Crescent Heights Proposes 50-Story Tower At Entrance To South Beach (Again)

Developer Crescent Heights is once again proposing to build a tall, Arquitectonica-designed condo tower at 500 Alton Road.

It would replace an approved plan to build a much shorter apartment project, ranging in height from 5 to 7 stories. The maximum height limit for the area is 75 feet (or about 7 stories) under the city’s zoning code.

Three possible plans are to be presented at a meeting with neighbors scheduled for tonight, according to remiamibeach:

  • 36-story tower while retaining the old South Shore Hospital building, along with construction of new 4-story apartment building
  • 42-story tower while demolishing the old South Shore Hospital building, along with construction of new 4-story apartment building
  • 50-story tower while demolishing the old South Shore Hospital building

The South Shore Hospital building being used as leverage to obtain higher intensity for the site has been retained by the developer as a vacant eyesore for over a decade, directly at the main entrance to South Beach.

A meeting with neighbors is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Mondrian Hotel.

 

 

south shore hospital in 2014, now abandoned for over a decade. it has since been stripped of glass:

(photo: phillip pessar)