Work Underway On 70-Unit Island Living Project In Overtown

Another housing project is under construction in Overtown.

Island Living, with 70 units of affordable housing, is being built at 1201 NW 3rd Ave. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week, although work has been underway for some time.

The ground floor of the eight-story building will include 5,000 square feet of commercial space. There will also be pedestrian friendly walkways, a playground area for children, green space and parking

At least 50% of the units in the eight-story tower will be dedicated to households with incomes that do not exceed 60% of the Area Median Income. The remaining units are dedicated to households with incomes not to exceed 120% of the Area Median Income.

Atlantic Pacific Communities and Palmetto Homes are the developers. Financing comes from a bond issues by the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency.