Alton Road’s ‘Waves’ Could Be Getting Taller

Russell Galbut wants to amend the Alton Road “Waves” project to take advantage of newly increased height limits.

The project was originally approved at 53 feet, but the city passed a height increase recently allowing for buildings up to 60-feet tall. The developer wants to go even taller than that, and has requested a variance to build up to 63 feet.

Miami Beach’s Design Review Board is scheduled to review the plans next month.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

I don’t know about anybody else but I’m admiring that skyline in the back of the photo and excited of the towers yet to come to that very same skyline.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Admiring it too. Hope they can fill in the right side of the skyline with more towers soon.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Are you a member of the Levine group?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Levine group ? No. The only Levine I ever knew was a professor I had in college named Levine(surname).

Anonymous
4 years ago

Disagree,let them build taller

Anonymous
4 years ago

Looks a little monotonous

Anonymous
4 years ago

It’s awful. Smaller, diverse organic developments are better than these big sprawling block-sized developments.

StreetsMatter
4 years ago

Thank you. The area where Miami fails time and time again is exactly this. Developers always feel the need to aggregate super block parcels and develop everything as one giant building. Developing a block into multiple projects of different uses/types/etc would drastically help Miami. It would lower rents, activate streets, and create a more diverse and beautiful city.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Let’s be honest… Can anything look worse then What is there now??? God please build something there already that land is eye sore and the project we be a great to the everyone who lives around it.. And last I checked Bently Bay doesn’t have window facing west anyways so who cares.. Unless someone is upset about there view of the onramp to Alton being blocked then I can understand:)

Anonymous
4 years ago

Galbut never actually builds anything in Miami Beach, adds value so he can flip it by up-zoning or accumulating variances. The Waves looks like Fred Flintstone designed it so lets hope the property gets sold to a professional developer who hires a world class architect . We have the Flamingo, don’t need another three block long “curtain”.

Anonymous
4 years ago

10′ increase approved by city commission 1/27/16, west side of Alton Rd from 6th to Collins Canal. The upzoning was sponsored by Turnberry project 1698 Alton Rd who now also requests vacation of Alton Alley, at Planning Board April 19th. Greedy pigs.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Thanks for the info. Lots of other buildings on the alley there, wonder if they agreed to it?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Please say no to this requested variance. Developers are chipping away, foot by foot, at the height limit in Miami Beach. Human scaled development is what can set us apart from other cities in the area.

suomynona
4 years ago

Does 3 feet makes much difference to you? I understand not wanting a 150-foot tower in an area zoned for 60-feet, but 63 vs 60? Who cares.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Well, the height limit was 50 feet according to this story, although I have not read any details from other news sources about ” city passed a height increase recently allowing for buildings up to 60-feet tall”. E

Anonymous
4 years ago

YES…we care!

Danny
4 years ago

3′ is most likely because they need more height to fit an adequate pool deck. This does not affect your skyline much as the additional three feet are at the top deck which has the least enclosed sq. ft.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Taller = More FAR = More Traffic.

Terrible idea.

Anonymous
4 years ago

How does taller mean more FAR?? Is the number of floors allowed still the same? Yes-Number of units allowed still the same Yes..if so traffic will be the same..

FYI you can’t increase FAR without having a public vote with a 60% or more in favor. Just like Ocean Terrace and the convention center needed!!
So that’s not happing anytime soon 🙂

Anonymous
4 years ago

Channel 77 at 1:49pm watching now live, Galbut is asking Planning Board for ANOTHER upzoning law to allow extra FAR at Waves at 500 Alton Rd. He makes a fool out of us all.

Anonymous
4 years ago

What did the board say in response?