Miami Beach condo project moves forward after developer cuts height by one-third

Miami Beach has approved plans for a luxury condo just east of 41st Street after the developer reduced the height by more than a third.

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The Miami Beach City Commission has approved Mast Capital’s plan to develop the 2.3-acre site at 4000 Alton Road into a luxury condo with maximum height of 85 feet and 175 units. The city’s planning board last summer rejected plans for at 140-foot tower at the site because of its proximity to a single-family neighborhood.

The site — once home to a Howard Johnson’s restaurant — is located near the eastern end of the Julia Tuttle Causeway adjacent to Talmudic University. It is just steps away from 41st Street offices and eateries — including neighborhood favorite Bagel Time — and St. Patrick’s School and Catholic Church. Mt. Sinai Medical Center is just across Alton Road.

Mast bought the bulk of the property more

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Fifield Cuts Height of Proposed Near North Side Condo Tower

125 W. Maple Street; the Gold Coast Galleria at 111 W. Maple St. in Chicago (Credit:: Google Maps)

125 W. Maple Street; the Gold Coast Galleria at 111 W. Maple St. in Chicago (Credit:: Google Maps)

Fifield Companies will chop 14 stories and 137 units off its proposed condominium tower on the Near North Side following complaints from the neighboring condo building.

The developer’s new plan calls for a 29-story tower instead of the 43-story building at 125 West Maple Street, Block Club reported. The new project makes it shorter than the Gold Coast Galleria condo building next door, at 111 West Maple Street.

But that has not appeased Galleria condo owners, who had wanted the Fifield project set back 60 to 80 feet from their building, according to the report. That did not happen, and the setback remains at just 20 feet.

Fifield’s revised proposal eliminates a third of its condo units and half the parking spaces, leaving 269 residences and 98 parking spots, according to the

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