Prestige Builders wants to rezone a site near the Hialeah Market Metrorail Station for a mixed-use project.
The City Council will consider rezoning the 2.03-acre site at 1001 S.E. 11th St. from “industrial district” to “transit-oriented development district” on the evening of June 28. This will be the first of two readings.
The site currently has a 13,880-square-foot warehouse. It’s just north of Home Depot and about two blocks to the northwest of the Metrorail station, which takes passengers to major employment centers such as downtown Miami, the Health District and Miami International Airport.
Hialeah MarketStation North LLC, managed the Alexander Ruiz, chief operating officer of Miami Lakes-based Prestige, acquired the property for $5.75 million in March.
The application states the project would have a 3-story, garden-style apartment complex with 114 units, 4,400 square feet of retail and 122 surface parking spaces.
“The proposed project, the first phase of a proposed transit-oriented development, will incorporate appealing architecture, urban design elements, and quality materials and finishes that will enhance the attractiveness and visual appeal of the surrounding neighborhood,” the developer stated in the application. “This project will also serve as a catalyst for the redevelopment of this strategically located area of the city, that will allow many residents to transport easily throughout Miami-Dade County without the need of the car.”
Miami-based attorney Alejandro J. Arias, who represents the developer in the application, couldn’t be reached for comment.
With rents rising dramatically in the urban core of Miami, more workers are looking for less expensive apartments in cities further west like Hialeah. Being near the Metrorail station allows them to travel into the city without dealing with traffic.
Prestige broke ground on another apartment complex near a Hialeah Metrorail station in January.