Miami-Dade County has cut a deal with the developer of a Brickell apartment tower to set aside 26 units as affordable workforce housing for lawyers working in the state attorney's office.

Chicago-based Focus is planning to build a 39-story apartment tower at the site of the former Starlite East Motel at 128 SW Seventh St. in Miami's Brickell neighborhood. Demolition of the aging motel has begun to clear the way for the 517-unit project, which will be known as Miami Starlite.

At a June 20 meeting of the county zoning board, commissioners tied County Commission approval of the project to a commitment from the developer to provide affordable housing to attorneys working in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office.

Continue Reading for Free

Register and gain access to:

  • Breaking commercial real estate news and analysis, on-site and via our newsletters and custom alerts
  • Educational webcasts, white papers, and ebooks from industry thought leaders
  • Critical coverage of the property casualty insurance and financial advisory markets on our other ALM sites, PropertyCasualty360 and ThinkAdvisor
NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.