The Miami Beach Commission met on November 14th. The two land use items most discussed and debated were the 500 – 700 Alton Road development and the North Beach Town Center. Both items passed first reading and are moving forward. Important to note, I voted to prohibit hostels and hotels in the 500 – 700 Alton Road project. Moreover, the Commission prohibited short-term rentals. The project will move forward with more height, will deliver a 3-acre park as a public amenity and there will not be an ‘out-of-scale’ hotel at the entrance to our City. The North Beach Town Center moved forward with additional staggered height but an improved design for a development intended to catalyze a renaissance in North Beach. Stay tuned!
The holidays are upon us and we have many wonderful events to look forward to in Miami Beach. This weekend, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and others will be in town for the Sports Celebrity Match. Thanksgiving weekend will feature White Party Week with varied events both in Miami and Miami Beach. Art Basel Week kicks-off on Tuesday, December 4th. I hope to see you at one or more of these upcoming events. I am especially thankful and happy that my mom Sandra Page Millard will be in town for Thanksgiving!
From my family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and, as always, please feel free to reach out to me or Diana on any item in which we may be of assistance.
Until the next update your friend,