A pre-application review request has been submitted for Metro Grande II, an 8-story elderly rental community proposed at 2015 West Okeechobee Road in Hialeah, Florida. This project is designed by the Coral Gables-based architect Behar Font & Partners, with landscape architecture by Witkins Hults + Partners based in Hollywood. Developed by Cornerstone Group, a Coconut Grove-based developer, the project would encompass approximately 101,645 square feet of space. This includes 74,375 square feet dedicated to residential areas, divided into 94 units, and provision for 93 parking spaces. The application specifies JCM Consultants, Inc. as the civil engineer, De Los Reyes Engineering, Inc. as the structural engineer, RPJ Consulting Engineers, Inc. as the MEP engineer, and Josh Tonnessen, Senior Vice President – Finance and Development at Cornerstone Group as the applicantfloridayimby.com/category/
Metro Grande II represents the second phase of Cornerstone Group’s transit-oriented Metro Grande apartment project, strategically situated adjacent to the Okeechobee Metrorail Station. The land parcel designated for phase two encompasses approximately 38,112 square feet, positioned south of the station’s platform. This area had previously served as a surface-level parking lot and is bounded by West 19th Street to the south, West Okeechobee Road to the west, and West 10th Avenue to the east. Initially designated as a parking lot, this land is owned by Miami-Dade County Public Housing & Community Development. Importantly, this land parcel constitutes a segment of the 1.46-acre former parking lot south of the station. In 2018, Cornerstone Group secured the development bid for this site. It’s worth noting that one phase of the project is already under construction, and the developer is actively seeking to advance the “next phase through ASPR and plan review to proceed with construction,” according to the application.
The 94 rental units would feature a range of one- through three-bedroom floor plans, varying in size from 705 to 1,250 square feet. Specifically, there would be 71 one-bedroom units, 16 two-bedroom units, and 7 three-bedroom units.
Phase two’s pre-application request was filed on October 6, and the requested meeting date is October 17.