Related & ROVR Winning Bidders, Will Develop Three Towers In Downtown Miami

A partnership between Related Group and ROVR Development has been selected as the winning bidder to redevelop downtown Miami’s College Station Garage, according to the SFBJ.

The Miami Parking Authority’s Off-Street Parking Board voted unanimously on February 2 to accept the bid over a competing proposal from Terra Group and Apollo Global Management.

The developers say they will now move forward with building the project, which will have three towers.

Final negotiations on a 99-year lease are expected to take about five months, the Herald reported. Some project details may change during that time.

Closing on the property and construction start is expected in early 2023.

The three towers are proposed to range in height between 39 and 48 stories.

They will include:

  • 1,200 rental apartments (average units size: 722 square feet)
  • 1,357 Miami Parking Authority parking spaces
  • Residential amenity spaces
  • Ground floor retail, with a potential fire station, urgent care, and art center

A portion of the apartments are to be reserved for workforce and low-income housing, with Miami-Dade College students and faculty taking priority.

One possibility is building the project in two stages, and keeping half the garage open for existing customers (including residents of Loft 1 and 2), according to ROVR principal Oscar Rodriguez. However, it would take much longer to build that way.

 


 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Nice density

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami Dade College should redevelop all of its parking lots into highrises that would house offices and students. MDC needs to grow into a top-notch University by including PhD programs.

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes, UM is not enough

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yup if Miami really wants to become a tech and financial hub they need to invest in FIU and MDC, so they can support the workforce thats needed for these industries

Anonymous
7 months ago

What?
Who is they?

People in the tech industries ARE coming here.
People in the Financial industries ARE coming here.

Anonymous
7 months ago

True but if want people from Miami to get these jobs, we should make sure we invest in education. Even tech and finance people that are coming here might want to further their education to advance their careers… so better education and more graduate and doctoral programs are very much needed!

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

They are coming here… but at a slow pace

Anonymous
7 months ago

So many organizations in Miami with tons of underutilized parcels like MDC. Would love to see Lincoln Marti start unloading parts of their Little Havana. Their buildings are ugly, many abandoned/not used, and in great locations.

Anonymous
7 months ago

FIU should be prioritized not a community college

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

why can’t both?

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s a glorified community college, not a landlord or developer. The best they can do is sell off Freedom Tower so it can be restored properly and converted into a boutique hotel or something, the old Federal Building literally given away to them to rot, and all its parking lots, and use the revenue to rebuild their main building into a consolidated vertical facility.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love them. Not the usual boring box.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Its related – don’t be surprised when the actual finished product is a cereal box

Anonymous
7 months ago

This statement is 1000% accurate

Woody
7 months ago

I like this project over the other one because it does stand out more! 🙂

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

It also has workforce housing

Anonymous
7 months ago

The other one was elegant. Too much going on based on in these renderings…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami is growing at a crazy speed. It’s amazing!

Robin Stan
7 months ago

Related is already insinuating on Instagram that the units development will be affordable housing lol.

Azarius
7 months ago

And Only 10% actually affordable

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

10 is better than 0

Anonymous
7 months ago

What’s the criteria for affordable?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Related Group and ROVR Development was selected over Terra Group and Apollo Global Management?

Geezz, how come that’s not surprising?

Southern Smoke
7 months ago

I’m diggin the design. Looks different than all the others in Miami and hella dense. Lets goo

Anonymous
7 months ago

No office space ?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Too bad I have to wait a year before they breakground

Anonymous
7 months ago

This project should be heaven for a pin pin tomb!

Anonymous
7 months ago

yea, but they are not looking into a building across the street, but a building on the same lot…

its_me
7 months ago

wow, this projects is an insult to any design professional who has ever walked this earth…this looks like when they let Homer Simpson Design a car. lol this projects makes anything that arquictectonica has done look good and that’s not saying much.

its_me
7 months ago

I take it back, if a I have to name the Architects on this dumpster fire! its probably #Arquishitonica

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol x 2…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great, now make it all glass and line up the balconies. The checkerboard effect makes it look cheap, or like the Espirito Santo Plaza after Hurricane Wilma.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Mana’s turn.

DJL Cyber
7 months ago

We’ll give it another 10 years and see if anything happens.

Elchichon
7 months ago

The other looked so much better. This one looks like an cluster f* where the buildings are just feet from each other. What a great view!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Where will the loft downtown parking spaces be allocated?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Did you read the article?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Did not see it before. Whoops.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Who cares. This garage is so ugly.

Anonymous
7 months ago

What.. you mean it’s supposed to be pretty?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not sure about these buildings being so close together. Half of the views will
be into another building.

Patrick Peterson
7 months ago

Welcome to the city

Anonymous
7 months ago

Knew the low income housing units would win the bid. Its almost a no brainer at this point

Darrell Dunlap
7 months ago

Did the 300 Broward Crossing get approved at 545 feet in Downtown Fort Lauderdale? Someone please help me with this 😫

Darrell Dunlap
7 months ago

Did the FAA approve 300 Broward Crossings in Downtown Fort Lauderdale at 545 feet meant to ask?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Slum City

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why do you keep saying what you desire but can’t get?

Wolfgang731
7 months ago

Yikes!! So ugly!!! Will definitely be nominating this project to Kunstler’s Eyesore of the Month blog. I’m normally not so critical but this project is truly unappealing. It’s cluttered, unnecessarily busy and has an aesthetic that already looks dated. The one good thing I can write about it is that at least the three towers are each a different height and lends some interest.

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

Ok….

Anonymous
7 months ago

Terra Group has entered the chat..

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’m not a fan either. But anything would be better than that disgusting parking garage.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I would prefer keeping the parking garage over this.