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The San Juan Bosco is a vibrant parish serving the Calle Ocho (Little Havana) district in the heart of Miami. In addition to it's religious functions, the parish provides an exemplary level of service to the community, providing support and guidance to south Florida's immigrant community. The goal of the project is to provide a development structure in support of both the parish's vital community functions of school, child care, senior, legal and health services while achieving a viable development build-out scenario for the developer to achieve a viable return on investment. Towards that end we studied a number of build out scenarios for various developers to examine with the Archdiocese of Miami and the parish. Mixes and configurations of retail, parking, multi-family residential and parish functions were pursued interlocking across this inner city block. At the heart of the block and the parish is the existing church, around which these various configurations were deployed. A courtyard surrounding the church provides the destination, that which in combination with the church is the identity of the parish and locus from which all parish functions are accessed. place that is San Juan Bosco. Retail is accessible directly from the street, while residential has private access via access from smaller side streets and directly from parking. Located withing the buildings inside a horseshoe below the buildings, covered parking is provided for retail, parish and residential users. Residential density is achieved via towers.

San Juan Bosco Urban Redevelopment

Miami, FL

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