Two Tallest Towers South Of Brickell Proposed At Metrorail Station

A developer has submitted plans to build the two tallest towers south of Brickell – breaking their own record set just a few months ago.

The twin towers are part of the Link at Douglas megaproject.

Earlier this year, a 36-story, 393-foot tower topped off there. A smaller 22-story tower, which was the first to reach completion at the site, opened in just the past few days.

The two newly proposed Link at Douglas towers are each planned to rise 39 stories, or 444 feet.

The new towers are proposed to include:

  • 854 residential units
  • 84,160 square feet of office
  • 3,385 square feet of commercial uses
  • 1,166 parking spaces

The building pedestal alone will be 10 stories, including 8 levels of parking.

A combined 1,587 apartments will be built at the four towers on the site when complete. The first tower that opened last week has seen strong demand, with over 50% of units already leased, the developer said.

The plans were submitted as part of a pre-application meeting with Miami-Dade. The county is overseeing zoning due to the project’s location in a Rapid Transit Zone.

13th Floor Investments and Adler Group are the developers.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
28 days ago

Coral Gables is probably annoyed with all this development next to their merrick park

Anonymous
28 days ago

and they should be, all these new units just mean more traffic. These ppl aren’t all getting on the metro.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Exactly, even if it didn’t have a parking garage people will just take uber and lyft.

Anonymous
28 days ago

people love downvoting to deny reality

Anonymous
28 days ago

You’re right unfortunately, the 1,000+ car parking garage will ensure that

Anonymous
27 days ago

Parking garage means nothing, look at all of the other parking garages the rail has that go unused. Except by vagrants.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Merrick Park, struggling with a rash of store closures, is probably joyed with new residents in walking distance.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Some will shop in their srores.

Anonymous
28 days ago

This is going to be an interesting project to follow. It (rightfully) has the scale of a downtown development because it’s a TOD next to Metrorail, but unlike the majority of projects discussed on this site, it’s adjacent to expensive single family homes. The Herald already had an article about this project and the “neighbor concerns”, which of course was just a bunch NIMBY conjecture. This is a stress test for miami development. The Rapid Transit Zone policy makes perfect policy sense, but as projects branch out along metrorail not in the urban core, there’s going to be pushback from disgruntled single family homeowners and municipal politicians that don’t like the fact that the county is dictating the zoning instead of the local municipality. Those concerns should be swiftly dismissed and not allowed to hold up new projects from being built. For every downzoning, stalled or cancelled TOD, incumbent homeowners and politicians increase the cost of housing in Miami. Let’s keep the momentum going and continue to build more housing!

Anonymous
28 days ago

I think Miami has the most twin towers in the world.

POLO
28 days ago

The most ugliest twin towers!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yes, but somehow twin ugly buildings are less offensive than a single one. Maybe it’s the symmetry?

Anonymous
28 days ago

how do you know that ? have you seen and compared all the twin towers around the world ?

Anonymous
28 days ago

Soon the will be plenty of terrorists going after twins towers again.. thank to the worst President we ever had, considering Jimmy Carter!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Go back and take your horse, cow meds!

Anonymous
27 days ago

No terrorist would think it’s worth going after these eyesores.

Anonymous
27 days ago

🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
19 days ago

This sentence has poor syntax. Not that you actually care, you just wanted to troll, but seems like you trolled yourself by looking stupid.

Anonymous
27 days ago

go to the bronx ny and you will see replicas of ugly towers in a lot of areas

EJS
28 days ago

Amaaaaaaaaaazing! So glad to see density of such magnitude. I hope the increased traffic will induce the residents to take Metrorail, and hopefully Metrorail will improve its service and amenities based on increased ridership. Am I dreaming too big here? 🤔

Anonymous
28 days ago

lmao its like you just moved to miami. Ppl will not get on the metro. You literally just wished for traffic to get worse. That will not persuade ppl to take the metro that will persuade ppl to move to homestead, or broward.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Why are people downtvoting his comment its true, endless the county wants to at least make these stations nicer and people restrictions on rideshare people aren’t going to take the metrorail more.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yea exactly, we need parking maximums on these developments

Anonymous
28 days ago

You understood that bs?!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Regardless whether or not nicer stations will increase ridership. The county should be forcing this developer to pay for upgrades to that station.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Or the county should of kept them up

Anonymous
28 days ago

how do you know that the residents of these buildings will not take metro rail ?

Anonymous
28 days ago

Because people paying $2k+ for a 1/1 most definitely will not be using public transportation. Nasty.

Anonymous
27 days ago

why people paying 2k for a 1/1 should n’t take the metrorail if takes them straight to their job sites?. ridiculous comment

Anonymous
27 days ago

I pay 4000 a month in coconut grove and i take metrorail to my work in brickell every morning.

Anonymous
27 days ago

i make 200K and take the metro. please STFU if you have no idea what you are talking about.

