By Xavier L. Suarez Commissioner Miami-Dade County – District 7
I’m thrilled to report a fantastic turnout for a historic event today in the West Grove – The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Gibson Plaza mixed use economic development project. This is an amazing example of public/private partnerships at work. Many political leaders, stakeholders, and partners from the entire community were in attendance today, and the atmosphere was electric. Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and I were joined by Miami Dade College’s Dr. Eduardo Padron; Mrs. Thelma Gibson of the Gibson Memorial Fund; Jihad Rashid of the Collaborative Development Corporation; along with Michael Wohl, Louis Wolfson III, and David Deutch of Pinnacle Housing Group. This project should be a game-changer for the renewal of the West Grove. Join us in 15 months for its grand opening!
“The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners allocated $9 Million towards the construction and development of affordable housing in District 7. This was awarded to the four partners in the Gibson Plaza development; one of the four entities developing Gibson Plaza is the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund Inc., which has been in existence for over 30 years,” said Commissioner Xavier Suarez. “On behalf of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, and as Commissioner of Miami-Dade District 7, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to be associated with a project that I believe will spur the re-birth of the long neglected segment of our community – The Coconut Grove Village West.”
This project has been made possible by a partnership between the Theodore Roosevelt Gibson Memorial Fund, the Collaborative Development Corporation, Pinnacle Housing Group, and Miami-Dade College through the Mitchell Wolfson, Sr. Foundation.
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