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.