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Terra and Grass River Property have completed construction of a new mixed-use multimodal complex in Miami. The 23-story residential Grove Central tower with 402 multifamily, workforce, and co-living units also includes a new 1,250-space public parking garage and approximately 170,000 square feet of neighborhood retail.

The transit-oriented development connects to the adjacent Coconut Grove Metrorail Station and integrates directly with The Underline linear park, Miami-Dade’s bus system, and the trolley network. The new complex is part of a Miami-Dade County initiative aimed at improving connectivity between residential living, commercial development, and mass transit through private development on county-owned land. Grove Central marks the second successful public-private partnership project to deliver under Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s tenure.

“Grove Central is an exciting milestone and a shining example of what mixed-use transit-oriented development can do for a growing community like Miami-Dade,” says Cava. “Projects like this are the future of Miami-Dade, and a key part of making our community more livable and walkable.”

The residential tower’s units, now open for occupancy, range from 400-square-foot studios to five-bedroom apartments measuring up to 2,170 square feet in size. Interiors offer plank flooring; contemporary finishes and fixtures; modern Italian kitchen cabinetry; energy-efficient stainless steel appliances; full-size washers and dryers; in-unit high-speed Wi-Fi technology; walk-in closets; en suite bathrooms; and floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with views of Coconut Grove, Biscayne Bay, and the downtown Miami skyline.

Building amenities include a resort-style rooftop pool deck; a grilling terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay; a party room with a karaoke lounge; a double-level fitness center with a dedicated yoga studio; a resident herb garden; and a co-working center with private conference facilities. Residents can enjoy a pub room with a billiards table and icebox pantries; a coffee bar; an arcade and game room; a golf simulator; and a theater room with tiered seating.

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A residents-only entrance leads to a private double-height lobby and staffed reception desk, with 24-hour security. Community technology features include smart-lock entry points with mobile app functionality, electric vehicle charging stations, and high-speed mesh networked Wi-Fi.

Grove Central was designed by Touzet Studio, a Miami-based design firm led by Carlos and Jackie Touzet, in collaboration with architecture firm RSP Architects and Walter Meyer of New York’s Local Office Landscape Architecture (LOLA). The focal point of the development is a tree-lined public plaza connecting the project and improving pedestrian flow to and from the revamped Metrorail station and the adjacent Underline, a 13-mile linear park running from South Miami-Dade to downtown Miami.

“Grove Central is a preeminent example of a multimodal transit-oriented development that combines daily-service retail space and Class A attainable housing product that amenitizes the Metrorail and Underline while promoting ridership and alternative modes of transportation for residents and locals,” says Peter LaPointe, president of Grass River Property. “We are grateful to have partnered with Miami-Dade County on this transformative development, which serves as a model for what is possible when the public and private sectors come together.”

The plaza’s water-resilient plantings are designed as rain gardens are used to absorb stormwater, and a large cistern captures roof runoff for reuse. With Florida Green Building Coalition certification, Grove Central also embraces and exceeds the city of Miami’s sustainability, efficiency, and green building requirements.

Retail, which is opening in phases, features anchors Target, Sprouts Farmers Market, Club Studio, Total Wine & More, and Five Below. Additional retailers expected to open over the next year include Black Sheep Coffee, Mattress Firm, Chipotle, T-Mobile, Panda Express, Woof Gang Bakery, and Pacific Dental.

“Grove Central is a premier location for a transit-oriented community, and a model for the future of smart development and mobility across South Florida,” says David Martin, CEO of Terra. “The development’s carefully curated list of retailers complements the needs of residents and the surrounding community, as well as the neighborhoods along the Metrorail from downtown Miami to Coral Gables and beyond.”