Terra, one of South Florida’s most active residential and commercial development firms, has announced plans for the redevelopment and repositioning of what is currently known as Central Shopping Plaza into a 38-acre mixed-use project in the center of Miami-Dade County.
The master plan for the newly reimagined community, CentroCity, includes up to 1,200 market-rate residential apartments, green space for residents, an office building, and a revamped shopping center with 300,000 square feet of lifestyle-oriented retail and restaurant space anchored by a 77,000-square-foot Target store.
Located in Miami’s West Little Havana neighborhood, CentroCity will come alive in multiple phases, beginning with the redevelopment of the property’s retail component with a newly re-imagined façade, common areas, landscaping, and signage. The project’s first phase of residential development will follow, encompassing three 8-story multifamily buildings with 460 garden-style rental apartments. Future phases with additional multifamily units and a 250,000 square foot class A commercial office building are also planned. Construction is expected to commence in Summer 2021.
The plan’s residential component has been designed by Arquitectonica, while the retail upgrades have been conceived by RSP Architects. The vision includes seven new multifamily buildings lining the perimeter of the property behind the L-shaped Target-anchored shopping center. The residential buildings will feature a series of courtyards, pool decks and lushly landscaped sidewalks. Units will range from one- to three-bedroom apartments measuring between 500 and 1,250 square feet in size. Community amenities will include multiple pools, poolside cabanas, barbecue grill areas, a children’s playground, a dog park, resident lounges, game rooms, and more.
“Our mission at Terra is to improve communities through developments that fill a void in the market, and that’s exactly what we plan to do at CentroCity,” says David Martin, CEO of Terra. “Our goal is to enhance this underutilized asset and make it a more positive contributor to the community through low-impact infill development that will enhance the property while bringing much needed market-rate housing to the neighborhood.”
The property’s central location – bounded by Northwest 37th Avenue on the east, Northwest 7th Street on the south, Northwest 39th Avenue on the west and Northwest 11th Street on the north – is near some of Miami’s largest employment centers, including Miami International Airport, the Coral Gables Business District and Blue Lagoon office complex.
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