to offer less and less services to residents including safety but focusing on making money. like the way they let private academy to use founder park tennis courts instead of residents. Our city keep getting worse and worse with the current management.
I am not sure why they cut all those trees blocking railway noise, and the ugly looks of those warehouses etc.

Pickles
1 month ago

Sooooo boring.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Harriet Tubman Highway?” I swear these f**ks will even get triggered looking at the brand of a paper cup or plate.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Crazy how your offended by the name of a highway. It’s just a name, move on!

Anonymous
26 days ago

Why is it to hard to say “We’re Full” Simple! You folks down in Dade don’t need more people.
The traffic is beyond horrible, no mass transportation in most of our lifetimes will be built.
The heat from overpopulation will be overwhelming at times in the summer and FPL will be increasing your electric bills as well as utility bills. It is what is is.