February 10, 2022
National Supermarket Chain 1 of Key Building Blocks in Vision for Miami’s Grove Central
By: Melea VanOstrand

An Arizona-based natural food supermarket chain is coming to Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood.

Sprouts Farmers Market signed a 24,014-square-foot lease at Grove Central, a new mixed-use transit-oriented development underway at the intersection of US-1 and 27th Ave. Grove Central is being developed by Miami-based developers Terra and Grass River Property.

It’s the chain’s third store in Miami-Dade County, with additional locations opening soon in Kendall and Homestead. Sprouts aim to make healthy living affordable while also being environmentally conscious.

Grass River Property president Peter LaPointe said he wants the transit-oriented development to include a mix of amenities that residents want and can access every day.

“The addition of Sprouts in this location — at the crossroads of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, along one of the busiest commuter routes in South Florida — is not only a benefit to the residents who will be living at Grove Central, but also to those living in surrounding neighborhoods all along the Metrorail transit line from South Miami to Brickell. A grocery store is one of the key building blocks in bringing the concept of this transit-oriented development to life,” said LaPointe.

Grove Central will include a 23-story residential tower with 402 multifamily, workforce, and co-living units, a 1,250-space public parking garage, and about 170,000 square feet of retail space. It will also include a tree-lined public plaza connecting to the Metrorail station and the Underline linear park.

“Grove Central will be an exciting addition to the community, with tenants like Sprouts Farmers Market catering to the everyday needs of surrounding residents,” said David Martin, CEO of Terra. “Our vision for Grove Central is an easily accessible, multimodal transit destination that combines a balanced mix of residential housing options and retail amenities while promoting the Grove’s walkability, connectivity and the pedestrian urban experience.”

The mixed-use building 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.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023.

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