Terra Group Proposes Twin-Tower Summerhill In Coconut Grove

Developer Terra Group has submitted plans to build a twin-tower project in Coconut Grove called Summerhill.

Summerhill is proposed to be built at 2655 S. Bayshore Drive. If approved, it will include:

  • Two 20-story towers
  • 303 residential units
  • 32,160 square feet of office
  • 574 parking spaces

Arquitectonica is the architect.

The project is scheduled to be heard by the Urban Development Review Board on July 19.

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Anonymous

Outstanding design!

Anonymous

Not really, is not as impressive as the new building in the area. I would like to see more diversity

Anonymous

Diversity?!?! OK! you got 3 Newly developed Residential
towers by 3 World Renowned architects, a marina, Hotels, Shops, offices, schools….What’s missing in order to reach your “DIVERSITY”? a church?!

Anonymous

There is always a Debbie Downer. How about going to school becoming an Architect and maybe you could design something with more “diversity”.

Anonymous

I got to Miami in the late 90’s from the North East, and I could not get enough of the Grove. Those were the days when the weekends were packed with people. Arnold and Sylvester would party at Planet Hollywood, and a Jessica Parker Miami movie was actually filmed in Miami and not LA. I am very happy to see all this new development and the fact they are redoing Cocowalk as we speak gives me hope that this area will get back on it’s feet.

Anonymous

The redone Cocowalk looks awful, like another soulless glass and concrete hodgepodge destroying The Grove’s character along with zero lot line concrete boxes replacing beautiful pre-war homes and tree canopies. I doubt it will even be successful, just like Mayfair’s past attempts to reinvent itself.

Anonymous

the Cocowalk project is not even done yet….

Anonymous

The renderings and concept is all I need to adjudicate an opinion. Terrible architecture? Same old attempts to attract retail? “Opening it up” with baking sunlight and creating a heat island effect in an area known for its shade? Sounds like a disaster in the making…

Anonymous

There is always a Debbie Downer in every group. First of all Einstein learn to post. “The redone Cocowalk looks awful” uhh what?? Last time I checked, and I was there last week, they are just now beginning to knock down all the walls. “Another soulless glass and concrete hodgepodge destroying The Grove’s character…” According to who? You? It’s called progress and just like every generation the one after will hate anything that is new. My grandfather loved Sinatra hated the Beatles. My dad loved the Beatles hated Bon Jovi. I loved Bon Jovi hated Bieber. Guess what? my kids love Bieber and they will hate who ever comes after. The Grove will reinvent itself because it needs the new generation to like it, the old one left The Grove , even with the beautiful “character” you seem to miss so much.

Anonymous

“Looks,” according to the renderings. Sorry, but “the new generation” is making everywhere look the same. Also, I’m actually a millennial, so please spare the B.S. cliche intergenerational argument.

Anonymous

A B.S. cliché that seems to be going over your head. The generation that is “making everywhere look the same” is every generation. The art deco generation made everything the same, and you can tell a building built in 1970’s from a mile away. Just because you happen to not like what is being built now doesn’t make it wrong or soulless, it just makes it different. How about waiting until it’s built and seeing if it helps the area before being so against it. Sad to see that someone who is as young as my son and daughter is so close minded to change.

Anonymous

Wait a minute. HOW can you hate Bieber??

Anonymous

This is 2018…Get over, the War is over!!!!
Perpetuating Miami’s pre-war low population density killed Cocowalk as a fun destination. Coconut Grove turned old and dated in less than a decade because of baby boomers laziness and addition to automobiles.

Anonymous

The baby boomers built the Metrorail which has a stop that’s a short walk from the now defunct Cocowalk.

Anonymous

Short walk????
You obviously have not been to the area

Anonymous

Walked to Coco Walk during it’s heyday many times from the nearby Metrorail stop. Unlike some pampered little momma’s boy like you, I’m from an era that remembers when there was no Metrorail.

