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Yotel Hotel & Apartments Redesigned To Remove Parking Garage

The developers of the proposed Yotel hotel and apartment building have resubmitted plans for the project, in an attempt to gain approval from Miami’s Planning Department.

The new proposal removes a parking garage from the proposal. Zoning does not require parking for the residential units due to proximity to Metromover, and the developer is requesting a waiver to allow for offsite parking to satisfy a requirement for the hotel units.

Even with the parking garage removed, several additional waivers will need to be granted in order to build on the small 14,903 square foot lot, including setback and lot coverage waivers.

Under the new plans, a 29-story project with 10-stories of micro-hotel and 16-stories of apartments would be built. In total, there would be 188 apartments and 225 hotel rooms.

Previously, the developer had proposed a 45-story tower with 180 apartments and 262 hotel rooms, above a 10-story garage with 144 spaces.

Aria Development Group is partnering with Kuwait’s Aqarat on the plans. Stantec is the architect.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board will review the plans at a meeting on April 19.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Nice design and glad to see buildings without parking garages. Downtowns should be places to meet, walk and move sans a car. The more you facilitate parking, the less people will depend on walking or mass transit. Only in the U.S. are buildings in city centers required to provide parking. Moreover, they degrade the aesthetic design.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Name me one “downtown” that doesn’t have parking? People don’t “opt-out” of driving a car because of the lack of parking, people drive because of lack of reliable public transit among other reasons. While I agree that the city should not incentivize the building of parking and should allow those developers that can do away with it. It is absurd to think that just by not providing parking will create the incentive to all of a sudden walk everywhere, especially if you have done nothing to address mobility and public transit. Otherwise it’s just social engineering, like the communists trying to convince people to live in poverty for the good of “your fellow comrades”, you want people to sweat it out in the streets because that’s what they “should” do downtown. Maybe we can all go to Cuba, where there is plenty of parking, and we can all ride to work on the back of a russian tractor. Cities exist because it is the most efficient organizational system created by humans for the concentration of wealth and culture. The movement of goods and ideas is critical to it’s usefulness. If it becomes too difficult or too expensive to move goods… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

Um, Barcelona, for one

Anonymous
Anonymous

Met Sq will not have parking. Will utilize Met 3 garage and will have valet

Anonymous
Anonymous

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you stop the parking madness, transportation will follow. No transportation will ever be created while it’s convenient to park.
You seem to write eloquently, but you obviously don’t have a passport. Drive to your nearest post office, get a passport and see the world

Anonymous
Anonymous

tell me oh wise one, what will i find after i take out my passport and travel? again, name me on “decent” city that doesn’t have parking?

Anonymous
Anonymous

There’s not enough room here to name them. Which proves the point you obviously don’t have a passport.

Anonymous
Anonymous

you can’t because there are none and you are full of shit. another communist that wants others to sacrifice for “their vision” of what a city “should” be. fake intellectual

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t mean to take sides but all city centers in Europe are void of public parking in fact, most of them are banning cars from the city centers altogether. This has not only cleaned the environment but has made real estate values to increase

Anonymous
Anonymous

Obviously, you’re upset. I see you started using foul language. Have a nice day.
Go get your passport and expand your horizons. They’re beyond narrow.

Anonymous
Anonymous

you can’t name them because they don’t exist. which proves the fact that you are a fake intellectual. just another elitist that wants to tell the peasants how they should live.

Marc305
Marc305

I live and work in Brickell, I am a frequent Metromover rider and on occasion I take the Metro. However, I would never get rid of my convertible. I have friends in Broward and West Miami and I am not about to take public transportation to get there. For all the comments in this section I would like to know how many of you actually do not have a car and rely completely on public transportation, I am willing to bet that it will be less than 40% if that!

