Proposal To Build 36-Story Tower At Overtown’s Block 45 Submitted For Review

Atlantic Pacific Communities, LLC has submitted plans to build a 36-story tower on Miami-Dade county-owned land.

Brightline’s 3 MiamiCentral is across the street, including the headquarters office of Virgin Trains.

Earlier this year, the developer beat out a competing bid for the property and won the rights to a 90-year ground lease from the county.

The original proposal had called for twin 29-story towers. A single, taller 36-story tower is now proposed, but the amount of apartments, parking spaces, and retail remains roughly the same.

Plans for Block 45 now call for 616 apartments, 24,981 square feet of retail, and 637 parking spaces.

There will be 98 micro-units, and some of the units will be set aside for affordable and workforce housing. A waiver to build 30% less parking than required by city zoning code is also being requested.

The project is set for review by Miami’s Urban Development Review Board on September 18.

Bermello Ajamil is the architect.

 

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Anonymous

I like it.
Very urban and right next to Brightline. I’m sure they will get the waiver for parking reduction. It should be a given.

Laz

no it shouldnt, you should attract people that actually work.

Michael

It should. We want to create an urban environment. Not a suburban one.

Anonymous

Great sign of the Miami market maturing to include new construction for affordable housing in Overtown and the river not just ultra luxury on the water. Now the city only needs about another 10k affordable units to close the gap!

ejs

Build it! Allow them to go higher for more workforce housing, I say. And 30% reduction in parking…yes! And adds more customers for Brightline/Virgin … everyone wins with this bldg.

Anonymous

They have *zero* parking requirement as they are within 1000′ of a Metromover station.

Anonymous

Does the metromover go where I need it to?

Anonymous

Exactly! I just don’t get parking haters, they act as if Miami has the best public transportation in the world and everyone can get any where they want on it. Here is a News Flash, our public transportation is pathetic and not everyone can Uber to work. If you live in Downtown and work wherever else that the Metro does not go to, guess what? You need a car!

Anonymous

I love your comment. I will say it again Miami’s public transportation is ineffective, unreliable, inefficient, poorly functional.

Anonymous

I guess the building isn’t being built for people who depend on cars to get around

Michael

Because we want to transform the area so that it is not automobile dominated. Land use and transportation are mutually supportive systems. Good urban design supports public transportation and vice-versa.

ejs

We’re not “parking haters.” Think of us as believers in the free market. Developers build according to trends and usually, they are much more ahead of the curve than government is. Developers are seeing less demand for parking due to less ownership of cars because of Uber and Lyft. A developer is not going to shoot themselves in the foot by not meeting parking demand. Miami’s parking codes are behind what the reality is, and what the future bodes. Developers are even designing parking garages for eventual conversion into office or living space because they see the trends toward less car ownership.

Anonymous

That’s only for T6-60 and T6-80….

…but I don’t disagree on principle.

Anonymous

Love this project
Game changer for lil ol Overtown

Anonymous

Nice unique columns and its next to the Virgin station as well.

Anonymous

looks really nice love light feature

Anonymous

I approve

marc

I thought this was a done deal.

Anonymous

It’s not over until the fat commissioners sing

Anonymous

until the over fed commissioner’s get their FAT check !! *Cough Hardemon !

Shawn Kouri

I like that as a courtyard. More affordable housing is needed for Miami at this point.

Anonymous

this is a great project for Overtown. Let’s get it built now

Anonymous

“…and some of the units will be set aside for affordable and workforce housing.” ** SOME ??!!!! How many is some ??!!! ALL COUNTY OWNED RESIDENTIAL LAND SHOULD BE FOR AFFORDABLE AND/OR ‘WORKFORCE’ HOUSING !!!!! FULL STOP !!!!!!! #PrisonForCrookedPoliticians

Anonymous

Great to have this density and height adjacent to transit with limited parking…but come on, this design is a mixed up mess, absolutely horrible.

Go Miami go.

Looks good.
Get it built.
Go Miami go!

Anonymous

and related has the nerve to push some inferior garbage compared to this gem!? I really like this design. This is what downtown needs. Some variety and different designs. I’ve noticed, anything that architectonica doesn’t design is much nicer, except melo, melo is very vanilla lately.

Anonymous

Nice tower design. Not a fan of the the garage that looks like a stand alone garage. Nice frame around it but still just a box. Tower looks great tho

Anonymous

A entire block parking garage for one tower

Anonymous

Why are ppl giving this comment a down vote? Do ppl like the garage?

Anonymous

Wow, an ‘architect’ came up with this mess? Horrible design Just terrible.

Anonymous

What? It’s got proportion, symmetry, and attention to detail.

Block 55 is what you call a “mess.”

Michael

It’s very nice. There’s good mixed use, residential density, and I like the way the lower level apartments relate to the street below. The roof also gives some definition with those arches.

Jason

I agree, its such an ugly tower, it looks like something a developer would buy to tear down, what a mess.