Two Proposals To Demolish And Rebuild ‘Pork & Beans’ In Liberty City

Below are the two remaining top-ranked proposals to demolish and redevelop the notorious Liberty Square housing project in Liberty City (aka Pork & Beans.)
A committee voted on the proposals in the fall, with Related ranking highest with seven out of nine members, according to the Herald. One member who was ‘irked’ by Related Urban’s president gave Atlantic & Pacific an impossibly high score, and Related impossibly low, throwing off the process and requiring a new vote
Both proposals include market rate and subsidized housing, along with charter schools and retail. Related would seek to sell some of the townhouses to private owners, and add a museum.
Tweaked proposals are due next month for the final vote.

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Compared to whats there this looks like heaven

Anonymous
4 years ago

Of the two, Related looks to be the most sustainable community design. Atlantic Pacific looks very institutional which would make the area just a bigger “project than it is now.” I just hope that if Related gets the job they don’t cut corners too much because this isn’t a luxury development which they are use to producing.

suomynona
4 years ago

Atlantic Pacific looks a lot like many other new large-scale apartment building complexes.

Anonymous
4 years ago

That new design wouldn’t do nothing for the area if those two story and three story apartments dotting the area aren’t removed.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Low income housing projects brings nothing but concentration of poverty.
Mix use and and mix type of ownership will change the area.

Malcolm
4 years ago

I’m sorry but you are completely wrong and your comment is very stereotypical. Low income housing is not a concentration of Poverty, it’s a concentration of regular everyday people who cannot afford to pay $2,000 a month for a 2X4 broom closet luxury
Maybe we wouldn’t need affordable housing if Miami wasn’t the breeding ground for foreign investors who don’t care about the people who live hease.
This is the main problem with community redevelopment, people are so quick to judge people or communities by how it looks on the outside but never understand wa going on on the inside.
Community Redevelopment shouldnt be about relocating people. Community development should be about helping the people transition a community into a better place

Anonymous
3 years ago

I agree with you, Nobody can judge people by race, religion or how it looks, every body has the same right to enjoy new communities with all amenities like Liberty square Proposal

Anonymous
3 years ago

They need to rebuild liberty city take all the bad people from there. We all need to live even the young lives.

suomynona
4 years ago

Charter schools? Those things are awful.

kathy
4 years ago

i don’t know why most of the low income project have to bee so ugly?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Believe it or not, when a developer builds low income housing, the goal is to build cheaply and provide affordable housing, not pretty buildings.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Do you expect a Kia to look like a Mercedes? You get what you pay for.

kathy
4 years ago

Kia some times try to imitate fancy cars, and they do ok cars even they are cheap, you can do affordable house with nice design or at least try, but almost every affordable houses are plain and ugly and most of them, without balconies and beside Related built most of the building cheap.

Anonymous
4 years ago

A bit harder to imitate with construction. Pretty buildings require extensive architecture and engineering, along with more expensive materials. That ain’t cheap.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I kind of agree and that is why they are making it better. (Trying)

Anonymous
4 years ago

At least it is new housing with a clean look to the area. Good enough.