Related & ROVR Propose Redeveloping Downtown Miami’s College Station Garage With Residential, Hotel

Downtown Miami’s College Station Garage is being targeted for potential demolition and rebuilding.

Under a proposal submitted by developers ROVR and Related Group, the College Station Garage would be redeveloped with a new project that includes:

  • a ground floor commercial/retail/health care component
  • a residential and/or commercial element
  • a potential lodging facility
  • a fully modernized public parking component

The property is currently controlled by the Miami Parking Authority, which revamped its rules for public-private partnerships earlier this year.

ROVR and Related submitted their proposal under the MPA’s new rules on July 2, along with a $25,000 application fee.

The Parking Authority’s CEO subsequently determined that moving forward with the redevelopment was in the best interest of the public, and the board opened up a bidding process where competing developers could also make offers.

Competing offers were due in early November, but have not yet been revealed.

ROVR recently completed the Grand Station apartment tower in partnership with the MPA, on property owned by the parking authority a block away from the College Station garage.

ROVR is also partnering with Related on another 37-story tower across from Grand Station called The District.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

MDC needs to allow someone to come through and redevelop the entire downtown campus and put the classroom space in the podium of the future buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It can all be consolidated on redeveloping the block of their main building paid for by selling everything else. I don’t want to live or lease office space in a building shared by a glorified community college.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then don’t live or lease there,. – Gestures broadly – Look at the rest of Miami that is available to you!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The MDC portion of downtown is a blighted disaster. They need some serious funding. It doesn’t help that they don’t offer housing, so it turns into a ghost town whenever classes are not in session.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, they don’t need funding, which will be wasted anyway. They need to stop playing Mana Lite.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s gonna happen to the people who live in the loft and use that garage to park? It’s in our association fee.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Responsible developers will always consider all aspects of existing commitments. You will be more than fine

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did someone use responsible and developer in the same sentence? I’d love to know the plan for Loft 1 and Loft 2 parking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahaha, yea right!
Related better go back to the drawing board to figure out how to accommodate parking for Loft’s I & II.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The joke is on you if you really don’t think they have a plan!! They didn’t achieve the success they have by being unprepared!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The other day I walked by that incredible historic courthouse (soon to be MDC’s architectural and design school) and was greeted with a few gentlemen smoking crack. Shameful conditions for a college. Having a college downtown is a great asset for a city and it’s totally underleveraged in Miami. INVEST in MDC and fix this area up!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, that’s BS because crack smokers don’t walk around while smoking crack.

Stop talking like another loon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol, yes they do

Anonymous
1 month ago

No they don’t!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do too

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Maybe you do or did as a crackhead but trust me, they don’t!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That must be their student body, because people coming out of most architecture schools smoke crack or something, and probably jobs at Arquitectonica.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, what?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Crack is the preferred drug of gentlemen.

Anonymous
1 month ago

wtf?…

Anonymous
1 month ago

One of the classier looking parking garages in Downtown Miami. And it gets demolished.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing how a parking garage that looks like a parking garage looks better than any sad attempt at concealing a garage with ugly murals.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Only in Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

MDC needs to redo the garage by the Freedom Tower too. They should expand their programs by including graduate and doctorate studies and build a bigger and state of the art campus for it. Miami needs it!

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

They need to relinquish the old courthouse and firestation too. They need to focus on their current buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

MDC has been a good steward to the freedom tower and the tower theater. I believe the old courthouse was in pretty bad shape. Proper restoration projects take time

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’ve been sitting on that project for years. The site remains blighted, unsightly, and unsafe.

Anonymous
1 month ago

MDC is a school, not a historical society.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Where am I suppose to park my car tf. Loft residents are screwed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m sure the project developers have a plan for the Loft projects. Especially if the development is delivered in stages

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahaha, I think JP Perez is in for the dogfight of his career if he tries to screw Loft I (three hundred units) and Loft II (500 units) out of their parking deal!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The deal Loft II has with MPA states that if the garage is condemned, repurposed or purchased, MPA has to provide similar parking no more than 600 ft. away. There is still about 30 years left on the lease.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is going to be a flood of lawsuits if they seriously think they can screw Loft I & II out of their parking deal. Related built both of those properties…can you imagine the public outcry!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Loft II Owners Association is just finishing up on an excruciatingly annoying TWO YEAR Special Assessment project costing them over $THREE MILLION$ for shoddy exterior concrete plaster work and inferior porch waterproofing on a building that Related built and finished in 2008. Now they want to try and screw residents out of a parking lease deal that they initiated!

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Good, maybe MDC will let someone develop the lot that was suppose to be Loft III as well.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I thought centro was built on the loft iii lot.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Centro was Loft IV

Anonymous
1 month ago

No loft III was shorter and on that a lot across from loft II with the 7 11

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would someone break this down for me? Like, define ‘delivery of needed services’.. ‘lodging component, residential component’ which will bring needed services to the area? The last thing we need is another mediocre hotel or rental building here. Yotelpad, eventually Waldorf Astoria, and Downtown 1st, service that supposed ‘need’.
Bring us entertainment, and I’m 100% on board. We need more play.. in our live, play work world

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then a Resort Casino would be just what you need!

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s BYOH…Bring Your Own Hookers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please no Tetris paintjob this time.

Budding Bureaucrat.
1 month ago

That is awesome news.

banana republican
1 month ago

no brainer

Anonymous
1 month ago

Down with parking lots!!!

Tony
1 month ago

Who needs more parking? SMH

Anonymous
1 month ago

People who are trying to find somewhere to park.