413 Apartments Planned At Overtown Block 19, Near Brightline’s MiamiCentral

Plans have been filed with the City of Miami for an apartment project called Overtown Block 19.

Overtown Block 19 is a 7 minute walk from Brightline’s MiamiCentral station, according to Google Maps. The property is adjacent to the Brightline tracks.

Overtown Block 19 is proposed as twin 25-story towers with:

  • 413 multifamily apartments
  • 23,000 +/- square feet of ground floor retail
  • 460 parking spaces, with a 5-level garage (using a 30% transit waiver from a Miami 21 requirement of 708 spaces)

RNG Overtown LLC of New Jersey is the developer

Nichols is the architect.

The project was scheduled for review by the Urban Development Review Board on February 15.

 


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Brickell VC
7 months ago

Overtown was popping last weekend with a block fair! This neighborhood’s community has such a vibrant history and culture. I’m really happy to see improvements for this neighborhood.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The should turn it into a jazz/blues neighborhood with tons of bars and clubs focusing on this music and culture. It would be a hit in Miami.

Azarius
7 months ago

Headliners the hospitality group part of LIV on Sunday has been hosting a lot of theses type of events to do exactly what you mentioned. Love their parties, we need more restaurants like Rosie’s and Red Rooster!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami needs this and we need also a Chinatown and a Little Italy. Wish I had the money to make this happen!!

Azarius
7 months ago

North Miami Beach is working on bringing a Chinatown to south Florida along 7th Ave between 119 and 135th street

Anonymous
7 months ago

Too far from everything and not connected. It should be in Downtown Miami, maybe alongside Flagler. A Little Italy should also be close by as somehow these neighborhoods are always built closeby.

anonymous
7 months ago

Miami is integrating its ethnic communities not segregating them. Separate ethnic and sexual orientation ghettos is a way of the past and mostly found in failing cities.

Local Elections Matter
7 months ago

It never happened, that was a missed opportunity to help improved the area. NW 7th Ave has a lot of potential for a mass transit system and massive redevelopment.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It not about money at all it’s about lacking those historic roots. Miami has never seen a mass migration of either of those groups. Why would you want an inauthentic representation of those cultures.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Thank you for the common sense.

Anonymous
7 months ago

how about a little serbia or croatia….great culture …great food

anon
7 months ago

We may have a big population of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants in Miami, but as far as I know this community doesn’t have its own area. There are Levant churches, businesses and community centers across Miami in many neighborhoods.

Mike in Miami
7 months ago

Actually, Miami has a long history of Italian residents, if not Chinese. North Miami, North Miami Beach and North Bay Village used to have large Italian populations and many great Italian restaurants. Just a few examples…anyone remember Marcella’s, Mario the Baker and Tony’s Fish Market? Obviously, all of those neighborhoods are very different today, so it’s true the Italian population is no longer there, but it’s not true that there are no historic roots.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami has a major Italian population, including many from South America. Little Italy in NYC emerged at a different time.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Its have also big french community in coconut grove and Greek community in roads.

Anons
7 months ago

We have a lot of Canadians too. I’ve never seen a Little Canada though.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Ethnic enclaves don’t emerge that way.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Exactly if they did we would have one at the Little China street in Coral Gables.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s called the Chinese Villages of Coral Gables

https://drewkern.com/the-chinese-village-of-coral-gables/

The voice of Miami
7 months ago

Absolutely not. The previous culture didn’t even include jazz/blues. The new culture should reinvent Overtown

Brickell VC
7 months ago

Agree, I can’t wait to try the Red Rooster. It looks really fun and has been on the top of foodie charts.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Overtown! 🏆

Basic design but an overall win for the community and surrounding areas

Anonymous
7 months ago

Some should have amazing views of the new bridge.

anonymous
7 months ago

I believe it’s a new “overpass.” A bridge is like the raised highway over the Miami River that connects two land masses separated by a channel of water.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nice looking infill that hopefully spurs additional development in this immediate area…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Overtown will be the new Wynwood!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Riverside too! It’s got a lot of low rises with a really cool waterfront ambiance walking distance to Brickell and Downtown.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Except leave the historic low-rise single-family and apartment houses alone in Riverside for preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse into boutique hotels, restaurants, etc. The air rights can be sold to build taller elsewhere, including in between and hopefully with better architecture than these cluttered boxes.

New Historic Riverside
7 months ago

Agree revive all the historic homes. there’s is a beautiful old colonial house with ionic columns that looks like Washington DC. This entire neighborhood should be built like the capital, or Europe, three story maximum height with narrow cobble stone pedestrian only roads that cut through the blocks, lined with restaurants and boutique shops like South Street Seaport in NYC, adjacent to the glass sky rises of the financial district.

Anon
7 months ago

Quite a drastic improvement considering that area is just a homeless encampment/open air drug market now.

Anonymous
7 months ago

So was Wynwood…

anon
7 months ago

(IS) parts of wynwood

Anonymous
7 months ago

My GPS re-routed me nearby this area the other day and it was terrifying. Looking forward to seeing much more improvement in the coming years.

Anonymous
7 months ago

When you see horrible and terrifying, investors see opportunity!

anon
7 months ago

There’s so many horrible and terrifying buildings in Brickell. People walk around them but it’s scary and some blocks are overlooked by investors.

