Overtown Getting Yet Another Luxury Apartment Complex After Developer Gets Financing For $110M Project

Overtown will be getting another luxury apartment complex after a developer obtained financing to build it, according to the SFBJ.

Soleste Grand Central is now officially under construction, and is said to be a $110 million project. Developer Estate Investments Group was just issued a $55.41 million construction loan from Bank OZK, with another $18 million mezzanine loan from Nationwide Insurance (the remained is likely equity).

Foundation work began in February.

A total of 360 apartments are planned in an 18-story tower. A garage with 438 parking spaces and ground floor retail will also be built.

Of those, 40 will be set aside for lower rent, with a split between affordable, workforce, and low-income housing,

The project site is in an Opportunity Zone.

The neighborhood had a median household income of just $13,211.99 in 2000, spread among 3,646 households. That will be drastically changing with multiple new luxury projects proposed or planned.

Caymares Martin is the architect.

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Nice looking project, let’s keep the density around the urban core coming along!!!

suomynona
1 year ago

I don’t understand how you approve “luxury” housing in Overtown. It should be affordable, workforce, etc units.

Anonymous
1 year ago

If it helps create a mixed income Overtown it could be a good thing.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Injecting money and spenders is good.

POLO
1 year ago

When they use the word “luxury”, it’s not for working class people. Overtown it’s on is way of becoming upscale.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Like it. Time to bring Overtown up to the East side.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What’s wrong with that?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Why?

Azarius
1 year ago

I’m glad they included some work, affordable, and low income housing. This will be a great mix of incomes around some great new urban hubs

Anonymous
1 year ago

40% is being retained for workforce, affordable and low-income housing. It’s in print in the article…….

Anonymous
1 year ago

The article says 40 units out of 360, not 40%.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Mere blocks from *the* public transit hub of Miami and still > 1:1 parking ratio? The Urban review board should be rejecting this.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Unfortunately, it is in the code. Parking minimums should be removed, let the market decide.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It is being designed per code. You want that changed run for office, get elected and propose the change and hope you can get it approved. It is not up to the developer. They need to work within the guidelines provided by the city.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Of those, 40 will be set aside for lower rent, with a split between affordable, workforce, and low-income housing !!!??? And just what do those 3 designations mean ???!! Absolutely disgusting !!!! If you’re getting incentives in a so called “Opportunity errr Gentrification zone” a much larger portion should be devoted to more ‘affordable’ housing ! #EndRant

Anonymous
1 year ago

If there are too many “affordables”, they won’t be able to rent the “luxury”. If you are paying luxury prices, would you want to live next to an affordable?

Anonymous
1 year ago

There’s also finishings. You can save money by putting laminate instead of quartz or granite and real hardwood in more units to provide more affordable/workforce/LIH. When you build it, structurally, they can’t skimp on some units since it’s all one thing, so it’s finishings and maybe access to amenities where they can make their cost differentials to cover for more or less affordable housing units.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Affordable, workforce, and low-income have different income thresholds to qualify. Each has a certain percentage of AMI (area median income) to qualify with workforce being more expensive than affordable. Not sure on low-income’s AMI.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Those others can also have housing built for them in Hialeah, or West Little Havana. Can’t afford it, don’t live there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Socialist

Anonymous
1 year ago

Don’t rant. Get educated.
1. Affordable, Worforce, and low income are all defined by using a factor of the neighborhood income.

2. Developers/Investors dont receive money for developing in an Opportunity Zones.

Anonymous
1 year ago

We need about 20 more of these in overtown!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yup

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sickening. They are kicking all the residents of Overtown out and replacing them with wealthier residents. Without any respect or reference to the rich culture and history that Overtown has. At one point it was known for having some of the most vibrant communities of black owned commerce in Florida before the hiqhway was installed through it and killed the neighborhood. I wish these developers cared enough to revitalize the city and its heritage.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Money talks. This is the world

Anonymous
1 year ago

Same happening in Harlem, NYC. All white rich people moving there now and the old black people are being kicked out.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wrong.
No one is kicking anyone out.

The highway as a villain narrative is BS.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Where you born in Overtown 70yrs ago and that’s how you know what was said is BS?

Anonymous
1 year ago

let’s build a highway on top of your house and see if you stay

The dude who will never live there!
1 year ago

Luxury next to the 95! Again someone who doesn’t know anything about luxury!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Can someone define luxury if they haven’t set the price of rent yet…

Anonymous
1 year ago

For rentals, luxury usually means the place isn’t a dump.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Granite countertops; open plan; stainless appliances; 24 hour security. Don’t you watch HGTV?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Granite? That’s so early 2000s. It’s all about the quartz now!

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s a marketing term.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh you know cause overtown is bustling with residents with high paying luxury jobs, ready to dive into their luxury apartment lifestyle. So ridiculous and insulting to the community

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’ve seen affordable and workforce buildings in Overtown, including ones for old people, which look more luxurious than this box with cheap and nasty irregular balconies.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dang it, I bet if you had the money you’ll show what should be built!