Renderings Released Of New Park At 500 Alton In South Beach After Developer Applies For Construction Permit

Crescent Heights has uploaded new renderings of a public park and retail building they are building at 500 and 600 Alton Road, as part of a deal to build what could become the tallest tower in Miami Beach.

On November 26, the developer applied for a construction permit to build the park, according to city records.

Terra Group is partnering with Crescent Heights on the project.

Crescent Heights was given approval to build a tall tower on the site in exchange for promising to build the park.

The 3-acre park will include a tot lot, dog park, and green space. It will also be connected to the baywalk and beachwalk by an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Completion of the new park is scheduled for 2021, according to a letter from Mayor Dan Gelber sent to residents earlier this year.

There will be 15,000 square feet of commercial space, the Crescent Heights website states. A high rise on the site will include 410 residential units.

The residential tower will be known as Park on Fifth, and could become the tallest building in all of Miami Beach. Last month, the developer filed plans with the Federal Aviation Administration to build the 44-story tower at 553 feet above ground.

 

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Anonymous

Great neighborhood getting better… Walking paradise.

Magazine

Unfortunately, this neighborhood is becoming no-man’s land, largely due to these three blocks being abandoned and empty. The neighborhood absolutely needs this, and I cross my fingers this doesn’t get delayed further.

The city challenging the FAR stuff could shelve this project for years.

Anonymous

The City needed the apartments which would have brought life + full time residents to the neighborhood. Instead you’re getting an empty tower + giant parking podium which will further isolate. As seen by recent closing of a restaurant on West Ave – people all year round are needed.

Anonymous

I live there and see people all year round. Restaurants open and close every day.

Magazine

I agree, but there are plenty of other areas on West Avenue that can be used to increase the types of apartments you are referring to. I would certainly welcome that. The east side of West Avenue can all be improved.

Anonymous

Looks great and I checked old renderings and seems to match the proposed design which is really refreshing to see. Looking forward to this park!

Anonymous

What will you be able to do at it?

I would rather spend my time on the beach.

Anonymous

Well for one thing it has a dog park, now you may not have one, but for those of us who do, it is great to have something like this being built so close to where we live. I will be there with my two pups a few times a week that’s for sure.

Anonymous

woof woof

Anonymous

Gee, a giant doggy toilet. I would rather get my rocks off watching babes in string bikinis on the beach than watching dogs poop.

Anonymous

This is just strategy to get the City to drop it’s appeal of the board of adjustment ruling on FAR. #RussellGetsHisWay

Anonymous

FYI as we speak the Mayor/Commission are in a private session with the City Attorney likely drafting up a settlement where Russell gets everything he wants + more.

He knew this was in the bag.

Anonymous

Can you elaborate on the FAR ruling?

Anonymous

Bring back the 7/11!!

Anonymous

Bring back Wolfie’s and Royal Castle!

Anonymous

Ditch the parking lot for the retail + use the parking lot at the tower and we have a deal.

Anonymous

Sounds like the deal is already done.