Miami’s Urban Development Review Board voted to recommend approval of Melo Group’s Square Station, according to Miami Today.
The project’s architect told the board that the goal was to see a surge in use of the School Board Metromover station, with ground floor retail “all the way around” the project and wider sidewalks.
The twin-tower project is already under construction, with 355 apartments planned in each tower for a total of 710. The apartments will sit above an 11-story garage.
As part of a covenant with the city to rezone the land for higher density use, 96 units will be workforce housing and only made available to those earning less than 140% of Miami’s median income.
Miami’s Planning Department will now study the project and consider approving or denying it. Waivers being requested include a 30% reduction in parking spaces, reduction of drive width from 23 to 22 feet, less than 60 feet of separation between curb cuts, and one smaller loading berth than required.