Square Station Approved By UDRB, Will Activate School Board Metromover Station

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.

 

(photos: phillip pessar)