Preliminary Plans Submitted For 2,000 Unit Upland Park At Dolphin Transit Station

Developer Terra Group has submitted preliminary plans for a massive mixed-use project called Upland Park at Dolphin Station.

The newly submitted plans show that the southern parcel project will include:

  • Three 12-story residential towers with a combined 737 units
  • A 12-story hotel tower with 168 rooms
  • A 12-story office tower with 160,000 square feet
  • A 7-story life sciences building with 250,000 square feet
  • A 7-story school with 87,500 square feet
  • Parking podiums rising four to seven stories with 2,996 spaces
  • 145,000 square feet of retail in the podiums

Separately, a northern parcel will have a total of eight buildings, each rising 3 stories and surrounded by surface parking. There will also be an amenities building.

The first phase of the southern parcel will include a 268-unit mid-rise building with 649 parking spaces and retail.

At the northern parcel, a total of 441 apartments and 621 parking spaces will be built in the first phase.

Developer Terra Group has previously said they are trying to keep unit prices at parts of the development low enough to be considered workforce housing.

Dolphin Station will be integrated into the project. It will have a Bus Rapid Transit connection to Miami International Airport and downtown Miami. There are also rumors of a possible Brightline station there.

Arquitectonica is the architect.


Dolphin Station:

(photo: MDX)

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Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

With a metrorail extension please

Anonymous
1 month ago

Makes more sense than Brightline

Anonymous
1 month ago

As does it than Metromover or a monorail to Miami Beach.

Azarius
1 month ago

Also don’t forget the Mall of Americas is going near here as well. This area would benefit from the metrorail to downtown. This would be a plus for the city. And we desperately need affordable and workforce housing. especially with the new mall coming to that area.

Azarius
1 month ago

1000’s of jobs

Anonymous
1 month ago

Go ahead and forget it. Developer Five Star lost their ass on the mega mall in Jersey they built, had to default on debt, and lost half their equity stake in the Mall of The Americas that they pledged. Financing not secured for Miami project, and construction start dates already missed. Meanwhile, malls continue to die now more than ever with COVID. The time for that project was 1995, not 2021.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Aventura mall is one of the most popular malls in the country. While some areas are seeing malls die others are still doing well.

Anonymous
1 month ago

i love aventura mall

Anonymous
1 month ago

American Dream Miami, which is likely not happening, otherwise there wouldn’t be so much investment near an outlet mall.

Mall of the Americas is the former Midway Mall and a dump that should redeveloped into TOD with Metrorail or streetcar stop along Flagler Street west from Government Center Station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The proposed American Dream site is nowhere near here, that’s farther north by the Turnpike/I-75 interchange. And as other said, that project is as good as dead.

Anonymous
1 month ago

tbh I’d rather have TriRail out there

Anonymous
1 month ago

TriRail is the most realistic option. The rail tracks across the street end up at TriRail’s MIA station anyway

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not a fan of the urban sprawl and environmental degradation occurring around these locations in west Miami along the UDB, but I do think it’s important to connect this region with quality public transportation (Metrorail) to the urban core so this doesn’t persist in the future.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just be happy it’s not more single family homes. Going vertical is the only way to prevent moving the UDB.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very true, it’s nice seeing the plans take a more mixed-use approach as opposed to the typical suburban strip mall format like the development next to Topgolf.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

I would like to see actual renderings please

Anonymous
1 month ago

Use your imagination. It’s funnier that way.

Anonymous
1 month ago

very exciting times for this area. gonna need a pedestrian bridge to get to dolphin mall. just don’t ask MCM to build it 😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

So let me get this straight, they’re “ trying to keep unit prices at parts of the development low enough to be considered workforce housing.”. Is real estate at a premium out there too? What’s the excuse now because last time I checked this is out there.

adrian
1 month ago

A potential rail stop included? That’s awesome. 2000 homes is a lot good job. County doubling down on density.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isn’t this where brightline was thinking of expanding to?

Lechozo
1 month ago

I don’t think so. It would be very cumbersome to connect that place with Downtown. Trains would have to go north up to 70 street, from there use the E-W rail tracks that go to the the FEC rail yard, then use the track exchange at Triral/Metrorail connector. From there head south towards the airport and just before entering the MIA station, take the seabord rail tracks that go to the Dolphin area

Anonymous
1 month ago

Suburban sprawl to the edge of the Everglades non stop building only now supported by a transit station built on the edge of the Everglades…Miami will NEVER learn

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami is a relatively small city thats only now just beginning to explode. You’re going to be *very* upset over the next few decades lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correction, Miami is a relatively small city surrounded by an existing unincorporated sprawl it could annex, although this area is likely designated as within Doral’s sphere of influence.