A public-housing project next to Wynwood will be redeveloped under a proposal submitted by a developer.
Housing Trust Group has already won county approval to redevelop the Rainbow Village and Gwen Cherry 23C Public Housing Communities next to Mana Wynwood.
The developer is now asking the city to rezone the land to allow for retail and more intense use.
The property includes just over 10 acres, with 136 units built in the early 1970s.
In a letter to the city, an attorney for the developer notes that the current buildings on the site have no relationship with the pedestrian realm, and do not serve to activate or enliven the area. In fact, the structures and their design contribute to neighborhood blight, the letter says.
The requested zoning change would allow for up to 670 units.
The new project would be mixed income, pedestrian friendly, and with ground floor retail, the developer wrote.
Miami planners are recommending approval of the requested zoning change. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the proposal at a meeting on June 24.