Harry Cain Tower Miami-Dade County H.U.D.
Miami, Florida

This 14-story building was developed by Miami-Dade County Housing & Urban Development (H.U.D.) to house needy elderly residents of the Downtown Miami area. The site is in a unique setting adjacent to the Miami-Dade Community College Wolfson Campus, thus affording the residents a dynamic and stimulating location near educational opportunities, shopping, entertainment, and transportation facilities. The facility provides 154 housing units, including studio, one bedroom, and handicap accessible apartments. The first floor accommodates retail space, while the second floor houses a YMCA childcare center. The third floor provides a community room with kitchen and laundry facilities, a medical clinic, and the central mail facility. The project was completed in 1983 within the owner’s budget at a construction cost of $5.9 million.