Spotlight on Community: Monarc at Met 3

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Harvey Smith and Whitney Cox

Project Team

Architect/Designer | Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates
Builder | Suffolk Construction Company
Interior Designer | RD Jones
Developer | ZOM Development
Interior Merchandiser | Becwood Purchasing

Monarc at Met 3 is located on an entire city block in the heart of downtown Miami’s Central Business District. Its apartment homes sit atop a ground level Whole Foods grocery store and its location, surrounded by employment, restaurants and night-life, awards the project a Walk Score of 99 and a Transit Score of 100.

The target market is working professionals that form a bohemian mix of urban achievers. More than 50% of residents in the area are renters with a median age of 34. There are 90,000 jobs within a 3-mile radius and an average household income in excess of $100,000.

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This project is a part of Metropolitan Miami, a mixed-use master-planned development which includes:

  • Phase 1 – 40-story,447 unit condo tower
  • Phase 2 – 41-story JW Marriott Marquis and 47-story, 752,000 square foot Wells Fargo Center office tower
  • Phase 3 – 32-story,462 unit apartment tower with a 1,800 space parking garage and 41,000 square foot ground floor Whole Foods grocery store
  • Phase 4 – Silverspot Cinema including IMAX screen with high-end ground and second floor restaurants and a 43-story, 391 unit apartment tower

This plan and subsequent development has transformed the core of Downtown Miami’s Central Business District. On-site leasing began in early April 2016 and since then the site has seen 576 pieces of traffic resulting in 193 leases. Current achieved rents ($3.24/per square foot) exceed initial rent projections by $435/month or $.48 per square foot. Rent levels far exceed internal projections and are 16 percent higher than any competitor in Miami Dade County.

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Monarc at MET 3 is delivering a new level of urban living for the emerging ‘renter by choice’ segment of our population. First rate project amenities both inside and out that are equaled by a level of service typically associated with more metropolitan cities, will attract sophisticated residents who want to live downtown but until now could not find a home that suited their progressive lifestyle. Monarc at MET 3 has become the new standard of luxury rental living and will long be considered a standout among the catalysts that lead Miami’s advancement into a truly International City.

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