McDowell Housing proposes 7-story apartment complex in Miami-Dade

Published Date: 06/24/2022

McDowell Housing Partners has proposed a workforce housing complex in the Leisure City neighborhood of southern Miami-Dade County.

The Miami-based developer, which serves as the affordable housing division of Dallas-based McDowell Properties, filed a pre-application with county officials for the 4.8-acre site on the west side of the restaurant at 29500 Old Dixie Highway. The developer has the two vacant properties under contract from Walter, Richard and Linda Glass, plus Jose L. Fuentes.

Named Coronado Park, the building would rise seven stories with 201 units. There would be 272 surface parking spaces, a pool, a public park and a small playground.

The application says this would be workforce housing, although it didn’t list the income restrictions for tenants. There would be 40 one-bedroom units, 145 two-bedroom units, and 16 three-bedroom units.

The site plan for Coronado Park in the Leisure City area of Miami-Dade County. REP R TWAR

Officials with McDowell Housing couldn’t be reached for comment. Miami-based Rep R Twar is the architect of the project. Miami-based attorney Javier L. Vazquez represents the developer in the application.

Developments file pre-applications to receive feedback from county staff before submitting officials applications.

Rents have been rising at record levels in Miami-Dade, especially in the urban core. That has created huge demand for workforce housing, especially in working class neighborhoods such as Leisure City.

This is the second project McDowell Housing has in the works in south Miami-Dade. It has another proposal in Goulds.