First Phase Of Liberty Square Demolition & Rebuild Nearly Complete, Once Among Most Dangerous Public Housing Projects

Progress is being made on the $307m reconstruction of Liberty Square, the public housing project in Liberty City, with the first phase now nearly complete.

Living conditions are vastly improved in the new buildings now completed, a presentation from developer Related Urban Group shows.

A total of 1,455 apartments are being built on 50 acres as part of the project. Of those, 640 will be public housing, and 840 non-public housing, including affordable units, workforce and market rate units.

Retail, including a 40,000 square foot national grocer, recreational facilities, and office space are among the amenities that will be offered. A rezoning request is to be presented to Miami’s commission this month to allow for commercial use.

Another public housing project in Overtown called Culmer Place is also planned to be rebuilt by the county.

 

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Anonymous

Beautiful stuff.. complete paradigm shift happening.

Anonymous

Are they putting in bike lanes on those brand new streets?

Anonymous

We should hope so. Would be great if projects were required to where it is feasible.

Anonymous

Why are the first comments always about bike lanes & sidewalks. TNM should ban these words from being used.

Anonymous

Don’t forget Parking Garages

Anonymous

Yes but the county is paying for bike lane construction with a new Spandex tax on bike outfits.

Anonymous

LOL, it looks better than a lot of Related overpriced Arquitectonica crap or Melo’s monstrosities. Some actual attempt at architecture and human scale. Let’s hope the mixed income model plays out well.

Anonymous

This is good news for Miami

Anonymous

Yay! Charter schools!

Miami Realist

I think this project is a great idea, but i do hope they run a good background check on all those public housing residents, I’m sure the work force and middle income wont want to be living with ex-cons, drug dealers, and thugs. This should improve the ghettos of Miami. Its time for Miami to become a world class city and improve or remove all the housing projects that are ruined down by crime. Hopefully the ghetto people can civilized and live with society with out crime.

Anonymous

The ghetto people can civilized? Maybe work on your English first before casting stones.

Anonymous

can we increase the median wages in miami to that of “world class cities” while we are at this endeavor???

Anonymous

I knew culmer place will be redeveloped soon as well, that empty lot that the soccer stadium was proposed is going to become something big eventually and the potential developers don’t want two story projects next to it.

Anonymous

I’ll await the post mortem analysis which may reveal padded billing and questionable cost overruns by Related. (they’ve played fast and loose before on public housing projects) 😉 😉

Anonymous

Absolutely amazing. It’s about time this area changes. This is good ??????

Anonymous

Brownsville needs help! They need to redo those buildings asap.

Anonymous

Yes, these people’s homes need to be “gentrified” finger quotes around gentrified.

Anonymous

“640 will be public housing, and 840 non-public housing” I’m from around the area and that is a bad move to put people living in the beans for decades with non-public hosing residents.

Anonymous

In NYC, people live in luxury condos literally across the street from the projects. Mixed income areas are a good thing.

Anonymous

Its not and creates tension

Anonymous

There’s even a building in New York with luxury and public housing in the same building

Anonymous

Plenty of vacant apartments for them in North Miami Beach.

Anonymous

For them?????