Photos: Foundation Work Continues At Block 55 Vertical Retail & Residential

Foundation work is continuing at the Block 55 project in Overtown, according to photos this week by Ryan RC Rea.

Groundbreaking took place in June 2021, and foundation work has been ongoing since then.

Block 55 will include:

  • 578 affordable apartments for seniors
  • 250,000 square feet of retail space
  • 1,050 parking spaces
  • A 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.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)


 

 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Overtown will be the next Midtown but hopefully with a Wyndwood flare mixed with jazz and blues bars!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not unless the gentrification naysayers have something to say about it!

Anonymous
7 months ago

So many people are buying up land in Overtown, it’s inevitable that it will soon become a complete different and activated neighborhood.

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

overtown wouldn’t be the next midtown. Overtown is far larger and set up differently

Anonymous
7 months ago

the next midtown will be palm avenue in hialeah papi

Anonymous
7 months ago

Eww

Anonymous
7 months ago

Give them one week and then it will be straight reggaeton like the rest of the city. Ugh

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeaaaaaa buddy!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I think Overtown will soon have a ton of offices. It’s very central and offices don’t need to be waterfront but close enough to everything.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Overtown belongs to black people. No whites allowed!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Sorry but, it’s over with…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Overtown belongs to Miami…

Anonymous
7 months ago

If it belongs to black people, why did so many abandon it in the 1960s for Carol City, and turn around and blame I-95 over fifty years later? So tolerant! I see CRT has taught you well…

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ His parents didn’t see their entire neighborhood get torn up to run a freeway through it because I bet they would’ve said, “it’s because of affirmative action.”

lol…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Sincere question: Someone asked me this, what do you all think?
Suppose you were the Mayor of Miami when the Interstate Freeway 95 was proposed. Considering that the Nationwide goal is to have an Interstate Freeways system to connect major downtowns across the nation, which will spur urban renewal in these cities and thus spur commerce.

Knowing that I-95 necessarily MUST go north/south and come close to downtown Miami, where would you put I-95?
a. Elevated on a bridge in the middle of the Biscayne Bay
b. All along the seawall of the Biscayne Bay where the real estate is most expensive, construction costs would be astronomical, and people could only enter the freeway from the west
c. Halfway between Miami International Airport and Biscayne Bay (where it is now), with an exit ramp in the heart of downtown Miami
d. Through the middle of the Miami International Airport; OR
e. Through the middle of Brownsville/Liberty City and then curving back east so the freeway does not use the shortest distance between two points

Is the reason I-95 is located where it is because of some other less evil reason than racism?

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ All this power of the internet at our feet and we still have some of the dumbest people in the history of mankind walking around.

Do some history fact checking before asking those questions, okay?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why does wynwood need to be jazz and blues bars?

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ You mean “why does Wynwood need jazz and blues bars?”

Because everybody doesn’t like meregue, mariachi, calypso, or rap music.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Damn can’t you read. He said Overtown will have jazz and blues bars, not Wynwood.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Love the idea of jazz & blues. Saw the Red Roster locale this weekend and it’s nicely located

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not a fan of the design, but it will be nice to have a Target and an Aldi in the area!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Agreed, it’s cheap and nasty because that’s what it is, low-income senior apartments and discount big box stores. If it was market rate, however…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Look, stay on Star Island and shut up!

Elpit Onaso
7 months ago

What’s up with Rosses everywhere in Miami??? They’re ghetto

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yep, even T.J. Maxx and Marshalls use faux wooden floors and look nicer than a lot of Macy’s and J.C. Penney stuck in 1978, but Ross uses that same weird flooring, drop ceiling, and small like pee.

Elpit Onaso
7 months ago

They literally smell like piss and they’re depressing

Anonymous
7 months ago

But you and that anonymous above keep going in them…

James S
7 months ago

Was going to say the same thing – there are literally four different Ross stores within a few miles of this location. How many do we need?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Everybody has been talking about Overtown lately in the developers world. I work with developers and they really have eyes on Overtown. I think soon this area will be completely changed

Anonymous
7 months ago

Any idea how can seniors apply?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why is a police substation being put in here when the main station is a block away…

Anonymous
7 months ago

I thought the same thing about all that shopping space, especially with MWC a few blocks away.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Future proof

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why are they building a police substation when the MPD HQ is literally across the street?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Maybe the police have plans for relocating their HQ, and/or the substation would serve the community specifically while the HQ is more administrative for the city as a whole.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Just pushing dirt around

Anonymous
7 months ago

yeah that’s how construction starts

Anonymous
7 months ago

This statements works more if taken metaphorically…

Anonymous
7 months ago

I thought somebody paid for heavy equipment to be just driven around at this site?

Anonymous
7 months ago

That first photo looks like pilings to me.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You are correct , they are pilings. Most of the people on this site no nothing about the construction industry.