A twin-tower project called Merrick Towers has been proposed near the Douglas Road Metrorail Station.
The project is in a zone designated as transit-oriented, and is just a few minutes walk to the Metrorail station.
Merrick Towers will include micro-units. The official definition of a micro-unit by Miami’s Planning Department ranges from 275 to 400 square feet, and at Merrick Towers there will be 60 such units averaging 394 square feet.
The Merrick Towers proposal includes two 20-story towers with a total of:
268 rental apartments, averaging 710 square feet
32,200 square feet of office use
6,342 square feet of ground floor retail space
288 parking spaces
Development rights for some of the units are being transferred over through the city’s TDR program and from another property across the street.
The developer is 3898 Shipping Avenue LLC, controlled by Hector Castellon.
Atelier305 is the architect.
Miami’s Urban Development Review Board will review the proposal at a meeting on July 21.