East 41 mixed-use project in Hialeah scores approval

Development includes retail, self-storage and more than 400 apartments

East 41 rendering (Credit: MODIS Architects, LLC)
East 41 rendering (Credit: MODIS Architects, LLC)

East 41, a mixed-use project that will bring retail, self-storage and more than 400 residential units to Hialeah, is underway after the city council approved to extend its business district regulations where the project’s developers plan to build.

The current property owner, J.R. Realty Corp., led by David Small, is under contract to sell the development site to 1100 E. 41st Street LLC, led by Miami investor Rolando Delgado. Berger Singerman attorney Javier L. Vazquez represented the developer.

The nearly 6-acre site is zoned for industrial development and currently houses a 150,350-square-foot industrial complex, which was built in 1956, records show. Under the neighborhood business district zoning, the developers may build commercial and residential projects on the site so long as the development revitalizes the neighborhood, according to a news release.

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Initial plans for the mixed-use project call for 413 apartments, 15,900 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and an 80,000-square-foot self-storage facility. The developers also want to dedicate about 9,000 square feet to the city for community programs, according to the South Florida Business Journal. East 41 will be completed in two phases. Modis Architects is designing the project.

Hialeah, known as an industrial and manufacturing district, has seen a catalyst of commercial and residential development in recent years. Over the summer, BBX Capital Corp. completed three apartment buildings at the Atlis at Bonterra development in Hialeah.

The city also approved master plans for transit-oriented developments near the Hialeah Market Station and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station at 1125 East 25th Street. The recently dubbed Leah Arts District in Hialeah has also attracted new restaurants and breweries to the city. – Amanda Rabines