Developers Announce Plans For New Transit Oriented Development In Overtown

Lion Development, Property Markets Group and LNDMRK have acquired Overtown’s Block 19, and announced plans for a Transit Oriented Development.

The developers paid $16.5 million for the 1.5-acre property, which is just west of the Brightline tracks.

The new development will include both market-rate and workforce housing apartments, along with parking facilities for residents and visitors.

Last year, RNG Overtown LLC of New Jersey filed plans with the UDRB for an apartment complex on the property with 413 units, but construction never began.

The new owners say they have a unique vision for the future of Overtown that includes making the neighborhood more walkable and connected to the Downtown core, specifically through Miami-Dade County’s Transit Oriented Development area requirements.

The plan includes incorporating features such as improved walkways, bike lanes, and enhanced roads, among other elements, to attract new residents from neighboring areas while also enhancing the lives of those residing and working in Overtown.

The developers say they will announce additional details in the coming months.

 

Last year’s Block 19 plans by RNG Overtown, never built:

 

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Chris
19 days ago

Let the gentrification commence

Miamian
19 days ago

Yay!!❤️

Anoj
19 days ago

About time ! Successful people are tired of being pushed out to the far suburbs

Al Czervik
18 days ago

That was an empty lot. Who convinced you that creating 413 new housing units was “gentrification”?
Whoever manipulated should be jailed for taking advantage of the feeble-minded.

Anon
17 days ago

If ‘gentrification’ is ‘to make an area to the taste of the middle class’ I think its worth pointing out that the working class are quite useful and we need to make sure they can live somewhere other than the everglades if Miami wants to continue to be a thriving city 🙂

Miami
20 days ago

Big plans for Overtown, don’t sleep on this area, you’ll be surprised!!

Al Czervik
17 days ago

The surprise for me is that Overtown has been in the same location for many decades, and nothing has happened in over two generations.

Overtown has had those coveted MetroMover and MetroRail stops since 1986.

All that government transportation, and no significant development in 38+ years.

It’s gotta be a real head scratcher (for some people).

Really?
16 days ago

What was Overtown reputation and crime stats the past 50 years?They have improved, The Brightline Station and the massive police complex not that far away!

Jamal
20 days ago

Overtown is perfectly located not to become a hit neighborhood. Wynwood watch out.

Name*
19 days ago

No stadium though ..

Scott
20 days ago

Great ideas here. However, only problem with Overtown is it is adjacent to that area north of 14th street and west of the train tracks. That area – not sure what it is called – seriously needs to completely redeveloped.

Downtowner
20 days ago

That’s Overtown, too. Hehe.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Border vacuums.

Anoj
19 days ago

Parks in the making, and valuable transit hubs

Al Czervik
17 days ago

Yep….”valuable” transit hubs for the last 38 years.

Either transit hubs are not valuable as many have been convinced that they are, or there is something else at play.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I see efforts to clean up the balcony placements. Good job.

Grumpy2519
15 days ago

I can only Afford 800 a month! But, i want to live close to downtown. What are my options?!!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Split a bedroom with 2 other people.

Anonymous
19 days ago

“walkable”😁👌

Anonykeks
20 days ago

Its being built on a surface parking lot and an unused childrens play area. Good stuff

Anon
15 days ago

Overtown is the new Wynwood. And we all know what happened to Wynwood.

Stiv Bators
15 days ago

Oh good thing that hideous crap never got built. Overtown needs better things.

Downtowner
20 days ago

I wonder if Kobi Karp is the architect on this because it looks very similar to what’s going up in Edgewater (Kobi Karp design) at 20th St. & Biscayne.

MyName
19 days ago

Its NBWW

Anonymous
19 days ago

Too bad. Looks like a solid building that’s much better looking than Sawyer’s Walk or that other cluttered box that calls itself “luxury.”

anonymous
19 days ago

Thank god last year’s plan didnt come through, that rendering is hideous.