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Thursday, June 11, 2015

The new Metrorail station proposal

I don't usually like chrome and glass, but I love this image of the new proposed project for the Douglas Metrorail station.

The Adler 13th Floor (a partnership between the Adler Group and 13th Floor Investments), provided their plans for the development of the Douglas Road Metrorail project and they received the recommendation of a county selection committee.

The proposal will now go before the County Commission, but first, Adler and 13th Floor must negotiate with the county. 

This project called, "The Link at Douglas" proposes almost 1000 residential units a 150 unit hotel and 70,000 square feet of retail space with an open plaza. It's sure to add so much more traffic to US1 but the whole purpose of it being part of the Metrorail is to get people out of their cars. (But will that ever happen in Miami?)

I'm always amazed by hotels in strange places. Why would anyone stay at the hotel, supposedly a Hilton Garden when they could stay in the Center Grove at the Mayfair or Sonesta? Maybe out of town family for Grove and Gables residents would use it? I guess you could just leave the hotel and hop on the Metrorail and be downtown or at Dadeland, so that is convenient. When I go to Boston, I prefer to stay in Cambridge, I love it there, and I usually stay at the Hyatt at MIT. You leave the door of the hotel and hop on the T  right there. Their subway is called the T and it's right below the Hyatt.


More of the details are at The Real Deal here.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Michelle Niemeyer said...

If I am from out of town and have business downtown or on Brickell and don't have the budget to stay in a downtown or Brickell hotel, I could fly in, take the train there from the airport, stay there and get to downtown or Brickell (or to UM or Dadeland or anywhere along the Metrorail) for my business event without a car. If my business in in Coral Gables I can take the Coral Gables trolley from there to where I need to go in the Gables.

June 11, 2015 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

transportation like buses should be more frequent and better maintained. that way, people can get the bus to the rail and avoid a monster project like this one which in my opinion will be underused. also, improve the present metrorail upkeep

June 11, 2015 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less than 4% of Miami-Dade County residents use public transportation and of those making $100,000 or more the figures are less than .5%. The County squandered the 1/2 cent tax on pay and benefits for connected insiders. Get ready for more traffic.

June 12, 2015 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where else in recent history can people from foreign countries transpose their culture so widespread as Mexican's, Central American's, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Brazil and the rest of South America, into our South Florida environment. Folks only have to come to South Florida, where it's for the most part statistically safe instead of paying air fare and high hotel rates South of the border. Think of how many people this development can accommodate next door to Metro-rail and I-95.

June 13, 2015 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not needing a car for a business trip is HUGE, especially given the reality of our traffic congestion situation. Not to mention people who come for events like Ultra and the Miami Marathon which are easily accessible via Metrorail.

June 15, 2015 11:57 AM  

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