Anon
7 months ago

This is really good for the area as it is still very dangerous.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not for long🤩

Melo is sigma and Chad
7 months ago

Amazing infill, just look at the amount of empty lots on the map, this area needs many more towers. Glad they went kind of tallish on this one too.

Melo, the true giga chad
7 months ago

haha not the bullet train shown in the renderings. Also, I hope that’s wood and not brown painted stucco

Anon
7 months ago

There is a beautiful streetscape in this area designed by Gary Moore that should be revived.

Anon
7 months ago

I’ve always loved this masterplan. Unfortunately I haven’t heard much regarding implementing it / securing funding / moving it forward. These are the studies our city pays millions for and then does nothing with.

Anon
7 months ago

I suggest people stop saying things in the present tense… “our city doesn’t do this,” “ our city doesn’t care about history” etc… don’t be defeated. say what you want. The city doesn’t know if you don’t ask!

Azarius
7 months ago

Michael Simkins owns most of this land on the southern east part of OT. He once proposed a “Folk Town” to fill in and develop the empty lots. Wonder what the plan now. We need it developed to introduce more affordable housing and to revitalize the community connecting Downtown to Wynwood

Anonymous
7 months ago

Too much of a prime location to be affordable sorry. That should be way more west.

Azarius
7 months ago

I understand that but this area is rich in culture and history as well as residence from the lower income that we want to preserve. I understand every project isn’t going to be affordable but reserving 20% of new residents built will insure housing for ALL, and want bankrupt or disrupt the market.

Azarius
7 months ago

Plus there are many underdeveloped land closer to water views for more luxury expensive developments

Anon
7 months ago

End segregation by class. Advance culture.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I read that as “subsidize my blue collar ass to live in Brickell”

Anon
7 months ago

Right. NYC has affordable housing lotteries for the 20% mandated affordable housing in all new developments. It’s great. Ensures that teachers, firefighters, police, blue collar families have a place in the city core. It’s important for a well rounded, healthy city.

Applause for Related Group
7 months ago

I love this too! Related is building one in Brickell with mostly market rate units and some reserved for teachers. I greatly commend them for this. It’s sad other areas haven’t embraced it as much. Some of the ultra lux “exclusive” buildings are the ones with the most parties and noise.

Anon
7 months ago

I lived in numerous premier market rate buildings in NYC and one with 20% middle income restricted units. The one with the affordable units ended up being the best quality residential experience of them all! It also made the community much more localized and high end.

Anonymous
7 months ago

All these comments are from the same person by the way. A person who escaped NY and wants to bring it with him to Miami. Don’t forget why you escaped!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yet NYC housing is still astronomically expensive, the mandated affordability ends up being passed onto everybody else, and lower tax revenue means even more (or rather, less) abysmal services.

Anon
7 months ago

That’s a good point. I don’t know what is better policy. I just think these programs should NOT be isolated to one area. That could impede growth or create a reverse decline. One or two buildings is fine but not an entire area. If we are going to do programs like this, they should to be spread out across Downtown so no one area is favored, and no one community is segregated.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It ensures that lazy people stay lazy and poor. It despicable actually to have low income given luxury buildings when the hard working middle class can only afford old buildings. NYC is a joke!

useurhead
7 months ago

Right. Enact the policies that NYC has that caused its residents to flock to Miami, in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Brickell has affordable housing and it’s awesome. It didn’t reduce property values, it increased them. It’s safer and more “prime” in terms of prices than Overtown. All these new areas that are being gentrified by NY investors need affordable housing too. Don’t be afraid of it. The area is already way below market price, but when prices go up it will need to maintain some affordable housing like Brickell has already done.

Anon
7 months ago

Prime location? It’s in downtown. It should be affordable.

Anon
7 months ago

Good idea. It’s accessible to Brickell by public transportation and people who can’t afford Brickell should have affordable options in the new parts of Overtown

BDub
7 months ago

Miami twinning

anonymous
7 months ago

should be 200 units bigger

Marco
7 months ago

No

anonymous
7 months ago

whats your logic behind “no”?

Anon
7 months ago

Scale of the area?

Jose
7 months ago

Not everybody like big buildings. Born and raised in Miami, I prefer to see my city getting a good balance between tall and small buildings. 35 stories seems to be a good number for me. Also more parks with trees 🌳 for the families would be great. Having too many buildings and people in a same area is a serious mistake for multiple reasons like quality of life.

Anon
7 months ago

Jose is right. Big buildings can easily turn into poor quality of life for everyone in and around them if they expand too far without staggering them. We can’t reverse Brickell or downtown but everywhere else is still low, we can have quality low rises too.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Looks like a mini version of 1900 Biscayne, and not in a good way because those look terrible. Still, not too bad for this particular area.

RIP
7 months ago

Brightline sabotaged this area by not using pillars or anything besides a solid wall

Downtowner
7 months ago

This reminds me a lot of the Edgewater Collective project that’s rising at 20th and Biscayne.

samo
7 months ago

wow literally no differentiation between this and the supposed luxury towers in brickell

ParkingHater
7 months ago

W parking waiver, wish it was lower but 😛 better than nothing