Apartment Building Proposed In North Beach With Small Unit Sizes & Less Than One Parking Space Per Residence

Yet another residential proposal has been submitted for North Beach, in an area that was recently upzoned by the city of Miami Beach.

The newest proposal is for a 14-story building at 7140 Abbott Avenue.

It will include 232 residential units, and 16,074 square feet of retail

The average size per unit will be just 500 square feet. There will also be just 147 parking spaces – fewer than one per unit.

A company managed by Robert Finvarb is the developer.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

The Design Review Board is scheduled to review the project on April 7.

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Considering the average parking spot is about 200 square feet once you add in the required drive aisles and ramps it works up it could nearly be the same size as the unit!

Glad to see there is less than 1 spot. Frankly micro units shouldn’t have any parking!

305
6 months ago

It’s more like 325-350 sf per space when including the circulation and area lost for columns

A City Dude
6 months ago

Why? So people will park on the streets? We are at least 20-years out from a comprehensive Mass Transit System… And that’s if they had funding TODAY! And the SoFL temps/weather is not “bicycle-friendly” 80% of the time. (Leisure, it’s ok… dressed to go to work to pay for the over-priced micro-unit? NO!) It’s just another way to maximize a profit, then run out the door and watch the gridlock get worse… and the fighting over non-existent street parking! And if your office isn’t in Downtown… you’re in for a 3-hour one-way commute via Metrobus! Stupid that it’s being allowed. Miami-Dade needs to bite the bullet and get Metrorail construction started NOW!

Anonymous
6 months ago

What’s the point of attracting micro units if the people are going to work far away? These are sold as people who want to live/work/play in this community.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It had less parking, but still manages to look like a Soviet apartment block. Arquitectonica never ceases to amaze me.

Anonymous
6 months ago

they should be banned!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Everyone gets ONE electric scooter space !!! LMAO

Baixinho
6 months ago

Who – just WHO – needs this sh#t?????

Anonymous
6 months ago

America moving from big beautiful suburban homes with 60 foot lot lines to now shoe box homes with no cars and further to co-living. Does not sound like progress to me.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I guess it comes down to freedoms preferences. Do you.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Preferences, and we have run out of land and can’t keep moving the Urban Development boundary. It is more sustainable for res poured and mobility to have denser cities.

305
6 months ago

This is progress for those from the NE who want smaller second homes with less maintenance. Also “progress” for the inevitable swarm of “investors” from South America

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yea but when we zone 80% of our city’s as single family suburban homes, it really doesn’t give people too much of a choice in where they want to live since the only option most people have are these ugly suburban homes. Thankfully, we are slowly reversing one of the worst ideas ever conceived in American post war history–urban sprawl, and I hope more of these projects get approved and built.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Who are you kidding? Given the choice, 80% plus would choose single family over apartments. It’s economics that gets in the way of choice. A dwindling percentage can afford single family homes.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I have always believed that the Shake Weight was “the worst idea ever conceived in American Post War History.

CEC
6 months ago

Who cares; this is not Miami

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why do care to read it then…