Developer Of Luxury Apartments In Overtown Applies For Demolition Permit

An 18-story apartment tower in Overtown called Soleste Grand Central is one step closer to beginning work after the developer applied for a demolition permit.

On November 20, Estate General Contractor filed for a permit to demolish “miscellaneous structures” on the 1.23 acre project site at 218 NW 8th Street. Total demolition cost is estimated to be $15,000.

Soleste is within walking distance of Brightline’s MiamiCentral station. It is set to become one of Overtown’s first luxury apartment buildings, with 360 units planned.

Estates Investment Group has agreed to dedicate some units to those with incomes below a certain level, as part of a deal with the Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, which owns the land.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Brickell is coming down to Overtown.. transformation in progress.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And the thing about it, there’s plenty of vacant land to do it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

…and plenty of homeless. Why can’t they build more affordable housing?

Anonymous
1 year ago

1 block walk to Miami Worldcenter

Anonymous
1 year ago

Are you sure? I think it’s more than one block.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It is 1 block away.

The Real Marc
1 year ago

you mean BCC

Miami1
1 year ago

Bury or demolish I95 south of I395 and watch Overtown and Little Havana explode with development!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Build baylink, stop wasting money on highways.

suomynona
1 year ago

Yup. But if they aren’t going to bury 395, it’ll never happen with 95.

I have no hope for transportation/infrastructure in this town. Which is fine, it’ll be underwater in 50 years anyways.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You’ll be underground first

Anonymous
1 year ago

What does 95 or 395 have to do with anything? As if it’s in the way or development…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Any word on the lynx site that stopped on the sixth floor.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I wonder about that site too.

The Real Marc
1 year ago

that’s a super easy demo bid, easy 15k see you tomorrow

William
1 year ago

TNM.. Can you let us download these documents off drive? They are amazing studies of architecture..

Transplant
1 year ago

Looks like a building belonging in Edgewater/Midtown. But this area is open for anything. We’ll see how it ends up looking!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Luxury…in Overtown…hmm

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yup the whole Miami is changing and is becoming amazing!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Why would anyone want to not have a beautiful apt building in this area. If you ever drive thru Overtown you’ll realize the place is a slum. For those of you dreamers of equality “WAKE UP” nobody is going to pay 2500 a month to live around the homeless. If you work and make money you don’t want to raise your children around homeless. Those of you writing this I’m sure you give part of your income to Camillus house, right!!!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

The scattered balconies scream more cheap and nasty than luxury.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m guessing you’re the same person that comes on this site and at various times use the elementary terms “scattered balconies” and “cheap and nasty” to show your disdain for an architect’s design.

Can you provide some of your architectural designs?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m guessing you’re the same smartass who says stuff along the lines of “let’s see you x.”

I’m not an architect, so sue me. Still, anybody with an appreciation for decent architecture can see how this disregard for Vitruvian architectural principles of architecture order, arrangement, eurythmy, symmetry, propriety, and economy is creating awful buildings for try-hard attempts to be “cool” and “hip.”

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow.. I guess Zaha Hadid’s designed One Thousand Museum building just burns your ass then? I bet you were thinking “how dare she design a building with such an exoskeleton like that” when you saw the rendering.

You do have a problem with how other people spend their own money huh?

Anonymous
1 year ago

der komissar approves of der aesthetic…kunst der east germany

Anonymous
1 year ago

Unbelievably disgusting how Overtown (Community Redevelopment) “braintrust” sells out the local residents with the vague promise by the developers who have generously “aGREED to dedicate “some” units to those with incomes below “a certain level”, as part of the deal…

Anonymous
1 year ago

why?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Right, because concentrated poverty with small run-down properties and vacant lots is better than a revitalization creating local economic opportunities for the existing residents.