Miami-based real estate development company Metronomic, Inc. has announced an all-female construction team to build the first of its new infill multi-family development designs, La Elaina Apartments in Little Havana. The townhouse-style duplex building will make history by being the first building in Miami built entirely by women. Located at 857 & 859 SW 14 Avenue, the company plans to break ground on March 7, 2019, just in time to celebrate “Women in Construction Week”.
Promoting positive change in the community, Metronomic is leading the women in construction movement working with numerous sub-contractors to recruit the team of nearly 20+ female employees who are joining together to help break gender barriers in construction. The groundbreaking of La Elaina will also kick off National Women’s History Month. The company has also received support from Director and former President of National Association of Women in Construction’s Miami Chapter, Lucia Soria. She says, “the core purpose of our organization is to continue inspiring women and enhance their success in the construction industry. When women unite, they can accomplish anything, and I am proud to witness a company like Metronomic demonstrating this and making history in Miami.”
Leading the team will be Camila Osorio as Senior Project Manager. Camila has over 14 years of expertise in all aspects of the real estate development process and is currently the project manager for all Metronomic projects in Little Havana. Arlene Melendez will serve as Construction Coordinator with 18 years of construction and development experience in South Florida. The project will be constructed and managed entirely by women, which includes machine operators, excavators, masons, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, and more.
“La Elaina is going to break barriers for women in construction, and we couldn't be happier to spearhead this movement,” says Ricky Trinidad, President of Metronomic, Inc. “We believe an all-female team will create positive change in the community – and hopefully encourage permanent change in a male-dominated industry”.
Designed by local architecture firm CLAD Architecture and Design, the two-unit building will span 5,800 SF and feature six bedrooms and six bathrooms rooms per residence. Each 2,850 SF unit will include an exterior terrace, kitchen, living room, private yard, 2-car covered parking and attractive interior and exterior finishes.
La Elaina is designed to offer larger or multi-generational families’ maximum comfort and convenience by providing separate living environments within the home. It is also suitable for families with special-needs children or relatives that require the special care of a live-in nurse, nanny or caregiver to live in the home, providing separate rooms for treatment and care. The first floor can provide accessibility options for such needs, while the second floor is accessible from the first floor through a private interior stairwell for optional privacy, offering 3 bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms on each floor totaling 6 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms per unit. This creative layout conveniently provides 2 private and separate living areas in each unit.
The first La Elaina development will be located across the street from the Villas Beny More I apartments, another recently completed town home community by Metronomic Inc. Metronomic Inc. plans to develop additional La Elaina duplex buildings offering the “extended-family lifestyle” model throughout the community of Little Havana and similar communities in Miami where the need for extended family living is strong.
La Elaina is slated to break ground early March and completed by 2020. Full pre-leasing of the project will take place prior to completion of construction.
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