Would you park your Porsche or Maserati in Overtown?
Developers plan to build a condo — for cars, not people — on mostly vacant land in the historic neighborhood struggling with high crime and low employment. The seven-story storage facility would include a members-only social club and roof-top restaurant. No one will live there. It’s a place to store and show off your ride and mingle with other collectors, with 24-hour security.
“A lot of people that own second or third homes here in Miami, when they leave to go back to wherever they live, they take vehicles that are high in value and they store them,” said developer Louis Birdman, who’s also part of the team behind ultra-luxury One Thousand Museum condo tower in downtown Miami. “We’re trying to make a space where they can display their cars in a gallery-type setting and get together with people who share their interests.”