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Miami is getting much-needed affordable housing in West Coconut Grove

Called Platform 3750

A rendering of a new affordable housing project called Platform 3750
via Platform 3750 LLC/Rendering by Kobi Karp

Some much-needed affordable housing is on the way to Miami’s West Coconut Grove neighborhood, according to Miami Today, which reports a public-private partnership between Miami Dade County and Platform 3750 LLC plans to build a mixed-use development on 2.1 acres at 3750 South Dixie Highway.

The eight-story project, titled Platform 3750, features retail, office space, and a mix of workforce and market rate apartments to an accessible area across the street from a Metrorail station. The property is slated to include 192 units in all, 22,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, over 27,000 square feet of office space, and parking for around 400 cars.

While the developer initially planned for 20 percent of the units to be workforce housing, West Grove demanded more, with the final approval tied to at least 40 percent (77 units) of the units being workforce housing.

Meanwhile, a recent study found the Miami metro area (Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach) to have the highest share of low-income renters with the “worst case needs” in the country.

The Frankie Rolle Center currently occupies the land but will be “moved near the community it serves.” The design team is comprised of architect Kobi Karp and Interior Design Inc.