Swerdlow Group Unveils $3 Billion Mixed-Use Public Housing Vision For Miami’s Little River And Little Haiti Neighborhoods

Credit: Arquitectonica, Swerdlow Group.

In a bold move that signals a transformative shift for Miami’s urban landscape, the Swerdlow Group has unveiled plans for a $3 billion mixed-use public housing project, poised to become one of Miami’s most significant developments. Spanning 65 acres across the Little River and Little Haiti neighborhoods, this ambitious proposal is set to introduce nearly 5,000 units of workforce and affordable housing, marking a pivotal moment in the city’s commitment to addressing housing needs.

Crafted in response to Miami-Dade County’s proposal request, the Swerdlow Group, in collaboration with AJ Capital Partners, aims to redevelop and expand four existing public housing projects on a grand scale. With the project’s cost estimated at $2.6 billion and a completion timeline of nearly a decade, the initiative represents a major investment in Miami’s future. The renowned architecture firms Arquitectonica and PlusUrbia has been tapped to design the master plan for tge development, promising to blend modern aesthetics with functional urban living.

Credit: Arquitectonica, Swerdlow Group.

The development’s scope is vast, stretching from I-95 to Northeast Second Avenue and incorporating residential, retail, and extensive green spaces. The plan includes about 1,400 affordable housing units tailored for low to very low-income households, alongside approximately 3,500 workforce housing apartments earmarked for residents earning up to 120 percent of the county’s median income. This comprehensive approach to housing aims to meet the diverse needs of Miami’s population, providing quality living options across the income spectrum.

Central to the project’s vision is integrating retail and community amenities, including a new Home Depot store and 700,000 square feet of parks and recreational areas. This blend of residential and commercial spaces fosters a vibrant, interconnected community, enhancing the neighborhood’s appeal and livability.

Credit: Arquitectonica, Swerdlow Group.

Financing the development’s affordable housing component through federal tax credits, the Swerdlow Group’s proposal also introduces the concept of a special taxing district to support infrastructure improvements. This innovative financial strategy underscores the project’s complexity and the developer’s commitment to realizing this visionary undertaking.

As Miami-Dade County and the Swerdlow Group proceed through the negotiation phase, the anticipation builds for a project redefining Miami’s public housing and urban development approach. With its blend of affordable and workforce housing, retail offerings, and green spaces, the proposed development at 65 acres along Miami’s Little River and Little Haiti neighborhoods is a testament to the city’s dynamic growth and promise as a hub of innovation and inclusivity.

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5 Comments on "Swerdlow Group Unveils $3 Billion Mixed-Use Public Housing Vision For Miami’s Little River And Little Haiti Neighborhoods"

  1. Native Floridian | February 14, 2024 at 4:36 am | Reply

    This is too much; the scale is too much. What’s happening to our water resources, roadway usage/traffic; sense of community, sense of Florida?

    Developers are killing South Florida. We need politicians that won’t allow this.

  2. Little River is amazing. It is close to the Design District and it is close to I-95. Lemon City and Little River are doing great.

  3. All the work developers have done robbing lower income families out their single family properties now starting to
    Show its head

  4. “Affordable housing”… I bet the developer doesn’t make it affordable whatsoever. Likely if you don’t meet certain guidelines of income you’ll be paying high rent just like anywhere else in the city. These developers want to make big money and don’t care about the actual community of Miami.

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