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Related, Merrimac, Terra, AMLI, Rilea Get Approvals for Miami Projects

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From left: Gregory Mutz of AMLI Residential. Terra’s David Martin. Luke Simpson of Grand Peaks Properties. Related’s Jorge Perez. Nick Simpson, Grand Peaks Properties (Getty Images, AMLI, Terra, Grand Peaks Properties, Associates, Corwil Architects, Arquitectonica)

The Miami skyline continues to fill up.

Four proposed projects in Miami were approved Wednesday, but one developer’s planned tower ran into trouble during a city board meeting.

Affiliate groups and Merrimac Ventures’ Miami World Center condominium; AMLI Residential’s second apartment project in Miami; Rilea Group’s mid-rise rental building near the airport; I got approval from the board.

Grand Peaks Property’s plans for a new multifamily project in Brickell fell apart by a 5-1 vote.

Empire Brickell | Grand Peaks Property

Grand Peaks Properties' Empire Brickell project (Corwil Architects)

Grand Peaks Properties’ Empire Brickell project (Corwil Architects)

denver base Grand Peaks According to the majority of UDRB members, the design of the proposed 26-story condominium tower adjacent to Little Havana and Brickell could use a more contemporary flair.

“To me, it seems outdated,” said director and architect Gia Zappatini. “I feel like it was built in the 70’s. Is there a slightly more modern building façade to explore?”

Another URDB member and architect, Willy Vermelo, said the design looks even older. “When you look at the architectural expression… when you look at these jutting columns, it looks like you’re doing something in Miami Beach in the 1950s. will be,’ he said.

However, representatives of Grand Peaks declined an offer to delay the vote so that the project’s designer, Albert Cordobes, could vote. Fine-tune the aesthetics of your building.

“Unfortunately, we have some contractual obligations,” said Grand Peaks attorney Ines Marrero. “I can’t go back next month. I need today’s decision.”

As a result, the Board decided to add 10% more floorplates to Grand Peak’s project and accommodate the larger apartments, and 14% more parking to the building’s proposed 344 garage spaces and 8 street spaces. Rejected 5 to 1 waivers requested to be reduced.

Led by Luke Simpson and Nick Simpson, Grand Peaks can demand that Miam’s planning director ignore the UDRB’s decision and approve Empire Brickell’s current design and abandonment.

However, the Board voted to require that the Planning Director provide a written explanation to the UDRB if Empire Brickell is approved.

The one-acre development is located at 901 Southwest Third Avenue and 244 Southwest 9th Street. Empire Brickell features a mix of two and three bedroom units according to plans submitted to the city.

Crosby | Related and Merrimack

Jorge Pérez’s Related and Motwani family’s Merrimac are planning a 33-story, 450-unit short-term rental condominium at 601 North Miami Avenue and 25 Northeast Sixth Street.

Called The Crosby, the tower contains 350 square feet of micro-units. City approval is required for smaller condos, and the board approved this at a meeting.

The tower does not have residential parking as the city pushes to reduce reliance on automobiles and increase the use of public transportation. The site is within walking distance from several Metrorail stations. again, crosby Residents can use some 2,000 parking spaces miami world centerMerrimac’s Nitin Motwani told the board.

Still, some officials had trouble understanding the lack of parking, calling it the “new Miami” building. Others asked for more bike and scooter space than is currently planned.

“If you want to promote walking and alternative modes of transportation without parking in urban buildings, you know there is a shortage of parking for bicycles and scooters,” said Ligia Ines Labrada, board member. .

Coconut Grove-based affiliates and Fort Lauderdale-based Merrimack have purchased a half-acre development site. $12 million in December.

Motwani, Art Falcone and CIM Group are the master developers of the 27-acre Miami WorldCenter, much of which is complete.

3001 NE 1st Ave | AMLI

AMLI Residential's Midtown Miami Project (AMLI)

AMLI Residential’s Midtown Miami Project (AMLI)

In midtown Miami, Chicago-based AMLI got the green light to fine-tune its previously approved design for a 389-unit condominium tower with 28,000 square feet of retail space at 3001 Northeast First Avenue. According to city records, the changes include increasing the project 21 feet to 330 feet, but leaving it at 31 floors, and reducing the parking space by 4 spaces.

Arquitectonica architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia said he tweaked the design so that part of the building is low-rise and the rest looks like two towers. told the meeting.

Paid by AMLI led by Gregory Mutz $30.5 million 1.8-acre development in November. This property is half a block from AMLI’s 719-unit he AMLI Midtown Miami apartment complex at 3000 Northeast Second Avenue, completed in 2020.

The Residence in the Grove | Photo Terra and AB Asset Management

Terra and AB Asset Management's Residences in the Grove (Architectonica)

Terra and AB Asset Management’s Residences in the Grove (Architectonica)

Proposed redevelopment The Malone Hotel Tenants in Coconut Grove apartments passed the UDRB with minimal debate.

Miami-based Terra and Miami Beach-based AB Asset Management are co-developing The Residences in the Grove at 2835 Tigertail Avenue. According to plans filed with the city, the joint venture will be a five-story building with 174 units, 24,000 square feet of retail and 344 parking spaces. Terra is led by his CEO David Martin and AB Asset is led by his co-founder and principal Getzy Fellig.

The zoning of Malone’s 2.2-acre site will allow the proposed project, but the UDRB should consider development over 200,000 square feet. Designed by Arquitectonica, Residences in the Grove feature coral rock façades and other architectural elements to match the character of Coconut Grove.

“I think it’s a breath of fresh air,” said UDRB member Anthony Tzamtzis. I love how you leveraged existing sites to create something on a very human scale. “

Airport Site | Lilea

Plans for Miami-based Rilea’s six-story apartment were also approved, but not without a few proposed changes.

Alan and Diego Ojeda’s Rilea wants to develop a 162 unit at 4301 Northwest Seventh Street in Miami’s Fragami neighborhood. The site’s zoning technically allows him eight stories, but the Federal Aviation Administration requires a lower height due to its proximity to Miami International Airport. This project will raise the maximum FAA-allowed 60 feet 11 inches.

UDRB members recommended that developers try to raise the ceiling height in some retail areas. A representative for Rilea said this is 11 feet, adding that it is also partially constrained by the overall height limit of the project. A board member suggested that 15 feet would be a more appropriate height, and another board member raised an issue with the pool being in the courtyard rather than the roof.

Atlantic Voyager, led by Francisco Valdez, owns 1.5 acres. Now he’s a two-story, 43,000-square-foot retail center, records show. According to city records, the owner commissioned Rilea to develop and manage the project.

The project will launch in an area that has not received as much developer attention as centralized areas like Brickell.

This is “a very weak corner of the city,” said UDRB President Ignacio Permuy. He added that the Lilea project is “very attractive for pedestrians and all circulation in the area.”

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