Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, is hosting the Mayor’s Housing Summit to discuss affordable and workforce housing options.  Reading the tea leaves from the the last Board of County Commissioners Meeting, there’s an effort to increase density across Miami-Dade County in order to increase the availability of housing in more centralized locations.

Mayor Cava

This Sunshine Meeting between various members of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for June 30, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Housing Summit will take place at Marlins Park, located at 501 Marlins Way, Miami, Florida, 33125.

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As you know, real estate prices have gone through the roof throughout South Florida and definitely in Miami Springs.  (More on that coming out soon.)  There has also been a severe increase in the price of rents throughout South Florida.  There’s a lot of demand to live in Miami-Dade County and not enough supply.  That is putting pressure to increase the number of housing units in the County.  That translates into more density.

As you may remember, Miami-Dade Commissioner Oliver Gilbert was at the Miami Springs Council Chambers last August as he was discussing the Rapid Transit Zone or RTZ.  The RTZ would create a corridor with denser housing intended to provide more housing near metro rail stations that would provide affordable transportation and mobility to those residents.

Miami-Dade Commission Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert
Miami-Dade Commission Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert

We also know there’s a push for more residential development here in Miami Springs and nearby Hialeah.  Shoma Village appears to be reaching final stages.  As is the controversial Miami Springs Town Center at One Curtiss Parkway.

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Downtown Miami Springs New Construction

The reality is that Miami has been going through a Manhattanization process for some time.  More and more people want to live in the tropical oasis we call home.  Whether it’s for the beaches, the glorious winter weather, lack of income taxes, strong business and entrepreneurial climate, or our multicultural environment, people want to live in South Florida.

There’s no where to build east (unless we start creating new islands).  There’s no where to build west (unless we eat up more of the Everglades).  The only solution is to fill in whatever land is available east and build up.

Furthermore, the pressure to build up also includes tearing down single family homes to replace them with multi-story apartments or condos.  This puts further pricing pressure and limits the number of traditional detached single family homes in Miami-Dade County.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.  The detached single family home is an endangered species in Miami-Dade County.  They aren’t making them any more.

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  1. NEVER in the history of this city has our quality of life been in more danger, but we insist on hiring the inept and allow for a Trojan Horse law firm to infiltrate our city government.
    Ask yourself this question, where does the Fiduciary duty lie under this present arrangement, with the law firm who pays the salary and controls their future, or the client they claim to represent?
    Let the county allow for the annexation and then let’s see where they can put their Manhattan projects.


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