Construction Underway On 75-Unit Affordable Housing Project In Edgewater

Groundbreaking took place last month on an affordable housing project in Edgewater called Biscayne House.

Biscayne House will rise 12 stories and include:

  • 75 apartments spread over 8 floors
  • 4-story parking garage

Units will be small, ranging in size from from 369 to 547 square feet, according to the SFBJ.

Prices will be affordable to those earning less than 50% of the median income of the area, which is currently $44,268.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation of Los Angeles is the developer.

Glavovic Studio is the architect.

 

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Tony Fiorentino
5 months ago

Great project, now we need about 9k more affordable units…

Pickles
5 months ago

Yeah baby!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Super nice…..great development and price point

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Super nice…..great development and price point”

Yeah.. but who’ll be allowed to live there, because the article says – “The AIDS Healthcare Foundation of Los Angeles is the developer.”

Azarius
5 months ago

And that’s not a very liveable amount of space. I hate how developers are building these broom closet for apartment and charge so much to make a quick buck but sending the market to financial instability. Wages can’t keep up with the cost of living and at this rate never will.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Some people don’t need a huge house with a big yard to live in, the right build up of an area is whats more sort after and desired for them. New York’ers for example are used to and desire to live in such areas. This country is designed to make as much money as you can and there is nothing you or I can do about that. The market will go through ebbs of up and down flows which was happening before you were born and will continue to happen after you’re dead so never expect the perfect wages to keep up with the cost of living.

Socretes
5 months ago

So wrong.
“This country is designed to make as much money as you can and there is nothing you or I can do about that.”

There are volumes of books about the Founding Fathers and the Framers of our Constitution, and the Designers of this civilized society.
No where will you find anything like your claim about how this country was designed.

It’s safe to say that LATELY (as in the last 25 years), students are not taught a thing about the Founders or Framers, and couldn’t win a $1,000 bet by naming 1/2 of the Amendments to the Constitution.

The governing documents and the intention of the Founders was to create a more perfect government where government could pass no laws abridging the natural rights of the citizenry.

Whether your wealth was in money, labor, land, or goods, the government could not unjustly abridge your rights to your property or impede your ability to seek it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nobody cares about the founders or framers. Get a grip.

gravy train
5 months ago

the tea baggers party and supposed “patriots” and cuban proud boys seem to care…

Anonymous
5 months ago

As good a mystery as the actual price point.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Affordable housing units have a list where the apartments are given out to those with the most need. They’ll open applications through the County and then take then accept only those who have the greatest need for it.

real estate BS
5 months ago

no, that’s not how it works

Anonymous
5 months ago

We need 75,000 affordable units. Not 75!

Anonymous
5 months ago

In order to build that right now, its going to take a lot of material and man-power… can you wait a minute sir?.. thank you.

lol…

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

Perfect infill for that small lot.

Build Baby Build
5 months ago

It’s income based not STD based

Socretes
5 months ago

“Prices will be affordable to those earning less than 50% of the median income of the area, which is currently $44,268.”

Does this mean that median income of “the area” is $44,268??
Or does this mean that 50% of the median income of the are is $44,268 and, therefore, the median income of the area is $88,536??

What do they mean by “income”? Household Income, or Per Capita Income?

Does the “area” include the waterfront Penthouses of Elysee/Biscayne Beach/Paradiso/Etc.?

The affordable housing game is never straightforward…

gravy train
5 months ago

median income is the 44k…so one who wants to live here at “affordable” rates would have to be making like 22k which isnt much…i dont understand how they rate who can live in these affordable units—if others with higher incomes could move in and get the affordable rates wouldnt they have more surplus money left over to put back into the local economy???? anybody making 22k isnt gonnna have any money after rent,utilities,over priced foods to really do much for business in the area

No more ugly podiums
5 months ago

Does it have to look like ass though?

Pickles
5 months ago

I agree just because it’s affordable housing doesn’t mean it has too look awful.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Haha.. the Pretty Police wants to know who is responsible!

IHateBrokerBabble
5 months ago

Is that you, Michael Jackson… or … the ironically named.. Magic Johnson ?

Peter
5 months ago

We need 40 of these ! Id like to state this isnt section 8 … its meerly affordable housing for middle class earners… morons!

Anonymous
5 months ago

We don’t need affordable units, we need better paying career jobs!

Anonymous
5 months ago

we need both, better paying jobs and affordable housing

Anonymous
5 months ago

Unfortunately rent growth outpaces wage and salary growth.

Socretes
5 months ago

Don’t believe that.
The people that moved in to a rental in Feb 2022 are moving the prices up, but their income statistics won’t show up in a census for a long while.

Salaries are growing like crazy, and those paying attention, and taking action to get educated and earn higher salaries are the winners.

As it turns out, the winners are selecting the best areas.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“The people that moved in to a rental in Feb 2022 are moving the prices up”

Shesshh… I’ll say this one more time, renters don’t increase the price of rent were they live.. only owners and real estate management agencies can do that.

If renters can increase rent, then how come they don’t “decrease” it?

Pickles
5 months ago

I know it’s affordable housing but… wow that design is not good.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Just like your grammar and syntax.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Build affordable further west and further north, not by the water!

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

I mean it was a small empty lot, not many options for luxury apartment there.

Zonked
5 months ago

Why not do both?

Pickles
5 months ago

You do realize Edgewater once used to be low rent by the water? Then the privileged crowd like yourself moved in.

maternus firniticus
5 months ago

downvote for use of the work “privileged”

Anonymous
5 months ago

“You do realize Edgewater once used to be low rent by the water? Then the privileged crowd like yourself moved in”

You do realize that once, only 500,000 people lived in Miami/Dade don’t you?

Anonymous
5 months ago

So did South Beach, but prior to that, both were high-class neighborhoods until the 1960s and 1970s.

gravy train
5 months ago

they why did those “pioneers” choose to leave ??

Anonymous
5 months ago

Living in a shoebox.
People will want to live with more square feet and just drive to work. The war on the automobile means a reduced standard of living.

Bandit
5 months ago

The delusion, just because you want to drive doesn’t mean that other people want to. I rather live in an apartment within walking distance to anything than some McMansion where I can’t even go to the groceries without stepping in a car. And when you say the drive to work you are driving to where? A dense area like a Downtown where most jobs are?

Anonymous
5 months ago

au contraire, the inclusion of a 4-level automobile parking garage translates to smaller and more expensive units. in fact, the average space is 350 square feet so in reality, nearly as much space is dedicated towards car storage as people!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Some people prefer location over square footage so they don’t have to drive to work. Some people can’t afford larger units. Let’s allow developers to build all kinds of housing types, and let the market decide what meets their needs for housing and transportation. I never drive when I’m downtown, and use metrorail/mover. It greatly improves my standard of living.

Anonymous
5 months ago

… and its convenient!

Azarius
5 months ago

Only read they can’t afford it because a developer set the bar for what is expected for that size. If everyone started pricing $200/sqft then that’s what the price would be then they build smaller to Make the unit more affordable for that area when there’s plenty of land to be developed. A 1/1 shouldn’t be smaller than 550sqft frfr like come on every minute of your life isn’t spent in the city. There are home bodies that live in the downtown area too

Bob
5 months ago

Then get a better paying job and get a larger apartment ?

Anonymous
5 months ago

What about teachers? Work 2 jobs?

Downtown Blue Voter
5 months ago

Define people