Gallery at Marti Park: A 176-unit mixed-income development to address housing needs in the heart of Little Havana
In a groundbreaking ceremony on February 1, 2024, Miami-Dade County, in collaboration with Related Urban Development Group, celebrated the commencement of construction for Gallery at Marti Park (GAMP), a transformative 176-unit mixed-income development located in the vibrant heart of Little Havana. This significant project underscores the commitment of both the county and the development group to address the pressing need for affordable and workforce housing in the community.
Empowering communities through affordable housing like Gallery at Marti Park
Gallery at Marti Park stands as a testament to the joint efforts of Miami-Dade County and Related Urban Development Group in easing the housing burden on residents. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava emphasized the administration's commitment to developing and redeveloping properties to increase the supply of affordable housing, showcasing Gallery at Marti Park as a pivotal example of such initiatives. With a focus on catering to a diverse range of income levels, the development targets low-income seniors under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, as well as households earning 80% and 120% of the area median income (AMI).
Albert Milo, President of Related Urban Development Group, expressed the dedication to providing quality housing solutions for various residents, emphasizing that the Gallery at Marti Park goes beyond being just a building; it symbolizes a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of life for all.
A vision for community enhancement
This 12-story Gallery at Marti Park is situated at 450 SW 5th Street, representing the fourth successful Gallery project of Related Urban in Miami. The development will feature a mix of unrestricted market-rate units and units targeting specific income levels. Notably, the project includes a new senior center on the ground floor, addressing the needs of the elderly residents and other low-income seniors in the surrounding neighborhood under the RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) program. The program also caters to the needs of those earning between 80-120% of the AMI (area median income).
The development is strategically located on county-owned parcels next to a revitalized 32-unit public housing site called the Joe Moretti Phase 2B Site 1. It was also rejuvenated by Related Urban in 2022. The addition of a senior center and other amenities reflects a thoughtful approach to community building, aiming to enhance the living experience for residents.
Gallery at Marti Park's amenities package is designed to foster a sense of community, including a private bike storage room, a tech-enabled package room, and a recreational deck on the fourth level with panoramic views of downtown Miami. This deck will offer outdoor grilling areas, a fitness center, a clubhouse, and a coworking center, contributing to a holistic and vibrant living environment.
The Gallery at Marti Park marks a significant milestone in addressing Miami's housing challenges, showcasing the power of collaboration between government and private entities. This mixed-income development not only adds much-needed housing units but also contributes to the revitalization and enhancement of the vibrant Little Havana community.
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