A new 63-story, mixed-use residential, commercial and apartment hotel building is coming to Miami Worldcenter.
PMG 11th Street Developers Group LLC plan the condo hotel with 427 units, and about 42,000 square feet of commercial space, at 20 NE 11th St.
The project, E11EVEN Hotel & Residences, was recommended for approval by the city’s Urban Development Review Board.
Miami Worldcenter is a large mixed-use development under construction led by principals Arthur Falcone and Nitin Motwani, spanning several blocks in the Park West neighborhood.
Attorney Javier F. Aviñó, representing the developer, said the property is within the T6-60A-O transect zone in downtown Miami. The immediate surrounding context is characterized primarily by commercial and major entertainment uses.
“The proposed Project will complement this urban neighborhood through the introduction of a more robust residential base in addition to a unique mix of hotel, commercial, and retail uses within the building that will serve residents and visitors alike.
“The proposed Project will strengthen the dense, mixed-use, and walkable nature of Downtown Miami in furtherance of the goals of Miami 21 (zoning),” wrote Mr. Aviñó.
He said the project requires two warrants or special permission.
A warrant is required for any new construction within Miami Worldcenter.
“As indicated in more detail on the plans, a very small section along the southern boundary of the Property falls within the Miami Worldcenter overlay. Therefore, a Warrant is required for new construction of the Project,” wrote Mr. Aviñó.
Also, micro dwelling units are permitted by process of warrant within the T6 Transect where a project is within a TOD (Transit Oriented Development) area.
“The Project is located within a TOD area and … the Project currently contains 174 micro dwelling units. The proposed micro dwelling units will increase density within Miami’s urban core and improve access to transit, in furtherance of the goals and intent of Miami 21,” he wrote.
The developer is requesting waivers from Miami 21, including to permit:
■A 10% increase in permitted lot coverage, from 80% to 88%.
■Principal setbacks above the eighth story reduced by up to 10%, and side setbacks above the eighth story.
■One commercial loading berth substituted for two residential loading berths.
■Landscaped open space.
■Drive aisle widths reduced by up to 10%.
■Up to a 30% reduction in required parking.
■Vehicular entries on principal frontage.
The project has a pool and bar area, two restaurants and a ballroom. There are also to be a gym and spa, and more than 400 bicycle spaces.
The development site is across the street from E11EVEN nightclub. The board was told partners in the club are associated with this condo hotel project.
Board member Anthony Tzamtzis commended the development team, including Sieger Suarez Architects.
“Well executed architecture, as usual,” he said.
Mr. Tzamtzis called it “a very interesting building, well-articulated.”