Work Set To Begin At Urbanica’s New 209-Room Hotel In North Beach

Site work appears to be ready to begin on an 11-story hotel in North Beach being developed by Urbanica.

Urbanica The Beach is planned to include:

  • 209 hotel keys
  • Restaurant
  • 91 parking spaces

A Notice of Commencement was filed in May, stating that construction on the 11-story building was beginning.

Records show that a construction permit is also nearing approval, with Brickell Group Construction listed as the contractor.

Next door, plans will soon be revealed for an ultra-luxury hotel and residential project at the Deauville, developed by Stephen Ross’s Related Companies and designed by architect Frank Gehry.

Studio MC+G is the architect for Urbanica The Beach.

 


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AG from Baltimore (past MB resident)
1 month ago

Somnewhat surprised Ross didn’t purchased it and combine it with the Deauville property next door. Ultimately that would have been a better use of the land than this. Almost llooks like it’s a placeholder for something bigger and better in the future.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

to short

Still Melo fan
1 month ago

Wow. I was one of the first employees of Urbanica right before they opened their first hotel.
They were a family company and seemed clueless, a bit dodgy but “well connected”.
But somehow here we are. Nice growth with a prime location despite the horrendous design.

Latin Arch Lover
1 month ago

north beach blew it. waited too long on their urban planning and redevelopment study leaving a whole slew of good and needed projects in limbo and ultimately dying on the vine. and here we are 10-15 years later after the first north beach blue ribbon committee with the first real project in the area. they blew it. the development window is closed. pathetic

Zoning
1 month ago

The zoning in that area does not allow more than 11 floors. The buildings next door are higher since they are out of zoning.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How does one become “out” of zoning? Do you mean to say those buildings are grandfathered in from previous height limits, received TDR, or you just don’t know what you’re talking about and like blaming everything on zoning.

Tere
1 month ago

I think they paid the City. I am sure the Deauville oroject will not be 11 floors.

Sally-Ann Wiltshire
1 month ago

The offset balconies are a real turnoff. Looks weird.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep, lipstick on a big. I thought that was exclusively Arquitectonica’s thing, too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

pig*

Anonymous
1 month ago

Doesn’t everyone love big balconies? Especially tourists from up north? Many hotels have no balconies to enjoy the fresh air .

Anonymous
1 month ago

As the long night dragged on, so the designer clicked and dragged every other floor to bring forth to the world something monumental in its iconography.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

I know this hotel. We didn’t know much about it for a couple of years now and it looks like they are finally starting construction after a hiatus. This looks like it’s going to be a boutique hotel once it’s completed in either 2023, 2024, or 2025

Se me paró
1 month ago

Very cool design

Anonymous
1 month ago

You must be blind.

Hannf
29 days ago

You so obviously belong to the owning family!
This is not a cool design even for Argentina.