Fontainebleau Applies For Construction Permit To Begin 5-Story Expansion

The Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach is moving forward with plans to build a 5-story expansion, and has applied for a construction permit to begin work.

The new addition will be built on what is currently a surface parking lot at 4360 Collins Avenue.

The project actually includes seven levels since there are two basement floors:

  • Basement level 1 – parking
  • Basement level 2 – parking
  • Ground floor – parking, back of house and loading
  • Level 2 – junior ballroom, pre-function, and meeting rooms
  • Level 3 – meeting rooms, circulation spaces, a commercial kitchen, and a pedestrian bridge connecting the building to the existing Fontainebleau Tresor tower on the north side of the property
  • Level 4 – grand ballroom and pre-assembly spaces
  • Roof level – plans show a roof deck. There will also be planters, the permit says

There are multiple construction permits now pending.

They include permits for demolition of the existing surface parking lot, tree removal, construction fencing an temporary signage, deep soil mixing, a temporary hydrant meter, and for full construction of the 5-story building itself.

The project was approved by Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board in 2020.

Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe is the architect.

 

 


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Anonymous
7 months ago

The article states; “The new addition will be built on what is currently a surface parking lot.”

I’m trying to understand why this project has to be approved by the Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Parking lots have sat empty for so long that they gained historical importance!

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Not too familiar with design and zoning, but seems appropriate given that the expansion should meet the architectural standards and aesthetics of the property. It is of one Miami Beach’s most popular centers for hospitality. That’s besides the fact that the renderings seem a little unimaginative, but thats just my personal opinion lol

Anonymous
7 months ago

“expansion should meet the architectural standards and aesthetics of the property. The renderings seem a little unimaginative, but thats just my personal opinion lol.”

It can be not be only unimaginative to you, but to other people also. That’s why I don’t understand why this expansion on a surface parking lot has meet the “architectural standards and aesthetics” and approved by the Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You don’t understand historic preservation review, which is to review alterations, including in this case an expansion, so that they are consistent with the architectural qualities of a designated building.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Approval for an expansion on a parking lot?

Anonymous
7 months ago

It doesn’t match the rest of the Fontainebleau!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Agreed, it looks like a 1970s bank building, and the blank wall along the street under the pedestrian bridge is a flaw.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hopefully this will lead to an influx of convention business and upgrade the atmosphere from what is now that of an “up in smoke” college frat party to more of an elegant resort that this property is worthy of.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fontainebleau Hotel is a case of overcoming: a decadent hotel in the past, today a top hotel. I think it’s already the biggest hotel in Miami Beach. And it continues to expand.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fontainebleau Resort and Casino…just sayin’.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great design. Let’s get it done.

Ugly Building!
7 months ago

Ugly as sin.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Explain.

Traffic Nightmare!
7 months ago

This will greatly increase traffic and gridlock on Collins Avenue. Soho Beach House is screwed.

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

Always wondered how that surface lot survived for so long next to packed hotels.