Foundation Pour, Vertical Construction Underway At Block 55

The large mixed-use Overtown project known as Block 55 has had a foundation pour.

Vertical construction is underway, with several cranes now installed.

FAA records show that several cranes were recently approved for the site. There will be a total of four cranes installed, according to a social media post by John Longarini.

Photos by Ryan RC Rea last month show that two of the cranes have already been installed.

The foundation pour took place in recent days, Longarini wrote.

Block 55 will include:

  • 578 affordable apartments for seniors
  • 250,000 square feet of retail space
  • 1,050 parking spaces
  • 1,400 square foot police substation

Tenants will include Target (with a Starbucks and CVS inside), an Aldi grocery, Burlington department store, and Ross Dress for Less.

(photo: Ryan RC Rea)


 

 

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Not Anonymous
1 month ago

So now people in downtown don’t need to go to Midtown to get to Target

Anonymous
1 month ago

Reminds me of Dadeland Station

Anonymous
1 month ago

I believe it was done by the same as Dadeland station as well as Alton & 5th

Anonymous
1 month ago

and there is senior housing

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tbh the Target on South Beach is better and the same distance away

Anonymous
26 days ago

The same distance? You can take the mover and then walk to Target in Midtown. We do it all the time. Not so much to South Beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need a Target in the old Burdine’s/Macy’s space, too. Ross moves stores like changing underwear anyway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Excited for the Target as I work across the street and can stop by before heading home.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

So you work above the brightline parking garage or the post office ?

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Love the density being added to this area but OT still has a ton of empty lots

Anonymous
26 days ago

Keep up the development in Overtown! We deserve a safe, better connected Urban Core.

Anonymous
1 month ago

TOD with over 1,000 parking spots.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

The parking spots are for the Target, not all of the customers will come through the Metro rail and Mover.

Pickles
1 month ago

Wonderful. Something that is not actually for Overtown.

OvertownOwner
28 days ago

Do people in Overtown not eat food, wear clothes, or buy household goods? I think its safe to say Aldi, Ross, and Target will be a benefit to the community more so than the corner bodega; which I want to succeed as well (landlord of an Overtown bodega)

Anonymous Will
1 month ago

WIthout balconies.. . looks institutional or hospital like. Hmmm

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its affordable housing in a prime location, what do you expect?

Anonymous
1 month ago

NW 6th street ain’t prime lol

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

Anything east of I 95 and south Julia Tuttle is prime

Anonymous
1 month ago

With the windows all cluttered, it looks cheap and nasty. Same with balconies. What do you expect from a vertical geriatric ghe++o?