An architecture firm is proposing turning old cruise ships into affordable housing in Miami, according to Insider.
CallisonRTKL, which is based in Washington, is behind the proposal.
A rendering shows a ship docked at the FEC Inlet next to Museum Park (officially named Maurice Ferré Park).
An architectural designed at the firm said he came up with the idea when he realized that the cruise industry was now decommissioning many ships.
At the same time, demand for affordable housing in Miami has been growing, he said.
The cruise ships would be retrofitted with a parking garage for residents, since Miami is a “car-heavy city.”
A courtyard would be added to the interior area to allow for natural light and plants.
There would be 900 units, costing $1,250 each.
A survey was said to have been conducted, with 88% of 362 Miami residents said to be interested in living there. The name of the pollster or methodology were not included in the article.