Anonymous
28 days ago

This is how you force independant people to buy into Utopia. You put “NO RIGHT TURN ON RED” signs in places where cars never exceed 25 mph, but congestion is heavy, and you make sure that traffic signals are not coordinated to promote fluid traffic flow, and you create bike lanes on streets where less than 1/2 of one percent of the commuters ride bikes to commute.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Don’t forget red light cameras…-oh wait, they are banned by the state… so, SPEED BUMPS on highways!

Anonymous
27 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
28 days ago

If they made the stations look nicer more people would ride them.

Anonymous
28 days ago

No…hope and change is good.
As long as you don’t force or coherse people to give up their freedom and liberty.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Suck it Coral Gables!

Anonymous
28 days ago

You can’t call something “Transit-Oriented” and then have 1,166 parking spaces ffs.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Eww. The original concept designs were much better (albeit, shorter).

Shawn Kouri
28 days ago

Wasn’t there a plan to build an office tower?

Anonymous
28 days ago

They lost the hype but let the cycle continue

Anonymous
28 days ago

Its at the corner of phase two, smaller component than OG plan

Anonymous
28 days ago

Wow

Anonymous
28 days ago

Wow yesssss

Anonymous
28 days ago

besides to a job in a downtown office building, where does the metrorail go that the majority of people want to go to ?

Anonymous
28 days ago

When I was a teenager I took it to sunset place. But it really needs to be expanded out west to FIU and dolphin mall.

Anonymous
27 days ago

metrorail goes to the health district, brickell, the airport and in 2023 will connect to the BRT that will go to south miami dade county

Anonymous
26 days ago

Good point. With more development around the stations there will be more things people will want to go to. In the meantime there is the Museums, arscht center, Heat arena, events in downtown like music festivals, markets or firework shows for holidays, Brickell city center, bars and restaurants in brickell and downtown. Also target and downtown dadeland and the airport.

Anonymous
28 days ago

All these developments by metrorail stations but these stations haven’t been renovated in decades. That also keeps people from wanting to take them, these new residents will rather drive or take uber.

Anonymous
28 days ago

How many stations in NY and Chicago get renovated?

Anonymous
28 days ago

This isnt NYC or chicago

Anonymous
28 days ago

the point is not if miami is like NY or chicago. people will take the train if it takes them to their desired location, nobody is expecting an art gallery at the boarding platform

Anonymous
27 days ago

Not the same city and my point stands

Anonymous
27 days ago

Miamians are hecks. Never

Anonymous
28 days ago

A bigger reason is we have a single rail line and a spur to the airport. Unless a trip begins and ends near Metrorail stations, most people are going to prefer to drive especially when it’s hot.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Hong kong its hot too but people use trains and walking. Miami never will be a classy world city unfortunately.

Anonymous
27 days ago

A classy world city is not defined by walking in hot weather.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Un poco feo

Anonymous
28 days ago

It’s crazy how many new developments there are for UM students. UM’s Lakeside, Vox, Thesis, Standard, Lifetime…soon to be these four projects by this developer plus the building across the street. It’s like every moves into a brand new building each year.

Anonymous
28 days ago

please, keep Arquitectonica out of downtown/Brickell

Anonymous
28 days ago

The old design was beautiful. This is mediocre.

Anonymous
27 days ago

More ugly crap… It doesn’t have to look like Coral Gables and vice versa, but if you’re going to build modern, do something that isn’t a box with juxtaposed balconies, or in this case, giant stair effects and still a parking podium with a hideous mural. Even affordable housing at Northside and Brownsville Stations look better.

Marc
28 days ago

Whoever at Adler found these goldmine sites is a legend

Anonymous
28 days ago

Stop👏Building👏Massive 👏parking👏Garages👏

Anonymous
28 days ago

This isn’t NYC or Chicago where most buildings don’t have parking podiums.

MiamiArchi
28 days ago

Yeah I’m sorry. I like the Density.
But this project is just ugly. Like really Ugly.

Anonymous
28 days ago

It’s Arquitectonica designed at it’s best!

Anonymous
28 days ago

can we just stop living in a fantasy.. a majority of these move-in will not get on the metro, will some? Yes. A majority or even a good %? No. This just means more cars on US1. Say what you want but Ive lived in Miami 30 years and know how this goes.

Anonymous
28 days ago

That’s fine. Nobody is forcing them to take the metro rail.

Eventually it’ll take them 45 minutes to drive anywhere so they will.

Anonymous
28 days ago

and they still rather do that than take the metrorail

Anonymous
28 days ago

You’re speaking the truth, people don’t comprehend that people dont want to take trains when rideshare is available. Plus these stations need to look more inviting and not stuck in the true look of the 1980s which is exposed concrete and brown tiles.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yeah that’s it. 1980s brown tiles. That’s what’s keeping people off Metrorail and in their cars. Sure thing spanky.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Building more housing near transit > building more housing not near transit.

Anonymous
28 days ago

so according to you developers should stop building around metro-rail stations because miami will never change and people will never take metro-rail?. this project should be completed by 2024 if it gets built, by that time downtown miami,edgewater, brickell and wynwood should be more developed and have more companies offering better paying jobs and that would be an incentitive to take metro-rail.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Just too much density for the site. Scale it back.