Anonymous

Cocowalk killed Mayfair, which has never been properly redeveloped, and itself died because of competition from newer shopping destinations, the economic crisis, and retail decline. It has nothing to do with lazy boomers and automobiles, and if it does, I commend them for perpetuating The Grove as one of the most sought after and exclusive places, even compared to Coral Gables and Venetian Isles, to live after all these years. If you don’t like it, go live in Edgewater.

Anonymous

Nimby’s killed the momentum the area was building when they cried about noise from the bars and clubs and traffic. That is why bars and clubs in the area have to shut down alcohol sales now at 3:00 AM.

Anonymous

Cocowalk died because they finally built a Movie theater on South Beach and then built one in S. Miami, so unless you were a UM student, people aged 18-30 didn’t go to Coconut Grove as much.
Cocowalk fell out of favor because other/better options existed where the population density existed.

Anonymous

The area will never return to those packed afternoons and evenings of fun. No matter what they do at Coco Walk or Mayfair. Unfortunately, the area is doomed. The Grove is in a physical position that is hard to get to so only locals will be seen and people staying in the handful of hotels in the area.

Groveside King

The Grove is hard to get to? From where? Maybe Jupiter. It’s one of the most centrally located neighborhoods available. Some of the comments here are truly ridiculous.

Anonymous

What the hell are you all talking about??? My friends and I went to watch the world cup at the Sandbar Grill in the Grove and it was packed with people. Two day later we went for Indian food to Bobay Darbar and it was packed as well. Once Cocowalk reopens it will be fine. Damn, bunch of negative people on this site.

Anonymous

It would have been great if the developers saw the benefit of leaving more open space. Now that the side of Cocowalk is demolished, it’s nice to see the open space. Sometimes less is more, but I don’t think Miami Developers see that…or our commissioners.

Anonymous

When I looked at the renderings of this proposal, the first name that came to my mind was Arquitectonica.

Anonymous

haha true, nothing impressive

Anonymous

eh

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Why its bland is because it’s typical of most of Arquitectonica’s work, its a quick one-liner with out any real depth to the design. It’s really a glorified diagram that becomes the design. Also, it will cut of the long view from Bayshore drive of the BIG designed towers which look like kinetic sculptures that move as you approach the site. Funny that its the same developer. They must have not liked the higher design fees from BIG to continue, so the opted for far less talented Miami team.

Anonymous

The Grand Bay Hotel was so much better than overrated Barf Ingels’s twisty towers, just saying. I miss it.

Anonymous

twisting towers are pretty awesome actually

Anonymous

If you don’t live in them. Hard to believe so much square footage was taken up by the supports for the twists.

Anonymous

Clean bases referencing the Streamline Moderne architecture of city hall and SoBe, and subtle curves in the tower. All in all, not too bad for Arquitectonica, compared to their hideous redesign of Cocowalk.

Anonymous

That’s some good stuff you’re smoking….

Anonymous

Arquitectonica did NOT do the Cocowalk redesign.

Anonymous

Well they’re doing to Coconut Grove Playhouse renovation, and cancerous tumor of a cluttered window box expansion. Same drab and failed modernist architecture nobody likes, even if you’re a ratbum hipster who thinks the original appearance was somehow “faux” and “kitsch.”

Anonymous

You should seek mental help.
You have sure have lots of anger inside for things beyond your reach and power.

Anonymous

Nobody likes Arquitectonica because they design all the buildings is like saying, no one goes their anymore because it is too crowded.

Anonymous

Uglier than the twisted towers built recently in that area ?

Anonymous

This design will look old fast

Anonymous

Yawn. Boring design

Miami1

Show us your superior design!!

Anonymous

Will do. send me your email boo 🙂

Miami1

Post it here so we can all be in awe!

Anonymous

Nah, Just to you.

Anonymous

Too afraid to hear how nice His/Her designs are.
Maybe just send an example of something Built…

Anonymous

Sorry, I just threw up in my mouth……..

Anonymous

Trueee! this is so ugly!!!!

Anonymous

Needs to be apartments and not condos so retail actually has a chance in the Grove. Won’t survive if nobody is living there year round.