Controversial Infinity Project Proposed In Sunny Isles With 220 Hotel Rooms, 120 Residential Units

A proposal to build a mixed-use project called Infinity is generating controversy in Sunny Isles.

Infinity was submitted late last year with plans for 120 residential units, 220 hotel units, 22,560 square feet of retail, and around 700 parking spaces.

Kobi Karp is the architect.

The land is currently used as surface parking for the Newport Beach hotel across the street.

Approval by the city commission was deferred at a January meeting due to opposition from city residents who say the city is overdeveloped and questions over zoning.

Now, the city commission will consider a plan to upzone the area to allow for 6,000 hotel units and 1,000 residential units in an area to be called “Town Center District.”

A commission meeting on the upzoning is scheduled for July 18. Some residents and property owners, have expressed anger at the plan, according to Community Newspapers. Among those opposed is Raanan Katz, who owns many of the large RK shopping centers on Collins Avenue.

 

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Anonymous

Seems like a better use of land than a surface parking lot.

Anonymous

Gee this county is full of crybabies.

Anonymous

You seen to be one of them with this comment? No?

Anonymous

Like the saying goes, “throw a rock at a crowd of dogs and the one that hollers is the one that got hit!”

Hello crybaby…

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Huh? I never heard that saying before in my life. You just made that up.

Anonymous

Man have you been living under that rock for too long…

Anonymous

i’ll give you something to cry about. LOL

Anonymous

“opposition from city residents who say the city is overdeveloped and questions over zoning.”

As long as there was no opposition to these people when they decided to move there they now feel they have the right to prevent other people from doing what they did and they have the right to call shots over the whole place.

Anonymous

Why is it controversial though?🤷🏻‍♂️

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NIMBY’s make everything controversial.

Anonymous

Building looks super nice and shows an overpass to walk across the street. Sunny Isles had made amazing change since the days of ugly 2 story motels.

Anonymous

A city isn’t over developed if it has plenty of surface parking lots.

Anonymous

NIMBY cry babies surrounded by towers dont want this lmao

Anonymous

This is about retail competition. Guess he can’t handle any of that.

Anonymous

Controversial because Sunny Isles Beach residents don’t want to live in a Brickell style community. Controversial as well because it goes against the city’s Comprehensive Plan to build.

Anonymous

Why is it controversial because it’s too short?

Anonymous

Pretty sneaky, the infinity project “architect” who did the concept art conveniently suffered amnesia and forgot most of the buildings on the east side of Collins, you could barely see the beach from that angle and not as the “mirage” image shows. Of course for him, a great and convenient way to magically mitigate a east-west concrete canyon.

Anonymous

Controversial or Dated?

Anonymous

Oh NIMBY’s

Anonymous

For Kobi Krap, this is pretty good. How about instead of his proposed boxy cluttered monstrosities along Biscayne Boulevard, we get this kind of solid infill?

Anonymous

I much prefer Kobi Karp’s “boxy cluttered monstrosities” on Biscayne Boulevard than those roach infested 1940’s ugly one and two story motels that the dumbass historic preservation board fought to keep.

Anonymous

And what’s in it for RK? HA HA

Dr Scholl's

And the mayor who promised no construction on the west side of Collins must be Gellin’ with all the $$$ he must have put in his pocket, courtesy of Infinity Greed..

Anonymous

Who cares?

Anonymous

EXACTLY …

Anonymous

It’s pretty funny how this project, of all projects in that City, is being objected to. This actually has some useful retail space for residents. The empty, monolithic, oceanfront development is what needs to be reigned in, if anything.

Anonymous

Ha!.. here’s a person whose mind is stuck in the 1950’s.

Anonymous

> 700 parking spaces

LOL

Anonymous

you realize that the shady russians have more than one car?

Anonymous

Shady Russians are living at Trump properties to have their anchor babies.

Anonymous

LOL!!!!!

Anonymous

You realize that property has no connection to the president? Lol

Anonymous

About as much connection to the President as he does to Putin, who of course, Obama said he would be flexible toward.

Anonymous

Ha!.. you cons will come up with anykind of BS to drag Obama in the mud won’t you? Trump called Putin a “good guy.”

Anonymous

Sunny Isles in one word: GROSS

Anonymous

Jealous?