A new, 100-room Hyatt hotel is heading to Miami Beach. The city’s Historic Preservation Board signed off on a plan to tear down the rear of the Tropical Gardens apartment building at 1600 Collins Avenue. The front part of the building, however, is expected to remain intact.
Construction is beginning soon on the 10-story structure, which architect Kobi Karp designed.
The owners of a nearby hotel called Berkeley Shores pitched a similar demolition plan. The Historic Preservation Board passed on it twice. The architect, ADD Inc., is working on a revised design to propose to the board in November. [exMiami] — Mark Maurer