Miami Beach is known for its exclusive resorts and high-end shopping centers. Yet, a workforce housing developer has plans for a four-story apartment complex for the Magic City. The proposed Morris Residences, named for architect Morris Lapidus, would comprise just over 28,000 square feet of new construction, offering 40 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.
They would range from 510 square feet to 720 square feet, available for those making up to 140 percent of the area median income (AMI). Rent would range from $2,710 to $3,251 a month, depending on the square footage.
Communal amenities would be located on the first floor, offering a small fitness center, business center, and an outdoor lounge. Plans also call for 24 underground parking spots. Scarsdale, the developer, acquired the .52-acre build site in 2021, along with an 88,419-square-foot building.
Scarsdale is working with Stone Soup Development on the venture. Miami-based Berenblum Busch Architects designed the project, with conceptual renderings showing a modern low-rise building. To get approved, Morris Residences must get the green light from the Miami Historic Preservation Board, as the venture’s located in the Palm View Historic District.
Morris Residences would be located at 1701 Jefferson Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, in Miami-Dade County.