Project Peach Proposed In Overtown With Office, Retail, & Live-Work Units

A small development called Project Peach is proposed on a tiny lot in Overtown.

The four-story project is estimated to cost $2.6 million. The developer is requesting $1.3 million in financing from the Omni Community Redevelopment Association to help make it happen.

Project Peach is proposed to include:

  • 600 square feet of ground floor commercial space
  • 2,000 square feet of office on the second floor
  • Three work-live residences (approximately 850 square feet each) on the third and fourth floors
  • A fourth floor rooftop oasis– approximately 900 square feet; including kitchen, storage,
    shaded areas for community and private events
  • Three parking spaces, to be adapted to future retail/commercial use “once transit feasible”

The three residential units will be income limited in exchange for the $1.3 million in public investment.

Developer Caprock 123, LLC, managed by Laura Weinstein-Berman, said in a presentation that they have already taken control of the 3,660 square foot property.

Financing from the Knight Foundation and the Florida Community Loan Fund is also in process.

The Omni CRA will consider the investment proposal at a meeting on October 22.

Cure & Penabad is the design architect, with Steven L. Cohen & Associates the architect of record.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown needs to build jazz and blues bars and push on building off of its history. Just like Wynwood, it can become the next hit spot and it would be a very unique one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We don’t have anything like that and it would be amazing indeed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, people going there late night could be robbed, killed, or raped. Then DiSaster will force raped women have the fruit of the rape.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Same could have said for Wynwood a decade ago. But we all go there late night now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I honestly feel safer in wynwood now than I do in other parts of Miami, or even Miami beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, she is in jail for murder.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The 2000-oughts called; they want their single issue politics back.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’d be called wayciss for reporting it, honk honk.

Azarius
1 month ago

Only thing is, they are trying to keep Overtown Black, i’ll say it. So you have to be careful with investors and developers aren’t just looking to max out their dollar but actually care about the community, and not by just making everything Luxurious.

Azarius
1 month ago

But affordable and community outlets to open doors and provide opportunities for the people of the community

Anonymous
1 month ago

Provide opportunity? That isn’t really how it works. You have to find it and take it.
Opportunity exists nearly everywhere.
You have to find it and take it.
Otherwise, you and your community will wither away.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What does it mean “keeping it black”? Are we going to have a segregated neighborhood in Miami? It’s 2021 so I don’t think so.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Hmmm… wonder why Little Havana is called ‘LITTLE HAVANA?!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Having a neighborhood celebrating a specific culture of a country is normal and everyone can live there regardless of their race. Having a neighborhood allowed to only one race is completely different and it’s basically segregation, which doesn’t serve any race. Overtown can surely celebrate black culture with Jazz and other things relevant to black American culture but “keeping black” is unconstitutional and morally wrong.

Azarius
1 month ago

maybe I used the wrong words to describe what I was saying but that’s what they are doing. let me restate. The Overtown community is trying to make sure the history of the area is preserved by promoting and bringing back a lot of African American cultural events and venues.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Having a neighborhood celebrating a specific culture of a country is normal and everyone can live there regardless of their race”

I’ll remember that next time I’m watching the news on TV or YouTube and see someone accosting and telling a black person “You don’t belong here in this neighborhood.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or a black person telling a white personal “you don’t belong here, this is a black neighborhood”

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
If you show one time when a black person said that to a white person, I’ll show at least twenty five times when a white person said that to a black person.

Now, your turn.

too white
1 month ago

“you need to get out, this neighborhood is not for white people”
that’s what I was told after I was robbed at knife-point on my front porch
This doesn’t reflect on all Black people, but it does happen. I think 25 to 1 is about right think

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
That’s not a good demonstrative because even black people will rob black person in an entirely black neighborhood. Now give an actual example of black people or a black person telling someone whose just working in the neighborhood but happens to be white that he or she doesn’t belong there and get the cops called on them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You are wrong. I have been living in the South part of Overtown for 5 YEARS. (I forgot my purse on the mini bus that goes around the neighborhood and I got it back with EVERITHING IN IT). The fact that is next to Downtown Miami and Wynwood is what attracts people. The thing is Overtown is what Wynwood and Design District was 10 years ago

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even though less than half of its population hasn’t been Cuban since the 1990s, yet when proposals came about to rename it the “Latin Quarter,” every abuelito came over from Hialeah in their pink Cadillacs to object? Name it back to Riverside, like “Little San Juan” became Wynwood again. The legacy remains on Calle Ocho.

Anonymous
1 month ago

When colleges separate now people of color arguing that they need safe space and when the Critical Race Theory preach that just by being born white you’re racist or merit and individual success are white supremacy values … we are going back to the 1960’s but as a reverse racist society !

I have a dream by MLK was about people’s characters, not the color of the skin but many liberals specially whites are using CRT to divide and create hate among Americans! ✊🏿
All lives matters!

Azarius
1 month ago

this is why ppl need to be taught CRT!

