Hotel With Micro-Units Planned On Washington Avenue

A seven-story hotel is planned on Washington Avenue in South Beach, taking advantage of newly increased height limits.

Estis, LLC and 955 Washington Ownership, LLC plan to partially demolish a contributing historic structure. The companies are controlled by the Galbut family and Ester Percal.

Lee-Ann Pharmacy is operating on one property that was recently acquired by the developing group. A second property has been controlled by the developers for decades.

The new hotel will feature unusually small rooms, called “micro-units” (Beach commissioners are scheduled to vote today on revising city code for hotel unit size, but it isn’t clear if it is related.)

Urban Robot Associates is the architect. Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board approved the tower at a meeting yesterday.