Affordable TOD Development Breaks Ground in Miami

Work has started on the first phase of 7th Avenue Transit Village, a mixed-use property with an affordable housing component on 2.3 acres in Miami’s Liberty City.

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

Miami—Work has started on the first phase of 7th Avenue Transit Village, a mixed-use property with an affordable housing component on 2.3 acres in Miami’s Liberty City. The development—as evidenced by its name—is transit-oriented, and will provide apartment units in two phases for low-income residents.

Phase I, which will be completed in 2014, will include a residential tower with 80 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units designated for individuals and families earning between 50 percent and 60 percent of area median income. The transit aspects of the development include a bus terminal and a parking garage.

The first phase of the property will also include a playhouse (live theater), an unusual component for a mixed-use property. The venue will be operated by Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs.

The project is being constructed by Carlisle on land owned by Miami-Dade Transit. It will be LEED silver for homes, including such features as water-conserving fixtures, high-efficiency lighting, and Energy Star appliances. Common amenities at the property will include a community room, meeting rooms, gym, library and recreation deck with a tot lot.

Phase II will include a second residential tower with about 100 one- and two-bedroom units designed for seniors and individuals, as well as ground-floor retail space along NW 62nd St. and NW 7th Ave. A precise timetable for the second phases hasn’t been unveiled.

You May Also Like