Twin Towers At Overtown’s Block 45 Set For Final Approval, With Aggressive Construction Timetable

Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to vote this week on finalizing a deal to develop twin towers at Block 45 in Overtown.

A surface parking lot is now on the site, but the area is exploding with new development.

If approved at a meeting on June 19, Atlantic & Pacific Communities will be granted a 90-year lease to build:

  • Twin 29-story towers
  • 600 rental apartments (60 percent workforce and affordable)
  • 23,000 square feet of retail
  • 645 parking spaces
  • Renovation of Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail Station

A pedestrian friendly design is a priority, the developers say.

An aggressive construction timeline is also planned in order to meet the county’s request to expedite building.

Atlantic Pacific Communities is the lead developer, with Corwil the architect.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I love this Development. 60% Workforce, Pedestrian Friendly, etc. Overtown has a bright Future.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Isn’t it really downtown? It’s east of 95 and south of 395. Plus a block or two from new train station.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Semantics…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, that is exactly what the white man wants us to believe. Semantics… Downtown , Overtown = Same thing. No, it is not the same. Overtown has history for the African American community and it is being erased one block at a time. Sadly you are correct, some day soon it will all just be Downtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Doubt you’re black, and who cares what the area is called, as long as the development takes place. Isn’t that what we want?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Well, Overtown residents erased their own history own shooting at a time. Calling this downtown is probably for the best.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Actually you are wrong.The history was erased when the government built I-95,displaced thousands of middle class African Americans. One day I hope you get priced out your neighborhood and see how it feels to get displaced.

marc
2 years ago

It’s Overtown. Even the Metro Rail Station that was there before MiamiCentral is called Overtown/Lyric.

suomynona
2 years ago

Great area for a soccer stadium, too.

Overtown is definitely transforming.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Overtown winning!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not a bad design. Nice way to start mixing in some industrial design with modern. Great addition to these 2 blocks, with Block 55 Sawyers Landing in the works, Krystal Tower, Soleste Grand Central, Lyric Point and the construction of Red Rooster and Publix. All are either done or in the process. Other than the little 4 story apartment building sandwiched in between all of this, it’s nice to see that what once was known as little broadway is slowly getting noticed again.

Anonymous
2 years ago

nice rundown of all the other projects in the area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yaas! Don’t just build on the coastline, let’s fill in the whole city.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very nice

Anonymous
2 years ago

Impressive design. Hopefully it does not get value engineered.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Four blocks from where Beckham’s stadium will inevitably be. Nice!

Anonymous
2 years ago

You mean, this will only be four blocks away from Melreese Park?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Now with all the residential units coming up in overtown and Publix opening soon the whole area will change for the best. More foot traffic and less corner druggies outside of the DT grocery.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who says affordable housing can’t also look great? Beautiful.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A lot more buildings like this in the Design District, Wynwood, Midtown, and beyond please.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Overtown is moving on up!

Anonymous
2 years ago

>A pedestrian friendly design is a priority, the developers say.

Proceeds to build a 650 spot parking garage.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its not that much considering:
-600 rental apartments
-23,000 square feet of retail

Anonymous
2 years ago

Give me a break. It’s in the most transit dense area of Miami. A block or two from Metrorail, Metromover, Brightline and future Tri-Rail.

It’s also affordable housing. Building garage spaces costs 30-40k a spot!

Anonymous
2 years ago

And it’s not a space hogging ground level only parking lot so what’s the problem?

Anonymous
2 years ago

What about if you live there and work in Miami Gardens????

Anonymous
2 years ago

take the bus to golden galdes and then transfer. geeze, that was hard.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who takes the bus in Miami?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ido

Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh. I’m so sorry. Save up and buy a nice car.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Eww.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Then move to Miami Gardens. Plenty of affordable housing there. Workforce housing in the city of Miami, especially in the urban core, should be primarily for local workers. We could actually build more affordable housing if we also didn’t have to build so many parking spaces.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Again, these podiums are not “space hogging ground level only parking lots” so what’s the problem?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Poor public policy

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dude telling people off like you do doesn’t help your argument. Why the f**k should he move? The point is the building needs a parking garage. People own cars. Those of you who still ride your bikes or skateboards will be able to afford a car one day too…when you grow up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The building absolutely does not need a parking garage. It’s the most transit dense area of the city.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“The building absolutely does not need a parking garage. It’s the most transit dense area of the city.”

And I’ll bet you don’t plan on living in this building?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is it your money? Why are you so angry?

Interested
2 years ago

Proof inexpensive architecture can be beautiful. Congrats to A/E on design.

William
2 years ago

A|P .. I think the developer really wanted a name where… most people don’t even know where one of the characters are on the keyboard.

Anonymous
2 years ago

love the fact that Overtown is getting noticed however this building is UGLY!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah man, I to was miffed when they rejected your designs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So basically, just because they’re are offering to build something, the city has to accept it even though it’s butt ugly?? i bet you liked the immigration building that was knocked down (THANK GOD!) on Biscayne and 79th.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Are you saying everybody has to agree with your opinion when you say something is “butt ugly” and if not, they’re just stupid and gullible?

You must’ve grew up one spoiled brat!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I would say just average looking…like many other in the city.

marc
2 years ago

It’s infill.

Anonymous
2 years ago

more like landfill

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dang.. I told them to wait until you got rich enough to do something with that site.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I find it solid. It’s certainly better than the proposed atrocity at Block 55.

Anonymous
2 years ago

which tower is affordable housing….oh wait they threw that out

peej
2 years ago

It might help to read the post…60% (360 Units) of the project will be Workforce & Affordable.

A great project for the area, especially with the renovation of the Metrorail station!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Look, I’m not here to comprehend, I’m here to complain!