Miami’s Building Department has approved a foundation permit for the Block 55 project in downtown, and the developer says work will begin right away.
The foundation permit was approved on May 26.
Another permit was approved today to install temporary toilets for construction workers on the site.
At a city commission meeting on June 1, developer Michael Swerdlow told politicians that work on the project was set to begin “immediately.” Groundbreaking would take place in the coming weeks, he said.
Commissioners voted at the meeting to award the project an additional $2.5 million in taxpayer financing, according to The Real Deal.
Block 55 will include:
578 affordable apartments for seniors
250,000 square feet of retail space
1,050 parking spaces
A 1,400 square foot police substation
Retail tenants will include Target, Aldi, Ross, Ulta, Burlington, and Youfit. There will also be a Five Below, Swerdlow said at the meeting.