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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Semantics…

Anonymous

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

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)_/¯

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

Anonymous

Lol.

Anonymous

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

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

suomynona

Great area for a soccer stadium, too.

Overtown is definitely transforming.

Anonymous

Overtown winning!!

Anonymous

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

nice rundown of all the other projects in the area.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Very nice

Anonymous

Impressive design. Hopefully it does not get value engineered.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Overtown is moving on up!

Anonymous

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

Proceeds to build a 650 spot parking garage.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Who takes the bus in Miami?

Anonymous

Ido

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Eww.

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

Poor public policy

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

“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

Is it your money? Why are you so angry?

Interested

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

William

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

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

marc

It’s infill.

Anonymous

more like landfill

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

peej

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

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