Housing Trust Group filed plans for an affordable/workforce apartment community in the Naranja neighborhood of southern Miami-Dade County.

The Miami-based developer filed a pre-application with county officials for Naranja Grand on the 5.3-acre site at the southwest corner of Southwest 280th Street/Waldin Drive and Southwest 147th Avenue. The property, which is currently vacant, is three blocks east of U.S. 1/South Dixie Highway.

HTG would develop the project in partnership with the current owner of the property, Miami Lakes-based Elite Equity Development, managed by Roosevelt and Nicole Bradley.

Totaling 263,446 square feet in buildings of seven and eight stories, Naranja Grand would have 320 apartments and 495 parking spaces. Each building would have a pool and there would also be a dog park.

One building would consist of 120 units of senior housing. There would be 62 one-bedroom apartments and 58 two-bedroom apartments.

The other building would have 200 units, consisting of 82 one-bedroom apartments and 118 two-bedroom apartments.

HTG said all of the units would be affordable or workforce housing. The developer is seeking low-income housing tax credits for the project and hopes to break ground in in the next 12 months.

Miami-based Anillo Toledo Lopez Architecture designed Naranja Grand.

Developers filed pre-applications to receive feedback from county officials before submitting official applications.

With rents rising at record rates in Miami-Dade County, there’s an overwhelming demand for affordable and workforce housing as workers and seniors are priced out of the urban core. HTG is one of the largest affordable and workforce housing developers in Florida.

Original Source: HTG proposes Naranja Grand apartments in Miami-Dade County – South Florida Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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