Ocean Terrace Historic District of North Beach
In 2016, the City of Miami Beach commission approved new zoning for the Ocean Terrace district to encourage developers to preserve historic buildings by increasing the maximum height of 235 feet for residential and 125 feet for hotels in this section of North Beach oceanfront. As part of the Ocean Terrace Holdings redevelopment team, R.J. Heisenbottle Architects and Revuelta Architecture International were commissioned to design the site plan for the Ocean Terrace Redevelopment project. This plan includes the restoration and adaptive reuse of older hotel and retail buildings while preserving historic facades of the buildings along Ocean Terrace and Collins Avenue.
The Days Inn and Ocean Surf hotels will be combined and be called the Broadmoor with new amenities including a restaurant/bar, meeting rooms, a fitness room, a spa, a rooftop lounge, and a pool with a bar. The project also includes retail and restaurant space of 15,000 and 3,000 on Collins Avenue and Ocean Terrace, respectively. There also would be restaurants with sidewalk seating on Ocean Terrace and a mid-block internal public plaza with a breezeway from Collins Avenue to Ocean Terrace. There would be a parking structure set back from Collins Avenue with “green screens” to block its view from the street. The developer wants to build a 58-unit residential building, with units ranging from 1to 3 bedrooms with amenities such as a pool, salon, outdoor barbecue and a fitness room. The 235-foot condo tower would be in the middle of the block, set back from both streets.