Candidate Questionnaire: Group 3 Responses

The Miami Design Preservation League sent a questionnaire regarding preservation and development issues to all candidates for the Miami Beach November 2nd 2021 general election. We will be posting each set of responses to our blog and sharing those with our stakeholders. The Group 3 Commission candidate responses we received are listed below. Note: MDPL […]

Candidate Questionnaire: Group 1 Responses

The Miami Design Preservation League sent a questionnaire regarding preservation and development issues to all candidates for the Miami Beach November 2nd 2021 general election. We will be posting each set of responses to our blog and sharing those with our stakeholders. The Group 1 Commission candidate responses we received are listed below. Note: MDPL […]

Candidate Questionnaire: Mayoral Responses

The Miami Design Preservation League sent a questionnaire regarding preservation and development issues to all candidates for the Miami Beach November 2nd 2021 general election. We will be posting each set of responses to our blog and sharing those with our stakeholders. The Mayoral candidate responses we received are listed below. Note: MDPL is a […]

Our Positions at the October 12th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our positions below, highlighted in yellow. Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support for or opposition to that project.To review the complete Historic Preservation Board Agenda, including public participation information, visit the City of Miami Beach website: Click […]

Jewish Life in South Beach in the 70s

Before the city of Miami Beach became a hotspot for nightlife and celebrities, it was home to a massive Jewish retiree population. During the 1950s and 60s, Miami Beach’s Jewish population grew exponentially, up from just 16,000 before World War II. Many of them were former New Yorkers, often Holocaust survivors, that dreamed of retiring […]

Video: Lapidus Lecture 001 – Style & Legacy

On September 23rd, we held our first lecture in the series “Beauty and the Beach: Morris Lapidus and MiMo Architecture.” Our next Lapidus lecture is this Thursday, October 7th: Click here to register. Speaker Bios: Arleen Pabón PhD JD, Retired Professor, School of Architecture + Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University Arleen Pabon-Charneco holds a PhD […]

Year in Review 2020-2021

Highlights from the last year were shared at the MDPL Annual Meeting of voting members on September 1st, 2021, during which the 2021-2022 Board of Directors were sworn in. Thanks to all who have helped make this a memorable year for the League! Support our mission: become a member. 2021-2022 Board of Directors: Officers Jack […]

Our Positions at the September 13th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

MDPL’s Advocacy Committee has reviewed the following applications and offers our positions below, highlighted in yellow. [Please note, the lack of a position on a project does not indicate support for or opposition to that project.To review the complete Historic Preservation Board Agenda, including public participation information, visit the City of Miami Beach website: Click […]

MDPL’S Assistance to Condominium Owners to Request Official Records from their Condominium Associations

MDPL is providing a form for interested condominium unit owners or their authorized representatives to request an inspection of official records of their condominium associations pursuant to Florida Statute s. 718.111(12).  The purpose of the form is to provide a convenient way for unit owners to request to inspect official records of their condominium associations, […]

Our Positions at the July 13th 2021 Historic Preservation Board

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 […]

Building Recertification Resources

In light of the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Miami Design Preservation League’s Center for Resiliency & Sustainability has been communicating with various stakeholders and providing guidance regarding building recertification questions and resources. We share some resources below for your information. Questions, comments, feedback? Contact Us. Building Recertification Process The 40-year building recertification process is […]

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