City Owns 19 Acres In Allapattah, & Multiple Developers Including Related, Neology, & Swerdlow Expressed Interest In Developing It Last Month

The City of Miami released a Request For Information to gauge interest in a property in Allapattah that totals 18.75 acres, currently used as a maintenance facility.

Multiple developers responded by the August 12 deadline, including Related Group, Swerdlow, Neology, MCB Real Estate, Home Depot, and The Weiss Group.

Most of the respondents appear to envision a mixed-use development for the property. Home Depot wants a portion for a store, with the rest for mixed-use.

Relocation of existing uses on the property, including maintenance and of fueling depots for city vehicles, would be required.

The Miami Produce Center is a block away, with plans for a mixed-use complex designed by Bjarke Ingels with residential, office, hotel and retail.

An advocacy group also wrote the mayor urging the land be used as transit-oriented affordable housing. The Santa Clara Metrorail Station is a block away.

 

A sketch from the Swerdlow response:

Miami Produce Center a block away:

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Anonymous

Nice, just a heads up I’ve been having some connection issues getting on TNM starting yesterday and still today, I’m sure there would be a lot more comments and traffic here if the connection was stable. It says “bad gateway” and bla bla bla but now it’s working

Anonymous

Same here. I couldn’t access the site yesterday at all.

Anonymous

Yes, we need our FIX.

Does anyone know if City of Miami posts any of the plans for their design review/urban boards online?

Anonymous

Yeah.. i’m surprised they didn’t put a article today addressing their site issues. ??

Anonymous

This could of been a good location for the soccer stadium.

transplant

Great point I hadn’t considered.

Anonymous

All for stuff like this but wish developers would actually finish a neighborhood. None of Miami is truly connected it’s just these islands (brickell, world center, midtown, wynwood) of development. Need to really fill in the fabric instead of just jumping to the next hot block.

Anonymous

At least Allapattah has a transit connection to downtown which is more than you can say about Wynwood or Midtown.

Anonymous

Yep. Most Homes and Buildings in Allapattah are less than a mile from a Metro Station. It has 4 metro stations serving it. Connecting it to Downtown, Airport, South Dade and Hialeah. Building Up Allapattah and adding retail and housing would help folks move into the area from the West side of the County… elevating traffic heading into the urban core.

Anonymous

Welcome to the USA.
Nothing is interconnected.
Or rather, it is interconnected but with 12 lane highways

Anonymous

Needs to be a dense mixed use, mixed income development with retail, office, and housing to complement the density of the Jackson/UM/Civic Center district as well as the upcoming Produce Center.

Anonymous

Not necessary to be mixed income. Santa Clara is across the street already with hundreds of afforable housing units.

Anonymous

Santa Clara is not enough. We need more. Plus if they do affordable apts, they can build more units. That is by far the way to go… they need to make some of the apartments affordable to get those city allowances.

Anonymous

Great areas for big developers to continue building affordable housing in the proximities of hut spots …. create new architectures , products , futurism !!! and still make it affordable for people who loves this City and want lo live here

Anonymous

The neighborhood is already affordable… for now. A great investment opportunity, actually.

Anonymous

I own a warehouse literally a block away. I suppose I gotta hold now.

Anonymous

Yes HOLD!!!!

Anonymous

No need for affordable housing in Allapattah. It has the most affordable housing in the county. With almost 20,000 units. and 45% of Allapattah residents are already in Affordable Housing Units. What is needs is a economically diverse population in order to increase development, retail, entertainment, safety and for property owners to start seeing a return on their investment. Allapattah is made up of a diverse array of folks, from working class to lower middle class professionals and small business owners. From construction workers, mechanics and fast food industry employees to teachers, police officers, professionals and nurses. All of our voices need to be heard.

Anonymous

What’s up with the site?

Anonymous

Speaking of the Miami Produce Center block project is there any new updates on the project??

David Laguardia

This is quite a nice project planned for the future.

Anonymous

Please not Swerdlow, if it’s anything like their proposed Overtown monstrosity.

Anonymous

I’m having the same issues since yesterday. And on top of all this the website is slower than usual. They should advise on updates or any re-construction of the website

Anonymous

Will Metromover be extended to Allapatah?

Anonymous

It would be nice as an extension from Wynwood.

Anonymous

it shuold n’t be extended to allapatah or wynwood it should be extended to the best mall in the world: Westland mall in Hialeah

Anonymous

“Sweet Home Hialeah!”

Anonymous

Sorry, Mall of Americas, always packed. Try to find parking. Speaking of…
They should build a design parking garage there.

Anonymous

Metrorail gets you into Allapatah. Would be better for the loop to go up North Miami Ave all the way to the beginning of Midtown with a few stops in Wynwood

Anonymous

All the way to the Design District please

Anonymous

First they need to add shore power!

Anonymous

Why?? The Metrorail goes right through Allapatah.

Sgt. Sapingo

Just pay the $2.50 and get on the MetroRail already.

Anonymous

Has anyone thought of running transit on the at grade rail line in Allapattah?

Anonymous

This news will only drive prices up and with no justification. Allapatah still has a long way to go.

Anonymous

just give it to anybody but related.

Michael

Hold them tight to TOD design.

Anonymous

I CANNOT wait for this project to be completed. This is going to change the game of architecture in Miami. This is going to be by far one of the best developments in town.

Sgt. Sapingo

Wow, this looks like an amazing spot for luxury airbnb-approved microunits with a helipad!

Did I hit all of the recent developer keywords?

Anonymous

You missed shorepower

Anonymous

I prefer a Home Depot. Btw Can someone change the disgusting name from Allapatta to something else please.

Anonymous

It means alligator

Anonymous

Yes indeed.
Name is ugly.
Only positive is, it’s unique.

Anonymous

ALL CITY/COUNTY OWNED RESIDENTIAL LAND SHOULD BE FOR AFFORDABLE/WORKFORCE/LOW INCOME/SENIOR HOUSING !!!!!!!! But of course you density fanboi’s will have no problem with huge PROFIT developers getting it all because you can all afford $2,000 rent for a 1 bedroom. #PrisonForCrookedPoliticians

Anonymous

I wish my rent was 2,000.. that would be a bargain

Anonymous

stop having kids.