Brooks + Scarpa reveals a MiMo-inspired affordable senior housing complex in Miami Beach

Brooks + Scarpa, the Los Angeles-based firm behind local projects including Animo South Los Angeles Charter High and the redevelopment of the Southern California Flower Market, is bringing its trademark design skills to the historic district of Normandy Isles, a residential island on the eastern edge of Miami Beach. The Heron, named after the graceful wetland bird found across the region, will replace a mid-century, four-unit apartment building with 20 units of affordable housing for seniors with special needs. While the units will be small—between 400 and 440 square feet—there will be several building-wide amenities accessible to all including office space, community room, a rooftop terrace, and landscaped grounds.

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