Anonymous
1 month ago

CRT is unteachable. It intentionally breeds chaos as an excuse to assert more statism, like “muh free shit” breeds dependence.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Assarius…..CRT is racism covered with anti racism coat and any person that criticize it is considered racist !!! That’s why that CRT shouldn’t be allowed in kid’s classrooms !!
It’s pure Left wing propaganda and lots of people are making profit out of it !!
Even now companies have CEO’s ( Chief Equity Officer) 🤨🤨🤨

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Freedom to righties mean what they consider freedom is.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

“CRT is racism covered with anti racism coat”

Lol.. I bet you also think that no one who stormed the Capitol Building in Wa DC on Jan 6th shouldn’t be charged with anything?

Azarius
1 month ago

Keeping it black mean not washing out the history that was there before it. Providing community support and outlets for the community that is there now to grow and thrive. Not buying a lot then building something that can’t be obtained by the current residences in that area. I’m not saying that no one else could live there but just like other parts of Miami, they want to celebrate and remember the cultural history of Overtown which happened to be the only place some African Americans could thrive out of.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell that to community leaders “from” Little Haiti who now live in North Miami or Miramar, when talking about Lemon City.

Anonymous
1 month ago

more like finding a way to develop an area for the current residents, without displacing them through aggressive gentrification. Projects that are aimed at lifting up a community and its residents, without forcing them out by pricing them out

its a tightrope walk. No matter what you do you’re going to be criticized for either not doing enough, doing too much, whatever. But its still an important and laudable project

Anonymous
1 month ago

Red Rooster opened here and it probably opened the doors to a lot more new venues to come.

Azarius
1 month ago

Yes and I like what they are doing as well as Headliner has been hosting events there as well right down from Red Roosters and they are very nice

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

I haven’t been there yet, but Red Rooster opened in Overtown right before the pandemic. Red Rooster in Harlem is great with live jazz, blues, etc…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Madonna went to Res Rooster in Harlem last week and gave a surprise concert. I wish she did the same in Overtown!

Anonymous
1 month ago

For the first time I like something small scale. I think if we build a lot more of these in Overtown, it would help revitalize the neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Same for Little Havana

Anonymous
1 month ago

Overtown will soon look like a hybrid between Midtown and Wynwood. I love it

Anonymous
1 month ago

With Target, Marshals coming and already Publix there, Overtown will surely look a lot like Midtown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The reality is there is already 2 different Overtowns. Overtown South of 14th St where all the new development is happening. Then there is Overtown North of 14th St and that is all low rise rentals and SFR houses with a little commercial RE. That is where you can catch me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This one north of 14th St.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need a Whole Foods in Overtown

Anonymous
1 month ago

And Trader Joe’s!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Midtown was a redevelopment of a railyard at the edge of Wynwood. It’s technically the same neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The should call it Miami Peach

Anonymous
1 month ago

clever…..!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good to see investment there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice Little Building

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you aren’t investing in Overtown by now, you are short sighted. This area will be the next Wynwood😱❤️😱

Anonymous
1 month ago

really nice project and still protects the viability of the average person being able to live in it….hope to see alot more like this

Adrian
1 month ago

That is lovely

Anonymous
1 month ago

What a beauty

Aldo Rossi featuring Adalberto Libera

Anonymous
1 month ago

This type of development should be allowed through all of miami, it would fit well even in the suburbs

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is the best thing I’ve seen on this website, this type of development style has so much potential throughout the entire county!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Project Eggplant would suit the neighborhood better😉

🍆

Anonymous
1 month ago

Size matters !! Eggplant 🍆

Anonymous
1 month ago

Myth, about “eggplant” size.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have you ever tried being pleasured by a micro peen? I have and it’s not fun. Size matters.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a really nice little project that creates a new architectural vernacular by combining historic and modern influences. Love it! I can see these all over the city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love the colour

Anonymous
1 month ago

R u British?

Anonymous
1 month ago

🍑

Anonymous
1 month ago

great project! sort of like a ‘Tropical Terragni’. It shows that the small scale can be more interesting than the “dubai-wannabe archi-bro-eclecticism” so popular among the douchey types

Anonymous
1 month ago

haha.. somebody who prefers something small like him.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metromover stop required

Anonymous
1 month ago

Looks like it’s already there!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Omni CRA is going to finance development that will 100% push out the affordable housing that currently exists in the area.

What a sweetheart deal for the developer. Who wouldn’t want this?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“The three residential units will be income limited in exchange for the $1.3 million in public investment.”

Are you blind? The building is specifically limited to only be low income housing

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are you blind? It says income limited, not low income.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Income limited is synonymous for low income. It means the CRA will set a limit on the income residents can have. Usually around 40 or 50k per year for the Overtown area.

Developers use the phrase “income limited” because “low income” has negative, embarrassing and classist connotations that they want to avoid. Income limited is a much better phrase that doesn’t shame the people applying to live in those units.

Its 2021, get your head out of the sand

Anonymous
1 month ago

3 units. Three. That’s a joke.

Anonymous
1 month ago

its being built on a lot thats typically supportive of one single family unit…..3 units in this is great

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly, developments like these could be built throughout the entire county where single family homes currently exist and help alleviate some of the affordable housing crisis

ao1
1 month ago

3 units is all that is allowed in D1 zoning that is there now. If Zoning changes before they start they can add more units, but it is a small lot.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Project gentrification

Anonymous
1 month ago

Project revitalization

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is very low income rent restricted for 50 years.