Solar-Powered, Transit-Oriented Development At Coconut Grove Metrorail Will Break Ground Next Week

Grove Central, a mixed-use, solar-powered, transit-oriented development, is set to break ground next week.

The project will generate its own electricity through solar energy while being located at a Metrorail station, making it a transit-oriented development.

Grove Central will include 400 multifamily apartments and workforce housing units – an increase from the 288 originally announced.

Retail space has also been increased to 172,000 square feet, higher than the 135,000 square feet originally announced.

Target and Total Wine have signed on as tenants for the retail space. Target will take 49,658 square feet of space.

A rooftop social hub is planned, including a coffee shop, cocktail bar, rooftop lounge, outdoor moving screening and musical event space, and co-working spaces. At the ground level, a Linear Plaza lined with mature trees and retail will be connected to the Underline and a renovated Metrorail station.

A parking garage with 898 spaces is also planned.

Developers have previously said that Grove Central will feature a massive rooftop solar trellis capable of powering the entire development, while also charging a large micro-grid battery for use when the sun is down.

The solar panels are planned to produce two megawatts of power – enough to make the building self-powered, while also powering Metrorail as it departs the station.

Underneath, batteries that are the size of six shipping containers will store 20-megawatts per hour of electricity.

Air condition for the building would come from a geothermal system using cold water pumped from underground. Groundwater and rainwater will also be used to provide cooling mist and for landscape irrigation.

A waste-to-energy plant that would convert sewage into power, compost and water was also in planning.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for February 23, and will be attended by Daniella Levine Cava, Alice Bravo, and Eileen Higgins.

Touzet Studio is the architect. Terra Group and Grass River Property are the developers.

 

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Anonymous
15 days ago

So much to like about this! Love all the development around the different metrorail stations. Awesome that its a green building. The geothermal is very cool. Rooftop solar wouldn’t have been enough for the building alone without the geothermal for the A/C.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Could see a Tesla Supercharger there too!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wow target is surely expanding in Miami

Anonymous
15 days ago

Looks like a great project!

Anonymous
15 days ago

This is an awesome new development and welcomed addition!

Anyone know what the new construction is across from Douglas Station, located east of the US 1 highway and the new construction between the Standard Coral Gables and Link at Douglas? They got two big boi cranes there

Anonymous
14 days ago

Platform 3750, across US-1 from Douglas Station, will be approximately 10-12 stories and is supposedly going to have an Aldi below.

The two tower cranes are for The Collection’s Jaguar-LandRover dealership (about 8-stories).

From Ponce to Douglas, you’ll have Jaguar-LandRover, Artefacto and then the temporary Douglas Station parking, which will ultimately Link at Douglas Phase 3, 4 and 5!

Lots of activity in the next few years in that corridor…

Anonymous
15 days ago

Lived at Grove Station Tower last year. This area is great, so much potential. This is a great addition! There’s even a Publix less than a mile away up 27th. The only thing that would make it better is a bridge over US-1

Anonymous
15 days ago

Perfection

Casey
15 days ago

big if true

Anonymous
15 days ago

this is what I am talking about!!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Coconut Grove has a legacy of green buildings for over 100 years, like Dade County Pine Folk Victorian homes and Mediterranean Revival mansions with open breezeways making summers bearable before A/Cs were prevalent. Without all the perks, this is frankly just a boring box with awful cluttered windows, everything wrong with architecture hidden under the guise of being “cool” and green.

Anonymous
14 days ago

And 300 years ago, their buildings were even greener!
Self sustaining, zero emissions….oh it was like heaven…. Utopia!
No parking pedestals. The sidewalks were miles wide!
Walk scores OVER 100!
You didn’t have to force any public policy to “get people out of their cars”…they just didn’t have any cars. You could live your entire 30 year lifespan without any of these worries.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nice if you go live with Amish you can relive those beautiful moments

Terry
14 days ago

That area is getting really nice. There is a nice building just finished next door to the station that has some amazing views. I think its called Zoi.

Marc
15 days ago

All this talk about Grove Central makes me miss that spot/Boardwalk before it. Thursday nights there were the best

Dave the Crackhead ™
14 days ago

Hopefully they do a traffic light study for that intersection. A pretty common bottle neck already without the addition of that beautiful new structure. Happy to see it either way, Miami needs more spaces like this south of Brickell.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I’m so happy this project is coming to fruition. Wish a Trader Joes or Whole Foods would be tenants. We need something other than Publix in the neighborhood.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Trader Joe’s is opening near the link at Douglas so there are options opening up in the area.

Anonymous
14 days ago

No, Trader Joe’s is going at GablesStation (LifeTime)… A second Milam’s location will be at the bottom of Link at Douglas Ph 2.

Anonymous
15 days ago

There’s Milams right across the street!

Anonymous
15 days ago

What do other stores sell that Publix doesn’t ?

Engineer
11 days ago

Be serious, article is full of lies, probably written by CNN

Andrew
6 days ago

This is amazing! 👏

Wilber C
1 day ago

all rental apartments or condo sales as well?

Anonymous
15 days ago

My only gripe about this is the big box liquor store like Total Wine coming in. It will make the brick and mortar liquor and wine shops in the area obsolete.

Anonymous
15 days ago

possibly, but thats show biz baby. But if youre living in brickell youd have to get in your car and drive to this location vs. walking out of your building to the one a few blocks away.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Hopefully they offer better selection of wines than the local stores. Miami is way behind in it’s offering compared to NYC. For an “international” city let’s offer more than just Malbec please!

Anonymous
15 days ago

That’s a whole lot of whining.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Not sure if you’ve seen the selection at El Carajo, Vintage Liquor, Happy Wine to name a few. Even Grove Liquors next to Milam’s has a pretty decent selection. Just saying.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I certainly have. El Carajo has the best selection that I’ve seen. They do a great job but they’re a small operation so even they only carry one or two of each Rhone, Burgundy, Barolo/Nebbiolo. 305Wines holds promise as the store is from the same people who run the Florida Wine Academy.

Anonymous
14 days ago

El Carajo has excellent prices too!

Anonymous
14 days ago

For an international city, let’s offer more than croqueticas and pastelitos. I mean they’re delicious but once in a while, it would be nice to find a good scone, a french croissant or a well made cinnamon roll

Anonymous
14 days ago

This!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Read an economics book jeez. Thats capitalism for ya. If you want mom and pop please go move to a rural town.