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Symphony Park Hotel Proposed In South Beach, Designed By French Architect

Sobe Center, LLC has filed plans to demolish and replace a South Beach Citibank with a hotel designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti.

The proposal includes 150 hotel rooms, with 122 mechanical parking spaces. There will also be ground floor retail and restaurant, and a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant.

New World Symphony and Soundscape Park are across the street, with Lincoln Road a block away. On the opposite corners are the Temple Emanu-El synagogue, Jackie Gleason Theater, and Convention Center.

A variance to allow the building height of eight stories (instead of seven permitted) and 83 feet (instead of 80 permitted) will be needed. Other variances including setback requirements will be needed.

Miami Beach’s Planning Board will review the proposal on June 26 since it exceeds 50,000 square feet and uses mechanical parking.

Jacques Chahine’s Credus I Corporation is listed as a 50% partner, with the other half managed by Ronald and Richard Finvarb.

Previously150-Room Hotel Planned Near Lincoln Road

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Anonymous

Beautiful

Anonymous

Do it!

Anonymous

Maybe grant the height variance in return for closing the curb cut on Washington.

Also, I’d look at better hiding the parking. The screening screams “parking garage.”

Anonymous

Incredible, asking for a variance of just one story and it seems like Miami Beach has to call for a meeting and vote of Congress to approve it.

Anonymous

They could have built within the zoning code.

Anonymous

Explain…..

TheBigP

I think it will complement the New World Soundscape Park across the street. The Washington side of Collins is basically low/mid-rise.

It does have a stubby look due to ten long-lateral design. But just right when in the park.

Anonymous

Better than what is there now.

Anonymous

Room 607 gets no balcony.

Anonymous

Weird………

Anonymous

Agree, they should build a Spanish revival townhouses complex.

Anonymous

I don’t hate the architecture, but it seems too squat. If only more height was allowed, maybe via TDR from landmarks. This isn’t bloody Paris, and it’s not going to turn into Dubai.

Anonymous

What’s with you height people? Stay on the mainland.

Anonymous

What’s with you short people? Stay on the farm.

Anonymous

Yeah
Really

ILoveMiami

Lol. The world is full of critics.

Anonymous

Funny when there’s tall buildings literally a couple blocks away. The building is a blob unless the height is increased or massing is broken up.

Anonymous

Are you from the gateway asshole alliance??

Anonymous

ugly

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Its a beautiful building! Stawp it…

Anonymous

LMAO

suomynona

I agree. Nothing remarkable – whatsoever – about it.

Anonymous

Hotel architecture should be remarkable?

Suomynona

Nobody said that.

But the people calling it “beautiful” are full of carp*.