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):