After Being Studied For A Year, City Approves Auberge Residences

Late last month, city zoning officials granted final approval for the three towers of Auberge Residences. Plans were first submitted about a year earlier.

The approved plans include 1,430 dwelling units, 1,680 parking spaces, and 13,150 sq. ft. of retail.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

That face in the last picture is how I feel about the renderings

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Wow, you’re so cool.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I can’t believe the city allowed ingress and egress to the parking garage front on Biscayne Blvd.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The city doesn’t care about making streets for people. They treat cars as their number one priority. This project is a disaster on so many levels, but mainly based upon the amount of parking included.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Totally a violation of Miami 21.

5.6.4c. Parking should be accessed by an Alley. Parking shall be accessed from the Secondary Frontage when available. Where Lots have only Principal Frontages, parking may be accessed from the Principal Frontages.

5.6.2f. Loading and service entries shall be within the Third Layer and shall be accessed from Alleys
when available, and otherwise from the Secondary Frontage. Loading spaces and service areas shall be internal to the building. Where Lots have only Principal Frontages, vehicular entries,
Loading Docks and service areas shall be permitted on Principal Frontages by Waiver.

Last time i checked this project has 4 frontages. There was no need to have vehicular access from Biscayne Boulevard. That street should be held to the highest standard.

I swear the city doesnt even follow its own plainly written code.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Miami 21 really is a good code if the city would actually enforce it. Instead they completely ignore it and then people think its the code’s fault when really its the administration of it…..

Anonymous
5 years ago

They access the parking from the back
They have an exit on Biscayne which is allowed by Code

Anonymous
5 years ago

I dont know where they get off with that interpretation. If you research New Urbanism, other form based codes, or talk to DPZ its pretty clear it was not their intention to have ANY vehicular access off of a primary unless your lot only has a primary. Just because the city watered down the code with poor “interprations” doesnt make it good urban planning.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Where in the code does it say you can have an exit from a primary?

Anonymous
5 years ago

You can exit INTO a Primary.
they don’t enter thru Biscayne.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Waiver 5.6.2

Anonymous
5 years ago

Miami 21 is toothless.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Per Miami 21…”Waivers are intended
to relieve practical difficulties in complying with the strict requirements of this Code. Waivers are not intended to relieve specific cases of financial hardship, nor to allow circumventing of the intent of
this Code.”

I dont see the practical difficulties in having egress off of 14th and 15th. This seems like another case where the city just hands out waivers like candy to give developers whatever the heck they want.

suomynona
5 years ago

Was NE 15th St even feasible considering how narrow it is and with the metromover being there?

Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s a normal 2 way street and the metro mover doesn’t interfere at all. Plus they could have also used 14th st. There was absolutely no need to exit from biscayne boulevard. Just crappy planning.

suomynona
5 years ago

Don’t think 14th St was feasible because it would’ve been too close to the intersection.

Anonymous
5 years ago

It could have had a right turn only sign which would have been a simple fix. They could have had both an exit on 15th and and right turn only exit on 14th. These a pretty common solutions.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Instead what you’ll get is several hundred cars a day trying to dash across biscayne boulevard in an attempt to make a left turn and head north….

Anonymous
5 years ago

What’s annoying is that there are 4 towers just south of this site (marquis, 10 museum park, 900 biscayne, and marina blue) which have basically the same condition and none of them needed vehicular access via biscayne boulevard. They all utilize the northern, southern and western streets for drop off, parking and loading as it should be. Thus allowing biscayne boulevard to be a nice unobstructed promenade. Can u imagine if each of these towers had been allowed to egress via biscayne boulevard. It would have totally ruined the street. Even Zaha with her new tower managed to not access via biscayne boulevard. But for whatever reason arquiteconica/related love to circumvent the code ie. (icon bay, paraiso bay and now auberge). They are aided by mayor regalado who has never been a fan of Miami 21, who thwarts it at every turn and a zoning/ planning department that lacks the will to stand up and say no. So we lurch back to the same crappy planning principles that existed prior to Miami 21.

Anonymous
5 years ago

More towers? Sweet!

Anonymous
5 years ago

wouldn’t worry about any of this as I highly doubt it will ever be built…..at least in this cycle and by then a peoples revolution will almost all but guarantee some form of expanded mass transit in miami

Anonymous
5 years ago

You had me until the transit in Miami part.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

Icon 2.0

Anonymous
5 years ago

Is this a positive or negative comment?

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

Well ya gotta love the darker color of Icon, but with the pool fiasco……
I do like the massive scale, and when you divide out the retail etc this is only 1 space per unit which isn’t bad.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The Melody building is so ugly that they had to disguise it as a white box.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Another project by Related. Im sure they will have the same problem like Icon with all of their top quality finishes.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Anyone surprised the City rubber stamped the project?

1600 parking spaces is a joke. This project is across the street from the Metromover and also a huge bus transfer point.

305
5 years ago

How many feet tall will these towers be?

Anonymous
5 years ago

What a thing of beauty. Now go build it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

That parking garage is the worst design I have ever seen.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

I don’t think the blank box is the garage…pretty sure that’s Melody.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Blank volume is melody from Melo