Related Group Proposes The Gallery On The River, With 160 Affordable Units & 304 Space Parking Garage

The Gallery On The River, an affordable and workforce housing project in Overtown, has been submitted for UDRB review by Related Group.

Related is planning to develop the new 12-story project on county-owned land. An existing 12-story tower called Jack Orr Plaza is already on the site, and Garcia’s Seafood is across the street.

The new tower will include 160 units, to be rented at both affordable and workforce price points (11 units will be devoted to public housing). A four story garage with 304 parking spaces will also be built, and around 88 surface parking spots will be displaced by the development.

Related will pay just $40,000 per year in rent for the property over 75 years, along with a one time payment of $400,000 and annual 4% increases.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal at a September 18 meeting.

SR Architects of Miami prepared the plans.

 

 

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Anonymous

Please explain affordability. The design is horrible.

Anonymous

Affordable housing in Dade County equals crappy Architectural design

Anonymous

To be fair, it’s on par with everything else Related excrets.

marc

Looks like something you’d see around Blue Lagoon on NW 7th street.

Anonymous

It’s decent… That area needs some Development too

Anonymous

Yea it does. But it doesn’t have to be this ugly!

Anonymous

Design fits more in Opa Locka and not near the river

Anonymous

What a scam. Since the County will continue to own the land Related will pay zero property taxes.

Anonymous

I hope this 1960s building will not be allowed. This will be a test for city leaders, to see if they’re really interested in decent architecture as opposed to this junk.

Anonymous

>160 Affordable Units & 304 Space Parking Garage

Does not compute.

Anonymous

Affordable means suburb jobs not downtown jobs

Anonymous

Then move to Doral or Miramar

Anonymous

Have you seen how much it costs to live in Doral? There’s nothing affordable there.

Anonymous

Live near your job. It’s not affordable to have a long commute.

Anonymous

The project is proposing to add an additional tower adjacent to the existing one that has 200 units. Therefore, there would be 360 units in total. The parking garage would replace the surface parking lot and serve the entire complex.

Anonymous

Fugly A.F.!!

Ejs

It’s not a grt design but Related is understandably keeping costs down due to it being workforce housing. Let’s hope the Review Board will ask for some reasonable cosmetic changes. And why 12 stories? A project like this is critically needed now. Review Brd shld approve more floors and more units. Enlarge the footprint of the bldg to accommodate more units if height is an issue.

Old timer

Joke. Subsidize to provide affordability housing means – front desk to collect packages, not to have to put up hurricane shutters, car parked in shaded garage, trash chute down the hall, dog friendly play areas, swimming pools with lush landscaping, security in building and high end cameras, air conditioned and carpeted halls, granite and high end stainless apartments with a beautiful river view, etc. Affordability is a relative term. Go look at the apartments from the old days.

Anonymous

PLEASE MIAMI NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS BUILDING LOOKS LIKE 1970’S BUILDING!!

STOP APPROVING UGLY BUILDINGS!!

JORGE PEREZ NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!

STOP GIVING THIS GUY BREAKS!!

Anonymous

>JORGE PEREZ NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!

No, he needs to go back to the mountains of Italy.

Anonymous

The sad part is that Miami is so CORRUPT that this crappy project will probably be approved. Viva Cuba!

suomynona

Is there something wrong with the current residential tower? Honest question.

Anonymous

Looks to be remodeled recently, the new tower will be built right next to it.

Anonymous

I do not believe they find fault with the current tower or care about it, they are interested in utilizing the vacant county land that is adjacent to the current tower.

Shawn Kouri

Miami needs more affordable housing, this would help with the rising cost of living. Get this thing completed by 2021 or 2022.

Anonymous

Is this a ‘new’ proposal ?! Last week it was ONLY 11 units for ‘affordable’, blah blah blah. Now it’s ALL ‘affordable/workforce’ with 11 for ‘public housing’ ?? IS this a new spin on the oldest game in the book… playing with the verbiage ??!! If it’s ALL for affordable/workforce/public housing then I won’t complain about the the ludicrous numerology with the number 4.

Anonymous

“Affordable” means affordable for a family making <60% AMI and "workforce" means affordable for a family making between 60% and 140% AMI

Anonymous

what a hideous pile of crap. there is a golden opportunity to turn overtown into something special and they’re throwing it away with proposals like this!?

Anonymous

Perhaps a more accurate name for the project would be “The Gallery Near the River.”

Anonymous

I see no gallery
I see shitllery

Anonymous

Wow, I haven’t heard that play on words since 2016!

Anonymous

Its address is N River Drive… may not be situated on the riverfront but is most definitely part of the river periphery

Anonymous

Good Project for the Area and Overtown

Anonymous

It’s not even in Overtown.

Anonymous

What it is then?