Melo Agrees to Build Public Plaza & Workforce Housing At 710-Unit Square Station

In April (long after construction began), Miami’s Office of Zoning issued a final decision on the Square Station project granting permission for work to begin.

As part of the approval, the developer has agreed to build a plaza open to the public for a period of 30 years, along with 96 workforce housing units. The commitment was required to get approval for rezoning to build 11 more stories and 275,576 square feet of bonus floor area.

Other waivers include a reduction in required parking from 1,173 spaces to 913 spaces thanks to proximity to Metromover. To address traffic concerns, the developer will have a minimum of six valet attendants on staff at certain times.

Below is the full list of waivers:

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

with or without waivers im glad to see melo jumpstart development on this long dormant area….lots of new residents means lots of new retail and energized neighborhood….now…move forward on art plaza and the property just north of square station that melo owns..

marc
3 years ago

“Public Plaza”? Where will this plaza be located? At the other proposed development?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Its located between the building and the metromover.

Marc305
3 years ago

It would be nice to see some renderings.

marc
3 years ago

That small space makes up 275,000 square feet?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can’t believe this area has so many vacant lots! This area should be booming with residential, entertainment, office ETC. It’s prime real estate just sitting there.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re right.. it’s taken a while for this area to develop, but it stared in Brickell and progress is moving north. Midtown Miami and Wynwood also has made this area popular.. it sits right in the middle.

Jesus
3 years ago

913 is still a lot of parking spaces. There shouldn’t be any parking available to begin with. Nonetheless, this is a great addition to the city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So if you lived in this building and someone drives from out of state to visit you in Miami, where should they park

Marc305
3 years ago

Exactly, people on this site are always bitching about parking garages, I would like to know how many of them actually do not own a car. I have been in Real Estate for over a decade now having helped thousands of people and I have yet to meet a client who asks for a building without a garage.

Anonymous
3 years ago

My husband and I share a car.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Won’t be fun driving around the block looking for a parking space.. think NYC or South Beach

aceraroja
3 years ago

“Won’t be fun driving around the block looking for a parking space.. think NYC or South Beach”

Aka the greatest city in the US and Miami’s most vibrant, urban neighborhood. Gotcha.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lofts I and II, Centro, Capital building (I lived there for two years, but no one came to visit me from out of state during that time) in downtown Miami were built with out parking garages and they do pretty well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Don’t the loft buildings have the 25 year garage parking deal across the street? I know loft II does 😉

aceraroja
3 years ago

“So if you lived in this building and someone drives from out of state to visit you in Miami, where should they park” Somewhere else? This is what we’re building garages for, the occasional out-of-state visitor who drives down to Florida instead of flying like a normal human? Ok.

aceraroja
3 years ago

It will probably literally just be empty concrete facing a garage wall. It COULD be a shady paved square with a cute cafe kiosk in the center but, yeah. It won’t be.

Anonymous
3 years ago

96 whole ‘workforce’ units ??!!! *whistle emoji…. a real humanitarian. How many yachts can he water ski behind ?!

Anonymous
3 years ago

The plaza must be the affordable housing for the local bath salt bums.