Sold-Out: 343-Unit Downtown Miami Tower Breaks Ground, No Parking Included

A 39-story tower in downtown Miami called District 225 that doesn’t include a parking garage is now under construction after obtaining financing.

ROVR Development, The Related Group and BH Group said they secured a $76M construction loan, and announced a groundbreaking.

The project sold out despite not having parking.

Ricardo Vadia and Oscar Rodriguez, who co-founded ROVR, are “passionate about developing projects with reduced parking as you see in this project,” the developers said in a statement. Vadia and Rodriguez were formerly lead developers at The Related Group.

ROVR also developed the Grand Station apartments across the street from the District 225 property.

Units at District 225 will be permitted to be listed on short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb.

Foundation work is now underway at the site.



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Conno Sir
1 month ago

In spite of all the parking enthusiasm in this website, anything downtown would be successful even without parking

T G
1 month ago

i agree. the area needs some life. outside of normal business hours, downtown feels a little derelict.

Miamian in Chicago
1 month ago

Solid building

Anonymous
1 month ago

This region will get denser with each completed tower. There is public transport nearby and retail will accompany the new towers. I would also waive the parking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And theres literally a parking lot across the street by the Grand Station building

Lenny
1 month ago

Until I build a tower in that empty parking lot.

original dune movie
1 month ago

denser with what??? airbnb guests with luggage on weekends???

Anonymous
1 month ago

Joe Corollo crying rn

Society
1 month ago

Loco Joe needs to wake up and understand the future.

Joe carollo
1 month ago

Crazy Joe its a corrupt politician of 80’s

Luke Wakersky
1 month ago

I like this. Meets the street well, nice lines, great job.

Se me paro'
1 month ago

Gorgeous tower and aesthetically better looking than all other towers with horrible parking pedestals

Anonymous
1 month ago

Especially when towers without parking like Centro manage to look worse, finally it’s being done right with this and 501 First.

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
1 month ago

This guy know knows what’s up. Parking podiums are the modern day interstates.

Lenny
1 month ago

Yeah….except for facilitate an economic boom that Western Civilization hasn’t seen since the Roman Empire, what has the Interstate Freeway System ever done?

Truth Matters
1 month ago

Yes please
Development in this area is desperate.
Miles and miles of boarded up retail downtown.
So sad

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown has a long, long way to go.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This area specifically. Other parts of Downtown are coming along quite nicely.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You know why and it rhymes with banana.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love to see all this glass going up. More glass, less stucco. Looking at you Coaba!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Coaba is nice, too. Frankly, I’d rather have stucco than random panels and windows, and juxtaposed balconies.

Anon
1 month ago

Coaba is lazy Revit architecture. Copy and paste floor after floor. It’s a melo building with nice interiors, basically.

Brett
1 month ago

In 3 years Park West (MWC) will be thriving

Zz01
1 month ago

Can we all please agree to just call it Park West regardless of whatever name they try to shove on us. Park West sounds natural.

Truth Matters
1 month ago

West of what park????
There’s nothing west or park to this area

Zz01
1 month ago

Museum Park.
What exactly is so World Center about MWC?

Brooklyn
1 month ago

Nice looking building but let’s be real this is a glorified hotel. The no parking theory that the developer is touting should be tested on a building where its predominantly used as someone’s primary residence.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Aren’t Centro and MyBrickell buildings that are predominantly used as someone’s prime residence?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Both are crap, but hopefully with Related’s experience, won’t be the case here.

Lenny
1 month ago

MyBrickell is Related.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Curves make all the difference in the world. I like my buildings and women with curves, and my cars and electronics angular or boxy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mass Transit Winning.

delicious
1 month ago

airbnb winning

Nunya
1 month ago

Greedy developers, idiotic investors, corrupt politicians, brain dead buyers. See stupid responses below.

No road, No rail, No future
1 month ago

Why is Park West area still so desolate despite all the new units, the train station, the museums, etc that have opened? Yeah there are tons of new buildings but street level it’s still utterly dead most of the time.

jack
1 month ago

Come back and 3 years and you’ll see a difference

What?
1 month ago

So where are all this people going park ?

Anonymous Anthropologist
1 month ago

Are short term rentals a good thing?

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
1 month ago

Very classy building. Parking podiums suck!

Jorge Dagnesses
1 month ago

Everything in Miami is superficial, the core infrastructure is way behind most large cities. Downtown as always, has been ignored and abandoned. No planning or any real preservation.

Lenny
1 month ago

Okay scholar.
“Core infrastructure” as in the largest Cruise ship port in the world?
The only red light? On the esdt coast where a TEU Container can leave a ship on a truck and be on the Interstate freeway system without a redclight?
We’re you referring to the one of only 6 Network Access Points in the USA?
Maybe the #1 Airport for International Cargo?

Perhaps you are referring to the Turkey Point nuclear facility that provideds one of the lowest costs of electricity in the USA?

Oooohhhh….you mean…the sidewalks aren’t wide enough for you, and there isn’t a Metromover connection from your Xbox chair to Coyo Taco.

chancleta
1 month ago

time shares available……

Really?
26 days ago

No parking? What a joke.

Tori
1 month ago

The Crosby which was sold out in 3 months, also has no parking

Seemymiddlefinger
1 month ago

WSVN reporting downtown businesses are losing customers and closing up due to bike lanes taking away customer street parking. Wonder why TNM isn’t reporting on this problem?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A Porsche in the rendering? Straight-up iconic for sure.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They can take the subway! …oh wait

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, Metrorail/Metromover is literally one block away.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And they only go literally one block away… unless extended, the Metromover is useless

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, Metromover’s purpose is to serve Greater Downtown Miami, with new development and amenities coming online at every stop. For longer distances, Metrorail with transfer to Tri-Rail, and longer distances with Brightline serve such purposes. I’m not saying are transit system is great, in fact far from it, but the fact is stuff already exists and can be more effectively utilized when considering expansion. You just want Metromover extended to Wynwood as your personal free shortbus, even when Brightline is already planning a commuter station.

chump change
1 month ago

do you remember the bus fare hike where the money was supposed to go to building a metrorail line up 27th ave from coconut grove to the football stadium??? and your glorious commission blew all the money and never lowered the bus fares???

Lenny
1 month ago

Actually, the Metromover block away can take you to the Library about 2 stops away.
Find a dictionary. Look up the word “literally”. Please stop missusing the word.

Ballsoup
1 month ago

Good ol’ metrofail.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um. The Metrorail and Metromover can’t fail because they are transport systems that were built by humans. These systems have no brains therefore they can’t think about how they should proceed in this city/county. If they get decommissioned like the Monorail at the zoo, they have no say about it because they are not humans. Only humans can make a decision that fails.. but humans can also make a decision that fixes what fails.

It’s up to us humans to make decisions to correct the mechanical things we built, or constantly sit there and complain about them not working the way we wish they would.

Lenny
1 month ago

Yeah…..but…but….but….that may be true….but….but….but….I want the government to build me a Metromover to Miami Beach using someone else’s money. AND WE NEED IT NOW!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I want the government to build me a Metromover to Miami Beach using someone else’s money”

An extension of the Metromover to Miami Beach would be a county decision and application. The reason we have a system like the Metromover that you see in place now is because the people we elected in this county back then weren’t looking through skeptical or politically cynical lenses and made decisions on what kind of systems it would take that best benefits the entire county. Fast forward to today and all we have is total befuddlement from these current elected officials when it comes to a simple extension of a mass transit system that’s been in place and operating over thirty years now.

But we got an “IONIC FERRIS WHEEL!” WHOOPEE!!!!