MIAMI — Miami-Dade County, in partnership with locally-based developer Related Group, has opened Robert King High and Paseo del Rio, two affordable housing communities in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. The two properties serve as the fourth and fifth phases of the River Parc master plan, a $1 billion mixed-income redevelopment project.
At full build-out, River Parc will offer 2,500 affordable, workforce and market-rate apartment units. Residents will have access to the Robert King High Community Center, a one-story clubhouse adjacent to Robert King High, as well as 15,000 square feet of commercial space will be available. The project will be constructed in 10 phases, with full completion expected by 2027.
Robert King High is the rehabilitation of a 315-unit seniors housing community, which was originally constructed in 1964. The renovation effort began in October 2020 and was completed in August. The building serves low-income seniors under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program. As part of the project, Related Urban also renovated the Robert King High Community Center in October 2022. The ground level also offers a 1,500-square-foot neighborhood convenience store.
Built in August 2023, Paseo del Rio comprises 182 units across seven stories. The project serves households at 30-percent, 60-percent and 80-percent area median income. Units come in studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts. Amenities include a multipurpose room, fitness center, business center, dog park, bike storage, outdoor grill areas and a courtyard. The ground level will include a 3,000-square-foot Pinecrest Bakery, which is slated to open in the first quarter of 2024.
Both properties are now fully leased and occupied.