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Hallandale Beach-based Modena Housing Group has proposed the first of what could be three apartment buildings in the West Little River neighborhood of Miami-Dade County.
The developer, through affiliate 2675 NW 87 St LLC, filed a pre-application with county officials for the 0.28-acre site at 2675 N.W. 87th St. It acquired the vacant property for $200,000 in April.
It’s a few blocks north of the Northside Shopping Center mall.
The site plan for Modena 87 calls for 30 apartments in five stories with 17 parking spaces and a 586-square-foot multipurpose room. About four units would be workforce housing.
There would be 14 one-bedroom units, 14 two-bedroom units, and two four-bedroom units.
Yanina Mauro, CEO of Weston-based Red Octopus, the architect of the project, said Modena Housing Group chose the West Little River neighborhood because the land is available for a good price and it’s in a federal opportunity zone, where the tax savings can create a good return on investment. The county has several bonuses that make it easier to develop there, including the workforce housing density bonus and reduced parking requirements. There’s plenty of public transit in the neighborhood, so some residents won’t need a car, she added.
The developer is in the early stages of the site plan process and hopes to move forward as soon as possible, Mauro said.
Modena 87 is the first of three apartment buildings the developer hopes to construct in West Little River, Mauro said. Red Octopus is also helping it design the 48-unit Modena 22 and the 30unit Modena 62, she added.

Sourse: South Florida Bussines Journal