If you’re an avid Soundbytes reader, then you are well aware of all the investment pouring into Downtown Miami. While we’ve been busy focusing on one of Miami’s newer neighborhoods, one of its most historic districts is also on the rise.
Enter Little Havana. With a location between Brickell, Downtown and Coral Gables, it’s only makes sense that “Calle Ocho” is returning to its glory days. The colorful streetscape has long marked the area as a tourist haven, but it’s also the cultural the heart of “Old Miami,” the area out of which the rest of the city bloomed in the 60s and 70s.
Little Havana has long been famous for its food and coffee, and is dotted with small shops, parks, and arts and culture attractions. More recently, “Viernes culturales” began drawing visitors to the area with its monthly art walk. Those with a sweet tooth have probably discovered Azucar Ice Cream Company. Hundreds more restaurants, café and lounges line Calle 8, the area’s main thoroughfare, and the iconic Versailles is a necessary stop for any elected official passing through Miami.
The latest push forward in bringing back Little Havana is coming in the form of a luxury residential development: InTown Condos, which recently launched its sales center right on Calle Ocho. The new project is set to breathe new life into an area that has been largely ignored throughout the past few development booms, hoping to attract young professionals priced out of Downtown, and offering all the best of one of Miami’s most colorful neighborhoods.
The fourteen-story, two-tower development will have 320 units and is scheduled to open in 2016. Check out the video for a sneak peek.