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Here's A Stab At The Highway That Killed Overtown

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Transit Miami has a great visual comparison between historic Overtown, as it was before the construction of I-95, and 395, and the Overtown of today, a product of failed urban renewal, redlining, poverty, and of course being right, smack, dab under two major highways. These two interstates are reaching the end of their life cycles, and will need replacement, or a viable alternative (maybe some kind of mass transit?) built in their place. Now that the neighborhood is very centrally located to the centers of Miami's urban development, still somewhat historic, and has lots of buildable land, maybe the neighborhood will finally recover in , with or without a highway.
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Beckham United's Overtown Site

650 Northwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida