The City of Miami has a big opportunity to bring affordable housing and more green space to Allapattah now - we can’t miss this chance! At a time when Miami is the most expensive housing market in the country, the City is planning to redevelop 19 acres of city-owned land near Jackson Health System, known as the GSA lot. We’re asking the City Commissioners to put the community at the center of their decision-making and to consider their views as they ask for proposals for redeveloping it.
Here’s what we’re asking of City Commissioners: We want to make sure the city’s Request for Proposal for developers will:
Prioritize the needs of residents, and include:
Publicly-accessible park and green space and
Housing priced for the current neighborhood residents, something we’ve seen done successfully in other neighborhoods.
Include an Allapattah resident on the evaluation committee;
Require a second phase of community engagement to create a Community Benefits Agreement, which will outline how the community will benefit from the project.
Public land belongs to the people, and the people should have a say in how it’s developed.