Miami-Dade Public Schools announced a “surprise windfall” of $70 million for downtown schools late last month, with about half going to expand Southside Elementary in Brickell.
Portions of Southside date back to 1914 – the oldest in Miami-Dade, and the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the historic building is unusable, and students are housed in a newer facility built in 2009.
The school is located on a 60,000 square foot parcel at 45 SW 13th Street, on the same block as Related Group’s soon-to-open SLS Brickell.
School Board member Raquel Regalado has also hinted that the historic buildings could be demolished. According to Miami Today, Regalado said that a one story building could be demolished to make way for a five or six story building.