Our Positions at the July 13th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

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MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our positions below. Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support for or opposition to that project.

To review the Historic Preservation Board Agenda, including public participation information: click here.

CONTINUED ITEMS

HPB19-0352, 1116 Ocean Drive, formerly the Versace Mansion

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An application has been filed requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the introduction of a glass elevator structure within the courtyard of the building.

MDPL Position: We support the proposal in accordance with the City of Miami Beach’s staff report recommendations.

HPB20-0440 AKA HPB20-0380, 550 Washington Avenue, Paris Theater

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An application has been filed requesting modifications to a previously issued Certificate of Appropriateness for the partial demolition and renovation of the existing building including the construction of attached additions and modifications to original public interior spaces and a variance to exceed the maximum permitted building height. Specifically, the applicant is requesting to modify a condition of the final order to allow for the introduction of new signage on the vertical feature along Washington Avenue, a Certificate of Appropriateness for modifications to the marquee and a variance to exceed the maximum permitted size for signage.

MDPL Position: We oppose the replacement of the historic PARIS sign with a new, larger QUEEN sign. We do not believe this is consistent with the original design of the building. We also request that the patron entry on the west side facing Flamingo Park residential neighborhood be prohibited. The Paris sign may not be original, but it has been in place for decades – far longer than the original sign – and demonstrates an element of our historic continuum worthy of preservation

NEW APPLICATIONS

HPB21-0462, 326 Meridian Avenue

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An application has been filed requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the partial demolition and renovation of the existing rear accessory structure including the construction of a 1-story rooftop addition.

MDPL Position: We support the proposal in accordance with the City of Miami Beach’s staff report recommendations..

HPB21-0464, 1506 Collins Avenue

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An application has been filed requesting to change the classification of the existing building from Non-Contributing to Contributing in the City’s Historic Properties Database.

MDPL Position: We support the reclassification of the building to Contributing in accordance with the City of Miami Beach’s staff report recommendations. In addition, we continue to encourage further reclassification of buildings within the historic districts, particularly MiMo buildings that may not have been listed as contributing at the time of original classification due to their age at the time.

HPB21-0465, 360 Meridian Avenue

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An application has been filed requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness for modifications to the north façade of the Non-Contributing multifamily building

MDPL Position: We support the proposal in accordance with the City of Miami Beach’s staff report recommendations.

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