Anonymous
Anonymous

You don’t get it Marc. As soon as electric autonomous cars become the norm. It will cost $2 to get from Downtown Miami to Sawgrass Mills, therefore car ownership will become obsolete. And that’s sooner than you think. For the record, I had two cars 3 years ago, ditched one last year, and just ditched the second one. I wasn’t using it at all. I live in Brickell, I know not everyone can do this now, but it’s coming.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Marc – the only people who would not require a car would be folks in college.. students that ride a bike, skateboard, out of towners working locally, those DUI folks without a drivers license, etc..

I live downtown and rarely take my car out of the garage during the week.. but weekends are a different story.. like you I have family and friends all over Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and I need my car to get around or travel around Florida.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Huh? Downtown districts should be places for WORK and LEISURE.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t have a car, but I also live and work in downtown, so its not a hassle. I have family that lives in west Kendall, so I usually take the metrorail to dadeland station and an Uber from there. Once I’m at my family’s house I’m usually driving Miss Dasiy, Lol. But I agree if you have family any where north of Miami its pretty difficult to not have a car.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thumbs up for no parking!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Even downsized, it’s a welcome addition to the area!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree.
I live at the Loft II and hate to see that empty wasteland plot of land

KFe
KFe

I applaud the parking removal from the project but for some reason it seems that the new design is even more plain and boring that its predecessor

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very poor design/architecture all around this building too. What were the developers thinking at the time? That two high rise outhouses could get built along the Boulevard. Incredible.

Anonymous
Anonymous

All you advocates of no-parking buildings are not from South Florida.. When will you realize this is a tropical monsoon climate, and not conducive to long walks or hour long bus stops waiting for a bus.. for at least 6 months out of the year it won’t be pleasant. If you live in Coral Gables or Doral, and work in Brickell and Downtown you will spend 4 hours a day waiting for or riding the bus. In 90+ degree weather, you will be doing a little sweating and working on your farmers tan.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Car ownership is about to become obsolete. You’ll see.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lol.. maybe when gas is $13 per gallon, but by drive electric cars will drive us around.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Gas is also almost obsolete for transportation. Since yesterday Tesla is the most valuable car company in the US. Electric cars will be driving us around like yesterday.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t hold your breath on that thought….
You will be surprised what the new geopolitical world we live in can do to gasoline.

Marc305
Marc305

I am so glad you brought this up. I have been in Real Estate since 2001 and over 95% of all the clients we have ever helped feel exactly the way you do. Even if you live and work in Brickell this does not mean that you do not have family or have business somewhere else in the city that is not easily accessible by public transportation where you need to drive. We need to create a better metro system than the one we have now starting with connecting South Beach to the mainland and going north to at least Aventura.

jordy
jordy

I walked for hours each day when I studied in Florence Italy. The temperature in the summer was around 100 degrees daily

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m sure your attire was professional getting sweat all over it

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seriously, why do you people keep on moving in and around Downtown Miami when all you do is complain about the noise and traffic? It’s like walking into a pizza parlor, ordering a pizza and then complaining that you didn’t get a hamburger. You are moving into an urban area and then complaining about urban issues. I guess you people didn’t have any sense talked into when deciding to move so “close to it all”.

Yet Another Anonymous
Yet Another Anonymous

I had no idea how old the existing building might have been: 227 NE 2nd St is a multi-family home in Miami, FL 33132. This 26,469 square foot multi-family home sits on a 7,500 square foot lot and features 57 bedrooms and 45 bathrooms. This property was built in 1916. ”

So they tore it down in 2014 just before it hit 100, same story as Tobacco Road.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse

Ugly,squat building,this property deserves better.Hope it doesn’t happen and in a few years something more impressive comes along.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It still looks like shit.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I know this is the most mundane and absurd design for the area. There is no creativity in the design but really guys…. Anything is better to fill that hole in the CBD. Think what this hotel can bring to the area….

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree. The taller building that sits adjacent to it is an absolute eyesore and shouldn’t be in the CBD to begin with.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks like it belongs in the suburbs. Why do these developers keep on building crap that does not belong in the city? Is Downtown Miami just becoming a larger version of Dadeland?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why doesnt the City start implementing metro stops being connected to the building?

Is there something that doesn’t allow this?

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