Two Proposals Would Redevelop The Byron Carlyle Theater In North Beach With Residential, Hotel

Developers have submitted two competing bids to redevelop the Byron Carlyle Theater in North Beach.

Miami Beach invited bidders to submit proposals for the property and received just two responses.

Pacific Star Capital would build an 11-story building designed by Kobi Karp, with 160 hotel rooms and ground floor commercial space.

The Byron is a competing bid from Matis Cohen, Keith Menin, and members of the Galbut family. It would include 114 residential units, in a seven story building designed by Arquitectonica. Apartments would be micro-sized.

Both bidders own property nearby with plans for development.

A cultural center would also be developed as part of the bids.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous

I think the KK project is more interesting visually – lighter, better for the beach.

Anonymous

The KK one has too much going on, and Arquitectonica’s is cheapened by the checkerboard arrangement of balconies, but otherwise would look like back when they actually designed good buildings like The Atlantis and Palace.

Anonymous

I agree. KK is a MUCH nicer design. I like it very much.

Anonymous

Nice.. and hopefully project incorporates the theater space.

Anonymous

The minute I saw drawings, I knew it wasn’t in Miami. Miami Beach gets the creative genes moving. This side of the bay is a bit more bland.

Anonymous

Interesting opinion.
Miami’s 1000 Museum Park is is not bland to me. Seems more creative than anything on Miami Beach (except maybe the Fountainebleu).
I think Echo Brickell is nicer than anything in Miami Beach.
Ditto for Brickell City Center (especially the balconies and rooftop of East Hotel).
I even like Icon Brickell more than Icon SoBe.

Anonymous

GREAT !!! Get rid of that theater … Miami needs more hotels. and more banks, nail salons and Peruvian ceviche places. who needs a crummy old theater. great job Miami — woot woot. keep on plowing down old cruddy history. we don’t want that here.

Anonymous

I get the sarcasm, but really….when was the last time you used the theater?
It was a dump 20 years ago, for sure. That was the last time that I was there.

I like preservation, but not for preservations sake.

Curious….do you use a manual typewriter, or did you shell out the dough for the electric model with auto-return carrige?

Anonymous

Please, anyone but the Galbuts and their Arquitectonica buddies. They’ve gone overdrive in Miami Beach development. We need some diversity.

Anonymous

Nice, zero parking for one proposal and minimal parking for the other.

Anonymous

Please no Menin

Or Cohen and arq

The kk design is much better

Anonymous

Kobi all the way

The 2nd isn’t bad but doesn’t go with Miami Beach. Weak proposal imo. Very boring

Anonymous

Typical miami kobi krap vs arqueticonica

Anonymous

Kobi Karp design is more beachy

Anonymous

KK ? Arquitectonica ?
But PLEASE incorporate a theater somewhere!! Just wait and see….This Town Center will just be another concrete canyon tunnel running from beach to bay!!

Anonymous

Let them build the hotel somewhere else and LET people in north beach keep the theater AS IS. Land right at the bridge on bay drive. City hall is like offer-up on anything belonging to the people.

Anonymous

If the “people” want the theater, Bernie, they can crowdfund the money and make a competing bid. Im sure a credible idea would win at a discount to what any developer would pay.

Anonymous

I like the second design better than the first one