Applications have been submitted for the construction of a 4-story residential building at 1144 Marseille Drive in the Normandy Isle Historic District of Miami Beach. Located in between Rue Versailles Drive to the east and Rue Notre Dame to the west, the interior lot is located near the 71st Street bridge that crosses into the Atlantic Heights district. The Housing Authority Of The City Of Miami Beach is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The proposed 45-foot-tall development will yield 20,300 square feet, with 16,160 designated for residential space and 4,140 square feet for the 12-vehicle parking component and landscaped open area. The structure will contain 22 Affordable Workforce Housing units, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 734 square feet. The building is set to rise on a 2 vacant lot of with a combined floor area of 13,250 square feet, specifically lots 16 and 17 on block 9 which is primarily zoned under 3900 MULTI-FAMILY – 38-62 U/A.
The architectural firm and preparer of the applications is Rony J. Mateu of Mateu Architecture, who claims the design of the project is in tune and correlation with the surrounding aesthetic of the historic district. “The design of the 16,160 square foot building as allowed by zoning is rendered in a modem, simple and straightforward expression, similar to many of the existing 2, 3 and 4 story buildings in the entire neighborhood. This new building will take its place and be a contributor to the other notable ‘Moderne’, ‘Mimo’ and ‘Art Deco’ projects that have made Miami Beach architecture well known world wide”, says Mateu. “The Eleven44 adds an exciting new, modern contributor to the existing eclectic fabric of Marseille Drive”.
The meeting date for the review of the application, which is requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness, is scheduled for June 15, 2021.