New Online Mapping Tool Reveals 500 Million Square Feet of
New Online Mapping Tool Reveals 500 Million Square Feet of Public Land Potentially Usable for Affordable Housing
Free online tool developed by the University of Miami with support from Citi aims to jump-start affordable housing development in Miami-Dade County by identifying underutilized public land.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 14, 2019 — A new online tool, launched yesterday by the University of Miami with support from Citi, reveals roughly 500 million square feet – roughly the size of Manhattan – of underutilized, publicly owned land in Miami-Dade potentially suitable for the development of affordable housing.
The new tool, called Land Access for Neighborhood Development (LAND), is a free, online mapping tool that provides a real-time snapshot of the location, size, and ownership of thousands of parcels of publicly or institutionally owned vacant or underutilized land across Miami-Dade County and its 34 municipalities. These are parcels of developable land that could be assembled across jurisdictions and along transportation hubs to house lower-income residents who are being priced or pushed out of the rapidly gentrifying housing market.
The tool was publicly unveiled yesterday at an event at the Beacon Council that featured remarks by City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Director of Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Michael Liu,...