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.