After discussions that went late into the night, the Miami Beach city commissioners made two moves Wednesday that will impact the Belle Isle area:
– They approved new rules for hotel parking in historic districts, reducing the requirement to a half space for every hotel room — up to 100 rooms. Because commissioners included a proposed hotel development at 17th Street and West Avenue in the area affected by the change, the proposed 116-room Marriott Residence Inn won’t need parking relief. The vote was 6-1, with Mayor Matty Bower opposed.
– After nearly four hours of debate, they asked the city’s Design Review Board to reconsider its approval of a development called the Palau at Sunset Harbour. Backed by the Roy Disney family, Palau includes 50 condo units and more than 11,000 square feet of retail space designed by local architect Kobi Karp on the site of the old Mark’s Quality Cleaners and stalled Cypress Bay project at the entrance to two of the four the Sunset Islands.
Read more at the Belle Isle Blog.