Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board approved project for east side of 600 block
By James Teeple
The first new large-scale development in years on Washington Avenue got a strong endorsement from the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board on Tuesday.
Board members approved a plan for the demolition and restoration of five existing structures, the total demolition of three structures and the construction of a new seven-story hotel that will have 312 units averaging 175 square feet, targeting travelers seeking smaller hotel rooms in dense urban environments.
The project between 601-685 Washington Avenue takes up the entire east side of the street and is being developed in a partnership between Miami Beach developer Andrew Joblon of Washington Squared LLC, and New York-based Imperial Companies.
The hotel, designed by New York-based architect Morris Adjmi with Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) as the local registered architects, will have a tower setback from the street with extensive landscaping. Adjmi told board members that his design team looked at numerous examples of Art Deco design and architecture for the new building and that a large portal he had originally planned for the main entranceway would be scaled back so that it would not compete with storefronts along Washington Avenue.
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