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chris08876 Nov 15, 2014 2:36 PM

MIAMI | Overtown Gateway I and II | 400 + 350 FT | 37 + 34 FLOORS
Two Overtown projects seek $13.5 million bond


A neuroscience research center and a mixed-use project in Miami’s Overtown are together seeking $13.5 million in bond funding through the Miami-Dade County Commission.

Funding for both projects was recommend by the Economic Development & Port Committee Thursday. The financing would come through the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program, which is repaid over time using property taxes, according to the South Florida Business Journal.

The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation is seeking $7.5 million in bond funding for “Project Mercy,” an ambulatory care center. Overtown Gateway Partners, a Miami-based company, applied for $6 million in bonds to fund a mixed-use project of the same name. The project includes apartments, entertainment venues, retail, office space and a hotel.

chris08876 Nov 28, 2014 4:04 PM

Extra Rendering not included:

Project will be pretty wide given the lot size. Along with being a decent height for the neighborhood. A portion of this project will be for low-income housing.

chris08876 Dec 17, 2014 6:52 PM

Overtown Gateway Gets Taxpayer Funding, Groundbreaking Set For March


County commissioners voted yesterday to approve a $6 million subsidy to Don Peebles and Barron Channer for the Overtown Gateway project.

The project is being built on land once owned by the county known as Block 45 and Block 55, which was later deeded over to the Overtown Park West CRA.

Funding will come from bonds that have already been approved by county voters but had not been allocated yet. Property owners in Dade County will pay back the bonds through an increase in property tax.

At the 2.1-acre Block 45 (152 NW 8th Street), the developers plan a 40-story project with 350 workforce apartments, 60 affordable apartments, a 150-room chain-operated budget hotel, 32,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 50,000 square feet of commercial space. The total investment at Block 45 is estimated to be $150 million.

at the 3.5-acre Block 55 (249 NW 6th Street), two towers are planned, each rising 22 stories. There will be 250-300 workforce rental apartments, with a total investment of approximately $150 million.

The workforce housing will be priced to be affordable to those earning close to average median income for the county.

About half of the $6 million in funding will go towards the creation of 150 public parking spaces, with the rest allocated to infrastructure such as street, sidewalk and utility improvements. The developers estimate that 423 permanent jobs will be created.

The developers are working on obtaining $80 million in financing, which hasn’t been finalized yet.

Construction on Block 45 is estimated to begin in March 2015, while work on Block 55 will begin in 2016. The first phase will begin operations in September 2017, with the second phase set to open in September 2018.


chris08876 Nov 5, 2016 8:50 AM

Under Construction
Credit: JC_Heights

Urbannizer Mar 8, 2018 2:38 AM


Weathy developer backs out of project that would have included affordable housing

*Jul 26, 2016


Wealthy developer R. Donahue Peebles has backed away from a deal to build a mixed-use project, which included much-needed affordable housing, in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, according to reports.

Peebles and local partner Barron Channer signed an agreement in 2013 to lease and develop the Overtown Gateway project at 152 N.W. 8th Street, east of an Interstate 95 exit. The project was planned for a 150-room hotel, 670 apartments and 160,000 square feet of office/retail.

The proposed deal with the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) required that at least 60 of those apartments be affordable housing. Multiple studies have shown Miami is among the least affordable cities to live in the United States, especially for renters.

The Miami Herald reported that the CRA voted to reopen the competitive solicitation process for the two-acre site on July 25 after Peebles terminated the agreement on June 13. Channer told the Herald that the developer couldn’t come to terms with the CRA to close the deal. Without a deal by November, control of the site would have reverted to Miami-Dade County anyway.

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