Target Signs Lease At Solar-Powered, Transit-Oriented Development At Coconut Grove Metrorail Station

Target has finalized a lease this month to open a store at Grove Central, a sustainable, transit-oriented development planned at the Coconut Grove Metrorail station.

The project includes 135,000 square feet of retail, 288 apartments, and a parking garage with 898 spaces.

Target will take 49,658 square feet in the retail building, which includes six stories of multi-use space and five stories of garage.

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

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.

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

 

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marc

These types of redevelopments should be encouraged throughout the Metro Rail system. You get density, new stations, and some Underline help, at least at the Underline portion of the rail. Bravo

Anonymous

Yes, the Palmetto and Okeechobee stations are begging for this.

Anonymous

Transit oriented development has been encourage since the metro mover opened in 1984.

Alex F.

Agreed. Great work by everyone involved!!

Geo

Loving all these transit oriented developments, just wish there were more stations to build around

Anonymous

All the land around every Metrorail station should be rezoned to allow high-density development including Hialeah and The NW 27th Ave Corridor

Anonymous

wish this project didn’t get scaled back. Should have a lot more apartments

Anonymous

Almost every project gets scaled back because of the crybabies in this county.

Anonymous

Then show up to meetings in support to drown out the nimby voices.

Anonymous

Nice project ?

Anonymous

I’m surprised Hialeah and Okeechobee stations haven’t gotten any proposed transit oriented development.

Anonymous

Too far from the center core and Allapatah, Overtown, Santa Clara and the airport station should get more high density projects

Anonymous

They are currently working with Valsan and La Casa de Los Jugos for proposed retail at both Hialeah and Okeechobee stations.

Anonymous

Ñoooooo que barato will be the anchor retail at the Okeechobee station

Anonymous

BRAVO!!! Another great transit oriented development and this one is SOLAR!!

Jacob

Love it! Developments like this will make me more inclined to ride the Metro Rail to and from work. Having a hub where I can now get my groceries, and grab a coffee or a drink before/after work will make my commute much more enjoyable.

Miami needs more TODs like this!

Hopefully this will be a catalyst for making the immediate surrounding area more walkable.

Anonymous

It will already have the underline going right beside it at it’s doorstep.

Anonymous

What about a pedestrian bridge across US1 and for the Underline?

Anonymous

FIU is building it

Anonymous

> sustainable transit-oriented development
> parking garage with 898 spaces.

Right.

Anonymous

Um yeah, some people do prefer to drive their car ya know.

Anonymous

You said it buddy. I would not trade my Z4 for anything in the world!

Anonymous

Sorry. Lexus comfort always.

Anonymous

Woah rich guys, nice badass boys with their toys, oohh yeah tell me more about your car! I really want to know, you guys are so cool and epic!

Anonymous

people can drive to the station, then take metro rail downtown etc., That is an important aspect as well.

William

WOW!!! Good job Grass River / Terra!!! Impressive! Big box retail in the heart of Us1 Miami Corridor!!

Paul

YES YES YES!! I’m happy to actually see people starting to use their noggins in regards to development – bravo!

Powering development with a renewable energy source w/ cutting edge tech (solar) – check!

High quality amenities in a building that’s actually affordable for some of it’s residents –check!

Improving the efficiency of the building via newer concepts (like co-living) check!

Connecting your retail to the transit line so that it’s ACTUALLY accessible to the general public (Not EVERYONE can afford a car!) — check.

Planning your density so that it’s right on the transit line and help ensure people will actually use it — check!

Seems like such common sense and yet it’s rarely happening… very happy to see this.

Anonymous

Should be its residents. No need for apostrophe

Paul

grrrrr… thanks! I can’t edit it, though 🙁

Anonymous

YES, WOW, AMAZING!!!
This is the type of project we need, so many good aspects about it that I like.
thank you.
BRING MORE!!!

Anonymous

Wow a Target store! Miami wins bragging rights!

Anonymous

dose this mean no Target for MWC or Brickell??

marc

Not necessarily. There are Targets pretty close together at Dadeland Station and at Sw 104 Street and US1, about 2 miles. A Target in Brickell or MWC would be the same distance from either Coconut Grove or Midtown.

Anonymous

I could potentially see one in West Brickell or maybe they could take over the old Macy’s in downtown.

Anonymous

Too cheap for MWC.

Anonymous

I live in West Brickell, 2 blocks from the Metrorail station. I will definitely be taking this to the Target. Finally the downtown core folks have a Target that is reachable by transit.

Anonymous

As someone moving to Brickell, I will be as well! How long of a metro commute is this for you?

Alex F.

Exactly what we needed!!

Anonymous

Does anyone know when it’s supposed to be complete?

Craig C.

Well done, Courtelis!

Anonymous

US1 is cluttered with high rises already. This is crazy. We won’t be able to see the sun anymore!

Anonymous

I live around and take the metro every day and i just cursed when i saw this. this neighborhood is losing the only open space around, that parking featured a lot of green space and people came to walk their dogs and just hang out and enjoy.

Also their visualization is missing the condo building going up righgt next to the station right now.

Anonymous

TOD and Target are wonderful and all, Christ this building is ugly. A box with cluttered prison windows? Very un-Grove, and looks more as a cheap airport hotel in Doral.

Anonymous

Most likely free parking for Target customers vs. $4.50 round trip on Metrorail from downtown and Brickell. I know this comment will get downvoted but it is the truth.

Anonymous

Wake up Darling, Parking in Midtown Miami was free for a couple of years, Now is $2:00 x H.

Anonymous

It won’t be free. It will be managed by the same company that currently runs the midtown mall.

Alpina

another building the 80’s

Anonymous

solar in the 80’s?

Alpina

No but the architecture, specially the parking structure facade from US1

A. Nonymous

That’s because it should have been done in the 80’s when Metrorail was.