Shoma Group Acquires 2.5-Acre Site Near Coral Gables To Develop Two 18-Story Mixed-Use Towers Designed By MSA Architects

Shoma One. Rendering courtesy of Shoma Group.

Miami-based developer Shoma Group (Shoma) has purchased a 2.5-acre site at 3650 Bird Road, currently home to Deel Volvo, near Coral Gables for $34 million. The property, bound by Douglas Road to the west and Metrorail’s elevated railway to the south, will be cleared to make way for  Shoma One, a two-towered 18-story mixed-use development designed by MSA Architects with 391-unit apartment community and a Shoma Bazaar food hall. The development is scheduled to break ground in January 2023 and is expected to be completed in 18-24 months with an estimated cost of $220 million to build.

Shoma One viewed from Douglas Road. Rendering courtesy of Shoma Group.

“Miami is more popular than ever and the robust demand for housing that we’ve seen over the last couple of years is here to stay,” said Masoud Shojaee, Shoma’s CEO and chairman of the board. “This location is ideally positioned between Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, with the bustling entertainment and dining scenes of Miracle Mile and CocoWalk just a short drive or bike ride away. We are very happy to bring this live-work-play mixed-use project with upscale apartments and fantastic amenities, including a Shoma Bazaar, to this thriving area.”

Shoma One will boast thoughtfully designed amenities–a signature of Shoma’s multifamily projects–including a bowling alley lounge, child daycare, 1,161-square-foot yoga and spinning studio, dog park, co-working café, rideshare lounge for awaiting Ubers and Lyfts, and a spa with steam room, sauna and massage rooms. Each tower will have a rooftop sky lounge on the 18th floor, where residents can take in expansive views of Coconut Grove extending all the way east to Biscayne Bay, as well as its own lobby and secure mail and package room. Atop the eight-story gated parking garage it will have a 2,500-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, a club room, and a pool and pavilion with an outdoor grill, water features and lounge areas equipped with large projection screens for viewing parties.

Shoma One viewed from Douglas Road. Rendering courtesy of Shoma Group.

A bicycle-friendly development, Shoma One will also have a designated bike room for storage with a repair station for conveniently performing light maintenance. The site appealed to Shoma because of its proximity to the Metrorail and the Underline. Shoma One’s courtyard will link to the linear park, giving residents direct access to its lush green landscaping and cycling and running paths.

Shoma One across from The Underline linear park. Rendering courtesy of Shoma Group.

Paseo via Shoma One. Rendering courtesy of Shoma Group.

The apartments will be stylish and modern, with upgraded finishes and tech-savvy details for seamless living, including biometric fingerprint door entries for keyless, secure access. They will range in size from 375-square-foot micro studios, which will be furnished with space-efficient convertible furniture, to 1,400-square-foot two-bedroom units. There will also be seven two-story live-work residences, which allow for separate office and bedroom spaces on each floor, ranging from 1,344 to 1,400 square feet.

Michael Fay of Avinson Young was the agent representing the seller, Deel Volvo, in the transaction.

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