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Eastside Ridge Special Area Plan Deferred Until September

Eastside Ridge Special Area Plan Deferred Until September

Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board voted June 20 to defer the Eastside Ridge Special Area Plan after spending hours on a public hearing.

SPV Realty wants to redevelop the Design Place apartments and other properties that they are in contract to buy, totaling 22 acres.

If approved, the new project could include:

  • 5.4m square feet of total development
  • 3,371 residential units
  • 283,798 square feet of commercial space
  • 97,103 square feet of office
  • 5,893 parking spaces
  • Potential Tri-Rail station

Over an hour of speeches by members of the public included arguments by members of Unite Here, a hotel union, which came to oppose the plan. Some residents also supported the plan.

Board members criticized the proposal as being too massive. They also said it would displace Little Haiti residents, and didn’t include enough affordable housing

A vote was deferred until the board’s September 24 meeting.

Kobi Karp is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Add 10% affordable housing units for all new developments like this.

Anonymous
Anonymous

At least! It says 3,371 potential units above, let’s get 500 affordable units and a large park in the middle, that would be iconic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks good hope it gets approved and a Potential Tri-Rail station would be great for the area.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Transit. Oriented. Development. A train station with an amazing dense project with significant green space would be awesome, let them build up so they have room on the ground for large sidewalks and some green space!

suomynona
suomynona

The exact type of development that should be in planning along all rail/mass transit routes and it should be SOUGHT & ENCOURAGED by local government officials.

suomynona
suomynona

And in favor of mandatory affordable housing in these types of projects.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do it now…. the area is anything but inviting as it stands now… but… do factor in housing that would allow residents to be able to stay if desired…

Roberto
Roberto

Cool project!!!
I think this will revitalize the area and will be a continuation of Midtown and the design district. Let’s see the pricing though!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Buena Vista neighborhood will be beautiful.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Before it was “little Hait” this area was known as Lemon City and Little River.. neighborhoods evolve, revitalize, gentrify.. Sorry but can’t stop progress.

Locals will benefit from a nicer neighborhood.. increase in property values, jobs, more customer for local businesses.. etc..

marc
marc

Fantastic how this development is taking the initiative to include a train platform in its plans. It’s a shame the same wasn’t done at the Chiquita Banana development over by Midtown since much space isn’t available in that area along the tracks.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This has always been one of biggest issues with Miami,”people who are always thinking small.”

“Board members criticized the proposal as being too massive.” Yes you’re going to say something is too massive because you’re not used to seeing anything beyond your same’ole mundane atmosphere. This is a beautiful project that addresses the future because like it or not, the demographics and makeup of Miami is changing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why does a Hotel Union oppose a plan for development??

Andrewn2
Andrewn2

Unite Here 355 has many Haitian members and is vocal on many issues affecting the Haitian community in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Only renters get “priced out” of neighborhoods.
Home owners get wealthy when neighborhoods gentrify.
If gov’t and political leaders were interested in Hatians well being, they would have been educating and encouraging land ownership for the last 3 decades.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Probably because many of their members live in this neighborhood and will likely get priced out.

Anonymous
Anonymous

After years of complete disregard (segregation) toward the Haitian community, now the mostly white Buena Vista and Morningside residents are asking the Haitian pastors to tell the Haitian homeowners not to sell their house, to prevent the areas redevelopment.
Hipocracy taking to the next level.
There is an article in the Biscayne Time local newspaper about this project. Google it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can you stop with your SJW talking points self segregation in Miami-Dade is common among all groups and the majority if hispanics are white here so don’t just say white say hispanic. And its pretty pathetic when you could control a group through their pastors.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Interesting that A hotel union is opposing the construction of a hotel that would created more hotel related jobs.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Nice addition to that area , anything built will be great , with a mix of designs and heights , growing north west Biscayne Blvd

Anonymous
Anonymous

density for the Miami Design District

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not very common I would say this but density does seem to be a lot for area. And almost 6000 parks puts the nail in the coffin for me

Anonymous
Anonymous

That is a very vague argument, which is commonly used by the Upper East Side anti-development ”activists”
BTW, What is the recommended density for the area?

Bad plan
Bad plan

Current density for the site is 65 units an acre. NYC based applicant wants 150+ units per acre.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Without mass transit (i.e. a rail station) this should be a non-starter.

Also, light rail is needed up North Miami and/or NE 2nd.

And some protected bike lanes.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse

Tens of global cities have densities like this,the public transportation depends on it,New York,London,Paris.It’s an unfair comparison @ Miami,but you have to start somewhere.The cottages with the chickens in the yard are bucolic and sweet,but do not a city make.
To be fair to the local population,there should be definitely at least those
10%, mentioned before, left for them and as a sweetener for the developers additional density benefits should be negotiated with the city of Miami.

Miami1
Miami1

All these Boards do is defer, defer and commission studies..pfff

Anonymous
Anonymous

How right you are Miami1.

Sleazy Lobbysits
Sleazy Lobbysits

This scheme is a dog. If there was a vote the PZAB Board would have voted NO. Not even a pack of lobbyists handing out money could not get this dog to bark.

Anonymous
Anonymous

These are the type of projects I like massive and covers a lot of property. Everything doesn’t have to go up to 500ft or higher. We need more lower rise projects to cover more area an get rid of all these open lots. How dare the board say something as stupid as its to massive? Other cities build like this no problem, Miami oh its to massive yet there ok with another ugly 650+ft stucco building with a massive parking garage. Its not like there is anything worth looking at on the property right now for goodness sakes.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Global Warming is real. Build all you want. It will all be partial underwater in 25 years anyways

Vote No.
Vote No.

It is a dog. Should be denied.

Anonymous
Anonymous

too many tri rail stops inthis area. Why have one under 136 if you’re putting it at 54th….mid town and design district should be serviced by the extended metro mover

marc
marc

If you were to put a platform at 54th and one where the Wynwood BID are proposing it’d be the same distance if not slightly farther apart than the Sheridan and Hollywood Tri Rail platforms are.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Completely different densities in Miami and Hollywood. Its not the same

marc
marc

Correct. Miami is more dense therefor it makes more sense the platforms would be that distance in that particular area.