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Miami apartment honoring Celia Cruz breaks ground in Little Havana

“Plaza Celia”

Rendering of Plaza Celia
Courtesy of Metronomic, Inc

Plaza Celia, a 16-unit boutique apartment building, broke ground recently in Little Havana, with Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony kicking off construction.

The development’s name honors the late Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa and an advocate for freedom and justice for the Cuban people. The lobby will showcase images of Cruz’s life.

The four-story project is being developed by Metronomic, Inc, and is rising at 2640 Southwest 12th Street. The developer says the Miami apartment complex will offer housing for students and workforce apartments for local residents. Plaza Celia is a part of Metronomic’s unique crowdfunding platform.

Units range in size from 700 to 905 square feet, range from one to two bedrooms, and feature amenities such as a rooftop terrace.

“Celia Cruz is a hero in the Cuban community,” Metronomic President Ricky Trinidad said. “We wanted to recognize her legacy as a musician and as a humanitarian by naming the building in her honor.”

Construction is expected to be completed by next winter.