Miami’s Coral Gables neighborhood has been experiencing an uptick in active transit-oriented residential, office and mixed-use construction projects. Architectural designer and urban planner Aaron DeMayo recently photographed the area from above, capturing the immense amount of on-going construction and recently completed developments surrounding the Douglas Road Metrorail Station parallel to South Dixie Highway (US Highway 1) between Southwest 37th and 38th Avenues. Below are a number of relative major projects in the area varying in stages of construction, as well as a few that were recently completed.
Miami-based developer Mast Capital has acquired the 2.8-acre vacant development site addressed as 1420 South Miami Avenue for $103 million from Rega Center Miami Holdings. The site is located on the southern edge of the Brickell Central Business District and represents one of the last remaining raw parcels of land available zoned for rapid transit-oriented high-density development in the area. The developer submitted site plans for a massive master-planned project yielding 2.6 million square feet across three soaring towers, including an 80-story luxury condominium tower with 400 residences, and two multifamily towers of 50 and 60 stories with a combined total of 850 luxury apartments. Mast Capital partnered with private equity real estate firm Rockpoint for the acquisition, the third joint venture between the two firms this year.
Dania Beach-based real estate developer Royal Palm Companies has landed a massive $340 million construction loan from New York City-based Silverstein Capital Partners for Legacy Hotel & Residences, a 51-story mixed-use building planned for 938 Northeast 1st Avenue within the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter master-planned development. The loan marks the third largest financing package executed in the state of Florida, and will allow for the vertical construction of the 690-foot-tall structure projected to yield nearly 1 million square feet. Renowned Miami architect Kobi Karp designed the modern Art-Deco inspired tower, and will feature interiors by ID & Design International.
The developers of Miami’s upcoming first supertall skyscraper have unveiled the Sky Collection of residences at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences, a 1,049-foot-tall mixed-use development planned to rise 100 stories at 300 Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami. The tower’s design features 9 offset glass cubes stacked upon one another, designed by Sieger Suarez Architects in collaboration with Carlos Ott for developers Property Markets Group (PMG), Greybrook Realty Partners, Mohari Hospitality and S2 Development. The Sky Collection is comprised of 40 luxurious residences featuring interiors designed by award-winning California-based design firm BAMO, priced from $4.9 million.
Construction is now underway at E11EVEN Hotel & Residences, a 65-story mixed-use building set to rise at 20 Northeast 20th Street in Downtown Miami’s Park West District. Designed by Sieger Suarez Architects and developed between New York City and Miami-based Property Markets Group and E11EVEN Partners, the edifice is expected to rise 699-feet elevated 10-feet above sea level and yield 375 fully-furnished residences with interiors by AvroKO. The development team, sales team and city officials gathered at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the project on the evening of October 11, 2021, featuring performances by CeeLo Green and a fire dancer.