The Real Deal Miami

Affordable housing project to kick off in West Grove

First major development in center of town in half a century set to break ground
April 03, 2014 03:45PM

Workers preparing the development site in Coconut Grove

Workers preparing the development site in Coconut Grove

By the end of the month, construction will begin on Gibson Plaza, a $15 million apartment project that will be the first significant development in the center of West Grove in half a century.

The five-story, 56-unit building will consist mostly of affordable housing. The property will also feature a job-training center run by Miami Dade College on the ground floor, according to the Miami Herald.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Thelma Gibson, 87, whose last name the project bears, told the Herald. Gibson and her late husband purchased 11 lots from their neighbors over the years for the affordable development. “It’s long overdue. We’ve been waiting for it.” [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron