Terra & Apollo Propose Twin 52-Story Towers To Replace Downtown Miami Garage

Terra Group and partner Apollo Global Management have submitted a proposal to redevelop downtown Miami’s College Station Garage with two towers.

The two towers are being designed by architect Bermello Ajamil. They feature a “striking and iconic” design with vertical ribs that will “crown” both towers.

The height of the two towers will both be 52 stories, or 640 feet above ground.

The project is proposed to include:

  • 856 residential units (managed by Common Living, a co-living company)
  • 1,533 parking spaces
  • 181,546 square feet of office
  • Residential amenity spaces
  • 16,249 square feet of retail

The existing garage is a seven-story building with 1,439 spaces. The new development would also have seven full levels of parking – and the parking floors will be lined with residential.

The project would be built in phases, allowing the existing garage t0 remain partly open while the first phase is under construction.

Completion of the first phase is estimated for 2026, with the second phase in late 2027.

The developer are proposing a 99-year lease, with rent payments throughout that gradually increase.

A partnership between Related Group and ROVR has filed a competing bid. An MPA committee has ranked the Related/ROVR proposal first, according to the Real Deal.

The MPA’s Off Street Parking Board is scheduled to vote on the proposals at a meeting on February 2.

 


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Anonymous
7 months ago

Iconic like twin hoes

Anonymous
7 months ago

This proposal is nicer!

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

They’re taller and less stumpy

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

I disagree, the Related proposal is cleaner and has more density

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

not to mention the Affordable housing, which Miami needs

Anonymous
7 months ago

Jagged balconies, checkered balconies, and a jumbled parking garage pedestal are anything but “cleaner.”

Anonymous
7 months ago

Related Proposal reminds me of Diglet from Pokemon

Anonymous
7 months ago

Build BOTH, one here and the other where MDC has that empty parking lot

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

Where loft 3 was suppose to go. MDC wolfson on manas status. And they just took the fire station nearby.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This is an actual pretty design. Related talked about housing to get selected, I’m sure they are just saving a couple of apartments for housing.
This is a better design!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love both designs. I think we need density and more development downtown so I can’t be choosy.
Just build on.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’d vote for this one as it’s much less crowded that the related bid although I do like the idea of a percentage of units being reserved for workforce housing

Anonymous
7 months ago

Better to subsidize individuals than to interfere in markets. It leads to suboptimal capital allocation.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nice

Shawn Kouri
7 months ago

Well, let’s see who gets what

Anonymous
7 months ago

Related might not be as attractive but it has a faster timetable and affordable housing… I think related is gonna get it

Anonymous
7 months ago

I like this proposal better but com’on, five years to build these towers?

Toto
7 months ago

What about Loft 2 parking spaces ? Existing parking spaces 1439. New project 856 condos + 1533 parkings. 🧐💡

Anonymous
7 months ago

Loft 2 and Loft 1 both use the garage. Where are all those cars going to park?

Anonymous G
7 months ago

I hope this bid is the one that gets selected!

Bandit
7 months ago

The related / ROVR bid is clearly better for the city

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

agree

Anonymous
7 months ago

Related’s proposal is a cluttered mess.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Better at providing a ugly design

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

Again Miami has to have the most twin towers in this hemisphere. Love the density

Anonymous
7 months ago

Interesting this project, which is developed in three vertical blocks. The first seems to be the garages; the second, a little smaller, without balconies, seems to be for the offices; and the third and last, narrower, are the apartments.

Anonymous
7 months ago

it seems every proposed tower is now considered iconic , i guess that a giant brick wall that is proposed would be considered iconic

Anonymous
7 months ago

They aren’t actually “considered ” iconic, they are promoted as being “iconic.” That is the difference between critical thinking and marketing or propaganda.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Of course! They would prefer the three ugly towers. The city apparently does not care to have even a vaguely iconic building.

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

At least they don’t look like giant paperclip

Anonymous
7 months ago

Much nicer than the other one, but this is Miami after all…so the butt ugly one will be selected.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This looks airier, greener and more livable.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I don’t like it, and I do NOT approve!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes please! That garage is atrocious!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

WAG $211,200,500 project.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The other design is much better. This one is boring. Two huge long boxes. We see this kind of design everywhere. I’m not impressed. That’s remind me what Melo group did in Edgewater.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Unless you mean the A&E District, Aria on the Bay in Edgewater is one of Melo’s few great developments. It’s Related who built butt-ugly towers in Edgewater (i.e., Icon Bay).

Anonymous
7 months ago

Needs more parking

Arena Area Resident
7 months ago

I dont know why these retards down voted you. Does everyone think the population and number of vehicles is not going to grow during the 99 year lease term? Not only are you cutting down the available parking spaces to the public, you are then adding residential units, without giving them enough spaces.. how many house holds need two cars, or want to have visitors who dont want to drive around like this is Miami Beach looking for parking a mile away.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Heck, bunch of early 20somethings who think their own lives are not going to change. They think they will always be able to work 2 Metromover stations away from their apts (wait til the job market loosens up again) and they’ll always be single and kidfree (when they spend half their time and money chasing after slits).

Anonymous
7 months ago

Spot on!

Anonymous
7 months ago

The Related bid is better.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The city needs to approve any of these projects, I don’t care what they build as long as they save some retail space for a Salvadoran restaurant where they sell “popusas “.a Honduran restaurant that sells delicious “nacatamales” would be fine too or a Nicaraguan restaurant that sells ” gallopinto” would be an excellent option