Developers Propose Miami-Dade Mixed-Use Project With 5,000 Apartments

Plans for one of Miami’s largest ever developments have been revealed as part of a bid for county property in the Little River and Little Haiti area, according to the Herald.

Swerdlow Group is partnering on the bid with AJ Capital Partners, which controls 27 acres in the area.

Four Miami-Dade public housing projects, including Victory Homes and New Haven Gardens, would be redeveloped along with the private property (the proposal is in response to a county RFP for the public housing). Tenants in the existing buildings would be moved into the new buildings at the same rent.

The new development would include:

  • 3,500 workforce apartments (some may also be sold as condos with workforce income restrictions)
  • 1,400 low income apartments
  • Home Depot, along with other possible big-box stores
  • new Tri-Rail station
  • 700,000 square feet of new parks and green space

The train tracks for the new Tri-Rail Downtown Miami link run through the area. The new station would allow for increased zoning.

Swerdlow is in contract to buy additional property in the area, and has a LOI from Home Depot for the new store. The developer also has financing secured for major parts of the proposal, and says completion would take around eight years.

Block 55, currently under construction in Overtown, is also being built by Swerdlow.

Arquitectonica and PlusUrbia created the masterplan for the proposal.

 

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Azarius
8 days ago

Smash the approval ‼️ theses are the type of developments that should be happening all over the county!

Agree
8 days ago

Not in the core though, here is perfect.

Cover the Podiums
8 days ago

County? More like country

Gordo
8 days ago

This should’ve been a thing 20 years ago but there’s no time like the present.

Anonymous
8 days ago

More:

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anon
8 days ago

Beautiful density. Miami is so behind even latam is more walkable and pretty in terms of density

Anonymous
8 days ago

You’re guaranteed to get mugged if you’re walking in the wrong place and have no means to defend yourself.

Anonymous
7 days ago

What parts of ‘latam’ are you referring to? I’ve been almost everywhere in latam and I can only think of a handful of places that would be considered walkable.

ParkingHater
7 days ago

thanks king

ParkingHater
8 days ago

YES YES YES

Bandit
8 days ago

Yes, as long as they manage the affordable aspect and truly integrate transit i.e. reduce parking. It can work

ParkingHater
8 days ago

Don’t think it’s up to the developer, high parking minimums. Hopefully the live local amendments on minimums get passed and we finally get some meaningful parking numbers

SB328 call your reps

Shawn Kouri
8 days ago

Hey, I really like it. It’s right off the I 95. So you’re not only have the tri-rail metro rail lines but you also have I 95. So this is a transit oriented development. What’s more, it’s all built around affordable housing, as compared to other projects in the area, which has a little bit of affordable housing but also regular condos and apartments for those ranging from the middle class up to luxury condo, buyers and renters. This one is affordable housing through and through.

Anonymous
8 days ago

It has been awhile since I seen a project like this that feels good to read about.

Name
5 days ago

Affordable housing, workforce housing, new transit station, and redevelopment of underserved industrial areas are all great things but not at these scales. This project is grossly out of scale for the neighborhood that it’s in. The surrounding zoning calls mainly for one and two story with exceptions along major thoroughfares of which this project is on none of them. Miami needs to learn to develop projects that are appropriate for the areas there in. The Little River owners were curating a very unique neighborhood both in design and tenants but this feels like a total sell out to those values. I am not saying the development should not happen just that a 48 and 24 story towers in the middle of a single family neighborhood is not appropriate.

anonymous
1 day ago

Brickell at one point was a bunch of single family homes and was upzoned for redevelopment. Unfrotunately, when it comes to providing more housing in the core there are only so many areas you can build.

Name
1 day ago

Brickell has been designed for high rise construction and has been so for over 50 years. Little River and Little Haiti are in no way Brickell. Continue to build out Brickell, Downtown, Edgewater at these scales and more because they are truly at the urban center. But to say that its ok to build at these scales without appropriate transitions is only deemed ok because of the neighborhood it’s in. Go check what Plusurbia proposed in El Portal along Biscayne Blvd on what was being considered for a transit station and compare to what’s being proposed here and tell me it’s not hypocritical.

Name*
8 days ago

Does this mean a 79th Street station? It looks like it’s actually between 79 and 62nd Street. Does this change the earlier proposed station locations?

