Developer Signs Utilities Deal For 640 Apartments At Overtown’s Rainbow Village

Redevelopment plans for Rainbow Village on the border of Overtown and Wynwood are moving ahead after a utilities deal was just completed with Miami-Dade, allowing a hook-up to the county’s water and sewer system.

The name of the project is listed as Rhapsody at Rainbow Village, with the developing entity names RCG Phase I LLC.

According to a deal recorded September 8, Rhapsody at Rainbow Village will include:

  • 640 apartments
  • 39,500 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 9,000 square feet of daycare

A total of 124 apartment previously connected to the water and sewer system are to be demolished, the agreement says.

Matthew Rieger signed the agreement on behalf of RCG Phase I.

An older housing public housing project described as blighted will be demolished to make way for the new project.

 



 

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anonymous
14 days ago

Very exciting! My hope is that the vast majority of these units are affordable and ultimately help transform Overtown for the better going forward.

Anonymous
14 days ago

They will be affordable for those who can afford them! Let’s let the market decide.

Karen
14 days ago

Most likely majority are affordable

Azarius
14 days ago

310 apartments planned, there will be 102 affordable housing units, 52 extremely low income housing units, and 156 workforce housing units

Azarius
14 days ago

Guessing the rest are market rare

Anonymous
14 days ago

Overtown WINNING!

Melo is sigma and Chad
14 days ago

Glad its progressing quickly, eventually from 20th st to 36th st will be lined with apartments and retail and restaurant space.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Hopefully with an active, engaging and walkable street level.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Technically that’s in Wynwood since it’s north of 20th Street.

Bryan Riley
13 days ago

No, Overtown crosses 20th st at this site and dunbar elementary for about 2 blocks. A small square North of 20th st.

Anonymous
14 days ago

LOL some of these buildings look better and more human-friendly than market-rate and overpriced Related/Arquitectonica boxes.

Melo, a true Giga Chad
14 days ago

We need about 100 more of these projects.

Nick
14 days ago

Big win for inner city.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

Let’s be real here. Are these affordable housing units?

Anonymous
14 days ago

It’s a prime location within walking distance to some of the best spots in town. Should this kind of housing be set aside with preference given to low-income folks?

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

Yes given it’s in Overtown that has been a community stepped on for ages. Sorry if you don’t agree with me but Overtown has been poorly treated from city officials for generations. The least they could do now in the year 2022 is provide affordable housing. Again, you don’t like that so I’ll leave it at that.

Market Urbanist
13 days ago

I think Overtown is a community that steps on themselves.

Abel
11 days ago

We’re they stepping on themselves when they built I-95 through the middle? Or again when they displaced all those people with the midtown interchange and I-395?

Anonymous
10 days ago

Despite what your urban planning professor told you, Interstates also were built through middle class and even wealthy areas as well. And it was done for the greater good.

Karen
14 days ago

Its already set aside for low income folks, they will probably carry that over to the new program

Anonymous
14 days ago

Overtown will soon be the best place in town❤️

Anonymous
14 days ago

We are a loooong way from that but I appreciate your optimism.

Anonymous
14 days ago

LOL NO, but it will be better than it is now.