First Glass Installed At 32-Story Metro Edgewater, Topping Off Soon

The first glass has now been installed at the 32-story Metro Edgewater apartment tower, with just a few floors to go before top off.

Construction crews recently poured deck 30 at the tower, according to an Instagram post by contractor Ortega Construction. That likely puts top off within weeks.

Metro Edgewater is planned to include:

  • 279 apartments
  • 4,230 square feet of retail
  • Approximately 300 parking spaces

Designers of the project said they are paying particular attention to the ground floor pedestrian experience.

 

(photos: Avi Brender)


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Melo is sigma and Chad
17 days ago

Improving the path from the baywalk that is next to the Grand Parasios and Biscayne blvd.

Downtowner
17 days ago

Fill this neighborhood up!

Anonymous
17 days ago

City Planners really need to start thinking about how this whole neighborhood ties together.

These buildings are fantastic but with this rate of growth it’s high time we start focusing on streetscape, Baywalk, infrastructure, shops and restaurants, etc. Until then it’s just a bundle of random highrises with zero relation to each other, instead of a neighborhood with it’s own identity.

James S
17 days ago

Totally agree. Edgewater is booming, and that’s a great thing, but it’s taking place a little bit haphazardly. Moving around north/south is problematic… the street layout of the neighborhood is effectively a lot of cul-de-sacs that all lead back to Biscayne Boulevard.

Would be nice to have a vision for tying those streets together with dedicated ground-level walkways (ideally on the bay, but even some ‘cut-through’ passageways between buildings would be a nice start.) The Watermarc/Modera building that opened last year did it right by connecting Bayshore Drive another block north – there needs to be more of that, even if it’s not vehicular. Getting around on foot is hard to do without touching Biscayne, and that’s a noisy, busy street. There are sidewalks, but it’s not the most walkable, and it’s still missing enough retail/commercial to really make it feel like the heart of the neighborhood.

Don’t get me wrong – more density in Edgewater is terrific and all the projects in the works will go a long way toward making it even better. But it seems to be happening without much of a guiding vision.

Anonymous
17 days ago

What do you expect for a neighborhood of towers along the bay with parking garages taking up blocks behind? It’s laughable the developers are pitching a couple retail bays as a ground floor “pedestrian experience,” when there isn’t even a continuity of such experience and the other side of the tower has a giant wall covered with a silly mural dwarfing the ground floor scale.

Melo, a true giga Chad.
17 days ago

Exactly! That’s why I hate parking podiums more than anything. Big concrete boxes at street level are not human scale is a problem that is only going to get worse. It should mandatory for developers to line the podiums with apartments and shops at the bottom.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Okay Grumpy Smurf…

popeye
16 days ago

first smart comment on this thread….too many yes men and cheerleaders in here who dont look at a totallity of urban growth and vitality…

Anonymous
17 days ago

i love it papi, bring more density , edgewater is booming

Anonymous
17 days ago

I love this tower! It’s simple and sophisticated at the same time.

soup joo moo
16 days ago

communist bloc of romania stylings with views of the backside of the other tower winning….

Anonymous
17 days ago

Edgewater Winning.

Mailman
17 days ago

What glass? That thing looks like a giant concrete block.

my balls melo
16 days ago

malchik housing units

anonymous
17 days ago

too much parking. it’s like a drug for these developers.