Mast Capital and JV partner Rockpoint Group have filed plans with the Miami Beach Design Review Board for their proposed residential project at 3900-4000 Alton Road. The request is for design approval for an eight-storey building with 176 residential units ranging from studios to three bedrooms.
The project is moving forward after the Miami Beach Commission approved a unified development site that included the rezoning of a small parcel of surplus property purchased from FDOT and changes in setback requirements to give “more wiggle room” to the project. adjacent Talmudic University. Initially, Mast applied for approval to build a 290 foot tower and then reduce it to 140 feet. But given the permitted height of 85 feet at the site and the community’s significant setback, the developer dropped all height requests and offered the eight-story building within the current 85-foot limit. Last month Mast announced the joint venture with Rockpoint.
Attorney Michael Larkin, Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes, wrote in the Design Review Board (DRB) request that the design is a “modern curvilinear” tower with 176 units, “lots of amenities and covered parking” with “ two wings to the east and the west sides connected by a recessed central tower which breaks up the bulk of the building and directs the spacious pleasure deck towards the afternoon sun.
“For better access to the site, the applicant is proposing a new right-turn lane from the west part of State Road 907 / Alton Road, which will connect to an existing exit entrance located on the east side of Alton Road Larkin noted.
[T]The proposed design provides for pedestrian walkways that lead to the lobby level and downstairs to the bicycle storage room, which serve to encourage pedestrianism and multi-model transportation, ”according to Larkin’s letter to the DRB. “The pedestrian walkway and lobby level will be lush landscaped to protect the lobby level ramps and enhance the experience for pedestrians as they approach the building.”
The unit mix includes 28 studio units (550-600 square feet) and 148 one, two and three bedroom units ranging from 575 to 1,440 square feet. The average unit size is 910 square feet. The project includes 269 parking spaces, more than the 241 required.
No derogation or derogation is required.
“Overall, the design of the proposed curvilinear U-shaped building responds appropriately to the irregular shape of the project site and the harsh conditions with respect to the ‘island’ effect caused by the surrounding roads.” , wrote Larkin.
The building is designed by Arquitectonica. It’s on the DRB’s agenda for July. Application details are here.