Merrick Towers Proposed Near Metrorail Station With 268 Apartments, Including Micro-Units

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.

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

Need to turn metro rail up Douglas road and head all the way to the airport and connect the station already at the airport. Would make a great loop. With stations downtown Coral gables and a few other spots along the way

Anonymous
2 months ago

Also a great opportunity for more mid-rise mixed use development along the corridor.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I understand and you are right, but the logistics to do that can give one a headache.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Are you familiar with the Signature Bridge project and double decking of the 836 ??

Anonymous
2 months ago

^ Yes I do… what about them?

Azarius
2 months ago

Too many private land holders and payouts would be needed not including the price to build

Anonymous William
2 months ago

This is the Matheson families old lot. I once went to an amazing FIU event there. They had a working steam mill for agriculture all setup that was back from the 1800’s. I hope they were able to find a place for that and the steam locomotives. The Matheson’s are good folks that brought together some of our greatest county parks. Cheers to them. wp

Anonymous
2 months ago

I think Miami has the most twin tower projects in the world

Anonymous
2 months ago

Saves on design fees.

Anonymous
2 months ago

And it keep these towers at a height in this area to where there will be a small number of whiners voices that really won’t make a difference.

transplant
2 months ago

This one is next door to the strip club and already under construction (heavy equipment on site).

Anonymous
2 months ago

A “strip club?” Man these developers know what they’re doing…

Anonymous
2 months ago

That entire warehosue area of coral gables is going to be gone soon, guess that stripclub is next

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is building is actually within City of Miami limits. So is the strip club.

Anonymous
2 months ago

figured

Anonymous
2 months ago

With this design they shouldn’t name it Merrick Towers as it has no resemblance to George Merrick’s vision……

Anonymous
2 months ago

Very true. It’s not even in coral gables anyway

Anonymous
2 months ago

George Merrick developed a lot more than Coral Gables in Greater Miami. Still a better name compared in a city with apartment buildings literally called “X.”

Anonymous
2 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Micro units right next to playmates? Sold!

Anonymous
2 months ago

How is playmates? I’ve never been there. I’m more of a Tootsie’s guy.

Anonymous
2 months ago

very nice design

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bet rent going to be thru the root for those small units.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It is a very nice area that is close many of the best places in Miami. Desirable areas command higher rents.

Azarius
2 months ago

And the are smaller than average, but I love they are building up even the building but the units and pricing is ridiculous!

Azarius
2 months ago

I’m glad each part of the city is developing its own identity and building outreach area. Love this growth. I would like to see taller buildings come up in this area.

Realtalk Reilly
2 months ago

But wait did they sign the Utilities Deal for it yet? I’m just here for the Utilities Deals.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yeeesh! Go back and redesign that pile of crap.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Micro units sounds nice… until they price them at 1800 a month

LAZY
2 months ago

“Just a few minutes walk” is a long walk!

Anonymous
2 months ago

username checks out

Anonymous
2 months ago

“Just a few minutes walk” is a long walk!

Okay.. skip the Metrorail then and try walking the entire distance you’re trying to get to.