Preservation board endorses revised plan to build garage on top of historic church

Miami /
Mar.March 05, 2015 12:45 PM

Miami’s historic preservation board has given its blessing to developer Fifteen Group for its proposed rooftop garage suspended over the Christian Science church on Biscayne Boulevard.

Fifteen Group first approached the board a month ago with its plan: the developer would renovate the church, add in retail space and apply for a historic designation if it could build a garage on the roof and attach it to its planned condominium next door.

Initial renderings showed an imposing glass structure that overshadowed the church, leaving board members and preservationists less than enthusiastic about the plan.

The new plan shows a slimmer and taller garage seated further back from the church’s front facade, with a bigger gap between it and the roof. It would now sit 33 and 23 feet from the front and north sides, respectively, with a 14.5-foot gap between the roof and the garage, a publication reported.

The number of columns needed to support the structure has also been reduced from six to four, saving the church sanctuary’s dome, the Miami Herald reported.

The plan was devised by architects ADD Inc./Stantec and historic preservation expert Richard Heisenbottle, the newspaper reported.

Fifteen Group purchased the church and its lot for $14.3 million in November and set out to build a 46-story condominium tower on the sliver of land next to the church — which left no room for a separate parking lot or garage. [Miami Herald] — Sean Stewart-Muniz


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Vladislav Doronin (Credit: Gesi Schilling via Wikipedia)

Billionaire developer Doronin buys Fort Lauderdale assemblage for $63M

Billionaire developer Doronin buys Fort Lauderdale assemblage for $63M
Seth Wise, Co-CEO of The Altman Companies, Altís Ludlam Trail

Altman scores $55M construction loan for Ludlam Trail project

Altman scores $55M construction loan for Ludlam Trail project
Joseph Swedroe (Corcoran, iStock)

Corcoran agent in Miami loses job over “racist and fear-based” marketing

Corcoran agent in Miami loses job over “racist and fear-based” marketing
Vanessa Grout with Vladislav Doronin

Vanessa Grout leaves Ugo Colombo’s firm to lead OKO Group’s real estate arm

Vanessa Grout leaves Ugo Colombo’s firm to lead OKO Group’s real estate arm
Rendering of the project with Jon Paul Pérez (top) and Jorge Pérez 

Related switches gears on Terminal Island project, now plans low-rise offices

Related switches gears on Terminal Island project, now plans low-rise offices
Edgardo Defortuna and a rendering of La Playa de Varadero

Not stopping for the pandemic: Fortune, Château could launch Sunny Isles project by year-end

Not stopping for the pandemic: Fortune, Château could launch Sunny Isles project by year-end
Richard Branson (Credit: Virgin, Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Virgin Trains seeks $350M to build five stations in Miami-Dade

Virgin Trains seeks $350M to build five stations in Miami-Dade
Easton Group picks up land in Hialeah Gardens for $8M

Easton Group picks up land in Hialeah Gardens for $8M

Easton Group picks up land in Hialeah Gardens for $8M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...