Deal For Overtown Block 55 Set For Vote

The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners will meet March 1 to discuss plans to develop Block 55.

Two proposals were submitted to develop the block. A selection committee has ranked Swerdlow Group’s Sawyers Landing proposal ahead of Adler Group’s Overtown Central.

Sawyer’s Landing has Letters of Intents for 71% of space, with tenants rumored to be Saks Off Fifth, Petsmart, and LA Fitness. Total leasable retail and entertainment space is 220,000 square feet, along with 115 workforce housing units.

The board vote will authorize the agency to enter into negotiations. Once terms are agreed, the deal would come back for a final vote.

 

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Common Sense Posting
2 years ago

Will be out of place in 10-15 years

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why do we accept all these large blank walls in Miami? Slapping some paint on it and calling it “art” doesn’t cut it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is still leaps and bounds ahead of other cities. Most downtown’s are boring and gray.

Anonymous
2 years ago

LA Fitness would be a game changer for that area. It’s well needed. I’m surprised there isn’t one downtown already.

AndrewN2
2 years ago

There is one in Mary Brickell Village

Anonymous
2 years ago

There needs to be a full size La fitness with basketball court and pool

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who needs voting?
The area should pay any investor that wants to infill any lot

Anonymous
2 years ago

You know what, I 1000 percent agree with you!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Vote for whichever plan without a massive parking deck.

BOVO for Mayor
2 years ago

I hate how this commission is moved so easily by featuring token black people on walls. The less favored design is 10X better but this commission has its head ups it you know where.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah some images of Confederate generals would have been so much better.

BOVO for Mayor
2 years ago

That’s not the point I’m trying to make. The point is they overlook better aspects of another design to appease and be politically correct. In the end pick the better design and don’t succumb to the pressure of being politically correct. Unfortunately, I know that is to much to ask from these board Members, But who knows maybe Carollo or Reyes will derail this whole project anyways.

Big Black Man
2 years ago

Hey, you should go into that community and convey your sentiments.I mean in front of numerous Black Americans.I bet you will get a good ass kicking. Fag!

BOVO for Mayor
2 years ago

Thanks for making my point even more valid.

BOVO for Mayor
2 years ago

That is whats wrong with government involvement in a capitalistic construct. Government NEVER gets it right. They spend where spending is not necessary and cut where spending is necessary. Big Black Man your comment just feeds into that paradigm of mismanagement by YOUR government.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And this is why you all areas look horrible, always violent and lack the ability to talk without resorting to violence.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Adler’s proposal seems so much better! Would love to hear the reasoning for how they chose this massive parking garage with bouncing colored liquid on it, over an attractive multi-family. At this point, got to hope UDRB does not approve of that garage.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I get that they are trying to appeal to the black community, but is there a need to really? Will it be low income?

Anonymous
2 years ago

You don’t visit that area much do you? Go there, and you’ll see all kinds of hispanics walking around everywhere… and even some white folks too!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I just don’t understand the need to brand it as Sawyer’s Landing as a nod to the African American community when it will be majority Latino and white residents who will be living there. It just seems like a desperate attempt to be PC.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly ! But to be fear some jack leg black pastor could cry racism and cause some youth to burn it down. Just like some black pastors are trying to get some money out of Beckham for they could spend it in the DR.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What? Before you start demeaning, go back to school and please learn the basics of how to structure a sentence.

Your “redneck” dialect is pathetic.

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL. What?

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Everyone I disagree is a redneck”

Anonymous
2 years ago

The bastard children of Overtown are the ones with poor English skills.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I have walked that area at night. No one but me and the small group praying that our Uber would find us.
Miami Central 3 is a beautiful building surrounded by “potential”.