Catch restaurant, Sunset Harbour mixed-use project head for design approval
Miami Beach board to consider approving both projects on Tuesday
Developers of a South of Fifth seafood restaurant and a planned Sunset Harbour mixed-use project are aiming to reel in design approvals from the city of Miami Beach next week.
On Tuesday, the Miami Beach Design Review Board will consider approving a renovation plan by New York-based Catch Hospitality Group. It is proposing a South Beach outpost in a commercial building at 200 South Pointe Drive, adjacent to the Continuum on South Beach. The board will also take up variance requests from an investment group led by Wayne Boich for a proposed five-story building that will be a mix of offices and restaurants at 1920 Alton Road.
Catch Hospitality, led by Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Tilman Fertitta, is proposing to renovate the ground-floor entrance and the rooftop terrace of the two-story building, according to a Feb. 6 letter of intent. The restaurant operators and their landlord, Miami-based Black Lion Investment Group, are seeking approval to add more planters, a water feature, a trellis and entry arches made out of aluminum to the front facade.
The plans show the entrance would be moved closer to South Pointe Drive to create a shorter travel distance between a car valet stand and the proposed restaurant, the letter of intent states. The renovation is being designed by Miami-based Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design.
On the rooftop, Catch Hospitality wants permission to replace an existing trellis with a new one that is retractable, as well as retractable awnings above the building’s east and west facades.
Catch Hospitality estimates the improvements will cost $1.3 million, the letter of intent states. An affiliate of Black Lion, led by Robert Rivani, paid $11.5 million for the 12,000-square-foot building last year. The retail and restaurant-focused firm signed Catch as a tenant shortly after closing on the property.
Catch has restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Aspen, Colorado.
1920 Alton Road
Boich, CEO of Miami Beach-based Boich Investment Group, teamed up with SL Green’s Andrew Mathias and Related Companies’ Bruce Beal Jr. to develop the Sunset Harbour project. The five-story building is planned to span more than 50,000 square feet.
Designed by San Francisco-based Gensler, the proposed building will have 25,223 square feet of office space, and roughly 8,284 square feet of restaurant space at the ground level, split between two tenants. It will also have three condo units totaling 13,271 square feet, according to an Oct. 10 letter of intent. The project will also have a garage.
The joint venture is seeking three variances that would grant Boich and his partners a height increase of three feet for the entire building, a ceiling height of 11 feet from the ground on the first floor, and two off-street loading parking spaces instead of three as required by city code, the letter of intent states.
The proposed site currently has a building that is leased to a Pura Vida restaurant and an Anatomy gym. The developers plan to demolish the building. A Boich affiliate paid $21.3 million for the property last year.