Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson host ribbon-cutting ceremony for Liberty Square Phase One
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Liberty Square Phase One, on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at 6512 N.W. 14 Ave., Miami. Joining them on this occasion is special guest, the Honorable Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Liberty Square is one of the oldest public housing developments in the southeastern United States, having been completed in the late 1930s. The redevelopment plan includes demolition of all existing 709 public housing units at Liberty Square and replacing them with a mix of 1,455 new units. This mixed-income development will include public housing, affordable housing and market-rate units. This project has been a priority for the County as part of a comprehensive effort to redevelop all of its public housing developments.
“The inspiring redevelopment we are celebrating at Liberty Square is the result of wise leveraging of public funding to attract private investment,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “I want to thank all our elected officials and our partners at Related Urban Development Group who worked so diligently to make our vision for the revitalization of this neighborhood a reality.”
“After so many years of working with the community to ensure the successful completion of this project, I’m thrilled to see Phase One come to fruition. The transformation of Liberty City has begun,” said Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson.
Phase One included the demolition of 73 existing public housing units and the construction of six new buildings containing a total of 204 units (73 public housing units and 131 nonpublic housing units). Phase One, encompassing an area of 6.27 acres, had a total development cost of $46,550,055.