The latest plan was reached after many meetings and
intense negotiations involving nearby condominium residents. It will
essentially stack the density from an already approved multi-building,
low-rise development into a single taller, more narrow structure.
In exchange for the greater height, developer Crescent Heights will position
the 410-unit building at the northeast corner of the sight to optimize
adjacent views as well as deed roughly 3.2 acres of land towards a new
city-owned park, reported RE Miami Beach.
Mayor Dan Gelber advocated for the taller design, touting benefits such as
avoiding a “wall-effect” along West Avenue. In a letter distributed to
residents and reported by The Next Miami, Gelber also stated that the
revised proposal would attract more “non-resident investors” and therefore
generate less congestion.
Local firm Arquitectonica will serve as architect. Earlier 42-story
renderings of the condo tower show a glassy, tapering design with continuous
balconies rising from a terraced landscaped podium.