CLIENT NEWS: South Beach is Heading to North Beach

August 23, 2019

Despite a 2015 public vote against increasing density in North Beach, Miami Beach will allow a luxury condo tower and refurbished hotels on North Beach's Ocean Terrace in exchange for a $15 million public park. Commissioners last week unanimously voted to change the future land-use designation and zoning regulations of a two-block stretch between 73rd and 75th Streets on Ocean Terrace. The move will allow Alex Blavatnik — brother of the energy billionaire Len Blavatnik — and megadeveloper Sandor Scher to[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Link at Douglas Developers Score $47M Construction Loan

July 12, 2019

The developers of Link at Douglas scored a $47 million loan to build the transit-oriented, mixed-use project near Coral Gables. Adler Group and 13th Floor Investments secured the loan from TD Bank to build the development’s first tower, which will have 312 apartments and 6,000 square feet of retail, according to a press release. The 22-story tower was designed by Corwil Architects. Link at Douglas will be built in phases over the next five years. It will have a total of[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel Wins Approval

July 3, 2019

All that’s left now: the aesthetic minutiae and the permits. Arquitectonica’s design for the 185-foot-tall, 800-room, $362 million Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel was unanimously approved by the Miami Beach Design Review Board on Tuesday. The hotel development team, led by developers David Martin of Terra and Jackie Soffer of Turnberry Associates, will still need to return to the city’s planning department to hash out details that include the look of balcony railings and privacy barriers, as well as the appearance[...]

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Miami’s Original Seaplane Base Poised for Expansion After Years of Litigation

June 28, 2019

Miami’s first and only seaplane base might be in line for a major facelift after settling a seven-year legal battle with the city, its landlord on Watson Island. The proposal has been moving forward since the operator and the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, which leases the 2.9-acre property, ended their legal dispute in 2014 with a new lease spelling out redevelopment parameters. Nautilus Enterprises LLC wants to build a 44,838-square-foot terminal and a 3,600-square-foot hangar and add 51 parking spaces. The[...]

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Lincoln Road could get two hotels under proposed new rules

June 5, 2019

It takes one developer to start a trend. More than a month since real estate investor Sam Herzberg unveiled a possible transformation of the Sterling Building on Lincoln Road into a hotel, a second property owner wants to do the same to the Lincoln Center, an apartment building with a ground-floor retail annex at 1637 Euclid Avenue. Monika Entin, an attorney representing Lincoln Center Associates, offered details about her client’s concept to build a multistory hotel addition to the existing[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Better Beach Awards 2019

June 3, 2019

Congratulations to a number of our clients, who were recognized during the Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Better Beach Awards, held a few weeks ago at the Faena Forum. In the Historic Preservation category for commercial buildings, The Greystone Hotel won Gold while 818 Lincoln Road received a Silver award.           For residential historic preservation, a Gold award was given to 1200 Ocean Drive.               The Celino was chosen[...]

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