Newly Opened Downtown Miami Apartment Tower Already 80% Leased, Surprising Developer

The developer of downtown Miami’s Grand Station Apartments says he is “surprised” at how strong demand has been for units in the newly opened building.

Grand Station received a temporary certificate of occupancy in August, allowing the 30-story tower to open and move-ins to begin.

Now, more than 80 percent of the 300 apartments have been leased, the developer told The Real Deal.

There has been an escalation in rental activity since the end of the summer, he added.

Prices range from $1,800 to $2,500.

Rovr Development, managed by Oscar Rodriguez and Ricardo Vadia, is the developer. Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez is also an investor.

Zyscovich Architects and Anillo, Toledo, Lopez LLC designed the building.

Rovr is now moving on to another project across the street: a 37-story condo tower called The District. Related Group is co-developing the new project.

 

Photo from April 2021 showing both Grand Station and The District properties:

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Azarius
1 month ago

Just the infill projects we need. The residents should flock to MWC. I wonder if ridership on the mover has increased with the recent increase of residential projects

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, the mover it’s petri dish for Covid!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I use the Metromover frequently, especially to avoid possible raising of the Brickell Ave. Bridge. Anecdotally, there is a lot more ridership than a year ago, or even six months ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have you noticed a difference in the type of person taking the Metromover? Like a more professional, upscale class?

Anonymous
1 month ago

…and if its over capacity, better extend it in its current sorry state to serve even high population based on some people’s logic here, right?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Geezzz, here’s the typical grumbler who has never done shit or have any idea on how to do shit but be a group.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I meant – be a grouch

Anonymous
1 month ago

Keep Building and people will come.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I bought apartment across of the street in district 225. This area will explode. Metromover and metrorail in walking distance. New world art school next door and MDC across of the street. In a few years downtown, west park and overtown will be number one area in miami.

Adrian
1 month ago

that is awesome!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stunning design.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stunning and Brave.

chupacabra
1 month ago

how many units will end up being airbnb’s???? and onlyfans video studios??? and they need balconies for the doggystyle scenes on the edge….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yea, that’s when you take the onlyfans to Hialeah..

Jose Jimenez
1 month ago

Stalinist architecture lives!

Anonymous
1 month ago

No balconies LOL

Fab Zee
1 month ago

Who cares about balconies in Miami? Only smokers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Honestly. You get that balcony square footage in your living room instead. Had a huge balcony for the previous 5 years. Never used it. Ever.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re a strange Floridian. Possibly a recluse or a vampire. An avid indoorsman. I could understand not using a balcony in Buffalo, but in Miami no.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, we don’t need more balconies and people jumping out of it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

At least the blotchy paintjob isn’t so pronounced but it would have been better and less cheap looking if it were one color or followed a symmetric pattern of some sorts.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, you’re looking at a rendering.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fugly

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fhurrible indeed

Anonymous
1 month ago

this is infill development for people that live and work here – I guess you prefer empty lots with garbage, some homeless and a greater chance for crime

Anonymous
1 month ago

In this location, something is better than nothing. However, I’m amazed at the lack of beauty in most architecture. I suspect the profession is so wedded to it’s approach, that it takes a maverick to actually make something beautiful. IMHO, there is not nearly enough curvature or attempts at grace in the designs I see. When those two things appear, most people seem to love it. Most people’s preferences, however, don’t seem to be the object of most design. Tom Wolfe’s “From Bauhaus to Our House” kindof captures it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
The Pretty Police is on the case!

Fab Zee
1 month ago

It’s a great location. I take it you live in Manhattan with a Central Park view?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love the architecture on this side of town with all these massive concrete government buildings, it’s a nice contrast to Brickell, and it feels more like a “real city.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah but no balconies in Miami???

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cost more for that if you want affordable somethings will have to be cut out. Buildings with balconies insurance is way higher, this area has at least tens of people fall off balconies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

yeah but even crummy midrise buildings in Hialeah have balconies, this will be a big drawback

Anonymous
1 month ago

To who? It’s 80% leased! Lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

…and at lower rental rates than if it had balconies, jokes on you

Anonymous
1 month ago

What kind of “Draw Back” did NYC have with no balconies??? If you need a balcony then Hialeah your thing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All those pricey high rises in Sunny Isles and Bal Harbor have balconies, and NYC ain’t this market, newbie. NYC weather sucks and the water views cannot compare to the 305, hence not so many balconies there.

Fab Zee
1 month ago

Only smokers care about balconies. Who wants to be out in the 90 degrees heat for any prolonged period unless you are at the beach?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^If you hate the weather here so much, then you’re here for the high paying jobs? The high housing costs? For the English as a 2nd Language? What?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly
Spanish is KING here.
Bet that hurts…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Couldn’t care less about a balcony. It just collects dust. It’s actually nicer to have a large window that doesn’t overlook a concrete box.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wouldn’t live in a high rise without a balcony. Too much like being trapped inside a drywalled jail cell. Gotta be able to step outside and be out in the fresh air without going down an elevator 20 floors to do so.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even in Canada apartments have balconies.