We spend a lot time promoting our clients’ office buildings, retail centers, hotels and condos – but one of the most exciting development projects in Miami is none of the above. Lotus Village, a new homeless shelter now under construction in Overtown, will transform the lives of nearly 500 women and children when it opens this December. The best part: development of Lotus Village is being entirely privately funded, thanks to a $25 million sustainability campaign. Here’s the latest on this landmark project, which will welcome Miami Mayor Regalado for a hardhat tour next week.
Miami Mayor Regalado & Homeless Trust Chair Ron Book to Tour New Lotus Village Shelter in Overtown as Vertical Construction Tops-Off
Thursday, June 1st @ 10:00 a.m., 217 NW 15th Street
Construction of Miami’s only shelter facility providing long-term wrap-around services for women and children is set for completion this December
Major partnership with The Children’s Trust will be announced
What: Construction hardhat tour of Lotus Village, a state-of-the-art homeless shelter dedicated to serving women and children which is now rising in Overtown. The project kicked-off last summer, is now topping-off, and is nearing completion this December. Once finished, the shelter will double the nonprofit’s impact by serving nearly 500 guests.
Lotus House founder Constance Collins will lead a tour for City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Homeless Trust Chair Ron Book. The Children’s Trust’s CEO, James Haj, will be on hand to announce details of a research-driven grant totaling more than $800,000 for Lotus Village. Members of the media are welcomed to attend for a sneak preview of the project.
The new Lotus Village will be a model for shelters across the U.S., complete with a women’s and pediatrics clinic; computer library; arts and activity lab; healing salon; early childcare and education center; yoga, meditation and exercise room; children’s play zone; an urban garden and classroom kitchen; and more. The project is made possible through a $25 million sustainability campaign which has earned the support of Miami’s most prominent philanthropic organizations and families, including Bank of America, Martin Margulies, the Braman family, the Arison family, and more.
When: Thursday, June 1, 2017; 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Lotus Village Construction Site, 217 NW 15th St, Miami, FL 33136 (Street parking available)
Who: Lotus House alumni available for interviews; Lotus House Founder, Constance Collins; City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado; Miami-Dade Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book; James Haj of The Children’s Trust
RSVP: Aaron Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closed-toed shoes are required to enter the construction site.
Photos from Schwartz Media’s ‘Ice Cream Party’ for the women and children of Lotus House: