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.