Historic Preservation Board Will Hold Hearings with Votes for First Time Since March

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Historic Preservation Board Will Hold Hearings with Votes for First Time Since March:

Backlog of applications makes for ambitious agenda

The Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board this week will hold full hearings and votes on projects for the first time since COVID-19 forced the April and May meetings to be virtual, discussion-only events and, due to the backlog, the agenda is ambitious.

The full agenda, with details on individual items, is here.

Note: Because of the number of applications that have accumulated in the past two months, those that are later on the agenda may not be heard this month due to time constraints.

Highlights include:


Urbanica the Beach Hotel, 6747 Collins Avenue: This project is back after architects addressed concerns expressed by the Board in March including changes to the pedestrian entrance to the garage and design of a stairway along Collins Avenue providing access to the first floor of the hotel. Story here.

Rendering: Studio MCG Architecture


Sanctuary Hotel: Jorge Savloff and Marcelo Tenenbaum, creators of the Blue Road Hotel brand, are proposing a new five-story hotel with 90 rooms and a rooftop pool deck at 1735-1745 James Avenue.

Rendering: Revuelta Architecture


Generator, a “luxury hostel” with shared and private rooms, wants to expand its location at 3120 Collins Avenue by demolishing an existing garage and constructing a new detached 5-story structure containing 19 new hotel units and a bar with outdoor seating on the ground level. 

Rendering: STA Architectural Group

Because restrictions are still in place regarding social distancing, in order to have what are known as quasi-judicial hearings at which members of the public can provide testimony, arrangements have been made for anyone without access to a computer to provide testimony using a computer at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Here’s how to participate:

Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82972053964
Or via telephone: 929.205.6099 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID: 82972053964#

Members of the public wishing to speak on an item during the meeting: 
Click the “raise hand” icon on Zoom or
If calling in via telephone, press *9 

If you do not have access to a computer and want to provide testimony and/or submit evidence in support of or in opposition to an item scheduled to be heard, you may appear in-person at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Washington Avenue entrance, Art Deco Room 229, where access to a computer will be provided


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