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349unit Condo Project In Overtown Seeks Ok

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Written by on April 27, 2006

By Deserae del Campo
Miami city commissioners are to vote April 27 on a zoning and land use change that would allow development of Avenue One, a 349-unit condo project in Overtown.

Avenue One, at 1950 NW First Ave., is to have 349 units, 8,563 square feet of retail, 633 parking spaces, stand 16 stories and cost about $6.8 million, according to Miami’s planning records.

Prices for the condos begin at $350,000.

In order to build Avenue One, developers need a change in Miami’s land use from general commercial and industrial to restricted commercial, and a change in the zoning atlas from liberal commercial to restricted commercial.

"This is just first reading of the zoning ordinance to change from industrial to restricted commercial in order to allow for the project," said Lucia Dougherty, attorney representing developer A-1 Management Corp.

The city’s planning department denied the change in land use and the request to change the zoning atlas, but the zoning board approved the zoning change in January.

In February, the city’s planning advisory board voted 5-0 to approve the land use change.

"The major use special permit will be coming up on the next city agenda," said Ms. Dougherty.

Principles of A-1 Management Corp. are Luis Dominguez and Virginia Dominguez.