New York-based SHVO has secured unanimous approval from the Miami Beach Planning Board for developing The Alton at 1656-1680 Alton Road in the heart of Miami Beach. Designed by Pritzker Laureate Lord Norman Foster and the team at Foster + Partners, in collaboration with local architect Kobi Karp, the six-story biophilic building will comprise 170,000 rentable square feet of office space, 17,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and five luxury residences, all strategically located at the intersection of Alton Road and the iconic Lincoln Road shopping district.
The resounding support by Miami Beach Planning Board members marks a milestone for ultra-luxury development, which will set the standard for innovative and premium workspaces, embodying a commitment to exceptional design and sustainability while seamlessly integrating art, architecture, and nature.
The Alton’s design is inspired by the lush climate and rich vegetation of Florida, blending elevated workplaces with native landscapes, and features over 300 feet of prime Alton Road exposure with grand terraced outdoor rooms and panoramic views. The property will be constructed to LEED GOLD standards, focusing on sustainability and well-being.
“This approval represents a significant milestone as we advance our mission of preserving and elevating Miami Beach’s architectural landscape,” said Michael Shvo, Chairman and CEO of SHVO. “We are proud to have assembled some of the world’s greatest visionaries, from Norman Foster to Peter Marino, to join us in this mission and pride ourselves on curating exceptional environments that meet the diverse needs of the people who work, live, build, and dream in them.”
The Alton is one of three anticipated Class-A office properties, totaling almost 400,000 square feet, being developed in Miami Beach by SHVO in collaboration with acclaimed architects Peter Marino Architect and Foster + Partners. Combined with the restoration and development of The Raleigh, the firm is investing over $2 billion in Miami Beach in partnership with Deutsche Finance America.
SHVO looks forward to presenting its plans for The Alton to Miami Beach’s Design Review Board for a final vote this October. Construction of The Alton is expected to commence in early 2024 if approved.