When Little Havana?
7 days ago

I moved to South Florida in 1985! When am I going to read about a massive project in Little Havana?Or the reasons why no one wants to invest there?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Another beaut by Arquitectonica!

Concerned Citizens for 79th.
2 days ago

We need a commuter transit station on 79th St.
Please tell everyone you know to spread the word. Otherwise, there will be a 30 block gap in service.

Choo Choo
8 days ago

I thought there weren’t going to be any stations between the Design District and North Miami Beach

Anon
8 days ago

These are different tracks that Tri-rail now uses to get to Miami Central. It’s near I-95, not Biscayne Blvd.

Theo
7 days ago

This is great neighborhood with the best cafe in the city imperial moto cafe and some cool stores. Remind me wynwood before 2010

Anonymous
8 days ago

The renderings are likely conceptual, I assume. The red building and white box more interior to the development area look cheap and nasty. Maybe those are the low-income units?

Nes
7 days ago

NO! they are approving many buildings without enough parking and then adding meters to park on the side roads. So NO! More buildings and No more taxing the locals to park on street we paid to build and pay to maintain.

Anonymous
7 days ago

In what major city can you park on the roads for free? Serious question.

Hello
8 days ago

Why would they want a Home Depot for apartments? Who in the little Haiti area shops at Home Depot?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Because the closest Home Depot is in Hialeah.

Anonymous
8 days ago

^^that doesn’t answer his valid question

Annonymous
8 days ago

If you looked at a map you would see that it’s located in an industrial area with many companies that need tools and supplies. Individuals don’t move the market, companies do.

Anon
8 days ago

I did, plus I know the area. Mostly non-owner occupied residential, with some churches and used car lots sprinkled in. Also, only around half of HD’s business comes from pro’s, and much of that pro buying is for nearby homeowners. They won’t get a boost from a rental project.

Anonymous
8 days ago

North Miami and North Miami Beach is the closest

Anonymous
8 days ago

Condo owners remodel their apartments. Plants look good on terraces. Everybody needs lightbulbs.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Gentrifying residents who add value to the city and will make Little Haiti Lemon City again, that’s who.

Stiv Bators
7 days ago

Pretty much everyone shops at Home Depot.

Anon
7 days ago

not renters ya dope –espedcially low income ones. why would they?

Stiv Bators
4 days ago

Have you ever had to change a light bulb or repair a toilet? There are times when the landlord makes renters keep up with repairs on their units.

Please!
8 days ago

Extend the Metromover to Little Haiti!!

ParkingHater
8 days ago

no, laughable suggestion

ParkingHater
8 days ago

Seriously people you can’t run small 30mph trains everywhere! Long distances require big trains. Miami isn’t special, every other city has heavy rail for a reason

Anonymous
8 days ago

Actually most big cities in the world have a subway system either underground or above ground…

ParkingHater
8 days ago

Does the average subway car have under 100 people occupancy and 35mph top speed 😳

anon
8 days ago

Expand the metrorail to little river, little havana, FIU campus and doral

Anonymous
8 days ago

Also South Beach, or using an easily expandable streetcar system at least.

Nes
7 days ago

This is the first step to more taxation Miami will be the next city to tax its citizens to drive on the streets they paid to build like New York no more building if they dont have enough parking 1 and 2 no more parking meters 3. No government or their family own towing companies

Stiv Bators
7 days ago

Metrorail along the Bright line tracks.

Anonymous
8 days ago

This is so far outside of the current Urban Core. Should prioritize revitalizing the Urban Core before expanding this far out.

Anonymous
8 days ago

I mean it’s a good place for public housing though if a tri rail station goes in.

Anonymous
8 days ago

*Metromover

ParkingHater
8 days ago

bud doesn’t understand TOD 😵‍💫

Anonymous
8 days ago

We are revitalizing the Urban Core also, two things can happen at once.

Anon
8 days ago

There’s no mastermind controlling all development in Miami – this is happening because it’s profitable for the developers involved. People on this site don’t understand how the world works……

Anonymous
8 days ago

^^This 💯

Fox
8 days ago

You can write that again…

anon
8 days ago

that’s the source of a lot of issues. Hope to see more masterminds involved.

Anon
7 days ago

^^lots of mastermind planning in China. That’s putting them on the path to ruin.

ParkingHater
7 days ago

> profitable for the developers

developers are constituents too! they literally build living spaces kinda important

Floridian
7 days ago

Its much closer to the urban core than you think. It would be a 10-train ride away.