Related Group Wants To Build Low Income Housing In Brickell

Jorge Perez is working to build low income housing in the downtown Miami area.

Perez’s Related Urban Development Group is in negotiations to build The Gallery at West Brickell on county owned land at 201 SW 10th Street, according to the Herald.

The project could include affordable and workforce housing, as well as a school. The Miami-Dade School Board voted yesterday to approve negotiations with Related and the county for a school within the project.

Perez may be looking to build low income housing in the Omni area too. Last month, an affiliate of RUDG registered The Gallery at Omni name. Dade’s school board owns several blocks of land in the area.

 

PreviouslyRelated To Break Ground On Affordable Housing In Brickell

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

I’m glad to see potential projects designed for real Miamians. Hopefully this is a start of a trend. There is already enough luxury real estate.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“Real Miamians”? I did not know there was an income cap to be considered “real”. That sounds like liberal identity politics to me.

marc
4 years ago

To me it sounds like people that actually live and work here full time and not ultra rich seasonal or temporary foreign home owners.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Guys! They are doing this because the luxury making is saturated! They will make just as much money with this “low-income” project because of tax subsidies / grants.

Don’t be naive!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Exactly. They’re focusing on this because they can’t sell luxury at the moment.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very true I now there are not millions coming anymore. Know for a fact.

Anonymous
4 years ago

We know this. We are not naive. We are just glad to see developments that the average South Floridian can afford. The average income in Miami is $46,946/yr, this is the only project on this website such a salary can afford.

Anonymous
4 years ago

but… tall buildings!

Salchipapa
4 years ago

Hopefully this isn’t the start of a trend! No wealthy person wants to or should have to put up with “normal” people living next to them!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Don’t like the building but low income is needed for diversity in the city. In consideration a new building in the city for low income individuals work for me

Anonymous
4 years ago

nice “humble brag” you snuck in there..classy

Ruben
4 years ago

there will never be diversity as long as everyone keeps speaking spanish and making all the non spanish speaker residents want to leave Miami after a year keeping Miami un-diverse.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very true but Miami is an immigrants city for the South Americans and Caribbean culture. Specially the Cubans.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I’m happy to see potential projects designed for real Miami people. Hopefully this is a start of a new trend. There is already plenty of luxury real estate for the rich.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very true welcome to reality.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Why does low income housing need so much parking NEXT TO TRANSIT?!

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

Sorry, but this is so many blocks for Metromover that by the time you walked over to it, you might as well have just angled walking towards your destination. Remember that the transit sheds for smaller more urban systems are also smaller.

Dave
4 years ago

Its 1 block from Metrorail (metromover is farther due to the insane station setup). The station is actually closer than the park that they want the school to use for its outdoor activities. That is an odd idea by the way, having hundreds of kids walking back and forth for 2 blocks all day, across a major street to get to PE class.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

Yes, Second Ave is bad for a two lane street. I used to call it “Southwest Second Amazon” for this reason. It’s two way and doesn’t get congested enough so you can pass through the stopped cars, but it also never is free of traffic. It manages to piss out at least one car every interval needed to walk.

Anonymous
4 years ago

in the suburbs yes, walking two blocks for a playground would be odd. in a city, it is not.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Because it is hot we should build parking garages for low income people? Should we start buying them cars to go with their housing?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Low income basically is if you earn under $37k a year. Though it is not a lot of money managed correctly you can have a good lifestyle. In consideration to the facts a person identified in the low income bracket probably has more money than those with the fancy cars etc. who live a paycheck at a time.
Low incoming housing in a city for working individuals is a awesome step to help people acheieve the American Dream. And the true concept of the American dream, not the maxed out credit cards with a nice car and 3 paychecks away from bankruptcy (statistics).

Anonymous
4 years ago

For God sake!!!!The Building is only TWO blocks away from the Metromover station.

Urbanist242
4 years ago

I don’t understand why affordable has to mean poor design but Im glad there is some progress on the affordable housing crisis.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I’m sure cost is a factor but I agree, design could be less tacky.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Good and sorely needed.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Affordable housing is much needed in Miami. Glad to see this get underway. But I wouldn’t have chosen that building style.

Anonymous
4 years ago

For the people on this message board complaining about poor building style, that is just the way Related Group is. They only use the cheapest materials even on their “luxury” developments.

CacaHead
4 years ago

About time! Now these low income people who move here can throw their trash all over the street and their kids can do graffiti all over the cool new expensive buildings!

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

This is where all those matching light blue and yellow buildings were, that is now a parking lot.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Can someone explain why the county wouldn’t solicit bids from several developers as opposed to working exclusively with Related?

Anonymous
4 years ago

awesome!

Anonymous
4 years ago

while it is good that there is an attempt at “affordable housing” the fact that it is so concentrated in one single building or area lends itself to segregation by income class. This project is not the grand heroic gesture people are making it out to be. It’s a ghetto basically, still.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I understand your concern but disagree. You will be surprised at the amount if new low income buildings in or in walking proximity to the city. They are building a school as well which should also cater to the zip code of the city. If done correctly the natural intergraftion (hopefully non low income buildings also get built around it) should be a nice way to put a balance on the income scale of housing prices.

Anonymous
4 years ago

There are a lot of empty dirty lots near AAA locations to be fielded with this kind of projects , It will be a great combination with the more expensive ones to create harmony and affordability for everyone ….. and make the city more appealing

Anonymous
4 years ago

Major developer “could include affordable units” in high rise if county allows development on public land.

Danny
4 years ago

Good ole Jorge, getting rich one way or another.

Create a little buzz for us with the idea of low income housing, it’ll get you to the table.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Good. The last thing Miami needs is another fuckin hotel.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Why don’t you fucking build something

Anonymous
4 years ago

Maybe I have!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

It’s true. Who knows maybe you have.