Miami Beach

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach Receives TCO

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach has received its temporary certificate of occupancy on the building next to Surprise Lake.

The building has 111 residential units with pricing from $2 million to $40 million.

Previous construction photos of the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach can be viewed here.

Urbanica Management LLC Purchases Miami Beach Site For $40M

6747 Collins Avenue Site In Red

Urbanica Management LLC has purchased a 1 acre site in Miami Beach located at 6747 Collins Avenue for $40 million, according to The SFBJ.

The vacant property was sold by China City Construction Company.

Urbanica Hotel plan on building a 20 story hotel with 200 rooms and beginning construction at the end of next year.

The Bentley Hotel On Ocean Drive Sold For $28M

The Bentley Hotel Ocean Drive

The Bentley Hotel Ocean Drive

The Bentley Hotel located at 510 Ocean Drive has been sold for $28 million, according to The Real Deal.

The building was sold by JKR Bentley Holdings LLC and purchased by Ocean & 5th Commericial LLC.

The 3 story Art Deco style hotel was built in 1939 and designed by John & Coulton Skinner.

In 1980, there was a Sanchez Restaurant on the ground level that has now become a TGIF Friday’s Restaurant.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach Getting Closer To Completion

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach is getting closer to completion as the final touches are being done on the building.

A year ago, the building was still progressing as the glass was being installed and painting starting on the exterior.

Previous construction photos of The Ritz-Carlton Residences can be viewed here.

TBT - Ocean Drive, South Beach in 1980 - Before & After

TBT (April 23, 2015) - Ocean Drive 39 years ago was very quiet compared to Ocean Drive in 2015. A CVS has now opened at 728 Ocean Drive and where Scarface was filmed.

The photo on the top left is what Ocean Drive looked liked in 1980. South Beach was a quiet area were many retirees lived including the buildings in the photos. The Art Deco buildings were falling into disrepair and the public was calling on the city to demolish them. Fast forward 35 years later and Ocean Drive is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. The Art Deco buildings were saved and Ocean Drive is now lined with restaurants and palm trees. 

South Shore Hospital Imploded in Miami Beach To Make Way For Park on Fifth Tower

Built in 1968, the 10 story South Shore Hospital at 630 Alton Road was imploded yesterday after more than a decade sitting abandoned.

Replacing the building will be the 44 story Park on Fifth that will rise 519 feet and will be developed by Crescent Heights and Terra Group. A 3 acre park will be built on the North part of the site along with 15,000 square feet of retail.

The park will be completed by the Summer of 2020 and construction on Park on Fifth will take about 32 months.