UDRB Votes In Favor Of Approving Flagler Oasis

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board voted last week to recommend that city planners approve the Flagler Oasis project.

Flagler Oasis is planned to have three phases with a combined:

  • 348 residential units
  • 73,828 square feet of office
  • 19,950 square feet of retail
  • 573 on-site parking spaces, with multiple garages

Phase 1 and Phase 3 will rise 8 stories, while Phase 2 will rise 16 stories.

Phase 1 is already under construction, with 100 residential units. The phase 2 tower will have 248 residential units, with office in the third phase.

Behar Font is the architect.

Gamla Cedron, which is connected to a publicly-traded Israeli company, is the developer.

 

 

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Anonymous
17 days ago

Yes Little Havana! This neighborhood is in such a great location. Let’s keep going until this area is as beautiful and walkable as Brickell is now.

Anonymous
17 days ago

I agree little Havana is prime for growth. I just hope the preserve a lot of the historic buildings

Anonymous
17 days ago

They should preserve what is worth being preserved but there is a TON of blight too.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Buildings can be historically restored and adaptively, like old 1920 apartment houses reused for boutique hotels, condos, etc. South Beach was blight thirty years ago, and you didn’t see everyone saying it should look like Collins Avenue.

Also, if there properties are historically designated, air rights can be transferred and build taller in the downtown core.

Anonymous
16 days ago

South beach still has a lot of blight.

Silly rabbit
15 days ago

The downtown core and Brickell already have nearly unlimited air rights. We don’t need more 80 story towers in downtown, we need a taller more cohesive and walkable neighborhood in other parts of Miami now. The ‘historic’ buildings/slums of little Havana are an impediment to that. And if you wanna keep the same backwards politicians in power then keep the neighborhood unchanged – and sell your air rights to some development conglomerate – good luck

Anonymous
15 days ago

“We don’t need more 80 story towers in downtown”

“we?”

I just got to laugh at how one person knows what and how millions of other people think or are thinking and therefore believes he/she was giving the authority by those same millions of people to speak on behalf of them.

Silly rabbit
13 days ago

Yea, “we”. The Waldorf Astoria and the Okan Tower, and a bunch of other projects have monster asking prices for even the smallest units. “We” the common people of Miami who don’t have the ability to buy a million-dollar two-bedroom may need more units in the Urban corridor that are more affordable and aren’t in Brickell or downtown. The demand for Miami is nearly inelastic now, however, the price of units in Brickell and Downtown doesn’t serve the vast majority of the demand. YES WE NEED MORE UNITS IN LITTLE HAVANA AND MORE HEIGHT TO DO IT!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Yea, “we,” the common people of Miami who don’t have the ability to buy a million-dollar two-bedroom may need more units in the Urban corridor that are more affordable and aren’t in Brickell or downtown”

So, they’re are not building enough “affordable” two bedroom units in places like the Design District, Edgewater, and Wynwood in your opinion?

Silly rabbit
13 days ago

No, not even close, look at the prices – they’re over 500k for the cheapest 2 bedroom, most of them over 600k, with the vast majority over 700k, and the HOA fees are nearly 1000$ a month. How is this affordable for even someone who earns 100k a year? Do the math, with a 30 year loan would have to pay 100k down then pay 3k a month, plus 1k in HOA and another 1500$ for insurance and tax. So 5500 a month over 12 months, that’s 66k a year!!! Even if two people making 100k came together they would still be paying a third of their income on the unit. Again, math, the average income in Miami is way lower than 100k and the demand in America for a residence in Miami is nearly INELASTIC! If you want to say that’s crazy, then fine, but it makes perfect sense to me. If you’re against tall buildings in Little Havana then that’s your opinion. If you don’t like what I’m saying and “we” doesn’t apply to you, then so be it. But that “we” applies to most people since the vast majority make under 100k.

wanderer34
13 days ago

It’s very unrealistic that the Waldorf Astoria and the Okan provide affordable units at such a prime location as Downtown Miami. All those units are market rate for a reason: location, views of the skyline and the ocean, and both are luxury towers.

If you want much more affordable units, which I believe there should be some built in Liberty City, Little Haiti, and even parts of Little Havana and outside of DT Miami, then you need to petition the city mayor, the county mayor, and even the FL governor for that. Good luck!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Do we have ANY 80 story towers yet? Serious question.

eymay
17 days ago

Little Havana has sooo much potential. Maybe after the gentrifiers are done with Wynwood this neighborhood might be next to get some density

wanderer34
13 days ago

I believe Little Havana has potential, but even then, I don’t want all of Little Havana to be mostly condos. I still see the limit east of 12th Ave. West of 12th Ave should be reserved for middle and lower income, east of it is fair game as well as along Miami River.

Anonymous
12 days ago

The problem with Little Havana now is that the lower income areas you speak of are… disgusting. Not trying to be insensitive, but please take a walk through the side streets and let us know if that area should remain the same or evolve into something better. Gentrifiers get a bad rep, but really we just want our neighborhoods to be nicer and safer for EVERYBODY.

Mm305
11 days ago

True, the side streets need upzoning from t4r to t5-o. That needs to be done almost everywhere in little Havana to get the commercial juices flowing and family businesses back. Right now the area is limited by zoning, not the imagination of the people.

