Project Type: Master Planning
Project Status: Completed
Completion Date: April 2020
Site Area: 33 acres
Team: Plusurbia Design
Client: City of Hialeah
Emerald Bay is a Conceptual Master Plan created in collaboration with the property owners, their consultants, and the City of Hialeah’s Planning Department to encourage a mixed-use, connected walkable development.
The initial research and stakeholder meetings of the existing municipal regulatory conditions together with a review of existing site plans in the area showed great potential to create a traditional framework neighborhood-style site planning and development.
The design is divided among two properties with current industrial use. They are designed in a similar manner and function independently to each other. This proposed multi-family design, within the City’s annexed area named “Hialeah Heights” at the northwest of the City’s boundaries, is planned to provide an urban framework that can expand to adjacent properties connecting to the proposed streets and block structure.
The plan proposes a 900 medium income rental multifamily units designed in 3-4 story garden-style apartment buildings with 2 and 3 bedroom units.
This project aims to provide a well-knit neighborhood lifestyle in a walkable environment. It provides a number of green spaces and amenities such as a clubhouse, pool, dog park, fitness center, water features, among others. It also considers a multimodal approach by providing walkable and bikeable streets that have the potential of connecting to adjacent future projects.