Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson to host Grand Opening of Liberty Square Phase Two
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson will host the grand opening of Liberty Square Phase Two, the second phase of the transformational and inclusive redevelopment of the historic 9-block, 57-acre Liberty Square public housing development, located in the Liberty City neighborhood. Joining the celebration will be special guest Denise Cleveland-Leggett, administrator of HUD Region IV, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Thanks to our strong public-private partnership with The Related Urban Development Group, Miami-Dade County has been able to leverage local, state and federal funding to make the rehabilitation of this historic site a reality,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Wise use of P3’s enabled our County to work miracles in this formerly blighted neighborhood, which had fallen into disrepair as federal funding dried up over the decades since its first opening more than 80 years ago under the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”
Liberty Square Phase Two is a mixed-income development, consisting of 73 public housing units and 131 affordable units that are set aside for residents with annual incomes ranging from 60% to 80% of Area Median Income (AMI), which amounts to between $38,400 and $51,200 for a single person. The project is composed of six three-story apartment buildings with a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, for a total of 204 units. In 2019, an additional 204 units already had been brought online during the adjacent Phase One re-opening at Liberty Square. Ultimately, the overall Liberty Square Rising development will consist of 1,455 new units.
This development represents a Public/Private Partnership between Related Urban Development Group and Miami-Dade County through its Public Housing and Community Development Department.
Liberty Square Phase Two has a total development cost of $53,585,485.