Photos: Overtown’s Block 55, Which Will Soon Be Demolished For Sawyer’s Landing Vertical Retail

Below are photos of the Overtown lot known as Block 55 that will soon become a construction site for the Sawyer’s Landing project.

The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency awarded the property to a developer last year, who plans a vertical mixed-use project with retail and residential.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Swerdlow Group and Arquitectonica should be sent back to the drawing board on this one.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We need parks, but in the right locations.

AndrewN2
2 years ago

https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/

We aren’t doing to bad for parkland per capita.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Third from last is not too bad?

AndrewN2
2 years ago

Look at who we beat out..Chicago and New York. Both cities have world-renown parks.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Except are very walkable, with good transit, and not filled with ugly boxes on parking garage pedestals.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No they just stink to high hell, and are dirty and nasty and have terrible weather. No city is perfect.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nope, you’re right.. considering also right next door in the county we have one of the biggest federal parks in the nation, the “Everglades National Park.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

We’re 3rd from last place.

Anonymous
2 years ago

New York City – Land 468.5 sq miles, Population 8.5 million.

Chicago – Land 234 sq miles, Population 2,716,450.

Miami – Land 36 sq miles, Population 463,347.

Miami is not even close to the size of these two places. Plus remember, Miami is hemmed in to the west by the Everglades National Park and to the East by the Atlantic Ocean.

Oscar
2 years ago

If you’re going to use city population instead of county, you should definitely not be citing Everglades National Park

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami population should never just be the city of Miami itself we all know everything is basically included from surrounding areas

Anonymous
2 years ago

Actually the city of Miami is not hemmed up to Everglades, city of Miami border only runs just past airport north to around 79 th st and south just past the grove

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, demolish those horrible blighted trees and all the rest of them in the city. We’ve destroyed most of them, let’s eradicate the rest as soon as possible.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Pictures of trees?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is this building really going to be half billboard?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Trade rare green space in the City of Miami for some generic big box stores and a parking garage.

Paradise indeed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Right. I mean this green space was so highly utilized. What a shame to put affordable apartments there instead.

Anonymous
2 years ago

True.
>115 workforce housing units

That will certainly be a nice addition. Hopefully these are 2 and 3 bedrooms for families.

The other 400 will be “market” rate.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you for your decent and logical response. I would have responded with a not-so-polite one….
Some people…

Anonymous
2 years ago

The only thing highly utilized in this land was the mangos to give nutrients to the homeless. At night it’s just a bunch of druggies with no pj’s giving bj’s

Anonymous
2 years ago

How would you know?

Anonymous
2 years ago

surely just a concerned citizen who went on a “fact finding” expedition

Anonymous
2 years ago

He’s one of the druggies.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Should be a park

Anonymous
2 years ago

I swear, Miami is the only place I’ve seen where some people think that everywhere should be a park.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s because they aren’t enough!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree we need more parks, but just in the right places and existing ones utilized better. Bayfront, Museum, and Lummus Parks are minutes away, but they’re wastelands.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Guess you haven’t seen very many places…Miami ranks 43rd out of 51 major US cities in park space per capita.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Show us your sources

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami has the Atlantic Ocean next to it and some people want to compare this city in park land to land locked places somewhere like Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, or kansas just to name a few and as examples.

Anonymous
2 years ago

In the county of MiamiDade there is the giant Everglades National Park.. all for your enjoyment whenever you want to go and wouldn’t take long to get there. How many times have you been there?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Everyone should have parks in walking distance, not driving.

Anonymous
2 years ago

In that case, why not right outside their door?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m honestly all for more parks in downtown (and often one of the ones complaining about not having them) but this just isn’t a great site for one… it’s right up against an elevated highway on one side. That’s not really conducive to the peace and quiet one likes to enjoy in a park.

We do need more parks in Miami… but in the right places… just having them somewhere so we can have “more” doesn’t really help anyone.