500 Alton Submitted For Review, Would Match City’s Tallest Tower

Crescent Heights has submitted plans for the 500 Alton tower for city review.

If approved, it would essentially match the height of the tallest towers in the city, with a roof height of 557 feet above ground. The Blue and Green Diamonds are by far the tallest in the city at 559 feet.

In addition to the tower, a public park is planned, which will include a two-story retail building.

Two surface parking lots with 104 spaces are planned in the park, including one with 78 spaces for The Floridian condo building.

The project will include:

  • 337 residential units, averaging 1,282 square feet
  • 49,360 square feet of amenties
  • 7,120 square feet of retail in the park
  • 7,880 square feet of restaurant, split between the condo and in the park
  • 681 parking spaces, with 577 in the tower itself and the remaining 104 in surface lots

Arquitectonica is the architect.

The Miami Beach Planning Board is scheduled to review the proposal on April 30.

 

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Anonymous

Magnificent.. what a beautiful entrance to South Beach and Alton Road, this project will make.

Anonymous

The bridge is ugly, hopefully a new design is found.

Anonymous

I rather hope one day you will understand that the city of Miami beach does not need to please you…

Anonymous

About time Miami Beach got a new tallest. The complex with its open and retail spaces would make a great Baylink Metrorail stop, too!

Anonymous

The rooftop pool is going be nice

Anonymous

Seems like a positive project overall but why are there two surface parking lots?

Anonymous

Awsome project !!!

Anonymous

This is awesome!!!

Anonymous

It should be 1,557 FT tall!

Anonymous

They certainly swindled their way to that height. Props to Mr. Galbut for his negotiating skills.

Anonymous

“public park and retail” :))

Anonymous

I love it. Have been waiting so long for this area to be redeveloped

Anonymous

Great job Dan Gelber

Anonymous

Everything looks great, but the sign of “Welcome to Miami Beach” has also think in the possibility of a train passing through the sign; nevermind, What train?

Anonymous

Pass OVER it via an elevated Metrorail or… a Disney-style monorail– with a station across from the tower.

Anonymous

based on the unit sizes I am a little less certain they are going to be condos.. If they’re condo this will be next cycle.

Anonymous

But Russ said they couldn’t be rentals.. had to be a super tall tower with 13 foot ceilings sold to out of towners who would never be there.

Anonymous

Super tall?

Anonymous

Why 78 out of 104 parking spaces reserved for Floridian?

Anonymous

Miami Beach residents are SCREWED again by the Planing & Design Review Board.
An “All Concrete Bunker Entry Way to Miami Beach”, No Palms Trees, No Greenery, No Idea that this is your first impression / introduction to the “IsIand Paradise” that once was.
The Park should have been placed at the very ENTRY !!! – with developer’s monstrosity behind !!!
IDIOTS !!!

Magazine

Why would you want a park that is less accessible by residents? The location of the park is perfect for residents, as it is now closer to the dense residential buildings on West Avenue. Why walk another two or three blocks past this project to get to the park?

In the location you are suggesting, the building also would directly block eastern views of both Bentley Bay and the Floridian buildings. The current location will not entirely block any existing views.

This also provides the developer the best bang for his buck, as buyers will only pay prices that make the project feasible with the bay view this location provides. The city would not be getting 3 acres of a public park with your suggestion. There is a fantasy world and then practical world. You are living in fantasy world, as your proposal would make no sense for the developer, and would deprive residents of this beautiful park.

Anonymous

Logical, but this reader is an Idiot. Don’t try to explain.

Anonymous

If I lived there the only I would feel screwed is if and when my rent or taxes go up.

Anonymous

You should research the evolution of city planning and Urban design.

Anonymous

“Island Paradise” is a marketing term, sorry to disappoint.

Anonymous

LEAVE BRO!