CLIENT NEWS: Miami Beach Preservation Board Approves Addition for Generator Hostel and Hotel

October 20, 2020

The Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board has approved a new four-story addition to the Generator hotel and hostel on Collins Avenue. Following pushback from the Board (HPB) and the Miami Design Preservation League in July, plans were revised to retain an existing two-story garage structure and move the proposed new structure further south on the property. The new building was also reduced in height from five stories to four. Generator, which bills itself as a “hybrid between hostels and hotels,”[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Preservation Board Approves Planned Renovations and “Supper Club” for Historic Paris Theater

September 9, 2020

The new owner of Miami Beach’s historic Paris Theater will present his plans for a high-end supper club to the City’s Historic Preservation Board this week. Mathieu Massa is seeking the Board’s approval to build kitchen and storage additions and to make interior modifications to support the new use. Massa’s attorney, Greg Fontela with Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes, wrote in the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) application, “The concept for this venue is for a restaurant and entertainment establishment, to recall[...]

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Three Firm Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® 2021 Edition; Jeffrey Bercow Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami in Land Use & Zoning

August 20, 2020

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Bercow, Ben Fernandez and Michael Larkin were given recognition in the The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 17th year, co-founder and managing partner Jeffrey Bercow has been cited for his work in Environmental, Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law. Bercow was also named the “2021 Miami[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Developer Rishi Kapoor lands approval for mixed-use co-living project in South Beach

August 13, 2020

Developer Rishi Kapoor is a step closer to bringing his Urbin Retreat concept to South Beach. Kapoor and his partners won the unanimous endorsement of the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board Tuesday afternoon for a mixed-use co-living and hotel development on Washington Avenue. Unless the decision is appealed, the developer can now move forward with demolishing a one-story retail building at 1260 Washington Avenue that was constructed in 1948, to replace it with a six-story building with 56 hotel rooms, 49 co-living[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Akara Partners Bought Acre of Miami Worldcenter for $18.85M

July 27, 2020

A piece of the last vacant parcel at Miami Worldcenter sold on Friday. The Chicago-based development firm Akara Partners bought an acre from Miami Worldcenter Associates for $18.85 million, according to a press release. The land, beside the Metromover Station, is located at Northeast Second Ave., from Northeast 10th St. to Northeast 11th St. Only 36,273 square feet can be developed because the remainder of the property, or 8,227 square feet, is located underneath the Metromover Station. Akara is planning two towers,[...]

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CLIENT NEWS: Developer of Proposed 62-story West Brickell Tower will Rebuild Firehouse Among Other Benefits

June 15, 2020

There’s nowhere left to build in Brickell but up, so a real estate developer plans to stack a 62-story condo-hotel-office tower on top of a fire station. Enough, say neighboring residents who fear they will lose a beloved park and be forced to cope with gridlocked streets and overcrowded schools. The project by developer Michael Stern, who has built dazzling “super talls” in New York City, would encompass West Brickell’s Fire Station No. 4 as the ground floor. As part of[...]

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