Mixed-Use Project Planned On Biscayne Boulevard

A developer is proposing a mixed-use project on Biscayne Boulevard.

The proposal calls for a new building to be constructed next to the Bayside Motor Inn at 5101 Biscayne Boulevard. The existing building is considered a historic Mimo structure and will be restored, with a portion of the building that is not considered historic to be demolished.

About 19,000 square feet of new construction is planned, mostly office, with ground floor retail. Most of the historic building will be used for a restaurant.

Miami’s historic preservation board will review the plans next week. City staff is supportive of the plans.

Urban Robot Associates of Miami Beach is the architect. An affiliate of Mattoni Group is the developer.

 

 

 

 

(photos: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous

Great Project and a really solid set of Miami 21 compliance plans. +100! That’s how it done!

Honeycomb Cheerios

the honeycomb is just a facade treatment to the building envelope and is not intrgal to a structural solution…in other words, it’s just window dressing for effect. Many architects are hack artist and would take from design leading thinkers like BIG so that they can follow a new trend. Developers don’t care, they just want to sell the newest dress in the window.

Anonymous

Exactly. This is on-trend and nobody should be surprised it is ubiquitous on new projects. Coming soon to an Arquitectonica condo tower in Brickell.

MIA Man

They could use that money to make it affordable for low income residents to live in Brickell to make the area more diverse.

Anonymous

Great scale, nothing wrong with imitating good design, far better than the monstrous 40, 50, 60, 80 story Related/Arq piles of painted concrete blocks going up everywhere! But yes, should be residential and not office above, residents are needed to support a walkable MiMo commercial district. it will never happen without more on-site residents.

Anonymous

Morning Side residents don’t want residential building to come to the MiMo district (which they believe id they own). They will sing as many “executive orders” as they can to kill it.

Big deal

The horizontally stacked flattened honeycomb design a rip off of Bjark Ingel’s project in the Bahamas.

City Commissioner

Wow!!you are right!
It’s exactly the same!!!

Anonymous

it is close, but not a rip off. actually it does not pass the standard for copyright infringement for architectural works in that is is “different enough”. Actually it looks more similar to the Studio Gang project for the design district. But again, not similar enough.

Authorship is over rated in architecture considering that construction is a standardized practice by necessity. things get repeated all the time and it would actually be detrimental to society as a whole if that were not the case. Remember that the builder is as much an “author” of the project as the architect.

Unless of course you are an Ayn Rand fan

Anonymous

You should post more.

Anonymous

Ugh.

Anonymous

There is newly renovated office building 2 blocks north of here. It is completely empty. I don’t think this is best use for this location.

Anonymous

yeah I know exactly which one your talking about, or maybe the leasing company have ridiculous rates for office space.

Anonymous

5555 Biscayne

Anonymous

A miss opportunity to bring more residential lofts to the area.

Anonymous

Low income residents should have the right to live in Brickell to if they choose to. No area should be exclusively only for a certain income class. The government has an obligation to help provide or pay for affordable housing for people who otherwise can’t afford it and make it an inclusive neighborhood for all people.

The Big Surprise

Looks like crap.

Anonymous

I see a lot of discussion about affordable housing in these comments lately and i agree. Low income residents should have the right to live in Brickell to if they choose to. No area should be exclusively only for a certain income class. The government has an obligation to help provide or pay for affordable housing for people who otherwise can’t afford it and make it an inclusive neighborhood for all people.

The Big Surprise

That is just an ugly POS to look at. Might as well just keep the existing Motel in place.

Anonymous

Ugly

Anonymous

I agree.

Anonymous

A new project to be butchered by the MiMo association and the Morning Side residents association.
They would say: This building is over 30 feet high, it will bring traffic to the area, not to mention the architecture is not representative of what we want to see on Biscayne Boulevard, and all the typical objection the use to destroy any new building coming to corridor.

The Big Surprise

What a welcome relief. At least there are some people with common sense, right?

Anonymous

The height isn’t the issue. The issue is that a historic motel is being altered in a way which completely changes its character. I’m sorry if you don’t like historic architecture or historic preservation. But if you live anywhere near Historic Biscayne Boulevard, you should try to get used to it.

anon

The northern portion isn’t historic, that’s why it’s being knocked down. Only the southern part is historic and it is being restored

Marty T.

They need to get rid of the honeycomb facade it’s an unnecessary waste of money that could otherwise be used to build affordable or free housing for low income residents.

RustyTRUMPet

I see what ya did there.

Anonymous

Free housing??? Where???

Anonymous

it is only the year 2017. We need to keep building of those more cheap ugly poorly designed buildings.