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Historic Preservation Board approves certificate of appropriateness for the partial demolition, reconstruction, alteration, renovation, and rehabilitation of an existing hotel complex, as well as the construction of a new 21 story residential structure. This approval includes the demolition of the Napoleon ballroom, where the Ed Sullivan performance took place
The building is designated as a contributing structure within the North Beach Resort Local Historic District. Click here to read the designation report
Applicant requests modifications to the 2003 approval, in order to convert the proposed 21-story residential building into a 21-story hotel. The application also proposes retention/reconstruction of the original historic Napoleon Ballroom, which had previously been approved for total demolition to accommodate additional parking
Owners apply for a modification to the plans that were already approved at the HPB in March 2013. Attached is a rendering of the prior approved plans, which includes the substantial rehabilitation of the Deauville and a change in use for the new tower, from residential to hotel. This application did not move forward to a hearing.
40-year recertification report was due but was not filed
Fire from unpermitted work in Deauville's electrical room closes hotel
Deauville receives "Unsafe Structure" violation. The violation provides 15 days to... resolve the issues caused by the fire and to obtain necessary permits for repairs
Deauville does not comply with the 15 day timeline with the violation
Owners apply for permit to replace damaged items
Permit is finalized without re-powering the building
The City of Miami Beach Planning Director and the City's Building Official determine the Property has fallen into a state of disrepair that jeopardizes the structural and architectural integrity of the Property
The City and Deauville hold an inspection at the Property pursuant to the Notice of Intent to Inspect.
At the October 8, 2018 inspection, the City confirms that the Property does not meet the required maintenance standards set forth in§ l l 8-532(g) of the City Code. The inspection photos are attached hereto as Composite Exhibit "D". 31. On October 11, 2018, the City notifies Deauville that the inspection confirmed that the Property did meet the minimum required maintenance standards set forth in § 118-532(g) of the City Code, and that the City would institute an action to avoid demolition by neglect unless the Deauville undertook meaningful action to place the Property in compliance with the established maintenance standard.
At its meeting on December 12, 2018 regarding the Unsafe Structures Case, the Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board upholds the recommendation of the City's Building Official and enters the following ruling:
a) The structure(s) are to be maintained secure, clean and sanitary, free of debris, overgrown grass or weeds and free of discoloration or graffiti.
b) A temporary electrical power permit must be applied for within thirty (30) days of the date of the ruling. …The building permit(s) to repair windows and for concrete spalding must be applied for within sixty (60) days after obtaining the temporary electrical permit…
c) A 40-Year Recertification Report shall be submitted within one hundred twenty (120) days from obtaining the temporary electrical permit….
A structural failure of the rear east facade results in the beach walk being closed on February 27, 2020 and reopened on March 27, 2020 after 120 feet of pedestrian scaffolding were installed
Miami Herald Article: ‘Get Back’: Concrete is falling from Miami Beach hotel where Beatles played, city says
MDPL launches petition to "Save the Deauville". As of June 6th, 2022, there have been 28,505 petition views, 1,474 petition signers, and 275 petition shares
MDPL Petition update invites signers to the Zoom event "Get Back: Saving the Deauville Hotel"
MDPL Presents "Get Back: Saving the Deauville" Zoom forum bringing together Beatles history experts Bob Kealing, Amy Hughes, Gary McKechnie, and Margot Winick, along with Commissioner Steve Meiner
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Commissioner Steve Meiner offers a resolution to pursue civil penalties against the Deauville. The resolution does not receive a second. City Attorney offers a resolution "to investigate and pursue any and all additional available enforcements and legal remedies..." Passes 6-1
City begins to issue $5,000 a day fines
Structural Condition Assessment Report issued by Deauville engineer Heather Anesta is provided to the city
In a late Friday afternoon Letter to Commission, City Manager Alina Hudak discloses the City received the Structural Assessment Report by Deauville engineer Heather Anesta on December 15, 2021. With a "heavy heart" the City Manager reveals that the Building Official will issue a demolition order upon verification of the "accuracy of the report"
City Manager Alina Hudak issues LTC to "update the City Commission and constituents on what actions are being taken by the City and what the next steps will likely include."
Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board holds a 2 hour discussion regarding the Deauville.
Miami Beach building official and staff conduct a field visit to evaluate conditions with a structural engineer that authored a report on the owners' behalf.
New York Times: Front page article about the plight of the Deauville
Miami Beach Commission meeting discussion on Deauville. The city directs the administration to ask the court to provide access to the building in order to have a truly independent structural assessment
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MDPL Petition update: Update 1/30/22
Miami Herald Article: Sunset Four teen's Beatles tribute near Deauville Miami Beach
MDPL files motion to intervene in City of Miami Beach vs Deauville
The Sunset 4 High School cover band celebrates the Beatles 48th anniversary of playing at The Deauville
Local 10 News segment: Rally to Save the Deauville
MDPL files appeal with the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals
First in-person meeting occurs since COVID shutdown for City of Miami Beach vs Deauville Associates. Judge Hanzman denies the city's motion to have a third-party structural engineer assess the property. Compares the Deauville to Champlain and threatens to hold the Mayor and Commission in contempt if they try to stop the demolition process.
MDPL Petition update: #SavetheDeauville Update 3/5/2022
Miami Herald Article: Judge slams Miami Beach for trying to ‘delay’ demolition of historic Deauville hotel
Miami Herald Article: Miami Beach issues demolition permit to take down historic Deauville
Miami Herald Article: Work begins to tear down Deauville hotel in Miami Beach
Miami Herald Article: Neighbors react as work begins to tear down Deauville hotel
Miami Herald Article: This isn’t the first Deauville hotel to be demolished in Miami Beach. There’s a history
MDPL Petition update: Tomorrow’s the big day at BORA, and here’s how you can participate!
Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals defers MDPL's appeal due to lack of quorum
Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals hears MDPL appeal of the Deauville Demolition. The Board upholds the demolition order and permit issues by the Miami Beach Building Official.
In an email to City Residents, Mayor Dan Gelber announces that Related Companies and Dolphin's owner, Steve Ross, intends to purchase the Deauville. In the same email, the Mayor also suggests that the Deauville is going to be demolished given the court proceedings and that he is going to ask the Commission to place an item on the ballot in November to give additional development flexibility to the new owner
MDPL issues its statement to Deauville Hotel Stakeholders , calling for an immediate meeting to discuss preservation alternatives for the site as well as asking for immediate shoring of the structure while it undergoes asbestos remediation. Click here to read the statement.
Miami Herald Article: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to buy Deauville hotel, plans luxury complex in Miami Beach
MDPL Petition update: The One-Two Punch
Commission Discussion on the item: https://miamibeachfl.new.swagit.com/videos/174532?ts=11491
Miami Herald article: Body-cam footage gives behind-the-scenes look at Deauville Beach Resort
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