In a groundbreaking ceremony attended by hundreds of neighbors and community stakeholders, Lotus House, the country’s most extensive women’s shelter, marked the commencement of construction on their Children’s Village. Set in Miami’s historic Overtown District, the five-story facility aims to extend the organization’s impact on the community by focusing on children’s and youth’s education, wellness, and special needs.
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.
Housing Trust Group (HTG), an award-winning multifamily developer and one of the nation’s largest developers of affordable housing, recently held an official grand-opening for the completion of Father Marquess-Barry Apartments, a $18.5 million affordable housing community for seniors located at 301 Northwest 17th Street in the historic Overtown neighborhood of Miami. Designed by Modis Architects with interiors by B Pila Design Studio and landscaping from JBC Planning and Design, Father Marquess-Barry Apartments contains 60 one- and two-bedroom residential units with rents ranging from $372 to $1,200 per month for income-qualifying seniors ages 62 and up who earn 40 percent and 60 percent of area median income. The property leased up rapidly and is 100 percent occupied.
Atlantic Pacific Communities has filed an application for an Administrative Site Plan Review (ASPR) with Miami-Dade County in connection to Block 45, a 36-story transit oriented mixed-use building planned for a vacant 1.89-acre development site addressed as 152 Northwest 8th Street in Miami’s Overtown district. The project already has a handful of approvals from several governing bodies including a final site plan approval from the City of Miami and FAA approvals for a 395-foot-tall structure. Block 45 is designed by Corwil Architects with Architectural Alliance Landscape as the landscape architect and Kimley-Horn as the civil engineer. Plans for the tower include 616 residential units, of which 98 are micro units, 24,865 square feet of retail and 605 parking spaces.
Lotus House, a nonprofit shelter in Miami’s historic Overtown district, is growing its suite of supportive services with the creation of a “Children’s Village” designed by Behar Font & Partners that will feature deeper educational supports and programming for children and youth of all ages, community support facilities, therapeutic and social services, and a long awaited playground. The Children’s Village will also serve as home to other community-based nonprofits, offering an array of resources and programming for children and youth and their families in Overtown and surrounding neighborhoods.