Mm305
11 days ago

Yes!!! Wanderer34!!! You get it, there has to be expansion east of 12th… maybe start with it east of 8th as an experiment then expand to east of 12th… needs to be done already… and may lead to a new commercial center with lower prices than downtown and brickell and wynwood

Anonymous
17 days ago

Nice scale and design 👌

Anonymous
17 days ago

I remember how I was knocked on this site for pointing out how apartment buildings should have balconies in Miami. Look at how beautiful these apartments are with balconies, especially when they’re in South Florida…

I rest my case.

Anonymous
16 days ago

The market demands balconies. Nobody in the real world cares what some broke junior college arch class flunkouts think.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Like Intown on 8th Street, this is the ideal height and density for major thoroughfares for everywhere in Miami outside of downtown. The architecture is the bare minimum, but at least the windows and balconies all line up, and there isn’t some queasy murals. If only there was an east-west Metrorail extention from Government Center to Marlins Park and beyond, so many parking spaces aren’t necessary, Joe Carollo be damned.

Mm305
16 days ago

Oasis is the correct name, and Luttle Havana the only areas that have any kind of developmental potential and value are the ones directly on Flagler and eighth Street. Jose Marti park sits dormant because no one gives a crap about the interior streets were people actually live. If you want to walkable neighborhood you need to up zone huge chunks that span from Flagler to eighth Street

Anonymous
16 days ago

The interior streets will follow the main avenues. Give it time and most of that blight on the interior streets will be leveled.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Wtf does it will follow mean? No it won’t follow. The interior streets are t4r while the main ones are t6-12open. No commercial in t4r. Huge disparity bEtween them. Also in Miami you can only upzone one level at a time. So they have upzone to t5 then to t-6 to catch up. The city balked at upzoning next to the park from t4 to t5, five years ago. They aren’t upzoning anything, just letting the developers get rich by artificially constricting supply. So when brainless fools talk about it being a walkable neighborhood remember you need commercial every 100 ft-200ft. 3 story buildings with micro units and no commercial use isn’t going to make the area better at all. Most development is only on the main streets. It really is just an oasis.

ParkingHater
17 days ago

lmao over 1:1 parking on a road with some of the best bus service in the county. And that’s before the BBN! Pathetic

Anonymous
17 days ago

Honest truth, do you have a vehicle?

ParkingHater
17 days ago

Nope.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Neither can you afford one.

Anonymous
14 days ago

you just ruined your whole argument

ToneDeafHater
17 days ago

So a guy living in Little Havana with a job at a construction site in Miramar installing rebar will use a bus HOW??

ParkingHater
17 days ago

Take the 11 to downtown and then the 95 express.

ToneDeafHater
16 days ago

… and then take anither bus to where??? and with his tools, lmao you’re so full if shit kid

Antennae
17 days ago

Gorgeous
This area has so much potential. In terms of views, they are the best and the proximity to everything.

Non sesual
17 days ago

Love the design. Very non sesual

Pickles
16 days ago

Looks good!

calivalle
17 days ago

A beauty..

Anonymous
17 days ago

Very nice. I hope they keep something similar for the rest of Little Havana, there has been several brutalistic boxes popping up along 7th street.

Ciparoo
16 days ago

Yeah its pretty cool but there really does need to be east west metro. Why not build it over 7th?

Anonymous
16 days ago

Hopefully, the ethic flavor of the neighborhood doesn’t get gentrification out. There’s Cuban, Nicaraguan and even a Guatemalan bakery within walking distance. Ball & Chain is nearby. Brickell too.

Truth
15 days ago

They could all go to homestead

Anonymus
17 days ago

No more buildings until decent public transportation meaning metro trains are part of Miami as in all great cities where people dont use cars

Anonymous
17 days ago

Another 500 cars.

TuMamasita
17 days ago

Those cars are going to be there regardless

iRideMDT
17 days ago

Google: Induced Demand. Go learn something new today.

Melo is sigma and chad
17 days ago

Google how to get some 👯‍♂️s

Anonymous
17 days ago

“Another 500 cars”

That’ll bring much more people to the businesses there.

ParkingHater
17 days ago

No facts, just vibes. more people to businesses my ass

Anonymous
17 days ago

So, if I have a vehicle and want to move in this place when they’re built, I should like you say, just forget about moving in these apartments or taking a relative or friend to say, a restaurant that’s three or four blocks in the vicinity because in the mind of someone like you like, it could make you, “feel bad?”

ParkingHater
17 days ago

Buddy you can walk 4 blocks. Or maybe don’t like in a city?

Anonymous
17 days ago

I’m the opposite of you, a “walking hater.”

Anonymous
16 days ago

You can’t walk 3-4 blocks? Jesus. Take your lazy ass back to Iowa.

Anonymous
16 days ago

^
You’re a “ParkingHater?” Jesus. Take your bereft of thought ass back to your cave.

ParkingHater
16 days ago

My username is a bit crass yes. But it’s because parking, unless done properly, is a blight. It costs 20k-30k a spot to build these days. 2 spots is the same sq footage of an apartment. I’m not saying there should be no parking, but just giving every building 1:1 is insane. We are a city, not a suburb.

Anonymous
16 days ago

^
“because parking, unless done properly, is a blight”

Gee.. and here I am thinking that a run down area full of raggedy buildings, trash littered streets full of rats, roaches, flies, and worn down people are the types of things that contributed toward blight. Hmmm.. who would’ve thought that parking spots could cause all that?

Gosh you’re smart. Tell me something.. are you a college professor?

Parkinghater
14 days ago

I literally have hater in my name. Yet you’re the one with so much hate. I hope you find peace.

Anonymous
14 days ago

^ Haha.. OK, girly-man.