Overtown Block 19, a 25-story mixed-use development planned for 1159 Northwest 1st Court in Overtown, has received approval from Miami’s Urban Development Review Board. Designed by Nichols Architects with Witkin Hults + Partners as the landscape architect and developed by RNG Overtown LLC, based in Morganville, New Jersey, the approximate 275-foot-tall structure will comprise 606,942 square feet of space across two towers joint by a podium, including 413 multifamily units, roughly 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 505 parking spaces.
The property is located within Block 19 of the Alice Baldwin Subdivision and is bordered by Northwest 11th Terrace, Northwest 1st Court, NW 12th Street, and NW 1st Avenue. The site comprises unimproved land and is situated within the city’s Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA) area. The property is part of a Transit Oriented Development Area (TOD) located at 105 to 113 Northwest 11th Terrace and 1129 to 1159 Northwest 1st Court, covering a 1.16-acre site. It is situated south of Interstate 395 and four blocks north of the Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail Station.
The exterior facade of the building will consist of aluminum and clear glass window walls, with smooth off-white, green, and light blue painted stucco reinforced masonry walls and cast-in-place concrete wall projections. The balcony slabs will have dark aluminum railing systems, and the building’s pedestal will feature panels with wood patterns, aluminum and glass storefront systems, art murals, and horizontal aluminum louvers.
Overtown Block 19 meets the Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA Redevelopment Plan as it incorporates cultural arts, creates sustainable jobs, promotes the community as a cultural and entertainment destination, and improves the quality of life for Overtown residents. The project includes artwork from a local artist to activate the facade and bring cultural awareness to the area, creating construction jobs, permanent jobs for on-site facilities maintenance, and commercial use.