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: