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)

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Anonymous
3 years ago

yes, wider sidewalks please.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m sure the 1000 parking spaces will really activate the metromover station.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo requesting a 30% decrease in parking spaces.

marc
3 years ago

Great place to park and take the MM to AAA.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Metromover is so slow. You could probably walk faster.

suomynona
3 years ago

Walk faster than metro mover? Riiiiiiight….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah the Metromover isn’t the fastest way to go… but if you have time and don’t want to be a sweaty mess when you get to Brickell, it works… otherwise you can Uber.

Really???
3 years ago

It will be private parking for residents. What residential buildings have extra space for public parking? They’ve already asked for a parking reduction. Parking is going to be tight just like Edgewater.

LongMIA
3 years ago

Melo does.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It would be nice to walk there instead, and eat dinner, shop, etc. in Town Square and at the Worldcenter on the way. Imagine Miami Avenue to Biscayne Boulevard with urban infill on vacant and non-historic lots, appropriate development on vacant blocks which aren’t modernist boxes atop parking pedestals, and further capital improvements with decorative lighting, sidewalks. and shade trees. Whatever happens with I-395 should help create better conditions for crossing pedestrians.

Really???
3 years ago

I used to park my car at my old unit AND use the metromover.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Where’s the garage? Does it go between the two towers?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re looking at it. They have micro-apartments around the perimeter per Miami 21.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Good thing the Board approved it aince it is half finished already. Such suspense, will the Planning Dept deny it and have it torn down?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Correct….walking takes less time than metromover. ie. Brickell to Edgwater w/ metromover: 45mins (incl. time waiting to change btw trains) walking: 40mins.