Valuable School Board Land Could Be Used For Affordable Housing

Miami leaders are considering putting affordable and workforce housing on prime land near the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

The Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency is scheduled to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the 9-acre School Board property with the following components:

  • Affordable and workforce housing
  • A commercial and/or retail component
  • The expansion of the IPREP School to be located at 150 Northeast 19th Street, Miami, Florida
  • The implementation of a parking solution for the surrounding area
  • The enhancement of the existing Phillis Wheatley School property located at 1934 Northwest 1st Court, Miami, Florida, 1801 Northwest 1st Place, Miami, Florida, and 1942 Northwest 1st
    Court, Miami, Florida

Last decade, Miami-Dade spent over $400 million on the Performing Arts Center. One of the goals was to spur redevelopment of the surrounding area.

The Omni CRA was scheduled to vote on the MOU at a meeting last night.


(photo: phillip pessar)