MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved a multi-million dollar redevelopment plan that is expected to bring substantial business and jobs to Overtown.

County leaders said it would be the first of its kind in that neighborhood in more than 20 years.

The redevelopment plan includes the construction of hotels, parking lots, retail space and affordable housing—not to mention it’s expected to bring more than 1000 jobs to the Miami community.

County leaders say it has been a long time coming and describe it as a game changer that will transform the face of Overtown.

“As you know, when I-95 came through it completely destroyed this little area called Overtown, and it’s just a small piece now. But with this redevelopment coming, it will serve as a catalyst for Overtown to begin thriving again and get back to that bustling community it once was,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson.

The plan, while it’s been approved by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, still awaits approval from the City of Miami.


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