Photos: Explosion Of Transit-Oriented Development At Coral Gables Metrorail Stations

There’s an enormous amount of development activity at the Coral Gables and Douglas Road Metrorail stations, new photos show.

The new developments include Link at Douglas, where plans for two new 39-story towers were recently revealed – the tallest south of Brickell.

According to architect and urban planner Aaron DeMayo, who took the photos, some of the projects include:

 

(photos: Aaron DeMayo)

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

these types of developments should be happening at every metro rail station. Its the easiest way to get more riders if you just build right next to them

Anonymous
1 month ago

I live near Vizcaya Station and the number of NIMBYS that oppose development is incredible. Hopefully a good balance can be found.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Their land should be up-zoned to allow 20 floor buildings anyway.

The second they receive an offer from a developer they won’t give a damn about the threat of development. We need to be building thousands of units around metrorail to keep up with demand in this region.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s why the officials we elect shouldn’t listen to them. For far too long this county has been held back and economic growth stunted because of them. Construction around these metrorail and metromover stops should’ve happened a long time ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, But its in Miami. The Metro Rail was not designed for this ridership, nor is it going to be improved because of these developments…Money allocated for these types of improvements always find other pockets. 😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shssshhh.. look, go back to sleep….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Increasing train frequency would help. No reason trains couldn’t run every five minutes like Metromover.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Increase trains so they go empty?
No logic

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL try explaining the same to people on here who want the Metromover expanded to Miami Beach and Wynwood, in which case your argument would be true.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metrorail rail stations need more density. Take example of viscaya, allapattah, Hialeah there is no walkable population to use the trains. Who the hell design the metrorail system?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The design is not to blame. Why governments and private offices were allowed to move to Doral, Miramar and the fringes of the county right after Metrorail was completed?

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Good, now Okeechobee and Palmetto stations need dense development around them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

coming…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great to see. I commuted here 7-8 years ago and the transformation is astounding. Im glad to see the TOD across the street with the skywalk too as that adds ease and connectivity to the Metrorail. This reminds of the TOD you saw sprout up in places like NYC. As the city gets larger, these clusters around Gables, Dadeland, etc., will grow into mini-downtowns in their own right. Now we just need the developments to push into that neighborhood off Grand Ave. in the Grove to clean it out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Clean what out?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Grand west of Main Highway gets seedy fast. If you walk it and then north on Douglas to the Metrorail stop, you’ll see huge room for improvement.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Watch the REEEEEing about gentrification, as it historically was the segregated area of Coconut Grove.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol the crybaby brigade is going to whine that we need to keep the old segregated neighborhood segregated because “gentrification bad!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

The cesspool of a neighborhood thats there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami is the hottest Bi*** in FL.. the rest are simple Bit****…

Anonymous
1 month ago

All this development and friends of friends of friends from out of town are still asking for help getting an apartment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That only shows how fast people are moving to the state.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Got to be honest with them, they have to move further west, south or north.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great, now do this at every metro rail and tri-rail station!

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s almost as if they build rail, rather than freaking double decker highways, developers will develop around it. What a novel concept!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Word!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Artefacto and The Collection aren’t TOD, folks…

Anonymous
1 month ago

All in favor of TODs, but the developments/neighborhood here lack character and synergies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The people who live in the neighborhood don’t givadamn how those developments look because they hate any development that’s built there.

Connor
1 month ago

TOD’s, TOD’s, TOD’s, TOD’s…..Chant it with me!

Anonymous
1 month ago

This should be happening in all Metrorail stations, especially close to the city center

Anonymous
1 month ago

There is a ton of development and redevelopment that need to happen in north MiamiDade.

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Civic Construction is building two nice towers in my opinion. Link at Douglas 1 and Tower 2 are looking pretty good!

Anonymous
1 month ago

This type of critical mass doesn’t need thousands upon thousands of *NEW* parking spaces. Shame on Coral Gables for approving them.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

This isn’t part of Coral Gables, they would never approve buildings that look this too. They like mediterranean

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Mediterranean buildings still look better than that cigarette box with crap diagonally across it, and cookie cutter clones proposed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Land around all the metro stops are county land not local municipalities

Anonymous
1 month ago

How far out from the transit station is county owned ?

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

depends, some are more. This was a bus station the past and part of it was a grade level railline but the County bought it eventually. Just like MDC North is all county because the Army gave it to them after WWII.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be interesting to find out how much total residential density there will be within a quarter-mile radius of the stations.

Anonymous
30 days ago

I’m happy that so many people want to move to Miami, but we are approaching a point where Dixie Hwy, Palmetto Expy, Bird Rd, etc are going to be complete parking lots from 6am-8pm every day… even if this is “TOD”, these people are going to ride the metro to work while still driving to stores, restaurants, and social events. I used to live in one of the older buildings in this area (Modera) and everyone who rode the metro to brickell for work still got in their cars to drive to Target in dadeland, fresh market in the grove, etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The towers are a little on the tall side for the neighborhood, but overall it is great to see concentrated development at metro rail stations.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Found the Gables resident lol

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Coral Gables punching the air right now

Anonymous
1 month ago

The neighborhood is and has been on the short side for MetroRail stations for far too long and it’s about time Coral Gables get some tall buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

1) this is at the gables
2) the gables do have tall buildings in their downtown (height is completely relative)

Anonymous
1 month ago

*is not the gables

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who cares. Pass this project!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The people that live in the Gables care! They pay high taxes to live in a city with character and class! Now you have Miami building ugly high rises on the border of coral gables, this is blasphemy!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“on the border of coral gables… ”

Lol… can I tell any of these people that once they buy a house in Coral Gables, they have to live in it their entire lives and they can’t sell it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gables residents don’t pay higher taxes, this is a common misconception. They pay some of the lowest taxes, partly because they don’t have poorer areas they need to make up for (like Dade, South Miami etc…). You are probably confusing total (tied to the size of your house and not tied to the city) to the tax rate.
In other words, you’ll pay less taxes in the Gables for a 750k hour than you will in Dade.