Revealed: Proposal To Build Transit-Oriented Development At Overtown’s Block 45

In Overtown, a county-owned property known as Block 45 could soon be developed with a transit-oriented development, after a Miami-Dade selection committee chose a top ranked bidder for the land. Construction could begin in less than a year.

The transit-oriented proposal includes:

  • Twin 317-foot towers
  • 600 rental apartments
  • 23,000 square feet of ground floor retail
  • 645 parking spaces

Overtown Laughs, a proposed entertainment venue and comedy club and Grown, a farm-to-table quick service restaurant, have expressed interest in occupying the retail space.

A mix of market-rate and lower cost apartments will be included, with 60% of apartments devoted to affordable and workforce housing.

If approved, construction is forecast to begin in Q1 2019, with completion of the entire project in Q3 2020.

Atlantic Pacific Communities is the lead developer. Bermello, Ajamil & Partners along with Corwil Architects are the architects.

Miami-Dade’s commission is scheduled to provide direction to county staff on negotiating a potential 90-year ground lease for the land at a meeting July 10. The deal would then be negotiated and brought for a final commission vote, whenever completed.

 

just one rendering in the proposal package (sections can be seen beginning on page 165):

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The Mayor

Nice looking project!

suomynona

That pedestal actually looks nice. haha

Anonymous

This project is one of many coming to Overtown, the proximity to the Train Hub has made this area prime for construction and gentrification is in full effect. Don’t think for a minute that the current black folks living in this area will be able to afford living there much longer. These projects will increase property values and by doing so the rents will go up and the current owners will be happy to sell to developers who will continue to build buildings like this one. By 2050 black Overtown will be nothing but a memory.

Anonymous

Well said. People should realize that the destruction of Overtown started with the freeways. At it’s zenith, Overtown was a black community of over forty thousand people. Right now, the original Overtown is just a fading memory of what it used to be.

Anonymous

It used to be something nice in the jazz era but let’s face it, it is nothing but the hood now. I for one could not be happier with all the new development. Miami is growing into a beautiful metropolis and this area will be part of that beauty. RIP black Overtown.

Anonymous

No one cares about your bigoted opinions.

Anonymous

Have you driven by there recently? When you do, make sure your windows are rolled up. Nothing bigoted by his comment – it’s the truth. That place is as violent, crime-ridden and rotting as any other urban plight area in the US. Bring the bulldozers in, because it’s time.

Anonymous

Was it necessary to say “the current black folks living in this area”? Couldn’t you just say “the current folks living in this area”? Let people decide for themselves! No need to point out race. Would it have been the same if they were hispanics, and if so it would also be offensive.

T E

if you wana live in PC land.. but its the truth

suomynona

This project is FOUR BLOCKS from the OVERTOWN MLS SITE. And some people think the neighborhood “experience” is terrible?

Some people have NO VISION.

suomynona

As for this project, great for that area of Downtown/Overtown. Glad affordable housing is part of it, but that’s to be expected/required in Overtown.

marc

Correct and the whiners of no parking at the MLS site get another option. Unfortunately the Mas Brothers don’t want to hear it.

Anonymous

Its a apartment not a stadium.

marc

with another parking option.

Anonymous

Good now that bland miami dade transit office building could be shielded from peoples views more.

Anonymous

You’re right, it is blah………….

Anonymous

Lol that building is the ugliest cheapest piece of junk in Miami and there’s a lot of competition, the rainbow paint job didn’t help.

Anonymous

Yeah, you can just see all the imagination in designing that building.

Anonymous

Very nice.. especially with workforce and affordable-housing right downtown.

Anonymous

This needs to happen. Keep it coming.

Anonymous

Beautiful building.. could easily belong in Mizner Park.

Anonymous

the other one was willing to spend 2.5 million to renovate the metro rail and yet this one wins.

Anonymous

Read the proposals. Winning bid had 3.5% percentage rent to the County vs 2% percentage rent for the loser. County is bottom line oriented for once.

Anonymous

am I the only one who only seesome photo? how can you say this is the better one? I see one terrible photo that shows only 1 view, and then 2 200 page scribd documents talking clout forthe company and county. this is corruption

marc

you see more angles in pages 165-169

Flan de

Could it have a more dystopian name?

Anonymous

coming from “flan de”

Anonymous

((((645 parking spaces))))

Anonymous

Again, complaining about parking is an over played tune. Constantly whining about it is futile.

Anonymous

Its not to Three train stations.

Anonymous

If you are a relative of mine and you moved into this apartment building and I live somewhere in far out southwest MiamiDade and decide to come visit you, how are these “Three train stations” going to get me there?

Anonymous

Take the bus then train.

Anonymous

Now you are telling me what “OPTIONS” I better take.

Anonymous

You used the example of you being my relative in SW Miami-Dade so if you want to vist me take the bus or train.

Anonymous

So you tell your relatives what to do? If I have a car, I still must do it your way?

Anonymous

I do actually

Anonymous

Then they need to grow some balls!

Anonymous

Yes, because you have yet to invent teleportation. So get to work we are waiting!

John

Why more apartments ?????
We need more office space and more jobs !!!!!!

Anonymous

These are the people with money. They see what the market demands and they decide what they are going to build… so get over it.

Anonymous

How is this market demands when 60% of the housing is work forced housing so the rent will be reduced.

John

This is a government land and the government should help to create more jobs by building office space.

Anonymous

Manufacturing, construction, tourism, and Tech, to name a few, crate the jobs… offices are a byproduct.

Anonymous

This isn’t the Soviet Union.

Anonymous

And more people from the the Boring suburbs driving downtown. Are the 60’s back????

SRS

Eyesore!!

Anonymous

Which one, the empty lot or the proposed apartment structure?