New renderings of the 44-story condominium to be built on Alton Road
Miami Beach’s Planning Board just voted in favor to build a condo on 500 Alton Road planned by Crescent Heights. To move forward the project still needs four separate votes, including two commission votes.
The 44-story condominium tower, or 484 feet, will feature 410 luxury units with 15,000 square feet of retail area. Since the building will be much taller than the city’s allowance, as part of the deal, Crescent Heights will also build a 3-acre park with an elevated pedestrian path, plus a pedestrian overpass between South of Fifth, Alton Road and MacArthur Causeway.
The mayor Dan Gelber supported the taller design, promoting its benefits, such as bypassing a “wall-effect” on West Avenue. “I think the newly proposed tower is within the scale of the neighborhood and slim enough to preserve view corridors,” Gelber wrote. “Because a tall tower overlooking a beautiful park will likely attract non-resident investors, it is likely many of the units would have sporadic or part-time tenants, thus decreasing congestion,” added him back in August.