The City of Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is considering applications for four new developments today at 6:30. The board meets at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive in Coconut Grove. As the South Florida Business Journal reported last week:
If approved there, the applications would need to pass two readings before the City Commission. These rezoning applications deal with the allowable height and density on the sites, not the specific building designs, which would go through a different approval process.
The four developments seeking variance approvals are:
Height/density variance for apartment building in the Arts & Entertainment District
Melo Group… wants to rezone the 1.22-acre site… at 1336, 1348 and 1366 N.E. 1st Ave., 50 and 58 N.E. 14th Street, plus 1335 N.E. Miami Court. Melo Group intends to build an apartment building with ground-floor commercial space…
The property’s current zoning of T6-24-A would permit a 22-story building of 518,000 square feet with 304 units. Rezoning Art Plaza LLC’s land to T6-24B would allow a 43-story building of 1.28 million square feet with 630 units, according to Escarra’s estimate.
Height variance for apartment building in Omni
Developers Damian Narvaez and Alex Karakhanian plan to build an apartment building in the Omni neighborhood.
Their co-owned company 2247 N.W. 17th Avenue LLC paid $6.6 million in May 2016 for the 43,262-square-foot site at 1900 N.E. Miami Court. It currently has a 50,317-square-foot building from 1923 that recently housed Aspira Charter School.
The developer seeks to rezone the property from T6-8 to T6-12, which would increase the permitted height from eight stories to 12 stories. The density would remain at 500 units per acre.
Rezoning requested for 1.33-acres MiMo site to allow more density
Todd Leoni manages the three companies 7000 Biscayne LLC, 7100 Biscayne LLC, and 7120 Biscayne that own the property. It covers 7000, 7010, 7020, 7030, 7100, and 7120 Biscayne Blvd. plus 565 N.E. 71st Street. The property currently has a three-story office building, two restaurants and a car wash.
The property is currently zoned T4 and T5. The proposed zoning of T6-8 would allow 85 units.
Density increase for mixed-use multifamily project in Allapattah
Luar Investments LLC, owned by Raul Rodriguez, owns the 44,442-square-foot site at 2950 N.W. 7th Ave., 720, 730, and 744 N.W. 30th Street, and 735 N.W. 29th Street. It currently has an 8,956-square-foot building that’s used by an ambulance company and the parking lot is utilized for ambulance parking to serve the nearby hospitals.
It’s currently zoned T4 with 36 units per acre. The developer wants it rezoned to T5 with 65 units per acre. This would allow about 48 units on the site.